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Youhei Okada, Ting Wang, Kazuhiro Kasai, Kazuyuki Suzuki, Yasuhiro Takikawa
Transforming growth factor-beta (TGF-β) is critical in cancer cell invasion and metastasis. The effects of a treatment that targets TGF-β using the combination of interferon alpha (IFNα)-2b and 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) are unknown. Here, we show that the serum levels of TGF-β1 prior to the therapy correlate with increased maximum tumor diameter, which is significantly ( p  < 0.01) decreased after the combination therapy. 5-FU increased both the expression and secretion levels of TGF-β1 in hepatoma cells, but not in normal hepatocytes...
2018: Cell Death Discovery
Celine Guidoux, Jean-Jacques Hauw, Isabelle F Klein, Julien Labreuche, Claudine Berr, Charles Duyckaerts, Pierre Amarenco
BACKGROUND: Risk factors for intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) include hypertension and cerebral amyloid angiopathy (CAA). The objective of this study was to determine the autopsy prevalence of CAA and the potential overlap with other risk factors among patients who died from ICH and also the correlation of CAA with cerebral microbleeds. METHODS: We analyzed 81 consecutive autopsy brains from patients with ICH. Staining for CAA detection was performed. We used an age- and sex-matched control group of routine brain autopsies of nonneurological patients to determine the frequencies of CAA and hypertension...
March 20, 2018: Cerebrovascular Diseases
Xiying Wu, Daiwen Chen, Bing Yu, Yuheng Luo, Ping Zheng, Xiangbing Mao, Jie Yu, Jun He
OBJECTIVES: This study explored the effects of different fiber fractions on growth performance, nutrient digestibility and intestinal development in a porcine model. METHODS: Blood and tissue samples were collected from thirty-two weaned pigs fed with control diet (CON) or diet containing 5 % cellulose (CEL), xylan (XYL) or β-glucan (GLU). RESULTS: This reserch showed that GLU supplementation decreased the growth performance of pigs (P <0...
February 6, 2018: Nutrition
Yukari Yoshida, Yukihiko Sejimo, Masashi Kurachi, Yasuki Ishizaki, Takashi Nakano, Akihisa Takahashi
X-ray irradiation (X-irradiation) induces disruption of the blood-brain barrier (BBB). However, the mechanisms underlying the permeability changes are unclear. Therefore, in the present study, we examined the cellular and molecular changes produced by X-irradiation of the brain. Male ICR mice were irradiated locally on their head, posterior to the bregma, except for the eyes, with a single dose of 60 Gy. BBB permeability was assessed using Evans blue dye. We also examined vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) expression, microglial morphology, and the expression of the tight junction protein claudin-5 from 0...
March 12, 2018: Neurochemistry International
Lin Cao, Jizheng Chen, Yaxin Wang, Yuting Yang, Jie Qing, Zihe Rao, Xinwen Chen, Zhiyong Lou
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is a leading cause of liver disease worldwide. Although several HCV protease/polymerase inhibitors were recently approved by U.S. FDA, the combination of antivirals targeting multiple processes of HCV lifecycle would optimize anti-HCV therapy and against potential drug-resistance. Viral entry is an essential target step for antiviral development, but FDA-approved HCV entry inhibitor remains exclusive. Here we identify serotonin 2A receptor (5-HT2A R) is a HCV entry factor amendable to therapeutic intervention by a chemical biology strategy...
March 14, 2018: Protein & Cell
Leilei Mao, Tuo Yang, Xin Li, Xia Lei, Yang Sun, Yongfang Zhao, Wenting Zhang, Yanqin Gao, Baoliang Sun, Feng Zhang
The major pathophysiological process of vascular cognitive impairment (VCI) is chronic cerebral ischemia, which causes disintegration of the blood-brain barrier (BBB), neuronal death, and white matter injury. This study aims to test whether sulforaphane (Sfn), a natural activator of nuclear factor erythroid 2-related factor 2 (Nrf2), reduces the chronic ischemic injury and cognitive dysfunction after VCI. Experimental VCI was induced in rats by permanent occlusion of both common carotid arteries for six weeks...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
Michalina Oplatowska-Stachowiak, Claudine Reiring, Nermin Sajic, Willem Haasnoot, Catherine Brabet, Katrina Campbell, Christopher T Elliott, Martin Salden
Sterigmatocystin (STG) is a highly toxic secondary fungal metabolite structurally closely related to the well-known carcinogenic aflatoxins. Its presence has been reported in grains and grain-based products as well as in other foodstuffs like nuts, green coffee beans, spices, beer and cheese. Due to the lack of suitable data on the occurrence of STG, in 2013, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) could not characterise its risk for human health and recommended that more data on STG in food and feed needed to be collected...
March 9, 2018: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
François-André Allaert, Didier Rastel, Anne Graissaguel, Delphine Sion, Claudine Hamel-Desnos
Background Patients' adherence to elastic compression stockings is difficult to evaluate, and therefore we create a short self-questionnaire and validate its psychometric properties. Methods We reduce the questions with Varimed rotation analysis, evaluate its internal consistency using Cronbach's alpha test and its external validity by comparison to electronic thermic captors. Receiver operating characteristic (ROC) analysis was used to determine a threshold and determine its sensitivity and specificity. Results The initial questionnaire was reduced from 22 to 5 questions rated from 0 to 4...
January 1, 2018: Phlebology
Sophie Paquet-Fifield, Shir Lin Koh, Lesley Cheng, Laura Marie Beyit, Carolyn E Shembrey, Christina Moelck, Corina Behrenbruch, Marina Papin, Meritxell Gironella, Sophie Guelfi, Ramona Nasr, Fanny Grillet, Michel Prudhomme, Jean-François Bourgaux, Antoni Castells, Jean-Marc Pascussi, Alexander G Heriot, Alain Puisieux, Melissa J Davis, Julie Pannequin, Andrew F Hill, Erica K Sloan, Frédéric Hollande
Post-treatment recurrence of colorectal cancer (CRC), the third most lethal cancer worldwide, is often driven by a subpopulation of cancer stem cells (CSCs). The tight junction (TJ) protein claudin-2 is overexpressed in human CRC where it enhances cell proliferation, colony formation, and chemoresistance in vitro. While several of these biological processes are features of the CSC phenotype, a role for claudin-2 in the regulation of these has not been identified. Here we report that elevated claudin-2 expression in stage II/III colorectal tumors is associated with poor recurrence-free survival following 5-FU-based chemotherapy, an outcome in which CSC play an instrumental role...
March 6, 2018: Cancer Research
J-Q Wang, W-P Gu, Q-Q Deng, Q Huang, A-M Wang, S-X Liu, H-Y Tang, Y Liang, J-H Yan, S Ouyang
OBJECTIVE: The present study was designed to investigate the effect of microRNA-126 (miR-126) on the migration and homing of endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) within arterial thrombus of cerebral infarction patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: EPCs from rat bone marrow were isolated, and miR-126 overexpressed EPCs were constructed by lentiviral transfection. Then, the middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO) model was established by the method of thread ligation. Successfully established model rats were randomly divided into miR-126 overexpression EPC group, miR-126 wild type EPC group, and normal saline group...
February 2018: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
Xiao Xu, Shaokui Chen, Haibo Wang, Zhixiao Tu, Shuhui Wang, Xiuying Wang, Huiling Zhu, Chunwei Wang, Jiadong Zhu, Yulan Liu
This study was conducted to evaluate whether medium-chain TAG (MCT) could alleviate Escherichia coli lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced intestinal injury by regulating intestinal epithelial inflammatory response, as well as necroptosis. A total of twenty-four weanling piglets were randomly allotted to one of four treatments in a 2×2 factorial arrangement including diet type (5 % maize oil v. 4 % MCT+1 % maize oil) and immune stress (saline v. E. coli LPS). The piglets were fed diets containing maize oil or MCT for 21 d...
March 6, 2018: British Journal of Nutrition
Pilvi Laurikka, Katri Lindfors, Mikko Oittinen, Heini Huhtala, Teea Salmi, Marja-Leena Lähdeaho, Tuire Ilus, Markku Mäki, Katri Kaukinen, Kalle Kurppa
GOALS: The aim of this study was to investigate the role of dietary factors, distinct small-bowel mucosal immune cell types, and epithelial integrity in the perpetuation of gastrointestinal symptoms in treated celiac disease patients. BACKGROUND: For unexplained reasons, many celiac disease patients suffer from persistent symptoms, despite a strict gluten-free diet (GFD) and recovered intestinal mucosa. STUDY: We compared clinical and serological data and mucosal recovery in 22 asymptomatic and 25 symptomatic celiac patients on a long-term GFD...
March 2, 2018: Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology
Shuyuan Shen, Hai Yu, Xiaobai Liu, Yunhui Liu, Jian Zheng, Ping Wang, Wei Gong, Jiajia Chen, Lini Zhao, Yixue Xue
The blood-tumor barrier (BTB) restricts the efficient delivery of anti-glioma drugs to cranial glioma tissues. Increased BTB permeability may allow greater delivery of the therapeutic agents. Increasing evidence has revealed that PIWI proteins and PIWI-interacting RNAs (piRNAs) play an important role in tumor progression. However, whether PIWI proteins and piRNAs regulate BTB permeability remains unclear. In the present study, we demonstrated that the PIWIL1/piRNA-DQ593109 (piR-DQ593109) complex was the predominant regulator of BTB permeability...
March 2, 2018: Molecular Therapy. Nucleic Acids
Ronggui Lin, Fei Chen, Shi Wen, Tianhong Teng, Yu Pan, Heguang Huang
Background: Impairment of the blood-brain barrier (BBB) in severe acute pancreatitis (SAP) could result in life-threatening pancreatic encephalopathy. Interleukin-10 (IL-10) is a classical cytokine that is well-known for its strong immunoregulatory and anti-inflammatory abilities. However, whether and how IL-10 protects the BBB in SAP are still unclear. Methods: This study includes in vivo experiments using a SAP rat model and in vitro experiments using an in vitro BBB model consisting of a monolayer of brain microvascular endothelial cells (BMECs)...
2018: Journal of Inflammation
Laura Riva, Ok-Ryul Song, Jannick Prentoe, François Helle, Laurent L'homme, Charles-Henry Gattolliat, Alexandre Vandeputte, Lucie Fénéant, Sandrine Belouzard, Thomas F Baumert, Tarik Asselah, Jens Bukh, Priscille Brodin, Laurence Cocquerel, Yves Rouillé, Jean Dubuisson
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection causes 500,000 deaths annually, associated with end-stage liver diseases. Investigations of the HCV life cycle widened the knowledge in virology, and here we discovered that two piperazinylbenzenesulfonamides inhibit HCV entry into liver cells. The entry process of HCV into host cells is a complex process, not fully understood, but characterized by multiple spatially and temporally regulated steps involving several known host factors. Through a high-content virus-infection screening analysis with a library of 1,120 biologically active chemical compounds, we identified SB258585, an antagonist of the serotonin receptor 6 (5-HT6), as a new inhibitor of HCV entry in liver-derived cell lines, as well as in primary hepatocytes...
February 28, 2018: Journal of Virology
Wen-Jing Li, Chang Xu, Kun Wang, Teng-Yan Li, Xiao-Nan Wang, Hui Yang, Tiaosi Xing, Wen-Xia Li, Yan-Hua Chen, Hong Gao, Lei Ding
BACKGROUND: As a potential tumor suppressor gene, Claudin-7 (Cldn7), which is a component of tight junctions, may play an important role in colorectal cancer occurrence and development. AIMS: To generate a knockout mouse model of inducible conditional Cldn7 in the intestine and analyze the phenotype of the mice after induction with tamoxifen. METHODS: We constructed Cldn7-flox transgenic mice and crossed them with Villin-CreERT2 mice. The Cldn7 inducible conditional knockout mice appeared normal and were well developed at birth...
February 27, 2018: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
Yi Yang, Shihoko Kimura-Ohba, Jeffrey F Thompson, Victor M Salayandia, Melissa Cosse, Limor Raz, Fakhreya Y Jalal, Gary A Rosenberg
Vascular cognitive impairment is a major cause of dementia caused by chronic hypoxia, producing progressive damage to white matter (WM) secondary to blood-brain barrier (BBB) opening and vascular dysfunction. Tight junction proteins (TJPs), which maintain BBB integrity, are lost in acute ischemia. Although angiogenesis is critical for neurovascular remodeling, less is known about its role in chronic hypoxia. To study the impact of TJP degradation and angiogenesis during pathological progression of WM damage, we used the spontaneously hypertensive/stroke prone rats with unilateral carotid artery occlusion and Japanese permissive diet to model WM damage...
February 24, 2018: Neurobiology of Disease
Anniina Jääskeläinen, Ylermi Soini, Arja Jukkola-Vuorinen, Päivi Auvinen, Kirsi-Maria Haapasaari, Peeter Karihtala
BACKGROUND: The subtype of claudin-low breast cancer can be reliably determined only by gene-expression profiling. Attempts have been made to develop immunohistochemical surrogates, which nearly always focus on membranous claudin expression. METHODS: We assessed the immunohistochemical expression of both membranous and cytoplasmic claudins 3, 4 and 7 in a series of 197 non-metastatic breast cancers, enriched with triple-negative breast cancers (TNBCs; 60%). The expression of epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition-regulating transcription factors Sip1, Zeb1 and vimentin had previously been determined in the same material...
February 27, 2018: BMC Cancer
Chenyang Liu, Kang Chen, Yunwei Lu, Zhuyuan Fang, Guran Yu
Excessive amyloid beta (Aβ) deposition in brain is mainly responsible for cell damage and blood-brain barrier (BBB) disruption in Alzheimer's disease (AD). Catalpol, an iridoid glucoside extracted from the root of Rehmannia glutinosa Libosch, has neuroprotective effect against AD. It is unclear whether catalpol has a protective effect on Aβ-induced BBB leakage. We employed an immortalized endothelial cell line (bEnd.3) and astrocytes co-culture to mimic a BBB model in vitro and investigated the effect of catalpol on BBB...
February 26, 2018: Phytotherapy Research: PTR
Anders Brunse, Päivi Worsøe, Susanne Elisabeth Pors, Kerstin Skovgaard, Per Torp Sangild
Preterm infants have increased risk of neonatal sepsis, potentially inducing brain injury, and they may benefit from early initiation of enteral milk feeding. Using preterm pigs as models, we hypothesized that early provision of bovine colostrum to parentally nourished newborns protects against sepsis and neuroinflammation during bloodstream infection. Preterm newborn pigs were administered 10 CFU/kg of intra-arterial Staphylococcus epidermidis (SE, an opportunistic pathogen often causing sepsis in preterm infants), followed by administration of total parenteral nutrition (TPN, SE + TPN, n = 15) or oral provision of bovine colostrum with supplementary parenteral nutrition (SE + COL, n = 14), and compared with uninfected, TPN-nourished controls (CON + TPN, n = 11)...
February 21, 2018: Shock
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