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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219400/alleviation-of-secondary-brain-injury-posttraumatic-inflammation-and-brain-edema-formation-by-inhibition-of-factor-xiia
#1
Sarah Hopp, Marc W Nolte, Christian Stetter, Christoph Kleinschnitz, Anna-Leena Sirén, Christiane Albert-Weissenberger
BACKGROUND: Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a devastating neurological condition and a frequent cause of permanent disability. Posttraumatic inflammation and brain edema formation, two pathological key events contributing to secondary brain injury, are mediated by the contact-kinin system. Activation of this pathway in the plasma is triggered by activated factor XII. Hence, we set out to study in detail the influence of activated factor XII on the abovementioned pathophysiological features of TBI...
February 20, 2017: Journal of Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218451/specific-inulin-type-fructan-fibers-protect-against-autoimmune-diabetes-by-modulating-gut-immunity-barrier-function-and-microbiota-homeostasis
#2
Kang Chen, Hao Chen, Marijke M Faas, Bart J de Haan, Jiahong Li, Ping Xiao, Hao Zhang, Julien Diana, Paul de Vos, Jia Sun
SCOPE: Dietary fibers capable of modifying gut barrier and microbiota homeostasis, affect the progression of type 1 diabetes (T1D). Here we aim to compare modulatory effects of inulin-type fructans (ITFs), natural soluble dietary fibers with different degrees of fermentability from chicory root, on T1D development in non-obese diabetic (NOD) mice. METHODS AND RESULTS: Female NOD mice were weaned to long and short chain ITFs [ITF(l) and ITF(s), 5%] supplemented diet up to 24 weeks...
February 20, 2017: Molecular Nutrition & Food Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214040/reinforcement-of-intestinal-epithelial-barrier-by-arabinoxylans-in-overweight-and-obese-subjects-a-randomized-controlled-trial-arabinoxylans-in-gut-barrier
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Bouke N Salden, Freddy J Troost, Ellen Wilms, Pilar Truchado, Ramiro Vilchez-Vargas, Dietmar H Pieper, Ruy Jáuregui, Massimo Marzorati, Tom van de Wiele, Sam Possemiers, Ad A Masclee
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Obesity and metabolic diseases are associated with alterations in microbial composition and impaired gut barrier. Previous in vitro and animal studies have shown that arabinoxylans (AX) have the potential to modulate gut microbiota and gut barrier and therefore could have a protective role. Primary aim of the study was to investigate the effect of AX on intestinal permeability. Secondary aims included the effect of AX on gene transcription and protein expression of tight junctions (TJ), intestinal microbiota composition and activity, immune response and metabolic markers in overweight and obese individuals...
February 3, 2017: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198394/cockroach-protease-allergen-induces-allergic-airway-inflammation-via-epithelial-cell-activation
#4
Sagar L Kale, Komal Agrawal, Shailendra Nath Gaur, Naveen Arora
Protease allergens are known to enhance allergic inflammation but their exact role in initiation of allergic reactions at mucosal surfaces still remains elusive. This study was aimed at deciphering the role of serine protease activity of Per a 10, a major cockroach allergen in initiation of allergic inflammation at mucosal surfaces. We demonstrate that Per a 10 increases epithelial permeability by disruption of tight junction proteins, ZO-1 and occludin, and enhances the migration of Monocyte derived dendritic cell precursors towards epithelial layer as exhibited by trans-well studies...
February 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193461/gill-structural-integrity-changes-in-fish-deficient-or-excessive-in-dietary-isoleucine-towards-the-modulation-of-tight-junction-protein-inflammation-apoptosis-and-antioxidant-defense-via-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-tor-and-nrf2-signaling-pathways
#5
Lin Feng, Lu Gan, Wei-Dan Jiang, Pei Wu, Yang Liu, Jun Jiang, Ling Tang, Sheng-Yao Kuang, Wu-Neng Tang, Yong-An Zhang, Xiao-Qiu Zhou
This study firstly aimed to test the impact of dietary isoleucine (Ile) on tight junction protein, inflammation, apoptosis, antioxidant defense and related signaling molecule gene expression in the gill of fish. Young grass carp (Ctenopharyngodon idella) (weighing 256.8 ± 3.5 g) were fed six diets containing graded levels of Ile, namely, 3.8, 6.6, 9.3, 12.5, 15.2 and 18.5 g/kg diet for 8 weeks. The results firstly revealed that Ile deficiency down-regulated the mRNA expressions of claudin-3, claudin-b, claudin-c, occludin and zonula occludens-1 (ZO-1) and up-regulated the mRNA expression of claudin-12, which led to the intercellular structure damage of fish gill...
February 11, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192182/male-reproductive-toxicity-of-crvi-in-utero-exposure-to-crvi-at-the-critical-window-of-testis-differentiation-represses-the-expression-of-sertoli-cell-tight-junction-proteins-and-hormone-receptors-in-adult-f1-progeny-rats
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Kathiresh M Kumar, Mariajoseph Michael Aruldhas, Sheerin L Banu, Balaji Sadasivam, Ganapathy Vengatesh, Karthik M Ganesh, Shobana Navaneethabalakrishnan, Ajith Kumar Navin, Felicia Mary Michael, Sankar Venkatachalam, Jone A Stanley, Ilangovan Ramachandran, Sakhila K Banu, Mohammad Abdulkader Akbarsha
The effect of gestational exposure to CrVI (occupational/environmental pollutant and target to Sertoli cells(SC)) was tested in a rat model during the testicular differentiation from the bipotential gonad may interrupt spermatogenesis by disrupting SC tight junctions(TJ) and it's proteins and hormone receptors. Pregnant Wistar rats were exposed to 50/100/200ppm CrVI through drinking water during embryonic days 9-14. On Postnatal day 120, testes were subjected to ion exchange chromatographic analysis revealed increased level of CrIII in SCs and germ cells, serum and testicular interstitial fluid(TIF)...
February 9, 2017: Reproductive Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185956/long-non-coding-rna-neat1-regulates-permeability-of-the-blood-tumor-barrier-via-mir-181d-5p-mediated-expression-changes-in-zo-1-occludin-and-claudin-5
#7
Junqing Guo, Heng Cai, Jun Ma, Xiaobai Liu, Yunhui Liu, Jian Zheng, Zhongyou Que, Wei Gong, Yana Gao, Wei Tao, Yixue Xue
The blood-tumor barrier (BTB) constitutes an efficient organization of tight junctions that limits the delivery of chemotherapeutic drugs to brain tumor tissues and impacts the treatment of glioma. Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) are non-protein coding RNAs regulating gene expression, some lncRNAs play a crucial role in BTB permeability. However, the function of lncRNAs in BTB permeability is still largely unclear. Here, we have identified lncRNA nuclear paraspeckle assembly transcript 1 (NEAT1), was remarkably up-regulated in glioma endothelial cells (GECs) obtained from an in vitro BTB model...
February 6, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28184927/downregulation-of-ocln-and-gas1-in-clear-cell-renal-cell-carcinoma
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André Luis Giacometti Conceição, Camila Tainah Da Silva, Rodolfo Miglioli Badial, Marina Curado Valsechi, Bruna Stuqui, Jéssica Domingues Gonçalves, Miriam Galvonas Jasiulionis, Marilia De Freitas Calmon, Paula Rahal
Clear cell renal cell carcinoma (ccRCC) is the most common histological subtype of kidney cancer. This carcinoma is histologically characterized by the presence of clear and abundant cytoplasm. In the present study, we sought to identify genes differentially expressed in ccRCC and build a molecular profile of this cancer. We selected genes described in the literature related to cellular differentiation and proliferation. We analyzed the gene and protein expression by quantitative PCR (qPCR) and immunohistochemistry, respectively, and examined possible epigenetic mechanisms that regulate their expression in ccRCC samples and cell lines...
March 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174772/collagen-peptides-ameliorate-intestinal-epithelial-barrier-dysfunction-in-immunostimulatory-caco-2-cell-monolayers-via-enhancing-tight-junctions
#9
Qianru Chen, Oliver Chen, Isabela M Martins, Hu Hou, Xue Zhao, Jeffrey B Blumberg, Bafang Li
Dysfunction of the intestinal barrier plays a key role in the pathogenesis of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and multiple organ failure. The effect of Alaska pollock skin-derived collagen and its 3 tryptic hydrolytic fractions, HCP (6 kDa retentate), MCP (3 kDa retentate) and LCP (3 kDa permeate) on TNF-α induced barrier dysfunction was investigated in Caco-2 cell monolayers. TNF-α induced barrier dysfunction was significantly attenuated by the collagen and its peptide fractions, especially LCP, compared to TNF-α treated controls (P < 0...
February 8, 2017: Food & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28171822/in-vitro-toxicity-evaluation-of-melamine-on-mouse-tm4-sertoli-cells
#10
Lingling Chang, Jingyuan Wang, Ruiping She, Longhuan Ma, Qiaoxing Wu
The male reproductive toxicity of melamine (MA) has been recognized in recent years excepted for its renal toxicity. Our previous in vivo studies revealed that the damages of Sertoli cell barrier played a critical role in MA-induced testicular toxicity in mice. Herein, we performed an in vitro study to comprehensively evaluate the toxicity of MA on Sertoli cell by examining the influences of MA on the viability, morphology, mortality and intercellular junctions of mouse TM4 Sertoli cells (TM4 cells). The results showed that MA suppressed cell viability, induced obvious ultrastructural changes and cell apoptosis in concentration-dependent manner...
January 15, 2017: Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28170408/tnf%C3%AE-alters-occludin-and-cerebral-endothelial-permeability-role-of-p38mapk
#11
Yawen Ni, Tao Teng, Runting Li, Agnes Simonyi, Grace Y Sun, James C Lee
Occludin is a key tight junction (TJ) protein in cerebral endothelial cells (CECs) playing an important role in modulating blood-brain barrier (BBB) functions. This protein (65kDa) has been shown to engage in many signaling pathways and phosphorylation by both tyrosine and threonine kinases. Despite yet unknown mechanisms, pro-inflammatory cytokines and endotoxin (lipopolysaccharides, LPS) may alter TJ proteins in CECs and BBB functions. Here we demonstrate the responses of occludin in an immortalized human cerebral endothelial cell line (hCMEC/D3) to stimulation by TNFα (10 ng/mL), IL-1β (10 ng/mL) and LPS (100 ng/mL)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169530/intranasal-pretreatment-with-z-ligustilide-the-main-volatile-component-of-rhizoma-chuanxiong-confers-prophylaxis-against-cerebral-ischemia-via-nrf2-and-hsp70-signaling-pathways
#12
Juan Li, Jie Yu, Hui Ma, Na Yang, Li Li, Ding-Ding Zheng, Ming-Xia Wu, Zhi-Long Zhao, Hong-Yi Qi
Z-Ligustilide (Z-LIG) is a major component in Rhizoma Chuanxiong, which has been traditionally used as a health food supplement for the prevention of cerebrovascular disease in China. This study investigates the ability of intranasal Z-LIG pretreatment to enhance protection against neuronal damage in rats with middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO) and the role of cellular stress response mechanisms Nrf2 and HSP70. Z-LIG significantly mitigated infarct volume, neurological dysfunction, blood-brain barrier disruption, and brain edema (p < 0...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161538/chloride-channel-clc-2-enhances-intestinal-epithelial-tight-junction-barrier-function-via-regulation-of-caveolin-1-and-caveolar-trafficking-of-occludin
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Prashant K Nighot, Lana Leung, Thomas Y Ma
Previous studies have demonstrated that the chloride channel ClC-2 plays a critical role in intestinal epithelial tight junction (TJ) barrier function via intracellular trafficking of TJ protein occludin. To study the mechanism of ClC-2-mediated TJ barrier function and intracellular trafficking of occludin, we established ClC-2 over-expressing Caco-2 cell line (Caco-2(CLCN2)) by full length ClC-2 ORF transfection. ClC-2 over-expression (Caco-2(CLCN2)) significantly enhanced TJ barrier (increased TER by ≥2 times and reduced inulin flux by 50%) compared to control Caco-2(pEZ) cells...
February 2, 2017: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28158914/effect-of-porcine-glucagon-like-peptides-2-on-tight-junction-in-glp-2r%C3%A2-%C3%A2-ipec-j2-cell-through-the-pi3-k-akt-mtor-p70-s6k-signalling-pathway
#14
K K Qi, Y Q Sun, J Wan, B Deng, X M Men, J Wu, Z W Xu
Because of rare glucagon-like peptide-2 (GLP-2) receptor (+) cells within the gut mucosa, the molecular mechanisms transducing the diverse actions of GLP-2 remain largely obscure. This research identified the naturally occurring intestinal cell lines that endogenously express GLP-2R and determined the molecular mechanisms of the protective effects of GLP-2-mediated tight junctions (TJ) in GLP-2R (+) cell line. (i) Immunohistochemistry results showed that GLP-2R is localised to the epithelia, laminae propriae and muscle layers of the small and large bowels of newborn piglets...
February 3, 2017: Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157424/a-rho-associated-kinase-inhibitor-protects-permeability-in-a-cell-culture-model-of-ocular-disease-and-reduces-aqueous-flare-in-anterior-uveitis
#15
Hiroshi Yamada, Masahiko Yoneda, Shingo Inaguma, Masahiko Gosho, Yusuke Murasawa, Zenzo Isogai, Masahiro Zako
PURPOSE: Recent clinical and experimental studies have reported favorable results when using Rho-associated kinase (ROCK) inhibitors for ocular disease, and in cell culture. Disruption of the human, nonpigmented ciliary epithelial cells (HNPCECs) that comprise the blood-aqueous barrier (BAB) induces anterior uveitis; these cells therefore provide a useful cell model of ocular disease. In this study, we examined the effects of ROCK inhibitors in anterior uveitis and in HNPCECs. METHODS: Aqueous flare values and intraocular pressures (IOPs) were determined in patients with anterior uveitis, 2 weeks after administration of ripasudil hydrochloride hydrate, a commercial ROCK inhibitor used to treat glaucoma or ocular hypertension...
February 3, 2017: Journal of Ocular Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156052/melatonin-alleviates-lipopolysaccharide-compromised-integrity-of-blood-brain-barrier-through-activating-amp-activated-protein-kinase-in-old-mice
#16
Xiaona Wang, Gai-Xiu Xue, Wen-Cao Liu, Hui Shu, Mengwei Wang, Yanyun Sun, Xiaojing Liu, Yi Eve Sun, Chun-Feng Liu, Jie Liu, Wenlan Liu, Xinchun Jin
Blood-brain barrier (BBB) dysfunction is considered to be an early event in the pathogenesis of a variety of neurological diseases in old patients, and this could occur in old people even when facing common stress. However, the mechanism remains to be defined. In this study, we tested the hypothesis that decreased melatonin levels may account for the BBB disruption in old mice challenged with lipopolysaccharide (LPS), which mimicked the common stress of sepsis. Mice (24-28 months of age) received melatonin (10 mg kg(-1)  day(-1) , intraperitoneally, i...
February 3, 2017: Aging Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153728/mir-34c-and-plncrna1-mediated-the-function-of-intestinal-epithelial-barrier-by-regulating-tight-junction-proteins-in-inflammatory-bowel-disease
#17
Tanzhou Chen, Haibo Xue, Ruoyang Lin, Zhiming Huang
BACKGROUND: Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is originated from uncontrolled inflammation, and desired methods for IBD therapy remains the main difficult. The network comprised with miRNA and lncRNA has been verified to play an important role on diverse human diseases. In this study, we demonstrated the role of miR-34c and lncRNA PlncRNA1 on the function of intestinal barrier. METHODS: Intestinal epithelial barrier model was constructed based on normal intestinal epithelial cell line Caco-2...
January 30, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151770/organ-specific-differences-in-endothelial-permeability-regulating-molecular-responses-in-mouse-and-human-sepsis
#18
Adnan Aslan, Matijs van Meurs, Jill Moser, Eliane R Popa, Rianne M Jongman, Peter J Zwiers, Grietje Molema, Jan G Zijlstra
In patients with sepsis-induced MODS, diverging patterns of oedema formation and loss of function in organs such as lung and kidney suggest that endothelial permeability-regulating molecular responses are differentially regulated. This potential differential regulation has been insufficiently studied at the level of components of adherens and tight junctions. We hypothesized that such a regulation by endothelial cells in sepsis takes place in an organ-specific manner. We addressed our hypothesis by studying by quantitative RT-PCR the expression of a predefined subset of EC permeability-related molecules (occludin, claudin-5, PV-1, CD-31, endomucin, Angiopoietin-1, Angiopoietin-2, Tie2, VEGFA, VEGFR1, VEGFR2, and VE-cadherin) in kidney and lung after systemic LPS injection in mice, and in kidneys of patients who died of sepsis...
February 1, 2017: Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28146004/epithelial-specific-toll-like-receptor-tlr-5-activation-mediates-barrier-dysfunction-in-experimental-ileitis
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Loris R Lopetuso, Ruo Jia, Xiao-Ming Wang, Li-Guo Jia, Valentina Petito, Wendy A Goodman, Jon B Meddings, Fabio Cominelli, Brian K Reuter, Theresa T Pizarro
BACKGROUND: A large body of evidence supports a central role of TLR5 and its natural ligand, flagellin, in Crohn's disease (CD), with the precise mechanism(s) still unresolved. METHODS: We investigated the role of flagellin/TLR5 in SAMP1/YitFc (SAMP) mice, a spontaneous model of Crohn's disease-like ileitis. RESULTS: Ileal Tlr5 and serum antiflagellin IgG antibodies were increased in SAMP before the onset of inflammation and during established disease; these trends were abrogated in the absence of colonizing commensal bacteria...
January 31, 2017: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28142299/tgf-%C3%AE-1-protects-intestinal-integrity-and-influences-smads-and-mapk-signal-pathways-in-ipec-j2-after-tnf-%C3%AE-challenge
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Kan Xiao, Shuting Cao, Lefei Jiao, Zehe Song, Jianjun Lu, Caihong Hu
The aim of this study was to investigate the protective effects of TGF-β1 on intestinal epithelial barrier, as well as canonical Smad and MAPK signal pathways involved in these protection processes by a IPEC-J2 model stimulated with TNF-α. IPEC-J2 monolayers were treated without or with TNF-α in the absence or presence of TGF-β1. The results showed that TGF-β1 pretreatment ameliorated TNF-α-induced intestinal epithelial barrier disturbances as indicated by decrease of transepithelial electrical resistance (TER) and increase of paracellular permeability...
January 1, 2017: Innate Immunity
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