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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079139/blood-occludin-level-as-a-potential-biomarker-for-early-blood-brain-barrier-damage-following-ischemic-stroke
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Rong Pan, Kewei Yu, Theodore Weatherwax, Handong Zheng, Wenlan Liu, Ke Jian Liu
Concern about intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) is the primary reason for withholding tPA therapy from patients with ischemic stroke. Early blood brain barrier (BBB) damage is the major risk factor for fatal post-thrombolysis ICH, but rapidly assessing BBB damage before tPA administration is highly challenging. We recently reported that ischemia induced rapid degradation of tight junction protein occludin in cerebromicrovessels. The present study investigates whether the cleaved occludin is released into the blood stream and how blood occludin levels correlate to the extent of BBB damage using a rat model of ischemic stroke...
January 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078800/ghrelin-ameliorates-blood-brain-barrier-disruption-in-the-systemic-hypoxia
#2
Gisou Mohaddes, Jalal Abdolalizadeh, Shirin Babri, Fezzeh Hossienzadeh
The blood brain barrier (BBB), which serves to protect homeostasis of the central nervous system, is formed by tight junction proteins. Several studies have indicated that systemic hypoxia leads to cerebral edema through disruption of the tight junction proteins such as occludin and zonula occludens-1 (ZO-1). According to our previous studies ghrelin attenuates cerebral edema in the hypoxic brain. However, its mechanisms are not completely understood. The present study was aimed to determine the effect of ghrelin on occludin and Zo-1 in the hypoxic brain...
January 11, 2017: Experimental Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078626/time-course-investigation-of-blood-brain-barrier-permeability-and-tight-junction-protein-changes-in-a-rat-model-of-permanent-focal-ischemia
#3
Peng Liu, Rui Zhang, Danyang Liu, Jinling Wang, Chunling Yuan, Xuemei Zhao, Yinjie Li, Xuefei Ji, Tianyan Chi, Libo Zou
Permanent middle cerebral artery occlusion (pMCAO) is an animal model that is widely used to simulate human ischemic stroke. However, the timing of the changes in the expression of tight junction (TJ) proteins and synaptic proteins associated with pMCAO remain incompletely understood. Therefore, to further explore the characteristics and mechanisms of blood-brain barrier (BBB) damage during cerebral ischemic stroke, we used a pMCAO rat model to define dynamic changes in BBB permeability within 120 h after ischemia in order to examine the expression levels of the TJ proteins claudin-5 and occludin and the synaptic proteins synaptophysin (SYP) and postsynaptic density protein 95 (PSD95)...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Physiological Sciences: JPS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073414/-protective-effect-of-saccharomyces-boulardii-against-intestinal-mucosal-barrier-injury-in-rats-with-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease
#4
Y T Liu, Y Q Li, Y Z Wang
Objective: To investigate the protective effect of Saccharomyces boulardii against intestinal mucosal barrier injury in rats with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). Methods: A total of 36 healthy male Sprague-Dawley rats with a mean body weight of 180±20 g were randomly divided into control group, model group, and treatment group, with 12 rats in each group, after adaptive feeding for 1 week. The rats in the control group were given basic feed, and those in the model group and treatment group were given high-fat feed...
December 20, 2016: Zhonghua Gan Zang Bing za Zhi, Zhonghua Ganzangbing Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067024/treatment-with-alpha-galactosylceramide-protects-mice-from-early-onset-of-non-alcoholic-steatohepatitis-role-of-intestinal-barrier-function
#5
Anna Janina Engstler, Cathrin Sellmann, Cheng Jun Jin, Annette Brandt, Kathleen Herz, Josephine Priebs, Ina Bergheim
SCOPE: The role of invariant natural killer T cells in the development of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) has not yet been fully understood. Here, the effect of the invariant natural killer T cell activator alpha-galactosylceramide (αGalCer) on the development of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and intestinal barrier function was assessed in a mouse model of early Western-style diet (WSD)-induced NASH. METHODS AND RESULTS: Female C57BL/6J mice were either fed a liquid control diet or a liquid fructose-enriched WSD for 6 weeks while being treated 3-times weekly with αGalCer (2 μg i...
January 9, 2017: Molecular Nutrition & Food Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063950/dietary-alpha-linolenic-acid-linoleic-acid-ratios-modulate-immune-response-physical-barrier-and-related-signaling-molecules-mrna-expression-in-the-gills-of-juvenile-grass-carp-ctenopharyngodon-idella
#6
Yun-Yun Zeng, 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 explore the possible effects of dietary ALA/LNA ratios on the gill immunity, tight junction and antioxidant capacity, and the related signaling factor mRNA levels of juvenile grass carp (Ctenopharyngodon idella). Fish were fed diets with different ALA/LNA ratios (0.01, 0.34, 0.68, 1.03, 1.41, 1.76 and 2.15) for 60 days. The present results showed that ALA/LNA ratio of 1.03 significantly enhanced lysozyme and acid phosphatase activities, complement 3 contents, promoted mRNA levels of antimicrobial peptides (Hepcidin and liver expression antimicrobial peptide-2), anti-inflammatory cytokines (interleukin 10 and transforming growth factor β1) and inhibitor protein κBα, whereas suppressed pro-inflammatory cytokines (interleukin 1β, interleukin 8, tumor necrosis factor a and interferon γ2), and signal molecules (IκB kinase β, IκB kines γ and nuclear factor κB p65) mRNA levels in the gill, indicating that optimal dietary ALA/LNA ratio improve gill immunity of juvenile fish...
January 4, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063233/establishment-of-a-new-conditionally-immortalized-human-skeletal-muscle-microvascular-endothelial-cell-line
#7
Hironori Sano, Yasuteru Sano, Eri Ishiguchi, Fumitaka Shimizu, Masatoshi Omoto, Toshihiko Maeda, Hideaki Nishihara, Yukio Takeshita, Shiori Takahashi, Mariko Oishi, Takashi Kanda
In skeletal muscle, the capillaries have tight junctions (TJs) that are structurally similar to those in the blood-brain barrier (BBB) and blood-nerve barrier (BNB). Although many findings have been clarified in the territory of BBB and BNB, few have so far examined the TJs of capillaries in the skeletal muscle. In addition, no in vitro human skeletal muscle microvasculature models have been reported thus far. We newly established a new human skeletal muscle microvascular endothelial cell (HSMMEC) line. HSMMECs were isolated from human skeletal muscle and were infected with retroviruses harboring temperature-sensitive SV40 T antigen and telomerase genes...
January 7, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061402/sequentially-crosslinked-bioactive-hydrogels-as-nano-patterned-substrates-with-customizable-stiffness-and-degradation-for-corneal-tissue-engineering-applications
#8
Muhammad Rizwan, Gary S L Peh, Heng-Pei Ang, Nyein Chan Lwin, Khadijah Adnan, Jodhbir S Mehta, Wui Siew Tan, Evelyn K F Yim
Naturally-bioactive hydrogels like gelatin provide favorable properties for tissue-engineering but lack sufficient mechanical strength for use as implantable tissue engineering substrates. Complex fabrication or multi-component additives can improve material strength, but often compromises other properties. Studies have shown gelatin methacrylate (GelMA) as a bioactive hydrogel with diverse tissue growth applications. We hypothesize that, with suitable material modifications, GelMA could be employed for growth and implantation of tissue-engineered human corneal endothelial cell (HCEC) monolayer...
December 23, 2016: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054340/fingolimod-confers-neuroprotection-through-activation-of-rac1-after-experimental-germinal-matrix-hemorrhage-in-rat-pups
#9
William B Rolland, Paul R Krafft, Tim Lekic, Damon Klebe, Julia LeGrand, Abby Jones Weldon, Liang Xu, John H Zhang
Fingolimod, a sphingosine-1-phosphate receptor (S1PR) agonist, is clinically available to treat multiple sclerosis and is showing promise in treating stroke. We investigated if fingolimod provides long-term protection from experimental neonatal germinal matrix hemorrhage (GMH), aiming to support a potential mechanism of acute fingolimod-induced protection. GMH was induced in P7 rats by infusion of collagenase (0.3 U) into the right ganglionic eminence. Animals euthanized at four weeks post-GMH received low or high dose fingolimod (0...
January 5, 2017: Journal of Neurochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053600/alginate-embedded-huh-7-cells-increase-mmp-9-and-reduce-ocln-expression-in-vitro
#10
Virginia Andrea Angiolini, Carolina Uribe Cruz, Mónica Luján López, Laura Simon, Ursula Matte
BACKGROUND: Hepatocellular carcinoma is a common cancer, ranking third in cancer-associated deaths. An important cause of cancer patients' mortality is metastasis. At the start of metastasis progression, there is an epithelial-mesenchymal transition, characterized by matrix degradation, junction reductions and vessels formation. HuH-7 is a cell line used in research as an in vitro model for hepatocellular carcinoma. It is known that two-dimensional growth reflects tumor characteristics poorly...
2017: Cancer Cell International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052715/c2-ceramide-influences-alveolar-epithelial-barrier-function-by-down-regulating-zo-1-occludin-and-claudin-4-expression
#11
Jin Yang, Ying Wan, Hui Liu, Jirui Bi, Youjin Lu
Noncardiogenic lung edema is a key factor affecting the prognosis of acute lung injury (ALI). Previous studies have been focused on regulatory roles of ceramide on lung vascular endothelial barrier functions and had already identified ceramide as mediator involved in the formation of lung edema. However, the effects of ceramide on lung epithelial barrier were still unknown. This study aimed to investigate the effects of ceramide on the barrier function of alveolar epithelial cells. Primary mouse alveolar type II epithelial cells (AECII) were grown on Transwell polyester membranes to construct monolayer, and stimulated with different concentrations of ceramide...
January 4, 2017: Toxicology Mechanisms and Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052271/establishment-and-characterization-of-an-sv40-large-t-antigen-transduced-porcine-colonic-epithelial-cell-line
#12
Bastian Kaiser, Martina Böttner, Thilo Wedel, Ronald M Brunner, Tom Goldammer, Szilvia Lesko, Gotthold Gäbel, Alexander Gleich, Helga Pfannkuche
Continuous cell lines have become indispensable tools that have enabled investigations into cellular mechanisms by increasing experimental reproducibility and sample availability, and decreasing the use of experimental animals. To facilitate studies of epithelial barrier function of the porcine colon, we aimed to establish an epithelial cell line with an extended replicative capacity. Cells were isolated from the proximal colon of a 3-week-old piglet and transduced using a recombinant retroviral vector construct containing the simian virus 40 large T antigen (SV40 TAg)...
January 5, 2017: Cells, Tissues, Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28038359/green-tea-extract-treatment-reduces-nf%C3%AE%C2%BAb-activation-in-mice-with-diet-induced-nonalcoholic-steatohepatitis-by-lowering-tnfr1-and-tlr4-expression-and-ligand-availability
#13
Jinhui Li, Teryn N Sapper, Eunice Mah, Meredith V Moller, Joshua B Kim, Chureeporn Chitchumroonchokchai, Joshua D McDonald, Richard S Bruno
NFκB-mediated inflammation contributes to liver injury during nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). We hypothesized that antiinflammatory activities of green tea extract (GTE) during NASH would lower tumor necrosis factor receptor-1 (TNFR1)- and Toll-like receptor-4 (TLR4)-mediated NFκB activation. Male C57BL6/J mice (6 weeks old) were fed a low-fat (LF) or high-fat (HF) diet for 12 weeks to induce NASH. They were then randomized to continue on these diets supplemented with 0 or 2% GTE (n=10/group) for an additional 8 weeks prior to evaluating NASH, NFκB inflammation and TNFR1 and TLR4 receptor complexes and their respective ligands, TNFα and endotoxin...
December 21, 2016: Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029615/on-chip-bioelectric-impedance-spectroscopy-reveals-the-effect-of-p-glycoprotein-efflux-pumps-on-the-paracellular-impedance-of-tight-junctions-at-the-blood-brain-barrier
#14
Ramsey Kraya, Alexander Komin, Peter Searson
Bioelectric impedance spectroscopy was used to elucidate the influence of P-gp efflux pumps on the kinetics of tight junction down-regulation in confluent monolayers of Madine Darby Canine Kidney Epithelial Cells (MDCK) following administration of phenylarsine oxide (PAO), a molecule that inhibits protein tyrosine phosphatases (PTP) and induces matrix metalloproteinase activity. Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) and phosphatase inhibitors induce modification of occludin tight junction proteins critical for the proper function of the blood-brain barrier...
October 2016: IEEE Transactions on Nanobioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027925/impact-of-prebiotics-on-metabolic-and-behavioral-alterations-in-a-mouse-model-of-metabolic-syndrome
#15
Lourdes Fernández de Cossío, Célia Fourrier, Julie Sauvant, Amandine Everard, Lucile Capuron, Patrice D Cani, Sophie Layé, Nathalie Castanon
Mounting evidence shows that the gut microbiota, an important player within the gut-brain communication axis, can affect metabolism, inflammation, brain function and behavior. Interestingly, gut microbiota composition is known to be altered in patients with metabolic syndrome (MetS), who also often display neuropsychiatric symptoms. The use of prebiotics, which beneficially alters the microbiota, may therefore be a promising way to potentially improve physical and mental health in MetS patients. This hypothesis was tested in a mouse model of MetS, namely the obese and type-2 diabetic db/db mice, which display emotional and cognitive alterations associated with changes in gut microbiota composition and hippocampal inflammation compared to their lean db/+ littermates...
December 24, 2016: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011167/trypanosoma-brucei-brucei-traverses-different-biological-barriers-differently-and-may-modify-the-host-plasma-membrane-in-the-process
#16
Monica Namayanja, Yan Dai, Barbara Nerima, Enock Matovu, Zhao-Rong Lun, George W Lubega, Chen Zhengjun
Trypanosoma brucei are extracellular hemoflagellate protozoan parasites and one of the causative agents of a devastating zoonotic disease called African Trypanosomiasis. In humans, the disease is caused by Trypanosoma brucei rhodensiense and Trypanosoma brucei gambiense, which cross the blood brain barrier (BBB) causing neurological disorders which culminate in death if untreated. In some domestic animals and laboratory rodents, Trypanosoma brucei brucei causes a disease similar to that in humans. The mechanism by which Trypanosoma brucei brucei invade biological barriers including the BBB has not been fully elucidated...
December 20, 2016: Experimental Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28004751/daxx-inhibits-hypoxia-induced-lung-cancer-cell-metastasis-by-suppressing-the-hif-1%C3%AE-hdac1-slug-axis
#17
Ching-Wen Lin, Lu-Kai Wang, Shu-Ping Wang, Yi-Liang Chang, Yi-Ying Wu, Hsuan-Yu Chen, Tzu-Hung Hsiao, Wei-Yun Lai, Hsuan-Hsuan Lu, Ya-Hsuan Chang, Shuenn-Chen Yang, Ming-Wei Lin, Chi-Yuan Chen, Tse-Ming Hong, Pan-Chyr Yang
Hypoxia is a major driving force of cancer invasion and metastasis. Here we show that death domain-associated protein (Daxx) acts to negatively regulate hypoxia-induced cell dissemination and invasion by inhibiting the HIF-1α/HDAC1/Slug pathway. Daxx directly binds to the DNA-binding domain of Slug, impeding histone deacetylase 1 (HDAC1) recruitment and antagonizing Slug E-box binding. This, in turn, stimulates E-cadherin and occludin expression and suppresses Slug-mediated epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) and cell invasiveness...
December 22, 2016: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28004056/fc-saxatilin-a-snake-venom-disintegrin-suppresses-hypoxia-induced-vascular-leakage-by-regulating-endothelial-occludin-expression
#18
Hyun-Jung Choi, Il Kwon, Na-Eun Kim, Jayoung Kim, Sunho An, Sungsoo Kang, Sung-Yu Hong, Hyo Suk Nam, Ji Hoe Heo
Vascular leakage due to compromised integrity of the endothelial barrier is closely associated with brain damage in several neurological disorders, including ischaemic stroke. Saxatilin, a snake venom disintegrin containing the Arg-Gly-Asp (RGD) motif, exerts thrombolytic and antiplatelet effects by interacting with multiple integrins on platelets. Integrin signalling is indispensable for regulation of endothelial permeability. Saxatilin may play a role in vascular leakage after ischaemia because it has high affinity for endothelial integrins...
December 22, 2016: Thrombosis and Haemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003224/c-reactive-protein-isoforms-differentially-affect-outer-blood-retinal-barrier-integrity-and-function
#19
Blanca Molins, Anna Pascual Méndez, Victor Llorenç, Javier Zarranz-Ventura, Marina Mesquida, Alfredo Adan, Jordi Martorell
The retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) forms the outer blood-retinal barrier (oBRB) and is the prime target of early age-related macular degeneration (AMD). C-reactive protein (CRP), a serum biomarker for chronic inflammation and AMD, presents two different isoforms, monomeric (mCRP) and pentameric (pCRP) that may have a different effect on inflammation and barrier function in the RPE. The results reported in this study suggest that mCRP but not pCRP impairs RPE functionality by increasing paracellular permeability and disrupting the tight junction proteins ZO-1 and occludin in RPE cells...
December 21, 2016: American Journal of Physiology. Cell Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999452/microrna-regulation-of-endothelial-junction-proteins-and-clinical-consequence
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Yugang Zhuang, Hu Peng, Victoria Mastej, Weiguo Chen
Cellular junctions play a critical role in structural connection and signal communication between cells in various tissues. Although there are structural and functional varieties, cellular junctions include tight junctions, adherens junctions, focal adhesion junctions, and tissue specific junctions such as PECAM-1 junctions in endothelial cells (EC), desmosomes in epithelial cells, and hemidesmosomes in EC. Cellular junction dysfunction and deterioration are indicative of clinical diseases. MicroRNAs (miRNA) are ~20 nucleotide, noncoding RNAs that play an important role in posttranscriptional regulation for almost all genes...
2016: Mediators of Inflammation
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