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Rev Environ Contam Toxicol ; 249: 153-197, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-30900073

RESUMO

Lead (Pb) is an extremely toxic metal for all living forms including plants. It enters plants through roots from soil or soil solution. It is considered as one of the most eminent examples of anthropogenic environmental pollutant added in environment through mining and smelting of lead ores, coal burning, waste from battery industries, leaded paints, metal plating, and automobile exhaust. Uptake of Pb in plants is a nonselective process and is driven by H+/ATPases. Translocation of Pb metal ions occurs by apoplastic movement resulting in deposition of metal ions in the endodermis and is further transported by symplastic movement. Plants exposed to high concentration of Pb show toxic symptoms due to the overproduction of reactive oxygen species (ROS) through Fenton-Haber-Weiss reaction. ROS include superoxide anion, hydroxyl radical, and hydrogen peroxide, which reach to macro- and micro-cellular levels in the plant cells and cause oxidative damage. Plant growth and plethora of biochemical and physiological attributes including plant growth, water status, photosynthetic efficiency, antioxidative defense system, phenolic compounds, metal chelators, osmolytes, and redox status are adversely influenced by Pb toxicity. Plants respond to toxic levels of Pb in varied ways such as restricted uptake of metal, chelation of metal ions to the root endodermis, enhancement in activity of antioxidative defense, alteration in metal transporters expression, and involvement of plant growth regulators.


Assuntos
Chumbo/toxicidade , Fenômenos Fisiológicos Vegetais , Plantas/efeitos dos fármacos , Poluentes do Solo/toxicidade , Antioxidantes , Espécies Reativas de Oxigênio
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Biochem Med (Zagreb) ; 29(3): 030501, 2019 Oct 15.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31379458

RESUMO

The complex process of biological aging, as an intrinsic feature of living beings, is the result of genetic and, to a greater extent, environmental factors and time. For many of the changes taking place in the body during aging, three factors are important: inflammation, immune aging and senescence (cellular aging, biological aging). Senescence is an irreversible form of long-term cell-cycle arrest, caused by excessive intracellular or extracellular stress or damage. The purpose of this cell-cycles arrest is to limit the proliferation of damaged cells, to eliminate accumulated harmful factors and to disable potential malignant cell transformation. As the biological age does not have to be in accordance with the chronological age, it is important to find specific hallmarks and biomarkers that could objectively determine the rate of age of a person. These biomarkers might be a valuable measure of physiological, i.e. biological age. Biomarkers should meet several criteria. For example, they have to predict the rate of aging, monitor a basic process that underlies the aging process, be able to be tested repeatedly without harming the person. In addition, biomarkers have to be indicators of biological processes, pathogenic processes or pharmacological responses to therapeutic intervention. It is considered that the telomere length is the weak biomarker (with poor predictive accuracy), and there is currently no reliable biomarker that meets all the necessary criteria.


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Envelhecimento , Senescência Celular , Biomarcadores/metabolismo , Dano ao DNA , Humanos , Sistema Imunitário/metabolismo , Estresse Oxidativo , Espécies Reativas de Oxigênio/metabolismo , Homeostase do Telômero
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Dokl Biochem Biophys ; 486(1): 238-242, 2019 May.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31367830

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The results of the study of the effect of a mononuclear dinitrosyl iron complex (DNIC7) with functional sulfur-containing ligands (NO donors) on the viability of multiple myeloma cells are presented. It was shown that DNIC7 decreased cell viability and inhibited the proliferation of multiple myeloma cells, i.e., exhibits cytotoxic properties. Fluorescent analysis showed that the DNIC7 compound decreases the level of intracellular glutathione and increases the level of reactive oxygen species in multiple myeloma cells. It is assumed that DNIC7 has a therapeutic potential for the treatment of cancer.


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Antineoplásicos/farmacologia , Ferro/farmacologia , Mieloma Múltiplo/patologia , Óxidos de Nitrogênio/farmacologia , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Proliferação de Células/efeitos dos fármacos , Sobrevivência Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Humanos , Espécies Reativas de Oxigênio/metabolismo
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BMC Ophthalmol ; 19(1): 168, 2019 Aug 02.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31375076

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BACKGROUND: Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the primary cause of blindness and severe vision loss in developed countries and is responsible for 8.7% of blindness globally. Ultraviolet radiation can induce DNA breakdown, produce reactive oxygen species, and has been implicated as a risk factor for AMD. This study investigated the effects of UVA radiation on Human retinal pigment epithelial cell (ARPE-19) growth and protein expression. METHODS: ARPE-19 cells were irradiated with a UVA lamp at different doses (5, 10, 20, 30 and 40 J/cm2) from 10 cm. Cell viability was determined by MTT assay. Visual inspection was first achieved with inverted light microscopy and then the DeadEnd™ Fluorometric TUNEL System was used to observe nuclear DNA fragmentation. Flow cytometry based-Annexin V-FITC/PI double-staining was used to further quantify cellular viability. Mitochondrial membrane potential was assessed with JC-1 staining. 2D electrophoresis maps of exposed cells were compared to nonexposed cells and gel images analyzed with PDQuest 2-D Analysis Software. Spots with greater than a 1.5-fold difference were selected for LC-MS/MS analysis and some confirmed by western blot. We further investigated whether caspase activation, apoptotic-related mitochondrial proteins, and regulators of ER stress sensors were involved in UVA-induced apoptosis. RESULTS: We detected 29 differentially expressed proteins (9 up-regulated and 20 down-regulated) in the exposed cells. Some of these proteins such as CALR, GRP78, NPM, Hsp27, PDI, ATP synthase subunit alpha, PRDX1, and GAPDH are associated with anti-proliferation, induction of apoptosis, and oxidative-stress protection. We also detected altered protein expression levels among caspases (caspase 3 and 9) and in the mitochondrial (cytosolic cytochrome C, AIF, Mcl-1, Bcl-2, Bcl-xl, Bax, Bad, and p-Bad) and ER stress-related (p-PERK, p-eIF2α, ATF4 and CHOP) apoptotic pathways. CONCLUSIONS: UVA irradiation suppressed the proliferation of ARPE-19 cells in a dose-dependent manner, caused quantitative loses in transmembrane potential (ΔΨm), and induced both early and late apoptosis.


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Degeneração Macular/patologia , Estresse Oxidativo , Proteômica/métodos , Epitélio Pigmentado da Retina/metabolismo , Raios Ultravioleta , Apoptose , Sobrevivência Celular , Células Cultivadas , Cromatografia Líquida , Citocromos c/metabolismo , Humanos , Degeneração Macular/metabolismo , Espécies Reativas de Oxigênio/metabolismo , Epitélio Pigmentado da Retina/patologia , Epitélio Pigmentado da Retina/efeitos da radiação , Transdução de Sinais , Espectrometria de Massas em Tandem
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J Biomed Nanotechnol ; 15(10): 2045-2058, 2019 Oct 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31462370

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Combining photodynamic therapy (PDT) and chemotherapy can improve anti-cancer efficacy. In this study, a novel copolymer PTPP combining thioketal and protoporphyrin was synthesized and tested for antitumor activity. Self-assembled PTPP micelles loaded with doxorubicin (DOX) showed uniform size, narrow particle size distribution and greater antitumor activity in vivo and in vivo than DOX-loaded micelles made from the commonly used material mPEG-PCL. Under laser irradiation, the photosensitizing protoporphyrin of DOX/PTPP produces abundant reactive oxygen species (ROS) that directly kill tumor cells as well as destroy the micelles themselves, leading to drug release. The ROS and DOX then act synergistically against the tumors. These ROS-responsive, laser-sensitive polymeric micelles may be useful for combining PDT and chemotherapy.


Assuntos
Espécies Reativas de Oxigênio/química , Doxorrubicina , Liberação Controlada de Fármacos , Micelas , Fotoquimioterapia , Polímeros
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Chem Commun (Camb) ; 55(68): 10142-10145, 2019 Sep 04.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31389424

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Hydrogen sulfide, an endogenous signalling molecule, is central to several pathophysiological processes in mammalian systems. It scavenges reactive oxygen species and is known to ameliorate dopaminergic neuronal degeneration in neurotoxin-induced Parkinson's disease models. The rapid volatilization of H2S from spontaneously releasing sulfide salts being a challenge, we describe peptide conjugates which exhibit tris(2-carboxyethyl)phosphine mediated "slow and sustained" H2S release. These conjugates reduced hydrogen peroxide-induced oxidative stress and significantly increased dopamine levels in transgenic C. elegans.


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Dopamina/metabolismo , Sulfeto de Hidrogênio/metabolismo , Estresse Oxidativo/efeitos dos fármacos , Peptídeos/farmacologia , Tionas/farmacologia , Tiofenos/farmacologia , Animais , Animais Geneticamente Modificados , Anti-Inflamatórios/metabolismo , Antioxidantes/metabolismo , Caenorhabditis elegans/genética , Liberação Controlada de Fármacos , Oxirredução , Peptídeos/síntese química , Peptídeos/química , Fosfinas/química , Pró-Fármacos/síntese química , Pró-Fármacos/química , Pró-Fármacos/farmacologia , Espécies Reativas de Oxigênio/metabolismo , Tionas/síntese química , Tionas/química , Tiofenos/síntese química , Tiofenos/química , alfa-Sinucleína/genética
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J Biomed Nanotechnol ; 15(9): 1867-1880, 2019 Sep 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31387675

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The present study aims to evaluate the effect of the ethyl acetate extract of Cichorium (EAEC) as a novel photosensitizer in photodynamic therapy (PDT) of colorectal carcinoma (CRC) HCT116 and SW620 cells. The absorption and fluorescence spectra of EAEC were measured using a UV-vis spectrophotometer and fluorescence spectrophotometer, respectively. EAEC-induced reactive oxygen species (ROS) production in HCT116 and SW620 cells was detected using 2',7'-dichlorodihydrofluorescein diacetate (DCFH-DA) and glutathione/glutathione disulfide (GSH/GSSG). The photo- and dark toxicities of EAEC were estimated using the Cell Counting Kit-8 (CCK-8) assay. Cellular uptake and localization of EAEC were detected by confocal laser fluorescence microscopy. Annexin V-FITC/PI staining, Western blotting and immunofluorescence staining were used to assess apoptosis and autophagy. The antitumor activity of EAEC was confirmed in a xenograft model. Finally, effects on the PERK pathway were verified using qRT-PCR and Western blotting. EAEC displayed absorption and fluorescence emission peaks at 660 nm and 678 nm, respectively. EAEC induced ROS production in CRC cells. Assessment of dark toxicity showed that treatment with EAEC alone induced little cytotoxicity in CRC or normal cells but that EAEC-PDT induced significant photocytotoxicity in CRC cells in a time- and dose-dependent manner. After cellular uptake, EAEC was located in the mitochondria. Treatment with EAEC-PDT reduced xenograft tumor size. Further evaluation suggested that activation of the PERK pathway mediates these effects, as the apoptotic rate and autophagy flux increased markedly after EAEC-PDT. EAEC, a natural photosensitizer extracted from Cichorium, displays potential utility in PDT of CRC by targeting the PERK pathway.


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Autofagia , Neoplasias Colorretais , Fotoquimioterapia , Acetatos , Apoptose , Linhagem Celular , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Estresse do Retículo Endoplasmático , Humanos , Fármacos Fotossensibilizantes , Proteínas Quinases , Espécies Reativas de Oxigênio
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Pestic Biochem Physiol ; 159: 144-153, 2019 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31400776

RESUMO

Ivermectin is a pesticide that has been used for over 30 years in livestock. Although there are a number of studies on the therapeutic potential of ivermectin, little is known about the effects of the drug during the early stage of pregnancy. In this study, we investigated the detrimental effects of ivermectin on porcine trophectoderm (pTr) and uterine luminal epithelial (pLE) cells. Ivermectin not only inhibited the proliferation of both cells via the regulation of cell cycle-associated genes, but also induced apoptosis in pTr and pLE cells. We also verified its effect on mitochondrial dysfunction as shown by loss of mitochondrial membrane potential, mitochondrial Ca2+ overload, and reactive oxygen species (ROS) generation in pTr and pLE cells. As a mechanistic approach, we evaluated ivermectin-mediated cell signaling interactions including PI3K, AKT and MAPK pathways. Overall, our results suggest that constant exposure to and accumulation of ivermectin may cause abnormal fetal morphogenesis and placentation during the early stages of pregnancy. Our results may further provide a comprehensive understanding of the detrimental effects of ivermectin during pregnancy and will contribute to the establishment of a complete safety profile for ivermectin and its association with environmental pollution and public health in humans and livestock.


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Apoptose/efeitos dos fármacos , Cálcio/metabolismo , Células Epiteliais/citologia , Células Epiteliais/efeitos dos fármacos , Ivermectina/farmacologia , Potencial da Membrana Mitocondrial/efeitos dos fármacos , Espécies Reativas de Oxigênio/metabolismo , Útero/citologia , Animais , Proliferação de Células/efeitos dos fármacos , Feminino , Suínos , Trofoblastos/citologia , Trofoblastos/efeitos dos fármacos
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Pestic Biochem Physiol ; 159: 163-172, 2019 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31400778

RESUMO

Edifenphos (EDF) (O-ethyl-S, S-diphenyldithiophosphate) is an organophosphate pesticide that is extensively used as a fungicide in agricultural rice fields. However, EDF accumulated in various agricultural products and caused potential health hazards to human and other living organisms. Therefore, the present study was investigated to evaluate the ameliorative role of apigenin (APG); a natural antioxidant against EDF-induced hepato-renal toxicity in rats. Six groups with five male Wistar rats each, were used for this purpose; these groups included the control group (A) that received corn oil; (B) 10 mg/kg APG; (C) 10 mg/kg EDF; (D) 25 mg/kg EDF; (E) 10 mg/kg APG pretreatment for 1 h then 10 mg/kg EDF; (F) 10 mg/kg APG pretreatment for 1 h then 25 mg/kg EDF for 14 consecutive days. Oral administration of EDF led to disruption of the intracellular antioxidant machinery which cause the generation of intracellular reactive oxygen species (ROS). However, EDF promotes deleterious effects like oxidative stress, DNA damage, reduced mitochondrial membrane potential, generation of ROS production, activation of caspase 3/9 activities and causing hepato-renal histopathological changes. However, the pretreatment of APG ameliorated the EDF-induced oxidative damage and apoptosis, through their antioxidant activity or by directly scavenging free radical property. Overall, these results suggest that EDF exerts oxidative stress, and APG could be a potent dietary anti-oxidant regimen against EDF-induced toxicity.


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Apigenina/farmacologia , Rim/metabolismo , Fígado/metabolismo , Compostos Organotiofosforados/toxicidade , Espécies Reativas de Oxigênio/metabolismo , Animais , Apoptose/efeitos dos fármacos , Humanos , Rim/efeitos dos fármacos , Fígado/efeitos dos fármacos , Masculino , Estresse Oxidativo/efeitos dos fármacos , Ratos , Ratos Wistar , Transdução de Sinais/efeitos dos fármacos
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Pestic Biochem Physiol ; 159: 51-58, 2019 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31400784

RESUMO

Isoquinoline alkaloids possess broad pharmacological activities. In this study, the antifungal activity of twelve isoquinoline alkaloids, including berberine (1), jatrorrhizine (2), coptisine (3), corydaline (4), tetrahydroberberine (5), chelidonine (6), dihydrosanguinarine (7), chelerythrine (8), sanguinarine (9), palmatine (10), tetrahydropalmatine (11) and columbamine (12) were evaluated against eight plant pathogenic fungi in vitro. All the tested compounds showed varying degrees of inhibition against the eight tested plant fungi. Among them, sanguinarine exhibited high antifungal activity (EC50 ranging from 6.96-59.36 µg/mL). It displayed the best inhibitory activity against Magnaporthe oryzae (EC50 = 6.96 µg/mL), compared with azoxystrobin (EC50 = 12.04 µg/mL), and significantly suppressed spore germination of M. oryzae with the inhibition rate reaching 100% (50 µg/mL). The optical microscopy and scanning electron microscopy observations revealed that after treating M. oryzae mycelia with sanguinarine at 10 µg/mL, the mycelia appeared curved, collapsed and the cell membrane integrity was eventually damaged. Furthermore, the reactive oxygen species production, mitochondrial membrane potential and nuclear morphometry of mycelia had been changed, and the membrane function and cell proliferation of mycelia were destroyed. These results will enrich our insights into action mechanisms of antifungal activity of sanguinarine against M. oryzae.


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Alcaloides/farmacologia , Antifúngicos/farmacologia , Benzofenantridinas/farmacologia , Isoquinolinas/farmacologia , Berberina/análogos & derivados , Berberina/farmacologia , Alcaloides de Berberina/farmacologia , Magnaporthe/metabolismo , Magnaporthe/patogenicidade , Potencial da Membrana Mitocondrial/efeitos dos fármacos , Testes de Sensibilidade Parasitária , Espécies Reativas de Oxigênio/metabolismo
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J Agric Food Chem ; 67(32): 8905-8918, 2019 Aug 14.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31380641

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NAC TFs play crucial roles in response to abiotic stresses in plants. Here, ZmNAC071 was identified as a nuclear located transcriptional repressor. Overexpression of ZmNAC071 in Arabidopsis enhanced sensitivity of transgenic plants to ABA and osmotic stress. The expression levels of SODs, PODs, P5CSs, and AtMYB61 were inhibited by ZmNAC071, which results in reduced ROS scavenging and proline content, increased ROS level, and water loss. Besides, the expression levels of some ABA or abiotic stress-related genes, like ABIs, RD29A, DREBs, and LEAs were also significantly inhibited by ZmNAC071. Yeast one-hybrid assay demonstrated that ZmNAC071 specifically bound to the cis-acting elements containing CGT[G/A] core sequences in the promoter of stress-related genes, suggesting that ZmNAC071 may participate in the regulation of transcription of these genes through recognizing the core sequences CGT[G/A]. These results will facilitate further studies concerning the cis-elements and downstream genes targeted by ZmNAC071 in maize.


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Arabidopsis/efeitos dos fármacos , Arabidopsis/fisiologia , Ácido Ascórbico/farmacologia , Regulação da Expressão Gênica de Plantas/efeitos dos fármacos , Plantas Geneticamente Modificadas/efeitos dos fármacos , Plantas Geneticamente Modificadas/fisiologia , Fatores de Transcrição/genética , Zea mays/genética , Arabidopsis/genética , Proteínas de Arabidopsis/genética , Proteínas de Arabidopsis/metabolismo , Regulação para Baixo/efeitos dos fármacos , Pressão Osmótica , Plantas Geneticamente Modificadas/genética , Espécies Reativas de Oxigênio/metabolismo , Estresse Fisiológico , Fatores de Transcrição/metabolismo
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Phys Chem Chem Phys ; 21(29): 15917-15931, 2019 Jul 24.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31309206

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X-ray nanochemistry studies how to use nanomaterials and particularly how to create new nanomaterials to increase the effects of X-rays such as chemical reactivity, damage to cells, tumor destruction, scintillation and more. The increase, also called enhancement, can be categorized into several groups, and the current categorization of enhancement follows a natural division of physical, chemical and biological enhancement based on how nanomaterials behave under X-ray irradiation. In physical enhancement, electrons released from atoms in the nanomaterials upon X-ray ionization interact with the nanomaterials and surrounding media to increase the effects. Scintillation also belongs to this category. Chemical enhancement results when reactive oxygen species (ROS) or reactive radical intermediates (RRI) produced in aqueous solutions under X-ray irradiation interact with the surface of catalytic nanomaterials to increase the effects. When the damage of cells is enhanced through biological pathways beyond the abovementioned physical or chemical enhancement due to the presence of nanomaterials under X-ray irradiation, the enhancement is called biological enhancement. Works supporting this systematic categorization, the reported values of these enhancements, and important aspects of the development of enhancement in the X-ray nanochemistry framework are given and discussed in this perspective.


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Técnicas de Química Analítica/métodos , Nanoestruturas/química , Raios X , Células/química , Células/efeitos da radiação , Espécies Reativas de Oxigênio
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Cell Physiol Biochem ; 53(2): 301-322, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31343125

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BACKGROUND/AIMS: Propolis is one of the most promising natural products, exhibiting not only therapeutic but also prophylactic actions. Propolis has several biological and pharmacological properties, including hepatoprotective activities. The present study aimed to investigate the underlying molecular mechanisms of propolis against CCl4-mediated liver fibrosis. METHODS: Three groups of male BALB/c mice (n=15/ group) were used: group 1 comprised control mice; groups 2 and 3 were injected with CCl4 for the induction of liver fibrosis. Group 3 was then orally supplemented with propolis (100 mg/kg body weight) for four weeks. Different techniques were used to monitor the antifibrotic effects of propolis, including histopathological investigations using H&E, Masson's trichrome and Sirius red staining; Western blotting; flow cytometry; and ELISA. RESULTS: We found that the induction of liver fibrosis by CCl4 was associated with a significant increase in hepatic collagen and α-smooth muscle actin (α-SMA) expression. Moreover, CCl4-treated mice also exhibited histopathological alterations in the liver architecture. Additionally, the liver of CCl4-treated mice exhibited a marked increase in proinflammatory signals, such as increased expression of HSP70 and increased levels of proinflammatory cytokines and ROS. Mechanistically, the liver of CCl4-treated mice exhibited a significant increase in the phosphorylation of AKT and mTOR; upregulation of the expression of BAX and cytochrome C; downregulation of the expression of Bcl2; a significant elevation in the levels of TGF-ß followed by increased phosphorylation of SMAD2; and a marked increase in the expression of P53 and iNOS. Interestingly, oral supplementation of CCl4-treated mice with propolis significantly abolished hepatic collagen deposition, abrogated inflammatory signals and oxidative stress, restored CCl4-mediated alterations in the signaling cascades, and hence repaired the hepatic architecture nearly to the normal architecture observed in the control mice. CONCLUSION: Our findings revealed the therapeutic potential and the underlying mechanisms of propolis against liver fibrosis.


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Apoptose/efeitos dos fármacos , Cirrose Hepática Experimental/patologia , Própole/farmacologia , Transdução de Sinais/efeitos dos fármacos , Animais , Tetracloreto de Carbono/toxicidade , Citocinas/metabolismo , Células Estreladas do Fígado/citologia , Células Estreladas do Fígado/efeitos dos fármacos , Células Estreladas do Fígado/metabolismo , Fígado/metabolismo , Fígado/patologia , Cirrose Hepática Experimental/induzido quimicamente , Cirrose Hepática Experimental/metabolismo , Masculino , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos BALB C , Óxido Nítrico Sintase Tipo II/metabolismo , Fosfatidilinositol 3-Quinases/metabolismo , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-akt/metabolismo , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-bcl-2/metabolismo , Espécies Reativas de Oxigênio/metabolismo , Proteína Smad2/metabolismo , Serina-Treonina Quinases TOR/metabolismo , Fator de Crescimento Transformador beta/metabolismo , Proteína Supressora de Tumor p53/metabolismo , Proteína X Associada a bcl-2/metabolismo
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J Biol Regul Homeost Agents ; 33(4): 1063-1072, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31353880

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Acute lung injury (ALI) is a disease with high incidence and no effective therapeutic treatments. miR- 145-5p has been reported to be aberrantly expressed in lung injury tissues, suggesting a potential role in the progression and development of ALI. To validate this hypothesis and explore the underlying mechanism, a mouse model of ALI was established using lipopolysaccharide (LPS). Hematoxylin and eosin (Hand E) staining verified the successful establishment of mouse model with ALI. Levels of interleukin (IL)-1ß, IL- 6, tumor necrosis factor α (TNF-α) and myeloperoxidase (MPO) were detected by both enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) and immunohistochemistry. Mouse type II alveolar epithelial cells (AT II) were isolated and treated with LPS. miR-145-5p was significantly down-regulated both in mice with acute lung injury and LPS-induced AT II cells. Dual luciferase assays confirmed miR-145-5p could target and regulate Toll Like Receptor 4 (TLR4). Further analysis showed that miR-145-5p overexpression decreased the expression levels of IL-1ß, IL-6 and TNF-α in LPS-induced AT II cells. miR-145-5p overexpression also blocked the LPS-induced activation of nuclear factor kappa B (NF-κB) pathway and reactive oxygen species (ROS) accumulation in AT II cells. Finally, in ALI mouse model, miR-145-5p overexpression alleviated lung tissue injury, decreased the expression levels of IL-1ß, IL-6 and TNF-α and reduced MPO activity. In conclusion, miR-145-5p participated in the progression and development of ALI by decreasing the production of pro-inflammatory cytokines, inhibiting NF-κB pathway and suppressing ROS accumulation, shedding light on miR-145-5p as a potential therapeutic target for the treatment of ALI.


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Lesão Pulmonar Aguda/terapia , MicroRNAs/genética , Animais , Células Cultivadas , Células Epiteliais/metabolismo , Interleucina-1beta/metabolismo , Interleucina-6/metabolismo , Lipopolissacarídeos , Camundongos , NF-kappa B/metabolismo , Peroxidase/metabolismo , Espécies Reativas de Oxigênio/metabolismo , Transdução de Sinais , Receptor 4 Toll-Like/metabolismo , Fator de Necrose Tumoral alfa/metabolismo
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Biomed Khim ; 65(3): 165-179, 2019 Apr.
Artigo em Russo | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31258141

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Monocytes and macrophages play a key role in the development of inflammation: under the action of lipopolysaccharides (LPS), absorbed from the intestine, monocytes and macrophages form reactive oxygen species (ROS) and cytokines, this leads to the development of oxidative stress, inflammation and/or apoptosis in all types of tissues. In the cells LPS induce an "internal" TLR4-mediated MAP-kinase inflammatory signaling pathway and cytokines through the superfamily of tumor necrosis factor receptor (TNFR) and the "death domain" (DD) initiate an "external" caspase apoptosis cascade or necrosis activation that causes necroptosis. Many of the proteins involved in intracellular signaling cascades (MYD88, ASK1, IKKa/b, NF-kB, AP-1) are redox-sensitive and their activity is regulated by antioxidants thioredoxin, glutaredoxin, nitroredoxin, and glutathione. Oxidation of these signaling proteins induced by ROS enhances the development of inflammation and apoptosis, and their reduction with antioxidants, on the contrary, stabilizes the signaling cascades speed, preventing the vicious circle of oxidative stress, inflammation and apoptosis that follows it. Antioxidant (AO) enzymes thioredoxin reductase (TRXR), glutaredoxin reductase (GLRXR), glutathione reductase (GR) are required for reduction of non-enzymatic antioxidants (thioredoxin, glutaredoxin, nitroredoxin, glutathione), and AO enzymes (SOD, catalase, GPX) are required for ROS deactivation. The key AO enzymes (TRXR and GPX) are selenium-dependent; therefore selenium deficiency leads to a decrease in the body's antioxidant defense, the development of oxidative stress, inflammation, and/or apoptosis in various cell types. Nrf2-Keap1 signaling pathway activated by selenium deficiency and/or oxidative stress is necessary to restore redox homeostasis in the cell. In addition, expression of some genes is changed with selenium deficiency. Consequently, growth and proliferation of cells, their movement, development, death, and survival, as well as the interaction between cells, the redox regulation of intracellular signaling cascades of inflammation and apoptosis, depend on the selenium status of the body. Prophylactic administration of selenium-containing preparations (natural and synthetic (organic and inorganic)) is able to normalize the activity of AO enzymes and the general status of the body. Organic selenium compounds have a high bioavailability and, depending on their concentration, can act both as selenium donors to prevent selenium deficiency and as antitumor drugs due to their toxicity and participation in the regulation of signaling pathways of apoptosis. Known selenorganic compounds diphenyldiselenide and ethaselen share similarity with the Russian organo selenium compound, diacetophenonylselenide (DAPS-25), which serves as a source of bioavailable selenium, exhibits a wide range of biological activity, including antioxidant activity, that governs cell redox balance, inflammation and apoptosis regulation.


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Apoptose , Inflamação/metabolismo , Estresse Oxidativo , Compostos de Selênio/metabolismo , Antioxidantes/metabolismo , Glutationa Redutase/metabolismo , Humanos , Proteína 1 Associada a ECH Semelhante a Kelch/metabolismo , Fator 2 Relacionado a NF-E2/metabolismo , Oxirredução , Espécies Reativas de Oxigênio/metabolismo , Selênio , Transdução de Sinais , Tiorredoxina Dissulfeto Redutase/metabolismo
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J Photochem Photobiol B ; 197: 111548, 2019 Aug.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31288120

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The visible light combined with photosensitizers (PSs) is exploited in both antitumoral and antimicrobial fields inducing a photo-oxidative stress within the target cells. Among the different PSs, porphyrins belong to the family of the most promising compounds to be used in clinical photodynamic applications. Although in the last years many porphyrins have been synthesised and tested, only a few reports concern the in vitro effects of the 5,15-diarylporphyrins. In this work, the activity of four 5,15-diarylporphyrins (compounds 7-10), bearing alkoxy-linked pyridinium appendixes, have been tested on cancer cell lines and against bacterial cultures. Among the synthetized PSs, compounds 7 and 9 are not symmetrically substituted porphyrins showing one cationic charge tethered at the end of one 4C or 8C carbon chains, respectively. On the other hand, compounds 8 and 10 are symmetrically substituted and show two chains of C4 and C8 carbons featuring a cationic charge at the end of both chains. The dicationic 8 and 10 were more hydrophilic than monocationic 7 and 9, outlining that the presence of two pyridinium salts have a higher impact on the solubility in the aqueous phase than the lipophilic effect exerted by the length of the alkyl chains. Furthermore, these four PSs showed a similar rate of photobleaching, irrespective of the length and number of chains and the number of positive charges. Among the eukaryotic cell lines, the SKOV3 cells were particularly sensitive to the photodynamic activity of all the tested diarylporphyrins, while the HCT116 cells were found more sensitive to PSs bearing C4 chain (7 and 8), regardless the number of cationic charges. The photo-induced killing effect of these porphyrins was also tested against two different bacterial cultures. As expected, the Gram positive Bacillus subtilis was more sensitive than the Gram negative Escherichia coli, and the dicationic porphyrin 8, bearing two C4 chains, was the most efficient on both microorganisms. In conclusion, the new compound 8 seems to be an optimal candidate to deepen as versatile anticancer and antibacterial photosensitizer.


Assuntos
Antibacterianos/química , Antineoplásicos/química , Fármacos Fotossensibilizantes/química , Porfirinas/química , Antibacterianos/síntese química , Antibacterianos/farmacologia , Antineoplásicos/síntese química , Antineoplásicos/farmacologia , Cátions/química , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Proliferação de Células/efeitos dos fármacos , Proliferação de Células/efeitos da radiação , Bactérias Gram-Negativas/efeitos dos fármacos , Bactérias Gram-Positivas/efeitos dos fármacos , Humanos , Luz , Fármacos Fotossensibilizantes/síntese química , Fármacos Fotossensibilizantes/farmacologia , Porfirinas/síntese química , Porfirinas/farmacologia , Espécies Reativas de Oxigênio/metabolismo
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J Agric Food Chem ; 67(33): 9187-9202, 2019 Aug 21.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31259552

RESUMO

The rationale and scope of the main issues of antioxidant measurement are presented, with basic definitions and terms in antioxidant research (such as reactive species and related antioxidative defenses, oxidative stress, and antioxidant activity and capacity) in a historical background. An overview of technical problems and expectations is given in terms of interpretation of results, precision and comparability of methods, capability of simulating physical reality, and analytical performance (sensitivity, selectivity, etc.). Current analytical methods for measuring antioxidant and antiradical activity are classified from various viewpoints. Reaction kinetics and thermodynamics of current analytical methods are discussed, describing physicochemical aspects of antioxidant action and measurement. Controversies and limitations of the widely used antioxidant assays are elaborated in detail. Emerging techniques in antioxidant testing (e.g., nanotechnology, sensors, electrochemistry, chemometry, and hyphenated methods) are broadly introduced. Finally, hints for the selection of suitable assays (i.e., preferable for a specific purpose) and future prospects are given.


Assuntos
Antioxidantes/química , Técnicas de Química Analítica/métodos , Técnicas Eletroquímicas/métodos , Nanotecnologia/métodos , Espécies Reativas de Oxigênio/química , Oxirredução
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J Agric Food Chem ; 67(33): 9265-9276, 2019 Aug 21.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31361479

RESUMO

Fungal infections significantly alter the emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) by plants, but the mechanisms for VOCs affecting fungal infections of plants remain largely unknown. Here, we found that infection by Botrytis cinerea upregulated linalool production by strawberries and fumigation with linalool was able to inhibit the infection of fruits by the fungus. Linalool treatment downregulated the expression of rate-limiting enzymes in the ergosterol biosynthesis pathway, and this reduced the ergosterol content in the fungi cell membrane and impaired membrane integrity. Linalool treatment also caused damage to mitochondrial membranes by collapsing mitochondrial membrane potential and also downregulated genes involved in adenosine triphosphate (ATP) production, resulting in a significant decrease in the ATP content. Linalool treatment increased the levels of reactive oxygen species (ROS), in response to which the treated fungal cells produced more of the ROS scavenger pyruvate. RNA-Seq and proteomic analysis data showed that linalool treatment slowed the rates of transcription and translation.


Assuntos
Botrytis/efeitos dos fármacos , Fragaria/metabolismo , Frutas/microbiologia , Monoterpenos/metabolismo , Doenças das Plantas/microbiologia , Compostos Orgânicos Voláteis/metabolismo , Trifosfato de Adenosina/metabolismo , Botrytis/crescimento & desenvolvimento , Fragaria/química , Fragaria/microbiologia , Frutas/química , Frutas/metabolismo , Interações Hospedeiro-Patógeno , Membranas Mitocondriais/efeitos dos fármacos , Membranas Mitocondriais/metabolismo , Monoterpenos/farmacologia , Doenças das Plantas/prevenção & controle , Proteínas de Plantas/genética , Proteínas de Plantas/metabolismo , Proteômica , Espécies Reativas de Oxigênio/metabolismo , Compostos Orgânicos Voláteis/farmacologia
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Phys Chem Chem Phys ; 21(28): 15779-15786, 2019 Jul 17.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31282523

RESUMO

Small-molecule fluorescent probes having optimized optical properties, such as high photostability and brightness, local microenvironment sensitivity and specific subcellular localizations, are increasingly available. Although the basis for designing efficient fluorophores for bioimaging applications is well established, implementing an improvement in a given photophysical characteristic always tends to compromise another optical property. This problem has enormous consequences for in vivo imaging, where ensuring a specific localization and precise control of the probe response is challenging. Herein we discuss a fluorescent probe, CC334, as a case study of the chromenylium-cyanine family that commonly exhibits highly complex photophysical schemes and highly interfered bioanalytical responses. By an exhaustive and concise analysis of the CC334 optical responses including detailed spectroscopic calibrations, steady-state microenvironment effects, ultrafast photophysics analysis and computational studies, we elucidate a new strategy to apply the probe in the singlet oxygen reactive oxygen species (1O2-ROS) monitoring using in vitro and in vivo models. The probe provides a new avenue for designing fluorescent probes to understand the dynamic behavior of subcellular environments.


Assuntos
Benzopiranos/química , Corantes Fluorescentes/química , Corantes Fluorescentes/metabolismo , Cobalto/química , Ferrocianetos/química , Quinolinas/química , Espécies Reativas de Oxigênio/química , Análise Espectral
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