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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630605/xinfuli-granule-improves-post-myocardial-infarction-ventricular-remodeling-and-myocardial-fibrosis-in-rats-by-regulating-tgf-%C3%AE-smads-signaling-pathway
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Jie Ma, Zhi-Yuan Li, Xiao-Peng Liang, Cai-Xia Guo, Pei-Pei Lu, Li-Hong Ma
BACKGROUND: Recent clinical and experimental studies have confirmed the effects of Xinfuli Granule (XG), a compound Chinese medicine in the prevention and treatment of heart failure (HF). This study aimed to investigate the effects and the mechanisms of XG on ventricular reconstruction in rats with acute myocardial infarction (AMI). METHODS: Sprague-Dawley rats were subjected to left anterior descending branch ligation. The rats that survived 24 h were randomly assigned to five groups: medium-dose of XG group (MI+XGM), high-dose of XG group (MI+XGH), carvedilol group (MI+C), medium-dose of XG + carvedilol group (MI+C+XGM)...
May 2017: Journal of Geriatric Cardiology: JGC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28571007/eplerenone-prevents-atrial-fibrosis-via-the-tgf-%C3%AE-signaling-pathway
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Lili Du, Mu Qin, Yi Yi, Xiaoqing Chen, Weifeng Jiang, Li Zhou, Daoliang Zhang, Kai Xu, Yiqing Yang, Chao Li, Yan Liu, Xu Liu, Sheng-Zhong Duan
OBJECTIVES: Eplerenone (EPL), an antagonist of the mineralocorticoid receptor, is beneficial for atrial fibrillation and atrial fibrosis. However, the underlying mechanism remains less well known. We aimed to investigate the effect of EPL on atrial fibrosis using a mouse with selective atrial fibrosis and to explore the underlying mechanisms. METHODS: EPL-treated MHC-TGFcys33ser transgenic mice that have selective atrial fibrosis (Tx+EPL mice), as well as control mice, were used for in vivo studies including histological analyses, Western blotting, and qRT-PCR studies...
June 2, 2017: Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545667/arctigenin-suppresses-renal-interstitial-fibrosis-in-a-rat-model-of-obstructive-nephropathy
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Ao Li, Xiaoxun Zhang, Mao Shu, Mingjun Wu, Jun Wang, Jingyao Zhang, Rui Wang, Peng Li, Yitao Wang
BACKGROUND: Renal tubulointerstitial fibrosis (TIF) is commonly the final result of a variety of progressive injuries and leads to end-stage renal disease. There are few therapeutic agents currently available for retarding the development of renal TIF. PURPOSE: The aim of the present study is to evaluate the role of arctigenin (ATG), a lignan component derived from dried burdock (Arctium lappa L.) fruits, in protecting the kidney against injury by unilateral ureteral obstruction (UUO) in rats...
July 1, 2017: Phytomedicine: International Journal of Phytotherapy and Phytopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544244/branched-chain-amino-acids-supplementation-modulates-tgf-%C3%AE-1-smad-signaling-pathway-and-interleukins-in-ccl4-induced-liver-fibrosis
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Naglaa F Khedr, Eman G Khedr
The alterations and low levels of circulating branched chain amino acids (BCAAs), leucine, isoleucine and valine, are associated with liver diseases. The study was designed to evaluate hepatoprotective effect of BCAAs on CCl4 -induced liver fibrosis and to investigate the molecular mechanisms underlying these effects in rats. Thirty male rats were divided into three groups. Control group (n=10), CCl4 group (n=10); rats were injected with CCl4 (1 mL/kg of 0.5:1 v/v injected i.p. twice weekly for 12 weeks). CCl4 +BCAAs group (n=10); rats were injected with similar doses of CCl4 and supplemented with a mixture of 600 mg/kg BCAAs (2: 1: 1...
May 23, 2017: Fundamental & Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543554/smad3-expression-and-regulation-of-fibroplasia-in-vocal-fold-injury
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Nao Hiwatashi, Peter A Benedict, Gregory R Dion, Renjie Bing, Iv Kraja, Milan R Amin, Ryan C Branski
OBJECTIVE: Recent reports highlight the efficacy of small interfering RNA (siRNA) targeting SMAD3 to regulate transforming growth factor β (TGF-β)-mediated fibroplasia in vocal fold fibroblasts. The current study sought to investigate SMAD3 expression during wound healing in vivo and quantify the downstream transcriptional events associated with SMAD3 knockdown in vitro. STUDY DESIGN: In vivo and in vitro. METHODS: Unilateral vocal fold injury was created in a rabbit model...
May 20, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499242/potential-ameliorative-effects-of-grape-seed-derived-polyphenols-against-cadmium-induced-prostatic-deficits
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Yongfang Lei, Qian Chen, Jinglou Chen, Dong Liu
Grape (Vitis vinifera) is consumed as fruit and wine for people. In this study, rat model of prostatic deficits was induced by orally receiving 60mg/L cadmium chlorine (CdCl2) through drinking water for 20 weeks. Grape seed-derived polyphenols extract (GSP) was orally given for 20 weeks. Finally, the prostatic levels of E-cadherin, fibronectin, and α-smooth muscle actin were measured by immunohistochemical and qPCR analysis. The oxidative stress was measured by detecting the levels of malondialdehyde, nitric oxide, reduced glutathione/oxidized glutathione and enzymatic antioxidant status...
July 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439009/estrogen-receptor-%C3%AE-a-regulator-of-androgen-receptor-signaling-in-the-mouse-ventral-prostate
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Wan-Fu Wu, Laure Maneix, Jose Insunza, Ivan Nalvarte, Per Antonson, Juha Kere, Nancy Yiu-Lin Yu, Virpi Tohonen, Shintaro Katayama, Elisabet Einarsdottir, Kaarel Krjutskov, Yu-Bing Dai, Bo Huang, Wen Su, Margaret Warner, Jan-Åke Gustafsson
As estrogen receptor β(-/-) (ERβ(-/-)) mice age, the ventral prostate (VP) develops increased numbers of hyperplastic, fibroplastic lesions and inflammatory cells. To identify genes involved in these changes, we used RNA sequencing and immunohistochemistry to compare gene expression profiles in the VP of young (2-mo-old) and aging (18-mo-old) ERβ(-/-) mice and their WT littermates. We also treated young and old WT mice with an ERβ-selective agonist and evaluated protein expression. The most significant findings were that ERβ down-regulates androgen receptor (AR) signaling and up-regulates the tumor suppressor phosphatase and tensin homolog (PTEN)...
May 9, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414804/cyclosporine-a-alters-expression-of-renal-micrornas-new-insights-into-calcineurin-inhibitor-nephrotoxicity
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Jennifer L Gooch, Clayton King, Cynthia E Francis, Paul S Garcia, Yun Bai
Calcineurin inhibitors are powerful immunosuppressants that revolutionized organ transplantation. However, non-immune effects of the calcineurin inhibitor, such as cyclosporine A (CsA), have significantly hindered their use. Specifically, nephrotoxicity, which is associated with tubulointerstitial fibrosis, inflammation, and podocyte damage, affects up to half of all transplant patients. Calcineurin is involved in many aspects of kidney development and function; therefore, mechanisms of CsA-induced nephrotoxicity are complex and not yet fully understood...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28364097/-effect-of-lamivudine-and-silymarin-on-liver-fibrosis-relevant-factors-in-hbv-transgenic-mice-with-alcohol-drinking
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Juanjuan Huang, Shikun Liu, Zuojun Li, Libo Cao, Linqi Ouyang
To observe the role of lamividine and silymarin preventing and curing liver fibrosis-relevant factors induced by alcohol drinking in hepatitis B virus (HBV) transgenic mice (Tg mice).
 Methods: Forty HBV-Tg BALB/C mice with 1.3 copy were randomly divided into 4 groups: a control group, a model group, a lamivudine group and a silymarin group. Tg mice in control group were treated with normal saline via intragastric administration; Tg-mice in the model group were treated with 50% alcohol (5 mL/kg) once a day via intragastric administration; while Tg-mice in lamivudine group and silymarin group were treated with alcohol (5 mL/kg) plus laminvudine (100 mg/kg) and silymarin (200 mg/kg) once a day via intragastric administration respectively...
March 28, 2017: Zhong Nan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Central South University. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28352366/prolyl-oligopeptidase-attenuates-hepatic-stellate-cell-activation-through-induction-of-smad7-and-ppar-%C3%AE
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Da Zhou, Jing Wang, Ling-Nan He, Bing-Hang Li, Yong-Nian Ding, Yuan-Wen Chen, Jian-Gao Fan
Prolyl oligopeptidase (POP) is a serine endopeptidase widely distributed in vivo with high activity in the liver. However, its biological functions in the liver have remained largely elusive. A previous study by our group has shown that POP produced N-acetyl-seryl-aspartyl-lysyl-proline (AcSDKP) and thereby exerted an anti-fibrogenic effect on hepatic stellate cells (HSCs) in vitro. It was therefore hypothesized that POP may affect the activation state of HSCs and has an important role in liver fibrosis. The HSC-T6 immortalized rat liver stellate cell line was treated with the POP inhibitor S17092 or transfected with recombinant lentivirus to overexpress POP...
February 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339457/targeted-aav5-smad7-gene-therapy-inhibits-corneal-scarring-in-vivo
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Suneel Gupta, Jason T Rodier, Ajay Sharma, Elizabeth A Giuliano, Prashant R Sinha, Nathan P Hesemann, Arkasubhra Ghosh, Rajiv R Mohan
Corneal scarring is due to aberrant activity of the transforming growth factor β (TGFβ) signaling pathway following traumatic, mechanical, infectious, or surgical injury. Altered TGFβ signaling cascade leads to downstream Smad (Suppressor of mothers against decapentaplegic) protein-mediated signaling events that regulate expression of extracellular matrix and myogenic proteins. These events lead to transdifferentiation of keratocytes into myofibroblasts through fibroblasts and often results in permanent corneal scarring...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284148/effect-enhancing-and-toxicity-reducing-activity-of-usnic-acid-in-ascitic-tumor-bearing-mice-treated-with-bleomycin
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Zu-Qing Su, Yu-Hong Liu, Hui-Zhen Guo, Chao-Yue Sun, Jian-Hui Xie, Yu-Cui Li, Jian-Nan Chen, Xiao-Ping Lai, Zi-Ren Su, Hai-Ming Chen
Usnic acid (UA) can be found in certain lichen species. Growing evidence suggests that UA possesses antitumoral, antioxidative and anti-inflammatory activities. Bleomycin (BLM) is widely used in the treatment of malignant ascites, however, it unexpectedly causes pulmonary fibrosis (PF). Researches show that excessive inflammatory response and oxidative stress in lung tissue is conspicuous causes of BLM-induced PF. Here we investigated mechanism underlying the effect-enhancing and toxicity-reducing activity of UA on H22-bearing mice treated with BLM...
May 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208683/plasma-gelsolin-induced-glomerular-fibrosis-via-the-tgf-%C3%AE-1-smads-signal-transduction-pathway-in-iga-nephropathy
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Lei Zhang, Changsong Han, Fei Ye, Yan He, Yinji Jin, Tianzhen Wang, Yiqi Wu, Yang Jiang, Fengmin Zhang, Xiaoming Jin
Glomerular fibrosis has been shown to be closely related to the progression and prognosis of IgA nephropathy (IgAN). However, mechanism underlying IgAN glomerular fibrosis remains unclear. Recently, our study showed that plasma gelsolin (pGSN) was decreased in the serum of an IgAN mouse model and that pGSN deposition was found in the glomeruli. Another cytokine, TGF-β1, which is closely related to glomerular fibrosis, was also found to be highly expressed in the glomeruli. In the present study, we report that pGSN induces glomerular fibrosis through the TGF-β1/Smads signal transduction pathway...
February 12, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108300/tieg1-represses-smad7-mediated-activation-of-tgf-%C3%AE-1-smad-signaling-in%C3%A2-keloid-pathogenesis
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Zhi-Cheng Hu, Fen Shi, Peng Liu, Jian Zhang, Dong Guo, Xiao-Ling Cao, Chu-Fen Chen, Shan-Qiang Qu, Jia-Yuan Zhu, Bing Tang
Transforming growth factor-β (TGF-β)/Smad signaling plays a key role in excessive fibrosis and keloid formations. Smad7 is a negative feedback regulator that prevents activation of TGF-β/Smad signaling. However, the regulatory mechanism for Smad7 in the keloid pathogenic process remains elusive. Here, we show that expression of TIEG1 is markedly higher in keloid fibroblasts, whereas protein, mRNA, and promoter activity levels of Smad7 are decreased. When TIEG1 was knocked down with small interfering RNA, both the promoter activity and protein expression of Smad7 were increased, whereas collagen production and the proliferation, migration, and invasion of keloid fibroblasts were decreased...
May 2017: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27991776/capsaicin-inhibits-dimethylnitrosamine-induced-hepatic-fibrosis-by-inhibiting-the-tgf-%C3%AE-1-smad-pathway-via-peroxisome-proliferator-activated-receptor-gamma-activation
#15
Jae Ho Choi, Sun Woo Jin, Chul Yung Choi, Hyung Gyun Kim, Gi Ho Lee, Yong An Kim, Young Chul Chung, Hye Gwang Jeong
Capsaicin (CPS) exerts many pharmacological effects, but any possible influence on liver fibrosis remains unclear. Therefore, we evaluated the inhibitory effects of CPS on dimethylnitrosamine (DMN) and TGF-β1-induced liver fibrosis in rats and hepatic stellate cells (HSCs). CPS inhibited DMN-induced hepatotoxicity, NF-κB activation, and collagen accumulation. CPS also suppressed the DMN-induced increases in α-SMA, collagen type I, MMP-2, and TNF-α. In addition, CPS inhibited DMN-induced TGF-β1 expression (from 2...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27990439/effect-of-exogenous-fetuin-a-on-tgf-%C3%AE-smad-signaling-in-hepatic-stellate-cells
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Yulai Zhou, Shuang Yang, Pan Zhang
Objective. To explore the effects of low concentration of exogenous fetuin-A intervention on TGF-β1 induced LX2 cells through detection of the expression of mRNA and protein of Smad2, Smad3, and Smad7. Methods. MTT assay was used to detect the LX2 cells proliferation and the regression equation calculating software was applied to determine IC50 of fetuin-A. RT-PCR was used to determine the relative content of Smad2, Smad3, and Smad7 mRNA in LX2 cells. Western blot was used to detect the LX2 cells relative content of Smad2, Smad3, Smad7 protein expression, respectively...
2016: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876602/genistein-attenuates-d-galn-induced-liver-fibrosis-chronic-liver-damage-in-rats-by-blocking-the-tgf-%C3%AE-smad-signaling-pathways
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Ajaz Ahmad Ganai, Mohammad Husain
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Genistein is a major isoflavonoid abundantly found in soy. Earlier genistein has been reported to possess protective effect against a multitude of disorders including cancer. Previously we demonstrated the protective effects of Genistein in d-Galactosamine (D-GalN) induced fulminant hepatic failure (FHF) in rats. In present study, we evaluated the hepatoprotective activity of Genistein in rat model of chronic liver damage and liver fibrosis. METHODS: Liver fibrosis was induced by intraperitoneal injection of D-GalN (250 mg/kg BW) twice a week for 12 weeks...
January 5, 2017: Chemico-biological Interactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872076/antischistosomiasis-liver-fibrosis-effects-of-chlorogenic-acid-through-il-13-mir-21-smad7-signaling-interactions-in-vivo-and-in-vitro
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Yao Wang, Fan Yang, Jun Xue, Xuan Zhou, Lei Luo, Qian Ma, Yun-Fei Chen, Juan Zhang, Shu-Ling Zhang, Lei Zhao
This study investigated the antischistosomiasis liver fibrosis effects of chlorogenic acid (CGA) on interleukin 13 (IL-13)/microRNA-21 (miR-21)/Smad7 signaling interactions in the hepatic stellate LX2 cell line and schistosome-infected mice. The transfection was based on the ability of the GV273-miR-21-enhanced green fluorescent protein (EGFP) and GV369-miR-21-EGFP lentiviral system to up- or downregulate the miR-21 gene in LX2 cells. The mRNA expression of miR-21, Smad7, and connective tissue growth factor (CTGF) and the protein expression of Smad7, CTGF, Smad1, phosphor-Smad1 (p-Smad1), Smad2, p-Smad2, Smad2/3, p-Smad2/3, transforming growth factor β (TGF-β) receptor I, and α-smooth muscle actin (α-SMA) was assayed...
February 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870967/osthole-inhibits-the-expressions-of-collagen-i-and-iii-through-smad-signaling-pathway-after-treatment-with-tgf-%C3%AE-1-in-mouse-cardiac-fibroblasts
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Jin-Cheng Liu, Feng Wang, Mei-Lin Xie, Zong-Qi Cheng, Qiong Qin, Lin Chen, Rong Chen
BACKGROUND: Osthole, a natural coumarin and bioactive compound isolated from the fruit of Cnidium monnieri (L.) Cusson, was reported to prevent isoprenaline-induced myocardial fibrosis in mice by inhibiting the transforming growth factor-β1 (TGF-β1) expression, but the underlying mechanism is still unclear. The aim of this study is to illuminate whether the mechanism of osthole inhibiting collagen I and III expressions is associated with Smad signaling pathway in mouse cardiac fibroblasts (CFs) treated with TGF-β1...
February 1, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855406/scoparone-protects-against-pancreatic-fibrosis-via-tgf-%C3%AE-smad-signaling-in-rats
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Min Xu, Jing Cai, Hong Wei, Meng Zhou, Ping Xu, Hongmei Huang, Wanxin Peng, Fengyi Du, Aihua Gong, Youli Zhang
BACKGROUND/AIMS: This study was to investigate the influence of scoparone on pancreatic fibrosis in vitro and in vivo. METHODS: Pancreatic stellate cells (PSCs) were isolated from pancreas tissue blocks, and cultured for 3-5 generations for the experiment. PSCs were treated with scoparone in different doses as experimental groups, salvianolic acid B as a positive control and PBS as a blank group. We measured the effects of scoparone on cellular proliferation, oxidative stress, epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT), and pancreatic fibrosis...
2016: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
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