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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792953/protective-effect-of-s-nitrosoglutathione-administration-against-hyperglycemia-induced-disruption-of-blood-brain-barrier-is-mediated-by-alterations-in-tight-junction-proteins-and-cell-adhesion-molecules
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Aanchal Aggarwal, Inderjit Singh, Rajat Sandhir
Diabetes is associated with increased blood brain barrier (BBB) permeability resulting in neurological deficits. The present study investigated the role of S-nitrosoglutathione (GSNO) on tight junction proteins and cell adhesion molecules in streptozotocin-induced diabetic mice. Diabetes was induced by intraperitoneal injection of streptozotocin (40 mg/kg body weight) for 5 days in mice. GSNO was administered daily (100 μg/kg body weight, orally) for 8 weeks after the induction of diabetes. A significant decline was observed in the cognitive ability of diabetic animals assessed using radial arm maze test...
May 21, 2018: Neurochemistry International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791586/hypoxia-induced-hyperpermeability-of-rat-glomerular-endothelial-cells-involves-hif-2%C3%AE-mediated-changes-in-the-expression-of-occludin-and-zo-1
#2
Peng-Li Luo, Yan-Jun Wang, Yan-Yan Yang, Jia-Jia Yang
This study aimed to investigate the role of hypoxia-inducible factor-2α (HIF-2α) in the expression of tight junction proteins and permeability alterations in rat glomerular endothelial cells (rGENCs) under hypoxia conditions. The expression level of HIF-2α and tight junction proteins (occludin and ZO-1) in rGENCs were examined following 5% oxygen density exposure at different treatment times. HIF-2α lentivirus transfection was used to knockdown HIF-2α expression. Cells were divided into four groups: 1) control group (rGENCs were cultured under normal oxygen conditions), 2) hypoxia group (rGENCs were cultured under hypoxic conditions), 3) negative control group (rGENCs were infected with HIF-2α lentivirus negative control vectors and cultured under hypoxic conditions), and 4) Len group (rGENCs were transfected with HIF-2α lentivirus and cultured under hypoxic conditions)...
2018: Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research, Revista Brasileira de Pesquisas Médicas e Biológicas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29788452/glutamine-alleviates-heat-stress-induced-impairment-of-intestinal-morphology-intestinal-inflammatory-response-and-barrier-integrity-in-broilers
#3
Q J Wu, N Liu, X H Wu, G Y Wang, L Lin
The aim of this study was to investigate the protective effect of glutamine (Gln) on the intestinal morphology, intestinal inflammatory response, and barrier integrity in broilers exposed to high ambient temperature. Three-hundred-sixty 21-d-old Arbor Acres broilers (half male and half female) were randomly allocated to 4 treatment groups in a completely randomized design, each of which included 6 replicates with 15 birds per replicate, for 21 d. The 4 treatment groups were as follows: the control group, in which birds were kept in a thermoneutral room at 22 ± 1°C (no stress, NS; fed a basal diet); the heat stress group (36 ± 1°C for 10 h/d from 08:00 to 18:00 h and 22 ± 1°C for the remaining time, heat stress (HT); fed a basal diet); and heat stress + Gln group (0...
May 17, 2018: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785754/expression-of-zo-1-and-claudin-1-in-a-3d-epidermal-equivalent-using-canine-progenitor-epidermal-keratinocytes
#4
Keiji Teramoto, Ryota Asahina, Hidetaka Nishida, Hiroaki Kamishina, Sadatoshi Maeda
BACKGROUND: Previous studies indicate that tight junctions are involved in the pathogenesis of canine atopic dermatitis (cAD). An in vitro skin model is needed to elucidate the specific role of tight junctions in cAD. A 3D epidermal equivalent model using canine progenitor epidermal keratinocytes (CPEK) has been established; the expression of tight junctions within this model is uncharacterized. HYPOTHESIS/OBJECTIVES: To investigate the expression of tight junctions in the 3D epidermal equivalent...
May 21, 2018: Veterinary Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783653/avian-influenza-virus-subtype-h9n2-affects-intestinal-microbiota-barrier-structure-injury-and-inflammatory-intestinal-disease-in-the-chicken-ileum
#5
Hongxin Li, Xiaolin Liu, Feiyang Chen, Kejing Zuo, Che Wu, Yiming Yan, Weiguo Chen, Wencheng Lin, Qingmei Xie
Avian influenza virus subtype H9N2 (H9N2 AIV) has caused significant losses to the poultry industry due to the high mortality associated with secondary infections attributable to E. coli . This study tries to address the underlying secondary mechanisms after H9N2 AIV infection. Initially, nine day-old specific pathogen-free chickens were assigned to control (uninfected) and H9N2-infected groups, respectively. Using Illumina sequencing, histological examination, and quantitative real-time PCR, it was found that H9N2 AIV caused intestinal microbiota disorder, injury, and inflammatory damage to the intestinal mucosa...
May 18, 2018: Viruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778535/lysophosphatidic-acid-receptor-lpa-6-regulates-endothelial-blood-brain-barrier-function-implication-of-hepatic-encephalopathy
#6
Kayo Masago, Yasuyuki Kihara, Keisuke Yanagida, Fumie Hamano, Shinsuke Nakagawa, Masami Niwa, Takao Shimizu
Cerebral edema is a life-threatening neurological condition characterized by brain swelling due to accumulation of excess fluid both intracellularly and extracellularly. Fulminant hepatic failure (FHF) develops cerebral edema by disrupting blood brain barrier (BBB). However, the mechanisms by which mediator induces brain edema in FHF remain to be elucidated. Here, we assessed a linkage between brain edema and lysophosphatidic acid (LPA) signaling by utilizing an animal model of FHF and in vitro BBB model. Azoxymethane-treated mice developed FHF and hepatic encephalopathy, associated with higher autotaxin (ATX) activities in serum than controls...
May 17, 2018: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778424/nrage-confers-poor-prognosis-and-promotes-proliferation-invasion-and-chemoresistance-in-gastric-cancer
#7
Xiaodi Jiang, Xiaofeng Jiang, Zhi Yang
Neurotrophin receptor-interacting melanoma antigen-encoding protein (NRAGE) is a type II melanoma-associated antigen that plays an essential role in various processes, including cell differentiation and apoptosis. NRAGE has been shown to act as a cancer-related protein, with complex and apparently contradictory functions in a variety of cancers. In the current study, we examined the expression of NRAGE protein in 169 gastric cancer samples. NRAGE upregulation was correlated with advanced TNM stage, local invasion, and poor survival...
May 17, 2018: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777753/characterization-of-impaired-cerebrovascular-structure-in-app-ps1-mouse-brains
#8
Kee-Chan Ahn, Cameron R Learman, Gary L Dunbar, Panchanan Maiti, Won-Cheoul Jang, Hyeon-Cheol Cha, Mee-Sook Song
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is defined by senile plaques, tauopathy and neuronal cell death in specific area of the brain. Recent studies suggest that neurovascular dysfunction may be an integral part of AD pathogenesis, contributing to the onset and development of AD pathologies such as neuronal death, inflammatory response, and breakdown of blood brain barrier (BBB). In addition, vascular complications caused by age-related metabolic diseases such as diabetes and high blood pressure have high incidence in development of dementia and AD...
May 16, 2018: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776350/increased-systemic-zonula-occludens-1-associated-with-inflammation-and-independent-biomarker-in-patients-with-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#9
Amit Kumar Ram, Biju Pottakat, Balasubramaniyan Vairappan
BACKGROUND: Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is a frequent type of primary liver cancer, and its prevalence is increasing worldwide. Indeed, the underlying molecular mechanism is not well understood. Previous studies have shown evidence that tight junction (TJ) components were correlated with carcinogenesis and tumor development. Our aims were to determine the serum levels of tight junction protein Zonula Occludens (ZO)-1 and an inflammatory marker such as high-sensitive C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) in HCC patients compared to healthy volunteers and also to identify the association between ZO-1 and inflammation in HCC...
May 18, 2018: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775658/hydroxysafflor-yellow-a-protects-brain-microvascular-endothelial-cells-against-oxygen-glucose-deprivation-reoxygenation-injury-involvement-of-inhibiting-autophagy-via-class-i-pi3k-akt-mtor-signaling-pathway
#10
Guang Yang, Ning Wang, Sai Wang Seto, Dennis Chang, Huazheng Liang
The present study aimed to test whether Hydroxysafflor yellow A (HSYA) protects the brain microvascular endothelial cells (BMECs) injury induced by oxygen glucose deprivation/reoxygenation (OGD/R) via the PI3K/Akt/mTOR autophagy signaling pathway. Primary rat BMECs were cultured and identified by the expression of factor VIII-related antigen before being exposed to OGD/R to imitate ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) damage in vitro. The protective effect of HSYA was evaluated by assessing (1) cellular morphologic and ultrastructural changes; (2) cell viability and cytotoxicity; (3) transendothelial electrical resistance (TEER) of monolayer BMECs; (4) cell apoptosis; (5) fluorescence intensity of LC3B; (6) LC3 mRNA expression; (7) protein expressions of LC3, Beclin-1, Zonula occludens-1 (ZO-1), phospho-Akt (p-Akt), Akt, phospho-mTOR (p-mTOR) and mTOR...
May 15, 2018: Brain Research Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773105/-protective-role-of-green-tea-polyphenols-in-intestinal-mucosal-barrier-function-of-mice-with-colitis-induced-by-tnbs-through-inhibiting-jak2-stat3-pathway
#11
Jin Xi, Sitang Ge, Lugen Zuo, Yuke Zhu, Lian Wang, Qiaoli Xie
Objective To analyze the therapeutic effect of green tea polyphenols (GTP) in mice with colitis induced by TNBS and its possible mechanism. Methods Colitis was induced by TNBS in BALB/C mice. The mice were randomly divided into GTP group (n=10) and TNBS model group (n=10). Mice in the GTP group were given GTP [0.2 mL at a dose level of 100 mg/(kg.d)] by oral gavage, and mice in the model group were given normal saline [0.2 ml/d] by gavage. Four weeks later, the mice were sacrificed. Disease activity index (DAI) and inflammatory score were evaluated by HE staining...
March 2018: Xi Bao Yu Fen Zi Mian Yi Xue za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Cellular and Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772566/the-epigenetic-factor-kdm2b-regulates-emt-and-small-gtpases-in-colon-tumor-cells
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Nefeli Zacharopoulou, Anna Tsapara, Galatea Kallergi, Evi Schmid, Saad Alkahtani, Saud Alarifi, Philip N Tsichlis, Sotirios C Kampranis, Christos Stournaras
BACKGROUND/AIMS: The epigenetic factor KDM2B is a histone demethylase expressed in various tumors. Recently, we have shown that KDM2B regulates actin cytoskeleton organization, small Rho GTPases signaling, cell-cell adhesion and migration of prostate tumor cells. In the present study, we addressed its role in regulating EMT and small GTPases expression in colon tumor cells. METHODS: We used RT-PCR for the transcriptional analysis of various genes, Western blotting for the assessment of protein expression and immunofluorescence microscopy for visualization of fluorescently labeled proteins...
May 14, 2018: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771433/microrna-23a-3p-promotes-the-perihematomal-edema-formation-after-intracerebral-hemorrhage-via-zo-1
#13
Y-L Hu, H Wang, Q Huang, G Wang, H-B Zhang
OBJECTIVE: To explore the relationship between microRNA-23a-3p expression and perihematomal edema (PHE) in patients with acute intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) and its underlying mechanism. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Clinical data and blood samples on the 3rd day after ICH onset were collected. Head CT was performed in each subject when admitted. Serum expressions of microRNAs were detected by quantitative real-time PCR (qRT-PCR). The relationship between hematoma volume and perihematomal edema was analyzed by correlation analysis...
May 2018: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769799/placental-growth-factor-promotes-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-like-changes-in-arpe-19-cells-under-hypoxia
#14
Yi Zhang, Lin Zhao, Lijun Wang, Xiting Yang, Aiyi Zhou, Jianming Wang
Purpose: To investigate the role of placental growth factor (PGF) in the epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) of ARPE-19 cells under hypoxia, and whether the NF-κB signaling pathway is involved in this process. Methods: ARPE-19 cells were treated in five groups: a control group, hypoxia group, PGF group, hypoxia+PGF group, and NF-κB-blocked group. A chemical hypoxia model was established in the ARPE-19 cells by adding CoCl2 to the culture medium. The morphological changes after treatment were observed...
2018: Molecular Vision
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769640/hypoxia-induced-microrna-191-contributes-to-hepatic-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-through-the-zonab-cyclin-d1-axis
#15
Wenming Pan, Lin Wang, Xiao-Fei Zhang, Hongji Zhang, Jinxiang Zhang, Guoliang Wang, Peng Xu, Yunwei Zhang, Ping Hu, Xiao-Dong Zhang, Run-Lei Du, Hui Wang
Hepatic ischemia/reperfusion injury (IRI) is a common cause of morbidity and mortality in liver transplantation settings and involves severe cell death and inflammatory responses. MicroRNA-191 has recently been reported to be abnormally expressed in hepatocellular carcinoma and other liver diseases in the regulation of important cellular processes. However, little is known about its function and molecular mechanism in IRI. Here, we demonstrate that miR-191 is significantly upregulated in a cultured cell line during hypoxia/reperfusion (H/R) and in liver tissue during IRI in mice...
May 16, 2018: Cell Death and Differentiation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767267/hdac-inhibitors-trichostatin-a-and-valproic-acid-increase-e%C3%A2-cadherin-and-vimentin-expression-but-inhibit-migration-and-invasion-of-cholangiocarcinoma-cells
#16
Joon Ho Wang, Eun Jeoung Lee, Meiying Ji, Seon Mee Park
The effects of histone deacetylase (HDAC) inhibitors on epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) differ in various cancers. E‑cadherin is a cell‑to‑cell adhesion protein, whereas accumulation of vimentin is related to the development of the spindle shape of the mesenchymal cell phenotype. We investigated the EMT phenotypes of human cholangiocellular carcinoma HuCC‑T1, JCK and SNU‑1079 cell lines. To this end, we measured the expression of E‑cadherin or zonula occludens (ZO)‑1 and vimentin, epithelial and mesenchymal cell markers, respectively, using real‑time reverse transcription‑polymerase chain reaction, western blotting, and immunofluorescence microscopy following treatment with trichostatin A (TSA, 200 nM) or valproic acid (VPA, 0...
May 16, 2018: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766204/adiponectin-administration-alleviates-dss-induced-colonic-inflammation-in-caco-2-cells-and-mice
#17
Qin Zhao, Yang Liu, Lei Tan, Liyong Yan, Xiuli Zuo
BACKGROUND: Adiponectin, a protein hormone produced by adipose tissues, exhibits anti-inflammatory functions in various models. This study was investigated the effects of adiponectin on dextran sodium sulfate (DSS)-colonic injury, inflammation, apoptosis, and intestinal barrier dysfunction in Caco-2 cell and mice. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The results showed that DSS caused inflammatory response and intestinal barrier dysfunction in vitro and in vivo. Adiponectin injection alleviated colonic injury and rectal bleeding in mice...
May 15, 2018: Inflammation Research: Official Journal of the European Histamine Research Society ... [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765546/proteomic-screening-identifies-the-zonula-occludens-protein-zo-1-as-a-new-partner-for-adam12-in-invadopodia-like-structures
#18
Bassil Dekky, Michael Ruff, Dominique Bonnier, Vincent Legagneux, Nathalie Théret
The epithelial mesenchymal transition (EMT) is a key process for cancer cell invasion and migration. This complex program whereby epithelial tumor cells loose polarity and acquire mesenchymal phenotype is driven by the regulation of cell-cell adhesion and cell-substrate interactions. We recently described the association of ADAM12 with EMT and we now use immunoprecipitation and proteomic approaches to identify interacting partners for ADAM12 during EMT. We identify twenty proteins that are involved in molecular mechanisms associated with adhesion/invasion processes...
April 20, 2018: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764545/-effects-of-n-butylphthalide-on-the-expressions-of-zo-1-and-claudin-5-in-blood-brain-barrier-of-rats-with-acute-carbon-monoxide-poisoning
#19
Li Wang, Xiaoyu Ding, Mingjun Bi, Jinglin Wang, Yong Zou, Jiyou Tang, Qin Li
OBJECTIVE: To explore the effects of N-butylphthalide on the expressions of ZO-1 and claudin-5 in blood-brain barrier (BBB) in rats with acute carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning. METHODS: A total of 144 adult healthy male Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats were randomly divided into normal control group, CO poisoning group, and NBP treatment group, with 48 rats in each group. The acute CO poisoning model was reproduced in hyperbaric oxygen chamber, and all model rats were given hyperbaric oxygen therapy once daily...
May 2018: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755115/endothelial-akt1-loss-promotes-prostate-cancer-metastasis-via-%C3%AE-catenin-regulated-tight-junction-protein-turnover
#20
Fei Gao, Abdulrahman Alwhaibi, Sandeep Artham, Arti Verma, Payaningal R Somanath
BACKGROUND: Cancer research, in general, is focused on targeting tumour cells to limit tumour growth. These studies, however, do not account for the specific effects of chemotherapy on tumour endothelium, in turn, affecting metastasis. METHODS: We determined how endothelial deletion of Akt1 promotes prostate cancer cell invasion in vitro and metastasis to the lungs in vivo in endothelial-specific Akt1 knockdown mice. RESULTS: Here we show that metastatic human PC3 and DU145 prostate cancer cells invade through Akt1-deficient human lung endothelial cell (HLEC) monolayer with higher efficiency compared to control HLEC...
May 14, 2018: British Journal of Cancer
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