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Arq. gastroenterol ; 58(3): 353-358, July-Sept. 2021. tab
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1345299


ABSTRACT BACKGROUND: The Prex2 protein is a member of the Rac family proteins that belongs to small G proteins with a critical role in cell migration, cell proliferation, and apoptosis through its effects on PI3K cell signaling pathway and phosphatase activity of PTEN protein. The effect of PREX2 gene expression has been shown in some cancer cells. A survey of PREX2 gene expression in gastric antral epithelial cells of gastric cancer patients with Helicobacter pylori various genotypes infection can conduct to better understanding H. pylori infection's carcinogenesis. METHODS: In a case-control study, PREX2 gene expression was evaluated in gastric antral biopsy samples on four groups of patients referred to Sanandaj hospitals, including gastritis with (n=23) and without (n=27) H. pylori infection and gastric cancer with (n=21) and without (n=32) H. pylori infection. Each gastric biopsy sample's total RNA was extracted and cDNA synthesized by using Kits (Takara Company). The PREX2 gene expression was measured using the relative quantitative real-time RT-PCR method and ΔΔCt formula. RESULTS: The PREX2 gene expression increased in gastric antral biopsy samples of gastritis and gastric cancer patients with H. pylori infection (case groups) than patients without H. pylori infection (control groups) 2.38 and 2.27 times, respectively. The patients with H. pylori vacA s1m1 and sabB genotypes infection showed a significant increase of PREX2 gene expression in gastric cancer antral epithelial cells. CONCLUSION: H. pylori vacA s1m1 and sabB genotypes have the positive correlations with PREX2 gene expression in gastric antral epithelial cells of gastritis and gastric cancer patients.

RESUMO CONTEXTO: A proteína Prex2 é membro das proteínas da família Rac que pertencem a pequenas proteínas G com um papel crítico na migração celular, na proliferação celular e na apoptose através de seus efeitos na via de sinalização celular PI3K e atividade fosfatase da proteína PTEN. O efeito da expressão genética PREX2 tem sido mostrada em algumas células cancerosas. Um levantamento da expressão genética PREX2 em células epiteliais antrais gástricas de pacientes infectados com vários genótipos de Helicobacter pylori pode conduzir a um melhor entendimento da carcinogênese da infecção por H. pylori. MÉTODOS: Em estudo de caso-controle, a expressão genética PREX2 foi avaliada em amostras de biópsia antral gástrica em quatro grupos de pacientes encaminhados aos hospitais de Sanandaj, incluindo gastrite com (n=23) e sem (n=27) infecção por H. pylori e de câncer gástrico com (n=21) e sem (n=32) infecção por H. pylori. O RNA total de cada amostra de biópsia gástrica foi extraído e cDNA sintetizado por meio de kits (Takara Company). A expressão genética PREX2 foi medida utilizando-se o método RT-PCR em tempo real quantitativo relativo e a fórmula ΔΔCt. RESULTADOS: A expressão genética PREX2 aumentou em amostras de biópsia antral gástrica de pacientes com gastrite e câncer gástrico com infecção por H. pylori (grupos de casos) em relação aos sem infecção por H. pylori (grupos de controle) 2,38 e 2,27 vezes, respectivamente. Os pacientes com infecção por genótipos H. pylori vacA s1m1 e sabB apresentaram um aumento significativo da expressão genética PREX2 em células epiteliais antrais de câncer gástrico. CONCLUSÃO: Os genótipos H. pylori vacA s1m1 e sabB têm correlações positivas com a expressão genética PREX2 em células epiteliais antrais gástricas de pacientes com câncer gástrico e gastrites.

Humans , Helicobacter Infections , Guanine Nucleotide Exchange Factors/genetics , Gastritis/genetics , Gastritis/microbiology , Case-Control Studies , Helicobacter pylori , Epithelial Cells/metabolism , Epithelial Cells/microbiology , Gastric Mucosa
Frontiers of Medicine ; (4): 252-263, 2021.
Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-880970


An unexpected observation among the COVID-19 pandemic is that smokers constituted only 1.4%-18.5% of hospitalized adults, calling for an urgent investigation to determine the role of smoking in SARS-CoV-2 infection. Here, we show that cigarette smoke extract (CSE) and carcinogen benzo(a)pyrene (BaP) increase ACE2 mRNA but trigger ACE2 protein catabolism. BaP induces an aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AhR)-dependent upregulation of the ubiquitin E3 ligase Skp2 for ACE2 ubiquitination. ACE2 in lung tissues of non-smokers is higher than in smokers, consistent with the findings that tobacco carcinogens downregulate ACE2 in mice. Tobacco carcinogens inhibit SARS-CoV-2 spike protein pseudovirions infection of the cells. Given that tobacco smoke accounts for 8 million deaths including 2.1 million cancer deaths annually and Skp2 is an oncoprotein, tobacco use should not be recommended and cessation plan should be prepared for smokers in COVID-19 pandemic.

Adult , Animals , COVID-19 , Epithelial Cells , Humans , Lung , Mice , Pandemics , Peptidyl-Dipeptidase A , SARS-CoV-2 , Spike Glycoprotein, Coronavirus , Ubiquitin-Protein Ligases/genetics
Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-880648


OBJECTIVES@#To investigate the role of autophagy in oxalate-induced toxicity of human proximal renal tubular epithelial cell (HK-2).@*METHODS@#HK-2 cells were exposed to oxalate (1 mmol/L) for 2 h and 3-methyladenine (3-MA) was used to inhibit autophagy. Then Western blotting was used to measure the expression of autophagy-related protein LC3II. Cell viability and cell apoptosis were measured by MTT assay and flow cytometry assay, respectively.@*RESULTS@#Cytoplasmic vacuolization was observed in HK-2 cells after treating with oxalate for 2 h. However, 3-MA showed no effects on the formation of cytoplasmic vacuolization regardless of the dose at 1 or 5 mmol/L. The expression of LC3II protein was significantly increased in the HK-2 cells in the presence of oxalate (0.62±0.03 vs 0.35±0.02, @*CONCLUSIONS@#Autophagy of HK-2 cells is enhanced by oxalate at the concentration of 1 mmol/L. Inhibition of 3-MA-induced autophagy protects HK-2 cells from the oxalate-induced cytotoxicity.

Apoptosis , Autophagy , Cell Line , Epithelial Cells , Humans , Oxalates/toxicity
Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-878443


OBJECTIVES@#The effect of Vps4b gene mutation on the expressions of cytokeratin 14 (CK14) and proliferating cell nuclear antigen (PCNA) in the Hertwig's epithelial root sheath (HERS) is investigated.@*METHODS@#The bilateral mandibular tissues of mouse on postnatal days 5, 9, 11, 15, and 19 were removed. The mandibular first molar tissue sections were obtained after paraffin embedding. The CK14 and PCNA expressions in the epithelial root sheath of the normal mouse and Vps4b knockout mouse were compared through immunohistochemistry.@*RESULTS@#On postnatal day 5, the normal mouse began to form HERS and had a strong positive PCNA expression in the HERS cells; on postnatal day 9, the HERS structure was continuous, and PCNA was positive in the HERS cells; on postnatal day 11, a small portion of HERS began to break, and PCNA was weakly positive in the HERS cells; on postnatal day 15, HERS continued to fracture; PCNA was weakly and positively expressed in the HERS cells on the root surface; on postnatal day 19, the tooth root reached normal physiological length, and PCNA was positively expressed in the HERS cells of the terminal part. Similar to the normal mouse, the gene knockout mouse also formed a HERS structure on postnatal day 5. However, HERS began to break on postnatal day 9. On postnatal day 19, only a few fragments of HERS were found on the root surface, and the root development was immature. Moreover, the expression intensity of PCNA in the gene knockout mouse was decreased.@*CONCLUSIONS@#The Vps4b gene mutation may change the CK14 and PCNA expressions, leading to abnormal root development.

ATPases Associated with Diverse Cellular Activities , Animals , Endosomal Sorting Complexes Required for Transport , Epithelial Cells , Keratin-14 , Mice , Mice, Knockout , Proliferating Cell Nuclear Antigen , Tooth Root
Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-878359


Objective@#This study aimed to use an air-liquid interface (ALI) exposure system to simulate the inhalation exposure of motorcycle exhaust particulates (MEPs) and then investigate the benchmark dose (BMD) of MEPs by evaluating cell relative viability (CRV) in lung epithelial BEAS-2B cells.@*Methods@#The MEPs dose was characterized by measuring the number concentration (NC), surface area concentration (SAC), and mass concentration (MC). BEAS-2B cells were exposed to MEPs at different concentrations @*Results@#Our results reveal that BMD of NC and SAC were estimated by the best-fitting Hill model, while MC was estimated by Polynomial model. The BMDL for CRV following ALI exposure to MEPs were as follows: 364.2#/cm @*Conclusion@#These results indicate that MEPs exposure

Benchmarking/statistics & numerical data , Bronchi/physiology , Cell Line , Cell Survival/drug effects , Epithelial Cells/physiology , Humans , Motorcycles , Particulate Matter/adverse effects , Vehicle Emissions/analysis
Braz. j. otorhinolaryngol. (Impr.) ; 86(6): 743-747, Nov.-Dec. 2020. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1142588


Abstract Introduction: Chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps, a prevalent disease affecting around 2% of the world population, is characterized by symptomatic inflammation of the nasal mucosa and impairment of quality of life. Chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps has a multifactorial etiology, involving a dysfunctional host response to environmental factors. Thus, inflammatory models may be useful to shed light on the pathophysiology of this disease. Micronucleus count has been used to screen DNA damage in various tissues. Objective: To investigate the association between frequency of micronucleus in exfoliated cells from the nasal cavity of patients with chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps and disease severity. Methods: This cross-sectional study included 21 patients with chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps and 19 controls without disease. None of the participants were smokers. Results: Mean micronucleus count was 3.690 per 1000 cells (±2.165) in individuals with vs. 1.237 per 1000 cells (±0.806) in controls; (Student's t test = 4.653, p< 0.001). Nasal surgery in the past 5 years and aspirin-exacerbated respiratory disease were not associated with nicronucleus count (p= 0.251). Conclusion: Micronucleus count seems to be linked to chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps, providing a new perspective for the evaluation of this disorder.

Resumo Introdução: A rinossinusite crônica com pólipos nasais, doença prevalente que afeta cerca de 2% da população mundial, é caracterizada por inflamação sintomática da mucosa nasal e comprometimento da qualidade de vida. A rinossinusite crônica com pólipos nasais tem etiologia multifatorial, envolvendo resposta disfuncional do hospedeiro a fatores ambientais. Assim, modelos inflamatórios podem ser úteis para esclarecer a fisiopatologia dessa doença. A contagem de micronúcleos tem sido usada para rastrear danos no DNA em vários tecidos. Objetivo: Investigar a associação entre a frequência de micronúcleos em células esfoliadas da cavidade nasal de pacientes com rinossinusite crônica com pólipos nasais e a gravidade da doença. Método: Estudo transversal que incluiu 21 pacientes com rinossinusite crônica com pólipos nasais e 19 controles sem doença. Nenhum dos participantes era fumante. Resultados: A contagem média de micronúcleos foi de 3,690 por 1.000 células (± 2,165) nos indivíduos doentes e 1,237 por 1.000 células (± 0,806) nos controles (teste t de Student = 4,653; p < 0,001). A cirurgia nasal nos últimos 5 anos e a doença respiratória exacerbada por aspirina não foram associadas à contagem de micronúcleos (p = 0,251). Conclusão: A contagem de micronúcleos parece estar ligada à rinossinusite crônica com pólipos nasais, proporcionando uma nova perspectiva para a avaliação dessa doença.

Humans , Sinusitis/complications , Rhinitis/complications , Nasal Polyps/complications , Quality of Life , Chronic Disease , Cross-Sectional Studies , Epithelial Cells
Rev. MVZ Córdoba ; 25(2): 41-48, mayo-ago. 2020. graf
Article in Spanish | LILACS | ID: biblio-1340772


RESUMEN Objetivo. Describir la influencia del Suero Fetal Bovino (SFB) en la supervivencia, crecimiento y expresión de organelas celulares en las células epiteliales dentales de rata. Materiales y métodos. Cultivos de células epiteliales dentales de rata fueron llevados a cabo a 37°C en una atmosfera húmeda, en ausencia y a una concentración de 10% de SFB. Una evaluación morfológica fue realizada durante la proliferación y confluencia de las células en cultivo. Dobles marcajes por inmunofluorencia fueron efectuados haciendo uso de anticuerpos anti-actina, anti-TOMM20 y anti-LAMP1. Resultados. Se evidenciaron células epiteliales dentales circulares u ovoides con núcleos voluminosos durante la proliferación y confluencias de manera similar en las células cultivas en presencia y ausencia de SFB. La carencia de SFB impactó negativamente la proliferación de las células epiteliales. No fueron observadas alteraciones en la localización de los inmunomarcajes anti-actina, anti-TOMM20 y anti-LAMP1 en las dos condiciones de cultivos experimentales. Conclusiones. La supresión del SFB en el cultivo de células epiteliales dentales de rata disminuyó la supervivencia, proliferación y sugiere no tener un impacto sobre las organelas evaluadas.

ABSTRACT Objective. Describe the influence of Fetal bovine serum (FBS) on the survival, growth and expression of cellular organelles in rat dental epithelial cells. Material and methods. Cell cultures of rat dental epithelial cells were carried out at 37°C in a humid atmosphere, in the absence and at a concentration of 10% FBS. Morphological evaluation was performed during the proliferation and confluence of cell in culture. Double immunofluorescence labels were made using anti-Actin, anti-TOMM20A, and anti-LAMP1 antibodies. Results. Circular or ovoid dental epithelial cells with bulky nuclei were evidenced during proliferation and confluences in a similar manner in culturing cells in the presence and absence of FBS. The lack of FBS negatively impacts the proliferation of epithelial cells. No alterations were observed in the localization of the anti-actin, anti-TOMM20 and anti-LAMP1 immunomarkers in both conditions of experimental cultures. Conclusion. FBS suppression in rat dental epithelial cells decreased survival, proliferation and suggests not having an impact on the organelles evaluated.

Animals , Cattle , Serum Albumin, Bovine , Cattle , Dental Enamel , Epithelial Cells
Arq. bras. med. vet. zootec. (Online) ; 72(3): 926-930, May-June, 2020. ilus, tab, graf
Article in English | ID: biblio-1129601


Papillomatosis is one of the few diseases in which autovaccine therapy is recommended, especially in the case of mass manifestation in animals. It is noted that papillomas are diagnosed in 15.7% of cases in histological diagnosis of oncological diseases. Therefore, this work studied the profile of oncological diseases in dogs and the clinical effectiveness of autovaccine therapy of papillomatosis. The article gives a morphological description of papillomas used as a biomaterial, and also describes the technological methods of manufacturing an autovaccine used to treat animals against papillomatosis. A therapeutic scheme for administering the vaccine was proposed and tested, and the results of the clinical trial are presented, as well as a reflection on some moments of the mechanism of vaccine therapy for papillomatosis.(AU)

A papilomatose é uma das poucas doenças onde se recomenda a terapia com autovacina, principalmente no caso de manifestação em massa em animais. Nota-se que papilomas são diagnosticados em 15,7% dos casos em diagnóstico histológico de doenças oncológicas. Portanto, este trabalho estudou o perfil das doenças oncológicas em cães e a eficácia clínica da terapia com autovacina em papilomatose. O presente artigo fornece descrição morfológica dos papilomas utilizados como biomaterial, além da descrição dos métodos tecnológicos de fabricação de uma autovacina usada para tratar animais contra a papilomatose. Um esquema terapêutico para a administração da vacina foi proposto e testado, e os resultados do ensaio clínico são apresentados, e é feita uma reflexão sobre alguns momentos do mecanismo da terapia de vacina para papilomatose.(AU)

Animals , Dogs , Papilloma/veterinary , Papilloma/epidemiology , Epithelial Cells/pathology , Autovaccines/therapeutic use , Immunotherapy/veterinary
Rev. colomb. nefrol. (En línea) ; 7(1): 130-134, ene.-jun. 2020. graf
Article in Spanish | LILACS, COLNAL | ID: biblio-1144380


Resumen En pacientes con enfermedad renal se ha reportado la presencia de células renales reactivas, cuyas alteraciones morfológicas severas dificultan su clasificación e interpretación. El conocimiento de las características morfológicas y los patrones de sedimentos en donde se presentan pueden ser de ayuda para su manejo en los departamentos médicos correspondientes. Aquí, nosotros reportamos la presencia de células agrupadas en acinos, con abundante citoplasma, cariomegalia, contornos nucleares irregulares y nucléolos prominentes, acompañados de cilindruria y cuerpos ovales grasos en el sedimento urinario de dos pacientes con diabetes mellitus, las cuales fueron sugestivas de células renales reactivas.

Abstract In patients with kidney disease, the presence of reactive renal cells has been reported. These cells show several morphological alterations that difficult their classification and interpretation. Therefore, the knowledge of its morphological characteristics and sediments patterns where they can be found will helpful for their correct management by medical departments. Here, we reported the presence of renal cells grouped in acinus with abundant cytoplasm, cariomegaly, irregular nuclear contours and prominent nucleoli, accompanied with cilindruria and fatty oval bodies in the urinary sediment of two patients with Diabetes Mellitus, these cells were named as reactive renal cells.

Humans , Male , Female , Renal Insufficiency, Chronic , Patients , Proteinuria , Diabetes Mellitus , Epithelial Cells , Hematuria , Mexico
Braz. dent. j ; 31(2): 135-142, Mar.-Apr. 2020. graf
Article in English | LILACS, BBO | ID: biblio-1132288


Abstract Inflammation of periodontal tissues is the consequence of interaction between periodontal pathogens and immune system. This is associated with increased expression of inflammatory cytokines, which may exert destructive effect to the periodontal tissues when released over long period. The aim of this study was to chronologically track the homeostasis of oral keratinocytes following removal of periodontal pathogens. This was done by investigating expression of selected inflammatory markers and integrity of epithelial monolayers in vitro. Rat oral keratinocytes were stimulated with heat-killed Fusobacterium nucleatum and Porphyromonas gingivalis over 7-days then bacteria were washed away and epithelial cells re-cultured for 3-days. Expression of IL-1β, IL-6, and IL-8 was measured by ELISA while transcription of tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinase-1 (TIMP-1) and matrix metalloproteinase -8 (MMP-8) was measured by polymerase chain reaction before and after removal of bacteria. Integrity of epithelial sheet was investigated by using transepithelial electrical resistance. Data showed general downregulation of IL-1b, IL-6, and IL-8 associated with restoring transcription of TIMP-1 and MMP-8 to normal level following removal of bacteria from epithelial cultures. However, expression of IL-8 and MMP-8 remained significantly higher than unstimulated epithelial cells despite withdrawal of F. nucleatum and P. gingivalis respectively from oral keratinocytes cultures. In addition, integrity of epithelial barrier function remained compromised even after removal of P. gingivalis. Results suggest that even after three days following removal of periodontal pathogens, oral keratinocytes sustained persistent upregulation of certain inflammatory markers that could compromise integrity of epithelial barrier function.

Resumo A inflamação dos tecidos periodontais é a consequência da interação entre patógenos periodontais e o sistema imunológico. Isso está associado ao aumento da expressão de citocinas inflamatórias, que podem exercer efeito destrutivo nos tecidos periodontais quando liberadas por um longo período. O objetivo deste estudo foi rastrear cronologicamente a homeostase dos queratinócitos orais após a remoção dos patógenos periodontais. Isto foi feito através da investigação da expressão de marcadores inflamatórios selecionados e da integridade de monocamadas epiteliais in vitro. Os queratinócitos orais de rato foram estimulados com Fusobacterium nucleatum e Porphyromonas gingivalis destruídas pelo calor por 7 dias, depois as bactérias foram lavadas e as células epiteliais foram cultivadas novamente por 3 dias. A expressão de IL-1b, IL-6 e IL-8 foi medida por ELISA, enquanto a transcrição do inibidor tecidual de metaloproteinase-1 (TIMP-1) e matriz metalopeptidase-8 (MMP-8) foi medida por reação em cadeia da polimerase antes e após a remoção de bactérias. A integridade da folha epitelial foi investigada usando resistência elétrica transepitelial. Os dados mostraram uma regulação negativa geral de IL-1b, IL-6 e IL-8 associada à restauração da transcrição de TIMP-1 e MMP-8 para o nível normal após a remoção de bactérias de culturas epiteliais. No entanto, a expressão de IL-8 e MMP-8 permaneceu significativamente maior que as células epiteliais não estimuladas, apesar da retirada de F. nucleatum e P. gingivalis, respectivamente, das culturas de queratinócitos orais. Além disso, a integridade da função da barreira epitelial permaneceu comprometida mesmo após a remoção de P. gingivalis. Os resultados sugerem que, mesmo após três dias após a remoção dos patógenos periodontais, os queratinócitos orais sustentaram uma regulação positiva persistente de certos marcadores inflamatórios que poderiam comprometer a integridade da função da barreira epitelial.

Animals , Rats , Tissue Inhibitor of Metalloproteinase-1 , Epithelial Cells , Fusobacterium nucleatum , Porphyromonas gingivalis , Homeostasis
Article in Korean | WPRIM | ID: wpr-785354


Cystic fibrosis (CF) is an autosomal recessive disease caused by mutations in the gene encoding the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR). These mutations alter the synthesis, processing, function, or half-life of CFTR, the main chloride channel expressed in the apical membrane of epithelial cells in the airway, intestine, pancreas, and reproductive tract. Lung disease is the most critical manifestation of CF. It is characterized by airway obstruction, infection, and inflammation that lead to fatal tissue destruction, which causes most CF morbidity and mortality. This article reviews the pathophysiology of CF, recent animal models, and current treatment of CF.

Airway Obstruction , Chloride Channels , Cystic Fibrosis Transmembrane Conductance Regulator , Cystic Fibrosis , Epithelial Cells , Epithelial Sodium Channels , Half-Life , Inflammation , Intestines , Lung Diseases , Lung , Membranes , Models, Animal , Mortality , Pancreas
Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-785337


PURPOSE: Phosphoinositide 3-kinase (PI3K)-δ-dependent Akt activation is known to play critical roles in various immune responses of white blood cells in which PI3K-δ isoform is mostly expressed in contrast to the classes IA PI3Ks p110α and p110β. However, the immunological role of PI3K-δ isoform is still controversial in airway epithelium under house dust mite (HDM)-induced allergic response. This study aimed to evaluate the role of PI3K-δ isoform in HDM-induced allergic responses, focusing on NLRP3 inflammasome activation in airway epithelium.METHODS: We used wild-type mice and PI3K-δ knock-out (KO) mice for HDM-induced asthma animal model and also performed in vitro experiments using primary cultured murine tracheal epithelial cells and human airway epithelial cells.RESULTS: PI3K-δ activated HDM-induced NLRP3 inflammasome and epithelial cell-derived cytokines in the lung including airway epithelial cells. PI3K-δ KO mice or knock-down of PI3K-δ using siRNA exhibited the significant reduction in allergic asthmatic features and the suppression of NLRP3 inflammasome assembly as well as epithelial cell-derived cytokines. Interestingly, significantly increased expression of PI3K-δ isoform was observed in stimulated airway epithelial cells and the increases in epithelial cell-derived cytokines were markedly suppressed by blocking PI3K-δ, while these cytokine levels were independent of NLRP3 inflammasome activation.CONCLUSIONS: The results of this study suggest that PI3K-δ-isoform can promote HDM-induced allergic airway inflammation via NLRP3 inflammasome-dependent response as well as via NLRP3 inflammasome-independent epithelial cell activation.

Animals , Asthma , Cytokines , Dust , Epithelial Cells , Epithelium , Humans , In Vitro Techniques , Inflammasomes , Inflammation , Leukocytes , Lung , Mice , Models, Animal , Phosphotransferases , Pyroglyphidae , RNA, Small Interfering
Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-785335


Previous reports suggested that ex vivo cultured primary nasal epithelial cells from allergic patients differ from those from non-allergic individuals by genuinely reduced barrier function. By contrast, we found that primary nasal epithelial cells from allergic and non-allergic individuals showed comparable barrier function and secretion of cytokines.

Cytokines , Epithelial Cells , Humans , Immunoglobulin E , Rhinitis, Allergic
Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-881039


A contributory role of oxidative stress and protection by antioxidant nutrients have been suspected in cataract formation. Ganoderic acid A (GAA), an effective lanostane triterpene, is widely reported as an antioxidant. The aim of this study is to investigate the potential effects of GAA on cataract formation. After lens epithelial cells (LECs) were exposed to UVB radiation for different periods, cell viability, apoptosis-related protein levels, malondialdehyde (MDA) and superoxide dismutase (SOD) activities were monitored. We found that cell viability, the Bcl-2/Bax ratio and SOD activity were increased, while Cleaved caspase-3 levels and MDA activity were decreased compared with those in UVB-impaired LECs after GAA treated. Furthermore, GAA activated PI3K/AKT in UVB-impaired LECs and effectively delayed the occurrence of lens opacity in vitro. In conclusion, these findings demonstrated that GAA exhibited protective functions in SRA01/04 cells and rat lenses against UVB-evoked impairment through elevating cell viability and antioxidant activity, inhibiting cell apoptosis, activating the PI3K/AKT pathway and delaying lens opacity.

Animals , Apoptosis , Cataract/prevention & control , Cell Line , Cell Survival , Epithelial Cells/radiation effects , Heptanoic Acids/pharmacology , Humans , Lanosterol/pharmacology , Lens, Crystalline/radiation effects , Malondialdehyde/metabolism , Rats , Superoxide Dismutase/metabolism , Ultraviolet Rays/adverse effects
Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-880803


OBJECTIVE@#To investigate the effect of palbociclib on cell cycle progression and proliferation of human renal tubular epithelial cells.@*METHODS@#Human renal tubular epithelial cell line HK-2 was treated with 1, 5, 10, and 20 μmol/L of palbociclib, and the changes in cell proliferation and viability were examined by cell counting and CCK8 assay. EDU staining was used to assess the proliferation of HK-2 cells following palbiciclib treatment at different concentrations for 5 days. The effect of palbociclib on cell cycle distribution of HK-2 cells was evaluated using flow cytometry. SA-β-Gal staining and C12FDG senescence staining were used to detect senescence phenotypes of HK-2 cells after palbociclib treatment at different concentrations for 5 days. The relative mRNA expression levels of P16, P21, and P53 and the genes associated with senescence-related secretion phenotypes were detected by RT-PCR, and the protein expressions of P16, P21 and P53 were detected by Western blotting.@*RESULTS@#Palbociclib inhibited HK-2 cell proliferation and induced cell cycle arrest in G1 phase. Compared with the control cells, HK-2 cells treated with high-dose (10 μmol/L) palbociclib exhibited significantly suppressed cell proliferation activity, and the inhibitory effect was the most obvious on day 5 (@*CONCLUSIONS@#Palbociclib induces HK-2 cell senescence by causing cell growth arrest and delaying cell cycle progression.

Cell Cycle , Cell Cycle Checkpoints , Cellular Senescence , Epithelial Cells , Humans , Piperazines/pharmacology , Pyridines/pharmacology , Tumor Suppressor Protein p53/genetics