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Chinese Journal of Hepatology ; (12): 773-777, 2010.
Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-360843


<p><b>OBJECTIVE</b>To study the relationship between COX-2 gene and hereditariness to Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease by detecting single nucleotide polymorphisms in the promoter of COX-2 gene.</p><p><b>METHODS</b>Genotypes of 200 case patients with NAFLD and 206 control subjects were examined by polymerase chain reaction-based restriction fragment length polymorphism (PCR-RFLP). The DNA samples were extracted from the peripheral blood of all subjects.</p><p><b>RESULTS</b>Two SNPs, -1195G more than A and -765 G more than C, were identified with frequencies of variant alleles 54% and 5% in patients with NAFLD and 48% and 2% in control, respectively. A case-control analysis revealed a 1.13-fold (95% CI = 1.01-2.46) and a 2.35-fold (95% CI = 1.17-3.65) excess risk of developing NAFLD for -1195AA or -765CG genotype carriers compared with noncarriers. Compared with G-1195-G-765 containing haplotype, a greater risk of developing NAFLD was observed for A-1195-G-765 (OR =1.42; 95% CI =1.11-1.63) and A-1195-C-765 (OR = 4.24; 95% CI =1.72-14.22) containing haplotypes. A greater risk of developing NAFLD was observed for A-1195 and C-765 containing haplotype compared with other haplotype, suggesting an interaction between the -1195A and -765C in the context of haplotype.</p><p><b>CONCLUSIONS</b>These findings suggest that genetic variants in the COX-2 promoter may play an important role in mediating susceptibility to developing NAFLD in a Chinese population. -1195G more than A and -765G more than C in promoter region of Cyclooxygenase-2 gene, whose single nucleotide polymorphisms are related with development of NAFLD, are the significance factors of the susceptibility of NAFLD.</p>

Adolescent , Adult , Aged , Alleles , Case-Control Studies , Cyclooxygenase 2 , Genetics , Fatty Liver , Genetics , Female , Genetic Predisposition to Disease , Genotype , Haplotypes , Humans , Male , Middle Aged , Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease , Polymorphism, Single Nucleotide , Promoter Regions, Genetic , Young Adult
Chinese Medical Journal ; (24): 2069-2074, 2007.
Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-255441


<p><b>BACKGROUND</b>The 5-hydroxytryptamine7 receptor (5-HT(7) receptor, 5-HT(7)R) plays an important role in the regulation of smooth muscle relaxation and visceral sensation and might be involved in the pathogenesis of the gastrointestinal dyskinesia, abdominal pain and visceral paresthesia in irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). The aim of this study was to investigate the role of the 5-HT(7) receptor in the pathogenesis of IBS.</p><p><b>METHODS</b>A rat model of irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea (IBS-D) was established by colonic instillation of acetic acid and restraint stress. A rat model with irritable bowel syndrome with constipation (IBS-C) was established by stomach irrigated with 0 - 4 degrees C cool water daily for 14 days. The content and distribution of 5-HT in the brain and gut were examined by immunohistochemistry and the mRNA expression of the 5-HT(7) receptor was determined by fluorescent quantitative reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction. The accumulation of cyclic adenosine monophosphate (cAMP) in all the same tissues was measured by radioimmunity.</p><p><b>RESULTS</b>The models of IBS were reliable by identification. The immunohistochemistry results showed that there were significantly more 5-HT positive cells in the IBS-D group than in the control group in the hippocampus, hypothalamus, jejunum, ileum, proximate colon and distal colon (P < 0.05), as well as more than were found in the IBS-C group in jejunum and ileum (P < 0.05). There were more 5-HT positive cells in the IBS-C group than in the control hippocampus, hypothalamus, ileum, proximate colon, and distal colon (P < 0.05). Real time-PCR results showed that the expression level of the 5-HT(7) receptor in both the IBS-C and IBS-D groups were enhanced compared with the control group in the hippocampus and hypothalamus (P < 0.05). The expression level of 5-HT(7) receptors in the IBS-C group was notably greater when compared with the controls in the ileum and colon (P < 0.05). The cAMP accumulation in the hippocampus and hypothalamus in both the IBS-C and IBS-D groups was higher than that in the control group (P < 0.01 and P < 0.05). The cAMP accumulation in the IBS-C group was higher than that in the control group in the proximal and distal colon (P < 0.05).</p><p><b>CONCLUSIONS</b>The increased 5-HT content in the brain and intestine is related to the IBS pathogenesis. The up-regulated expression of the 5-HT(7) receptor in the brain and colon might play an important role in the pathogenesis of IBS-C.</p>

Animals , Brain , Metabolism , Cyclic AMP , Metabolism , Disease Models, Animal , Immunohistochemistry , Intestines , Metabolism , Irritable Bowel Syndrome , Metabolism , Rats , Rats, Sprague-Dawley , Receptors, Serotonin , Genetics , Physiology , Serotonin
Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-282426


<p><b>OBJECTIVE</b>To study the effect and mechanism of mexican tea herb and pilular adina herb (abbreviated to MP) on concrescence of gastric mucosa in experimental gastric ulcer rats by observing the changes of epidermal growth factor (EGF), nitrogen monoxidum (NO) and expression of epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR).</p><p><b>METHODS</b>The rat ulcer model was established by 100% glacial acetic injection into the subserosa. The ulcer index (UI) was measured by sliding caliper. The levels of NO and EGF in tissue and serum were measured by the nitrate reductase method and enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay, respectively. The expression of EGFR in the mucosa around the ulcer was detected by the immunohistochemical assay and microimage analysis system.</p><p><b>RESULTS</b>(1) Compared with the model group, UI of MP groups (10, 15 and 20 and ranitidine group was lower (P<0.05 or P<0.01), the levels of NO and EGF in the tissue and serum were higher (P<0.05), the thickness of regenerated mucous membrane increased, and the width loss of lamina muscularis mucosa decreased (all P<0.05). (2) The expression of EGFR is weakly positive in gastric mucosa cells in the normal group, mainly in the cytoplasm and cytomembrane. In the model group, the expression of EGFR was mainly in epithelial cells in cervical part and basilar part of gastric gland around the ulcer margin, and the number of cells with EGFR weakly positive expression was more than that in the normal group. Compared with that in the normal and model groups, the number of cells with EGFR positive in MP groups and ranitidine group increased (all P<0.05), with weakly positive expression.</p><p><b>CONCLUSION</b>MP can protect gastric mucosa, cure gastric ulcer, restrain the secretion of gastric acid, and boost multiplication, differentiation, migration and repair of the endothelial cell by promoting the secretion of NO and EGF, and increasing the expression of EGFR of gastric mucosa epithelial cells.</p>

Animals , Drugs, Chinese Herbal , Therapeutic Uses , Epidermal Growth Factor , Female , Gastric Mucosa , Chemistry , Pathology , Immunohistochemistry , Male , Nitric Oxide , Rats , Rats, Sprague-Dawley , ErbB Receptors , Regeneration , Stomach Ulcer , Drug Therapy , Pathology , Tea