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Gang Wang et al.
International journal of molecular medicine, 39(1), 183-190 (2016-12-03)
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a chronic lethal interstitial lung disease with unknown etiology. Recent studies have indicated that heat-shock protein 27 (HSP27) contributes to the pathogenesis of IPF through the regulation of epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT). However, the expression and role of HSP27 in
Peitao Zhou et al.
Frontiers in cell and developmental biology, 8, 56-56 (2020-03-03)
Macrophage-orchestrated chronic inflammation plays an important role in cardiovascular disease, including accelerating the development of calcific aortic valve disease (CAVD). M1 and M2 macrophage polarization imbalances can alter intensity of inflammatory responses. Recombinant human interleukin 37 (IL-37) could be involved
Xu-Hua Duan et al.
European journal of pharmacology, 833, 230-236 (2018-06-13)
Increasing evidences suggested that insufficient radiofrequency ablation (RFA) can paradoxically promote tumor invasion and metastatic processes, while the effects of moderate hyperthermia on cancer progression are not well illustrated. Our present study confirmed moderate hyperthermia treatment can promote the proliferation
Kiram Lee et al.
Molecules (Basel, Switzerland), 24(10) (2019-05-30)
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a major inflammatory lung disease characterized by irreversible and progressive airflow obstruction. Although corticosteroids are often used to reduce inflammation, steroid therapies are insufficient in patients with refractory COPD. Both serum amyloid A (SAA)
Da Hye Kim et al.
Journal of gastroenterology and hepatology, 34(1), 178-185 (2018-06-23)
Nuclear factor kappa B (NF-κB) activation and endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress signaling play significant roles in the pathogenesis of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Thus, we evaluated whether new therapeutic probiotics have anti-colitic effects, and we investigated their mechanisms related to
Eman Sami et al.
Cancer research, 80(5), 1102-1117 (2020-01-09)
Tumor-associated macrophages (TAM) promote triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) progression. Here, we report BRCA1-IRIS-overexpressing (IRISOE) TNBC cells secrete high levels of GM-CSF in a hypoxia-inducible factor-1α (HIF1α)- and a NF-κB-dependent manner to recruit macrophages to IRISOE cells and polarize them to
Miki Matsui et al.
Molecular pharmacology, 95(3), 294-302 (2019-01-10)
The hyperpolarization induced by intermediate-conductance Ca2+-activated K+ channel (KCa3.1) activation increases the driving force for Ca2+ influx, which generally promotes cell proliferation, migration, and cytokine production in immunocompetent cells. Interleukin-10 (IL-10) from tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes and macrophages, lymphoma, and carcinoma cells
W Y Liang et al.
Nutrition, metabolism, and cardiovascular diseases : NMCD, 25(2), 187-194 (2014-10-16)
Hyperuricemia is an important risk factor for atherosclerosis, yet the potential mechanisms are not well understood. Migration and adhesion of leukocytes to endothelial cells play key roles in initiation and development of atherosclerosis. We investigated monocyte-endothelial cell interactions and potential
Ah-Ra Jang et al.
Immune network, 19(2), e13-e13 (2019-05-16)
6-kDa early secretory antigenic target (ESAT6), a virulent factor of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, is involved in immune regulation. However, the underlying mechanism behind the activation and maturation of dendritic cells (DCs) by ESAT6 remains unclear. In this study, we investigated the
Jhang Ho Pak et al.
International journal for parasitology, 47(1), 51-59 (2016-12-07)
Matrix metalloproteinase-9 plays an important role in the invasion and metastasis of various types of cancer cells. We have previously reported that excretory-secretory products from Clonorchis sinensis increases matrix metalloproteinase-9 expression. However, the regulatory mechanisms through which matrix metalloproteinase-9 expression
Yan Zeng et al.
Carcinogenesis, 35(10), 2244-2253 (2014-06-14)
N-α-Acetyltransferase 10 protein (Naa10p, also called arrest-defective 1), the catalytic subunit of N-acetyltransferase A, is a critical regulator of cell death and proliferation. Naa10p is also shown to regulate cancer metastasis by inhibiting cell motility; however, its role in cancer
Qiang Mao et al.
Parasitology research, 114(2), 659-670 (2014-11-22)
Clonorchiasis, caused by direct and continuous contact with Clonorchis sinensis, is associated with hepatobiliary damage, inflammation, periductal fibrosis, and the development of cholangiocarcinoma. Hepatic stellate cells respond to liver injury through production of proinflammatory mediators which drive fibrogenesis; however, their
Atul Kumar et al.
Scientific reports, 7(1), 9535-9535 (2017-08-27)
Chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) is characterized by abnormal proliferation of myeloid cells which when untreated leads to bone marrow failure. Imatinib mesylate (IM) is the first line of therapy for treatment of CML and results in remission in most cases.
Laura E Felley et al.
Journal of immunology (Baltimore, Md. : 1950), 197(6), 2455-2464 (2016-08-19)
The cytokine IL-1β plays a central role in inflammatory responses that are initiated by microbial challenges, as well as in those that are due to endogenous processes (often called sterile inflammation). IL-1β secretion that occurs independently of microbial stimulation is
Do-Wan Kim et al.
Cells, 9(6) (2020-06-19)
Curcumin, a hydrophobic polyphenol derived from turmeric, has been used a food additive and as a herbal medicine for the treatment of various diseases, but the clinical application of curcumin is restricted by its poor aqueous solubility and its low
Yang Zhang et al.
Life sciences, 230, 35-44 (2019-05-28)
P120-catenin (P120) was known to function in adhesion between cells and signal transduction in many types of cells. In this study, we investigated the expression and role of P120 in pulmonary fibrosis and transforming growth factor beta (TGF-β) mediated lung
Y Yu et al.
Molecular oral microbiology, 30(4), 295-306 (2015-01-21)
Porphyromonas endodontalis lipopolysaccharide (LPS) is considered to be correlated with the progression of bone resorption in periodontal and periapical diseases. Wnt5a has recently been implicated in inflammatory processes, but its role is unclear as a P. endodontalis LPS-induced mediator in
Jie Han et al.
Journal of cellular biochemistry, 120(9), 14735-14744 (2019-04-23)
Obesity is a major contributor to the development of steatohepatitis and fibrosis from nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). Hypoxia aggravates progression of NAFLD. In mice on high-fat diet (HFD), hepatic steatosis leads to liver tissue hypoxia, evidenced by accumulation of
Kouji Ohta et al.
Molecular medicine reports, 16(5), 6850-6857 (2017-09-14)
Tumor necrosis factor (TNF)‑α and interferon (IFN)‑γ, are inflammatory cytokines in the synovial fluid of patients with temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD). However, it remains unknown whether they participate in the regulation of various chemokine expression levels associated with TMD. The effects of TNF‑α
Prachya Kongtawelert et al.
Molecules (Basel, Switzerland), 25(2) (2020-01-16)
Programmed death ligand 1 (PD-L1) is overexpressed in the most aggressive breast cancer subtype, triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC), assisting the eradication of antitumor immunity, and thereby enhancing the survival of the tumor. This study explored how hesperidin affects PD-L1 expression
Stephen Zewinger et al.
Nature immunology, 21(1), 30-41 (2019-12-11)
NLRP3-inflammasome-driven inflammation is involved in the pathogenesis of a variety of diseases. Identification of endogenous inflammasome activators is essential for the development of new anti-inflammatory treatment strategies. Here, we identified that apolipoprotein C3 (ApoC3) activates the NLRP3 inflammasome in human
Sadia Salahuddin et al.
Scientific reports, 9(1), 208-208 (2019-01-20)
Epstein-Barr Virus latent membrane protein-1 (LMP1) interacts with the SUMO-conjugating enzyme Ubc9, which induces protein sumoylation and may contribute to LMP1-mediated oncogenesis. After analyzing human lymphoma tissues and EBV-positive cell lines, we now document a strong correlation between LMP1 and
Manoj K Puthia et al.
Eukaryotic cell, 7(3), 435-443 (2007-12-25)
Blastocystis is a ubiquitous enteric protozoan found in the intestinal tracts of humans and a wide range of animals. Evidence accumulated over the last decade suggests association of Blastocystis with gastrointestinal disorders involving diarrhea, abdominal pain, constipation, nausea, and fatigue.
Hua-Hao Fan et al.
Chinese medical journal, 133(9), 1051-1056 (2020-03-10)
Medicines for the treatment of 2019-novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) infections are urgently needed. However, drug screening using live 2019-nCoV requires high-level biosafety facilities, which imposes an obstacle for those institutions without such facilities or 2019-nCoV. This study aims to repurpose the
Eva Zilian et al.
PloS one, 10(12), e0145306-e0145306 (2015-12-23)
Antibody-mediated rejection (AMR) is a key limiting factor for long-term graft survival in solid organ transplantation. Human leukocyte antigen (HLA) class I (HLA I) antibodies (Abs) play a major role in the pathogenesis of AMR via their interactions with HLA
Robin B Guevarra et al.
PloS one, 16(1), e0239792-e0239792 (2021-01-07)
Pantoea agglomerans is a Gram-negative facultative anaerobic bacillus causing a wide range of opportunistic infections in humans including septicemia, pneumonia, septic arthritis, wound infections and meningitis. To date, the determinants of virulence, antibiotic resistance, metabolic features conferring survival and host-associated
Yuta Onodera et al.
FEBS open bio, 5, 492-501 (2015-06-26)
Oxidative stress within the arthritis joint has been indicated to be involved in generating mediators for tissue degeneration and inflammation. COX-2 is a mediator in inflammatory action, pain and some catabolic reactions in inflamed tissues. Here, we demonstrated a direct
Jialin Jia et al.
International immunopharmacology, 78, 106004-106004 (2019-11-30)
Butyrate has multiple protective effects in inflammation-related intestinal diseases. Previous studies have found that butyrate could inhibit inflammation in rheumatoid arthritis. Inflammation is a pivotal inducement in the degeneration progress of the intervertebral disc. The anti-inflammatory treatment has an apparent
Hassan Yousefi et al.
Tumori, 105(1), 84-91 (2018-07-20)
Epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) is the most lethal gynecologic malignancy worldwide and despite an initial response to therapeutic agents, the majority of patients have chemoresistant disease. There is no treatment strategy with proven efficacy against chemoresistant EOC and in this
Shu-Chen Cheng et al.
International journal of molecular sciences, 20(12) (2019-06-20)
Quercetin, a bioflavonoid derived from vegetables and fruits, exerts anti-inflammatory effects in various diseases. Our previous study revealed that quercetin could suppress the expression of matrix metalloprotease-9 (MMP-9) and intercellular adhesion molecule-1 (ICAM-1) to achieve anti-inflammatory effects in tumor necrosis
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