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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783653/avian-influenza-virus-subtype-h9n2-affects-intestinal-microbiota-barrier-structure-injury-and-inflammatory-intestinal-disease-in-the-chicken-ileum
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Hongxin Li, Xiaolin Liu, Feiyang Chen, Kejing Zuo, Che Wu, Yiming Yan, Weiguo Chen, Wencheng Lin, Qingmei Xie
Avian influenza virus subtype H9N2 (H9N2 AIV) has caused significant losses to the poultry industry due to the high mortality associated with secondary infections attributable to E. coli . This study tries to address the underlying secondary mechanisms after H9N2 AIV infection. Initially, nine day-old specific pathogen-free chickens were assigned to control (uninfected) and H9N2-infected groups, respectively. Using Illumina sequencing, histological examination, and quantitative real-time PCR, it was found that H9N2 AIV caused intestinal microbiota disorder, injury, and inflammatory damage to the intestinal mucosa...
May 18, 2018: Viruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778535/lysophosphatidic-acid-receptor-lpa-6-regulates-endothelial-blood-brain-barrier-function-implication-of-hepatic-encephalopathy
#2
Kayo Masago, Yasuyuki Kihara, Keisuke Yanagida, Fumie Hamano, Shinsuke Nakagawa, Masami Niwa, Takao Shimizu
Cerebral edema is a life-threatening neurological condition characterized by brain swelling due to accumulation of excess fluid both intracellularly and extracellularly. Fulminant hepatic failure (FHF) develops cerebral edema by disrupting blood brain barrier (BBB). However, the mechanisms by which mediator induces brain edema in FHF remain to be elucidated. Here, we assessed a linkage between brain edema and lysophosphatidic acid (LPA) signaling by utilizing an animal model of FHF and in vitro BBB model. Azoxymethane-treated mice developed FHF and hepatic encephalopathy, associated with higher autotaxin (ATX) activities in serum than controls...
May 17, 2018: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774557/diabetes-induced-microvascular-complications-at-the-level-of-the-spinal-cord-a-contributing-factor-in-diabetic-neuropathic-pain
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N Ved, M E Da Vitoria Lobo, S M Bestall, C L Vidueira, N Beazley-Long, K Ballmer-Hofer, M Hirashima, D O Bates, L F Donaldson, R P Hulse
Abnormalities of neurovascular interactions within the central nervous system of diabetic patients is associated with the onset of many neurological disease states. However, to date, the link between the neurovascular network within the spinal cord and regulation of nociception has not been investigated despite neuropathic pain being common in diabetes. We hypothesised that hyperglycaemia-induced endothelial degeneration in the spinal cord, due to suppression of VEGF-A/VEGFR2 signalling, induces diabetic neuropathic pain...
May 17, 2018: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773101/-microvesicles-derived-from-lps-induced-microglia-aggravate-the-injury-of-tight-junction-in-rat-brain-microvascular-endothelial-cells-under-oxygen-glucose-deprivation
#4
Yanni Lyu, Longsheng Fu, Yanming Li, Jinhua Wen, Xiaohua Wei, Yisong Qian
Objective To study the effect of the administration of the circulating microvesicles (MV) obtained from lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-stimulated microglia supernatant into rat brain endothelial cells (RBECs) on the injury of tight junction in RBECs under the condition of oxygen-glucose deprivation (OGD) as well as the underlying mechanism. Methods The circulating MV was isolated from the supernatant of microglia stimulated with LPS 1 mg/L for 24 hours and subjected to morphological identification. The expression of miR-27a in MV was detected by real-time PCR...
March 2018: Xi Bao Yu Fen Zi Mian Yi Xue za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Cellular and Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770867/dietary-supplementation-with-an-amino-acid-blend-enhances-intestinal-function-in-piglets
#5
Dan Yi, Baocheng Li, Yongqing Hou, Lei Wang, Di Zhao, Hongbo Chen, Tao Wu, Ying Zhou, Binying Ding, Guoyao Wu
The traditionally classified nutritionally non-essential amino acids are now known to be insufficiently synthesized for maximal growth and optimal health in piglets. This study determined the effects of dietary supplementation with an amino acid blend (AAB; glutamate:glutamine:glycine:arginine:N-acetylcysteine = 5:2:2:1:0.5) on piglet growth performance and intestinal functions. Sixteen piglets (24-day-old) were randomly assigned to a corn and soybean meal-based diet supplemented with 0.99% alanine (isonitrogenous control) or 1% AAB...
May 16, 2018: Amino Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766204/adiponectin-administration-alleviates-dss-induced-colonic-inflammation-in-caco-2-cells-and-mice
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Qin Zhao, Yang Liu, Lei Tan, Liyong Yan, Xiuli Zuo
BACKGROUND: Adiponectin, a protein hormone produced by adipose tissues, exhibits anti-inflammatory functions in various models. This study was investigated the effects of adiponectin on dextran sodium sulfate (DSS)-colonic injury, inflammation, apoptosis, and intestinal barrier dysfunction in Caco-2 cell and mice. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The results showed that DSS caused inflammatory response and intestinal barrier dysfunction in vitro and in vivo. Adiponectin injection alleviated colonic injury and rectal bleeding in mice...
May 15, 2018: Inflammation Research: Official Journal of the European Histamine Research Society ... [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755347/honokiol-a-polyphenol-natural-compound-attenuates-cisplatin-induced-acute-cytotoxicity-in-renal-epithelial-cells-through-cellular-oxidative-stress-and-cytoskeleton-modulations
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Tse-En J Wang, Hung-Ting Liu, Yu-Hua Lai, Tong-Rong Jan, Naohiro Nomura, Hui-Wen Chang, Chi-Chung Chou, Ya-Jane Lee, Pei-Shiue J Tsai
Cisplatin is a potent anti-cancer drug that has been widely used in the treatment of various cancers; however, cisplatin administration results in severe nephrotoxicity and impedes its clinical applications. In this study, we showed that honokiol, a polyphenol constituent extracted from Magnolia officinalis exhibited a short-term protective effect against cisplatin-induced damages in renal epithelial cells in vitro . The protective effects of honokiol were resulted from the combination of (1) reduced cellular oxidative stress ranging from 53 to 32% reduction during a 24-h incubation, (2) the maintenance of cellular antioxidant capacity and (3) the stabilization of cytoskeletal structure of the kidney epithelial cells...
2018: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29750300/downregulation-of-occludin-affects-the-proliferation-apoptosis-and-metastatic-properties-of-human-lung-carcinoma
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Meifang Wang, Yuquan Liu, Xin Qian, Na Wei, Yijun Tang, Jiong Yang
Lung cancer is the most frequent and deadliest cancer in the world, especially in China. However, the molecular mechanisms involved in lung cancer remain unclear. Occludin (OCLN), one of the first identified tight junction proteins, has been revealed to be a necessary integral protein for tight junction structure and function. In the present study, we investigated the role of occludin in lung tumorigenesis. We found that occludin protein expression was highly increased in human lung cancer patient samples. Western blotting results also revealed that occludin expression was different in several lung cancer cell lines, with the highest level in SPC‑A1 cells...
May 2, 2018: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29745557/-effects-of-silencing-snail1-gene-on-the-expression-of-tight-junction-proteins-and-the-migration-ability-of-hep-2-cells
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Shuangfeng Liu, Yang Shen, Tang Feng, Xiaoheng Liu
To investigate the effects of Snail1 gene silence on the expression of tight junction proteins and the migration ability of Hep-2 cells, Hep-2 cells were transfected with plasmids which is containing the shRNA of Snail1 gene, and cultured till the cells could be passaged stably (named Sh-snail1 cells). The expression of tight junction proteins (ZO-1, Occludin, Claudin-5) were detected by Western blot. The migration ability of Sh-snail1 cells was investigated by wound healing assay, and the protein expression of members of RhoGTPase family (RhoA, Cdc42) was detected by Western blot, which is closely related to the migration ability...
August 1, 2017: Sheng Wu Yi Xue Gong Cheng Xue za Zhi, Journal of Biomedical Engineering, Shengwu Yixue Gongchengxue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29743683/rivaroxaban-does-not-influence-hemorrhagic-transformation-in-a-diabetes-ischemic-stroke-and-endovascular-thrombectomy-model
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Feng-Di Liu, Rong Zhao, Xiao-Yan Feng, Yan-Hui Shi, Yi-Lan Wu, Xiao-Lei Shen, Ge-Fei Li, Yi-Sheng Liu, Ying Zhao, Xin-Wei He, Jia-Wen Yin, Mei-Ting Zhuang, Bing-Qiao Zhao, Jian-Ren Liu
Managing endovascular thrombectomy (ET) in diabetic ischemic stroke (IS) with novel anticoagulants is challenging due to putative risk of intracerebral hemorrhage. The study evaluates increased hemorrhagic transformation (HT) risk in Rivaroxaban-treated diabetic rats post ET. Diabetes was induced in male Sprague-Dawley rats by intraperitoneal injection of 60 mg/kg streptozotocin. After 4-weeks, rats were pretreated orally with 30 mg/kg Rivaroxaban/saline; prothrombin time was monitored. IS and ET was induced after 1 h, by thread-induced transient middle cerebral artery occlusion (tMCAO) that mimicked mechanical ET for proximal MCA occlusion at 60 min...
May 9, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29740204/oral-treatment-with-plecanatide-or-dolcanatide-attenuates-visceral-hypersensitivity-via-activation-of-guanylate-cyclase-c-in-rat-models
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Illona-Marie Boulete, Anusha Thadi, Catherine Beaufrand, Viren Patwa, Apoorva Joshi, John A Foss, E Priya Eddy, Helene Eutamene, Vaseem A Palejwala, Vassilia Theodorou, Kunwar Shailubhai
AIM: To investigate the effects of plecanatide and dolcanatide on maintenance of paracellular permeability, integrity of tight junctions and on suppression of visceral hypersensitivity. METHODS: Transport of fluorescein isothiocyanate (FITC)-dextran was measured to assess permeability across cell monolayers and rat colon tissues. Effects of plecanatide and dolcanatide on the integrity of tight junctions in Caco-2 and T84 monolayers and on the expression and localization of occludin and zonula occludens-1 (ZO-1) were examined by immunofluorescence microscopy...
May 7, 2018: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29738614/proteomic-and-cellular-localisation-studies-suggest-non-tight-junction-cytoplasmic-and-nuclear-roles-for-occludin-in-astrocytes
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S V Morgan, C J Garwood, L Jennings, J E Simpson, L M Castelli, P R Heath, S R Mihaylov, I Vazquez Villasenor, T C Minshull, P G Ince, M J Dickman, G M Hautbergue, S B Wharton
Occludin is a component of tight junctions, which are essential structural components of the blood brain barrier. However, occludin is expressed in cells without tight junctions, implying additional functions. We determined the expression and localisation of occludin in astrocytes in cell culture and in human brain tissue, and sought novel binding partners using a proteomic approach. Expression was investigated by immunocytochemistry and immunoblotting in the 1321N1 astrocytoma cell line and ScienCell human primary astrocytes, and by immunohistochemistry in human autopsy brain tissue...
May 8, 2018: European Journal of Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29731961/macrophages-induce-budding-in-aggressive-human-colon-cancer-subtypes-by-protease-mediated-disruption-of-tight-junctions
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Kari Trumpi, Nicola Frenkel, Timo Peters, Nicoline M Korthagen, Jennifer M J Jongen, Daniëlle Raats, Helma van Grevenstein, Yara Backes, Leon M Moons, Miangela M Lacle, Jan Koster, Danny Zwijnenburg, Inne H M Borel Rinkes, Onno Kranenburg
Primary human colorectal tumors with a high stromal content have an increased capacity to metastasize. Cancer-associated fibroblasts (CAFs) promote metastasis, but the contribution of other stromal cell types is unclear. Here we searched for additional stromal cell types that contribute to aggressive tumor cell behavior. By making use of the 'immunome compendium'-a collection of gene signatures reflecting the presence of specific immune cell-types-we show that macrophage signatures are most strongly associated with a high CAF content and with poor prognosis in multiple large cohorts of primary tumors and liver metastases...
April 13, 2018: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29726306/secreted-giardia-intestinalis-cysteine-proteases-disrupt-intestinal-epithelial-cell-junctional-complexes-and-degrade-chemokines
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Jingyi Liu, Showgy Ma'ayeh, Dimitra Peirasmaki, Britta Lundström-Stadelmann, Lars Hellman, Staffan G Svärd
Giardiasis is a common diarrheal disease caused by the protozoan parasite Giardia intestinalis. Cysteine proteases (CPs) are acknowledged as virulence factors in Giardia but their specific role in the molecular pathogenesis of disease is not known. Herein, we aimed to characterize the three main secreted CPs (CP14019, CP16160 and CP16779), which were identified by mass spectrometry in the medium during interaction with intestinal epithelial cells (IECs) in vitro. First, the CPs were epitope-tagged and localized to the endoplasmic reticulum and cytoplasmic vesicle-like structures...
December 31, 2018: Virulence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29722942/-role-of-tgf-%C3%AE-1-in-sertoli-cells-and-tight-junction
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Jiang-Tao Lou, Ren-Xiong Wei, Lang-Lang Yu, Jian-Wei Chen, Yun Cui
Objective: To explore the role of TGF-β1 in the proliferation and apoptosis of Sertoli cells and its effect on the expressions of tight junction-related proteins and genes in rats. METHODS: Rat Sertoli cells were isolated in vitro, primarily cultured, and divided into groups A (blank control), B (TGF-β1 receptor blocker), C (TGF-β1), and D (TGF-β1 + receptor blocker). The proliferation and apoptosis of the cells were detected by CCK-8 and flow cytometry, respectively...
June 2017: Zhonghua Nan Ke Xue, National Journal of Andrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29722317/exendin-4-inhibits-high-altitude-cerebral-edema-by-protecting-against-neurobiological-dysfunction
#16
Zhong-Lei Sun, Xian-Feng Jiang, Yuan-Chi Cheng, Ying-Fu Liu, Kai Yang, Shuang-Long Zhu, Xian-Bin Kong, Yue Tu, Ke-Feng Bian, Zhen-Lin Liu, Xu-Yi Chen
The anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects of exendin-4 (Ex-4) have been reported previously. However, whether (Ex-4) has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects on high-altitude cerebral edema (HACE) remains poorly understood. In this study, two rat models of HACE were established by placing rats in a hypoxic environment with a simulated altitude of either 6000- or 7000-m above sea level (MASL) for 72 hours. An altitude of 7000 MASL with 72-hours of hypoxia was found to be the optimized experimental paradigm for establishing HACE models...
April 2018: Neural Regeneration Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29713894/fluoxetine-is-neuroprotective-in-early-brain-injury-via-its-anti-inflammatory-and-anti-apoptotic-effects-in-a-rat-experimental-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-model
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Hui-Min Hu, Bin Li, Xiao-Dong Wang, Yun-Shan Guo, Hua Hui, Hai-Ping Zhang, Biao Wang, Da-Geng Huang, Ding-Jun Hao
Fluoxetine, an anti-depressant drug, has recently been shown to provide neuroprotection in central nervous system injury, but its roles in subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) remain unclear. In this study, we aimed to evaluate whether fluoxetine attenuates early brain injury (EBI) after SAH. We demonstrated that intraperitoneal injection of fluoxetine (10 mg/kg per day) significantly attenuated brain edema and blood-brain barrier (BBB) disruption, microglial activation, and neuronal apoptosis in EBI after experimental SAH, as evidenced by the reduction of brain water content and Evans blue dye extravasation, prevention of disruption of the tight junction proteins zonula occludens-1, claudin-5, and occludin, a decrease of cells staining positive for Iba-1, ED-1, and TUNEL and a decline in IL-1β, IL-6, TNF-α, MDA, 3-nitrotyrosine, and 8-OHDG levels...
April 30, 2018: Neuroscience Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29713228/blood-brain-barrier-disruption-and-perivascular-beta-amyloid-accumulation-in-the-brain-of-aged-rats-with-spontaneous-hypertension-evaluation-with-dynamic-contrast-enhanced-magnetic-resonance-imaging
#18
Yu Wang, Ruzhi Zhang, Chuanyuan Tao, Ziqian Xu, Wei Chen, Chunhua Wang, Li Song, Jie Zheng, Fabao Gao
Objective: Whether blood-brain barrier (BBB) disruption induced by chronic spontaneous hypertension is associated with beta-amyloid (Aβ) accumulation in the brain remains poorly understood. The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between BBB disruption and Aβ influx and accumulation in the brain of aged rats with chronic spontaneous hypertension. Materials and Methods: Five aged spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHRs) and five age-matched normotensive Wistar-Kyoto (WKY) rats were studied...
May 2018: Korean Journal of Radiology: Official Journal of the Korean Radiological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29709661/effect-of-intermittent-shear-stress-on-corneal-epithelial-cells-using-an-in-vitro-flow-culture-model
#19
Ulrike Hampel, Fabian Garreis, Fabian Burgemeister, Nicole Eßel, Friedrich Paulsen
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to establish and to evaluate an in vitro model for culturing human telomerase-immortalized corneal epithelial (hTCEpi) cells under adjustable medium flow mimicking the movements of the tear film on the ocular surface. METHODS: Using an IBIDI pump system, cells were cultured under unidirectional, continuous or oscillating, discontinuous medium flow. Cell surface and cytoskeletal architecture were investigated by scanning electron microscopy and immunofluorescence...
April 27, 2018: Ocular Surface
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29708077/emerging-drugs-for-the-treatment-of-breast-cancer-brain-metastasis-a-review-of-patent-literature
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Maricruz Anaya-Ruiz, Cindy Bandala, Patricia Martinez-Morales, Gerardo Landeta, Rebeca D Martinez-Contreras, Nancy Martinez-Montiel, Martin Perez-Santos
BACKGROUND: Despite dramatic advances in cancer treatment that lead to long-term survival, there is an increasing number of patients presenting with clinical manifestations of cerebral metastasis in breast cancer, for whom only palliative treatment options exist. OBJECTIVE: The present review aims to provide to identify recent patens of breast cancer brain metastasis that may have application in improving cancer treatment. METHOD: Recent patents regarding the breast cancer brain metastasis were obtained from USPTO patent databases, Esp@cenet, Patentscope and Patent Inspiration®...
April 29, 2018: Recent Patents on Anti-cancer Drug Discovery
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