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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156788/modulation-of-hif-1%C3%AE-and-stat3-signaling-contributes-to-anti-angiogenic-effect-of-yc-1-in-mice-with-liver-fibrosis
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Tzung-Yan Lee, Yann-Lii Leu, Chorng-Kai Wen
Hypoxia has been shown to have a role in the pathogenesis of several forms of liver disease. The aim of the study was to evaluate the mechanisms of HIF-1α inhibitor, YC-1, during bile duct ligation (BDL)-induced liver fibrosis in mice. Liver fibrosis was induced in mice, and YC-1 was then given intraperitoneally (50 mg/kg) once daily following 5 days. Liver injuries mice that were treated with YC-1 showed improved inflammatory response and diminished angiogenesis and hepatic fibrosis. YC-1 treatment inhibited liver neutrophil infiltration, while a decreased in TNF-α signaling as well as macrophage aggregation...
October 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156737/combination-treatment-with-recombinant-methioninase-enables-temozolomide-to-arrest-a-braf-v600e-melanoma-in-a-patient-derived-orthotopic-xenograft-pdox-mouse-model
#2
Kei Kawaguchi, Kentaro Igarashi, Shukuan Li, Qinghong Han, Yuying Tan, Tasuku Kiyuna, Kentaro Miyake, Takashi Murakami, Bartosz Chmielowski, Scott D Nelson, Tara A Russell, Sarah M Dry, Yunfeng Li, Michiaki Unno, Fritz C Eilber, Robert M Hoffman
An excessive requirement for methionine termed methionine dependence, appears to be a general metabolic defect in cancer. We have previously shown that cancer-cell growth can be selectively arrested by methionine deprivation such as with recombinant methioninase (rMETase). The present study used a previously-established patient-derived orthotopic xenograft (PDOX) nude mouse model of BRAF V600E-mutant melanoma to determine the efficacy of rMETase in combination with a first-line melanoma drug, temozolomide (TEM)...
October 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156562/biodegradable-chitosan-decreases-the-immune-response-to-trichinella-spiralis-in-mice
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Klaudia Brodaczewska, Natalia Wolaniuk, Katarzyna Lewandowska, Katarzyna Donskow-Łysoniewska, Maria Doligalska
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the potential of chitosan units released during natural degradation of the polymer to activate the immune system against T. spiralis infection. High molecular weight chitosan was injected intraperitoneally into C57BL/6 mice. Flow cytometry and cytokine concentration, measured by ELISA, were used to characterize peritoneal cell populations during T. spiralis infection. The strong chemo-attractive properties of chitosan caused considerable infiltration into the peritoneal cavity of CD11b⁺ cells, with reduced expression of MHC class II, CD80, CD86, Dectin-1 or CD23 receptors in comparison to T...
November 18, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155993/lack-of-antidepressant-effects-of-2r-6r-hydroxynorketamine-in-a-rat-learned-helplessness-model-comparison-with-r-ketamine
#4
Yukihiko Shirayama, Kenji Hashimoto
Background: (R)-Ketamine exhibits rapid and sustained antidepressant effects in animal models of depression. It is stereoselectively metabolized to (R)-norketamine, and subsequently to (2R,6R)-hydroxynorketamine (HNK) in the liver. The metabolism of ketamine to HNK was recently demonstrated to be essential for ketamine's antidepressant actions. However, no study has compared the antidepressant effects of these three compounds in animal models of depression. Methods: The effects of a single intraperitoneal injection of (R)-ketamine, (R)-norketamine, and (2R,6R)-HNK in a rat learned helplessness (LH) model were examined...
November 15, 2017: International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155953/max-mutations-in-endometrial-cancer-clinicopathologic-associations-and-recurrent-max-p-his28arg-functional-characterization
#5
Christopher J Walker, Craig M Rush, Paola Dama, Matthew J O'Hern, Casey M Cosgrove, Jessica L Gillespie, Roman A Zingarelli, Blair Smith, Maggie E Stein, David G Mutch, Reena Shakya, Chia-Wen Chang, Karuppaiyah Selvendiran, Jonathan W Song, David E Cohn, Paul J Goodfellow
Background: Genomic studies have revealed that multiple genes are mutated at varying frequency in endometrial cancer (EC); however, the relevance of many of these mutations is poorly understood. An EC-specific recurrent mutation in the MAX transcription factor p.His28Arg was recently discovered. We sought to assess the functional consequences of this hotspot mutation and determine its association with cancer-relevant phenotypes. Methods: MAX was sequenced in 509 endometrioid ECs, and associations between mutation status and clinicopathologic features were assessed...
November 15, 2017: Journal of the National Cancer Institute
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155898/protective-effect-of-malva-sylvestris-l-extract-in-ischemia-reperfusion-induced-acute-kidney-and-remote-liver-injury
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Houshang Najafi, Zeynab Mohamadi Yarijani, Saeed Changizi-Ashtiyani, Kamran Mansouri, Masoud Modarresi, Seyed Hamid Madani, Bahar Bastani
Mallow (Malva sylvestris L.) has had medicinal and therapeutic uses in addition to its oral consumption. The present study was conducted to examine the protective effect of Malva sylvestris L. extract on ischemia-reperfusion-induced kidney injury and remote organ injuries in the liver. Before ischemia-reperfusion, rats in the different groups received intraperitoneal normal saline or mallow extract at the doses of 200, 400 or 600 mg/kg of body weight. After 30-minutes of bilateral renal ischemia followed by 24-hours of reperfusion, tissue damage in the kidney and liver samples were determined through studying H&E-stained slides under a light microscope...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155815/allopurinol-attenuates-acute-kidney-injury-following-bothrops-jararaca-envenomation
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Pedro Henrique França Gois, Monique Silva Martines, Daniela Ferreira, Rildo Volpini, Daniele Canale, Ceila Malaque, Renato Crajoinas, Adriana Castello Costa Girardi, Maria Heloisa Massola Shimizu, Antonio Carlos Seguro
Snakebites have been recognized as a neglected public health problem in several tropical and subtropical countries. Bothrops snakebites frequently complicate with acute kidney injury (AKI) with relevant morbidity and mortality. To date, the only treatment available for Bothrops envenomation is the intravenous administration of antivenom despite its several limitations. Therefore, the study of novel therapies in Bothrops envenomation is compelling. The aim of this study was to evaluate the protective effect of Allopurinol (Allo) in an experimental model of Bothrops jararaca venom (BJ)-associated AKI...
November 20, 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155349/endogenous-sulfur-dioxide-regulates-hippocampal-neuron-apoptosis-in-developing-epileptic-rats-and-is-associated-with-the-perk-signaling-pathway
#8
Manman Niu, Ying Han, Qinrui Li, Jing Zhang
Epilepsy is among the most common neurological diseases in children. Recurrent seizures can result in hippocampal damage and seriously impair learning and memory functions in children. However, the mechanisms underlying epilepsy-related brain injury are unclear. Neuronal apoptosis is among the most common neuropathological manifestations of brain injury. Endogenous sulfur dioxide (SO2) has been shown to be involved in seizures and related neuron apoptosis. However, the role of endogenous SO2 in epilepsy remains unclear...
November 16, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155303/therapeutic-vaccine-against-il-1%C3%AE-improved-glucose-control-in-a-mouse-model-of-type-2-diabetes
#9
Yue Zhang, Xiao-Lin Yu, Jun Zha, Li-Zhen Mao, Jia-Qian Chai, Rui-Tian Liu
AIMS: Inflammation is strongly associated with the mechanisms of β-cell failure in type 2 diabetes. Blockade of the key proinflammatory cytokine IL-1β has been implicated as a promising therapeutic strategy for the prevention and treatment of type 2 diabetes. In this study, we developed an IL-1β-targeted therapeutic vaccine consisting of an IL-1β epitope peptide (A1β) and assessed its efficacy on a diabetic KK-A(y) mouse model. MAIN METHODS: KK-A(y) mice were immunized with A1β for three injections at a 2-week interval...
November 16, 2017: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155074/photodynamic-diagnosis-of-parathyroid-glands-with-nano-stealth-aminolevulinic-acid-liposomes
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Shaimaa Elbassiouny, Maha Fadel, Tarek Elwakeel, Mahmoud Saber
AIM OF THE STUDY: Exploring whether the formulation of ALA in nano-stealth liposomes would inflict its photodiagnostic effectiveness. The present study represents ALA in nano-stealth liposomes as well as in conventional nanoliposomes in order to be used for photodiagnosis of parathyroid glands intraoperatively. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Preparation of ALA nanovesicles and characterization for the drug encapsulation%, vesicle size, Zeta potential, in vitro drug release profile and stability...
November 15, 2017: Photodiagnosis and Photodynamic Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154469/novel-non-alcoholic-steatohepatitis-model-with-histopathological-and-insulin-resistant-features
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Yohei Owada, Takafumi Tamura, Tomohito Tanoi, Yusuke Ozawa, Yoshio Shimizu, Katsuji Hisakura, Takashi Matsuzaka, Hitoshi Shimano, Noriyuki Nakano, Shingo Sakashita, Toshiya Matsukawa, Hiroko Isoda, Nobuhiro Ohkohchi
Although several non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) models have been reported to date, few of these models fully reflect the histopathology and pathophysiology of human NASH. The aim of this study was to establish a novel NASH model by feeding a high-fat (HF) diet and administering both carbon tetrachloride (CCl4 ) and the Liver X receptor agonist T0901317. Male C57BL/6J mice were divided into four groups (each n = 5): HF, HF + CCl4 , HF + T0901317, and the novel NASH model (HF + CCl4  + T0901317)...
November 20, 2017: Pathology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152948/exogenous-erythropoietin-aggravates-retinal-neovascularizationin-a-murine-model-of-proliferative-retinopathy
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Ning Yang, Wenxi Zhang, Tao He, Yiqiao Xing
Background/aim: Erythropoietin (EPO) has been proven recently to be a critical mediator in retinal neovascularization (RNV). Previous studies have indicated that the use of recombinant human EPO (rEPO) is a high risk factor in the development of retinopathy of prematurity. In this study, we aimed to investigate the effect of rEPO administration on RNV and its underlying mechanism in a mouse model of oxygen-induced retinopathy (OIR). Materials and methods: A murine model of OIR was used to generate RNV. After daily intraperitoneal injection of rEPO from postnatal day 12 (P12), mice were euthanized at P17...
November 13, 2017: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152136/postnatal-calpain-inhibition-elicits-cerebellar-cell-death-and-motor-dysfunction
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Junyao Li, Sanjuan Yang, Guoqi Zhu
Calpain-1 deletion elicits neurodevelopmental disorders, such as ataxia. However, the function of calpain in postnatal neurodevelopment and its mechanisms remain unknown. In this study, we revealed that postnatal intraperitoneal injection of various calpain inhibitors attenuated cerebellar cytosolic calpain activity. Moreover, postnatal application of calpeptin (2 mg/kg) apparently reduced spectrin breakdown, promoted suprachiasmatic nucleus circadian oscillatory protein (SCOP) accumulation in cerebellar tissue...
October 20, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151946/gene-expression-profiling-reveals-novel-candidate-markers-of-ovarian-carcinoma-intraperitoneal-metastasis
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Katerina Elsnerova, Alena Bartakova, Josef Tihlarik, Jiri Bouda, Lukas Rob, Petr Skapa, Martin Hruda, Ivan Gut, Beatrice Mohelnikova-Duchonova, Pavel Soucek, Radka Vaclavikova
Epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) has the highest mortality among gynecological carcinomas. The lack of specific markers for prognostic determination of EOC progression hinders the search for novel effective therapies. The aim of the present study was (i) to explore differences in expressions of ATP-binding cassette (ABC) and solute carrier (SLC) transporter genes, genes associated with drug metabolism and cell cycle regulation between control ovarian tissues (n = 14), primary EOCs (n = 44) and intraperitoneal metastases (n = 29); (ii) to investigate associations of gene expression levels with prognosis of patients with intraperitoneal metastases...
2017: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151689/reabsorption-of-iron-into-acutely-damaged-rat-liver-a-role-for-ferritins
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Ihtzaz Ahmed Malik, Jörg Wilting, Giuliano Ramadori, Naila Naz
AIM: To studied iron metabolism in liver, spleen, and serum after acute liver-damage, in relation to surrogate markers for liver-damage and repair. METHODS: Rats received intraperitoneal injection of the hepatotoxin thioacetamide (TAA), and were sacrificed regularly between 1 and 96 h thereafter. Serum levels of transaminases and iron were measured using conventional laboratory assays. Liver tissue was used for conventional histology, immunohistology, and iron staining...
November 7, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151411/-protective-effect-of-thalidomide-on-ali-induced-by-paraquat-poisoning-in-rats-and-its-mechanism
#16
Tao Liu, Yuan Xie, Mengtong Xu, Fenshuang Zheng
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the protective effect of thalidomide on acute lung injury (ALI) induced by paraquat (PQ) poisoning in rats and its possible mechanism. METHODS: Sixty SPF Wistar rats were randomly divided into six groups with 10 rats in each group. The rat model of PQ poisoning was reproduced by intraperitoneal injection of PQ solution 20 mg/kg (PQ model group), and the rats were treated by intraperitoneal injection of gradient thalidomide (50, 100, 200 mg/kg treatment groups) 30 minutes later continuously for 3 days...
November 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151410/-effects-of-curcumin-on-pulmonary-fibrosis-and-functions-of-paraquat-challenged-rats
#17
Honggang Chen, Rongjia Yang, Yan Tang, Jun Xu, Youfan Feng, Shijie Liu, Shikui Zhang, Lijun Hou
OBJECTIVE: To observe the effects of curcumin on pulmonary fibrosis and functions on paraquat (PQ)-challenged rats, and investigate the possible mechanism. METHODS: 108 SPF Wistar rats were divided into three groups according to random number sheet: normal saline (NS) control group, PQ model group and curcumin-treatment group. The rats in each group were subdivided into three subgroups according to different time points (3, 7, 14 days), with 12 rats in each subgroup...
November 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151408/-protective-effect-of-5-aminosalicylic-acid-on-the-kidney-of-paraquat-poisoning-rats-by-nrf2-are-signal-pathway
#18
Yu Wang, Manhong Zhou, Yuanlan Lu, Anyong Yu, Jianguo Li
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the protective effect of 5-aminosalicylic acid (5-ASA) on renal injury poisoned by paraquat (PQ) in rats and its mechanism. METHODS: Twenty-four healthy clean male Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats were randomly divided into four groups: normal saline (NS) control group, 5-ASA control group, PQ model group and 5-ASA treatment group, with 6 rats in each group. The rat model of PQ poisoning was reproduced by intraperitoneal injection of 2% PQ solution 20 mg/kg, and the same volume of NS was given in NS control group and 5-ASA control group...
November 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151250/mudskipper-boleophthalmus-pectinirostris-hepcidin-1-and-hepcidin-2-present-different-gene-expression-profile-and-antibacterial-activity-and-possess-distinct-protective-effect-against-edwardsiella-tarda-infection
#19
Jie Chen, Li Nie, Jiong Chen
Hepcidins are small cysteine-rich antimicrobial peptides that play an important role in fish immunity against pathogens. Most fish species have two or more hepcidin homologs that have distinct functions. This study investigated the immune functions of mudskipper (Boleophthalmus pectinirostris) hepcidin-1 (BpHep-1) and hepcidin-2 (BpHep-2) in vitro and in vivo. Upon infection with Edwardsiella tarda, the expression of BpHep-1 and BpHep-2 mRNA in immune tissues was significantly upregulated, but the expression profiles were different...
November 18, 2017: Probiotics and Antimicrobial Proteins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151236/tauroursodeoxycholic-acid-alleviates-secondary-injury-in-the-spinal-cord-via-up-regulation-of-cibz-gene
#20
Zongmeng Zhang, Jie Chen, Fanghui Chen, Daolun Yu, Rui Li, Chenglong Lv, Haosen Wang, Honglin Li, Jun Li, Yafei Cai
Spinal cord injury (SCI) is generally divided into primary and secondary injuries, and apoptosis is an important event of the secondary injury. As an endogenous bile acid and recognized endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress inhibitor, tauroursodeoxycholic acid (TUDCA) administration has been reported to have a potentially therapeutic effect on neurodegenerative diseases, but its real mechanism is still unclear. In this study, we evaluated whether TUDCA could alleviate traumatic damage of the spinal cord and improve locomotion function in a mouse model of SCI...
November 18, 2017: Cell Stress & Chaperones
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