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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087985/prophylactic-tributyrin-treatment-mitigates-chronic-binge-alcohol-induced-intestinal-barrier-and-liver-injury
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Gail A Cresci, Bryan Glueck, Megan R McMullen, Wei Xin, Danielle Allende, Laura E Nagy
BACKGROUND/AIM: Impaired gut-liver axis is a potential factor contributing to alcoholic liver disease. Ethanol depletes intestinal integrity and causes gut dysbiosis. Butyrate, a fermentation byproduct of gut microbiota, is altered negatively following chronic ethanol exposure. This study aimed to determine whether prophylactic tributyrin could protect the intestinal barrier and liver in mice during combined chronic-binge ethanol exposure. METHODS: C57BL/6 J mice exposed to 5% v/v ethanol-containing diet for 10 days received a single ethanol gavage (5 g/kg) 9 hrs prior to euthanasia...
January 14, 2017: Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081450/heparanase-driven-inflammation-from-the-ages-stimulated-macrophages-changes-the-functions-of-glomerular-endothelial-cells
#2
Guang Xu, Qiaojing Qin, Min Yang, Zhongdong Qiao, Yong Gu, Jianying Niu
AIMS: Amounts of macrophages were infiltrated in glomeruli in diabetic nephropathy. Heparanase has been thought to be closely related to proteinuria. Our aims were to determine the effect of heparanase on the inflammation in AGEs-stimulated macrophages and its role on the functions of glomerular endothelial cells (GEnCs). METHODS: The expression of inflammation cytokines in macrophages were assayed by q-RT PCR, western, and ELISA. Then western was used to measure the expression of RAGE and key proteins in NF-κB pathway in macrophages...
December 30, 2016: Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079891/crb3-regulates-contact-inhibition-by-activating-the-hippo-pathway-in-mammary-epithelial-cells
#3
Xiaona Mao, Pingping Li, Yaochun Wang, Zheyong Liang, Jie Liu, Juan Li, Yina Jiang, Gang Bao, Lei Li, Bofeng Zhu, Yu Ren, Xinhan Zhao, Jianmin Zhang, Yu Liu, Jin Yang, Peijun Liu
The loss of contact inhibition is a hallmark of cancer cells. The Hippo pathway has recently been shown to be an important regulator of contact inhibition, and the cell apical polarity determinant protein CRB3 has been suggested to be involved in Hippo signalling. However, whether CRB3 regulates contact inhibition in mammary cells remains unclear, and the underlying mechanisms have not been elucidated. As shown in the present study, CRB3 decreases cell proliferation, promotes apoptosis, and enhances the formation of tight and adherens junctions...
January 12, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079139/blood-occludin-level-as-a-potential-biomarker-for-early-blood-brain-barrier-damage-following-ischemic-stroke
#4
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
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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
#6
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/28072465/splicing-regulation-and-dysregulation-of-cholinergic-genes-expressed-at-the-neuromuscular-junction
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Kinji Ohno, Mohammad Alinoor Rahman, Mohammad Nazim, Farhana Nasrin, Yingni Lin, Jun-Ichi Takeda, Akio Masuda
We humans have evolved by acquiring diversity of alternative RNA metabolisms including alternative means of splicing and transcribing non-coding genes, and not by acquiring new coding genes. Tissue-specific and developmental stage-specific alternative RNA splicing is achieved by tightly regulated spatiotemporal regulation of expressions and activations of RNA-binding proteins that recognize their cognate splicing cis-elements on nascent RNA transcripts. Genes expressed at the neuromuscular junction (NMJ) are also alternatively spliced...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Neurochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28071680/loss-of-tricellular-tight-junction-protein-lsr-promotes-cell-invasion-and-migration-via-upregulation-of-tead1-areg-in-human-endometrial-cancer
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Hiroshi Shimada, Shyuetsu Abe, Takayuki Kohno, Seiro Satohisa, Takumi Konno, Syunta Takahashi, Tsubasa Hatakeyama, Chihiro Arimoto, Takuya Kakuki, Yakuto Kaneko, Ken-Ichi Takano, Tsuyoshi Saito, Takashi Kojima
Lipolysis-stimulated lipoprotein receptor (LSR) is a unique molecule of tricellular contacts of normal and cancer cells. We investigated how the loss of LSR induced cell migration, invasion and proliferation in endometrial cancer cell line Sawano. mRNAs of amphiregulin (AREG) and TEA domain family member 1 (TEAD1) were markedly upregulated by siRNA-LSR. In endometrial cancer tissues, downregulation of LSR and upregulation of AREG were observed together with malignancy, and Yes-associated protein (YAP) was present in the nuclei...
January 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070565/activation-of-respiratory-complex-i-from-escherichia-coli-studied-by-fluorescent-probes
#9
Nikolai Belevich, Galina Belevich, Zhiyong Chen, Subhash C Sinha, Marina Verkhovskaya
Respiratory Complex I from E. coli may exist in two interconverting forms: resting (R) and active (A). The R/A transition of purified, solubilized Complex I occurring upon turnover was studied employing two different fluorescent probes, Annine 6+, and NDB-acetogenin. NADH-induced fluorescent changes of both dyes bound to solubilized Complex I from E. coli were characterized as a function of the protein:dye ratio, temperature, ubiquinone redox state and the enzyme activity. Analysis of this data combined with time-resolved optical measurements of Complex I activity and spectral changes indicated two ubiquinone-binding sites; a possibility of reduction of the tightly-bound quinone in the resting state and reduction of the loosely-bound quinone in the active state is discussed...
January 2017: Heliyon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069965/dual-role-of-alcam-in-neuroinflammation-and-blood-brain-barrier-homeostasis
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Marc-André Lécuyer, Olivia Saint-Laurent, Lyne Bourbonnière, Sandra Larouche, Catherine Larochelle, Laure Michel, Marc Charabati, Michael Abadier, Stephanie Zandee, Neda Haghayegh Jahromi, Elizabeth Gowing, Camille Pittet, Ruth Lyck, Britta Engelhardt, Alexandre Prat
Activated leukocyte cell adhesion molecule (ALCAM) is a cell adhesion molecule found on blood-brain barrier endothelial cells (BBB-ECs) that was previously shown to be involved in leukocyte transmigration across the endothelium. In the present study, we found that ALCAM knockout (KO) mice developed a more severe myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein (MOG)35-55-induced experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE). The exacerbated disease was associated with a significant increase in the number of CNS-infiltrating proinflammatory leukocytes compared with WT controls...
January 9, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069576/dysbiosis-and-zonulin-upregulation-alter-gut-epithelial-and-vascular-barriers-in-patients-with-ankylosing-spondylitis
#11
Francesco Ciccia, Giuliana Guggino, Aroldo Rizzo, Riccardo Alessandro, Michele Maria Luchetti, Simon Milling, Laura Saieva, Heleen Cypers, Tommaso Stampone, Paola Di Benedetto, Armando Gabrielli, Alessio Fasano, Dirk Elewaut, Giovanni Triolo
BACKGROUND: Dysbiosis has been recently demonstrated in patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS) but its implications in the modulation of intestinal immune responses have never been studied. The aim of this study was to investigate the role of ileal bacteria in modulating local and systemic immune responses in AS. METHODS: Ileal biopsies were obtained from 50 HLA-B27(+) patients with AS and 20 normal subjects. Silver stain was used to visualise bacteria. Ileal expression of tight and adherens junction proteins was investigated by TaqMan real-time (RT)-PCR and immunohistochemistry...
January 9, 2017: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067896/pathogenic-role-of-endogenous-tnf-%C3%AE-in-the-development-of-sj%C3%A3-gren-s-like-sialadenitis-and-secretory-dysfunction-in-non-obese-diabetic-mice
#12
Jing Zhou, Toshihisa Kawai, Qing Yu
Patients with Sjögren's syndrome (SS), an autoimmune disease primarily affecting exocrine glands, exhibit enhanced TNF-α expression in the saliva and salivary glands. However, the precise in vivo role of TNF-α during the initiation and development of SS is not clearly defined. The present study is undertaken to determine the function of endogenously produced TNF-α in the pathogenesis of SS in non-obese diabetic (NOD) mice, a model of this human disease. Administration of a neutralizing anti-TNF-α antibody to female NOD mice during the stage prior to disease onset significantly improved salivary secretion, indicating a remission of clinical symptoms of SS...
January 9, 2017: Laboratory Investigation; a Journal of Technical Methods and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067024/treatment-with-alpha-galactosylceramide-protects-mice-from-early-onset-of-non-alcoholic-steatohepatitis-role-of-intestinal-barrier-function
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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
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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/28062699/cathelicidin-wa-improves-intestinal-epithelial-barrier-function-and-enhances-host-defense-against-enterohemorrhagic-escherichia-coli-o157-h7-infection
#15
Hongbo Yi, Wangyang Hu, Shan Chen, Zeqing Lu, Yizhen Wang
Impaired epithelial barrier function disrupts immune homeostasis and increases inflammation in intestines, leading to many intestinal diseases. Cathelicidin peptides suppress intestinal inflammation and improve intestinal epithelial barrier function independently of their antimicrobial activity. In this study, we investigated the effects of Cathelicidin-WA (CWA) on intestinal epithelial barrier function, as well as the underlying mechanism, by using enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli (EHEC)-infected mice and intestinal epithelial cells...
January 6, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059805/crocin-protects-against-cerebral-ischemia-induced-damage-in-aged-rats-through-maintaining-the-integrity-of-blood-brain-barrier
#16
Xuan Zhang, Zhixin Fan, Ting Jin
BACKGROUND: A clear relationship exists between oxidative stress and disruption of blood-brain barrier (BBB) during cerebral ischemia, in which aging may exacerbate the extent of leakage. Here, we aim to examine the potential role of a water-soluble carotenoid-based antioxidant crocin on BBB damage in aged rats following cerebral ischemia. METHODS: A two months oral administration of crocin was applied to 24-month-old rats followed by an induction of brain ischemia by middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO)...
January 3, 2017: Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057718/calcium-mediated-oxidative-stress-a-common-mechanism-in-tight-junction-disruption-by-different-types-of-cellular-stress
#17
Ruchika Gangwar, Avtar Meena, Pradeep Shukla, Archana Nagaraja, Piotr Dorniak, Sandeep Pallikuth, Christopher Waters, Anil Sood, Radhakrishna Rao
The role of reactive oxygen species (ROS) in osmotic stress, dextran sulfate sodium (DSS) and cyclic stretch-induced tight junction disruption was investigated in Caco-2 cell monolayers in vitro , and restraint stress-induced barrier dysfunction in mouse colon in vivo Live cell imaging showed that osmotic stress, cyclic stretch and DSS triggered rapid production of ROS in Caco-2 cell monolayers, which was blocked by depletion of intracellular Ca(2+) by BAPTA. Knockdown of CaV1.3 or TRPV6 channels blocked osmotic stress and DSS-induced ROS production and attenuated tight junction disruption and barrier dysfunction...
January 5, 2017: Biochemical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057697/zonula-occludens-1-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-cxcl8-a-new-regulatory-axis-for-tumor-angiogenesis
#18
Julien Lesage, Meggy Suarez-Carmona, Deborah Neyrinck-Leglantier, Simon Grelet, Silvia Blacher, Walter Hunziker, Philippe Birembaut, Agnes Noël, Béatrice Nawrocki-Raby, Christine Gilles, Myriam Polette
Zonula occludens-1 (ZO-1) is a submembrane scaffolding protein that may display proinvasive functions when it relocates from tight junctions into the cyto-nuclear compartment. This article examines the functional involvement of ZO-1 in CXCL8/IL-8 chemokine expression in lung and breast tumor cells. ZO-1 small interfering RNA and cDNA transfection experiments emphasized regulation of CXCL8/IL-8 expression via a cyto-nuclear pool of ZO-1. Luciferase reporter assays highlighted a 173-bp region of CXCL8/IL-8 promoter that responded to ZO-1...
January 5, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057115/-effects-of-extracellular-regulated-protein-kinases-protein-and-impairment-of-blood-testis-barriar-stucturein-of-mice-with-exposure-to-decabromodiphenyl-ether
#19
J Li, R X Dai, D J Chen, C M Wang, H F Lin, Y R Li, J Tang, J X Zhai
Objective: To study changes in expression of claudin-11 and proteins related to mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) signaling pathways, as well as the ultrastructure of the blood testis barrier (BTB), in male ICR mice exposed to decabromodiphenyl ether (BDE-209). Methods: Fifty-two mice, 4 weeks of age, weighing 15-21 g, were provided with adaptive feeding for 1 week. Mice were randomly divided into 4 groups, named control, low-dose, medium-dose and high-dose groups. The treated groups received BDE-209, by intragastric gavage, at doses, respectively, of 100, 300 and 500 mg/kg...
December 6, 2016: Zhonghua Yu Fang Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Preventive Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056337/marked-enteropathy-in-an-accelerated-macaque-model-of-aids
#20
Joshua D Croteau, Elizabeth L Engle, Suzanne E Queen, Erin N Shirk, M Christine Zink
Enteropathy in HIV infection is not eliminated with combination antiretroviral therapy and is possibly linked to microbial translocation. We used a rapidly progressing SIV/pigtailed macaque model of HIV to examine enteropathy and microbial translocation. Histologic evidence of intestinal disease was observed in only half of infected macaques during late-stage infection (LSI). Combination antiretroviral therapy initiated during acute infection prevented intestinal disease. In the ileum and colon, enteropathy was associated with increased caspase-3 staining, decreased CD3(+) T cells, and increased SIV-infected cells...
January 2, 2017: American Journal of Pathology
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