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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636255/recombinant-human-serum-albumin-for-corneal-preservation
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Mohit Parekh, Hossein Elbadawy, Gianni Salvalaio, Marie-Claude Amoureux, Enzo Di Iorio, Denis Fortier, Diego Ponzin, Stefano Ferrari, Alessandro Ruzza
PURPOSE: To study the performance of a completely synthetic organ culture (OC) preservation system containing recombinant human serum albumin (rHSA) for preservation of human donor corneas. METHODS: Twenty-four paired donor corneas were randomly collected, and one cornea from each donor was preserved in synthetic (experimental) and serum-based media (control). The tissues were assessed at day 0; after 6 days of preservation at room temperature (RT) in Cornea Trans(®) and Cornea Prep II(®) ; after 28 days at 31°C in Cornea Syn(®) [with rHSA] and Cornea Max(®) [with foetal calf serum (FCS)] and; 4-day post deswelling in Cornea Trans(®) and Cornea Jet(®) ...
June 21, 2017: Acta Ophthalmologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627704/matrix-metalloproteinase-2-and-9-contribute-to-functional-integrity-and-noise%C3%A2-induced-damage-to-the-blood-labyrinth-barrier
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Jun Wu, Weiju Han, Xingrui Chen, Weiwei Guo, Ke Liu, Ruoya Wang, Jishuai Zhang, Na Sai
The cochlear blood-labyrinth barrier (BLB), located in the stria vascularis, is critical for the homeostasis of cochlear solutes and ion transport. Significant disruption to the BLB occurs early during noise‑induced hearing loss. Matrix metalloproteinase (MMP)‑2 and ‑9 are important molecules known to be capable of degrading tight junction (TJ) proteins. The TJ proteins are important components of the extracellular matrix (ECM), required to maintain BLB integrity and permeability. Previous studies have demonstrated that MMP‑2 and ‑9, rich in healthy cochlea, serve an essential role in regulating the cochlear response to acoustic trauma...
June 15, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627692/the-role-of-intestinal-endotoxemia-in-a-rat-model-of-aluminum-neurotoxicity
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Feng Wang, Rui-Xia Guo, Wen-Xing Li, Bao-Feng Yu, Bai Han, Li-Xin Liu, De-Wu Han
The present study aimed to investigate the effects of intestinal endotoxemia (IETM) in a rat model of aluminum neurotoxicity established by D-galactose and aluminum trichloride (AlCl3). Adult Wistar rats were administered D‑galactose and AlCl3 to create the aluminum neurotoxicity model. The learning and memory abilities of the rats were subsequently observed using a Morris water maze test and the serum levels of lipopolysaccharide (LPS), tumor necrosis factor (TNF)‑α, interleukin (IL)‑1, diamine oxidase (DAO), glutamine (Gln) and glutaminase were measured...
June 15, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627341/-protective-effects-of-valproic-acid-on-gut-barrier-function-after-major-burn-injury-and-its-mechanism
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Hongmin Luo, Sen Hu, Huining Bian, Shaoyi Zheng, Bing Xiong, Zhifeng Huang, Zuan Liu, Chuanwei Sun, Lianghua Ma, Hanhua Li, Wen Yu, Minghua Du, Huade Chen, Wen Lai
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the potential protective effects of valproic acid (VPA) on gut barrier function after major burn injury in rats and its mechanism. METHODS: Forty male Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats were divided into sham + normal saline (NS), sham + VPA, scald + NS, and scald + VPA groups, with 10 rats in each group. Rat with 55% total body surface area (TBSA) third-degree severe-burns model was reproduced by immersing into 80 °C water, and the rats in sham groups were given sham-burns by immersing into 37 °C water...
March 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625872/decreased-enteritis-resistance-ability-by-dietary-low-or-excess-levels-of-lipids-through-impairing-the-intestinal-physical-and-immune-barriers-function-of-young-grass-carp-ctenopharyngodon-idella
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Lin Feng, Pei-Jun Ni, Wei-Dan Jiang, Pei Wu, Yang Liu, Jun Jiang, Sheng-Yao Kuang, Ling Tang, Wu-Neng Tang, Yong-An Zhang, Xu Tang, He-Qun Shi, Xiao-Qiu Zhou
The current study explores the hypothesis that low or excess levels of lipids decrease the enteritis resistance ability through impairing the intestinal physical and immune barrier function of young grass carp (Ctenopharyngodon idella). A total of 540 young grass carp with an average initial weight of 261.41 ± 0.53 g were fed diets containing six graded levels of lipids at 5.9, 21.4, 36.0, 50.2, 66.6 and 80.1 g/kg for 8 weeks. After that, a challenge trial was conducted by injection of Aeromonas hydrophila over 2 weeks...
June 15, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625129/triamcinolone-acetonide-suppresses-inflammation-and-facilitates-vascular-barrier-function-in-human-retinal-microvascular-endothelial-cells
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Shunsuke Imai, Tomohiro Otsuka, Akira Naito, Masamitsu Shimazawa, Hideaki Hara
BACKGROUND: Diabetic macular edema (DME) is resulted from the retinal microvascular leakage that accompanies the breakdown of blood-retinal barrier. Triamcinolone acetonide (TA) is a therapeutic agent for DME, but since the detailed mechanism of action of TA is not known, part of its action was examined. METHODS: In vitro model to enhance the permeability of human retinal microvascular endothelial cells (HRMECs) was constructed by using DME-related cytokines such as vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α), and interleukin-1β (IL-1β)...
June 18, 2017: Current Neurovascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622455/intestinal-metabolites-are-profoundly-altered-in-the-context-of-hla-b27-expression-and-functionally-modulate-disease-in-a-rat-model-of-spondyloarthropathy
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Mark Asquith, Sean Davin, Patrick Stauffer, Claire Michell, Cathleen Janowitz, Phoebe Lin, Joe Ensign-Lewis, Jason M Kinchen, Dennis R Koop, Jim Rosenbaum
Objective HLA-B27 associated spondyloarthropathies are associated with an altered intestinal microbiota and bowel inflammation. Therefore, we sought to identify B27-dependent changes in both host and microbial metabolites in the HLA-B27/β2m rat and whether microbiota-derived metabolites could impact disease in this major model of spondyloarthropathy. Methods Cecal contents were collected from 6wk (pre-diseased) and 16wk (diseased) Fischer 344 HLA-B27/β2m transgenic rats and WT controls. Metabolomic profiling was performed by high-throughput gas- and liquid-chromatography-based mass spectrometry...
June 16, 2017: Arthritis & Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619506/near-infra-red-light-attenuates-corneal-endothelial-cell-dysfunction-in-situ-and-in%C3%A2-vitro
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Claudia Núñez-Álvarez, Susana Del Olmo-Aguado, Jesús Merayo-Lloves, Neville N Osborne
In the present study mechanical damage to the corneal endothelium was induced by elevation of intraocular pressure (IOP, 140 mmHg, 60 min) to one eye of rats, delivered either in complete darkness or in the presence of red light (16.5 W/m(2), 3000 lx, 625-635 nm). IOP raised in the dark revealed the endothelium to be damaged as staining for the gap junction protein ZO-1 was irregular in appearance with some cells displaced in position or lost to leave gaps or holes. This damage was clearly attenuated when red light was focused through the pupil during the insult of raised IOP...
June 13, 2017: Experimental Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617990/cell-specific-diversity-in-the-expression-and-organization-of-cytoplasmic-plaque-proteins-of-apical-junctions
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Ekaterina Vasileva, Sophie Sluysmans, Marie-Luce Bochaton-Piallat, Sandra Citi
Tight and adherens junctions play critical roles in the barrier, adhesion, and signaling functions of epithelial and endothelial cells. How the molecular organization of these junctions is tuned to the widely diverse physiological requirements of each tissue type is not well understood. Here, we address this question by examining the expression, localization, and interactions of major cytoplasmic plaque proteins of tight and adherens junctions in different cultured epithelial and endothelial cell lines. Immunoblotting and immunofluorescence analyses show that the expression profiles of cingulin, paracingulin, ZO-1, ZO-2, ZO-3, PLEKHA7, afadin, PDZD11, p120-catenin, and α-catenin, as well as the transmembrane junctional proteins occludin, E-cadherin, and VE-cadherin, are significantly diverse when comparing kidney cells (MDCK, mCCD), keratinocytes (HaCaT), lung carcinoma (A427, A549), and endothelium-derived cells (bEnd...
June 15, 2017: Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615726/microfluidic-co-cultures-of-retinal-pigment-epithelial-cells-and-vascular-endothelial-cells-to-investigate-choroidal-angiogenesis
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Li-Jiun Chen, Shuntaro Ito, Hiroyuki Kai, Kuniaki Nagamine, Nobuhiro Nagai, Matsuhiko Nishizawa, Toshiaki Abe, Hirokazu Kaji
Angiogenesis plays a critical role in many diseases, including macular degeneration. At present, the pathological mechanisms remain unclear while appropriate models dissecting regulation of angiogenic processes are lacking. We propose an in vitro angiogenesis process and test it by examining the co-culture of human retinal pigmental epithelial cells (ARPE-19) and human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVEC) inside a microfluidic device. From characterisation of the APRE-19 monoculture, the tight junction protein (ZO-1) was found on the cells cultured in the microfluidic device but changes in the medium conditions did not affect the integrity of monolayers found in the permeability tests...
June 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610850/dietary-myo-inositol-deficiency-decreased-the-growth-performances-and-impaired-intestinal-physical-barrier-function-partly-relating-to-nrf2-jnk-e2f4-and-mlck-signaling-in-young-grass-carp-ctenopharyngodon-idella
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Shuang-An Li, Wei-Dan Jiang, Lin Feng, Yang Liu, Pei Wu, Jun Jiang, Sheng-Yao Kuang, Ling Tang, Wu-Neng Tang, Yong-An Zhang, Xiao-Qiu Zhou
In this study, we investigated the effects of dietary myo-inositol on the growth and intestinal physical barrier functions of young grass carp (Ctenopharyngodon idella). A total of 540 young grass carp (221.83 ± 0.84 g) were fed six diets containing graded levels of myo-inositol (27.0, 137.9, 286.8, 438.6, 587.7 and 737.3 mg/kg) for 10 weeks. After the growth trial, fish were challenged with Aeromonas hydrophila for 14 days. The results indicated that compared with optimal myo-inositol levels, myo-inositol deficiency (27...
June 10, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608180/montelukast-improves-the-changes-of-cytoskeletal-and-adaptor-proteins-of-human-podocytes-by-interleukin-13
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Tae-Sun Ha, Ja Ae Nam, Su-Bin Seong, Moin A Saleem, Se Jin Park, Jae Il Shin
OBJECTIVE AND DESIGN: Interleukin-13 (IL-13) has recently been reported to be a potential cytokine in the pathogenesis of minimal-change nephrotic syndrome (MCNS). However, the mechanistic insights associated with podocyte dysfunction mediated by IL-13-induced changes in various slit diaphragm (SD) and cytoskeletal molecules have not yet been shown in cultured human podocytes in vitro. MATERIALS: Human conditionally immortalized podocytes were used. TREATMENT: Podocytes were incubated with various concentrations of IL-13 during the indicated time periods (6, 12, and 24 h) and montelukast was administered with the dose of 0...
June 12, 2017: Inflammation Research: Official Journal of the European Histamine Research Society ... [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606239/-effect-of-eicosapentaenoic-acid-on-mrna-expression-of-tight-junction-protein-zo-1-in-intestinal-epithelial-cells-after-escherichia-coli-lf82-infection
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Li-Jun Hao, Yan Lin, Wei Zhang, Jiao Tian, Ya Wang, Peng-De Chen, Chong-Kang Hu, Ling-Chao Zeng, Jie Yang, Bao-Xi Wang, Xun Jiang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the change in the expression of tight junction protein ZO-1 in intestinal epithelial cells (Caco-2 cells) and the protective effect of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) after adherent-invasive Escherichia coli (E.coli) LF82 infection. METHODS: The Caco-2 cell line was used to establish an in vitro model of tight junction of intestinal epithelial cells. Caco-2 cells were divided into EPA treatment groups (0, 25, 50, 100, and 200 μmol/L EPA) and EPA (0, 25, 50, 100, and 200 μmol/L EPA)+E...
June 2017: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602912/synthetic-8-hydroxydeoxyguanosine-inhibited-metastasis-of-pancreatic-cancer-through-concerted-inhibitions-of-erm-and-rho-gtpase
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Jong-Min Park, Young-Min Han, Migyeong Jeong, Myung Hee Chung, Chang Il Kwon, Kwang Hyun Ko, Ki Baik Hahm
8-hydroxydeoxyguanosine (8-OHdG) is generated consequent to oxidative stress, but its paradoxical anti-oxidative, anti-inflammatory, and anti-mutagenic effects via Rho-GTPase inhibition were noted in various models of inflammation and cancer. Metastasis occurs through cell detachment, epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT), and cell migration; during these processes, changes in cell morphology are initiated through Rho-GTPase-dependent actin cytoskeleton polymerization. In this study, we explored the anti-metastatic mechanisms of 8-OHdG in Panc-1 pancreatic cancer cells...
June 8, 2017: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598488/myosin-light-chain-kinase-knockout-improves-gut-barrier-function-and-confers-a-survival-advantage-in-polymicrobial-sepsis
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C Adam Lorentz, Zhe Liang, Mei Meng, Ching-Wen Chen, Benyam P Yoseph, Elise R Breed, Rohit Mittal, Nathan J Klingensmith, Alton B Farris, Eileen M Burd, Michael Koval, Mandy L Ford, Craig M Coopersmith
Sepsis-induced intestinal hyperpermeability is mediated by disruption of the epithelial tight junction, which is closely associated with the peri-junctional actin-myosin ring. Myosin light chain kinase (MLCK) phosphorylates the myosin regulatory light chain, resulting in increased permeability. The purpose of this study was to determine whether genetic deletion of MLCK would alter gut barrier function and survival from sepsis. MLCK(-/-) and wild type (WT) mice were subjected to cecal ligation and puncture and assayed for both survival and mechanistic studies...
June 7, 2017: Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595080/administration-of-geniposide-ameliorates-dextran-sulfate-sodium-induced-colitis-in-mice-via-inhibition-of-inflammation-and-mucosal-damage
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Zecai Zhang, Yanxin Li, Peng Shen, Shan Li, Xiaojie Lu, Jiuxi Liu, Yongguo Cao, Bo Liu, Yunhe Fu, Naisheng Zhang
Ulcerative colitis (UC), an idiopathic inflammatory bowel disease, not only affects millions of patients worldwide, but also increases the risk of colon cancer. Geniposide is an iridoid glycoside and has many biological activities such as anti-inflammatory and antioxidant. However, its protective efficacy and mechanism of action against UC are still unclear. In this study, we aimed to investigate the protective effects and mechanisms of geniposide on dextran sulfate sodium (DSS)-induced experimental colitis in mice...
June 5, 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580536/annexin-a2-plus-low-dose-tissue-plasminogen-activator-combination-attenuates-cerebrovascular-dysfunction-after-focal-embolic-stroke-of-rats
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Xiang Fan, Yinghua Jiang, Zhanyang Yu, Qi Liu, Shuzhen Guo, Xiaochuan Sun, Klaus van Leyen, MingMing Ning, Xiumei Gao, Eng H Lo, Xiaoying Wang
Previous studies showed recombinant annexin A2 (rA2) in combination with low-dose tissue-type plasminogen activator (tPA) improved thrombolytic efficacy and long-term neurological outcomes after embolic focal ischemia in rats. The objective of this study was to investigate the effects and mechanisms of the combination in early BBB integrity and cerebrovascular patency in the rat focal embolic stroke model. Ischemic brain infarct volume and hemorrhagic transformation were quantified at 24 h after stroke. At an earlier time point, 16 h after stroke, BBB integrity was evaluated by IgG extravasation, and the involved mechanisms were assessed for tight junction ZO-1 and adhesion junction ve-cadherin protein expression, matrix metalloproteinase activation, extracellular matrix collagen IV and endothelial barrier antigen expression, and activation of microglia/macrophages and astrocytes...
June 4, 2017: Translational Stroke Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578987/chronic-cerebral-hypoperfusion-independently-exacerbate-cognitive-impairment-within-the-pathopoiesis-of-parkinson-s-disease-via-microvascular-pathology
#18
Hongmei Tang, Yuyuan Gao, Qingxi Zhang, Kun Nie, Ruiming Zhu, Liang Gao, Shujun Feng, Limin Wang, Jiehao Zhao, Zhiheng Huang, Yuhu Zhang, Lijuan Wang
To date, the role of microvascular pathology and CHH in the development of PD-MCI is unclear. Here we investigated how cognitive impairment could be exacerbated in a mouse model of combined injury through the interaction of chronic cerebral hypoperfusion(CHH) and 1-methyl-4-phenyl-1,2,3,6-tetrahydropyridine(MPTP) toxicity damage. In the present study, C57BL/6 mouse underwent MPTP injection. Subjects were classified into PD with cognitive normal (PDCN) group and PD with mild cognitive impairment of (PD-MCI) group via Morris water maze test...
June 1, 2017: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576405/protective-effects-of-donepezil-against-endothelial-permeability
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Xuelu Tang, Xiuhua Di, Yilin Liu
The endothelium lines the interior surface of blood vessels, and under pathophysiologic conditions, its integrity can be compromised due to a disturbance in the expression of tight junctions. Donepezil is a licensed drug used in the palliative treatment of Alzheimer's disease (AD). Increasing evidence has reported that donepezil has an anti-inflammatory activity. However, little information is available regarding the role of donepezil in vascular diseases. In this study, we found that pretreatment with donepezil significantly ameliorated endothelial permeability induced by tumor necrosis factor (TNF-α) by restoring the expression of the tight junction proteins vascular endothelial cadherin (VE-cadherin) and zonula occludens-1 (ZO-1) in human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs)...
May 30, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28560004/impact-of-impaired-cardiac-function-on-the-progression-of-chronic-kidney-disease-role-of-pharmacomodulation-of-valsartan
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Chih-Chao Yang, Hon-Kan Yip, Kuan-Hung Chen, Cheuk-Kwan Sun, Yen-Ta Chen, Han-Tan Chai, Pei-Hsun Sung, Hsin-Ju Chiang, Sheung-Fat Ko, Sheng-Ying Chung, Chih-Hung Chen, Kun-Chen Lin, Pao-Yuan Lin, Jiunn-Jye Sheu
Although chronic kidney disease (CKD) is known to aggravate cardiovascular disease in the setting of cardiorenal syndrome (CRS), the impact of impaired cardiac function on the progression of CKD has seldom been reported. This study tested the impact of acute myocardial infarction on a rodent CKD model and the therapeutic effect of valsartan in this setting. Adult male Sprague-Dawley rats (n = 50) equally divided into group 1 (sham control), group 2 (CKD induced by 5/6 nephrectomy), group 3 (AMI by ligation of left coronary artery), group 4 (CKD+AMI), group 5 (CKD+AMI+valsartan, orally 10 mg/kg/day)...
2017: American Journal of Translational Research
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