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J Agric Food Chem ; 67(37): 10342-10351, 2019 Sep 18.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31461273

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Maltol, a maillard reaction product from ginseng (Panax ginseng C. A. Meyer), has been confirmed to inhibit oxidative stress in several animal models. Its beneficial effect on oxidative stress related brain aging is still unclear. In this study, the mouse model of d-galactose (d-Gal)-induced brain aging was employed to investigate the therapeutic effects and potential mechanisms of maltol. Maltol treatment significantly restored memory impairment in mice as determined by the Morris water maze tests. Long-term d-Gal treatment reduced expression of cholinergic regulators, i.e., the cholineacetyltransferase (ChAT) (0.456 ± 0.10 vs 0.211 ± 0.03 U/mg prot), the acetylcholinesterase (AChE) (36.4 ± 5.21 vs 66.5 ± 9.96 U/g). Maltol treatment prevented the reduction of ChAT and AChE in the hippocampus. Maltol decreased oxidative stress levels by reducing levels of reactive oxygen species (ROS) and malondialdehyde (MDA) production in the brain and by elevating antioxidative enzymes. Furthermore, maltol treatment minimized oxidative stress by increasing the phosphorylation levels of phosphatidylinositol-3-kinase (PI3K), protein kinase B (Akt), nuclear factor-erythroid 2-related factor 2 (Nrf2), and hemeoxygenase-1 (HO-1). The above results clearly indicate that supplementation of maltol diminishes d-Gal-induced behavioral dysfunction and neurological deficits via activation of the PI3K/Akt-mediated Nrf2/HO-1 signaling pathway in brain. Maltol might become a potential drug to slow the brain aging process and stimulate endogenous antioxidant defense capacity. This study provides the novel evidence that maltol may slow age-associated brain aging.


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Envelhecimento/efeitos dos fármacos , Encéfalo/efeitos dos fármacos , Encéfalo/metabolismo , Galactose/efeitos adversos , Heme Oxigenase-1/metabolismo , Fator 2 Relacionado a NF-E2/metabolismo , Extratos Vegetais/administração & dosagem , Pironas/administração & dosagem , Envelhecimento/metabolismo , Animais , Heme Oxigenase-1/genética , Humanos , Masculino , Malondialdeído/metabolismo , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos ICR , Fator 2 Relacionado a NF-E2/genética , Estresse Oxidativo/efeitos dos fármacos , Panax/química , Fosfatidilinositol 3-Quinases/metabolismo , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-akt/metabolismo , Espécies Reativas de Oxigênio/metabolismo
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Chem Biol Interact ; 311: 108795, 2019 Sep 25.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31419397

RESUMO

Citreoviridin (CIT), a mycotoxin and ATP synthase inhibitor, is regarded as one of aetiology factors of cardiac beriberi and Keshan disease. Thiamine (VB1) and selenium (Se) improve the recovery of these two diseases respectively. The underlying mechanisms of cardiotoxic effect of CIT and cardioprotective effect of VB1 and Se have not been fully elucidated. In this study, we found that ectopic ATP synthase was more sensitive to CIT treatment than mitochondrial ATP synthase in H9c2 cardiomyocytes. CIT inhibited the transcriptional activity of peroxisome proliferator activated receptor gamma (PPAR-γ) in mice hearts and H9c2 cells. PPAR-γ agonist attenuated the inhibitory effect of CIT on mechanistic target of rapamycin complex 2 (mTORC2) and stimulatory effect of CIT on autophagy in cardiomyocytes. CIT induced apoptosis through lysosomal-mitochondrial axis in cardiomyocytes. PPAR-γ agonist and autophagy inhibitor alleviated CIT-induced apoptosis and accelerated cardiac biomarker. VB1 and Se accelerated the basal transcriptional activity of PPAR-γ in mice hearts and H9c2 cells. Furthermore, VB1 and Se reversed the effect of CIT on PPAR-γ, autophagy and apoptosis. Our findings defined PPAR-γ-mTORC2-autophagy pathway as the key link between CIT cardiotoxicity and cardioprotective effect of VB1 and Se. The present study would shed new light on the pathogenesis of cardiomyopathy and the cardioprotective mechanism of micronutrients.


Assuntos
Apoptose/efeitos dos fármacos , Aurovertinas/farmacologia , Autofagia/efeitos dos fármacos , Substâncias Protetoras/farmacologia , Selênio/farmacologia , Tiamina/farmacologia , Animais , Aquaporinas/genética , Aquaporinas/metabolismo , Peso Corporal/efeitos dos fármacos , Linhagem Celular , Masculino , Alvo Mecanístico do Complexo 2 de Rapamicina/genética , Alvo Mecanístico do Complexo 2 de Rapamicina/metabolismo , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos ICR , Miocárdio/metabolismo , Miocárdio/patologia , PPAR gama/agonistas , PPAR gama/genética , PPAR gama/metabolismo , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-bcl-2/metabolismo , Ratos , Proteína X Associada a bcl-2/metabolismo
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Adv Exp Med Biol ; 1155: 25-34, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31468383

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Most studies of taurine on athletic performance have been conducted at acute and high doses in rodents. These doses and duration of administration are not reasonable for normal human life. Thus, it is not valid to extrapolate these animal results to people. Dose and duration that mimic human use of taurine in normal life can help to clarify the taurine effect in humans. This study investigated whether long-term, low-dose taurine (2% taurine drinking water for 25 weeks), similar to normal taurine intake in humans, can affect endurance exercise and body composition. Twenty ICR mice were divided into two groups. The control group received normal drinking water, and the taurine treated group received 2% taurine drinking water for 25 weeks. The mice were evaluated for body composition by mass and for physical strength by treadmill exhaustion and suspension tests. The supply of chronic 2% taurine drinking water has a slight effect on weight gain. In body composition analysis, a slight increase in body weight was due to an increase in muscle mass, not an increase in body fat. However, taurine ingestion did not increase endurance exercise. In conclusion, these results indirectly suggest that acute, high-dose taurine treatment is better than long-term, low-dose treatment to increase athletic performance.


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Composição Corporal , Força Muscular , Taurina/farmacologia , Animais , Teste de Esforço , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos ICR , Condicionamento Físico Animal
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Zhongguo Zhong Yao Za Zhi ; 44(10): 2131-2138, 2019 May.
Artigo em Chinês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31355572

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The dose-toxicity-effect relationship between licorice combined with rhubarb in purgation was studied. A total of 108 ICR mice were divided into control group,model group,positive group,low,medium and high-dose rhubarb groups,and low,medium and high-dose rhubarb-liquorice decoction group. After 6 days of continuous administration of loperamide hydrochloride,the constipation model of mice was replicated,and each group was given lactulose,different doses of rhubarb and rhubarb-liquorice decoction for 14 days. After administration,the defecation characteristics,blood biochemistry,liver,kidney and colon pathological changes in each group were compared. Based on the objective weight given by factor analysis,the dose-toxicity-effect relationship was comprehensively analyzed by multi-index scoring method. Two common factors were extracted by factor analysis,representing effect and toxicity respectively. The results showed that rhubarb could exert a diarrhea effect at the dosage of 1/2,2 and 8 times of the high limit set forth in the Chinese Pharmacopoeia,increase the defecation volume and the intestinal tract propulsion rate,reduce the time of anal and the oral transmission,and increase the water content of feces. The combination with licorice could alleviate its diarrhea effect,especially at the dosage of 1/2 times of the high limit set forth in the Chinese Pharmacopoeia. However,rhubarb showed obvious hepatic and colon toxicities at the dosage of 2 and 8 times of the high limit set forth in the Chinese Pharmacopoeia,and the combination with licorice could significantly reduce its toxicity. It shows that licorice has a " mediating" effect on rhubarb by alleviating the purgation property and reducing the toxicity.


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Catárticos/farmacologia , Glycyrrhiza/química , Extratos Vegetais/farmacologia , Rheum/química , Animais , Colo , Relação Dose-Resposta a Droga , Rim , Fígado , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos ICR , Testes de Toxicidade
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J Agric Food Chem ; 67(32): 8810-8818, 2019 Aug 14.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31318199

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Citrus grandis (L.) Osbeck is a popular fruit cultivated around the world, and its peels are sometimes used for the treatment of cough, abdominal pain, and indigestion in China. However, the peel is discarded after fruit consumption in most cases, and its chemical constituents and biological activities have not been validated before. The present study focused on evaluation of the chemical and pharmacological profile of coumarins from peels of C. grandis against inflammation. The extracts and phytochemicals from peels of C. grandis were prepared, and anti-inflammatory activities were carried out in vivo and in vitro, including inhibiting xylene-induced ear edema and carrageenan-induced paw edema in mice and the production of inflammatory cytokines (interleukin 1ß, prostaglandin 2, and tumor-necrosis factor α) in lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced RAW 264.7 cells. Results indicated that methanolic extract, ethyl acetate fraction, and four major coumarins (compounds 7, 8, 13, and 16) inhibited swelling induced by xylene and carrageenan, separately, in vivo. Furthermore, 18 coumarins inhibited inflammatory factor secretion in macrophages primed by LPS, in which compounds 4, 6, 7, 10, 17 showed the most pronounced change, which were comparable to dexamethasone. In summary, peel of C. grandis showed an anti-inflammatory effect and coumarin compounds were responsible for regulating inflammatory mediators and cytokines, which might provide a novel nutritional strategy for inflammatory diseases.


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Anti-Inflamatórios/administração & dosagem , Citrus/química , Cumarínicos/administração & dosagem , Edema/tratamento farmacológico , Frutas/química , Extratos Vegetais/administração & dosagem , Animais , Anti-Inflamatórios/química , Anti-Inflamatórios/isolamento & purificação , Cumarínicos/química , Cumarínicos/isolamento & purificação , Dinoprostona/imunologia , Edema/genética , Edema/imunologia , Humanos , Interleucina-1beta/genética , Interleucina-1beta/imunologia , Macrófagos/efeitos dos fármacos , Macrófagos/imunologia , Masculino , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos ICR , Extratos Vegetais/química , Extratos Vegetais/isolamento & purificação , Células RAW 264.7 , Fator de Necrose Tumoral alfa/genética , Fator de Necrose Tumoral alfa/imunologia , Resíduos/análise
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J Agric Food Chem ; 67(28): 7855-7868, 2019 Jul 17.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31274310

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Bee pollen (BP) collected from different floras possesses various potential bioactivities, but the mechanism-related research on anti-inflammatory effects is limited. Here, three types of BP originating from Camellia sinensis L. (BP-Cs), Nelumbo nucifera Gaertn. (BP-Nn), and Brassica campestris L. (BP-Bc) were assessed using molecular and metabolomics methods to determine their anti-inflammatory effects. The differences in polyphenolic abundance of three types of BP extracts were determined by HPLC-DAD/Q-TOF-MS. In vitro anti-inflammatory effects of three BP extracts were evaluated in a lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced RAW 264.7 cells model. BP-Cs extract with the most abundant polyphenols was found to be the most effective in reducing inflammation by downregulating inflammatory-related genes expression and blocking the activation of MAPK and NF-κB signaling pathways. Polyphenol-rich BP-Cs was further evaluated for their in vivo anti-inflammatory effect in a LPS-induced acute lung injury mouse model. An UPLC-Q-TOF/MS-based metabolomics approach was applied to analyze metabolite changes in mouse serum. Weshowed that the pretreated BP-Cs extract alleviated inflammation and regulated glycerophospholipid metabolism significantly. Our findings provide a foundation for developing and justifying BP as a potential anti-inflammatory ingredient in functional foods or nutraceutical formulations.


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Lesão Pulmonar Aguda/tratamento farmacológico , Anti-Inflamatórios/administração & dosagem , Extratos Vegetais/administração & dosagem , Pólen/química , Lesão Pulmonar Aguda/genética , Lesão Pulmonar Aguda/imunologia , Animais , Anti-Inflamatórios/química , Abelhas , Brassica/química , Camellia sinensis/química , Cromatografia Líquida de Alta Pressão , Humanos , Lipopolissacarídeos/efeitos adversos , Macrófagos/efeitos dos fármacos , Macrófagos/imunologia , Masculino , Espectrometria de Massas , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos ICR , Quinases de Proteína Quinase Ativadas por Mitógeno/genética , Quinases de Proteína Quinase Ativadas por Mitógeno/imunologia , NF-kappa B/genética , NF-kappa B/imunologia , Nelumbo/química , Extratos Vegetais/química , Polifenóis/administração & dosagem , Polifenóis/química , Células RAW 264.7
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Chem Pharm Bull (Tokyo) ; 67(7): 699-706, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31257325

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In our search for novel orally active α-amino-3-hydroxy-5-methyl-4-isoxazolepropionic acid (AMPA) receptor antagonists, we found that conversion of an allyl group in the lead compound 2-[allyl(4-methylphenyl)amino]-4H-pyrido[3,2-e][1,3]thiazin-4-one (4) to a 2-cyanoethyl group significantly increased inhibitory activity against AMPA receptor-mediated kainate-induced toxicity in rat hippocampal cultures. Here, we synthesized 10 analogs bearing a 2-cyanoethyl group and administered them to mice to evaluate their anticonvulsant activity in maximal electroshock (MES)- and pentylenetetrazol (PTZ)-induced seizure tests, and their effects on motor coordination in a rotarod test. 3-{(4-Oxo-4H-pyrido[3,2-e][1,3]thiazin-2-yl)[4-(trifluoromethoxy)phenyl]amino}propanenitrile (25) and 3-[(2,2-difluoro-2H-1,3-benzodioxol-5-yl)(4-oxo-4H-pyrido[3,2-e][1,3]thiazin-2-yl)amino]propanenitrile (27) exhibited potent anticonvulsant activity in both seizure tests and induced minor motor disturbances as indicated in the rotarod test. The protective index values of 25 and 27 for MES-induced seizures (10.7 and 12.0, respectively) and PTZ-induced seizures (6.0 and 5.6, respectively) were considerably higher compared with those of YM928 (5) and talampanel (1).


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Anticonvulsivantes/síntese química , Nitrilos/química , Receptores de AMPA/antagonistas & inibidores , Administração Oral , Animais , Anticonvulsivantes/farmacologia , Anticonvulsivantes/uso terapêutico , Hipocampo/citologia , Hipocampo/efeitos dos fármacos , Hipocampo/metabolismo , Locomoção/efeitos dos fármacos , Masculino , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos ICR , Microssomos Hepáticos/metabolismo , Nitrilos/farmacologia , Nitrilos/uso terapêutico , Pentilenotetrazol/toxicidade , Ratos , Ratos Wistar , Receptores de AMPA/metabolismo , Convulsões/induzido quimicamente , Convulsões/tratamento farmacológico , Convulsões/veterinária , Relação Estrutura-Atividade
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J Agric Food Chem ; 67(30): 8303-8311, 2019 Jul 31.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31298535

RESUMO

Exposure to chiral pesticides poses many potential health risks. In this study, we examined the impacts of exposure to penconazole and its enantiomers on gut microbiota and metabolic profiles in mice. The relative abundance of microbiota in cecal content significantly changed following exposure to penconazole and its enantiomers. At the genus level, the relative abundances of seven gut microflora were altered following exposure to (-)-penconazole. Both (±)-penconazole and (+)-penconazole caused significant changes in the relative abundances of five gut microflora. In addition, targeted serum metabolomics analysis showed disturbed metabolic profiles following exposure. Respectively, (±)-penconazole, (+)-penconazole, and (-)-penconazole exposure significantly altered the relative levels of 29, 23, and 36 metabolites. In general, exposure to penconazole and its enantiomers caused disorders in gut microbiota and metabolic profiles of mice. The potential health risks of penconazole and its enantiomers now require further evaluation.


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Microbioma Gastrointestinal/efeitos dos fármacos , Camundongos/metabolismo , Praguicidas/química , Praguicidas/farmacologia , Triazóis/química , Triazóis/farmacologia , Animais , Bactérias/efeitos dos fármacos , Bactérias/genética , Bactérias/isolamento & purificação , Trato Gastrointestinal/microbiologia , Masculino , Camundongos Endogâmicos ICR , Filogenia , Estereoisomerismo
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Exp Parasitol ; 204: 107722, 2019 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31279928

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In the present study, we attempted to identify antigens with high sensitivity and specificity for the serological diagnosis of human toxoplasmosis. We investigated soluble proteins from the tachyzoites of the RH strain of Toxoplasma gondii (T. gondii) and excreted/secreted antigens (ESAs) from the peritoneal protein of T. gondii-infected mice. One-dimensional sodium dodecyl sulfate-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis (SDS-PAGE) and western blot analysis revealed that in both soluble tachyzoite antigens and ESAs, the antigens located between 25 and 35 kDa had high diagnostic sensitivity. Further analysis of antigenic specificity revealed that the antigens located between 25 and 35 kDa were specifically recognized by the sera of toxoplasmosis patients, but other parasitic diseases were not. The protein spots between 25 and 35 kDa were selected after two-dimensional electrophoresis of both soluble tachyzoite antigens and ESAs. GRA2, GRA7, and triosephosphate isomerase (TPI) were successfully characterized from the protein spots using matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight (MALDI-TOF) mass spectroscopy analysis. We expressed, purified, and evaluated proteins GRA2, GRA7, and TPI. TPI is a novel antigen with potential for the serological diagnosis of toxoplasmosis, and composite recombinant proteins (TPI, GRA2, and GRA7) have great sera diagnostic value for the detection of the disorder.


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Anticorpos Antiprotozoários/sangue , Antígenos de Protozoários/imunologia , Imunoglobulina G/sangue , Toxoplasma/imunologia , Toxoplasmose/diagnóstico , Animais , Western Blotting , DNA Complementar/biossíntese , Eletroforese em Gel de Poliacrilamida , Ensaio de Imunoadsorção Enzimática , Feminino , Humanos , Focalização Isoelétrica , Espectrometria de Massas , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos ICR , Reação em Cadeia da Polimerase , Proteínas de Protozoários/imunologia , RNA de Protozoário/genética , RNA de Protozoário/isolamento & purificação , Sensibilidade e Especificidade , Toxoplasmose/sangue , Toxoplasmose/imunologia , Triose-Fosfato Isomerase/imunologia , Eletroforese em Gel Diferencial Bidimensional
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Zhongguo Ying Yong Sheng Li Xue Za Zhi ; 35(3): 250-255, 2019 May 28.
Artigo em Chinês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31257808

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OBJECTIVE: To investigate the protective effects of procyanidin on periprosthetic osteolysis caused by tricalcium phosphate (TCP) wear particles in the mouse calvaria and its mechanism. METHODS: Forty-eight male ICR mice were randomly divided into sham group, TCP group, and procyanidin (0.2 mg/kg, 1 mg/kg, 5 mg/kg)-treated group (n=12). A periprosthetic osteolysis model in the mouse calvaria was established by implanting 30 mg of TCP wear particles onto the surface of bilateral parietal bones following removal of the periosteum. On the 2nd day post-operation, procyanidin (1 mg/kg, 5 mg/kg) was locally injected to the calvaria under the periosteum every other day. After 2 weeks, all the mice were sacrificed to collect the blood samples and the calvaria. Periprosthetic osteolysis and osteoclastogenesis in the mouse calvaria were observed by tartrate resistant acid phosphatase (TRAP) staining and HE staining. mRNA levels of TRAP, capthesin K, c-Fos and NFATc1 in the periprosthestic bone tissue were examined by real-time fluorescence quantitative PCR. Serum contents of total anti-oxidation capacity (T-AOC) and MDA, and superoxide dismutase (SOD) activity were determined by chemical colorimetry. Protein expressions of autophagic biomarkers such as Beclin-1 and LC-3 in periprosthetic bone tissue of the calvaria were examined by Western blot. RESULTS: Compared with sham group, periprosthetic osteolysis, osteoclastogenesis, mRNA levels of TRAP, capthesin K, c-Fos and NFATc1, and serum MDA content were increased significantly in the TCP group (P<0.05), whereas serum T-AOC level and SOD activity were decreased. The protein expressions of Beclin-1 and LC-3, and the conversion of LC3-II from LC3-I were both up-regulated markedly in the mouse calvaria of TCP group (P<0.05). Compared with TCP group, osteolysis, osteoclastogenesis, mRNA levels of TRAP, capthesin K, c-Fos and NFATc1 and serum MDA content were decreased obviously in the procyanidine group (P<0.05), serum T-AOC level and SOD activity were increased, the expressions of Beclin-1 and LC-3, and the conversion of LC3-II from LC3-I were down-regulated obviously in the mouse calvaria of procyanidin group (P<0.05). CONCLUSION: Procyanidin has a protective effect of periprosthetic osteolysis caused by TCP wear particles in the mouse calvaia, its mechanism may be mediated by inhibition of oxidative stress and autophagy.


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Biflavonoides/farmacologia , Fosfatos de Cálcio/efeitos adversos , Catequina/farmacologia , Osteólise , Proantocianidinas/farmacologia , Próteses e Implantes/efeitos adversos , Animais , Autofagia , Masculino , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos ICR , Estresse Oxidativo , Distribuição Aleatória , Crânio
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Chem Commun (Camb) ; 55(61): 8975-8978, 2019 Aug 07.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31290492
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Int J Nanomedicine ; 14: 4461-4474, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31296986

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Background: Vincristine is a potent therapeutic agent with well-defined activity against hematologic malignancies and solid tumors. It is a cell-cycle specific drug with concentration and exposure duration dependent activity. When used by liposomal delivery, it exhibits enhanced anti-tumor activity. However, vincristine liposome formulation in the clinic is supplied as a 3-vial-kit due to lacking sufficient stability. So it has to be prepared in situ prior to use through a multi-step process. Purpose: The purpose here is to develop a more stable and ready-to-use liposomal formulation for vincritstine in one vial. Patients and methods: A series of preparations were investigated based on sphingomyelin/cholesterol/PEG2000-DSPE lipid composition, with different drug/lipid (D/L) ratios (1/10, 1/5, 1/2), using an active sucrose octasulfate triethylamine salt gradient loading method. In this work, compared to generic vincristine sulfate liposome injection (GVM), the stability both in vivo and in vitro and efficacy in vivo of novel vincristine liposomes were investigated. Results: It was shown that the degradation of vincristine during 2-8°C storage was significantly decreased from 8.2% in 1 month (GVM) to 2.9% in 12 months (D/L ratio 1/5). The half-time for sphingomyelin/cholesterol/PEG2000-DSPE liposomes in vivo could be adjusted from 17.4 h (D/L ratio 1/10) to 22.7 h (D/L ratio 1/2) in rats, while the half-time for GVM was only 11.1 h. The increase in drug retention contributed to the lower in vivo toxicity. The antitumor efficacy was evaluated using a human melanoma tumor model and showed remarkable improvement compared to GVM. Conclusion: The study demonstrates that the new formulation with the drug/lipid ratio of 1/5 owns a higher encapsulation efficiency, better stability, lower toxicity and superior antitumor efficacy, which is screened out for further development.


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Antineoplásicos Fitogênicos/farmacologia , Sistemas de Liberação de Medicamentos/métodos , Lipossomos/química , Vincristina/química , Vincristina/farmacologia , Animais , Antineoplásicos Fitogênicos/administração & dosagem , Antineoplásicos Fitogênicos/química , Colesterol/química , Estabilidade de Medicamentos , Armazenamento de Medicamentos , Humanos , Masculino , Camundongos Endogâmicos BALB C , Camundongos Endogâmicos ICR , Fosfatidiletanolaminas/química , Polietilenoglicóis/química , Ratos Wistar , Esfingomielinas/química , Vincristina/administração & dosagem , Ensaios Antitumorais Modelo de Xenoenxerto
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Biomater Sci ; 7(9): 3801-3811, 2019 Sep 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31237275

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Nanotechnology-based systems have been proposed for rectal drug delivery, often rendering promising outcomes concerning disease prophylaxis or therapeutics. However, nanocarriers often feature reduced colorectal retention when administered in liquid vehicles (enemas). Semi-solid platforms may be considered as alternative but usually result in limited local distribution. Thermosensitive enemas undergoing sol-gel transition just below body temperature have been used for abbreviating these issues, but the actual impact on the colorectal distribution and retention of incorporated nanosystems is not clear. We prepared and characterized a potential drug delivery platform by incorporating poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid)-based nanoparticles (170-180 nm mean hydrodynamic diameter) into a poloxamer 407-based thermosensitive enema (NPs-in-thermo). The system featured suitable functional properties for rectal administration such as sol-gel transition temperature of approximately 27-28 °C, sol-gel transition time of 1.6 min, and viscosity around 31 and 2100 mPa s at 20 °C and 37 °C, respectively. NPs-in-thermo presented osmolality and pH values deemed compatible with the colorectal compartment, as well as reduced toxicity to the Caco-2 colorectal cell line. The composite system was also used to incorporate the anti-HIV microbicide model drug dapivirine. In vitro studies showed that dapivirine-loaded NPs-in-thermo was able to provide overall faster drug release as compared to dapivirine directly dispersed into phosphate buffered saline or the thermosensitive enema base. Finally, NPs-in-thermo was tested for distribution and retention in a mouse model by in vivo and ex vivo near infrared imaging. Qualitative and semi-quantitative data indicated that NPs exhibited slower but overall wider distribution and enhanced retention in the distal colon of mice treated intrarectally with NPs-in-thermo, namely when compared to NPs dispersed in liquid phosphate buffered saline. Overall, our data support that thermosensitive enemas may provide suitable platforms for the rectal administration of polymeric NPs, namely in the context of drug delivery.


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Colo/metabolismo , Enema/métodos , Nanopartículas/química , Copolímero de Ácido Poliláctico e Ácido Poliglicólico/farmacocinética , Reto/metabolismo , Administração Retal , Animais , Fármacos Anti-HIV/administração & dosagem , Fármacos Anti-HIV/farmacocinética , Células CACO-2 , Sobrevivência Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Portadores de Fármacos , Humanos , Camundongos Endogâmicos ICR , Concentração Osmolar , Tamanho da Partícula , Transição de Fase , Poloxâmero/química , Copolímero de Ácido Poliláctico e Ácido Poliglicólico/química , Pirimidinas/administração & dosagem , Pirimidinas/farmacocinética , Temperatura Ambiente , Distribuição Tecidual
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Eur J Med Chem ; 178: 177-194, 2019 Sep 15.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31185410

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Microtubule is one of the important targets for cancer treatment. A novel class of diaryl substituted imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2-ones and imidazo[4,5-c]pyridines were designed based on combination principles by merging the structures of ß-lactams and purine-type compounds known as tubulin polymerization inhibitor and katanin activity up-regulator, respectively. Their antitumor activities were evaluated in vitro and the mechanism was elucidated, leading to the identification of 1,6-diaryl-1H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-2(3H)-one 20b as the first bifunctional agent that can target both tubulin and katanin simultaneously. The in vivo assays verified that compound 20b significantly inhibited xenograft tumor growth with good pharmacokinetic characteristics, demonstrating a promising potential for further development into anti-tumor drug candidates with a unique mechanism of dual-targeting microtubule.


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Antineoplásicos/uso terapêutico , Imidazóis/uso terapêutico , Katanina/antagonistas & inibidores , Piridinas/uso terapêutico , Moduladores de Tubulina/uso terapêutico , Animais , Antineoplásicos/síntese química , Antineoplásicos/química , Antineoplásicos/farmacocinética , Apoptose/efeitos dos fármacos , Carcinoma Endometrioide/tratamento farmacológico , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Proliferação de Células/efeitos dos fármacos , Desenho de Drogas , Ensaios de Seleção de Medicamentos Antitumorais , Feminino , Pontos de Checagem da Fase G2 do Ciclo Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Células Endoteliais da Veia Umbilical Humana , Humanos , Imidazóis/síntese química , Imidazóis/química , Imidazóis/farmacocinética , Katanina/metabolismo , Ligantes , Camundongos Endogâmicos BALB C , Camundongos Endogâmicos ICR , Camundongos Nus , Estrutura Molecular , Neoplasias Ovarianas/tratamento farmacológico , Piridinas/síntese química , Piridinas/química , Piridinas/farmacocinética , Relação Estrutura-Atividade , Tubulina (Proteína)/metabolismo , Moduladores de Tubulina/síntese química , Moduladores de Tubulina/química , Moduladores de Tubulina/farmacocinética , Ensaios Antitumorais Modelo de Xenoenxerto
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Nat Commun ; 10(1): 2883, 2019 06 28.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31253768

RESUMO

A substantial number of mouse genes, about 25%, are embryonically lethal when knocked out. Using current genetic tools, such as the CRISPR-Cas9 system, it is difficult-or even impossible-to produce viable mice with heritable embryonically lethal mutations. Here, we establish a one-step method for microinjection of CRISPR reagents into one blastomere of two-cell embryos to generate viable chimeric founder mice with a heritable embryonically lethal mutation, of either Virma or Dpm1. By examining founder mice, we identify a phenotype and role of Virma in regulating kidney metabolism in adult mice. Additionally, we generate knockout mice with a heritable postnatally lethal mutation, of either Slc17a5 or Ctla-4, and study its function in vivo. This one-step method provides a convenient system that rapidly generates knockout mice possessing lethal phenotypes. This allows relatively easy in vivo study of the associated genes' functions.


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Sistemas CRISPR-Cas , Embrião de Mamíferos/fisiologia , Animais , Desenvolvimento Embrionário , Feminino , Edição de Genes/métodos , Engenharia Genética/métodos , Humanos , Masculino , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , Camundongos Endogâmicos ICR , Camundongos Knockout , Mutação , RNA Guia , RNA Mensageiro/genética , RNA Mensageiro/metabolismo
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Artigo em Chinês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31177688

RESUMO

Objective: To study the protective effects of diallyl sulfide (DAS) on leukopenia induced by benzene. Methods: 90 Healthy male ICR mice, adaptive feeding 5 days later, 15 were randomly divided into blank control group、model group、low、middle、high dose DAS intervention groups and DAS control group. Mice in intervention groups and DAS control group were orally given DAS at 40, 80, 160, 160 mg/kg·bw, while mice in the other two groups received an equal volume of corn oil. After 2 hours, model group and the other three intervention groups were given benzene, corn oil suspension (1.3 g/kg·bw) , the two control groups treated with the same volume of corn oil, Benzene and DAS are dissolved in corn oil. one time for each day. 4 weeks later, Anesthesia at 14/29, make blood routine examination and count organ index and observe pathological examinations of spleen and thymus. Results: On day 14, the counts of peripheral blood white blood cells (WBC) , lymphocytes, monocytes in the model group decreased to 68.99%, 71.72%, 53.19% (P<0.05) ; On day 29, the counts of peripheral blood lymphocytes, monocytes, neutrophils in the model group decreased to 83.00%, 81.03%, 89.37%, 20.84%, 19.25% (P<0.05) ; spleen weight, spleen index, white pulp area ratio of spleen, thymus weight, thymus index, thymic cortex area ratio of mice in the model group decreased (P<0.05) . On day 14, the counts of peripheral blood monocytes and lymphocytes in the DAS high dose intervention group increased by 136.36%, 260.00% (P<0.05) ; On day 29, the counts of White blood cells, lymphocytes, red blood cells, platelets, hemoglobin in the DAS low, middle and high dose intervention groups increased (P<0.05) ; spleen weight, spleen index, white pulp area ratio of spleen, thymus weight, thymus index, thymic cortex area ratio of mice in the DAS high dose intervention groups increased (P<0.05) . Conclusion: DAS can effectively suppress benzene-induced leucopenia in mice.


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Compostos Alílicos , Benzeno , Leucopenia , Sulfetos , Compostos Alílicos/farmacologia , Animais , Benzeno/toxicidade , Leucopenia/induzido quimicamente , Leucopenia/tratamento farmacológico , Masculino , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos ICR , Distribuição Aleatória , Sulfetos/farmacologia
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Vet Microbiol ; 234: 44-50, 2019 Jul.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31213271

RESUMO

Foot-and-mouth disease virus (FMDV) is the cause of an economically devastating disease in major cloven-hoofed livestock. Although type C foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) has not occurred anywhere worldwide since 2004, the antigen bank should be preserved in preparation for an unexpected outbreak. We therefore conducted experiments to develop inactivated vaccines that are safer and exhibit improved characteristics over existing vaccines. Our previous study showed that the replacement of the capsid-encoding gene (P1) from the vaccine strain O1 Manisa could be rescued successfully from the vaccine strains. In addition, novel point mutation in the 3C region in the virus genome, for induction of properties with low pathogenesis to create a safe vaccine, and 3B1B2 replacement, for differential diagnosis with the wild type virus, were performed. The modified FMD vaccine strain, C3 Resende-R, was shown to provide lower pathogenesis in young mice than the wild-type virus. To identify the immune responses after vaccination with 146S antigen (15 µg/mL/dose), we conducted a virus neutralization test using serum from pigs and cattle vaccinated with the inactivated vaccine. The neutralizing titers in the cattle were higher than those in the pigs and maintained mean antibody titers of around 1:100 until the end of the experiment. The vaccine showed protection capability of 16 PD50 against C3 Resende virus in the pigs. The replacement of the structural protein-coding gene for the new FMDV was a useful tool in the development of an effective vaccine candidate strain. This inactivated vaccine will be used for the establishment of a safe vaccine strain for the antigen bank.


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Anticorpos Antivirais/sangue , Febre Aftosa/prevenção & controle , Vacinas Virais/imunologia , Animais , Animais Lactentes , Bovinos , Feminino , Vírus da Febre Aftosa , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , Camundongos Endogâmicos ICR , Testes de Neutralização , Suínos , Vacinas de Produtos Inativados/imunologia
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Biomed Environ Sci ; 32(5): 345-356, 2019 May.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31217051

RESUMO

OBJECTIVE: To investigate the molecular mechanisms of the adverse effects of exposure to sulfamonomethoxin (SMM) in pregnancy on the neurobehavioral development of male offspring. METHODS: Pregnant mice were randomly divided into four groups: control- (normal saline), low- [10 mg/(kg•day)], middle- [50 mg/(kg•day)], and high-dose [200 mg/(kg•day)] groups, which received SMM by gavage daily during gestational days 1-18. We measured the levels of short-chain fatty acids (SCFAs) in feces from dams and male pups. Furthermore, we analyzed the mRNA and protein levels of genes involved in the mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) pathway in the hippocampus of male pups by RT-PCR or Western blotting. RESULTS: Fecal SCFA concentrations were significantly decreased in dams. Moreover, the production of individual fecal SCFAs was unbalanced, with a tendency for an increased level of total fecal SCFAs in male pups on postnatal day (PND) 22 and 56. Furthermore, the phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PI3k)/protein kinase B (AKT)/mTOR or mTOR/ribosomal protein S6 kinase 1 (S6K1)/4EBP1 signaling pathway was continuously upregulated until PND 56 in male offspring. In addition, the expression of Sepiapterin Reductase (SPR), a potential target of mTOR, was inhibited. CONCLUSION: In utero exposure to SMM, persistent upregulation of the hippocampal mTOR pathway related to dysfunction of the gut (SCFA)-brain axis may contribute to cognitive deficits in male offspring.


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Anti-Infecciosos/toxicidade , Hipocampo/efeitos dos fármacos , Memória/efeitos dos fármacos , Efeitos Tardios da Exposição Pré-Natal , Sulfamonometoxina/toxicidade , Oxirredutases do Álcool/metabolismo , Animais , Ácidos Graxos Voláteis/análise , Fezes/química , Feminino , Hipocampo/metabolismo , Masculino , Camundongos Endogâmicos ICR , Gravidez , Serina-Treonina Quinases TOR/metabolismo
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Nat Commun ; 10(1): 2637, 2019 06 14.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31201332

RESUMO

The brain stores and recalls memories through a set of neurons, termed engram cells. However, it is unclear how these cells are organized to constitute a corresponding memory trace. We established a unique imaging system that combines Ca2+ imaging and engram identification to extract the characteristics of engram activity by visualizing and discriminating between engram and non-engram cells. Here, we show that engram cells detected in the hippocampus display higher repetitive activity than non-engram cells during novel context learning. The total activity pattern of the engram cells during learning is stable across post-learning memory processing. Within a single engram population, we detected several sub-ensembles composed of neurons collectively activated during learning. Some sub-ensembles preferentially reappear during post-learning sleep, and these replayed sub-ensembles are more likely to be reactivated during retrieval. These results indicate that sub-ensembles represent distinct pieces of information, which are then orchestrated to constitute an entire memory.


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Hipocampo/fisiologia , Memória/fisiologia , Neurônios/fisiologia , Animais , Mapeamento Encefálico/métodos , Feminino , Hipocampo/citologia , Microscopia Intravital/métodos , Proteínas Luminescentes/química , Masculino , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , Camundongos Endogâmicos ICR , Camundongos Transgênicos , Microscopia de Fluorescência/métodos , Modelos Animais , Imagem Óptica/métodos , Optogenética/métodos , Sono/fisiologia
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Vet Microbiol ; 233: 28-38, 2019 Jun.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31176409

RESUMO

The anti-phagocytic abilities of bacteria often affect bacterial pathogenicity. Here, random mutant library of Streptococcus equi subsp. zooepidemicus (SEZ) was constructed using transposon mutagenesis. After careful screening, 30 transposon mutants with different transposon insertion sites were identified by conducting quantitative phagocytosis and insertion-site confirmation assays, whose anti-phagocytic abilities were significantly reduced relative to the wild-type strain. Insertion sites of 19 strains were monocistronic, including genes coding membrane proteins, transporters, and enzymes with unknown pathological function, such as sadM, adhP, purD, guaA, alpha-galactosidase coding gene, ABC transporter permease coding gene, metallo-beta-lactamase coding gene, and three secreted enzyme coding genes spuZ, slaB, and endoS, as well as known virulence factor coding genes, such as hasA and szM. The insertion sites of another 11 strains were polycistronic. We focused on four monocistronic-mutant strains: MhtpZ, MspuZ, MslaB, and MendoS. The anti-phagocytic abilities of not only the mutants that were precoincubated with the recombinant proteins, but also the complement strains were significantly more pronounced than those of all four corresponding mutants. The polyclonal antiserum against SlaB or EndoS also significantly decreased the anti-phagocytic capacity of wild-type SEZ. All four mutants exhibited significantly decreased viability in whole blood and reduced lethality in mice relative to the wild-type strain. Thus, we identified a variety of new anti-phagocytic factors, particularly multiple SEZ secreted enzymes. These factors are instrumental in the phagocytic resistance of SEZ in the absence of opsonin. Our results provide a framework for further studies of SEZ pathogenesis and relevant vaccine development for novel potential targets.


Assuntos
Genes Bacterianos , Óperon , Fagócitos/microbiologia , Fagocitose , Streptococcus equi/genética , Animais , Elementos de DNA Transponíveis , Feminino , Biblioteca Gênica , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos ICR , Mutagênese , Mutação , Células RAW 264.7 , Streptococcus equi/patogenicidade , Fatores de Virulência/genética
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