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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651246/development-of-a-perfusion-platform-for-dynamic-cultivation-of-in-vitro-skin-models
#1
Kay Strüver, Wolfgang Friess, Sarah Hedtrich
Reconstructed skin models are suitable test systems for toxicity testing and for basic investigations on (patho-)physiological aspects of human skin. Reconstructed human skin, however, has clear limitations such as the lack of immune cells and a significantly weaker skin barrier function compared to native human skin. Potential reasons for the latter might be the lack of mechanical forces during skin model cultivation which is performed classically in static well-plate setups. Mechanical forces and shear stress have a major impact on tissue formation and, hence, tissue engineering...
June 27, 2017: Skin Pharmacology and Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650927/dexamethasone-prevents-lipopolysaccharide-induced-epithelial-barrier-dysfunction-in-rat-ileum
#2
Aline Barbosa Ribeiro, Humberto Giusti, Ana Paula Trevelin Souza, Celso Rodrigues Franci, Rafael Simone Saia
Inflammatory mediators have been postulated as elementary inducing factors to the disruption of the intestinal tight junctions (TJ) and consequently, gut permeability and bacterial translocation. Corticosteroids are considered the mainstay in the treatment of septic shock; however the impact of this therapy on the intestinal epithelial barrier dysfunction during septic shock remains unknown. Our aims were to demonstrate the role of low dexamethasone (DEX) doses in modulation of the inflammatory response, as well as the expression and the arrangement of TJ proteins in endotoxemic rats...
June 23, 2017: Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642978/ectopic-delivery-of-mir-200c-diminishes-hepatitis-c-virus-infectivity-through-transcriptional-and-translational-repression-of-occludin
#3
Dalia S Elhelw, Sarah E Riad, Heba Shawer, Nada El-Ekiaby, Ayman Salah, Abdelrahman Zekri, Asma Amleh, Gamal Esmat, Ahmed Ihab Abdelaziz
Occludin (OCLN) is an essential factor for HCV entry through interacting with other surface receptors. The aim of this study was to investigate the epigenetic regulation of Occludin expression and to study its impact on viral infectivity. microRNAs expression was assessed using qRT-PCR, while OCLN protein expression was investigated by indirect immunofluorescence and Western blotting. Viral infectivity was assessed by measuring viral-load using qRT-PCR. In silico analysis predicted that miR-200c targeted the OCLN 3'UTR, which was further experimentally confirmed...
June 22, 2017: Archives of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633193/trictide-a-tricellulin-derived-peptide-to-overcome-cellular-barriers
#4
Jimmi Cording, Basak Arslan, Christian Staat, Sophie Dithmer, Susanne M Krug, Anneliese Krüger, Philipp Berndt, Ramona Günther, Lars Winkler, Ingolf E Blasig, Reiner F Haseloff
The majority of tight junction (TJ) proteins restrict the paracellular permeation of solutes via their extracellular loops (ECLs). Tricellulin tightens tricellular TJs (tTJs) and regulates bicellular TJ (bTJ) proteins. We demonstrate that the addition of recombinantly produced extracellular loop 2 (ECL2) of tricellulin opens cellular barriers. The peptidomimetic trictide, a synthetic peptide derived from tricellulin ECL2, increases the passage of ions, as well as of small and larger molecules up to 10 kDa, between 16 and 30 h after application to human epithelial colorectal adenocarcinoma cell line 2...
June 20, 2017: Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630461/antrodia-cinnamomea-reduces-obesity-and-modulates-the-gut-microbiota-in-high-fat-diet-fed-mice
#5
C-J Chang, C-C Lu, C-S Lin, J Martel, Y-F Ko, D M Ojcius, T-R Wu, Y-H Tsai, T-S Yeh, J-J Lu, H-C Lai, J D Young
BACKGROUND: Obesity is associated with gut microbiota dysbiosis, disrupted intestinal barrier and chronic inflammation. Given the high and increasing prevalence of obesity worldwide, anti-obesity treatments that are safe, effective and widely available would be beneficial. We examined whether the medicinal mushroom Antrodia cinnamomea may reduce obesity in mice fed with a high-fat diet (HFD). METHODS: Male C57BL/6J mice were fed a HFD for eight weeks to induce obesity and chronic inflammation...
June 20, 2017: International Journal of Obesity: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625872/decreased-enteritis-resistance-ability-by-dietary-low-or-excess-levels-of%C3%A2-lipids-through-impairing-the-intestinal-physical-and-immune-barriers-function-of-young-grass-carp-ctenopharyngodon-idella
#6
Lin Feng, Pei-Jun Ni, Wei-Dan Jiang, Pei Wu, Yang Liu, Jun Jiang, Sheng-Yao Kuang, Ling Tang, Wu-Neng Tang, Yong-An Zhang, Xu Tang, He-Qun Shi, Xiao-Qiu Zhou
The current study explores the hypothesis that low or excess levels of lipids decrease the enteritis resistance ability through impairing the intestinal physical and immune barrier function of young grass carp (Ctenopharyngodon idella). A total of 540 young grass carp with an average initial weight of 261.41 ± 0.53 g were fed diets containing six graded levels of lipids at 5.9, 21.4, 36.0, 50.2, 66.6 and 80.1 g/kg for 8 weeks. After that, a challenge trial was conducted by injection of Aeromonas hydrophila over 2 weeks...
June 16, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625129/triamcinolone-acetonide-suppresses-inflammation-and-facilitates-vascular-barrier-function-in-human-retinal-microvascular-endothelial-cells
#7
Shunsuke Imai, Tomohiro Otsuka, Akira Naito, Masamitsu Shimazawa, Hideaki Hara
BACKGROUND: Diabetic macular edema (DME) is resulted from the retinal microvascular leakage that accompanies the breakdown of blood-retinal barrier. Triamcinolone acetonide (TA) is a therapeutic agent for DME, but since the detailed mechanism of action of TA is not known, part of its action was examined. METHODS: In vitro model to enhance the permeability of human retinal microvascular endothelial cells (HRMECs) was constructed by using DME-related cytokines such as vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α), and interleukin-1β (IL-1β)...
June 18, 2017: Current Neurovascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619151/effects-of-vitamin-d-and-its-metabolites-on-cell-viability-and-staphylococcus-aureus-invasion-into-bovine-mammary-epithelial-cells
#8
Yuan Yue, Lone Hymøller, Søren K Jensen, Charlotte Lauridsen, Stig Purup
Vitamin D has been found have various biological effects that may be potent in preventing bovine mastitis. Two forms of vitamin D, vitamin D2 (D2) and vitamin D3 (D3), can be hydroxylated to functional metabolites in cattle. The objectives of the present study were to investigate the potential of vitamin D compounds for controlling bovine mastitis using in vitro cell models, and to compare the differences between D2 and D3 compounds. Results showed that D2 compounds have comparable effects to their D3 analogues on inhibiting MAC-T cell viability in vitro...
May 2017: Veterinary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617990/cell-specific-diversity-in-the-expression-and-organization-of-cytoplasmic-plaque-proteins-of-apical-junctions
#9
Ekaterina Vasileva, Sophie Sluysmans, Marie-Luce Bochaton-Piallat, Sandra Citi
Tight and adherens junctions play critical roles in the barrier, adhesion, and signaling functions of epithelial and endothelial cells. How the molecular organization of these junctions is tuned to the widely diverse physiological requirements of each tissue type is not well understood. Here, we address this question by examining the expression, localization, and interactions of major cytoplasmic plaque proteins of tight and adherens junctions in different cultured epithelial and endothelial cell lines. Immunoblotting and immunofluorescence analyses show that the expression profiles of cingulin, paracingulin, ZO-1, ZO-2, ZO-3, PLEKHA7, afadin, PDZD11, p120-catenin, and α-catenin, as well as the transmembrane junctional proteins occludin, E-cadherin, and VE-cadherin, are significantly diverse when comparing kidney cells (MDCK, mCCD), keratinocytes (HaCaT), lung carcinoma (A427, A549), and endothelium-derived cells (bEnd...
June 15, 2017: Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610850/dietary-myo-inositol-deficiency-decreased-the-growth-performances-and-impaired-intestinal-physical-barrier-function-partly-relating-to-nrf2-jnk-e2f4-and-mlck-signaling-in-young-grass-carp-ctenopharyngodon-idella
#10
Shuang-An Li, Wei-Dan Jiang, Lin Feng, Yang Liu, Pei Wu, Jun Jiang, Sheng-Yao Kuang, Ling Tang, Wu-Neng Tang, Yong-An Zhang, Xu Tang, He-Qun Shi, Xiao-Qiu Zhou
In this study, we investigated the effects of dietary myo-inositol on the growth and intestinal physical barrier functions of young grass carp (Ctenopharyngodon idella). A total of 540 young grass carp (221.83 ± 0.84 g) were fed six diets containing graded levels of myo-inositol (27.0, 137.9, 286.8, 438.6, 587.7 and 737.3 mg/kg) for 10 weeks. After the growth trial, fish were challenged with Aeromonas hydrophila for 14 days. The results indicated that compared with optimal myo-inositol levels, myo-inositol deficiency (27...
June 10, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598488/myosin-light-chain-kinase-knockout-improves-gut-barrier-function-and-confers-a-survival-advantage-in-polymicrobial-sepsis
#11
C Adam Lorentz, Zhe Liang, Mei Meng, Ching-Wen Chen, Benyam P Yoseph, Elise R Breed, Rohit Mittal, Nathan J Klingensmith, Alton B Farris, Eileen M Burd, Michael Koval, Mandy L Ford, Craig M Coopersmith
Sepsis-induced intestinal hyperpermeability is mediated by disruption of the epithelial tight junction, which is closely associated with the peri-junctional actin-myosin ring. Myosin light chain kinase (MLCK) phosphorylates the myosin regulatory light chain, resulting in increased permeability. The purpose of this study was to determine whether genetic deletion of MLCK would alter gut barrier function and survival from sepsis. MLCK(-/-) and wild type (WT) mice were subjected to cecal ligation and puncture and assayed for both survival and mechanistic studies...
June 7, 2017: Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597545/cimifugin-suppresses-allergic-inflammation-by-reducing-epithelial-derived-initiative-key-factors-via-regulating-tight-junctions
#12
Xiaoyu Wang, Xiaoyan Jiang, Xi Yu, Hailiang Liu, Yu Tao, Guorong Jiang, Min Hong
Cimifugin is a bioactive component of Saposhnikovia divaricata, a Chinese herb for treating allergy. Our previous studies demonstrated that cimifugin inhibited allergic inflammation efficiently. This study aims to determine the mechanism of cimifugin on epithelial cells in allergic inflammation. Mice were sensitized and challenged with FITC to establish type 2 atopic dermatitis (AD) model. The initial stage of AD model, in which mice were just sensitized with FITC, was established in vivo and immortalized human epidermal (HaCaT) cells were utilized in vitro...
June 9, 2017: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595080/administration-of-geniposide-ameliorates-dextran-sulfate-sodium-induced-colitis-in-mice-via-inhibition-of-inflammation-and-mucosal-damage
#13
Zecai Zhang, Yanxin Li, Peng Shen, Shan Li, Xiaojie Lu, Jiuxi Liu, Yongguo Cao, Bo Liu, Yunhe Fu, Naisheng Zhang
Ulcerative colitis (UC), an idiopathic inflammatory bowel disease, not only affects millions of patients worldwide, but also increases the risk of colon cancer. Geniposide is an iridoid glycoside and has many biological activities such as anti-inflammatory and antioxidant. However, its protective efficacy and mechanism of action against UC are still unclear. In this study, we aimed to investigate the protective effects and mechanisms of geniposide on dextran sulfate sodium (DSS)-induced experimental colitis in mice...
June 5, 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587817/human-renal-tubular-cells-contain-cd24-cd133-progenitor-cell-populations-implications-for-tubular-regeneration-after-toxicant-induced-damage-using-cadmium-as-a-model
#14
Swojani Shrestha, Seema Somji, Donald A Sens, Andrea Slusser-Nore, Divyen H Patel, Evan Savage, Scott H Garrett
The proximal tubules of the kidney are target sites of injury by various toxicants. Cadmium (Cd(+2)), an environmental nephrotoxicant can cause adverse effects and overt renal damage. To decipher the mechanisms involved in nephrotoxicity, an in vitro model system is required. Mortal cultures of human proximal tubule (HPT) cells have served, as models but are difficult to acquire and do not lend themselves to stable transfection. The immortalized human proximal tubule cell line HK-2, has served as a model but it lacks vectorial active transport and shows signs of lost epithelial features...
June 3, 2017: Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587416/berberine-alleviates-dextran-sodium-sulfate-induced-colitis-by-improving-intestinal-barrier-function-and-reducing-inflammation-and-oxidative-stress
#15
Li-Chao Zhang, Yue Wang, Ling-Chang Tong, Sheng Sun, Wei-Ye Liu, Su Zhang, Rong-Mei Wang, Zhi-Bin Wang, Ling Li
Berberine has demonstrated efficacy in alleviating experimental colitis in vivo and in vitro. However, the anti-colitis mechanisms of berberine that enable it to promote intestinal barrier function in vivo remain unclear. The present study aimed to evaluate the effect of berberine on intestinal epithelial barrier function, expression of tight junction proteins and the levels of inflammatory and oxidative stress factors in the intestinal mucosa of dextran sulfate sodium (DSS)-induced colitis mice. Berberine (100 mg/kg) was administered for five days to mice with established colitis, induced by administration of DSS (3% w/v) for six days...
June 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578987/chronic-cerebral-hypoperfusion-independently-exacerbate-cognitive-impairment-within-the-pathopoiesis-of-parkinson-s-disease-via-microvascular-pathology
#16
Hongmei Tang, Yuyuan Gao, Qingxi Zhang, Kun Nie, Ruiming Zhu, Liang Gao, Shujun Feng, Limin Wang, Jiehao Zhao, Zhiheng Huang, Yuhu Zhang, Lijuan Wang
To date, the role of microvascular pathology and CHH in the development of PD-MCI is unclear. Here we investigated how cognitive impairment could be exacerbated in a mouse model of combined injury through the interaction of chronic cerebral hypoperfusion(CHH) and 1-methyl-4-phenyl-1,2,3,6-tetrahydropyridine(MPTP) toxicity damage. In the present study, C57BL/6 mouse underwent MPTP injection. Subjects were classified into PD with cognitive normal (PDCN) group and PD with mild cognitive impairment of (PD-MCI) group via Morris water maze test...
June 1, 2017: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573746/rifaximin-exerts-beneficial-effects-in-pi-ibs-mouse-model-beyond-gut-microbiota
#17
Yu Jin, Xiaoyang Ren, Gangping Li, Ying Li, Lei Zhang, Huan Wang, Wei Qian, Xiaohua Hou
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Rifaximin is a minimally absorbed antibiotic which has shown efficacy in irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) patients. However, the mechanism how it effects in IBS is still incompletely defined. In this study, we used Trichinella spiralis infected PI-IBS mouse model, to assess the action of rifaximin on visceral hypersensitivity, barrier function, gut inflammation and microbiota. METHODS: PI-IBS model was established by Trichinella spiralis infection in mice...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566372/occludin-expression-in-epidermal-%C3%AE-%C3%AE-t-cells-in-response-to-epidermal-stress-causes-them-to-migrate-into-draining-lymph-nodes
#18
Takahito Saito, Michihiro Yano, Yutaro Ohki, Michio Tomura, Naoko Nakano
Epidermal γδ T cells that reside in the front line of the skin play a pivotal role in stress immune surveillance. However, it is not clear whether these cells are involved in further induction of immune responses after they are activated in dysregulated epidermis. In this study, we found that activated γδ T cells expressed occludin and migrated into draining lymph nodes in an occludin-dependent manner. Epidermal γδ T cells in occludin-deficient mice exhibited impairments in morphology changes and motility, although they expressed activation markers at levels comparable to those in wild-type cells...
May 31, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28556377/deficiency-of-filaggrin-regulates-endogenous-cysteine-protease-activity-leading-to-impaired-skin-barrier-function
#19
X W Wang, J J Wang, D Gutowska-Owsiak, M Salimi, T A Selvakumar, A Gwela, L Y Chen, Y J Wang, E Giannoulatou, G Ogg
BACKGROUND: Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a common inflammatory skin disorder, characterized by skin barrier defects and enhanced allergen priming. Null mutations in the filaggrin gene (FLG) are strongly associated with moderate to severe AD, but the pathways linking barrier dysfunction and cutaneous inflammation are still largely unknown. AIM: To assess alteration of endogenous cysteine protease activity in FLG-deficient keratinocytes, and to determine whether the alteration in cysteine protease activity affects epidermal barrier function and associated gene and protein expression...
May 29, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28554966/the-yin-and-yang-of-bile-acid-action-on-tight-junctions-in-a-model-colonic-epithelium
#20
Jayashree Sarathy, Sally Jo Detloff, Mei Ao, Nabihah Khan, Sydney French, Hafsa Sirajuddin, Tanushree Nair, Mrinalini C Rao
Gastrointestinal epithelial barrier loss due to tight junction (TJ) dysfunction and bile acid-induced diarrhea are common in patients with inflammatory diseases. Although excess colonic bile acids are known to alter mucosal permeability, few studies have compared the effects of specific bile acids on TJ function. We report that the primary bile acid, chenodeoxycholic acid (CDCA), and its 7α-dehydroxylated derivative, lithocholic acid (LCA) have opposite effects on epithelial integrity in human colonic T84 cells...
May 2017: Physiological Reports
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