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Anticancer Res ; 39(10): 5403-5415, 2019 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31570435

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BACKGROUND/AIM: Tubugi-1 is a more stable and accessible synthetic counterpart of natural tubulysins. This study aimed to evaluate its cytotoxic potential against anaplastic human melanoma cells. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The viability of A-375 cells was determined by 3-(4,5-dimethythiazol-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide (MTT) and crystal violet assay. The type of cell death and proliferative rate were investigated using flow cytometry and fluorescent microscopy, while the molecular background was evaluated by western blot. RESULTS: Tubugi-1 reduced the viability of A-375 cells, inducing massive micronucleation, followed by augmented expression of inhibitor of nuclear factor-κB and caspase-2, typical of a mitotic catastrophe. Disturbed proliferation and G2M block with prominent caspase activity, weakened the expression of B-cell lymphoma 2 and B-cell lymphoma 2-associated X transient up-regulation, coexisted with intensive autophagy. Specific inhibition of autophagy by chloroquine resulted in conversion from mitotic catastrophe to rapid apoptosis. CONCLUSION: Multilevel anticancer action of tubugi-1 is extended by co-application of an autophagy inhibitor, giving a new dimension in further preclinical advancement of this potential agent.


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Antineoplásicos/farmacologia , Apoptose/efeitos dos fármacos , Autofagia/efeitos dos fármacos , Citotoxinas/farmacologia , Melanoma/tratamento farmacológico , Caspase 2/metabolismo , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Proliferação de Células/efeitos dos fármacos , Sobrevivência Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Humanos , Melanoma/metabolismo , NF-kappa B/metabolismo , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-bcl-2/metabolismo , Regulação para Cima/efeitos dos fármacos , Proteína X Associada a bcl-2/metabolismo
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Anticancer Res ; 39(10): 5515-5524, 2019 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31570445

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BACKGROUND/AIM: Administration of cisplatin in cancer patients is limited by the kidney-related adverse effects; however, a protective strategy is absent. We hypothesized that fucoidan protects the proximal tubule epithelial (TH-1) cells against the effects of cisplatin. MATERIALS AND METHODS: To assess the effect of fucoidan, its effect on reactive oxygen species (ROS) formation, endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress response, DNA damage response (DDR), apoptosis, and cell-cycle arrest in TH-1 cells was investigated. RESULTS: Cisplatin increased the accumulation of ROS, leading to excessive ER stress. In presence of cisplatin, treatment of TH-1 cells with fucoidan significantly reduced the ER stress by maintaining the complex of GRP78 with PERK and IRE1α. In particular, fucoidan enhanced the antioxidative capacity through up-regulation of PrPC Furthermore, fucoidan suppressed cisplatin-induced apoptosis and cell-cycle arrest, whereas silencing of PRNP blocked these effects of fucoidan. CONCLUSION: Fucoidan may be a potential adjuvant therapy for cancer patients treated with cisplatin as it preserves renal functionality.


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Cisplatino/farmacologia , Estresse do Retículo Endoplasmático/efeitos dos fármacos , Células Epiteliais/efeitos dos fármacos , Túbulos Renais Proximais/efeitos dos fármacos , Polissacarídeos/farmacologia , Substâncias Protetoras/farmacologia , Antioxidantes/metabolismo , Apoptose/efeitos dos fármacos , Pontos de Checagem do Ciclo Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Linhagem Celular , Células Epiteliais/metabolismo , Proteínas de Choque Térmico/metabolismo , Humanos , Rim/efeitos dos fármacos , Rim/metabolismo , Túbulos Renais Proximais/metabolismo , Proteínas Serina-Treonina Quinases/metabolismo , Espécies Reativas de Oxigênio/metabolismo , Células Th1/efeitos dos fármacos , Células Th1/metabolismo , Regulação para Cima/efeitos dos fármacos , eIF-2 Quinase/metabolismo
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Chem Biol Interact ; 311: 108793, 2019 Sep 25.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31421117

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Polyphyllin I (PPI), a bioactive component extracted from Paris polyphylla, was reported to have potent anticancer activities in previous studies. However, there were few reports on the effects and underlying mechanism of PPI in human acute myeloid leukemia cells. The present study demonstrated that PPI had an inhibitory effect through inducing apoptosis and autophagy in THP-1 and NB4 cells. PPI induced apoptosis via activating JNK pathway, as evidenced by the decreased Bcl-2 levels and increased Bax, cleaved-caspase-3 and phosphorylated-JNK expressions. In addition, PPI promoted autophagy as evidenced with increased expressions of LC3-II and Beclin-1 in western blot and autophagic vacuoles in MDC staining, which was associated with the inhibition of AKT-mTOR pathway. Furthermore, JNK inhibitor SP600125 and autophagy inhibitor 3-MA were employed to evaluate the role of apoptosis and autophagy in PPI-induced cell death. We found that autophagy and apoptosis were both causes of cell death induced by PPI. These data suggested that PPI could be a potent therapeutic agent for the treatment of human acute myeloid leukemia.


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Apoptose/efeitos dos fármacos , Autofagia/efeitos dos fármacos , Diosgenina/análogos & derivados , Transdução de Sinais/efeitos dos fármacos , Caspase 3/metabolismo , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Diosgenina/farmacologia , Humanos , Proteínas Quinases JNK Ativadas por Mitógeno/metabolismo , Leucemia Mieloide Aguda/patologia , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-akt/antagonistas & inibidores , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-akt/metabolismo , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-bcl-2/metabolismo , Serina-Treonina Quinases TOR/antagonistas & inibidores , Serina-Treonina Quinases TOR/metabolismo , Regulação para Cima/efeitos dos fármacos
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Toxicol Lett ; 315: 1-8, 2019 Oct 15.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31421153

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Arsenic trioxide (As2O3) has been used clinically for the treatment of acute promyelocytic leukemia and some solid tumors. However, the mechanisms of its anti-tumor effects are still elusive. Angiogenesis is a key process for tumor initiation, and increasing evidence has supported the role of anti-angiogenesis caused by arsenic in tumor suppression, although the detailed mechanism is not well understood. In the present study, we found that As2O3 significantly inhibited the angiogenesis of human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) in vitro, and this was mediated by the upregulation of FoxO3a. Knockdown of FoxO3a could restore the angiogenic ability of HUVECs. Moreover, vascular endothelial cell-specific knockout of FoxO3a in mice could disrupt the anti-angiogenesis effect of As2O3 and endow the tumors with resistance to As2O3 treatments. Our results revealed a new mechanism by which As2O3 suppresses angiogenesis and tumor growth.


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Inibidores da Angiogênese/uso terapêutico , Antineoplásicos/uso terapêutico , Trióxido de Arsênio/farmacologia , Trióxido de Arsênio/uso terapêutico , Proteína Forkhead Box O3/efeitos dos fármacos , Leucemia Promielocítica Aguda/tratamento farmacológico , Regulação para Cima/efeitos dos fármacos , Animais , Antineoplásicos/farmacologia , Crescimento Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Linhagem Celular Tumoral/efeitos dos fármacos , Proliferação de Células/efeitos dos fármacos , Modelos Animais de Doenças , Células Epiteliais/efeitos dos fármacos , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica/efeitos dos fármacos , Humanos , Camundongos , Veias Umbilicais/efeitos dos fármacos
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Life Sci ; 234: 116735, 2019 Oct 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31394124

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AIMS: The present study was to investigate the protective effects of Zn supplementation in OTA-induced apoptosis of Madin-Darby canine kidney (MDCK) epithelial cells and explore the potential mechanisms. Aiming to provides a new insight into the treatment strategy of OTA-induced nephrotoxicity by nutritional regulation. MAIN METHODS: Initially, through MTT and LDH assay revealed that Zn supplementation significantly suppressed OTA-induced cytotoxicity in MDCK cells. Then, the production of reactive oxygen species (ROS) was detected by using a DCFH-DA assay. Annexin V-FITC/PI, Hoechst 33258 staining and Flow cytometry were used to detect the apoptosis. The expressions of apoptosis-related molecules were determined by RT-PCR, Western blotting. Interestingly, OTA treatment slightly increased the levels of Metallothionein-1 (MT-1) and Metallothionein-2 (MT-2) by using RT-PCR, Western blotting assay; while Zn supplementation further improved the increase of MT-1 and MT-2 induced by OTA. However, the inhibitive effects of Zn supplementation were significantly blocked after double knockdown of MT-1 and MT-2 by using Small Interfering RNA (siRNA) Transfection method. KEY FINDINGS: Our study provides supportive data for the potential roles of Zn in reducing OTA-induced oxidative stress and apoptosis in MDCK cells. SIGNIFICANCE: Zn is one of the key structural components of many proteins, which plays an important role in several physiological processes such as cell survival and apoptosis. This metal is expected to contribute to the conservative and adjuvant treatment of kidney disease and should therefore be investigated further.


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Apoptose/efeitos dos fármacos , Células Epiteliais/efeitos dos fármacos , Metalotioneína/genética , Ocratoxinas/toxicidade , Substâncias Protetoras/farmacologia , Zinco/farmacologia , Animais , Citoproteção/efeitos dos fármacos , Cães , Células Epiteliais/citologia , Células Epiteliais/metabolismo , Células Madin Darby de Rim Canino , Estresse Oxidativo/efeitos dos fármacos , Regulação para Cima/efeitos dos fármacos
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Toxicol Lett ; 315: 77-86, 2019 Oct 15.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31470059

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T-2 toxin is a major pollutant in crops and feedstuffs. Due to its high toxicity in a variety of organisms, T-2 toxin is of great concern as a threat to humans and to animal breeding. Overexpression of CYP1A1 may contribute to carcinogenesis, and CYP1A1 may be a promising target for the prevention and treatment of human malignancies. Therefore, it is essential to understand the regulatory mechanism by which T-2 toxin induces CYP1A1 expression in human cells. In this study, we confirmed that T-2 toxin (100 ng/mL) induced the expression of CYP1A1 in HepG2 cells through NRF1 and Sp1 bound to the promoter instead of through the well-recognized Aromatic hydrocarbon receptors (AhR). In cells treated with T-2 toxin, Sp1, but not NRF1, was significantly upregulated. However, T-2 toxin apparently promoted the interaction between NRF1 and Sp1 proteins, as revealed by IP analysis. Furthermore, in T-2 toxin-treated HepG2 cells, nuclear translocation of NRF1 was enhanced, while knockdown of Sp1 ablated NRF1 nuclear enrichment. Our results revealed that the upregulation of CYP1A1 by T-2 toxin in HepG2 cells depended on enhanced interaction between Sp1 and NRF1. This finding suggests the tumorigenic features of T-2 toxin might be related to the CYP1A1, which provides new insights to understand the toxicological effect of T-2 toxin.


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Citocromo P-450 CYP1A1/efeitos dos fármacos , Citocromo P-450 CYP1A1/genética , Regulação da Expressão Gênica/efeitos dos fármacos , Fator 1 Relacionado a NF-E2/genética , Fator de Transcrição Sp1/genética , Toxina T-2/toxicidade , Regulação para Cima/efeitos dos fármacos , Carcinoma/fisiopatologia , Linhagem Celular Tumoral/efeitos dos fármacos , Linhagem Celular Tumoral/metabolismo , Pesquisas com Embriões , Regulação Enzimológica da Expressão Gênica , Humanos , Rim , Neoplasias Hepáticas/fisiopatologia , Fator 1 Relacionado a NF-E2/efeitos dos fármacos , Fator 1 Relacionado a NF-E2/metabolismo , Fator de Transcrição Sp1/efeitos dos fármacos , Fator de Transcrição Sp1/metabolismo
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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 98(35): e16924, 2019 Aug.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31464928

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Autoimmune hepatitis (AIH) is a disorder of unknown etiology in which immune-mediated liver damage progresses to cirrhosis or hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). The mainstay therapy for AIH is steroids and other immunosuppressive treatments. Currently, there are no validated markers for monitoring immune-mediated hepatic inflammation. Galectin-9 has recently been identified as a potential biomarker in patients with chronic liver disease. The objective of this study was to determine whether Galectin-9 and other serum proteins are associated with active disease in AIH patients.We enrolled 77 Japanese patients with well-documented AIH who were identified from the National Hospital Organization-AIH-liver-network database, as well as 32 patients with chronic hepatitis C (CHC), 27 patients with SLE, and 17 healthy control subjects. Serum levels of galectin-9, and markers of liver injury were measured and compared between groups.Serum levels of galectin-9 were significantly higher in AIH patients than in CHC patients (13.8 ±â€Š4.9 ng/mL vs 8.9 ±â€Š3.0 ng/mL, P < .001) or healthy controls (13.8 ±â€Š4.9 ng/mL vs 5.0 ±â€Š1.3 ng/mL, P < .001). In AIH group, serum galectin-9 levels weakly correlated with alanine aminotransferase levels or total bilirubin (TB) and strongly correlated with C-X-C motif chemokine 10 (CXCL10) and Mac-2 binding protein glycosylation isomer (M2BPGi) levels, but did not correlate with the histological grade of liver fibrosis. Steroid treatment of AIH patients significantly reduced serum galectin-9 levels (14.1 ±â€Š4.9 ng/mL vs 8.3 ±â€Š3.8 ng/mL, P < .001). SLE patients exhibited higher galectin-9 levels, whereas the galectin-9 levels did not correlate with liver function tests such as alanine aminotransferase levels.Serum galectin-9 correlated with disease status in AIH patients and could thus be useful biomarkers to detect hepatic autoimmunity. Because circulating galectin-9 reflects autoimmune-mediated inflammation, it may have additional utility as a biomarker for other autoimmune disorders.


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Antígenos de Neoplasias/sangue , Biomarcadores Tumorais/sangue , Biomarcadores/sangue , Proteínas de Transporte/sangue , Galectinas/sangue , Glicoproteínas/sangue , Hepatite Autoimune/metabolismo , Adulto , Estudos de Casos e Controles , Feminino , Hepatite C Crônica/sangue , Hepatite C Crônica/metabolismo , Hepatite Autoimune/sangue , Humanos , Japão , Masculino , Glicoproteínas de Membrana/sangue , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Esteroides/administração & dosagem , Esteroides/farmacologia , Regulação para Cima/efeitos dos fármacos , Adulto Jovem
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Chem Biol Interact ; 311: 108762, 2019 Sep 25.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31348917

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Neurotoxicity caused by particulate matter (PM) has been highlighted as being a potential risk factor for neurodegenerative diseases. However, the effects of brain inflammation in response to traffic-related PM remain unclear. The objective of this study was to investigate the effects of traffic-related PM on microglial responses. We determined the cytotoxicity, oxidative stress, lipid peroxidation, inflammation, activation, autophagy, and apoptosis due to exposure to carbon black (CB) and diesel exhaust particles (DEPs) in Bv2 microglial cells. Additionally, cells were pretreated with corticosteroid to determine alterations in microglial activation and inflammation. For in vivo confirmation, Sprague Dawley (SD) rats were whole-body exposed to traffic-related PM1 (PM with an aerodynamic diameter of <1 µm) for 3 and 6 months. We observed that a decrease in cell viability and increases in dichlorodihydrofluorescein (DCFH), lactate dehydrogenase (LDH), and thiobarbituric acid-reactive substances (TBARSs) occurred due to CB and DEP. Production of interleukin (IL)-6 and soluble tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α was significantly stimulated by CB and DEP, whereas production of cellular TNF-α was significantly stimulated by CB. Iba1 and prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) significantly increased due to CB and DEP. Consistently, we observed significant increases in Iba1 in the hippocampus of rats after 3 and 6 months of exposure to traffic-related PM1. We found that the light chain 3II (LC3II)/LC3I ratio and caspase-3 activity increased due to CB and DEP exposure. Subsequently, LDH, TBARS, LC3II/I, and caspase-3 activities did not clearly respond to corticosteroid pretreatment followed by DEP exposure in BV2 cells. Results of the present study suggested that traffic-related PM induced cytotoxicity, lipid peroxidation, microglial activation, and inflammation as well as autophagy and caspase-3 regulation in microglia. We demonstrated that microglial activation and inflammation may play important roles in the response of the brain to traffic-related PM.


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Inflamação/etiologia , Microglia/efeitos dos fármacos , Material Particulado/toxicidade , Animais , Autofagia/efeitos dos fármacos , Encéfalo/patologia , Proteínas de Ligação ao Cálcio/análise , Linhagem Celular , Sobrevivência Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Dinoprostona/análise , Interleucina-6/metabolismo , L-Lactato Desidrogenase/metabolismo , Masculino , Proteínas dos Microfilamentos/análise , Microglia/metabolismo , Proteínas Associadas aos Microtúbulos/metabolismo , Estresse Oxidativo/efeitos dos fármacos , Ratos , Ratos Sprague-Dawley , Fator de Necrose Tumoral alfa/metabolismo , Regulação para Cima/efeitos dos fármacos , Emissões de Veículos/toxicidade
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Chem Biol Interact ; 311: 108772, 2019 Sep 25.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31351049

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Atherosclerosis is a common type of cardiovascular disease (CVD), remaining one of the leading causes of global death. Tripartite motif-containing 28 (TRIM28) is a member of TRIM family that has been found to be involved in atherosclerosis. However, the role of TRIM28 in atherosclerosis remains unknown. This study aimed to investigate the effects of TRIM28 on the phenotypic switching of human aortic smooth muscle cells (HASMCs), which is considered as a fundamental event during the development of atherosclerosis. The results showed that TRIM28 was highly expressed in human atherosclerotic tissues, as well in cultured HASMCs stimulated by platelet-derived growth factor subunit B homodimer (PDGF-BB). Knockdown of TRIM28 by transfection with siRNA targeting TRIM28 (si-TRIM28) significantly suppressed the PDGF-BB-induced cell proliferation and migration of HASMCs. Besides, knockdown of TRIM28 inhibited the expressions of matrix metalloproteinase (MMP)-2 and MMP-9. The VSMC markers including α-smooth muscle actin (α-SMA), calponin and SM22α were upregulated in TRIM28 knocked down HASMCs. Furthermore, knockdown of TRIM28 blocked PDGF-BB-induced NF-κB activation in HASMCs. Collectively, knockdown of TRIM28 prevented PDGF-BB-induced phenotypic switching of HASMCs, which might be mediated by the regulation of NF-κB signaling pathway.


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Becaplermina/farmacologia , Proliferação de Células/efeitos dos fármacos , Proteína 28 com Motivo Tripartido/metabolismo , Aterosclerose/metabolismo , Aterosclerose/patologia , Proteínas de Ligação ao Cálcio/metabolismo , Movimento Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Células Cultivadas , Humanos , Proteínas dos Microfilamentos/metabolismo , Miócitos de Músculo Liso/citologia , Miócitos de Músculo Liso/efeitos dos fármacos , Miócitos de Músculo Liso/metabolismo , Interferência de RNA , RNA Interferente Pequeno/metabolismo , Fator de Transcrição RelA/metabolismo , Proteína 28 com Motivo Tripartido/antagonistas & inibidores , Proteína 28 com Motivo Tripartido/genética , Regulação para Cima/efeitos dos fármacos
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Biochemistry (Mosc) ; 84(5): 529-539, 2019 May.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31234767

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Hypoxia plays a critical role in progression of atherosclerosis. Local oxygen deficiency in a plaque creates a specific microenvironment that alters the transcriptome of resident cells, particularly of macrophages. Reverse cholesterol transport from plaque to liver is considered a main mechanism for regression of atherosclerosis. Ubiquitously expressed ATP-binding cassette transporter A1 (ABCA1) and liver- and small intestine-derived apolipoprotein A-1 (ApoA-1) are two main actors in this process. We recently reported endogenous apoA-1 expression in human macrophages. While ABCA1 and ApoA-1 have antiatherogenic properties, the role of complement factor C3 is controversial. Plasma C3 level positively correlates with the risk of cardiovascular diseases. On the other hand, C3 gene knockout in a murine atherosclerosis model increases both plaque size and triglycerides level in blood. In the present study, we show for the first time that a hypoxia-mimicking agent, CoCl2, induces the upregulation of the apoA-1 and C3 genes and the accumulation of intracellular and membrane protein ApoA-1 in THP-1 macrophages. The MEK1/2-Erk1/2 and MKK4/7-JNK1/2/3 cascades are involved in upregulation of ABCA1 and C3 via activation of transcription factor NF-κB, which interacts with the HIF-1α subunit of hypoxia-inducible factor 1 (HIF-1). The three major MAP-kinase cascades (Erk1/2, JNK1/2/3, and p38) and the NF-κB transcription factor are involved in the hypoxia-induced expression of the apoA-1 gene in THP-1 macrophages.


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Transportador 1 de Cassete de Ligação de ATP/metabolismo , Apolipoproteína A-I/metabolismo , Hipóxia Celular , Complemento C3/metabolismo , Transportador 1 de Cassete de Ligação de ATP/genética , Animais , Apolipoproteína A-I/genética , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Cobalto/farmacologia , Complemento C3/análise , Complemento C3/genética , Humanos , Subunidade alfa do Fator 1 Induzível por Hipóxia/metabolismo , Proteínas Quinases JNK Ativadas por Mitógeno/metabolismo , Macrófagos/citologia , Macrófagos/metabolismo , Proteína Quinase 1 Ativada por Mitógeno/metabolismo , Proteína Quinase 3 Ativada por Mitógeno/metabolismo , NF-kappa B/metabolismo , Regulação para Cima/efeitos dos fármacos
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Nat Commun ; 10(1): 2571, 2019 06 12.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31189930

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While the antiandrogen enzalutamide (Enz) extends the castration resistant prostate cancer (CRPC) patients' survival an extra 4.8 months, it might also result in some adverse effects via inducing the neuroendocrine differentiation (NED). Here we found that lncRNA-p21 is highly expressed in the NEPC patients derived xenograft tissues (NEPC-PDX). Results from cell lines and human clinical sample surveys also revealed that lncRNA-p21 expression is up-regulated in NEPC and Enz treatment could increase the lncRNA-p21 to induce the NED. Mechanism dissection revealed that Enz could promote the lncRNA-p21 transcription via altering the androgen receptor (AR) binding to different androgen-response-elements, which switch the EZH2 function from histone-methyltransferase to non-histone methyltransferase, consequently methylating the STAT3 to promote the NED. Preclinical studies using the PDX mouse model proved that EZH2 inhibitor could block the Enz-induced NED. Together, these results suggest targeting the Enz/AR/lncRNA-p21/EZH2/STAT3 signaling may help urologists to develop a treatment for better suppression of the human CRPC progression.


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Antagonistas de Androgênios/efeitos adversos , Regulação Neoplásica da Expressão Gênica/efeitos dos fármacos , Tumores Neuroendócrinos/patologia , Feniltioidantoína/análogos & derivados , Neoplasias de Próstata Resistentes à Castração/patologia , RNA Longo não Codificante/metabolismo , Animais , Diferenciação Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Diferenciação Celular/genética , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Progressão da Doença , Proteína Potenciadora do Homólogo 2 de Zeste/metabolismo , Humanos , Masculino , Camundongos , Camundongos SCID , Células Neuroendócrinas/efeitos dos fármacos , Células Neuroendócrinas/patologia , Tumores Neuroendócrinos/tratamento farmacológico , Tumores Neuroendócrinos/genética , Feniltioidantoína/efeitos adversos , Próstata/citologia , Próstata/efeitos dos fármacos , Próstata/patologia , Neoplasias de Próstata Resistentes à Castração/tratamento farmacológico , Neoplasias de Próstata Resistentes à Castração/genética , Fator de Transcrição STAT3/metabolismo , Transdução de Sinais/efeitos dos fármacos , Transdução de Sinais/genética , Regulação para Cima/efeitos dos fármacos , Ensaios Antitumorais Modelo de Xenoenxerto
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Cancer Sci ; 110(8): 2520-2528, 2019 Aug.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31215118

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Iodothyronine deiodinase 2 (DIO2) converts the prohormone thyroxine (T4) to bioactive T3 in peripheral tissues and thereby regulates local thyroid hormone (TH) levels. Although epidemiologic studies suggest the contribution of TH to the progression of colorectal cancer (CRC), the role of DIO2 in CRC remains elusive. Here we show that Dio2 is highly expressed in intestinal polyps of ApcΔ716 mice, a mouse model of familial adenomatous polyposis and early stage sporadic CRC. Laser capture microdissection and in situ hybridization analysis show almost exclusive expression of Dio2 in the stroma of ApcΔ716 polyps in the proximity of the COX-2-positive areas. Treatment with iopanoic acid, a deiodinase inhibitor, or chemical thyroidectomy suppresses tumor formation in ApcΔ716 mice, accompanied by reduced tumor cell proliferation and angiogenesis. Dio2 expression in ApcΔ716 polyps is strongly suppressed by treatment with the COX-2 inhibitor meloxicam. Analysis of The Cancer Genome Atlas data shows upregulation of DIO2 in CRC clinical samples and a close association of its expression pattern with the stromal component, consistently with almost exclusive expression of DIO2 in the stroma of human CRC as revealed by in situ hybridization. These results indicate essential roles of stromal DIO2 and thyroid hormone signaling in promoting the growth of intestinal tumors.


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Proliferação de Células/fisiologia , Neoplasias Colorretais/metabolismo , Neoplasias Colorretais/patologia , Iodeto Peroxidase/metabolismo , Polipose Adenomatosa do Colo/tratamento farmacológico , Polipose Adenomatosa do Colo/metabolismo , Polipose Adenomatosa do Colo/patologia , Animais , Proliferação de Células/efeitos dos fármacos , Neoplasias Colorretais/tratamento farmacológico , Ciclo-Oxigenase 2/metabolismo , Inibidores de Ciclo-Oxigenase 2/farmacologia , Modelos Animais de Doenças , Humanos , Pólipos Intestinais/tratamento farmacológico , Pólipos Intestinais/metabolismo , Pólipos Intestinais/patologia , Camundongos , Camundongos Knockout , Neovascularização Patológica/metabolismo , Neovascularização Patológica/patologia , Transdução de Sinais/efeitos dos fármacos , Transdução de Sinais/fisiologia , Hormônios Tireóideos/metabolismo , Regulação para Cima/efeitos dos fármacos , Regulação para Cima/fisiologia
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Chem Biol Interact ; 309: 108675, 2019 Aug 25.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31150632

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Liver fibrosis is a progression of chronic liver disease with lacks effective therapies at present. Schisandrin B (Sch B), a bioactive compound extracted from the traditional Chinese medicine Schisandra chinensis, was reported to benefit liver diseases. This study aimed to investigate the therapeutic effects and molecular mechanisms of Sch B against CCl4-induced liver fibrosis in rats. RNA sequencing and transcriptome analysis were performed collaboratively, including analysis of differential gene expression, gene ontology (GO) analysis, pathway analysis and pathway-act-network analysis. The results demonstrated that Sch B effectively alleviated CCl4-induced liver damage and fibrosis in rats, as evidenced by improved liver function and decreased extracellular matrix deposition. Furthermore, 4440 (1878 up-regulated, 2562 down-regulated) genes in the model group versus (vs) normal group, 4243 (2584 up-regulated, 1659 down-regulated) genes in Sch B-treated group vs model group were identified as differentially expressed genes (DEGs). Subsequently, GO analysis revealed that DEGs were mainly enriched in metabolism, oxidation-reduction, endoplasmic reticulum stress and apoptosis-related biological processes. Pathway analysis suggested that Sch B up-regulated cytochrome P450 drug metabolism, PPAR signaling pathways, and down-regulated glutathione metabolism pathways. In addition, the regulatory patterns of Sch B on key genes and pathways were also confirmed. In conclusion, our study demonstrated Sch B alleviated CCl4-induced liver fibrosis by multiple modulatory mechanisms, which provide new clues for further pharmacological study of Sch B.


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Lignanas/farmacologia , Cirrose Hepática/patologia , Fígado/metabolismo , Compostos Policíclicos/farmacologia , Transcriptoma , Animais , Apoptose/efeitos dos fármacos , Tetracloreto de Carbono/toxicidade , Ciclo-Octanos/química , Ciclo-Octanos/farmacologia , Ciclo-Octanos/uso terapêutico , Regulação para Baixo/efeitos dos fármacos , Estresse do Retículo Endoplasmático/efeitos dos fármacos , Perfilação da Expressão Gênica , Lignanas/química , Lignanas/uso terapêutico , Fígado/efeitos dos fármacos , Fígado/patologia , Cirrose Hepática/induzido quimicamente , Cirrose Hepática/tratamento farmacológico , Cirrose Hepática/metabolismo , Masculino , Medicina Tradicional Chinesa , Compostos Policíclicos/química , Compostos Policíclicos/uso terapêutico , RNA/química , RNA/isolamento & purificação , RNA/metabolismo , Ratos , Ratos Wistar , Schisandra/química , Schisandra/metabolismo , Análise de Sequência de RNA , Transdução de Sinais/efeitos dos fármacos , Transdução de Sinais/genética , Regulação para Cima/efeitos dos fármacos
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Chem Biol Interact ; 309: 108710, 2019 Aug 25.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31199930

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Formic acid is a common organic acid used in many industrial processes. There is a paucity of research on the direct toxicity of formic acid and how it might affect the cardiovascular system. This study aimed to understand the effect of formic acid on vascular tension in an animal model and the underlying mechanism. Results found that the vasodilation induced by formic acid was related to the endothelium. When the dosage of formic acid was 1 mM or 5 mM, the vasodilation of endothelium-intact rings was partially suppressed by l-NAME, NS-2028 and nifedipine, and vasoconstriction caused by CaCl2 was inhibited, and the mRNA levels of eNOS, the activity of NOS (tNOS, iNOS and cNOS) and the level of NO and cGMP were significantly increased. Results also found that eNOS protein expression was significantly enhanced by 5 mM of formic acid. These results suggest formic acid can relax the aortic vessels of rats in a dose-dependent pattern. Further, the mechanism of the formic acid-induced vasodilatation likely involved the NO/cGMP pathway. Finally, the current study has revealed that vasodilation induced by high concentrations of formaldehyde may be the effect of the metabolite formic acid. This study will help further inform the etiologies of formic acid-related angiocardiopathies.


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Endotélio Vascular/efeitos dos fármacos , Formiatos/farmacologia , Transdução de Sinais/efeitos dos fármacos , Regulação para Cima/efeitos dos fármacos , Animais , Canais de Cálcio Tipo L/metabolismo , Cloreto de Cálcio/farmacologia , GMP Cíclico/metabolismo , Endotélio Vascular/fisiologia , Expressão Gênica/efeitos dos fármacos , Masculino , Óxido Nítrico/metabolismo , Óxido Nítrico Sintase/genética , Óxido Nítrico Sintase/metabolismo , Ratos , Ratos Wistar , Vasoconstrição/efeitos dos fármacos , Vasodilatação/efeitos dos fármacos
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Food Chem Toxicol ; 131: 110596, 2019 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31226429

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This study investigated the effects of chlorpyrifos (CPF) on immune-cell populations and intestinal inflammation using a mouse model of inflammatory bowel disease induced by dextran sulfate sodium (DSS). C57BL/6 mice were randomly assigned to five groups with one normal control (NC) and four DSS-treated groups. Mice in the NC group were given distilled water, whereas the DSS-treated groups received distilled water containing 3% DSS for 6 days to induce colitis. The NC and disease control (DC) groups were fed a control semipurified diet, while the remaining groups were exposed to CPF in the AIN-93 diet at doses of 1, 2.5, or 5 mg/kg/day throughout the study. Results showed that dietary exposure to CPF in colitic mice significantly increased circulating classical monocytes and upregulated gene expressions of chemokines in the colon compared to the NC group. Meanwhile, CPF exposure groups had lower plasma cholinesterase activities and higher percentages of circulating neutrophils than those of the DC group. A shorten length, tissue edema, and lipid peroxidation of the colon were also observed in all CPF-exposed mice. These findings suggest that dietary exposure to CPF affected immune-cell populations and inflammatory responses, which led to more severe tissue injury in mice with DSS-induced colitis.


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Clorpirifos/toxicidade , Colite/imunologia , Leucócitos/efeitos dos fármacos , Macrófagos/efeitos dos fármacos , Neutrófilos/efeitos dos fármacos , Animais , Quimiocina CCL2/genética , Quimiocina CCL2/metabolismo , Quimiocina CXCL1/genética , Quimiocina CXCL1/metabolismo , Colite/induzido quimicamente , Colite/genética , Colite/metabolismo , Colo/metabolismo , Colo/patologia , Sulfato de Dextrana , Exposição Dietética , Leucócitos/metabolismo , Macrófagos/metabolismo , Masculino , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , Neutrófilos/metabolismo , Regulação para Cima/efeitos dos fármacos
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Cancer Sci ; 110(8): 2442-2455, 2019 Aug.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31148345

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The human prolyl isomerase PIN1, best known for its association with carcinogenesis, has recently been indicated in the disease of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC). However, the functions of PIN1 and the feasibility of targeting PIN1 in PDAC remain elusive. For this purpose, we examined the expression of PIN1 in cancer, related paracarcinoma and metastatic cancer tissues by immunohistochemistry and analyzed the associations with the pathogenesis of PDAC in 173 patients. The functional roles of PIN1 in PDAC were explored in vitro and in vivo using both genetic and chemical PIN1 inhibition. We showed that PIN1 was upregulated in pancreatic cancer and metastatic tissues. High PIN1 expression is significantly association with poor clinicopathological features and shorter overall survival and disease-free survival. Further stratified analysis showed that PIN1 phenotypes refined prognostication in PDAC. Inhibition of PIN1 expression with RNA interference or with all trans retinoic acid decreased not only the growth but also the migration and invasion of PDAC cells through regulating the key molecules of multiple cancer-driving pathways, simultaneously resulting in cell cycle arrest and mesenchymal-epithelial transition in vitro. Furthermore, genetic and chemical PIN1 ablation showed dramatic inhibition of the tumorigenesis and metastatic spread and then reduced the tumor burden in vivo. We provided further evidence for the use of PIN1 as a promising therapeutic target in PDAC. Genetic and chemical PIN1 ablation exerted potent antitumor effects through blocking multiple cancer-driving pathways in PDAC. More potent and specific PIN1 targeted inhibitors could be exploited to treat this aggressive cancer.


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Antineoplásicos/farmacologia , Carcinoma Ductal Pancreático/tratamento farmacológico , Carcinoma Ductal Pancreático/genética , Peptidilprolil Isomerase de Interação com NIMA/genética , Metástase Neoplásica/genética , Neoplasias Pancreáticas/tratamento farmacológico , Neoplasias Pancreáticas/genética , Animais , Carcinogênese/efeitos dos fármacos , Carcinogênese/genética , Carcinogênese/patologia , Carcinoma Ductal Pancreático/patologia , Pontos de Checagem do Ciclo Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Pontos de Checagem do Ciclo Celular/genética , Linhagem Celular , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Movimento Celular/efeitos dos fármacos , Movimento Celular/genética , Intervalo Livre de Doença , Transição Epitelial-Mesenquimal/efeitos dos fármacos , Transição Epitelial-Mesenquimal/genética , Feminino , Células HEK293 , Humanos , Masculino , Camundongos , Camundongos Endogâmicos BALB C , Camundongos Nus , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Metástase Neoplásica/patologia , Neoplasias Pancreáticas/patologia , Regulação para Cima/efeitos dos fármacos , Regulação para Cima/genética
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Food Chem ; 293: 263-270, 2019 Sep 30.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31151610

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Gray mold caused by Botrytis cinerea is the most important disease in postharvest tomato fruit. Inducing resistance to fungal pathogens in the harvested fruit and vegetable is a promising approach to control postharvest losses. In the present study, the effect of l-glutamate on induction of resistance to B. cinerea and the underlying mechanisms were investigated. The results indicated that l-glutamate at 100 ppm was effective in reducing the gray mold of tomatoes after inoculation of the pathogen. Gene expressions of nine glutamate receptors, four pathogenesis-related proteins and the content of amino acids were affected by l-glutamate treatment. Furthermore, the metabolites of l-glutamate, including GABA, Met, Lys and Arg, could also induce significant resistance against B. cinerea in tomato fruit. Our findings suggested that l-glutamate treatment may represent a promising method for managing postharvest decay of tomato fruit.


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Aminoácidos/metabolismo , Botrytis/efeitos dos fármacos , Ácido Glutâmico/farmacologia , Lycopersicon esculentum/imunologia , Micoses/prevenção & controle , Doenças das Plantas/prevenção & controle , Receptores de Glutamato/metabolismo , Resistência à Doença , Frutas/química , Lycopersicon esculentum/genética , Lycopersicon esculentum/microbiologia , Micoses/microbiologia , Doenças das Plantas/microbiologia , Proteínas de Plantas/genética , Regulação para Cima/efeitos dos fármacos
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Cancer Sci ; 110(8): 2549-2557, 2019 Aug.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31162771

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Cancer treatment, especially that for breast and lung cancer, has entered a new era and continues to evolve, with the development of genome analysis technology and the advent of molecular targeted drugs including tyrosine kinase inhibitors. Nevertheless, acquired drug resistance to molecular targeted drugs is unavoidable, creating a clinically challenging problem. We recently reported the antitumor effect of a pan-HER inhibitor, afatinib, against human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2)-amplified gastric cancer cells. The purpose of the present study was to identify the mechanisms of acquired afatinib resistance and to investigate the treatment strategies for HER2-amplified gastric cancer cells. Two afatinib-resistant gastric cancer cell lines were established from 2 HER2-amplified cell lines, N87 and SNU216. Subsequently, we investigated the molecular profiles of resistant cells. The activation of the HER2 pathway was downregulated in N87-derived resistant cells, whereas it was upregulated in SNU216-derived resistant cells. In the N87-derived cell line, both MET and AXL were activated, and combination treatment with afatinib and cabozantinib, a multikinase inhibitor that inhibits MET and AXL, suppressed the cell growth of cells with acquired resistance both in vitro and in vivo. In the SNU216-derived cell line, YES1, which is a member of the Src family, was remarkably activated, and dasatinib, a Src inhibitor, exerted a strong antitumor effect in these cells. In conclusion, we identified MET and AXL activation in addition to YES1 activation as novel mechanisms of afatinib resistance in HER2-driven gastric cancer. Our results also indicated that treatment strategies targeting individual mechanisms of resistance are key to overcoming such resistance.


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Afatinib/farmacologia , Resistencia a Medicamentos Antineoplásicos/genética , Receptor ErbB-2/genética , Neoplasias Gástricas/tratamento farmacológico , Neoplasias Gástricas/genética , Anilidas/farmacologia , Animais , Antineoplásicos/farmacologia , Linhagem Celular Tumoral , Proliferação de Células/efeitos dos fármacos , Proliferação de Células/genética , Regulação para Baixo/efeitos dos fármacos , Regulação para Baixo/genética , Camundongos , Proteínas Proto-Oncogênicas c-yes/genética , Piridinas/farmacologia , Transdução de Sinais/efeitos dos fármacos , Transdução de Sinais/genética , Regulação para Cima/efeitos dos fármacos , Regulação para Cima/genética , Ensaios Antitumorais Modelo de Xenoenxerto , Quinases da Família src/genética
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Nat Commun ; 10(1): 2712, 2019 06 20.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31221971

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Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) incidence has tripled over the past 15 years and is attributed to the emergence of hypervirulent strains. While it is clear that C. difficile toxins cause damaging colonic inflammation, the immune mechanisms protecting from tissue damage require further investigation. Through a transcriptome analysis, we identify IL-33 as an immune target upregulated in response to hypervirulent C. difficile. We demonstrate that IL-33 prevents C. difficile-associated mortality and epithelial disruption independently of bacterial burden or toxin expression. IL-33 drives colonic group 2 innate lymphoid cell (ILC2) activation during infection and IL-33 activated ILC2s are sufficient to prevent disease. Furthermore, intestinal IL-33 expression is regulated by the microbiota as fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) rescues antibiotic-associated depletion of IL-33. Lastly, dysregulated IL-33 signaling via the decoy receptor, sST2, predicts C. difficile-associated mortality in human patients. Thus, IL-33 signaling to ILC2s is an important mechanism of defense from C. difficile colitis.


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Clostridium difficile/imunologia , Enterocolite Pseudomembranosa/imunologia , Imunidade Inata , Interleucina-33/metabolismo , Linfócitos/imunologia , Adolescente , Adulto , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Animais , Antibacterianos/efeitos adversos , Toxinas Bacterianas/imunologia , Toxinas Bacterianas/metabolismo , Clostridium difficile/patogenicidade , Colo/citologia , Colo/imunologia , Colo/microbiologia , Colo/patologia , Modelos Animais de Doenças , Enterocolite Pseudomembranosa/microbiologia , Enterocolite Pseudomembranosa/mortalidade , Enterocolite Pseudomembranosa/terapia , Transplante de Microbiota Fecal , Feminino , Microbioma Gastrointestinal/efeitos dos fármacos , Microbioma Gastrointestinal/imunologia , Perfilação da Expressão Gênica , Humanos , Interleucina-33/imunologia , Linfócitos/metabolismo , Masculino , Camundongos Endogâmicos C57BL , Camundongos Knockout , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Regulação para Cima/efeitos dos fármacos , Regulação para Cima/imunologia , Virulência/imunologia , Adulto Jovem
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Chem Biol Interact ; 308: 279-287, 2019 Aug 01.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31150628

RESUMO

The dose-dependent neuroprotective role of licorice-derived glycyrrhizin during subacute neuroterminal norepinephrine (NE) depletion was studied in rat brain. Experimental design included thirty 5-week-old male rats randomly divided into five groups. Compared to the saline-injected control group, the group receiving daily intraperitoneal injection of fusaric acid (FA; 5 mg/kg/b.w.) for 30 days showed pharmacological depletion of NE. The neuroprotective effects of three successively increasing oral doses of glycyrrhizin were examined in FA-treated rats. Neurochemical parameters and histo-/immunohistopathological changes in the hippocampus were examined. FA generated global hippocampal stress with altered neurobiochemical parameters, accompanied by immune-confirmed inflammatory tissue damage, and noticeable behavioral changes. Although glycyrrhizin after FA-induced intoxication did not correct the recorded drop in the NE level, it decreased the dopamine levels to control levels. Similarly, glycyrrhizin at a high dose restored the serotonin level to its normal value and blocked the FA-induced increase in the level of its metabolite, 5-hydroxyindoleacetic acid. The FA-induced rise in γ-aminobutyric acid (GABA) and histamine was alleviated after administration of a high dose of glycyrrhizin. This was accompanied by improvements in the bioenergetic status and neuronal regenerative capacity through recovery of ATP and brain-derived neurotrophic factor levels to the pre-intoxicated values. High doses of glycyrrhizin also ameliorated the FA-generated behavioral changes and oxidative damage, manifested by the reduction in the expression of cortical pro-apoptotic caspase 3 in the same group. This study suggests that glycyrrhizin can potentially mend most of the previously evoked neuronal damage induced by FA intoxication in the brain of an experimental rat model.


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Córtex Cerebral/efeitos dos fármacos , Ácido Glicirrízico/farmacologia , Hipocampo/efeitos dos fármacos , Fármacos Neuroprotetores/farmacologia , Norepinefrina/metabolismo , Acetilcolinesterase/metabolismo , Animais , Comportamento Animal/efeitos dos fármacos , Fator Neurotrófico Derivado do Encéfalo/metabolismo , Córtex Cerebral/metabolismo , Córtex Cerebral/patologia , Dopamina/metabolismo , Relação Dose-Resposta a Droga , Ácido Fusárico/toxicidade , Hipocampo/metabolismo , Hipocampo/patologia , Masculino , Síndromes Neurotóxicas/tratamento farmacológico , Síndromes Neurotóxicas/patologia , Síndromes Neurotóxicas/veterinária , Ratos , Ratos Sprague-Dawley , Serotonina/metabolismo , Regulação para Cima/efeitos dos fármacos , Ácido gama-Aminobutírico/metabolismo
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