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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344966/quorum-sensing-molecule-dihydroxy-2-3-pentanedione-and-its-analogs-as-regulators-of-epithelial-integrity
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S Elmanfi, X Ma, H O Sintim, E Könönen, S Syrjänen, U K Gursoy
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Quorum-sensing molecules regulate the behavior of bacteria within biofilms and at the same time elicit an immune response in host tissues. Our aim was to investigate the regulatory role of dihydroxy-2,3-pentanedione (DPD), the precursor of universal autoinducer-2 (AI-2), and its analogs (ethyl-DPD, butyl-DPD and isobutyl-DPD) in the integrity of gingival epithelial cells. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Human gingival keratinocytes were incubated with four concentrations (10 μmol L-1 , 1 μmol L-1 , 100 nmol L-1 and 10 nmol L-1 ) of DPD and its analogs for 24 hours...
January 17, 2018: Journal of Periodontal Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344162/effects-of-rat-bone-marrow-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-on-breast-cancer-cells-with-differing-hormone-receptor-status
#2
Ying Wang, Shan Shao, Minna Luo, Shangke Huang, Lu Feng, Na Yuan, Fang Wu, Chengxue Dang, Xinhan Zhao
Breast cancer is a heterogeneous disease that can be classified into several molecular intrinsic subtypes according to hormone markers, including estrogen receptor, progesterone receptor and human epidermal growth factor receptor-2. Breast cancer cases with different hormone status vary with respect to patient morbidity, metastasis organotropism and disease progression. It is well known that the most preferential relapse site of breast cancer is in the bone, but the metastatic incidence is markedly higher in hormone receptor-positive cancer compared with that in hormone receptor-negative cancers...
December 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339045/deficiency-of-dietary-pyridoxine-disturbed-the-intestinal-physical-barrier-function-of-young-grass-carp-ctenopharyngodon-idella
#3
Pei Wu, Xin Zheng, Xiao-Qiu Zhou, Wei-Dan Jiang, Yang Liu, Jun Jiang, Sheng-Yao Kuang, Ling Tang, Yong-An Zhang, Lin Feng
The aim of this study was to assess the effects of dietary pyridoxine (PN) deficiency on intestinal antioxidant capacity, cell apoptosis and intercellular tight junction in young grass carp (Ctenopharyngodon idella). A total of 540 young grass carp (231.85 ± 0.63 g) were fed six diets containing graded levels of PN (0.12-7.48 mg/kg diet) for 10 weeks. At the end of the feeding trial, the fish were challenged with Aeromonas hydrophila for 2 weeks. The results showed that compared with the optimal PN level, PN deficiency (1) increased the contents of reactive oxygen species (ROS), malondialdehyde (MDA) and protein carbonyl (PC), decreased the activities and mRNA levels of antioxidant enzymes such as copper, zinc superoxide dismutase (CuZnSOD), catalase (CAT), glutathione peroxidase (GPx), glutathione-S-transferase (GST) and glutathione reductase (GR) (P < ...
January 12, 2018: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337896/caffeic-acid-and-metformin-inhibit-invasive-phenotype-induced-by-tgf-%C3%AE-1-in-c-4i-and-htb-35-siha-human-cervical-squamous-carcinoma-cells-by-acting-on-different-molecular-targets
#4
Malgorzata Tyszka-Czochara, Malgorzata Lasota, Marcin Majka
During the progression of epithelial cancer, the cells may lose epithelial markers and gain mesenchymal phenotype via Epithelial-Mesenchymal Transition (EMT). Such transformation of epithelial cancer cells to mesenchymal-like characteristic benefits plasticity and supports their ability to migrate. The aim of this study was to evaluate the influence of natural compound Caffeic Acid (CA) alone and in combination with antidiabetic drug Metformin (Met) on metastatic progression of two human cervical squamous cell cancer lines, C-4I and HTB-35/SiHa cells...
January 16, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331460/inhibition-of-shigella-sonnei-induced-epithelial-barrier-disruption-by-surface-layer-associated-proteins-of-lactobacilli-from-chinese-fermented-food
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Yingchun Zhang, Xiaolu Shi, Siqi Hao, Qianhui Lu, Lanwei Zhang, Xue Han, Weihong Lu
Surface-layer associated proteins (SLAP) of Lactobacillus paracasei ssp. paracasei M5-L and Lactobacillus casei Q8-L were examined to identify the functional basis for their protection within intestinal epithelial cells. The results showed that SLAP of M5-L and Q8-L remained active in a trypsin solution and retained a 45-kDa protein band, similar to that observed in controls. In contrast, under conditions of simulated gastric juice, the SLAP were partially degraded. Inhibitory effects of SLAP on adherence of Shigella sonnei to HT-29 cells were assessed with use of exclusion, competition, and replacement assays...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330895/effect-of-local-scrotal-heating-on-the-expression-of-tight-junction-associated-molecule-occludin-in-boar-testes
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Z Zhang, X Fan, H Xi, R Ji, H Shen, A Shi, J He
The aim of this study was to determine whether local scrotal heating (42°C, for 1 hr) had an effect on the expression of tight junction (TJ)-associated molecule Occludin in boar testes. Adult boars (Landrace, n = 6) were used and randomly divided into two groups (n = 3 each). Three boars were given local scrotal exposure to 42°C for approximately 1 h with a home-made electric blanket of controlled temperature as local scrotal heating group, the other three boars received no heat treatment and were left at standard room temperature as control group...
January 12, 2018: Reproduction in Domestic Animals, Zuchthygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328946/kaempferol-alleviates-lps-induced-neuroinflammation-and-bbb-dysfunction-in-mice-via-inhibiting-hmgb1-release-and-down-regulating-tlr4-myd88-pathway
#7
Xiao Cheng, Ying-Lin Yang, Huan Yang, Yue-Hua Wang, Guan-Hua Du
Kaempferol is a natural flavonoid with many biological activities including anti-oxidation and anti-inflammation. Nevertheless, its anti-neuroinflammation role and the relevant mechanism remain unclear. The present study was to investigate effects of kaempferol against LPS-induced neuroinflammation and blood-brain barrier dysfunction as well as the mechanism in mice. BALB/c mice were treated with LPS 5mg/kg to induce inflammation after pre-treatment with kaempferol 25, 50, or 100mg/kg for 7days. The results showed that kaempferol reduced the production of various pro-inflammatory factors and inflammatory proteins including IL-1β, IL-6, TNF-α, MCP-1, COX-2 and iNOS in brain tissues...
January 9, 2018: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327309/ischemia-reperfusion-injury-of-sciatic-nerve-in-rats-protective-role-of-combination-of-vitamin-c-with-e-and-tissue-plasminogen-activator
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Katerina Apostolopoulou, Dimitris Konstantinou, Rodoula Alataki, Ioannis Papapostolou, Dimitrios Zisimopoulos, Electra Kalaitzopoulou, Vasiliki Bravou, Ioannis Lilis, Fevronia Angelatou, Helen Papadaki, Christos D Georgiou, Elisabeth Chroni
An ischemia/reperfusion injury of rat's sciatic nerve was experimentally developed. In this model, we measured the in vivo production of superoxide radical, as a marker of oxidative stress and the occludin expression as an indicator of blood-nerve barrier function and we examined potential protective innervations against these abnormalities. Right sciatic nerves of the animals underwent 3 h of ischemia followed by 7 days of reperfusion and were divided into three groups: ischemic, pretreated with vitamin C in conjunction with vitamin E and treated with tissue plasminogen activator...
January 11, 2018: Neurochemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323699/leukotriene-b4-receptor-2-regulates-the-proliferation-migration-and-barrier-integrity-of-bronchial-epithelial-cells
#9
Min Liu, Juan Shen, Huimin Yuan, Fengling Chen, Huaidong Song, Hui Qin, Yanqin Li, Jiabo Xu, Qing Ye, Shenxian Li, Kazuko Saeki, Takehiko Yokomizo
The airway epithelium plays a crucial role in the pathogenesis of asthma. The functions of leukotriene B4 receptor 2 (BLT2) on the airway epithelial cells remains unknown. In our study, BLT2 expression in 16HBE bronchial epithelial cells were manipulated by transfection with BLT2 overexpression plasmid or BLT2 small interference RNA. 16HBE cells were then exposed to BLT2 antagonist (LY255283) or BLT2 agonist (12(S)-hydroxyheptadeca-5Z,8E,10E-trienoic acid [12-HHT] or CAY10583). The results showed that BLT2 overexpression, 12-HHT stimulation or CAY10583 treatment resulted in the enhanced proliferation and migration of 16HBE cells...
January 11, 2018: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320834/-the-role-and-mechanism-of-mesenchymal-stem-cell-in-modulating-human-pulmonary-microvascule-endothelial-cell-permeability-via-paracrine-hepatocyte-growth-factor
#10
Q H Chen, R Q Zheng, H L Wang, Y Yang, H B Qiu
Objective: To explore the role and mechanism of mesenchymal stem cell (MSC) in modulating human pulmonary microvascular endothelial cell (HPMECs) permeability via hepatocyte growth factor (HGF). Methods: The study introduced a co-cultured model between HPMECs and human mesenchymal stem cell conditioned media (MSC-CM) collected from MSCs after 24 h hypoxia culture, and meanwhile HGF was neutralized in MSC-CM by anti-HGF antibody respectively, followed by lipopolysaccharide (LPS) stimulation. Finally, the following measurements were performed: the permeability of HPMECs, the protein expression of vascular endothelial cadherin (VE-cadherin), Occludin in HPMECs by Western blot, HPMECs apoptosis by Annexin V-FITC/PI and HPMECs proliferation by 3-(4, 5)-dimethylthiahiazo (-z-y1)-3, 5-di- phenytetrazoliumromide(MTT)...
November 12, 2017: Chinese Journal of Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319048/analysis-of-differential-expression-of-tight-junction-proteins-in-cultured-oral-epithelial-cells-altered-by-porphyromonas-gingivalis-porphyromonas-gingivalis-lipopolysaccharide-and-extracellular-adenosine-triphosphate
#11
Wei Guo, Peng Wang, Zhong-Hao Liu, Ping Ye
Tight junctions (TJs) are the most apical intercellular junctions of epithelial cells formed by occludin, claudins, junctional adhesion molecules (JAMs), and zonula occludens (ZO). Tight junction proteins can sense the presence of bacteria and regulate the transcription of target genes that encode effectors and regulators of the immune response. The aim of this study was to determine the impact of TJ proteins in response to Porphyromonas gingivalis (P. gingivalis), P. gingivalis lipopolysaccharide (P. gingivalis LPS), and extracellular adenosine triphosphate (ATP) in the oral epithelial cell culture model...
January 10, 2018: International Journal of Oral Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316834/delayed-administration-of-bq788-an-etb-antagonist-after-experimental-traumatic-brain-injury-promotes-recovery-of-blood-brain-barrier-function-and-reduction-of-cerebral-edema-in-mice
#12
Shotaro Michinaga, Akimasa Kimura, Shunichi Hatanaka, Shizuho Minami, Arisa Asano, Yuki Ikushima, Shingo Matsui, Yoshiya Toriyama, Manami Fujii, Yutaka Koyama
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is induced by immediate physical disruption of brain tissue, and causes death and disability. Studies on experimental TBI animal models show that disruption of the blood-brain barrier (BBB) underlies brain edema and neuroinflammation during the delayed phase of TBI. In neurological disorders, endothelin-1 (ET-1) is involved in BBB dysfunction and brain edema. In this study, the effect of ET antagonists on BBB dysfunction and brain edema were examined in a mouse focal TBI model using lateral fluid percussion injury (FPI)...
January 9, 2018: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310513/sphingosine-1-phosphate-receptor-subtype-1-s1pr1-as-a-therapeutic-target-for-brain-trauma
#13
Salvatore Cuzzocrea, Timothy Doyle, Michela Campolo, Irene Paterniti, Emanuela Esposito, Susan Farr, Daniela Salvemini
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) provokes secondary pathological mechanisms, including ischemic and inflammatory processes. The new research in sphingosine 1-phosphate (S1P) receptor modulators has opened the door for an effective mechanism of reducing central nervous system (CNS) inflammatory lesion activity. Thus, the aim of this study was to characterize the immunomodulatory effect of the functional S1PR1 antagonist siponimod in Phase III clinical trials for autoimmune disorders and of the competitive S1PR1 antagonist TASP0277308 in preclinical development in an in vivo model of TBI in mice...
January 8, 2018: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29304733/cobalt-chloride-compromises-transepithelial-barrier-properties-of-caco-2-bbe-human-gastrointestinal-epithelial-cell-layers
#14
K M DiGuilio, M C Valenzano, E Rybakovsky, J M Mullin
BACKGROUND: Elevation of the transcription factor HIF-1 is a prominent mediator of not only processes that accompany hypoxia, but also the tumor microenvironment and tissue regeneration. This study uses mediators of "chemical hypoxia" to ask the question whether HIF-1α elevation in a healthy epithelial cell layer leads to leakiness in its tight junctional seals. METHODS: Transepithelial electrical resistance and transepithelial diffusion of 14C-D-mannitol and other radiolabeled probes are used as indicators of transepithelial barrier function of CaCo-2 BBe human gastrointestinal epithelial cell layers cultured on permeable supports...
January 5, 2018: BMC Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29299782/chronic-mild-hypoxia-promotes-profound-vascular-remodeling-in-spinal-cord-blood-vessels-preferentially-in-white-matter-via-an-%C3%AE-5%C3%AE-1-integrin-mediated-mechanism
#15
Sebok K Halder, Ravi Kant, Richard Milner
Spinal cord injury (SCI) leads to rapid destruction of neuronal tissue, resulting in devastating motor and sensory deficits. This is exacerbated by damage to spinal cord blood vessels and loss of vascular integrity. Thus, approaches that protect existing blood vessels or stimulate the growth of new blood vessels might present a novel approach to minimize loss or promote regeneration of spinal cord tissue following SCI. In light of the remarkable power of chronic mild hypoxia (CMH) to stimulate vascular remodeling in the brain, the goal of this study was to examine how CMH (8% O2 for up to 7 days) affects blood vessel remodeling in the spinal cord...
January 3, 2018: Angiogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29291404/ulinastatin-protects-brain-against-cerebral-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-through-inhibiting-mmp-9-and-alleviating-loss-of-zo-1-and-occludin-proteins-in-mice
#16
Xiao-Fang Li, Xiang-Jian Zhang, Cong Zhang, Li-Na Wang, Yao-Ru Li, Ye Zhang, Ting-Ting He, Xing-Yuan Zhu, Li-Li Cui, Bu-Lang Gao
BACKGROUND: The effects of Ulinastatin (UTI) on the blood-brain barrier (BBB) in the acute phase of cerebral ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) are not clear. This study was to investigate the potential protective effects of UTI on the BBB and the underlying mechanisms. METHODS: Male CD-1 mice were subjected to transient middle cerebral artery occlusion (tMCAO) and randomly assigned to four groups: Sham (sham-operated), tMCAO (tMCAO+0.9% saline), UTI-L (tMCAO+UTI 1500U/100g) and UTI-H (tMCAO+UTI 3000U/100g) group...
December 29, 2017: Experimental Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29290442/effects-of-heat-stress-and-dietary-zinc-source-on-performance-and-mammary-epithelial-integrity-of-lactating-dairy-cows
#17
X Weng, A P A Monteiro, J Guo, C Li, R M Orellana, T N Marins, J K Bernard, D J Tomlinson, J M DeFrain, S E Wohlgemuth, S Tao
Dietary Zn and heat stress alter gut integrity in monogastric animals. However, effects of Zn on mammary epithelial integrity in heat-stressed lactating dairy cows have not been studied. Multiparous lactating Holstein cows (n = 72) were randomly assigned to 1 of 4 treatments with a 2 × 2 factorial arrangement to study the effects of environment and Zn source on performance and mammary epithelial integrity. Treatments included 2 environments [cooled (CL) or not cooled (NC)] and 2 Zn sources [75 mg/kg of supplemental Zn as Zn hydroxychloride (IOZ) or 35 mg/kg of Zn hydroxychloride + 40 mg/kg of Zn-Met complex (ZMC)]...
December 28, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29286119/perioperative-oral-supplementation-with-fish-oil-promotes-liver-regeneration-following-partial-hepatectomy-in-mice-via-ampk-activation
#18
Hui Yao, Xiao Fu, Xuejian Zi, Wenjun Jia, Yudong Qiu
The present study aimed to observe the effects of perioperative oral supplementation with fish oil (FO) on liver regeneration in mice and examine the potential mechanism. A total of 120 male ICR mice were randomly divided into 5 groups: Sham, Control, fish oil (FO), Compound C [the AMP‑activated protein kinase (AMPK) inhibitor dorsomorphin], and Compound C + FO. Changes in liver function, alterations in hepatocyte proliferation and in the expression of polarization markers, and activation of AMPK signaling were examined following partial hepatectomy (PH)...
December 27, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29284375/one-week-exposure-to-a-free-choice-high-fat-high-sugar-diet-does-not-disrupt-blood-brain-barrier-permeability-in-fed-or-overnight-fasted-rats
#19
M Rijnsburger, U A Unmehopa, L Eggels, M J Serlie, S E la Fleur
OBJECTIVES: The hypothalamus lies adjacent to the third ventricle and is in close proximity with the median eminence (ME), a circumventricular organ with an incomplete blood-brain barrier (BBB) which controls direct entry of nutrients into the brain. The blood-CSF barrier of the hypothalamus shows dynamic changes upon neuroendocrine events and adjusts permeability with the tight junction (TJ) complex. It has been shown that chronic exposure to a high-fat diet (HFD) affects BBB permeability...
December 29, 2017: Nutritional Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29280945/modulation-of-intestinal-epithelial-permeability-in-differentiated-caco-2-cells-exposed-to-aflatoxin-m1-and-ochratoxin-a-individually-or-collectively
#20
Yanan Gao, Songli Li, Jiaqi Wang, Chaochao Luo, Shengguo Zhao, Nan Zheng
Aflatoxin M1 (AFM1) and ochratoxin A (OTA) are mycotoxins commonly found in milk; however, their effects on intestinal epithelial cells have not been reported. In the present study, we show that AFM1 (0.12 and 12 μM) and OTA (0.2 and 20 μM) individually or collectively increased the paracellular flux of lucifer yellow and fluorescein isothiocyanate (FITC)-dextrans (4 and 40 kDa) and decreased transepithelial electrical resistance values in differentiated Caco-2 cells after 48 h of exposure, indicating increased epithelial permeability...
December 27, 2017: Toxins
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