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Food Funct ; 10(10): 6543-6555, 2019 Oct 16.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31545328

RESUMO

Mastitis, a major disease affecting dairy cows, is most commonly caused by Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus). Selenium (Se) can activate pivotal proteins in immune responses and regulate the immune system, and microRNA-155 (miR-155) is a key transcriptional regulator for inflammation-related diseases. We constructed the model of mouse mastitis in vivo and primary mouse mammary epithelial cells (MMECs) in vitro, which were induced by S. aureus. Se content of the mammary was estimated using an atomic fluorescence spectrophotometer. Histopathological analysis was performed via hematoxylin and eosin (H&E) staining. The mmu-miR-155-5p mimic was transfected in MMECs, and viability was determined through the MTT assay. Transfected efficiency was evaluated by qPCR and fluorescence staining. Cytokines including TNF-α, IL-1ß, IL-10 and TLRs were detected with qPCR. In addition, western blotting was used to evaluate the expression of the NF-κB and MAPKs signaling pathways. The results demonstrated that a Se-supplemented diet improved the content of Se in mammary tissues. Histopathological studies indicated that the mammary glands were protected in the Se-supplemented group after S. aureus infection. Se-supplementation suppressed the production of MPO, mmu-miR-155, TNF-α, IL-1ß, and TLR2 and significantly inhibited the phosphorylation of NF-κB and MAPKs in vivo and in vitro. All the data indicated that mmu-miR-155 played a pro-inflammatory role in our study, and Se-supplementation could suppress the expression of mmu-miR-155 to inhibit inflammation in S. aureus-induced mastitis in mice.

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Food Chem Toxicol ; 123: 349-362, 2019 Jan.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-30423402

RESUMO

Acetaminophen (APAP) overdose-induced hepatotoxicity is tightly associated with oxidative stress. Tetrahydrocurcumin (THC) and octahydrocurcumin (OHC), the primary and final hydrogenated metabolites of curcumin (CUR), possess stronger antioxidant activity in vitro. The present study was performed to investigate the potential and mechanism of OHC and THC against APAP-induced hepatotoxicity in parallel to CUR. Our results showed that OHC and THC dose-dependently enhanced liver function (ALT and AST levels) and alleviated histopathological deterioration. Besides, OHC and THC significantly restored the hepatic antioxidant status by miring level of MDA and ROS, and elevated levels of GSH, SOD, CAT and T-AOC. In addition, OHC and THC markedly suppressed the activity and expressions of CYP2E1, and bound to the active sites of CYP2E1. Moreover, OHC and THC activated the Keap1-Nrf2 pathway and enormously enhanced the translational activation of Nrf2-targeted gene (GCLC, GCLM, NQO1 and HO-1) against oxidative stress, via inhibiting the expression of Keap1 and blocking the interaction between Keap1 and Nrf2. Particularly, OHC and THC exerted superior hepato-protective and antioxidant activities to CUR. In conclusion, OHC and THC possess favorable hepato-protective effect through restoring antioxidant status, inhibiting CYP2E1 and activating Keap1-Nrf2 pathway, which might represent promising antioxidants for the treatment of APAP-induced hepatotoxicity.


Assuntos
Acetaminofen/efeitos adversos , Doença Hepática Induzida por Substâncias e Drogas/prevenção & controle , Curcumina/administração & dosagem , Citocromo P-450 CYP2E1/metabolismo , Proteína 1 Associada a ECH Semelhante a Kelch/metabolismo , Fator 2 Relacionado a NF-E2/metabolismo , Substâncias Protetoras/administração & dosagem , Animais , Doença Hepática Induzida por Substâncias e Drogas/etiologia , Doença Hepática Induzida por Substâncias e Drogas/genética , Doença Hepática Induzida por Substâncias e Drogas/metabolismo , Curcumina/análogos & derivados , Curcumina/química , Curcumina/metabolismo , Citocromo P-450 CYP2E1/genética , Humanos , Hidrogenação , Proteína 1 Associada a ECH Semelhante a Kelch/genética , Fígado/efeitos dos fármacos , Fígado/metabolismo , Masculino , Camundongos , Fator 2 Relacionado a NF-E2/genética , Estresse Oxidativo/efeitos dos fármacos , Substâncias Protetoras/química , Substâncias Protetoras/metabolismo , Transdução de Sinais/efeitos dos fármacos
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Front Pharmacol ; 9: 1181, 2018.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-30386242

RESUMO

Curcumin (CUR), a promising naturally occurring dietary compound, is commonly recognized as the potential anti-inflammatory agent. While the application of CUR was hampered by its low stability and poor systemic bioavailability, it has been suggested that the biological activities of CUR are intimately related to its metabolites. In the current investigation, we aimed to comparatively explore the anti-inflammatory effects of tetrahydrocurcumin (THC), octahydrocurcumin (OHC), and CUR, and to elucidate the underlying action mechanisms on experimental mice models of acute inflammation, i.e., xylene-induced ear edema, acetic acid-induced vascular permeability, and carrageenan-induced paw edema. The results showed that THC and OHC exerted significant and dose-dependent inhibitions on the formation of ear edema induced by xylene and paw edema provoked by carrageenan and inhibited the Evans blue dye leakage in peritoneal cavity elicited by acetic acid. Moreover, THC and OHC treatments were more effective than CUR in selectively inhibiting the expression of cyclooxygenase 2 (COX-2) and suppressing nuclear factor-κB (NF-κB) pathways via transforming growth factor ß activated kinase-1 (TAK1) inactivation in the carrageenan-induced mouse paw edema model.

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Front Pharmacol ; 9: 615, 2018.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-29962947

RESUMO

Bleomycin (BLM) is a broad spectrum anti-tumor drug and inducing pulmonary fibrosis. As an anti-tumor drug without immunosuppression, it is urgent to find a drug that reduces the side effects of BLM. Scutellarin (SCU), a flavone extracted from Erigeron breviscapus (Vant.) Hand-Mazz, has anti-inflammatory activity and ability to inhibit tumor cell growth, migration, and invasion. However, the combined role of SCU and BLM treatment in tumor is unclear. This study aimed to investigate the possible effect and related mechanisms of BLM combined with SCU in the treatment of tumor through in vivo and in vitro experiments. In vivo experiments showed that BLM combined with SCU in the treatment of mice bearing H22 ascites tumor prolonged the survival time, alleviated BLM-induced pulmonary fibrosis, reduced the production of TNF-α; IL-6, and the levels of MDA and MPO. BLM combined with SCU increased the apoptotic rate of H22 ascites cells and the levels of cleaved-caspases-3 and -8. Furthermore, BLM combined with SCU increased the protein expression of p53 and gene expression of miR-29b, and decreased the expression of TGF-ß1. In vitro experiment results showed that BLM combined with SCU inhibited the viability of H22 cells and MRC-5 cells, promoted H22 cell apoptosis, up-regulated the protein expression of p53 and down-regulated the protein expression of α-SMA and collagen-I in MRC-5 cells. These experimental results suggested that SCU could enhance the anti-tumor effect of BLM and reduce BLM-induced pulmonary fibrosis, indicating SCU as a potential adjuvant for BLM in the future.

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Mediators Inflamm ; 2017: 1089028, 2017.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-28811678

RESUMO

According to the GC-MS analysis, compositional variation was observed between samples of patchouli oil, of which an unknown compound identified as patchoulene epoxide (PAO) was found only in the long-stored oil, whose biological activity still remains unknown. Therefore, the present study aimed to evaluate the potential anti-inflammatory activity with three in vivo inflammatory models: xylene-induced ear edema, acetic acid-induced vascular permeability, and carrageenan-induced paw edema. Further investigation into its underlying mechanism on carrageenan-induced paw edema was conducted. Results demonstrated that PAO significantly inhibited the ear edema induced by xylene, lowered vascular permeability induced by acetic acid and decreased the paw edema induced by carrageenan. Moreover, PAO markedly decreased levels of tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α), interleukin-1ß (IL-1ß), interleukin-6 (IL-6), prostaglandin E2 (PGE2), and nitric oxide (NO), but increased levels of interleukin-4 (IL-4) and interleukin-10 (IL-10). PAO was also shown to significantly downregulate the protein and mRNA expressions of cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) and inducible nitric-oxide synthase (iNOS). Western blot analysis revealed that PAO remarkably inhibited p50 and p65 translocation from the cytosol to the nucleus by suppressing IKKß and IκBα phosphorylation. In conclusion, PAO exhibited potent anti-inflammatory activity probably by suppressing the activation of iNOS, COX-2 and NF-κB signaling pathways.


Assuntos
Compostos de Epóxi/uso terapêutico , Inflamação/tratamento farmacológico , Óleos Vegetais/química , Pogostemon/química , Animais , Carragenina/toxicidade , Ciclo-Oxigenase 2/metabolismo , Dinoprostona/metabolismo , Edema/induzido quimicamente , Edema/tratamento farmacológico , Compostos de Epóxi/química , Feminino , Cromatografia Gasosa-Espectrometria de Massas , Inflamação/induzido quimicamente , Interleucina-10/metabolismo , Interleucina-4/metabolismo , Interleucina-6/metabolismo , Masculino , Camundongos , NF-kappa B/metabolismo , Óxido Nítrico/metabolismo , Óxido Nítrico Sintase Tipo II/metabolismo , Fator de Necrose Tumoral alfa/metabolismo
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Int Immunopharmacol ; 50: 270-278, 2017 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-28711783

RESUMO

ß-Patchoulene (ß-PAE), a tricyclic sesquiterpene isolated from the essential oil of the leaves and stems of Pogostemon cablin (Blanco) Benth., has been reported to have potent anti-inflammatory activity. The aim of this study was to evaluate the potential protective effect of ß-PAE on lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced acute lung injury (ALI) in mice and to illuminate the underlying mechanisms. ALI was induced by intracheal instillation of LPS into lung, and dexamethasone (DEX) was used as a positive control. Results indicated that pretreatment with ß-PAE significantly decreased the mortality rate of mice and lung W/D weight ratio, ameliorated lung pathological changes as compared to model group. Meanwhile, ß-PAE pretreatment markedly inhibited the increase of TNF-α, IL-6 and IL-1ß secretions in the bronchoalveolar lavage fluid, and prevented LPS-induced elevations of MPO activity and MDA level in the lung. Additionally, ß-PAE pretreatment significantly elevated miR-146a expression and suppressed the LPS-induced activation of NF-κB and expression of its mediated genes (TNF-α, IL-6 and IL-1ß). ß-PAE was also observed to markedly upregulate the Nrf2 and HO-1 expression and activate the antioxidant genes (NQO-1, GCLC and HO-1). Taken together, ß-PAE possessed protective effect against LPS-induced ALI, which might be associated with its differential regulation of NF-κB and Nrf2 activities and up-regulation of expression of miR-146a. The results rendered ß-PAE a promising anti-inflammatory agent worthy of further development into a pharmaceutical drug for the treatment of ALI.


Assuntos
Lesão Pulmonar Aguda/tratamento farmacológico , Anti-Inflamatórios/uso terapêutico , Pulmão/metabolismo , Fator 2 Relacionado a NF-E2/metabolismo , Sesquiterpenos/uso terapêutico , Animais , Citocinas/metabolismo , Dexametasona/imunologia , Modelos Animais de Doenças , Heme Oxigenase-1/genética , Heme Oxigenase-1/metabolismo , Humanos , Mediadores da Inflamação/metabolismo , Lipopolissacarídeos/imunologia , Pulmão/efeitos dos fármacos , Pulmão/patologia , Proteínas de Membrana/genética , Proteínas de Membrana/metabolismo , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos , MicroRNAs/genética , Fator 2 Relacionado a NF-E2/genética , NF-kappa B/metabolismo , Peroxidase/metabolismo , Pogostemon/imunologia , Sesquiterpenos de Guaiano , Transdução de Sinais
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Eur J Pharmacol ; 811: 222-231, 2017 Sep 15.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-28648405

RESUMO

Coptisine is one of the main constituents of Coptis chinensis which has been widely used for the remedy of inflammatory disorders. Although the biological activities of coptisine have been well known, the pharmacological properties of its free base have seldomly been elucidated thus far. The aim of this study was to investigate the potential anti-inflammatory properties of coptisine free base (CFB, 8-hydroxy-7,8-dihydrocoptisine) on three animal models, namely xylene-induced ear edema, acetic acid-induced vascular permeability and carrageenan-induced paw edema. The results exhibited that CFB exerted a dose-dependent suppression on ear edema induced by xylene, significantly mitigated the aggravation of vascular permeability caused by acetic acid and paw edema induced by carrageenan. Additionally, CFB significantly suppressed the productions of interleukin-1ß (IL-1ß), interleukin-6 (IL-6), prostaglandinE2 (PGE2) and tumor necrosis factor (TNF-α) in the drug-treated groups as compared with the vehicle group after treatment with carrageenan. Signaling events of nuclear factor-κB (NF-κB) translocation, such as p-IKKα, p-IKKß, p-IκBα and p65 (nucleus) were significantly inactivated, while inhibitor of nuclear factor κBα (IκBα) and p65 (cytosolic) were markedly up-regulated by CFB. Furthermore, CFB also significantly suppressed the mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) pathway by blocking the phosphorylation of p-p38 (phospho-p38 mitogen-activated protein kinases) and p-JNK (phospho-c-jun N-terminal kinase) but not p-ERK (phospho-extracellular signal-regulated kinase). Hence, CFB efficiently prevented inflammation, at least partially, via inhibition of NF-κB and MAPK pathways. These findings provided a pioneering pharmacological basis for the anti-inflammatory effect of CFB and suggested CFB might be a potential candidate for the therapy of inflammatory disorders.


Assuntos
Anti-Inflamatórios/farmacologia , Berberina/análogos & derivados , Sistema de Sinalização das MAP Quinases/efeitos dos fármacos , NF-kappa B/metabolismo , Ácido Acético/farmacologia , Animais , Anti-Inflamatórios/uso terapêutico , Berberina/farmacologia , Berberina/uso terapêutico , Permeabilidade Capilar/efeitos dos fármacos , Dinoprostona/metabolismo , Relação Dose-Resposta a Droga , Edema/tratamento farmacológico , Edema/metabolismo , Edema/patologia , Feminino , Regulação da Expressão Gênica/efeitos dos fármacos , Interleucina-1beta/genética , Interleucina-1beta/metabolismo , Interleucina-6/metabolismo , Masculino , Camundongos , Fator de Necrose Tumoral alfa/genética , Fator de Necrose Tumoral alfa/metabolismo
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Mol Med Rep ; 15(6): 4239-4246, 2017 Jun.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-28440419

RESUMO

Osthole is the primary active component of a number of herbal plants such as the Cnidium monnieri fruit. In traditional Chinese herb medicine, osthole is commonly used in combination with borneol to obtain improved pharmacological effects. The aim of the present study was to investigate the effect of borneol enantiomers on the pharmacokinetics of osthole. An appropriate high­performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) method was applied to determine the concentrations of osthole in plasma. Following oral administration of osthole alone or combined with borneol in rats, blood samples were collected and analyzed by HPLC. The results demonstrated that there were statistically significant differences in the pharmacokinetic parameters of osthole between osthole administration alone and co­administration with borneol. When combined with synthetic borneol, the AUC0­t, AUC0­∞ and Cmax of osthole increased by 48.153, 104.708 and 92.630%, respectively, while the CL/F decreased by 51.251%. When combined with (+)­borneol, the AUC0­t, AUC0­∞ and Cmax of osthole were increased by 61.561, 78.167, and 51.769%, respectively, while the CL/F decreased by 44.174% (P<0.01). In addition, when combined with (­)­borneol, the AUC0­t, AUC0­∞ and Cmax of osthole increased by 115.856, 167.786 and 271.289%, respectively, while the CL/F decreased by 60.686% (P<0.01). These results indicated that borneol may enhance gastrointestinal absorption and inhibit the metabolism of osthole. In addition, the promotional effect of (­)­borneol on the pharmacokinetic parameters of osthole was greater than that of (+)­borneol.


Assuntos
/farmacologia , Cumarínicos/farmacocinética , Administração Oral , Animais , Área Sob a Curva , Medicamentos de Ervas Chinesas/farmacocinética , Masculino , Medicina Tradicional Chinesa/métodos , Ratos , Ratos Sprague-Dawley
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Int J Mol Sci ; 18(3)2017 Feb 24.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-28245556

RESUMO

Bleomycin (BLM), a family of anti-tumor drugs, was reported to exhibit severe side effects limiting its usage in clinical treatment. Therefore, finding adjuvants that enhance the anti-tumor effect and reduce the detrimental effect of BLM is a prerequisite. Chrysanthemum indicum, an edible flower, possesses abundant bioactivities; the supercritical-carbon dioxide fluid extract from flowers and buds of C. indicum (CISCFE) have strong anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, and lung protective effects. However, the role of CISCFE combined with BLM treatment on tumor-bearing mice remains unclear. The present study aimed to investigate the potential synergistic effect and the underlying mechanism of CISCFE combined with BLM in the treatment of hepatoma 22 (H22) tumor-bearing mice. The results suggested that the oral administration of CISCFE combined with BLM could markedly prolong the life span, attenuate the BLM-induced pulmonary fibrosis, suppress the production of pro-inflammatory cytokines (interleukin-6), tumor necrosis factor-α, activities of myeloperoxidase, and malondiadehyde. Moreover, CISCFE combined with BLM promoted the ascites cell apoptosis, the activities of caspases 3 and 8, and up-regulated the protein expression of p53 and down-regulated the transforming growth factor-ß1 by activating the gene expression of miR-29b. Taken together, these results indicated that CISCFE could enhance the anti-cancer activity of BLM and reduce the BLM-induced pulmonary injury in H22 tumor-bearing mice, rendering it as a potential adjuvant drug with chemotherapy after further investigation in the future.


Assuntos
Antibióticos Antineoplásicos/farmacologia , Bleomicina/farmacologia , Chrysanthemum/química , Extratos Vegetais/farmacologia , Animais , Antibióticos Antineoplásicos/efeitos adversos , Apoptose/efeitos dos fármacos , Bleomicina/efeitos adversos , Dióxido de Carbono , Caspase 3/metabolismo , Caspase 8/metabolismo , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Citocinas/biossíntese , Modelos Animais de Doenças , Sinergismo Farmacológico , Fibrose , Extração Líquido-Líquido/métodos , Pulmão/metabolismo , Pulmão/patologia , Camundongos , MicroRNAs/genética , MicroRNAs/metabolismo , Neoplasias/tratamento farmacológico , Neoplasias/mortalidade , Neoplasias/patologia , Estresse Oxidativo/efeitos dos fármacos , Extratos Vegetais/química , Fator de Crescimento Transformador beta1/genética , Fator de Crescimento Transformador beta1/metabolismo , Carga Tumoral/efeitos dos fármacos , Proteína Supressora de Tumor p53/genética , Proteína Supressora de Tumor p53/metabolismo , Ensaios Antitumorais Modelo de Xenoenxerto
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J Med Food ; 20(2): 180-188, 2017 Feb.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-28146409

RESUMO

Constipation is a common disorder that is a significant source of morbidity among people around the world ranging from 2% to 28%. Dendrobium officinale Kimura et Migo is a traditional herbal medicine and health food used for tonicity of the stomach and promotion of body fluid production in China. This study aimed to prepare the ultrafine powder of Dendrobium officinale (UDO) and investigate its laxative effect and potential mechanism in mice with diphenoxylate-induced constipation. Results indicated that the mean diameter (d50) of UDO obtained by ball milling was 6.56 µm. UDO (62.5, 125, and 250 mg/kg, p.o.) could significantly enhance the gastrointestinal transit ratio and promote fecal output. Moreover, UDO treatment resulted in significant increases in the serum levels of acetylcholinesterase (AChE), gastrin (Gas), motilin (MTL), and substance P (SP), and obviously decreased serum contents of somatostatin (SS). Taken together, UDO, which can be easily obtained through milling to a satisfactory particle size, exhibited obvious laxative effect in diphenoxylate-induced constipated mice, and the mechanism might be associated with elevated levels of AChE, Gas, MTL, SP, and reduced production of SS. UDO has the potential for further development into an alternative effective diet therapy for constipation.


Assuntos
Constipação Intestinal/tratamento farmacológico , Dendrobium/química , Laxantes/administração & dosagem , Extratos Vegetais/administração & dosagem , Animais , Constipação Intestinal/metabolismo , Constipação Intestinal/fisiopatologia , Feminino , Gastrinas/metabolismo , Trânsito Gastrointestinal/efeitos dos fármacos , Humanos , Laxantes/química , Masculino , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos ICR , Motilina/metabolismo , Extratos Vegetais/química , Substância P/metabolismo
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J Asian Nat Prod Res ; 19(2): 172-175, 2017 Feb.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-27243631

RESUMO

Pogostone, isolated from Pogostemon cablin, has many biological activities such as potential antibacterial, anticandida, and antifungal. Traditional extraction leads to low output of PO about 17.6 mg/kg from Herba Pogostemonis. The previous literature had reported a synthetic study and the yield had reached 4.48% with strictly controlled reaction conditions. The two methods above cannot meet the large demand of PO; we report a new synthesis method. 4-hydroxy-6-methyl-2-pyrone (1) was added in toluene, with the existence of acylation catalyst 4-dimethylaminopyridine (DMAP), 4-methylvaleric acid (2), and condensing agent dicyclohexylcarbodiimide (DCC), PO was synthesized after the combination of 3-carbon of (1) with 1-OH of (2) in the acylation reaction. The purity had reached 98%, determined by HPLC. The structure was confirmed by spectroscopic methods including infrared, electron ionization mass spectrometry, and nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy. PO was totally synthesized in one step including cyclization, with total yield of 27.2%.


Assuntos
Antineoplásicos Fitogênicos/síntese química , Óleos Voláteis/síntese química , Pogostemon/química , 4-Aminopiridina/análogos & derivados , 4-Aminopiridina/química , Antibacterianos/síntese química , Antibacterianos/química , Antibacterianos/farmacologia , Antifúngicos/síntese química , Antifúngicos/química , Antifúngicos/farmacologia , Antineoplásicos Fitogênicos/química , Antineoplásicos Fitogênicos/farmacologia , Cromatografia Líquida de Alta Pressão , Ensaios de Seleção de Medicamentos Antitumorais , Testes de Sensibilidade Microbiana , Estrutura Molecular , Ressonância Magnética Nuclear Biomolecular , Óleos Voláteis/química , Pironas/química
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Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-27847530

RESUMO

Clerodendranthus spicatus (Thunb.) C.Y.Wu (CS) is commonly used to treat kidney diseases in traditional Chinese medicine for its prominent anti-inflammatory effect and nourishing function to kidneys. In this study, aqueous extract of CS was assessed for its protective effect on UV-induced skin damage of mice. The chemical compositions of CS aqueous extract were determined by HPLC-ESI-MS/MS, in which 10 components were identified. During the experimental period, CS (0.9, 1.8, and 3.6 g/mL) was externally applied to shaved dorsal skins of mice prior to UV irradiation, daily for ten weeks. The results presented that CS (3.6 g/mL) apparently improved photodamaged skin appearance such as erythema, edema, and coarseness. The abnormal epidermal thickening was significantly reduced, and the dermal structures became more complete. The underlying protective mechanisms were associated with improving antioxidant enzymes activities including superoxide dismutase (SOD), catalase (CAT), and glutathione peroxidase (GSH-Px), downregulating inflammatory cytokines (IL-1ß, IL-6, TNF-α, COX-2, and PGE2) expressions, recovering collagen density, and reducing matrix metalloproteinases productions. Sun protection factor of CS (3.6 g/mL) was 16.21 ± 0.03. Our findings for the first time demonstrated that CS had therapeutic effect on the photoaged skin. The results indicated that CS is a potential agent for photoprotective cosmetics.

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Food Funct ; 7(11): 4545-4555, 2016 Nov 09.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-27714005

RESUMO

Accumulating evidence has shown that chronic injection of d-galactose (d-gal) can mimic natural aging, with accompanying liver and brain injury. Oxidative stress and apoptosis play a vital role in the aging process. In this study, the antioxidant ability of polydatin (PD) was investigated using four established in vitro systems. An in vivo study was also conducted to investigate the possible protective effect of PD on d-gal-induced liver and brain damage. The results showed that PD had remarkable in vitro free radical scavenging activity on 2,2-diphenyl-1-picryl-hydrazyl (DPPH˙), 2,2'-azino-bis(3-ethylbenzo-thiazoline-6-sulfonic acid) (ABTS+˙) radical ions, and hydroxyl and superoxide anions. Results in vivo indicated that, in a group treated with d-gal plus PD, PD remarkably decreased the depression of body weight and organ indexes, reduced the levels of the serum alanine aminotransferase (ALT) and aspartate aminotransferase (AST), and alleviated alterations in liver and brain histopathology. PD also significantly decreased the level of MDA and elevated SOD, GSH-Px, CAT activity and T-AOC levels in the liver and brain. In addition, the levels of inflammatory mediators, such as TNF-α, IL-1ß and IL-6 in serum were markedly reduced after PD treatment. Western blotting results revealed that PD treatment noticeably attenuated the d-gal-induced elevation of Bcl-2/Bax ratio and caspase-3 protein expression in liver and brain. Overall, our findings indicate that PD treatment could effectively attenuate d-gal-induced liver and brain damage, and the mechanism might be associated with decreasing the oxidative stress, inflammation and apoptosis caused by d-gal. PD holds good potential for further development into a promising pharmaceutical candidate for the treatment of age-associated diseases.


Assuntos
Anti-Inflamatórios/farmacologia , Antioxidantes/farmacologia , Encefalopatias/induzido quimicamente , Doença Hepática Induzida por Substâncias e Drogas/prevenção & controle , Galactose/toxicidade , Glucosídeos/farmacologia , Estilbenos/farmacologia , Envelhecimento , Animais , Anti-Inflamatórios/química , Antioxidantes/química , Apoptose/efeitos dos fármacos , Encefalopatias/prevenção & controle , Citocinas , Relação Dose-Resposta a Droga , Glucosídeos/administração & dosagem , Glucosídeos/química , Fígado , Malondialdeído , Camundongos , Estrutura Molecular , Estresse Oxidativo , Estilbenos/administração & dosagem , Estilbenos/química
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Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-27293467

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Endometritis is commonly caused by pathogenic microorganisms, including Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus). Piperine, which is a natural medicine, has shown a variety of biological activities. To explore the effect and mechanism of piperine on S. aureus endometritis, a mouse model of S. aureus endometritis was successfully established in the present study. Histopathological changes were observed with H&E staining, cytokines were analyzed by ELISA, mRNA was analyzed by qPCR, and proteins were detected by western blot. The results showed that piperine could significantly alleviate inflammatory injury in S. aureus endometritis. The qPCR and ELISA results showed that piperine effectively reduced the S. aureus-induced overexpression of TNF-α, IL-1ß, and IL-6 but increased the expression of IL-10. The S. aureus-induced inflammation was related to TLR-2 and TLR-4 because the results showed that their expression was increased in S. aureus infection but then decreased with piperine treatment. To further confirm that piperine caused an anti-inflammatory response by targeting NF-κB and MAPKs, the expression of I-κB, p65, p38, ERK, and JNK was measured. The phosphorylation of I-κB, p65, p38, ERK, and JNK was inhibited by piperine in a dose-dependent manner. All of the results indicated that piperine may be a potential anti-inflammatory drug both in endometritis and in other S. aureus-induced diseases.

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Mediators Inflamm ; 2016: 3271451, 2016.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-26903706

RESUMO

Andrographolide sodium bisulfate (ASB), a water-soluble form made from andrographolide through sulfonating reaction, is an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory drug; however, the antiphotoaging effect of ASB has still not been revealed. Oxidative stress and inflammation are known to be responsible for ultraviolet (UV) irradiation induced skin damage and consequently premature aging. In this study, we aimed at examining the effect of ASB on UV-induced skin photoaging of mice by physiological and histological analysis of skin and examination of skin antioxidant enzymes and immunity analyses. Results showed that topical administration of ASB suppressed the UV-induced skin thickness, elasticity, wrinkles, and water content, while ASB, especially at dose of 3.6 mg/mouse, increased the skin collagen content by about 53.17%, decreased the epidermal thickness by about 41.38%, and prevented the UV-induced disruption of collagen fibers and elastic fibers. Furthermore, ASB decreased MDA level by about 40.21% and upregulated the activities of SOD and CAT and downregulated the production of IL-1ß, IL-6, IL-10, and TNF-α in UV-irradiated mice. Our study confirmed the protective effect of ASB against UV-induced photoaging and initially indicated that this effect can be attributed to its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activities in vivo, suggesting that ASB may be a potential antiphotoaging agent.


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Diterpenos/farmacologia , Inflamação/prevenção & controle , Pele/efeitos dos fármacos , Pele/efeitos da radiação , Raios Ultravioleta/efeitos adversos , Animais , Feminino , Camundongos , Estresse Oxidativo/efeitos dos fármacos , Baço/metabolismo , Substâncias Reativas com Ácido Tiobarbitúrico/metabolismo , Timo/metabolismo
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Int Immunopharmacol ; 32: 55-61, 2016 Mar.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-26800098

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Pogostone, a major component of Pogostemon cablin, has been demonstrated to possess antibacterial, anti-fungal, immunosuppressive and anti-inflammatory properties. To investigate the potential therapeutic effect of pogostone on lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced acute lung injury (ALI), mice were pretreated with pogostone prior to LPS exposure. After LPS challenge, the lungs were excised and the histological changes, wet to dry weight ratios, MPO activity reflecting neutrophil infiltration, and MDA activity reflecting oxidative stress were examined. The inflammatory cytokines in the BALF were determined by ELISA assay. Moreover, the expressions of p65 and phosphorylated p65 subunit of NF-κB, and Nrf2 in the nucleus in lung tissues were measured by Western blot analysis, and meanwhile the dependent genes of NF-κB and Nrf2 were assessed by RT-qPCR. The results showed that pretreatment with pogostone markedly improved survival rate, attenuated the histological alterations in the lung, reduced the MPO and MDA levels, decreased the wet/dry weight ratio of lungs, down-regulated the level of pro-inflammatory mediators including TNF-a, IL-1ß and IL-6. Furthermore, pretreatment with pogostone enhanced the Nrf2 dependent genes including NQO-1, GCLC and HO-1 but suppressed NF-κB regulated genes including TNF-α, IL-1ß and IL-6. The mechanism behind the protective effect was correlated with its regulation on the balance between Keap1-Nrf2 and NF-κB signaling pathways. Therefore, pogostone may be considered as a potential therapeutic agent for preventing and treating ALI.


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Lesão Pulmonar Aguda/tratamento farmacológico , Anti-Inflamatórios/farmacologia , Anti-Inflamatórios/uso terapêutico , Óleos Voláteis/farmacologia , Óleos Voláteis/uso terapêutico , Lesão Pulmonar Aguda/imunologia , Lesão Pulmonar Aguda/patologia , Proteínas Adaptadoras de Transdução de Sinal/imunologia , Animais , Líquido da Lavagem Broncoalveolar/imunologia , Citocinas/genética , Citocinas/imunologia , Proteínas do Citoesqueleto/imunologia , Proteína 1 Associada a ECH Semelhante a Kelch , Lipopolissacarídeos , Pulmão/efeitos dos fármacos , Pulmão/imunologia , Pulmão/metabolismo , Pulmão/patologia , Masculino , Malondialdeído/metabolismo , Camundongos , Fator 2 Relacionado a NF-E2/imunologia , NF-kappa B/imunologia , Peroxidase/metabolismo , Transdução de Sinais/efeitos dos fármacos
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Exp Biol Med (Maywood) ; 241(2): 193-204, 2016 Jan.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-26290140

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Pogostemonis Herba, known as "Guang-Huo-Xiang" in Chinese, has been widely used in the treatment of gastrointestinal dysfunction. Pogostone is one of the major constituents of Pogostemonis Herba. The aim was to scientifically evaluate the possible gastroprotective effect and the underlying mechanisms of pogostone against indomethacin-induced gastric ulcer in rats. Rats were orally treated with vehicle, lansoprazole (30 mg/kg) or pogostone (10, 20 and 40 mg/kg) and subsequently exposed to acute gastric lesions induced by indomethacin. Gross evaluation, histological observation, gastric mucosal superoxide dismutase activity, glutathione content, catalase activity, malonaldehyde level and prostaglandin E2 production were performed. Immunohistochemistry and reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction for cyclooxygenase-1 and cyclooxygenase-2, as well as terminal deoxynucleotidyltransferase-mediated dUTP nick-end labeling assay, immunohistochemistry for heat-shock protein 70, B-cell lymphoma-2 and Bax were conducted. Results indicated that rats pretreated with pogostone showed remarkable protection from the gastric mucosa damage compared to vehicle-treated rats based on the ulcer index and inhibition percentage. Histologically, oral administration of pogostone resulted in observable improvement of gastric injury, characterized by reduction of necrotic lesion, flattening of gastric mucosa and alleviation of submucosal edema with hemorrhage. Pogostone pretreatment significantly raised the depressed activities of superoxide dismutase, glutathione and catalase, while reduced the elevated malonaldehyde level compared with indomethacin-induced group. Pogostone-pretreated group induced a significant increase in gastric mucosal prostaglandin E2 level and obvious up-regulation of protein levels and mRNA expressions of cyclooxygenase-1 and cyclooxygenase-2. Furthermore, antiapoptotic effect of pogostone was verified by terminal deoxynucleotidyltransferase-mediated dUTP nick-end labeling assay, and the apoptotic process triggered by pogostone involved the up-expression of heat-shock protein70 and B-cell lymphoma-2 protein, and suppression of Bax protein expressions in the ulcerated tissues. It is speculated that the gastroprotective effect of pogostone against indomethacin-induced gastric ulceration might be associated with its stimulation of cyclooxygenase-mediated prostaglandin E2, antioxidant and antiapoptotic effect.


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Fármacos Gastrointestinais/administração & dosagem , Indometacina/toxicidade , Óleos Voláteis/administração & dosagem , Úlcera Gástrica/tratamento farmacológico , Úlcera Gástrica/prevenção & controle , Administração Oral , Animais , Modelos Animais de Doenças , Mucosa Gástrica/patologia , Fármacos Gastrointestinais/isolamento & purificação , Histocitoquímica , Humanos , Imuno-Histoquímica , Indometacina/administração & dosagem , Masculino , Microscopia , Óleos Voláteis/isolamento & purificação , Ratos Sprague-Dawley , Índice de Gravidade de Doença , Úlcera Gástrica/induzido quimicamente , Resultado do Tratamento
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BMC Complement Altern Med ; 15: 238, 2015 Jul 16.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-26179287

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BACKGROUND: The inhibitory effect of andrographolide sodium bisulphite (ASB) on jack bean urease (JBU) and Helicobacter pylori urease (HPU) was performed to elucidate the inhibitory potency, kinetics and mechanism of inhibition in 20 mM phosphate buffer, pH 7.0, 2 mM EDTA, 25 °C. METHODS: The ammonia formations, indicator of urease activity, were examined using modified spectrophotometric Berthelot (phenol-hypochlorite) method. The inhibitory effect of ASB was characterized with IC50 values. Lineweaver-Burk and Dixon plots for JBU inhibition of ASB was constructed from the kinetic data. SH-blocking reagents and competitive active site Ni2+ binding inhibitors were employed for mechanism study. Molecular docking technique was used to provide some information on binding conformations as well as confirm the inhibition mode. RESULTS: The IC50 of ASB against JBU and HPU was 3.28±0.13 mM and 3.17±0.34 mM, respectively. The inhibition proved to be competitive and concentration- dependent in a slow-binding progress. The rapid formation of initial ASB-JBU complex with an inhibition constant of Ki=2.86×10(-3) mM was followed by a slow isomerization into the final complex with an overall inhibition constant of Ki*=1.33×10(-4) mM. The protective experiment proved that the urease active site is involved in the binding of ASB. Thiol reagents (L-cysteine and dithiothreithol) strongly protect the enzyme from the loss of enzymatic activity, while boric acid and fluoride show weaker protection, indicating that the active-site sulfhydryl group of JBU was potentially involved in the blocking process. Moreover, inhibition of ASB proved to be reversible since ASB-inactivated JBU could be reactivated by dithiothreitol application. Molecular docking assay suggested that ASB made contacts with the important sulfhydryl group Cys-592 residue and restricted the mobility of the active-site flap. CONCLUSIONS: ASB was a competitive inhibitor targeting thiol groups of urease in a slow-binding manner both reversibly and concentration-dependently, serving as a promising urease inhibitor for the treatment of urease-related diseases.


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Diterpenos/farmacologia , Sulfitos/farmacologia , Urease , Canavalia/enzimologia , Cinética , Simulação de Acoplamento Molecular , Urease/química , Urease/efeitos dos fármacos , Urease/metabolismo
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Int Immunopharmacol ; 26(2): 384-91, 2015 Jun.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-25916678

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Andrographolide sodium bisulfite (ASB), a water-soluble sulfonate of andrographolide has been shown to possess anti-inflammatory, antipyretic and analgesic activities. However, there is no report on the gastroprotective effect of ASB against indomethacin-induced gastric ulcer. Here we investigated the possible anti-ulcerogenic potential of ASB and the underlying mechanism against indomethacin-induced gastric ulcer in rats. The ulcer area, histopathological assessment, contents of gastric mucosal glutathione (GSH), catalase (CAT), superoxide dismutase (SOD), malonaldehyde (MDA) and prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) were examined. In addition, cyclooxygenase-1 (COX-1), cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) mRNA expression and immunohistochemical evaluation of HSP70, Bcl-2 and Bax proteins were also investigated. Results indicated that ASB pre-treatment significantly reduced the ulcer areas induced by indomethacin compared with the vehicle group. The gastric levels of GSH, CAT and SOD were markedly increased by ASB while the level of MDA was decreased. In addition, ASB pretreatment significantly promoted the gastric PGE2 levels and up-regulated the COX-1 and COX-2 mRNA expression in comparison with the vehicle group. Immunohistochemistry analysis showed obvious up-regulation of HSP70 and Bcl-2 protein expression while suppression of Bax protein in the gastric tissue of ASB-pretreated group. Taken together, these findings indicated that the gastroprotective effect of ASB might be associated with the improvement of antioxidative status, activation of COX-mediated PGE2 synthesis, down-regulation of Bax proteins and up-regulation of Bcl-2 and HSP70 proteins. ASB might have the potential for further development as a promising alternative for antiulcer treatment.


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Antioxidantes/administração & dosagem , Diterpenos/administração & dosagem , Mucosa Gástrica/efeitos dos fármacos , Úlcera Gástrica/prevenção & controle , Sulfitos/administração & dosagem , Animais , Antioxidantes/efeitos adversos , Catalase/metabolismo , Dinoprostona/metabolismo , Diterpenos/efeitos adversos , Mucosa Gástrica/patologia , Glutationa/metabolismo , Proteínas de Choque Térmico HSP70/genética , Proteínas de Choque Térmico HSP70/metabolismo , Humanos , Indometacina/administração & dosagem , Malondialdeído/metabolismo , Prostaglandina-Endoperóxido Sintases/genética , Prostaglandina-Endoperóxido Sintases/metabolismo , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-bcl-2/genética , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-bcl-2/metabolismo , Ratos , Ratos Sprague-Dawley , Úlcera Gástrica/induzido quimicamente , Sulfitos/efeitos adversos , Superóxido Dismutase/metabolismo
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