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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679944/epigallocatechin-3-gallate-attenuates-microcystin-lr-induced-apoptosis-in-human-umbilical-vein-endothelial-cells-through-activation-of-the-nrf2-ho-1-pathway
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Jun Shi, Min Zhang, Libin Zhang, Huipin Deng
Our previous study showed that the tea extract, epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG), protects against microcystin-LR (MC-LR) -mediated apoptosis of human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs); however, the mechanism underlying MC-LR-induced HUVEC apoptosis remains incompletely understood. In this study, we investigated whether the nuclear factor erythroid-like 2 (NRF2)/heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1) pathway, which regulates antioxidant transcriptional regulation of oxidative stress and apoptosis, is involved in this process...
April 18, 2018: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679925/tocotrienol-rich-fraction-supplementation-reduces-hyperglycemia-induced-skeletal-muscle-damage-through-regulation-of-insulin-signaling-and-oxidative-stress-in-type-2-diabetic-mice
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Heaji Lee, Yunsook Lim
Chronic hyperglycemia induces impairment of muscle growth and development of diabetes mellitus (DM). Since skeletal muscle is the major site for disposal of ingested glucose, impaired glucose metabolism causes imbalance between protein synthesis and degradation which adversely affects physical mobility. In this study, we investigated the effect of tocotrienol-rich fraction (TRF) supplementation on skeletal muscle damage in diabetic mice. Diabetes was induced by a high-fat diet with streptozotocin (STZ) injection (100 mg/kg) in male C57BL/6J mice...
March 21, 2018: Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679759/bax-inhibitor-1-from-orange-spotted-grouper-epinephelus-coioides-involved-in-viral-infection
#3
Jia Cai, Shina Wei, Yishan Lu, Zaohe Wu, Qiwei Qin, Jichang Jian
Bax inhibitor-1 (BI-1) is a conserved anti-apoptotic protein that suppresses endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress-induced cell death. However, the function of fish BI-1 is not quite clear. In the present study, a bi-1 homolog (Ecbi-1) from orange spotted grouper, Epinephelus coioides was identified and its roles in viral infection were investigated. EcBI-1 encoded 237 amino acids protein, contained six transmembrane regions and a conservative C-terminus motif. Ecbi-1 predominantly expressed in kidney and spleen of healthy grouper...
April 18, 2018: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679669/n-acetylcysteine-protects-against-chorioretinal-damage-induced-by-photodynamic-therapy-for-experimental-choroidal-neovascularization-in-a-rat-model
#4
Tae Wan Kim, Jun Woong Moon, Hyeong Gon Yu
We explored the protective effects of N -acetylcysteine (NAC) on chorioretinal damage induced by photodynamic therapy (PDT) in an experimental rat model of choroidal neovascularization (CNV). METHODS: Experimental CNV was induced by an argon laser in 24 Brown Norway rats 7 days prior to PDT. Commencing 1 day after CNV induction, 0.5 mL of NAC was orally administered daily to the NAC+ group (12 rats), and 0.5 mL of normal saline to the NAC- group (12 rats). Diode laser treatment was delivered for 42 s (total energy, 25 J/cm2) to the left eye prior to verteporfin infusion (PDT-) and to the right eye 15-20 min after such infusion (PDT+)...
April 18, 2018: Photodiagnosis and Photodynamic Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678740/effects-of-pasteurella-multocida-lipopolysaccharides-on-bovine-leukocytes
#5
Sivakumar Periasamy, P Ezhil Praveena, Nem Singh
Lipopolysaccharide (LPS) is a major virulence factor of Gram-negative bacteria playing a major role in stimulating protective immune response in mammalian host. However, in many gram-negative bacterial infections, LPS also elicits immunopathology by inducing excessive inflammatory changes. P. multocida (Pm), a gram-negative bacterium, causes acute lung inflammation and fatal septicemic disease in animals. However, the effects of Pm LPS on host cells are little known. In this study, LPS isolated from three different serotypes (B:2, A:1 and A:3) of Pm were individually tested in vitro to assess the response of bovine leukocytes...
April 17, 2018: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678581/molecular-and-histological-study-on-the-effects-of-non-thermal-irreversible-electroporation-on-the-liver
#6
Yanfang Zhang, Chenang Lyu, Yu Liu, Yanpeng Lv, Tammy T Chang, Boris Rubinsky
Non-thermal irreversible electroporation (NTIRE) is a biophysical phenomenon in which certain electric fields delivered across the cell membrane in tissue, cause cell death, without affecting the extracellular matrix. "Minimally invasive regenerative surgery" is a new medical modality for treatment of end-stage organ or tissue failure in which exogenous cells are implanted in a decellularized niche in tissue, formed by the delivery of NTIRE electric fields across a targeted volume of tissue. We anticipate that the success of the procedure will depend on the time of implantation relative to the application of NTIRE...
April 17, 2018: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678497/antitumor-activity-of-a-molecularly-imprinted-nanopreparation-of-5-flurouracil-against-ehrlich-carcinoma-solid-tumors-grown-in-mice-comparison-to-free-5-flurouracil
#7
Ahmed R Gardouh, Bassant M Barakat, Mona K E Qushawy, Amany Y El-Kazzaz, Manal M Sami, Sawsan A Zaitone
Recently, nanotechnology has received great attention in war against cancer. The present study investigated the antitumor efficacy of molecularly imprinted nanopreparation of 5-fluorouracil (nano-5-FU) against Ehrlich ascites carcinoma (EAC) solid tumors grown in mice. Tumor cells were transplanted into female albino mice. Mice were allocated into 5 groups; Group 1: control EAC bearing mice. Groups 2&3: EAC-bearing mice treated orally with 5-FU (5 and 10 mg/kg) twice weekly. Groups 4&5: EAC bearing mice treated with nano-5-FU (5 and 10 mg/kg) twice weekly...
April 17, 2018: Chemico-biological Interactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677537/the-rescue-effect-of-mesenchymal-stem-cell-on-sodium-iodate-induced-retinal-pigment-epithelial-cell-death-through-deactivation-of-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-mediated-nlrp3-inflammasome
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Xiying Mao, Ting Pan, Han Shen, Huiyu Xi, Songtao Yuan, Qinghuai Liu
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a multifactorial disease resulting in the gradual loss of retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) and the permanent visual damage. Various risk factors, including oxidative stress, form a complex network at the confluence of inflammation. Mesenchymal stem cell (MSC) is a well-studied population of adult stem cell with strong neuroprotective and immunoregulatory properties. Here, we reported the protective effect of MSC on sodium iodate (NaIO3)-triggered RPE degeneration. Sodium iodate (NaIO3)-induced RPE cell death was remarkably reduced when cocultured with MSC...
April 17, 2018: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677209/osteopontin-plays-a-pivotal-role-in-increasing-severity-of-respiratory-syncytial-virus-infection
#9
Viviana Sampayo-Escobar, Ryan Green, Michael B Cheung, Raminder Bedi, Subhra Mohapatra, Shyam S Mohapatra
The molecular mechanisms underlying susceptibility to severe respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection remain poorly understood. Herein, we report on the role of osteopontin (OPN) in regulation of RSV infection in human epithelial cells and how interleukin-1 beta (IL-1β), a cytokine secreted soon after RSV infection, when persistently expressed can induce OPN expression leading to increased viral infection. We first compared OPN expression in two human epithelial cell lines: HEK-293 and HEp-2. In contrast to HEp-2, HEK-293 expresses low levels of pro-caspase-1 resulting in decreased IL-1β expression in response to RSV infection...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677120/the-protective-role-of-sulfated-polysaccharides-from-green-seaweed-udotea-flabellum-in-cells-exposed-to-oxidative-damage
#10
Fernando Bastos Presa, Maxsuell Lucas Mendes Marques, Rony Lucas Silva Viana, Leonardo Thiago Duarte Barreto Nobre, Leandro Silva Costa, Hugo Alexandre Oliveira Rocha
Seaweed is a rich source of bioactive sulfated polysaccharides. We obtained six sulfated polysaccharide-rich fractions (UF-0.3, UF-0.5, UF-0.6, UF-0.7, UF-1.0, and UF-2.0) from the green seaweed Udotea flabellum (UF) by proteolytic digestion followed by sequential acetone precipitation. Biochemical analysis of these fractions showed that they were enriched with sulfated galactans. The viability and proliferative capacity of 3T3 fibroblasts exposed to FeSO₄ (2 µM), CuSO₄ (1 µM) or ascorbate (2 mM) was not affected...
April 20, 2018: Marine Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675963/protective-effects-of-resveratrol-against-high-ambient-temperature-induced-spleen-dysplasia-in-broilers-through-modulating-splenic-redox-status-and-apoptosis
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Cheng Zhang, Kaikai Chen, Xiaohui Zhao, Zhaoyu Geng
BACKGROUND: Resveratrol has been shown to prevent high ambient temperature (HT)-induced spleen dysplasia, but the mechanisms of action are not clear. This study aims to examine the hypothesis that HT-induced spleen dysplasia may be associated with HT-induced oxidative stress and apoptosis, while resveratrol may activate Nrf2 signaling pathway and thus reduces oxidative stress and apoptosis. RESULTS: Results showed that HT caused spleen dysplasia in broilers, reflecting by the lower relative weight of spleen (P<0...
April 20, 2018: Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675024/activation-of-the-absent-in-melanoma-2-inflammasome-in-peripheral-blood-mononuclear-cells-from-idiopathic-pulmonary-fibrosis-patients-leads-to-the-release-of-pro-fibrotic-mediators
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Michela Terlizzi, Antonio Molino, Chiara Colarusso, Chantal Donovan, Pasquale Imitazione, Pasquale Somma, Rita P Aquino, Philip M Hansbro, Aldo Pinto, Rosalinda Sorrentino
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a chronic fibro-proliferative disease characterized by poor prognosis, with a mean survival of ~2-3 years after definite diagnosis. The cause of IPF is still unknown but it is a heterogeneous condition in which the aberrant deposition of extracellular matrix leads to extensive lung remodeling. This remodeling is a consequence of inflammatory responses, but the mechanisms involved are poorly understood. In this study, we first analyzed a bleomycin-induced mouse model, which showed that higher expression of IL-1β, but not IL-18, was correlated to pulmonary cell infiltration and fibrosis...
2018: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29674944/dunye-guanxinning-improves-acute-myocardial-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-by-inhibiting-neutrophil-infiltration-and-caspase-1-activity
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Q G Zhang, S R Wang, X M Chen, H N Guo, S Ling, J W Xu
Acute myocardial infarction is the most serious manifestation of cardiovascular disease, and it is a life-threatening condition. Dunye Guanxinning (DG) is a protective traditional Chinese patent herbal medicine with high clinical efficacy and suitable for the treatment of myocardial infarction. However, the mechanism through which it is beneficial is unclear. In this study, we hypothesized that DG improves acute myocardial ischemia-reperfusion injury by inhibiting neutrophil infiltration and caspase-1 activity...
2018: Mediators of Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29674665/the-proximal-tubular-%C3%AE-7-nicotinic-acetylcholine-receptor-attenuates-ischemic-acute-kidney-injury-through-akt-pkc-signaling-mediated-ho-1-induction
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Hwajin Kim, So Ra Kim, Jihyun Je, Kyuho Jeong, Sooji Kim, Hye Jung Kim, Ki Churl Chang, Sang Won Park
Activation of the α7 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (α7nAChR) has been shown to attenuate excessive inflammation by inhibiting proinflammatory cytokines during ischemia-reperfusion (IR) injury; however, the underlying kidney-specific molecular mechanisms remain unclear. The protective action of α7nAChR against renal IR injury was investigated using a selective α7nAChR agonist and antagonist. α7nAChR activation reduced plasma creatinine levels and tubular cell damage, whereas α7nAChR inhibition aggravated the IR-induced phenotype...
April 20, 2018: Experimental & Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29674280/the-chemotherapeutic-effect-of-%C3%AE-2-himachalen-6-ol-in-chemically-induced-skin-tumorigenesis
#15
Hamid E Daaboul, Carole Dagher, Robin I Taleb, Kikki Bodman-Smith, Wassim N Shebaby, Mirvat El-Sibai, Mohamad A Mroueh, Costantine F Daher
β-2-himachalen-6-ol (HC), a novel sesquiterpene derived from Lebanese wild carrot, was shown to possess a remarkable anticancer activity. The present study investigates the in vitro anticancer activity of HC and its effect on papillomas induced using a DMBA/TPA skin carcinogenesis mouse model. HaCaT-ras II-4 epidermal squamous cell viability was assessed using WST-1 kit. Cell cycle was analyzed by flow cytometry, and pro/anti-apoptotic proteins were measured using western blot. Mice papillomas were induced by DMBA and promoted with TPA for 18 weeks...
April 16, 2018: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29674274/a-novel-synthetic-curcumin-derivative-mhmm-41-induces-ros-mediated-apoptosis-and-migration-blocking-of-human-lung-cancer-cells-a549
#16
Guang-Zhou Zhou, A-Fang Li, Yan-He Sun, Gang-Chun Sun
Many curcumin derivatives were produced and characterized to improve the physiochemical instability and low solubility of curcumin. Here, MHMM-41 (a novel curcumin derivative) was used to treat non-small lung cancer cells of human (known as A549) and to identify its anti-proliferative activities. Our results suggested that MHMM-41 display no significant cytotoxicity toward normal human lung fibroblast 2BS cells and mouse embryonal fibroblast 3T3 cells. It also had better anti-proliferative activity than curcumin in A549 cells...
April 16, 2018: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29674122/4-fluorobenzaldehyde-limonene-based-thiosemicarbazone-induces-apoptosis-in-pc-3-human-prostate-cancer-cells
#17
Bruna Dos Santos Rodrigues, Renato Ivan de Ávila, Polyana Lopes Benfica, Ludmila Pires Bringel, Cecília Maria Alves de Oliveira, Fábio Vandresen, Cleuza Conceição da Silva, Marize Campos Valadares
AIMS: This study evaluated parameters of toxicity and antiproliferative effects of (+)-N(1)-4-fluorobenzaldehyde-N(4)-{1-methyl-1-[(1R)-4-methylcyclohexene-3-il]-ethyl}-thiossemicarbazone (4-FTSC) in PC-3 adenocarcinoma prostate cells. MAIN METHODS: Cytotoxicity of 4-FTSC in PC-3 cells was evaluated using MTT assay. Morphology examination of PC-3 cells treated with 4-FTSC was also performed as well as the cell death mechanisms induced were investigated using flow cytometry...
April 16, 2018: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673840/versatile-effects-of-magnesium-hydroxide-nanoparticles-in-plga-scaffold-mediated-chondrogenesis
#18
Kwang-Sook Park, Byoung-Ju Kim, Eugene Lih, Wooram Park, Soo-Hong Lee, Yoon Ki Joung, Dong Keun Han
Artificial scaffolds made up of various synthetic biodegradable polymers have been reported to have many advantages including cheap manufacturing, easy scale up, high mechanical strength, convenient manipulation, and molding into an unlimited variety of shapes. However, the synthetic biodegradable polymers still have the insufficiency for cartilage regeneration owing to their acidic degradation products. To reduce acidification by degradation of synthetic polymers, we incorporated magnesium hydroxide (MH) nanoparticles into porous polymer scaffold not only to effectively neutralize the acidic hydrolysate but also to minimize the structural disturbance of scaffolds...
April 16, 2018: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673584/a-30-minutes-supraceliac-aortic-clamping-in-the-rat-causes-death-due-to-an-inflammatory-response-and-pulmonary-lesions
#19
Antoine Monnot, Anaïs Dumesnil, Sylvanie Renet, Marie Laurence Roquet, Vincent Richard, Didier Plissonnier
BACKGROUND: The treatment of thoraco-abdominal aortic aneurysms through an open approach has general and pulmonary consequences of multiple etiologies. Our assumption was that the supraceliac aortic clamping needed for this operation causes a systemic inflammatory response associated with a pulmonary attack. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We developed a model of 30 min supraceliac aortic clamping in Wistar rats weighing 300 g. After 90 min of reperfusion the rats were sacrificed...
April 16, 2018: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673373/chorioamnionitis-neuroinflammation-and-injury-timing-is-key-in-the-preterm-ovine-fetus
#20
Ruth Gussenhoven, Rob J J Westerlaken, Daan R M G Ophelders, Alan H Jobe, Matthew W Kemp, Suhas G Kallapur, Luc J Zimmermann, Per T Sangild, Stanislava Pankratova, Pierre Gressens, Boris W Kramer, Bobbi Fleiss, Tim G A M Wolfs
BACKGROUND: Antenatal infection (i.e., chorioamnionitis) is an important risk factor for adverse neurodevelopmental outcomes after preterm birth. Destructive and developmental disturbances of the white matter are hallmarks of preterm brain injury. Understanding the temporal effects of antenatal infection in relation to the onset of neurological injury is crucial for the development of neurotherapeutics for preterm infants. However, these dynamics remain unstudied. METHODS: Time-mated ewes were intra-amniotically injected with lipopolysaccharide at 5, 12, or 24 h or 2, 4, 8, or 15 days before preterm delivery at 125 days gestational age (term ~ 150 days)...
April 19, 2018: Journal of Neuroinflammation
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