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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922365/isothiocyanate-enriched-moringa-seed-extract-alleviates-ulcerative-colitis-symptoms-in-mice
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Youjin Kim, Alex G Wu, Asha Jaja-Chimedza, Brittany L Graf, Carrie Waterman, Michael P Verzi, Ilya Raskin
Moringa (Moringa oleifera Lam.) seed extract (MSE) has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant activities. We investigated the effects of MSE enriched in moringa isothiocyanate-1 (MIC-1), its putative bioactive, on ulcerative colitis (UC) and its anti-inflammatory/antioxidant mechanism likely mediated through Nrf2-signaling pathway. Dextran sulfate sodium (DSS)-induced acute (n = 8/group; 3% DSS for 5 d) and chronic (n = 6/group; cyclic rotations of 2.5% DSS/water for 30 d) UC was induced in mice that were assigned to 4 experimental groups: healthy control (water/vehicle), disease control (DSS/vehicle), MSE treatment (DSS/MSE), or 5-aminosalicyic acid (5-ASA) treatment (positive control; DSS/5-ASA)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922251/shank3-regulates-intestinal-barrier-function-through-modulating-zo-1-expression-through-the-pkc%C3%AE%C2%B5-dependent-pathway
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Shu-Chen Wei, Hsin-Fang Yang-Yen, Po-Nien Tsao, Meng-Tzu Weng, Chien-Chih Tung, Linda C H Yu, Liang-Chuan Lai, Jen-Hao Hsiao, Eric Y Chuang, Chia-Tung Shun, Yen-Hsuan Ni, Ramnik J Xavier, Daniel K Podolsky, Jeffery J Y Yen, Jau-Min Wong
BACKGROUND: The integrity of the gut barrier in patients with inflammatory bowel disease is known to be impaired but the exact mechanisms remain mostly unknown. SHANK3 mutations are associated with autism, and patients with autism are known to have higher proportions of inflammatory bowel disease. Here, we explore the role of SHANK3 in inflammatory bowel disease, both in vivo and in vitro. METHODS: Dextran sulfate sodium colitis was induced in SHANK3 knockout mice...
August 23, 2017: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921512/dacomitinib-induced-diarrhea-targeting-chloride-secretion-with-crofelemer
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Ysabella Z A Van Sebille, Rachel J Gibson, Hannah R Wardill, Imogen A Ball, Dorothy M K Keefe, Joanne M Bowen
Dacomitinib, an irreversible small-molecule pan-ErbB TKI, has a high incidence of diarrhea which has been suggested to be due to chloride secretory mechanisms. Based on this hypothesis, crofelemer, an anti-secretory agent may be an effective intervention. T84 monolayers were treated with 1µM dacomitinib and 10µM crofelemer, and mounted into Ussing chambers for electrogenic ion analysis. Crofelemer attenuated increases in chloride secretion in cells treated with dacomitinib. Albino Wistar rats (n=48) were treated with 7...
September 16, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917487/glutamate-attenuates-lipopolysaccharide-induced-oxidative-damage-and-mrna-expression-changes-of-tight-junction-and-defensin-proteins-inflammatory-and-apoptosis-response-signaling-molecules-in-the-intestine-of-fish
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Jun Jiang, Long Yin, Jin-Yang Li, Qian Li, Dan Shi, Lin Feng, Yang Liu, Wei-Dan Jiang, Pei Wu, Ye Zhao, Xiao-Qiu Zhou
The present study explored the possible preventive effects of dietary glutamate (Glu) on LPS-induced oxidative damage, mRNA expression changes of tight junction (TJ) proteins and defensins, inflammatory and apoptosis response signaling molecules in fish intestine. Young Jian carp were fed five diets supplemental graded levels of Glu (0, 4, 8, 16 and 32 g kg(-1) diet) for 63 days. The results indicated that Glu supplementation depressed LPS induced the production of reactive oxygen species (ROS) and severe oxidative damage (lipid peroxidation and protein oxidation) in fish intestine, which was partially due to the increased glutathione (GSH) content and antioxidant enzyme activities including superoxide dismutase (SOD), glutathione peroxidase (GPX), glutathione-S-transferase (GST), and glutathione reductase (GR) (P < 0...
September 13, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915390/navy-and-black-bean-supplementation-primes-the-colonic-mucosal-microenvironment-to-improve-gut-health
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Jennifer M Monk, Dion Lepp, Wenqing Wu, K Peter Pauls, Lindsay E Robinson, Krista A Power
Common beans (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) are enriched in non-digestible fermentable carbohydrates and phenolic compounds that can modulate the colonic microenvironment (microbiota and host epithelial barrier) to improve gut health. In a comprehensive assessment of the impact of two commonly consumed bean varieties (differing in levels and types of phenolic compounds) within the colonic microenvironment, C57Bl/6 mice were fed diets supplemented with 20% cooked navy bean (NB) or black bean (BB) flours or an isocaloric basal diet control (BD) for 3 weeks...
August 10, 2017: Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912935/baicalin-attenuates-subarachnoid-hemorrhagic-brain-injury-by-modulating-blood-brain-barrier-disruption-inflammation-and-oxidative-damage-in-mice
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Xianqing Shi, Yongjian Fu, SongSong Zhang, Hao Ding, Jin Chen
In subarachnoid hemorrhagic brain injury, the early crucial events are edema formation due to inflammatory responses and blood-brain barrier disruption. Baicalin, a flavone glycoside, has antineuroinflammatory and antioxidant properties. We examined the effect of baicalin in subarachnoid hemorrhagic brain injury. Subarachnoid hemorrhage was induced through filament perforation and either baicalin or vehicle was administered 30 min prior to surgery. Brain tissues were collected 24 hours after surgery after evaluation of neurological scores...
2017: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906292/shank3-regulates-intestinal-barrier-function-through-modulating-zo-1-expression-through-the-pkc%C3%AE%C2%B5-dependent-pathway
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Shu-Chen Wei, Hsin-Fang Yang-Yen, Po-Nien Tsao, Meng-Tzu Weng, Chien-Chih Tung, Linda C H Yu, Liang-Chuan Lai, Jen-Hao Hsiao, Eric Y Chuang, Chia-Tung Shun, Yen-Hsuan Ni, Ramnik J Xavier, Daniel K Podolsky, Jeffery J Y Yen, Jau-Min Wong
BACKGROUND: The integrity of the gut barrier in patients with inflammatory bowel disease is known to be impaired but the exact mechanisms remain mostly unknown. SHANK3 mutations are associated with autism, and patients with autism are known to have higher proportions of inflammatory bowel disease. Here, we explore the role of SHANK3 in inflammatory bowel disease, both in vivo and in vitro. METHODS: Dextran sulfate sodium colitis was induced in SHANK3 knockout mice...
October 2017: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906008/role-of-macrophage-migration-inhibitory-factor-mif-in-the-effects-of-oxidative-stress-on-human-retinal-pigment-epithelial-cells
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Ji-Ae Ko, Yasuyuki Sotani, Diah Gemala Ibrahim, Yoshiaki Kiuchi
Proliferative vitreoretinopathy (PVR) is the major cause of treatment failure in individuals who undergo surgery for retinal detachment. The epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) in retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) cells contributes to the pathogenesis of PVR. Oxidative stress is thought to play a role in the progression of retinal diseases including PVR. We have now examined the effects of oxidative stress on the EMT and related processes in the human RPE cell line. We found that H2 O2 induced the contraction of RPE cells in a three-dimensional collagen gel...
September 14, 2017: Cell Biochemistry and Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905451/gene-edited-human-kidney-organoids-reveal-mechanisms-of-disease-in-podocyte-development
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Yong Kyun Kim, Ido Refaeli, Craig R Brooks, Peifeng Jing, Ramila E Gulieva, Michael R Hughes, Nelly M Cruz, Yannan Liu, Angela J Churchill, Yuliang Wang, Hongxia Fu, Jeffrey W Pippin, Lih Y Lin, Stuart J Shankland, A Wayne Vogl, Kelly M McNagny, Benjamin S Freedman
A critical event during kidney organogenesis is the differentiation of podocytes, specialized epithelial cells that filter blood plasma to form urine. Podocytes derived from human pluripotent stem cells (hPSC-podocytes) have recently been generated in nephron-like kidney organoids, but the developmental stage of these cells and their capacity to reveal disease mechanisms remains unclear. Here we show that hPSC-podocytes phenocopy mammalian podocytes at the capillary loop stage (CLS), recapitulating key features of ultrastructure, gene expression, and mutant phenotype...
September 14, 2017: Stem Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903410/rassf6-downregulation-promotes-the-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-and-predicts-poor-prognosis-in-colorectal-cancer
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Rui Zhou, Lin Qiu, Xiaolong Liu, Lijuan Ling, Ninglei Li, Kun Zhou, Jingbo Sun, Jian Yan, Canliang Tan, Xiaoping Huang, Luzhe Han, Liangchun Yin, Gang Xiao, Lixin Liu
Distant metastasis is the primary barrier for the successful treatment of patients with colorectal cancer, and thus, searching for new therapeutic targets by further exploring the molecular mechanisms of colorectal cancer metastasis is important. In this study, we investigated the biological and clinical significance of RASSF6 in colorectal cancer as well as the underlying molecular mechanisms. We found that low RASSF6 expression corresponds to a poor prognosis in colorectal cancer patients, and low RASSF6 expression is distinctly associated with tumour progression...
August 15, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903184/dexmedetomidine-exerts-neuroprotective-effect-via-the-activation-of-the-pi3k-akt-mtor-signaling-pathway-in-rats-with-traumatic-brain-injury
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Min Shen, Shan Wang, Xin Wen, Xin-Rui Han, Yong-Jian Wang, Xiu-Min Zhou, Man-He Zhang, Dong-Mei Wu, Jun Lu, Yuan-Lin Zheng
OBJECTIVE: This study aims to explore the neuroprotective effects of dexmedetomidine (Dex) in rats suffering from traumatic brain injury (TBI) via the PI3K/Akt/mTOR signaling pathway. METHODS: A weight drop model was performed for TBI model establishment. A total of 150 Sprague Dawley rats were selected and assigned into control, sham, TBI, TBI+Dex, TBI+LY294002 (LY) and TBI+Dex+LY groups. Modified Neurological Severity Score (mNSS) was conducted in order to evaluate the neurological injury...
September 9, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901449/fk506-suppresses-hypoxia%C3%A2-induced-inflammation-and-protects-tight-junction-function-via-the-can%C3%A2-nfatc1-signaling-pathway-in-retinal-microvascular-epithelial-cells
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Yaguang Hu, Boyu Yang, Yue Xu, Li Jiang, Ching-Kit Tsui, Xiaoling Liang
The present study aimed to identify whether FK506 suppresses hypoxia‑induced inflammation and protects tight junction function via the calcineurin‑nuclear factor of activated T‑cells 1 (CaN‑NFATc1) signaling pathway in mouse retinal microvascular endothelial cells (mRMECs). The mRMECs were treated with FK506 at different concentrations following the induction of hypoxia. Trans‑epithelial electrical resistance (TEER) and cell permeability were examined to measure the integrity of the tight junctions...
September 12, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901429/monocytic-cell-junction-proteins-serve-important-roles-in-atherosclerosis-via-the-endoglin-pathway
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Lina Chen, Zhongliang Chen, Menghua Ge, Oushan Tang, Yinhong Cheng, Haoliang Zhou, Yu Shen, Fengming Qin
The formation of atherosclerosis is recognized to be caused by multiple factors including pathogenesis in monocytes during inflammation. The current study provided evidence that monocytic junctions were significantly altered in patients with atherosclerosis, which suggested an association between cell junctions and atherosclerosis. Claudin‑1, occludin‑1 and ZO‑1 were significantly enhanced in atherosclerosis, indicating that the tight junction pathway was activated during the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis...
September 8, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900500/cdc27-induces-metastasis-and-invasion-in-colorectal-cancer-via-the-promotion-of-epithelial-to-mesenchymal-transition
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Lin Qiu, Xin Tan, Jiaxin Lin, Ran-Yi Liu, Shuai Chen, Rong Geng, Jiangxue Wu, Wenlin Huang
Distant metastasis is the primary cause of cancer-related death among patients with colorectal cancer (CRC), and the discovery of novel therapeutic targets by further exploring the molecular mechanisms of CRC metastasis is therefore urgently needed. We previously illustrated that CDC27 overexpression promoted proliferation in CRC, but no studies have emphasized the role of CDC27 in cancer metastasis thus far. Our previous data indicated that the expression of CDC27 was significantly associated with distant metastasis in patient tissues, and therefore, in this study, we focused on the investigation of the potential mechanisms of CDC27 in CRC metastasis...
2017: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895044/effect-of-zinc-supplementation-on-growth-performance-intestinal-development-and-intestinal-barrier-related-gene-expression-in-pekin-ducks
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Min Wen, Hua Zhao, Guangmang Liu, Xiaoling Chen, Bing Wu, Gang Tian, Jingyi Cai, Gang Jia
The current study was conducted to investigate the effect of zinc supplementation on the growth performance, intestinal morphology, and the transcription of the barrier function related genes in Pekin ducks. Seven-hundred and sixty-eight 1-day-old Pekin ducks were randomly assigned into six dietary treatments. Each treatment had eight replicates with 16 ducks per replicates. The ducks were fed either a corn-soybean meal basal diet or basal diets supplemented with 15, 30, 60, 120, and 240 mg zinc/kg from zinc sulfate...
September 11, 2017: Biological Trace Element Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893794/effects-of-hiv-1-tat-and-methamphetamine-on-blood-brain-barrier-integrity-and-function-in-vitro
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Sulay Patel, Crystal R Leibrand, Preetha Palasuberniam, Pierre-Olivier Couraud, Babette Weksler, Fay M Jahr, Joseph L McClay, Kurt F Hauser, MaryPeace McRae
Human immunodeficiency (HIV) infection results in neurocognitive deficits in about one half of infected individuals. Despite systemic effectiveness, restricted antiretroviral penetration across the blood-brain barrier (BBB) is a major limitation in fighting CNS-localized infection. Drug abuse exacerbates HIV-induced cognitive and pathologic CNS changes. This study's purpose was to investigate the effects of the HIV-1 protein, Tat, and methamphetamine on factors affecting drug penetration across an in vitro BBB model...
September 11, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882647/acute-and-chronic-exposure-to-high-levels-of-glucose-modulates-tight-junction-associated-epithelial-barrier-function-in-a-renal-tubular-cell-line
#17
B M Mongelli-Sabino, L P Canuto, C B Collares-Buzato
AIMS: Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is one of the most prevalent diseases worldwide. Diabetic nephropathy (DN) is a complication of diabetes and the mechanisms underlying onset and progression of this disease are not fully understood. It has been shown that hyperglycemia is an independent factor to predict the development of DN in individuals with T2DM, however, a link between high plasma glucose levels and renal tubular injuries in DN remains unknown. In this study, we investigated the effect of high levels of glucose (i...
September 4, 2017: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878076/zika-virus-infects-human-sertoli-cells-and-modulates-the-integrity-of-the-in-vitro-blood-testis-barrier-model
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David N Siemann, Daniel P Strange, Payal N Maharaj, Pei-Yong Shi, Saguna Verma
Confirmed reports of ZIKV in human seminal fluid for months after the clearance of viremia suggest the ability of ZIKV to establish persistent infection in the seminiferous tubules, an immune privileged site in the testis protected by the blood-testis barrier, also called the Sertoli cell barrier (SCB). However, cellular targets of ZIKV in human testis and mechanisms by which the virus enters seminiferous tubules remain unclear. We demonstrate that primary human SCs were highly susceptible to ZIKV as compared to the closely related dengue virus and induced expression of IFN-α, key cytokines and cell-adhesion molecules (VCAM-1 and ICAM-1)...
September 6, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870549/altered-expression-of-e-cadherin-related-transcription-factors-indicates-partial-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-in-aggressive-meningiomas
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Maren Wallesch, Doreen Pachow, Christina Blücher, Raimund Firsching, Jan-Peter Warnke, Werner E K Braunsdorf, Elmar Kirches, Christian Mawrin
E-Cadherin has been suggested to be involved in meningioma progression but is also known as a key player of epithelial to mesenchymal transition (EMT). We wondered whether the adherens junction protein E-Cadherin, the tight junction protein Zo-1, and transcription factors suppressing E-Cadherin expression (Slug, Snail, Twist, Zeb-1) are differentially expressed between histopathological subtypes of meningioma, and if the expression of these factors is related to biological features of meningiomas. Analyzing 85 meningiomas of various histopathological subtypes and grades of malignancy by immunohistochemistry and 50 of them in addition by real-Time-PCR, we observed significantly reduced expression of Zeb-1, Twist and Slug, together with slightly increased expression levels for E-Cadherin and Zo- 1 in fibroblastic WHO-grade I tumors compared to meningothelial WHO grade I tumors, contradicting the hypothesis of EMT in the fibroblastic meningiomas characterized by mesenchymal appearance...
September 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28868746/corrigendum
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In Pathology International vol 62 iss 1, the authors would like to draw the reader's attention to the error: On page 28, College of Veterinary Medicine, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea was not included as an affiliation for author, Jun Won Park. The corrected author affiliation list is: Hee Seok Lee,(1) * Jun Won Park,(1,4) * Oleg Chertov,(2) Simona Colantonio,(2) John T. Simpson,(2) Matthew J. Fivash,(3) Chong Woo Yoo,(1) Geon Kook Lee,(1) Jae Ill Zo,(1) Heung Tae Kim(1) and Hark Kyun Kim(1)(1) National Cancer Center, Goyang, Korea and (2) Protein Chemistry Laboratory Advanced Technology Program, SAIC-Frederick, Inc...
September 2017: Pathology International
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