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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137183/lactobacillus-plantarum-enhanced-il-22-production-in-natural-killer-nk-cells-that-protect-the-integrity-of-intestinal-epithelial-cell-barrier-damaged-by-enterotoxigenic-escherichia-coli
#1
Yueqin Qiu, Zongyong Jiang, Shenglan Hu, Li Wang, Xianyong Ma, Xuefen Yang
Interleukin (IL)-22-producing Natural Killer (NK) cells protect the gut epithelial cell barrier from pathogens. A strain of probiotics, Lactobacillus plantarum (L. plantarum, LP), was previously found by our laboratory to significantly improve the mucosal barrier integrity and function of the small intestine in pigs. However, it was unclear whether LP benefited the intestinal mucosal barrier via interactions with the intestinal NK cells. The present study, therefore, was focused on the therapeutic effect of NK cells that were stimulated by LP on attenuating enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli (ETEC)-induced the damage to the integrity of the epithelial cell barrier...
November 13, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136627/toll-like-receptor-4-reduces-occludin-and-zonula-occludens-1-to-increase-retinal-permeability-both-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
#2
Li Liu, Youde Jiang, Jena J Steinle
We reported that β-adrenergic receptors regulate toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) signaling in the retina of diabetic mice and in retinal endothelial cells (REC) and Müller cells. We hypothesized that TLR4 regulates retinal permeability both in vitro and in vivo in the retinal vasculature. We used REC cultured in normal and high-glucose conditions and TLR4 siRNA treatments for cell culture studies of permeability and protein analyses of tumor necrosis factor α, occludin, and zonula occludens 1 (ZO-1). We used endothelial cell (EC)-specific Cre-Lox TLR4 knockout mice to study retinal permeability and neuronal and vascular changes following exposure to ocular ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) used as a retinal stressor...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Vascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132134/xia-yu-xue-decoction-inhibits-intestinal-epithelial-cell-apoptosis-in-ccl4-induced-liver-fibrosis
#3
Wenting Ma, Le Tao, Wei Zhang, Yinshen Zhu, Dongying Xue, Jie Zhang, Cheng Liu
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Intestine-derived endotoxin is thought to play a role in the development of liver fibrosis. However, the pathological change in the intestine during liver fibrosis is still poorly understood. Here, we investigated the effects of Xia-yu-xue decoction (XYXD) on intestinal inflammation, apoptosis, and tight junction integrity in the carbon tetrachloride (CCl4)-induced liver fibrosis. METHODS: Murine liver fibrosis was developed by CCI4 treatment three times per week over a 6-week period...
November 13, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130941/remote-ischemia-preconditioning-attenuates-blood-spinal-cord-barrier-breakdown-in-rats-undergoing-spinal-cord-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-associated-with-activation-and-upregulation-of-cb1-and-cb2-receptors
#4
Na Jing, Bo Fang, Zhi-Lin Wang, Hong Ma
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Remote ischemic preconditioning (RIPC) has protective effects on spinal cord ischemia reperfusion (I/R) injury, but the potential mechanisms remain unclear. In our study, the effects and underlying mechanisms of RIPC on blood-spinal cord barrier (BSCB) breakdown following I/R injury were investigated. METHODS: animals underwent intraperitoneal administration with cannabinoid-1 (CB1) receptor antagonist AM251, cannabinoid-2 (CB2) receptor antagonist AM630 or vehicle 15 minutes before three 3-minute occlusion-reperfusion cycles on the right femoral artery or a sham operation...
October 31, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128801/oleuropein-protects-intracerebral-hemorrhage-induced-disruption-of-blood-brain-barrier-through-alleviation-of-oxidative-stress
#5
Jing Shi, Guofeng Wu, Xiaohua Zou, Ke Jiang
BACKGROUND: Intracerebral haemorrhage (ICH) as a devastating form of stroke has remained a public health threat due to lack of FDA-approved therapy. Oxidative stress originated from blood cell degradation products plays a crucial role in the ICH pathogenesis. In this study we evaluated oleuropein, a potent natural antioxidant from olive, in a well-established rat ICH model from overall symptoms to detailed molecular mechanism. METHODS: ICH model was established by collagenase injection to the brain of rats, which were randomly divided into groups with vehicle mock treatment, followed by treatment with different doses of oleuropein via daily intraperitoneal injection post-ICH for 3days...
May 11, 2017: Pharmacological Reports: PR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128669/wip1-regulates-blood-brain-barrier-function-and-neuro-inflammation-induced-by-lipopolysaccharide-via-the-sonic-hedgehog-signaling-signaling-pathway
#6
Hong Zhen, Lize Zhao, Zhangjun Ling, Li Kuo, Xiarui Xue, Jiaxiu Feng
The blood brain barrier (BBB) is a diffusion barrier that maintains the brain environment. Wip1 is a nuclear phosphatase induced by many factors and involved in various stresses, tumorigenesis, organismal aging, and neurogenesis. Wip1's role in BBB integrity has not been thoroughly investigated. The purpose of the present study was to investigate the effect and mechanism of Wip1 on lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced BBB dysfunction and inflammation in an in vitro BBB model. The in vitro BBB model was established by co-culturing human brain-microvascular endothelial cells and human astrocytes and then exposing them to 1μg/ml LPS for 6, 12, 18, 24, and 48h...
November 9, 2017: Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124041/alteration-of-gut-microbiota-and-inflammatory-cytokine-chemokine-profiles-in-5-fluorouracil-induced-intestinal-mucositis
#7
Hong-Li Li, Lan Lu, Xiao-Shuang Wang, Li-Yue Qin, Ping Wang, Shui-Ping Qiu, Hui Wu, Fei Huang, Bei-Bei Zhang, Hai-Lian Shi, Xiao-Jun Wu
Disturbed homeostasis of gut microbiota has been suggested to be closely associated with 5-fluorouracil (5-Fu) induced mucositis. However, current knowledge of the overall profiles of 5-Fu-disturbed gut microbiota is limited, and so far there is no direct convincing evidence proving the causality between 5-Fu-disturbed microbiota and colonic mucositis. In mice, in agreement with previous reports, 5-Fu resulted in severe colonic mucositis indicated by weight loss, diarrhea, bloody stool, shortened colon, and infiltration of inflammatory cells...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123028/the-cell-adhesion-molecule-bt-igsf-is-essential-for-a-functional-blood-testis-barrier-and-male-fertility-in-mice
#8
Laura Pelz, Bettina Purfürst, Fritz G Rathjen
The Ig-like cell adhesion molecule (IgCAM) brain- and testis-specific immunoglobulin superfamily (BT-IgSF) protein plays a major role in male fertility in mice. However, the molecular mechanism by which BT-IgSF supports fertility is unclear. Here, we found that it is localized in Sertoli cells at the blood-testis barrier (BTB) and at the apical ectoplasmic specialization. Absence of BT-IgSF in Sertoli cells in both global and conditional mouse mutants (i.e. AMHCre and Rosa26CreERT2 lines) resulted in male infertility, atrophic testes with vacuolation, azoospermia, and spermatogenesis arrest...
November 9, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115923/neuroprotective-effect-of-neuroserpin-in-non-tpa-induced-intracerebral-hemorrhage-mouse-models
#9
Wei Li, Tetsuya Asakawa, Sha Han, Baoguo Xiao, Hiroki Namba, Chuanzhen Lu, Qiang Dong, Liang Wang
BACKGROUND: The neuroprotective effects of neuroserpin (NSP) have been well documented in both patients and animal models with cerebral ischemia; however, have never been investigated in hemorrhagic stroke. The aim of this study is to verify the neuroprotection of NSP in the non-tPA-induced intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) mouse model. METHODS: C57BL/6J male mice (n = 198) were involved in this study. ICH models were established with infusion of autologous blood into the brain parenchyma...
November 7, 2017: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109774/dual-functioned-pegylated-phospholipid-micelles-containing-cationic-antimicrobial-decapeptide-for-treating-sepsis
#10
Wonhwa Lee, Eun Ji Park, Gahee Min, Joonhyeok Choi, Dong Hee Na, Jong-Sup Bae
Despite intensive investigation of molecular mechanisms underlying the pathogenesis of sepsis, many aspects of sepsis remain unresolved; this hampers the development of appropriate therapeutics. In the present study, we developed a biologic nanomedicine containing a cationic antimicrobial decapeptide KSLW (KKVVFWVKFK), self-associated with biocompatible and biodegradable PEGylated phospholipid micelles (PLM), and analyzed its efficacy for treating sepsis. KSLW was modified with polyethylene glycol (PEG)-aldehyde or was conjugated with distearoylphosphatidylethanolamine (DSPE) -PEG-aldehyde...
2017: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107696/the-potential-mechanism-for-hydroxysafflor-yellow-a-attenuating-blood-brain-barrier-dysfunction-via-tight-junction-signaling-pathways-excavated-by-an-integrated-serial-affinity-chromatography-and-shotgun-proteomics-analysis-approach
#11
Yanni Lv, Longsheng Fu
Our previous studies elucidated that hydroxysafflor yellow A (HSYA) exerted anti-inflammatory effects against ischemia stroke by inhibiting TLR4 pathway-mediated signaling transduction. However, only several targets were verified in that limited work. The integrated method of serial affinity chromatography (SAC) and shotgun proteomics analysis (SPA) might be an alternative approach for exploring a potential therapeutic role. SAC was induced to extract specific binding proteins in the brain tissue of 2 h of ischemia stroke mice via HSYA affinity matrices...
October 28, 2017: Neurochemistry International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29104935/modeling-group-b-streptococcus-and-blood-brain-barrier-interaction-by-using-induced-pluripotent-stem-cell-derived-brain-endothelial-cells
#12
Brandon J Kim, Olivia B Bee, Maura A McDonagh, Matthew J Stebbins, Sean P Palecek, Kelly S Doran, Eric V Shusta
Bacterial meningitis is a serious infection of the central nervous system (CNS) that occurs after bacteria interact with and penetrate the blood-brain barrier (BBB). The BBB is comprised of highly specialized brain microvascular endothelial cells (BMECs) that function to separate the circulation from the CNS and act as a formidable barrier for toxins and pathogens. Certain bacteria, such as Streptococcus agalactiae (group B Streptococcus [GBS]), possess the ability to interact with and penetrate the BBB to cause meningitis...
November 2017: MSphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103458/pomegranate-leaf-attenuates-lipid-absorption-in-the-small-intestine-in-hyperlipidemic-mice-by-inhibiting-lipase-activity
#13
Xuan Yu, Xin-Pei Wang, Fan Lei, Jing-Fei Jiang, Jun Li, Dong-Ming Xing, Li-Jun DU
Pomegranate leaf (PGL) has a definite role in regulating lipid metabolism. However, pharmacokinetic results show the main active ingredient, ellagic acid, in PGL has lower oral bioavailability, suggesting that the lipid-lowering effect of PGL may act through inhibiting lipid absorption in the small intestine. Our results demonstrated that pomegranate leaf and its main active ingredients (i.e., ellagic acid, gallic acid, pyrogallic acid and tannic acid) were capable of inhibiting pancreatic lipase activity in vitro...
October 2017: Chinese Journal of Natural Medicines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29102636/derangement-of-intestinal-epithelial-cell-monolayer-by-dietary-cholesterol-oxidation-products
#14
Monica Deiana, Simone Calfapietra, Alessandra Incani, Angela Atzeri, Daniela Rossin, Roberto Loi, Barbara Sottero, Noemi Iaia, Giuseppe Poli, Fiorella Biasi
The emerging role of the diet in the incidence of intestinal inflammatory diseases has stimulated research on the influence of eating habits with pro-inflammatory properties in inducing epithelial barrier disturbance. Cholesterol oxidation products, namely oxysterols, have been shown to promote and sustain oxidative/inflammatory reactions in human digestive tract. This work investigated in an in vitro model the potential ability of a combination of dietary oxysterols representative of a hyper-cholesterol diet to induce the loss of intestinal epithelial layer integrity...
November 2, 2017: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100986/dietary-threonine-deficiency-depressed-the-disease-resistance-immune-and-physical-barriers-in-the-gills-of-juvenile-grass-carp-ctenopharyngodon-idella-under-infection-of-flavobacterium-columnare
#15
Yu-Wen Dong, Lin Feng, Wei-Dan Jiang, Yang Liu, Pei Wu, Jun Jiang, Sheng-Yao Kuang, Ling Tang, Wu-Neng Tang, Yong-An Zhang, Xiao-Qiu Zhou
This study was conducted to investigate the effects of dietary threonine on the disease resistance, gill immune and physical barriers function of juvenile grass carp (Ctenopharyngodon idella). A total of 1080 juveniles were fed six iso-nitrogenous diets containing graded levels of threonine (3.99-21.66 g kg(-1) diet) for 8 weeks, and then challenged with Flavobacterium columnare. Results showed that threonine deficiency (3.99 g kg(-1) diet): (1) increased the gill rot morbidity after exposure to F. columnare; (2) attenuated the gill immune barrier function by decreasing antimicrobial substances production, up-regulating the mRNA levels of pro-inflammatory cytokines (except IL-12p40), and down-regulating the anti-inflammatory cytokines partly due to the modulation of NF-κB and TOR signaling...
October 31, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100486/an-ecv304-monoculture-model-for-permeability-assessment-of-blood-brain-barrier
#16
Shu Yang, Hong Jin, Zhigang Zhao
OBJECTIVE: ECV304/C6 co-culture model is a widely used tool for BBB studies. However, cell source may influence the establishment of co-culture model and some C6 cells could damage the barrier integrity. Here, we established an ECV304 monoculture model and evaluated it in the respect of tightness, tight junction proteins and discriminative brain penetration. METHODS: The tightness of ECV304 cell layers was evaluated by the measurement of permeability to hydrophilic marker Lucifer yellow...
November 3, 2017: Neurological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100403/lactobacillus-reuteri-zj617-maintains-intestinal-integrity-via-regulating-tight-junction-autophagy-and-apoptosis-in-mice-challenged-with-lipopolysaccharide
#17
Yanjun Cui, Li Liu, Xiaoxiao Dou, Chong Wang, Wenming Zhang, Kan Gao, Jianxin Liu, Haifeng Wang
Live probiotics are effective in reducing gut permeability and inflammation. We have previously reported that Lactobacillus reuteri ZJ617 (ZJ617) with high adhesive and Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG (LGG) can ameliorate intestine inflammation induced by lipopolysaccharide (LPS). The present study was aimed at elucidating the roles of ZJ617 and LGG in alleviating the LPS-induced barrier dysfunction of ileum in mice. Six C57BL/6 mice per group were orally inoculated with ZJ617 or LGG for one week (1× 10(8) CFU/mouse) and intraperitoneally injected with LPS (10 mg/kg body weight) for 24 h...
September 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29097871/fecal-microbiota-transplantation-prevents-hepatic-encephalopathy-in-rats-with-carbon-tetrachloride-induced-acute-hepatic-dysfunction
#18
Wei-Wei Wang, Yu Zhang, Xiao-Bing Huang, Nan You, Lu Zheng, Jing Li
AIM: To investigate whether fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) prevents hepatic encephalopathy (HE) in rats with carbon tetrachloride (CCl4)-induced acute hepatic dysfunction. METHODS: A rat model of HE was established with CCl4. Rat behaviors and spatial learning capability were observed, and hepatic necrosis, intestinal mucosal barrier, serum ammonia levels and intestinal permeability were determined in HE rats receiving FMT treatment. Furthermore, the expression of tight junction proteins (Claudin-1, Claudin-6 and Occludin), Toll-like receptor (TLR) 4/TLR9, interleukin (IL)-1β, IL-6 and tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α was examined...
October 14, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095204/improvement-of-blood-brain-barrier-integrity-in-traumatic-brain-injury-and-hemorrhagic-shock-following-treatment-with-valproic-acid-and-fresh-frozen-plasma
#19
Vahagn C Nikolian, Simone E Dekker, Ted Bambakidis, Gerald A Higgins, Isabel S Dennahy, Patrick E Georgoff, Aaron M Williams, Anuska V Andjelkovic, Hasan B Alam
OBJECTIVE: Combined traumatic brain injury and hemorrhagic shock are highly lethal. Following injuries, the integrity of the blood-brain barrier can be impaired, contributing to secondary brain insults. The status of the blood-brain barrier represents a potential factor impacting long-term neurologic outcomes in combined injuries. Treatment strategies involving plasma-based resuscitation and valproic acid therapy have shown efficacy in this setting. We hypothesize that a component of this beneficial effect is related to blood-brain barrier preservation...
October 31, 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29093286/protection-of-tong-qiao-huo-xue-decoction-against-cerebral-ischemic-injury-through-reduction-blood-brain-barrier-permeability
#20
Lili Li, Ning Wang, Qizhong Jin, Qian Wu, Yafang Liu, Yan Wang
Tong-Qiao-Huo-Xue Decoction (TQHXD) is a classical prescription in traditional Chinese medicine treating blood stagnation in the head and facial channels, especially cerebral ischemia. We investigate the effect of TQHXD on the expressions of related proteins of the blood-brain barrier (BBB) and analysis of constituents in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) on cerebral ischemic model rats. Here, we demonstrate that TQHXD protected the hippocampus neurons, reduced the opening of tight junction (TJ) and decreased the permeability of BBB by up-regulating ZO-1, occludin, claudin-5 expressions, down-regulating aquaporin-4 (AQP-4) and matrix metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9) expressions...
2017: Chemical & Pharmaceutical Bulletin
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