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Biochemistry (Mosc) ; 84(11): 1329-1345, 2019 Nov.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31760921

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Obesity is a major risk factor for type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome and an essential medical and social problem. In the first part of the review, we briefly highlight the biochemical basis of metabolic disbalance in obesity and evolution of our views on the mechanisms of insulin resistance development in insulin-sensitive tissues. Because obesity relates to the disturbance in the normal physiology of fat tissue, the second part of the review focuses on latent inflammation that develops in obesity and is supported by immune cells. Finally, the problem of adipocyte hypertrophy, reduced regenerative potential of fat progenitor cells, and impaired renewal of fat depots is discussed in the context of type 2 diabetes pathogenesis.


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Inflamação/patologia , Resistência à Insulina , Obesidade/patologia , Adipogenia , Tecido Adiposo/citologia , Tecido Adiposo/metabolismo , Animais , Diabetes Mellitus Tipo 2/etiologia , Diabetes Mellitus Tipo 2/metabolismo , Diabetes Mellitus Tipo 2/patologia , Humanos , Inflamação/metabolismo , Linfócitos/citologia , Linfócitos/imunologia , Linfócitos/metabolismo , Síndrome Metabólica/etiologia , Síndrome Metabólica/metabolismo , Síndrome Metabólica/patologia , Obesidade/complicações , Obesidade/metabolismo
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Prague Med Rep ; 120(2-3): 103-106, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31586509

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Myristic acid was identified as a metabolite with the highest diagnostic sensitivity and specificity in the metabolome of patients with bacteraemia. Subsequently, its significant decrease was observed in patients in septic shock not responding to treatment. In our study we have captured myristic acid serum level kinetics in 96 hours following accidental intravenous self-administration of eubiotic Hylak forte causing infection-like systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS). To our knowledge, this is the first time the kinetics of myristic acid levels is presented in a septic patient. Myristic acid was evaluated in comparison with other inflammatory biomarkers and with its level in a control group of healthy subjects. Myristic acid levels during septic response were significantly elevated in comparison with the control group. The peak level was recorded almost immediately after the insult with a gradual decrease within 96 hours. Myristic acid appears to be a promising biomarker in sepsis diagnostics, further research by our group into this topic is ongoing.


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Ácido Mirístico/metabolismo , Sepse/metabolismo , Biomarcadores/análise , Biomarcadores/metabolismo , Humanos , Inflamação/metabolismo , Cinética , Choque Séptico/metabolismo , Síndrome
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Biochem Cell Biol ; 97(5): 621-629, 2019 10.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31580709

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This study investigated the potential effect of n-6/n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) on inflammation and myocardial ischemic reperfusion injury (MIRI) in rats, together with the underlying protective mechanisms, and screen out most effective ratio of n-6/n-3 within limits. The rats with pre-infarct treatment were distributed among 5 groups according to the n-6/n-3 ratio (36:1; 1:1, 5:1, 10:1, 50:1); for the post-infarct treatment, the rats were distributed among 6 groups, including the control group (36:1) which was subjected to a sham procedure; the model group (36:1); and 4 test groups (n-6/n-3 ratio: 1:1, 5:1, 10:1, 50:1). All of the rats were fed a purple perilla seed oil and safflower oil-based fatty emulsion. The serum levels of monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 (MCP-1), interleukin (IL)-1ß, IL-6, and tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α were determined using enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. Staining with triphenyl tetrazolium chloride, hematoxylin and eosin, or Masson's trichrome was performed for histological examination. Cardiomyocyte apoptosis was examined by TUNEL assay. Western blotting was performed to examine the expression levels of apoptosis-related proteins and signaling pathway proteins. Our data indicate that in both the pre-infarct treatment and post-infarct treatment, low ratios of n-6/n-3 PUFAs significantly inhibited the levels of serum inflammatory factors, the infarct size of MIRI rats, number of cardiomyocytes undergoing apoptosis, and the expression levels of caspase-3, Bcl-2, and Bax in the MIRI group. Thus a low ratio of n-6/n-3 PUFAs ameliorates inflammation and myocardial ischemic reperfusion injury.


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Ácidos Graxos Ômega-3/farmacologia , Ácidos Graxos Ômega-6/farmacologia , Inflamação/tratamento farmacológico , Traumatismo por Reperfusão Miocárdica/tratamento farmacológico , Animais , Apoptose/efeitos dos fármacos , Suplementos Nutricionais , Ácidos Graxos Ômega-3/administração & dosagem , Ácidos Graxos Ômega-3/metabolismo , Ácidos Graxos Ômega-6/administração & dosagem , Ácidos Graxos Ômega-6/metabolismo , Inflamação/metabolismo , Inflamação/patologia , Masculino , Traumatismo por Reperfusão Miocárdica/metabolismo , Traumatismo por Reperfusão Miocárdica/patologia , Miócitos Cardíacos/efeitos dos fármacos , Ratos , Ratos Sprague-Dawley
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J Assoc Physicians India ; 67(10): 54-56, 2019 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31571453

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Background: Attention has increasingly turned towards the role of factors, such as inflammation in the development of atherosclerosis and CHD. C-reactive protein (CRP) has emerged as one of the most important novel inflammatory marker. Subsequent risk modification and treatment strategies of CHD keeping on pointer towards inflammation may be the appropriate approach. Aim: The aim of this study was to determine the association of CHD with CRP, a sensitive marker of inflammation. Material and Methods: This is a case control study amongst 300 subjects (150 cases and 150 controls), conducted in the Department of Cardiology at Sri Aurobindo Medical College and P.G Institute, Indore, M.P. Subjects with definite diagnosis of CHD established by coronary angiography (CAG) was taken as cases, subjects matched with age, gender with no conventional risk factor and past history of CHD from the relatives and accompanying persons were enlisted as controls. Results: Estimation of CRP reveals ≥0.6 mg/dl in 88(58.7%) subjects out of 150, compared to 26 (17.3%) control subjects out of 150 which is statistically significant (p value<0.0001) (OR=6.7). Conclusion: CRP as a noble marker of inflammation was significantly higher in subjects of CHD and thus supported adequately the hypothesis of an activation of inflammatory cascade for coronary atheromatous plaque formation and causation of CHD.


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Proteína C-Reativa/metabolismo , Doença das Coronárias/metabolismo , Biomarcadores/metabolismo , Estudos de Casos e Controles , Humanos , Inflamação/metabolismo , Fatores de Risco
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Life Sci ; 237: 116896, 2019 Nov 15.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31605707

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AIMS: Population-based studies have shown that exercise has anti-atherosclerotic effects, but the mechanisms underlying this cardiac protection are poorly understood. The aim of this study was to investigate if the anti-atherosclerotic effects of exercise are associated with changes in neuropeptide Y (NPY) expression in apolipoprotein E-deficient (ApoE-/-) mice. MAIN METHODS: Thirty-one male ApoE-/- mice were randomly divided into regular exercise (5 days/week), occasional exercise (1-2 days/week), and sedentary groups. After 8 weeks, atherosclerotic burden and plaque stability were measured by histological and morphological analysis. Quantitative real-time PCR and immunohistochemistry were used to measure the expression of NPY and its receptors in the aorta. KEY FINDINGS: Eight weeks of occasional exercise was equally effective as regular exercise at preventing atherosclerotic plaque formation and enhancing atherosclerotic plaque stability. This was shown by increased plaque collagen and smooth muscle cell content and decreased plaque lipid and macrophage content. The expression of NPY and its receptors in the vasculature was decreased in the regular exercise and occasional exercise groups, and this expression was significantly correlated with the progress of atherosclerosis. Moreover, exercise may reduce the activity of macrophages by down-regulating the expression of NPY Y1 receptors, thereby reducing the release of inflammatory cytokines. SIGNIFICANCE: These results suggest that exercise training can attenuate plaque burden and enhance atherosclerotic plaque stability. The anti-atherosclerotic effect of exercise appears to be, at least in part, dependent on down-regulation of the expression of NPY and its receptors (especially Y1 receptors) in the aorta.


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Apolipoproteínas E/fisiologia , Aterosclerose/prevenção & controle , Regulação da Expressão Gênica , Inflamação/prevenção & controle , Neuropeptídeo Y/metabolismo , Condicionamento Físico Animal , Animais , Aorta/metabolismo , Aorta/patologia , Aterosclerose/etiologia , Aterosclerose/metabolismo , Aterosclerose/patologia , Citocinas/metabolismo , Modelos Animais de Doenças , Inflamação/etiologia , Inflamação/metabolismo , Inflamação/patologia , Masculino , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , Camundongos Knockout para ApoE , Miócitos de Músculo Liso/metabolismo , Miócitos de Músculo Liso/patologia , Neuropeptídeo Y/genética
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Life Sci ; 237: 116930, 2019 Nov 15.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31610190

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Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a neurodevelopmental condition characterized by symptoms that include social communication impairments, interaction deficits, and repetitive and stereotyped behaviors. Recent studies have suggested that imbalanced cytokine levels are associated with impaired behavioral outcomes in individuals with ASD. VGX-1027 is a potent immunomodulatory compound that has shown promise for the treatment of several neuroinflammatory disorders. Here, we studied the effects of VGX-1027 on BTBR T+ Itpr3tf/J (BTBR) mice, an animal model of autism. BTBR mice exhibit most of the core behavioral features of ASD, such as reduced sociability and increased repetitive behaviors. In this study, we investigated the effects of VGX-1027 on self-grooming, marble burying and sociability tests using BTBR mice. We further examined its effect on IL-1ß, IL-6, IL-10, TNF-α, IFN-γ, and NF-κB p65 production in splenic CD4+ cells and on IL-1ß, IL-6, IL-10, TNF-α, IFN-γ, COX-2, and iNOS (NOS2) protein and mRNA expression in brain tissues. The administration of VGX-1027 was found to attenuate self-grooming and marble burying behaviors, and enhance social interactions in BTBR mice. Additionally, VGX-1027 treatment resulted in a substantial decrease in IL-1ß, IL-6, TNF-α, IFN-γ, and NF-κB p65 production, but increased IL-10 production in CD4+ T cells. Moreover, this agent was also found to significantly decrease IL-1ß, IL-6, TNF-α, IFN-γ, COX-2, and NOS2 levels and increase IL-10 expression at the protein and mRNA level in brain tissues. Based on results using BTBR mice, our data provide the first evidence that VGX-1027 could potentially be used for the amelioration of autism-like symptoms.


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Acetatos/farmacologia , Transtorno Autístico/prevenção & controle , Comportamento Animal/efeitos dos fármacos , Linfócitos T CD4-Positivos/imunologia , Mediadores da Inflamação/metabolismo , Inflamação/prevenção & controle , Receptores de Inositol 1,4,5-Trifosfato/fisiologia , Oxazóis/farmacologia , Animais , Transtorno Autístico/etiologia , Transtorno Autístico/metabolismo , Transtorno Autístico/patologia , Linfócitos T CD4-Positivos/efeitos dos fármacos , Linfócitos T CD4-Positivos/metabolismo , Citocinas/metabolismo , Modelos Animais de Doenças , Inflamação/etiologia , Inflamação/metabolismo , Inflamação/patologia , Masculino , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , Camundongos Knockout , Transdução de Sinais
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Xi Bao Yu Fen Zi Mian Yi Xue Za Zhi ; 35(7): 606-612, 2019 Jul.
Artigo em Chinês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31537245

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Objective To investigate the effect of fibroblast growth factor 21 (FGF21) on the lipid accumulation and inflammation induced by palmitate treatment in L02 hepatocytes and the underlying mechanism. Methods L02 cells were infected with lentivirus expressing SIRT1 shRNA to knockdown SIRT1 expression. Wild-type and SIRT1-knockdown L02 cells were treated with 250 mol/L palmitate for 5 days, and then administrated with 1 g/ml FGF21 for 72 hours. Triglycerides in the cells were detected with the infinity triglycerides reagent. Malondialdehyde (MDA) in the cells was assessed by MDA detection assay. Tumor necrosis factor α (TNF-α) and interleukin 6 (IL-6) levels in supernatant were measured by ELISA. Reactive oxygen species (ROS) levels were tested by the specific Amplex red ROS detection assay kit from Thermo Fisher Company. The gene expression of SIRT1, peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor γ coactivator 1α (PGC1α), superoxide dismutase 2 (SOD2) and catalase (CAT) were measured by real-time quantitative PCR. The protein levels of SIRT1, PGC1α, SOD2 and CAT were detected by Western blot analysis. Mitochondrial membrane potentials were detected by the JC-1staining kit. Mitochondrial oxygen consumption rate (OCR) was detected with the Seahorse XF Mito stress test kit. Results Palmitate increased the triglycerides level, induced the oxidative stress in both the cells and the mitochondria, decreased the gene expression and protein levels of SIRT1, PGC1α, SOD2 and CAT, increased the levels of TNF-α and IL-6, decreased the mitochondrial membrane potential, and impaired the mitochondrial function. FGF21 treatment could attenuate all of these effects caused by palmitate, while SIRT1 knockdown blocked most of the FGF21 effects on the L02 hepatocytes. Conclusion FGF21 activates SIRT1 pathway and inhibites the lipid accumulation, improves the mitochondrial function, and decreases the oxidative stress as well as inflammation in palmitate-treated L02 cells.


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Fatores de Crescimento de Fibroblastos/metabolismo , Hepatócitos/metabolismo , Inflamação/metabolismo , Sirtuína 1/metabolismo , Catalase/metabolismo , Linhagem Celular , Hepatócitos/efeitos dos fármacos , Humanos , Interleucina-6/metabolismo , Estresse Oxidativo , Palmitatos , Coativador 1-alfa do Receptor gama Ativado por Proliferador de Peroxissomo/metabolismo , Superóxido Dismutase-1/metabolismo , Fator de Necrose Tumoral alfa/metabolismo
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Gene ; 721: 144107, 2019 Dec 30.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31499127

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BACKGROUND: Gene environment interactions leading to epigenetic alterations play pivotal role in the pathogenesis of Coronary Artery Disease (CAD). Altered DNA methylation is one such epigenetic factor that could lead to altered disease etiology. In this study, we comprehensively identified methylation sites in several genes that have been previously associated with young CAD patients. METHODS: The study population consisted of 42 healthy controls and 33 young CAD patients (age group <50 years). We performed targeted bisulfite sequencing of promoter as well as gene body regions of several genes in various pathways like cholesterol synthesis and metabolism, endothelial dysfunction, apoptosis, which are implicated in the development of CAD. RESULTS: We observed that the genes like GALNT2, HMGCR were hypermethylated in the promoter whereas LDLR gene promoter was hypomethylated indicating that intracellular LDL uptake was higher in CAD patients. Although APOA1 did not show significant change in methylation but APOC3 and APOA5 showed variation in methylation in promoter and exonic regions. Glucokinase (GCK) and endothelial nitric oxide synthase 3 (NOS3) were hyper methylated in the promoter. Genes involved in apoptosis (BAX/BCL2/AKT2) and inflammation (PHACTR1/LCK) also showed differential methylation between controls and CAD patients. A combined analysis of the methylated CpG sites using machine learning tool revealed 14 CpGs in 11 genes that could discriminate CAD cases from controls with over 93% accuracy. CONCLUSIONS: This study is unique because it highlights important gene methylation alterations which might predict the risk of young CAD in Indian population. Large scale studies in different populations would be important for validating our findings and understanding the epigenetic events associated with CAD.


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Doença da Artéria Coronariana/metabolismo , Ilhas de CpG , Metilação de DNA , Análise de Sequência de DNA , Adulto , Apolipoproteínas/genética , Proteínas Reguladoras de Apoptose/genética , Proteínas Reguladoras de Apoptose/metabolismo , Doença da Artéria Coronariana/genética , Doença da Artéria Coronariana/patologia , Feminino , Humanos , Inflamação/genética , Inflamação/metabolismo , Inflamação/patologia , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Sulfitos/química
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Life Sci ; 236: 116867, 2019 Nov 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31520598

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AIM: Cyclophosphamide (CP) is a potent anticancer and immunosuppressant drug. Studies have shown significant oxidative stress and cognitive impairment but neuroinflammatory and histological aberrations with its administration is underexplored. Nerolidol (NER) is a lipophilic bioactive molecule with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties but it has not been explored for neuroprotective potential in CP-induced neurotoxic manifestations. Therefore, in the present study, we aimed to evaluate the neuroprotective potential of NER in CP-induced neuroinflammation and associated comorbid conditions like depression and cognitive dysfunctions. MATERIALS AND METHOD: In-silico study using Schrödinger software was used to assess the binding affinity of NER with Nrf2. In the In vivo study, NER 200 and 400 mg/kg p.o. were given from 1st day to 14th day. CP 200 mg/kg, i.p., was administered on the 7th day. After 24 h of the last dosing, neurobehavioral tests like spontaneous body alternation, passive avoidance and forced swim test were performed. On completion of study, mice were sacrificed, hippocampus and cortex were removed for biochemical estimations, histopathology and immunohistochemistry of p65 NF- κB and Nrf2. KEY FINDINGS: In-silico study showed significant binding of NER into the pocket domain of Nrf2. In-vivo study showed protective effect of NER against CP-induced neuroinflammation, oxidative stress, cognitive impairment and structural abnormalities in the hippocampus and cortex regions. SIGNIFICANCE: Findings of the study suggested that NER is a potential therapeutic molecule which can mitigate CP-induced neurotoxic manifestations via Nrf2 and NF-κB pathway. However, more detailed studies are needed to explicate the mechanism underlying its neuroprotective effect.


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Disfunção Cognitiva/prevenção & controle , Ciclofosfamida/toxicidade , Inflamação/prevenção & controle , Fator 2 Relacionado a NF-E2/metabolismo , NF-kappa B/metabolismo , Síndromes Neurotóxicas/prevenção & controle , Estresse Oxidativo/efeitos dos fármacos , Sesquiterpenos/farmacologia , Animais , Disfunção Cognitiva/induzido quimicamente , Disfunção Cognitiva/metabolismo , Disfunção Cognitiva/patologia , Regulação da Expressão Gênica , Hipocampo/efeitos dos fármacos , Hipocampo/metabolismo , Imunossupressores/toxicidade , Inflamação/induzido quimicamente , Inflamação/metabolismo , Inflamação/patologia , Masculino , Camundongos , Fator 2 Relacionado a NF-E2/genética , NF-kappa B/genética , Fármacos Neuroprotetores , Síndromes Neurotóxicas/etiologia , Síndromes Neurotóxicas/metabolismo , Síndromes Neurotóxicas/patologia , Transdução de Sinais
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Life Sci ; 235: 116825, 2019 Oct 15.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31494169

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Multidrug resistances against chemotherapeutics are among the major challenges related to cancer treatment. Recent studies have demonstrated that different conditions may tune the expression and activity of MDR transporters. For instance, inflammation occurs through a complex cytological process and chemical reactions in the most tumor microenvironment; it can play a critical role in cancer development and is capable of altering the expression and function of MDR transporters. Cytokines, interleukins, and prostaglandins are potent inflammatory mediators that can modulate the expression of MDRs at transcriptional and post-transcriptional levels in the most human cancer cells and tissues and potentially contribute to balance bioavailability of chemotherapeutic agents. Since cancer cases are usually accompanied by inflammatory responses, glucocorticoids and NSAIDs are the primary useful combination chemotherapies in a variety of cancer treatment protocols. In addition to the anti-inflammatory activities of these agents, they exert diverse modulatory effects on MDR-mediated drug resistance via specific mechanisms. Several factors, including cell and MDR-protein types, pharmacokinetics, and pharmacogenetics, mainly influence the regulatory mechanisms. Uncovering the networks between inflammation and multidrug resistance will be clinically helpful in the treatment of malignant cancers and decreasing the cancer mortality rates.


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Resistência a Múltiplos Medicamentos/efeitos dos fármacos , Resistência a Múltiplos Medicamentos/genética , Resistencia a Medicamentos Antineoplásicos/efeitos dos fármacos , Resistencia a Medicamentos Antineoplásicos/genética , Inflamação/metabolismo , Proteínas Associadas à Resistência a Múltiplos Medicamentos/efeitos dos fármacos , Humanos , Proteínas Associadas à Resistência a Múltiplos Medicamentos/metabolismo
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Inflammopharmacology ; 27(5): 941-948, 2019 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31482259

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Metformin (MET), a biguanide oral hypoglycaemic agent, recently has been shown to be effective in various conditions other than type-2 diabetes including cancer, stroke, weight reduction, and polycystic ovarian syndrome, to name a few. MET has also possessed antioxidant and antiinflammatory properties by activation of AMPK . This study was aimed at evaluating the effects of MET on lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced systemic and neuroinflammation, oxidative stress, and behavioural changes. The study consisted of six groups, where three selected doses of MET (100, 200, and 300 mg/kg) were employed in male Swiss albino mice, with one group of imipramine (IMI), saline, and LPS each. Systemic inflammation was induced by injecting LPS (1.5 mg/kg) by intraperitoneal route. A battery of behavioural tests including open field, forced swim, and tail suspension tests were employed to assess the impact of systemic inflammation on exploratory behaviour and learned helplessness. LPS induced significant immobility with profound symptoms of sickness behaviour. Furthermore, LPS led to significant increase in serum and brain proinflammatory cytokines TNF-α and IL-6; and also increased lipid peroxidation with reduced glutathione levels. Pretreatment of the animals with 100 and 200 mg/kg of MET significantly reduced both systemic and central inflammatory markers along with protecting against LPS-induced oxidative stress. The higher dose, 300 mg/kg of MET was not effective against most of LPS-induced biochemical changes. Our preliminary results from this study suggest the antiinflammatory and neuroprotective effects of MET in LPS-induced model of sickness behaviour and neuroinflammation.


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Encéfalo/efeitos dos fármacos , Regulação para Baixo/efeitos dos fármacos , Inflamação/tratamento farmacológico , Metformina/farmacologia , Animais , Antioxidantes/metabolismo , Encéfalo/metabolismo , Citocinas/metabolismo , Modelos Animais de Doenças , Glutationa/metabolismo , Inflamação/induzido quimicamente , Inflamação/metabolismo , Peroxidação de Lipídeos/efeitos dos fármacos , Lipopolissacarídeos/farmacologia , Masculino , Camundongos , Estresse Oxidativo/efeitos dos fármacos
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Psychiatr Danub ; 31(Suppl 3): 517-519, 2019 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31488783

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BACKGROUND: In the literature we can find evidence that sex hormones are involved the alterations of cognition in schizophrenic patients. Another factor, which may have an impact on cognitive domains in this clinical group inflammatory processes. The objective of this review was to explore studies, in which the role of both immunological factors and sex hormones on cognitive functions in schizophrenia are analyzed. METHODS: The search of papers covering this topic in PubMed and Google Scholar was performed. RESULTS: Endocrine factors like: testosteron, estrogen, as well as immunomodulatory are observed to play a role in cognitive functioning in schizophrenia. CONCLUSIONS: More studies are necessary to confirm these possible co-relations.


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Transtornos Cognitivos , Cognição , Hormônios Esteroides Gonadais , Inflamação , Esquizofrenia , Psicologia do Esquizofrênico , Transtornos Cognitivos/complicações , Transtornos Cognitivos/metabolismo , Transtornos Cognitivos/patologia , Hormônios Esteroides Gonadais/metabolismo , Humanos , Inflamação/metabolismo , Esquizofrenia/complicações , Esquizofrenia/metabolismo , Esquizofrenia/patologia
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Clin Interv Aging ; 14: 1277-1283, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31371933

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Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of irreversible blindness among the elderly. Considering the relatively limited effect of therapy on early AMD, it is important to focus on the pathogenesis of AMD, especially early AMD. Ageing is one of the strongest risk factors for AMD, and analysis of the impact of ageing on AMD development is valuable. Among all the ageing hallmarks, increased DNA damage accumulation is regarded as the beginning of cellular senescence and is related to abnormal expression of inflammatory cytokines, which is called the senescence-associated secretory phenotype (SASP). The exact pathway for DNA damage that triggers senescence-associated hallmarks is poorly understood. Recently, mounting evidence has shown that the cGAS/STING pathway is an important DNA sensor related to proinflammatory factor secretion and is associated with another hallmark of ageing, SASP. Thus, we hypothesized that the cGAS/STING pathway is a vital signalling pathway for early AMD development and that inhibition of STING might be a potential therapeutic strategy for AMD cases.


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Dano ao DNA/fisiologia , Inflamação/metabolismo , Inflamação/fisiopatologia , Degeneração Macular/metabolismo , Degeneração Macular/fisiopatologia , Idoso , Senescência Celular/genética , Humanos , Degeneração Macular/patologia , Nucleotidiltransferases/metabolismo , Transdução de Sinais
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Transplant Proc ; 51(6): 2060-2065, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31399184

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OBJECTIVE: To explore the protective effect and underlying mechanism of allicin (ALC) on myocardial ischemia reperfusion (MI/R) injury in rats. METHODS: The model of MI/R injury in rats was induced by ligating the left anterior descending branch of the coronary artery. Thirty male Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly divided into 3 equal groups (n = 10): sham group, MI/R injury group, and ALC precondition group. Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay was used to examine the expression of cardiac troponin I, CK-MB, interleukin-6, tumor necrosis factor-α, and interleukin-8 in the rats' serum. Hematoxylin and eosin staining was used to observe the myocardial pathologic morphology. A physiological recorder was used to measure cardiac systolic and diastolic function. Western blot analysis was used for detecting the expression of p38 and p-p38 in myocardium. The content of malondialdehyde and the activity of superoxide dismutase, catalase, and glutathione peroxidase in myocardium were examined by automatic analysis with the thiobarbituric acid chromogenic and dinitrobenzoic acid methods, respectively. RESULTS: ALC can significantly decrease the expression of cardiac troponin I, CK-MB, interleukin-6, tumor necrosis factor-α, and interleukin-8 in the serum and reduce the myocardial pathologic injury and the expression of malondialdehyde and p-p38 in myocardial tissue. Moreover, ALC can upregulate the activity of superoxide dismutase, catalase, and glutathione peroxidase and improve myocardial systolic and diastolic function with no influence on the expression of p38. CONCLUSION: ALC can protect rats against MI/R injury by suppressing inflammation and oxidative stress. The mechanism is associated with alleviating the activation of p38 signaling.


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Coração/efeitos dos fármacos , Inflamação/patologia , Traumatismo por Reperfusão Miocárdica/patologia , Estresse Oxidativo/efeitos dos fármacos , Ácidos Sulfínicos/farmacologia , Animais , Inflamação/metabolismo , Masculino , Traumatismo por Reperfusão Miocárdica/metabolismo , Ratos , Ratos Sprague-Dawley
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Chem Biodivers ; 16(10): e1900174, 2019 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31419039

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The advanced glycation end products (AGEs) are the compounds produced by non-enzymatic glycation reaction of proteins and sugars, which can induce the generation of free radicals and the expression of inflammatory factors, thereby playing an important role in vascular dysfunction in diabetes. To investigate the effects of caffeic acid (CA) on glycation formed by glucose and protein, various spectroscopic techniques and molecular docking methods were carried out. Furthermore, the protective effects of CA on human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) damaged by AGEs were detected. The results indicated that CA inhibited AGEs formation in vitro, decreased the expression of IL-1ß, IL-18, ICAM-1, VCAM-1, NLRP3, Caspase-1 and CRP (C-reactive protein) and reduced the ROS in HUVECs exposed to AGEs. Our findings suggested that the supplementation with dietary CA could prevent and delay the AGEs-induced vascular dysfunction in diabetes.


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Ácidos Cafeicos/farmacologia , Produtos Finais de Glicação Avançada/antagonistas & inibidores , Células Endoteliais da Veia Umbilical Humana/efeitos dos fármacos , Inflamação/tratamento farmacológico , Ácidos Cafeicos/química , Células Cultivadas , Citocinas/antagonistas & inibidores , Citocinas/genética , Citocinas/metabolismo , Relação Dose-Resposta a Droga , Produtos Finais de Glicação Avançada/metabolismo , Células Endoteliais da Veia Umbilical Humana/metabolismo , Humanos , Inflamação/metabolismo , Simulação de Acoplamento Molecular , Estresse Oxidativo/efeitos dos fármacos , RNA Mensageiro/antagonistas & inibidores , RNA Mensageiro/genética , RNA Mensageiro/metabolismo , Espécies Reativas de Oxigênio/antagonistas & inibidores , Espécies Reativas de Oxigênio/metabolismo , Relação Estrutura-Atividade
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J Cancer Res Clin Oncol ; 145(10): 2583-2593, 2019 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31401675

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OBJECTIVE: Exercise training is recently considered as a trend in adjuvant therapies for cancer patients, but its mechanisms need to be scrutinized further. This study is aimed to test the hypothesis that the patients who perform the high-intensity interval exercise training (HIIT) during hormone therapy would show improvements in low-grade inflammation and HSP70 compared to the controls receiving standard care. METHODS: Fifty two non-metastatic and hormone-responsive breast cancer patients were randomly assigned to high-intensity interval exercise (HIIT) (n = 26) and usual care (n = 26) groups. The HIIT groups participated in a high-intensity interval training protocol on a treadmill 3 days/week for 12 weeks. The training intensity was determined according to the predicted maximal heart rate. Demographic characteristics and medical history were collected via an interviewer-administered questionnaire at the baseline visit. Body fat was estimated based on skinfold thickness measured with calipers on the participant's nonsurgery side at the triceps, suprailiac crest. [Formula: see text] was estimated by 1-Mile Rockport Walk Test. Blood samples were collected 48 h before starting the exercise protocol and 48 h after the last exercise session. TNF-α, IL-6, IL-1ß, IL-10, and HSP70 levels in serum were measured using the enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) method according to the manufacture's instruction. Supernatant cytokine concentrations were determined by ELISA for IL-4 and IFN-γ. The data were analyzed by ANCOVA test that the pretest values were considered as covariate at P ≤ 0.05. RESULTS: HIIT improved [Formula: see text] in the HIIT group compared to the usual care group (P = 0.002). The serum levels of TNF-α (P = 0.001), IL-6 (P = 0.007), and IL-10 (P = 0.001) were lower in the HIIT group. The level of IL-4 (P = 0.050) in the stimulated peripheral blood mononuclear cells significantly increased in the HIIT group compared to the usual care group. Furthermore, the serum level of the HSP70 was significantly higher in the HIIT group in comparison to the usual care group (P = 0.050). The TNF-α/IL-10 (P = 0.050) and IL-6/IL-10 (P = 0.042) ratios were lower in the HIIT group. CONCLUSION: The results of this study indicated that HIIT has positive impacts on the cardiorespiratory fitness and inflammatory cytokines in the breast cancer patients undergoing hormone therapy.


Assuntos
Neoplasias da Mama/etiologia , Neoplasias da Mama/metabolismo , Proteínas de Choque Térmico HSP70/metabolismo , Treinamento Intervalado de Alta Intensidade , Inflamação/complicações , Inflamação/metabolismo , Biomarcadores , Neoplasias da Mama/diagnóstico , Neoplasias da Mama/terapia , Citocinas/metabolismo , Feminino , Proteínas de Choque Térmico HSP70/genética , Treinamento Intervalado de Alta Intensidade/métodos , Humanos , Inflamação/patologia , Mediadores da Inflamação/metabolismo , Leucócitos Mononucleares/imunologia , Leucócitos Mononucleares/metabolismo
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