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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426254/naringin-protects-viscera-from-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-by-regulating-the-nitric-oxide-level-in-a-rat-model
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A Cerkezkayabekir, F Sanal, E Bakar, E Ulucam, M Inan
We investigated the effects of naringin on small intestine, liver, kidney and lung recovery after ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury of the gut. Rats were divided randomly into four groups of eight. Group A was the sham control; group B was ischemic for 2 h; group C was ischemic for 2 h and re-perfused for 2 h (I/R); group D was treated with 50 mg/kg naringin after ischemia, then re-perfused for 2 h. Endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) and inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) expressions were detected by immunolabeling...
April 20, 2017: Biotechnic & Histochemistry: Official Publication of the Biological Stain Commission
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425440/the-valosin-containing-protein-is-a-novel-mediator-of-mitochondrial-respiration-and-cell-survival-in-the-heart-in-vivo
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Paulo Lizano, Eman Rashed, Shaunrick Stoll, Ning Zhou, Hairuo Wen, Tristan T Hays, Gangjian Qin, Lai-Hua Xie, Christophe Depre, Hongyu Qiu
The valosin-containing protein (VCP) participates in signaling pathways essential for cell homeostasis in multiple tissues, however, its function in the heart in vivo remains unknown. Here we offer the first description of the expression, function and mechanism of action of VCP in the mammalian heart in vivo in both normal and stress conditions. By using a transgenic (TG) mouse with cardiac-specific overexpression (3.5-fold) of VCP, we demonstrate that VCP is a new and powerful mediator of cardiac protection against cell death in vivo, as evidenced by a 50% reduction of infarct size after ischemia/reperfusion versus wild type...
April 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424593/phospholipase-a2-of-peroxiredoxin-6-plays-a-critical-role-in-cerebral-ischemia-reperfusion-inflammatory-injury
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Yu Shanshan, Jiang Beibei, Tan Li, Gao Minna, Lei Shipeng, Peng Li, Zhao Yong
Microglia-mediated inflammation is an important step in the progression of cerebral ischemia/reperfusion injury and the associated production of receptors of immunomoudulation, including Toll-like receptors (TLRs). Peroxiredoxin 6 (Prdx6) has been demonstrated as the endogenous antioxidant protein for its peroxidase properties. However, the role of the independent phospholipase A2 (iPLA2) activity of Prdx6 in stroke has not been well studied. In this study, we evaluated whether blocking the calcium-iPLA2 activity of Prdx6 using siRNA and inhibitors (1-hexadecyl-3-(trifluoroethgl)-sn-glycerol-2 phosphomethanol, MJ33) would have a critical effect on inflammatory brain damage...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422760/cannabinoid-cb1-receptor-overactivity-contributes-to-the-pathogenesis-of-idiopathic-pulmonary-fibrosis
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Resat Cinar, Bernadette R Gochuico, Malliga R Iyer, Tony Jourdan, Tadafumi Yokoyama, Joshua K Park, Nathan J Coffey, Hadass Pri-Chen, Gergő Szanda, Ziyi Liu, Ken Mackie, William A Gahl, George Kunos
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a life-threatening disease without effective treatment, highlighting the need for identifying new targets and treatment modalities. The pathogenesis of IPF is complex, and engaging multiple targets simultaneously might improve therapeutic efficacy. To assess the role of the endocannabinoid/cannabinoid receptor 1 (endocannabinoid/CB1R) system in IPF and its interaction with inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) as dual therapeutic targets, we analyzed lung fibrosis and the status of the endocannabinoid/CB1R system and iNOS in mice with bleomycin-induced pulmonary fibrosis (PF) and in lung tissue and bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BALF) from patients with IPF, as well as controls...
April 20, 2017: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422079/synthetic-fluororutaecarpine-inhibits-inflammatory-stimuli-and-activates-endothelial-transient-receptor-potential-vanilloid-type-1
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Chi-Ming Lee, Jiun-An Gu, Tin-Gan Rau, Chi Wang, Chiao-Han Yen, Shih-Hao Huang, Feng-Yen Lin, Chun-Mao Lin, Sheng-Tung Huang
The natural product, rutaecarpine (RUT), is the main effective component of Evodia rutaecarpa which is a widely used traditional Chinese medicine. It has vasodilation, anticoagulation, and anti-inflammatory activities. However, further therapeutic applications are limited by its cytotoxicity. Thus, a derivative of RUT, 10-fluoro-2-methoxyrutaecarpine (F-RUT), was designed and synthesized that showed no cytotoxicity toward RAW264.7 macrophages at 20 μM. In an anti-inflammation experiment, it inhibited the production of nitric oxide (NO) and tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α in lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-stimulated RAW264...
April 19, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421541/systemic-inflammation-as-a-driver-of-brain-injury-the-astrocyte-as-an-emerging-player
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Bruna Bellaver, João Paulo Dos Santos, Douglas Teixeira Leffa, Larissa Daniele Bobermin, Paola Haack Amaral Roppa, Iraci Lucena da Silva Torres, Carlos-Alberto Gonçalves, Diogo Onofre Souza, André Quincozes-Santos
Severe systemic inflammation has strong effects on brain functions, promoting permanent neurocognitive dysfunction and high mortality rates. Additionally, hippocampal damage seems to be directly involved in this process and astrocytes play an important role in neuroinflammation and in the neuroimmune response. However, the contribution of the astrocytes to the pathology of acute brain dysfunction is not well understood. Recently, our group established a protocol for obtaining astrocyte cultures from mature brain to allow the characterization of these cells and their functions under pathologic conditions...
April 18, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421532/matrix-metalloproteinase-8-inhibition-prevents-disruption-of-blood-spinal-cord-barrier-and-attenuates-inflammation-in-rat-model-of-spinal-cord-injury
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Hemant Kumar, Min-Jae Jo, Hyemin Choi, Manjunatha S Muttigi, Seil Shon, Byung-Joo Kim, Soo-Hong Lee, In-Bo Han
After spinal cord injury (SCI), tight junction (TJ) protein degradation increases permeability and disrupts the blood-spinal cord barrier (BSCB). The BSCB is primarily formed of endothelial cell, which forms a specialized tight seal due to the presence of TJs. BSCB disruption after SCI allows neutrophil infiltration. Matrix metalloproteinase (MMP)-8 is believed to be mainly expressed by neutrophils and is quickly released upon neutrophil activation. Here, we determined whether MMP-8 is involved in the TJ protein degradation in endothelial cells and also determined its role in the neuroinflammation after SCI...
April 18, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420882/the-role-of-the-swi-snf-chromatin-remodeling-complex-in-maintaining-the-stemness-of-glioma-initiating-cells
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Hiroaki Hiramatsu, Kazuyoshi Kobayashi, Kyousuke Kobayashi, Takeshi Haraguchi, Yasushi Ino, Tomoki Todo, Hideo Iba
Glioma initiating cells (GICs) are thought to contribute to therapeutic resistance and tumor recurrence in glioblastoma, a lethal primary brain tumor in adults. Although the stem-like properties of GICs, such as self-renewal and tumorigenicity, are epigenetically regulated, the role of a major chromatin remodeling complex in human, the SWI/SNF complex, remains unknown in these cells. We here demonstrate that the SWI/SNF core complex, that is associated with a unique corepressor complex through the d4-family proteins, DPF1 or DPF3a, plays essential roles in stemness maintenance in GICs...
April 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420799/neonatal-hypothyroidism-does-not-increase-sertoli-cell-proliferation-in-inos-mice
#9
Nathalia de Lima E Martins Lara, Luiz Renato de França
Sertoli cell (SC) proliferation in mice occurs until two weeks after birth and is mainly regulated by FSH and thyroid hormones. Previous studies have shown that transient neonatal hypothyroidism in laboratory rodents is able to extend SC mitotic activity, leading ultimately to higher testis size and daily sperm production (DSP) in adult animals. Moreover, we have shown that due to higher SC proliferation and lower germ cell apoptosis, iNOS deficiency in mice also results in higher testis size and DSP. Although the cell size was smaller, the Leydig cells (LC) number per testis also significantly increased in iNOS(-/-) mice...
April 18, 2017: Reproduction: the Official Journal of the Society for the Study of Fertility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420359/saikosaponins-induced-hepatotoxicity-in-mice-via-lipid-metabolism-dysregulation-and-oxidative-stress-a-proteomic-study
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Xiaoyu Li, Xiaojiaoyang Li, Junxian Lu, Youyi Huang, Lili Lv, Yongfu Luan, Runping Liu, Rong Sun
BACKGROUND: Radix Bupleuri (RB) has been popularly used for treating many liver diseases such as chronic hepatic inflammation and viral Hepatitis in China. Increasing clinical and experimental evidence indicates the potential hepatotoxicity of RB or prescriptions containing RB. Recently, Saikosaponins (SS) have been identified as major bioactive compounds isolated from RB, which may be also responsible for RB-induced liver injury. METHODS: Serum AST, ALT and LDH levels were determined to evaluate SS-induced liver injury in mice...
April 19, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420125/bioavailable-citrus-sinensis-extract-polyphenolic-composition-and-biological-activity
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Giacomo Pepe, Francesco Pagano, Simona Adesso, Eduardo Sommella, Carmine Ostacolo, Michele Manfra, Marcello Chieppa, Marina Sala, Mariateresa Russo, Stefania Marzocco, Pietro Campiglia
Citrus plants contain large amounts of flavonoids with beneficial effects on human health. In the present study, the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory potential of bioavailable polyphenols from Citrus sinensis was evaluated in vitro and ex vivo, using the murine macrophages cell line J774A.1 and primary peritoneal macrophages. Following simulated gastro-intestinal digestion, the in vitro bioavailability of Citrus sinensis polyphenolic extract was assessed using the human cell line Caco-2 grown as monolayers on a transwell membrane...
April 15, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419985/erythropoietin-derived-peptide-protects-against-acute-lung-injury-after-rat-traumatic-brain-injury
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Yuan Liu, Junyu Lu, Xiaoya Wang, Liu Chen, Su Liu, Zhiren Zhang, Wei Yao
BACKGROUND: Traumatic brain injury (TBI) can be complicated by TBI-triggered acute lung injury (ALI), in which inflammation plays a central role. It has been reported that an Erythropoietin-derived peptide (pHBSP) was able to ameliorate TBI; however, its function in TBI-caused ALI has not been reported yet. METHODS: In this study, we studied the effect of pHBSP on TBI-caused ALI by using a weight-drop induced TBI model. At 8 h and 24 h post-TBI, pulmonary edema (PE) and bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BALF) proteins were measured, and haematoxylin and eosin (H&E) staining of lung sections was carried out...
April 14, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419526/soluble-egg-antigen-activates-m2-macrophages-via-the-stat6-and-pi3k-pathways-and-schistosoma-japonicum-alternatively-activates-macrophage-polarization-to-improve-the-survival-rate-of-septic-mice
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Hao Tang, Yan-Bing Liang, Zhi-Bin Chen, Lin-Lin Du, Li-Jin Zeng, Jing-Guo Wu, Wen Yang, Hua-Ping Liang, Zhong-Fu Ma
Sepsis is one of the most challenging health problems worldwide. Our previous study showed that chronic schistosoma japonica (SJ) infection might increase serum anti-inflammatory factors to play a protective role, thus improving the survival rate of septic mice. Further research revealed that SJ infection promoted J774A.1 macrophage differentiation into M2 macrophages; suppressed LPS-induced activation of M1 macrophages; up-regulated CD163, IL-10 and TGF-β1 expression; inhibited TNF-α and iNOS expression; and blocked the effect of LPS-promoted TNF-α and iNOS expression...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419378/arsenic-induced-testicular-toxicity-in-gallus-gallus-expressions-of-inflammatory-cytokines-and-heat-shock-proteins
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Xiao Sun, Siwen Li, Ying He, Hongjing Zhao, Yu Wang, Xiangwei Zeng, Mingwei Xing
The aim of the study is to investigate the effects of sub-chronic poisoning with arsenic on the testes of chickens treated. Seventy-two 1-day-old chickens were randomly divided into 4 groups and provided food with different doses arsenic. The histological changes were examined. The mRNA levels of inflammatory factors, including transcription factor nuclear factor-κB (NF-κB), tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α), inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS), cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2), prostaglandin E synthase (PTGEs), and heat shock proteins (Hsps), including Hsp70, Hsp90, Hsp60, Hsp40, and Hsp27 were assessed by quantitative real-time PCR in the testes of chickens...
April 17, 2017: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418994/clinicopathologic-association-and-prognostic-value-of-microcystic-elongated-and-fragmented-melf-pattern-in-endometrial-endometrioid-carcinoma
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Atsushi Kihara, Hiroshi Yoshida, Reiko Watanabe, Kenta Takahashi, Tomoyasu Kato, Yoshinori Ino, Masanobu Kitagawa, Nobuyoshi Hiraoka
Microcystic, elongated, and fragmented (MELF) pattern is seen in the invasive front of some endometrial endometrioid carcinomas. Although MELF pattern can be expected as an indicator of patient outcomes, its prognostic significance remains unclear. This study was conducted to elucidate clinicopathologic features and the prognostic impact of MELF pattern in patients with endometrial endometrioid carcinoma. We retrospectively analyzed data of 479 consecutive patients with endometrial endometrioid carcinoma that had been surgically resected...
April 17, 2017: American Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417622/anti-inflammatory-effects-of-novel-thiazolidinone-derivatives-as-bioactive-heterocycles-on-raw264-7-cells
#16
Hossein Ghafoori, Mehrnaz Rezaei, Asadollah Mohammadi
The inhibition of the inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS), cyclooxygenase 2 (COX-2) and nuclear factor-κB (NF-κB) production are research targets of attract in the field of anti-inflammatory drug development. Therefore, this study was designed to investigate the anti-inflammatory effects of novel thiazolidinone derivatives using a cellular model of lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-stimulated murine macrophage RAW 264.7. In the present study, five new derivatives (A to E) of thiazolidinone were synthesized and screened for anti-inflammatory activities...
February 2017: Iranian Journal of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417590/calcitonin-gene-related-peptide-cgrp-a-novel-target-for-alzheimer-s-disease
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Yogendra Singh, Gaurav Gupta, Birendra Shrivastava, Rajiv Dahiya, Juhi Tiwari, Madhu Ashwathanarayana, Rakesh Kumar Sharma, Mohit Agrawal, Anurag Mishra, Kamal Dua
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is leading cause of death among older characterized by neurofibrillary tangles, oxidative stress, progressive neuronal deficits, and increased levels of amyloid-β (Aβ) peptides. Cholinergic treatment could be the best suitable physiological therapy for AD. Calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) is a thirty-seven-amino acid regulatory neuropeptide resulting from different merging of the CGRP gene, which also includes adrenomedullin, amylin, calcitonin, intermedin, and calcitonin receptor-stimulating peptide...
April 17, 2017: CNS Neuroscience & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415726/pge2-ep3-src-signaling-induces-egfr-nuclear-translocation-and-growth-through-egfr-ligands-release-in-lung-adenocarcinoma-cells
#18
Lorenzo Bazzani, Sandra Donnini, Federica Finetti, Gerhard Christofori, Marina Ziche
Prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) interacts with tyrosine kinases receptor signaling in both tumor and stromal cells supporting tumor progression. Here we demonstrate that in non-small cell lung carcinoma (NSCLC) cells, A549 and GLC82, PGE2 promotes nuclear translocation of epidermal growth factor receptor (nEGFR), affects gene expression and induces cell growth. Indeed, cyclin D1, COX-2, iNOS and c-Myc mRNA levels are upregulated following PGE2 treatment. The nuclear localization sequence (NLS) of EGFR as well as its tyrosine kinase activity are required for the effect of PGE2 on nEGFR and downstream signaling activities...
March 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413479/inhalative-and-intravenous-stimulation-of-soluble-guanylate-cyclase-reduces-pulmonary-vascular-resistance-and-increases-cardiac-output-in-experimental-septic-shock
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Nils Kronas, Birte Peters, Hans Peter Richter, Alwin Eduard Goetz, Jens Christian Kubitz
The effects of inhaled and intravenous application of a guanylate cyclase stimulator (BAY 41-8543) on pulmonary vascular resistance (PVR) and cardiac output (CO) were investigated in an experimental model of septic shock. Following induction of septic shock, anaesthetized pigs (n=31) were randomly place into two groups receiving different interventions. Animals in the first group received intravenous BAY 41-8543 (0.6 mg), inhalative BAY 41-8543 (6 mg) or a placebo. In the second group, the dosage of BAY 41-8543 was increased two-fold or combined with inhalation of nitric oxide (iNO)...
April 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413457/persicarin-isolated-from-oenanthe-javanica-protects-against-diabetes-induced-oxidative-stress-and-inflammation-in-the-liver-of-streptozotocin-induced-type-1-diabetic-mice
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Joo Young Lee, Min Yeong Kim, Sung Ho Shin, Mi-Rae Shin, O Jun Kwon, Tae Hoon Kim, Chan Hum Park, Jeong Sook Noh, Man Hee Rhee, Seong-Soo Roh
Persicarin is one of the major components of the Oenanthe javanica (water dropwort). The present study was aimed to evaluate the role of persicarin in the hepatic tissue of streptozotocin-induced type 1 diabetic mice. Diabetes was induced by single intra-peritoneal injection of streptozotocin (120 mg/kg body weight) and then oral administration of persicarin at a dose 2.5 and 5 mg/kg body weight for 10 days. Serum and hepatic glucose levels were increased in diabetic control mice, while persicarin treatment groups were markedly reduced...
April 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
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