636,222 results match your criteria Anti-Inflammatory & Anti-Allergy Agents in Medicinal Chemistry [Journal]


Clinical Implications of Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms in Diagnosis of Asthma and its Subtypes.

Yonsei Med J 2019 Jan;60(1):1-9

Department of Interdisciplinary Program in Biomedical Science, Graduate School, Soonchunhyang University, Bucheon, Korea.

For the past three decades, a large number of genetic studies have been performed to examine genetic variants associated with asthma and its subtypes in hopes of gaining better understanding of the mechanisms underlying disease pathology and to identify genetic biomarkers predictive of disease outcomes. Various methods have been used to achieve these objectives, including linkage analysis, candidate gene polymorphism analysis, and genome-wide association studies (GWAS); however, the degree to which genetic variants contribute to asthma pathogenesis has proven to be much less significant than originally expected. Subsequent application of GWAS to well-defined phenotypes, such as occupational asthma and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugexacerbated respiratory diseases, has overcome some of these limitations, although with only partial success. Read More

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January 2019
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Fucoxanthin prevents lipopolysaccharide-induced depressive-like behavior in mice via AMPK- NF-κB pathway.

Metab Brain Dis 2018 Dec 15. Epub 2018 Dec 15.

Department of Pharmacy, Institute of toxicology and pharmacology, Zhejiang Pharmaceutical College, Ningbo, 315000, China.

Fucoxanthin (FX), a natural carotenoid abundant in edible brown seaweeds, has been shown the great anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-diabetic effects in vivo and in vitro. The present study was designed to investigate the effects of FX on lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced behavioral defects in mice. In depressive behavior tests, the increased immobility time of forced swimming test and tail suspension test by LPS treatment in mice, which were significantly reversed by FX treatment (200 mg/kg, i. Read More

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December 2018

Resveratrol Protects Against Renal Damage via Attenuation of Inflammation and Oxidative Stress in High-Fat-Diet-Induced Obese Mice.

Inflammation 2018 Dec 15. Epub 2018 Dec 15.

College of Animal Science and Technology, Nanjing Agricultural University, No. 1 Weigang, Nanjing, 210095, Jiangsu, People's Republic of China.

Oxidative stress and inflammation play an important role in the chronic kidney disease associated with obesity. Resveratrol (RSV) has been reported to exhibit a wide range of biological activities including antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. The objective of the present study was to investigate the effects of RSV on renal inflammation and oxidative stress in obese mice induced by high-fat diet. Read More

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December 2018

Immune aspects of the bi-directional neuroimmune facilitator TRPV1.

Mol Biol Rep 2018 Dec 15. Epub 2018 Dec 15.

School of Arts and Sciences, St. Bonaventure University, St. Bonaventure, New York, 14778, USA.

A rapidly growing area of interest in biomedical science involves the reciprocal crosstalk between the sensory nervous and immune systems. Both of these systems are highly integrated, detecting potential environmental harms and restoring homeostasis. Many different cytokines, receptors, neuropeptides, and other proteins are involved in this bidirectional communication that are common to both systems. Read More

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December 2018

Pilot Study Indicates Helicobacter pylori Infection May Induce Small Intestinal Mucosal Injury.

Digestion 2018 Dec 14;99(1):66-71. Epub 2018 Dec 14.

Background And Aim: Helicobacter pylori infection is a primary cause of gastroduodenal ulcers. To investigate whether there is an association between H. pylori infection and small intestinal mucosal injury. Read More

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December 2018

Duchenne muscular dystrophy: Focus on arachidonic acid metabolites.

Authors:
Malvina Hoxha

Biomed Pharmacother 2018 Dec 13;110:796-802. Epub 2018 Dec 13.

Catholic University Our Lady of Good Counsel, Department of Chemical-Toxicological and Pharmacological Evaluation of Drugs, Rruga Dritan Hoxha, Tirana, Albania; Università degli studi di Milano, Department of Pharmacological and Biomolecular Sciences, Via Balzaretti, 9-20133, Milan, Italy. Electronic address:

Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is an incurable disease, characterized by the muscle inflammation and progressive deterioration of muscle function. We discuss and review the role of arachidonic acid (AA) metabolites in DMD in muscle fiber degeneration and regeneration and new opportunities for developing new drugs by targeting the AA pathway, providing evidence that the AA pathway could represent an efficacious strategy to ameliorate the treatment of DMD patients. Currently a series of DMD care recommendations regarding management of rehabilitation, orthopedic, respiratory, cardiovascular, gastroenterology exist and the therapy is restricted to corticosteroids for muscle dysfunction with serious side effects. Read More

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December 2018

Evodiamine prevents dextran sulfate sodium-induced murine experimental colitis via the regulation of NF-κB and NLRP3 inflammasome.

Biomed Pharmacother 2018 Dec 13;110:786-795. Epub 2018 Dec 13.

College of Veterinary Medicine, Jilin University, Changchun, 130062, People's Republic of China. Electronic address:

Evodiamine (EVO), an extraction from the traditional Chinese medicine Evodia rutaecarpa, has been reported to possess anti-inflammatory, anti-tumor and other pharmacological activities. However, the effectiveness of EVO to relieve dextran sodium sulfate (DSS)-induced ulcerative colitis (UC) has not been evaluated. In this study, the protective effects and mechanisms of EVO on DSS-induced UC mice were investigated. Read More

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December 2018

Interleukin-35 expression protects against cigarette smoke-induced lung inflammation in mice.

Biomed Pharmacother 2018 Dec 12;110:727-732. Epub 2018 Dec 12.

Zhejiang Provincial Key Laboratory of Pathophysiology, Department of Immunology, Medical School of Ningbo University, Ningbo, 315211, China. Electronic address:

Cigarette smoke (CS) is a very important cause of pulmonary inflammatory diseases. Interleukin (IL)-35 is a novel anti-inflammatory cytokine but its role in CS-mediated lung inflammation remains unclear. In the present study, we examined the effect of IL-35 expression on CS-induced lung inflammation in mice. Read More

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December 2018

Innate T cells in the intensive care unit.

Mol Immunol 2018 Dec 13;105:213-223. Epub 2018 Dec 13.

Brigham and Women's Hospital, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Boston, MA, 02115, United States; Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, 02115, United States.

Rapid onset of acute inflammation is a hallmark of critical illnesses that bring patients to the intensive care unit (ICU). In critical illness, innate T cells rapidly reach full activation and drive a robust acute inflammatory response. As "cellular adjuvants," innate T cells worsen inflammation and mortality in several common critical illnesses including sepsis, ischemia-reperfusion injury, stroke, and exacerbations of respiratory disease. Read More

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December 2018

Time course of microglia activation and brain and blood cytokine/chemokine levels following chronic ethanol exposure and protracted withdrawal in rats.

Alcohol 2018 Jul 17;76:37-45. Epub 2018 Jul 17.

Department of Neuroscience, The Scripps Research Institute, 10550 North Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla, CA 92037, United States; Department of Molecular Medicine, The Scripps Research Institute, 10550 North Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla, CA 92037, United States; Dorris Neuroscience Center, The Scripps Research Institute, 10550 North Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla, CA 92037, United States.

Alcohol produces complex effects on the immune system. Moderate alcohol use (1-2 drinks per day) has been shown to produce anti-inflammatory responses in human blood monocytes, whereas, the post mortem brains of severe alcoholics show increased immune gene expression and activated microglial markers. The present study was conducted to evaluate the time course of alcohol effects during exposure and after withdrawal, and to determine the relationship between microglial and cytokine responses in brain and blood. Read More

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In-situ forming gels containing fluorometholone-loaded polymeric nanoparticles for ocular inflammatory conditions.

Colloids Surf B Biointerfaces 2018 Nov 27;175:365-374. Epub 2018 Nov 27.

Department of Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Technology and Physical Chemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy and Food Sciences, University of Barcelona, 08028, Barcelona, Spain; Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (IN2UB), University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain. Electronic address:

Thermosensitive gels have been developed and optimized in such a way that they become gels at corneal temperature and with a viscosity that allows the adequate release of the Fluorometholone (FMT)-loaded PLGA nanoparticles (NPs) in order to improve ocular anti-inflammatory efficacy against a commercial formulation. It has been shown that gels avoid burst release of the drug in the first hours with a slow and increasing profile after administration. NPs have maintained their average size and spherical shape within the gels as confirmed by transmission electron microscopy (TEM). Read More

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November 2018

Melatonin receptor activation provides cerebral protection after traumatic brain injury by mitigating oxidative stress and inflammation via the Nrf2 signaling pathway.

Free Radic Biol Med 2018 Dec 13. Epub 2018 Dec 13.

Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA. Electronic address:

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a principal cause of death and disability worldwide. Melatonin, a hormone made by the pineal gland, is known to have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. In this study, using a weight-drop model of TBI, we investigated the protective effects of ramelteon, a melatonin MT1/MT2 receptor agonist, and its underlying mechanisms of action. Read More

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December 2018

Inhibition of nerve growth factor signaling alleviates repeated dural stimulation-induced hyperalgesia in rats.

Neuroscience 2018 Dec 13. Epub 2018 Dec 13.

Laboratory Research Center, The First Affiliated Hospital of Chongqing Medical University, Chongqing, China. Electronic address:

Our previous study showed that acid-sensing ion channel 3 (ASIC3) in the trigeminal nucleus caudalis (TNC) is involved in the pathogenesis of recurrent migraine. ASIC3 is regulated by nerve growth factor (NGF), which induces hyperalgesia in various pain disorders. Neutralization of NGF is considered an effective treatment method. Read More

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December 2018

Deletion of myeloid IRS2 enhances adipose tissue sympathetic nerve function and limits obesity.

Mol Metab 2018 Nov 28. Epub 2018 Nov 28.

MRC London Institute of Medical Sciences, Du Cane Road, London, W12 0NN, UK; Institute of Clinical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College London, Du Cane Road, London, W12 0NN, UK. Electronic address:

Objective: Sympathetic nervous system and immune cell interactions play key roles in the regulation of metabolism. For example, recent convergent studies have shown that macrophages regulate obesity through brown adipose tissue (BAT) activation and beiging of white adipose tissue (WAT) via effects upon local catecholamine availability. However, these studies have raised issues about the underlying mechanisms involved including questions regarding the production of catecholamines by macrophages, the role of macrophage polarization state and the underlying intracellular signaling pathways in macrophages that might mediate these effects. Read More

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November 2018

Increasing complexity and interactions of oxidative stress in chronic respiratory diseases: An emerging need for novel drug delivery systems.

Chem Biol Interact 2018 Dec 13. Epub 2018 Dec 13.

Priority Research Centre for Healthy Lungs, Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI) & School of Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy, University of Newcastle, Callaghan, NSW, 2308, Australia; Faculty of Science, University of Technology Sydney, Ultimo, NSW, 2007, Australia; Centre for Inflammation, Centenary Institute, Sydney, NSW, 2050, Australia.

Oxidative stress is intensely involved in enhancing the severity of various chronic respiratory diseases (CRDs) including asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), infections and lung cancer. Even though there are various existing anti-inflammatory therapies, which are not enough to control the inflammation caused due to various contributing factors such as anti-inflammatory genes and antioxidant enzymes. This leads to an urgent need of novel drug delivery systems to combat the oxidative stress. Read More

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December 2018

l-Theanine and NEP1-40 promote nerve regeneration and functional recovery after brachial plexus root avulsion.

Biochem Biophys Res Commun 2018 Dec 12. Epub 2018 Dec 12.

Department of Hand and Foot Surgery, The Second Hospital of Jilin University, Changchun, 130012, China. Electronic address:

Brachial plexus root avulsion causes severe sequelae Treatments and prognosis face many problems, including inflammatory reaction, oxidative damage, and myelin related inhibitory effect. l-Theanine has anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidative, and neuroprotective effects. NEP1-40 competitively inhibits Nogo-66 receptor (NgR1) promotes axonal regeneration. Read More

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December 2018

IL-17A modulates osteoclast precursors' apoptosis through autophagy-TRAF3 signaling during osteoclastogenesis.

Biochem Biophys Res Commun 2018 Dec 12. Epub 2018 Dec 12.

Academy of Orthopedics, The Third Affiliated Hospital, Southern Medical University, Guangzhou, 510630, China. Electronic address:

Osteoclasts play an important role in bone remodeling. The inflammatory cytokine IL-17A could modulate the RANKL-induced osteoclastogenesis by regulating the autophagic activity. It is well accepted that protective autophagy has an anti-apoptotic effect. Read More

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December 2018

Vitamin D deficiency influences fatty acid metabolism.

Prostaglandins Leukot Essent Fatty Acids 2019 Jan 29;140:57-63. Epub 2018 Nov 29.

Mother and Child Health, Interactive Research School for Health Affairs (IRSHA), Bharati Vidyapeeth (Deemed to be University), Pune Satara Road, Pune411043, India. Electronic address:

Reports indicate that maternal vitamin D deficiency may be associated with increased inflammation. Long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LCPUFAs); omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids are known to have anti-inflammatory and pro-inflammatory properties respectively. The present study examines the effect of vitamin D deficiency on fatty acid composition and metabolism in a rat model. Read More

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January 2019
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Scaffolds based on alginate-PEG methyl ether methacrylate-Moringa oleifera-Aloe vera for wound healing applications.

Carbohydr Polym 2019 Feb 12;206:455-467. Epub 2018 Nov 12.

Departamento de Innovación Biomédica, Centro de Investigación Científica y de Educación Superior de Ensenada (CICESE), Carretera Ensenada-Tijuana No. 3918, Zona Playitas, C.P. 22860, Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico; CONACYT-Centro de Investigación y Desarrollo Tecnológico en Electroquímica (CIDETEQ), Parque Tecnológico Querétaro - Sanfandila, C.P. 76703, Pedro Escobedo, Querétaro, Mexico. Electronic address:

This study sought to improve the handling, stability to aqueous medium and healing properties of alginate-based three-dimensional structures to be applied as wound scaffolds. Thus, Ca-alginate was plasticized with PEG-methyl ether methacrylate (PEGMA) and blended with the freeze-dried gel of A. vera and aqueous leaves extracts of M. Read More

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February 2019
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Enteromorpha prolifera oligomers relieve pancreatic injury in streptozotocin (STZ)-induced diabetic mice.

Carbohydr Polym 2019 Feb 11;206:403-411. Epub 2018 Nov 11.

State Key Laboratory of Biochemical Engineering and Key Laboratory of Biopharmaceutical Production & Formulation Engineering, PLA, Institute of Process Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, 100190, PR China. Electronic address:

The polysaccharides of Enteromorpha prolifera (PEP) displayed various bioactivities such as anti-viral, anti-inflammatory and immune-regulative effects. However, no studies were performed on the biological effect of Enteromorpha prolifera oligomers (EPO). In this study, we prepared EPO and evaluated their anti-diabetic effect. Read More

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February 2019

Anti-inflammatory and antioxidant nanostructured cellulose membranes loaded with phenolic-based ionic liquids for cutaneous application.

Carbohydr Polym 2019 Feb 25;206:187-197. Epub 2018 Oct 25.

CICECO, Department of Chemistry, University of Aveiro, 3810-193 Aveiro, Portugal. Electronic address:

The utilization of natural compounds, such as phenolic acids and biopolymers, in the healthcare domain is gaining increasing attention. In this study, bacterial nanocellulose (BC) membranes were loaded with ionic liquids (ILs) based on phenolic acids. These ionic compounds, with improved solubility and bioavailability, were prepared by combining the cholinium cation with anions derived from caffeic, ellagic and gallic acids. Read More

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February 2019
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The atypical RhoGTPase RhoE/Rnd3 is a key molecule to acquire a neuroprotective phenotype in microglia.

J Neuroinflammation 2018 Dec 15;15(1):343. Epub 2018 Dec 15.

Instituto de Parasitología y Biomedicina López-Neyra, IPBLN-CSIC, Avd. Conocimiento 17, PTS Granada, 18016, Granada, Spain.

Background: Over-activated microglia play a central role during neuroinflammation, leading to neuronal cell death and neurodegeneration. Reversion of over-activated to neuroprotective microglia phenotype could regenerate a healthy CNS-supporting microglia environment. Our aim was to identify a dataset of intracellular molecules in primary microglia that play a role in the transition of microglia to a ramified, neuroprotective phenotype. Read More

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December 2018

Cranberry juice decreases disease activity in women with rheumatoid arthritis.

Nutrition 2018 Oct 10;60:112-117. Epub 2018 Oct 10.

Department of Internal Medicine,University of Londrina, Londrina, Paraná, Brazil. Electronic address:

Objectives: Studies have shown that cranberry (Vaccinium macrocarpon) has antiinflammatory and antioxidant effects; however, to our knowledge, the effects of cranberry juice consumption have not been studied in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The aim of this study was to verify the effect of cranberry juice consumption on several inflammatory biomarkers and on the disease activity of patients with RA.

Methods: A prospective study was conducted with 41 women diagnosed with RA. Read More

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October 2018
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Scalp nerves block for surgical clipping of cerebral aneurysms in patients allergic to nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.

J Clin Anesth 2018 Dec 12;54:156. Epub 2018 Dec 12.

Department of Anesthesiology, Showa University Hospital, Tokyo, Japan.

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December 2018

Glycyrrhizin alleviates Con A-induced hepatitis by differentially regulating the production of IL-17 and IL-25.

Biomed Pharmacother 2018 Dec 12;110:692-699. Epub 2018 Dec 12.

Department of Immunology, School of Basic Medicine, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China. Electronic address:

Glycyrrhizin, a triterpenoid compound, has been reported to be an anti-inflammatory agent for the treatment of a variety of inflammatory diseases including hepatitis. However, the mechanism by which glycyrrhizin inhibits inflammation is unclear. Using a Con A-induced hepatitis model in mice, we found that administration of glycyrrhizin ameliorates Con A-induced liver injury, which manifests as reduction in the production of inflammatory cytokines IFN-γ, IL-6 and IL-17, as well as serum alanine aminotransferase (ALT). Read More

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December 2018
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Cladophora glomerata methanolic extract decreases oxidative stress and improves viability and mitochondrial potential in equine adipose derived mesenchymal stem cells (ASCs).

Biomed Pharmacother 2018 Dec 12;111:6-18. Epub 2018 Dec 12.

Department of Experimental Biology, Faculty of Biology and Animal Science, Wrocław University of Environmental and Life Sciences, Norwida 27B, 50-375 Wrocław, Poland; Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Equine Clinic - Equine Surgery, Justus-Liebig-University, 35392 Gießen, Germany. Electronic address:

Reactive oxygen species (ROS) are key mediators of several cellular damage and thus associated with equine diseases such as inflammation and metabolic syndrome. This study aimed to evaluate the protective and antioxidant activities of methanolic extract prepared from Cladophora glomerata (C. glomerata) biomass, on equine adipose derived mesenchymal stem cells (EqASCs), under experimental oxidative stress induced by HO. Read More

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December 2018

Anti-depressive effect of Shuangxinfang on rats with acute myocardial infarction: Promoting bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells mobilization and alleviating inflammatory response.

Biomed Pharmacother 2018 Dec 12;111:19-30. Epub 2018 Dec 12.

The Third Affiliate Hospital of Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, Beijing 100029, China. Electronic address:

Bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (BM-MSCs) are recruited to injured site for cardiac self-repairing in acute myocardial infarction (AMI), but the spontaneous mobilization of BM-MSCs is insufficient for self-repairing. Inflammation initiated by necrosis cardiomyocytes induced cardiac remodeling and depression. Given the anti-inflammatory effects of BM-MSCs and the inextricably relationship among inflammation, ventricular remodeling and depression following AMI, methods focused on enhancing BM-MSCs mobilization are promising. Read More

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December 2018

Plasma and erythrocyte ω-3 and ω-6 fatty acids are associated with multiple inflammatory and oxidative stress biomarkers in breast cancer.

Nutrition 2018 Aug 21;58:194-200. Epub 2018 Aug 21.

Nutrition Department, Faculdade de Saúde Pública, Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil. Electronic address:

Objectives: The aim of this study was to assess the association of plasma and erythrocyte ω-3 and ω-6 fatty acids with multiple oxidative stress biomarkers in breast cancer patients.

Methods: Ninety-five women with recently diagnosed breast cancer and no previous treatment were selected for this study. The socioeconomic, clinical, and demographic profile of the patients was determined using a structured questionnaire and medical records. Read More

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August 2018
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Anti-inflammatory action of HO-1/CO in human bronchial epithelium in response to cationic polypeptide challenge.

Mol Immunol 2018 Dec 12;105:205-212. Epub 2018 Dec 12.

School of Biomedical Sciences, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, China. Electronic address:

Carbon monoxide (CO) is an anti-inflammatory gaseous molecule produced endogenously by heme oxygenases (HOs) HO-1 and HO-2. However, the mechanisms underlying the anti-inflammatory effects of CO in the human bronchial epithelium are still not fully understood. In this study, the cationic peptide poly-l-arginine (PLA) was utilized to induce bronchial epithelial damage and subsequent pro-inflammatory cytokine release in the human bronchial epithelial cell line 16HBE14o-. Read More

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December 2018

Emex spinosa (L.) Campd. ethyl acetate fractions effects on inflammatory mediators and oxidative stressmarkers in carrageenan induced paw oedema in mice.

J Ethnopharmacol 2018 Dec 12. Epub 2018 Dec 12.

Biopesticides Laboratory (LPIP), Center of Biotechnology of Sfax, University of Sfax, P.O. Box. 1177, 3018 Sfax, TUNISIA. Electronic address:

Ethnopharmacological Relevance: Emex spinosa (L.) Campd. (E. Read More

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December 2018
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Anthriscus sylvestris root extract reduces allergic lung inflammation by regulating interferon regulatory factor 4-mediated Th2 cell activation.

J Ethnopharmacol 2018 Dec 12. Epub 2018 Dec 12.

Herbal Medicine Research Division, Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine, Daejeon, 34054, Korea; Department of Pathology, College of Korean Medicine, Sangji University, Wonju-si, Gangwon-do, 26339, Korea. Electronic address:

Ethnopharmacological Relevance: Anthriscus sylvestris L. Hoffmann (AS) is a perennial plant that grows in Asia and Eastern Europe. Its dried root is used to treat conditions such as asthma, bronchitis, and cough. Read More

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December 2018
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Selective CB2 inverse agonist JTE907 drives T cell differentiation towards a Treg cell phenotype and ameliorates inflammation in a mouse model of inflammatory bowel disease.

Pharmacol Res 2018 Dec 12. Epub 2018 Dec 12.

Department of Medicine, Section of Pharmacology, University of Perugia, Italy.

Cannabinoids are known to possess anti-inflammatory and immunomodulatory properties, but the mechanisms involved are not fully understood. CB2 is the cannabinoid receptor that is expressed primarily on hematopoietic cells and mediates the immunoregulatory functions of cannabinoids. In order to study the effect of JTE907, a selective/inverse agonist of CB2 with anti-inflammatory properties, on the differentiation of T cell subtypes, we used an in vitro system of Th lineage-specific differentiation of naïve CD4 T lymphocytes isolated from the mouse spleen. Read More

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December 2018
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Non-covalent hitchhiking on endogenous carriers as a protraction mechanism for antiviral macromolecular prodrugs.

J Control Release 2018 Dec 12. Epub 2018 Dec 12.

Department of Chemistry, Aarhus University, 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark. Electronic address:

Albumin is a highly successful tool of drug delivery providing drastically extended body and blood residence time for the associated cargo, but it only traffics single drug copies at a time. In turn, macromolecular prodrugs (MP) are advantaged in carrying a high drug payload but offering only a modest extension of residence time to the conjugated drugs. In this work, we engineer MP to contain terminal groups that bind to albumin via non-covalent association and reveal that this facile measure affords a significant protraction for the associated polymers. Read More

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December 2018

In vitro anti-inflammatory and antioxidant potential of thymol loaded bipolymeric (tragacanth gum/chitosan) nanocarrier.

Int J Biol Macromol 2018 Dec 12. Epub 2018 Dec 12.

Department of Bio & Nano Technology, Guru Jambheshwar University of Science & Technology, Hisar, Haryana 125001, India. Electronic address:

Thymol is a natural bioactive agent which possesses various medicinal properties like antimicrobial, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, anticancer etc. and has been widely used in traditional medicine and food industries. It is eco-friendly, cheaper, nontoxic and has been granted generally recognized as safe (GRAS) notation by USFDA. Read More

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December 2018

Analgesic and anti-edemic properties of etifoxine in models of inflammatory sensitization.

Eur J Pharmacol 2018 Dec 12. Epub 2018 Dec 12.

Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique and University of Strasbourg, Institut des Neurosciences Cellulaires et Intégratives, 67000 Strasbourg, France. Electronic address:

Inflammatory processes are critical promoting factors of chronic pain states, mostly by inducing peripheral and central sensitization of the nociceptive system. These processes are associated with a massive increase in glutamatergic transmission, sometimes facilitated by spinal disinhibition. In this study, we used etifoxine, a non-benzodiazepine anxiolytic known to amplify inhibition mediated by gamma-aminobutyric acid type A (GABA) receptors in pain processing regions, either directly (through allosteric modulation) or indirectly (through the synthesis of endogenous neurosteroids). Read More

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December 2018
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Inhibition of SIRT1 by microRNA-9, the key point in process of LPS-induced severe inflammation.

Arch Biochem Biophys 2018 Dec 12. Epub 2018 Dec 12.

Department of Burns and Cutaneous Surgery, Xijing Hospital, The Fourth Military Medical University, 127 Changle West Road, Xi'an, Shaanxi, 710032, China. Electronic address:

Severe inflammation may lead to multiple organs dysfunction syndrome, which has a high mortality. MicroRNA is found participated in this process. In this study we developed a lipopolysaccharide-induced inflammation cell model on macrophages and a lipopolysaccharide-induced inflammation mouse model. Read More

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December 2018
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Effects of proton pump inhibitors on severe haematotoxicity induced after first course of pemetrexed/carboplatin combination chemotherapy.

J Clin Pharm Ther 2018 Dec 15. Epub 2018 Dec 15.

Laboratory of Applied Therapeutics, Center for Education & Research on Clinical Pharmacy, Showa Pharmaceutical University, Tokyo, Japan.

What Is Known And Objective: Pemetrexed/carboplatin combination chemotherapy has shown efficacy as a first-line treatment for advanced non-small-cell lung cancer. However, severe haematotoxicity is often observed during this combination chemotherapy. Some studies have suggested that concomitant drugs may be the risk factors for severe adverse events. Read More

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December 2018
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Inflammatory response under zinc deficiency is exacerbated by dysfunction of the Th2 lymphocyte - M2 macrophage pathway.

Immunology 2018 Dec 15. Epub 2018 Dec 15.

Department of Public Health and Environmental Medicine, The Jikei University School of Medicine.

Nutritional zinc deficiency leads to immune dysfunction and aggravates inflammation. However, the underlying mechanism remains unknown. In this study, the relationship between macrophage subtypes (M1 and M2) or helper T lymphocytes (Th1 and Th2) were investigated using the spleen from rats fed zinc-deficient or standard diet. Read More

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December 2018

Effects of isoquinoline alkaloids from Macleaya cordata on physiological, immunological and inflammatory parameters in healthy beagles: Alkaloids in dog nutrition.

J Anim Physiol Anim Nutr (Berl) 2018 Dec 14. Epub 2018 Dec 14.

Institute of Animal Nutrition, Freie Universität Berlin, Berlin, Germany.

The aim of the study was to investigate nutritional, physiological and immunological effects of a plant-derived blend of isoquinoline alkaloids (Sangrovit® Extra) in healthy dogs. Two groups of healthy, adult beagles (N = 10) were tested in a cross-over experiment, lasting two consecutive three-week periods. The experimental group received 1. Read More

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December 2018

Sensitivity of physiological and biochemical endpoints in early ontogenetic stages of crops under diclofenac and paracetamol treatments.

Environ Sci Pollut Res Int 2018 Dec 14. Epub 2018 Dec 14.

Laboratory of Metabolomics and Isotope Analyses, Global Change Research Institute, Czech Academy of Sciences, Bělidla 986/4a, 603 00, Brno, Czech Republic.

Early stages of ontogenesis determining subsequent growth, development, and productivity of crops can be affected by wastewater and sludge contaminated with pharmaceuticals. Diclofenac (DCF) and paracetamol (PCT; both 0.0001 to 10 mg/L) did not affect seed germination and primary root length of onion, lettuce, pea, and tomato. Read More

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December 2018
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Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy in Primary Immunodeficiencies.

J Clin Immunol 2018 Dec 14. Epub 2018 Dec 14.

Department of Haematology, Assistance Publique-Hôpitaux de Paris, Hôpital Necker-Enfants Malades, France et Université Paris Descartes, 149 rue de Sèvres, 75015, Paris, France.

Purpose: Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML) is a rare but severe demyelinating disease caused by the polyomavirus JC (JCV) in immunocompromised patients. We report a series of patients with primary immune deficiencies (PIDs) who developed PML.

Methods: Retrospective observational study including PID patients with PML. Read More

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December 2018

Study protocol for a double-blind randomised controlled trial investigating the impact of 12 weeks supplementation with a extract on cholesterol levels in adults with elevated fasting LDL cholesterol who are overweight or have obesity.

BMJ Open 2018 Dec 14;8(12):e022195. Epub 2018 Dec 14.

Department of Nutrition, Dietetics and Food, Monash University, Notting Hill, Victoria, Australia.

Introduction: Hyperlipidaemia, hyperglycaemia and chronic inflammation are risk factors for chronic diseases cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes. Polyphenols are bioactive compounds found in marine algae with potential antihyperlipidaemic, antihyperglycaemic and anti-inflammatory effects. The modulation of these risk factors using bioactive polyphenols may represent a useful strategy for disease prevention and management; research in humans, however, remains limited. Read More

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December 2018
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Low-dose chidamide restores immune tolerance in ITP patients and mice by modulating nTreg cells and CTLA4 expression.

Blood 2018 Dec 14. Epub 2018 Dec 14.

Department of Hematology, Qilu Hospital, Shandong University, Jinan, China;

Increased macrophage phagocytosis of antibody-coated platelet as well as decreased number and/or impaired function of CD4CD25Foxp3 regulatory T (Treg) cells have been shown to participate in the pathogenesis of immune thrombocytopenia (ITP). Low-dose histone deacetylase inhibitors (HDACi) are anti-inflammatory and immunomodulatory agents that can enhance immunosuppression in graft-versus-host disease by increasing the number and function of Foxp3 T-regulatory cells. Whether low-dose HDACi has potential in promoting immune tolerance and platelet release in ITP is unclear. Read More

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December 2018

HDAC inhibitor valproic acid protects heart function through Foxm1 pathway after acute myocardial infarction.

EBioMedicine 2018 Dec 11. Epub 2018 Dec 11.

Department of Cardiac Surgery, Cardiovascular Center, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA. Electronic address:

Background: Epigenetic histone acetylation is a major event controlling cell functions, such as metabolism, differentiation and repair. Here, we aim to determine whether Valproic acid (VPA), a FDA approved inhibitor of histone deacetylation for bipolar disease, could protect heart against myocardial infarction (MI) injury and elucidate key molecular pathways.

Methods: VPA was administrated to MI rats at different time points, onset and after MI injury. Read More

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December 2018

Simultaneous Loss of Both Atypical Protein Kinase C Genes in the Intestinal Epithelium Drives Serrated Intestinal Cancer by Impairing Immunosurveillance.

Immunity 2018 Dec 1. Epub 2018 Dec 1.

Cancer Metabolism and Signaling Networks Program, Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute, La Jolla, CA 92037, USA. Electronic address:

Serrated adenocarcinoma, an alternative pathway for colorectal cancer (CRC) development, accounts for 15%-30% of all CRCs and is aggressive and treatment resistant. We show that the expression of atypical protein kinase C ζ (PKCζ) and PKCλ/ι was reduced in human serrated tumors. Simultaneous inactivation of the encoding genes in the mouse intestinal epithelium resulted in spontaneous serrated tumorigenesis that progressed to advanced cancer with a strongly reactive and immunosuppressive stroma. Read More

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December 2018

Eicosapentaenoic Acid and Vitamin E Against Doxorubicin Induced Cardiac and Renal Damages: Role of Cytochrome c and iNOS.

Arch Iran Med 2018 Nov 1;21(11):502-508. Epub 2018 Nov 1.

Pharmacology and Toxicology Department, Faculty of Pharmacy, October University for Modern Sciences and Arts, Egypt.

Background: The current study aimed to evaluate the mechanisms involved in protection against doxorubicin-induced cardiac and renal toxicities upon treatment with eicosapentaenoic acid and vitamin E.

Methods: Rats were randomly assigned to 4 groups: normal control, doxorubicin inducted control, eicosapentaenoic acid treated group and a final group pretreated with vitamin E. Lipid peroxidation, reduced glutathione (GSH) and tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α) contents as well as glutathione peroxidase (GPx), superoxide dismutase (SOD) and myeloperoxidase (MPO) activities were assessed. Read More

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November 2018

Overview on the Effects of -Acetylcysteine in Neurodegenerative Diseases.

Molecules 2018 Dec 13;23(12). Epub 2018 Dec 13.

IRCCS Centro Neurolesi "Bonino-Pulejo", Via Provinciale Palermo, Contrada Casazza, 98124 Messina, Italy.

-acetylcysteine (NAC), which is an acetylated cysteine compound, has aroused scientific interest for decades due to its important medical applications. It also represents a nutritional supplement in the human diet. NAC is a glutathione precursor and shows antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activities. Read More

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December 2018

Supercritical Fluid Extract Exhibits Necroptotic Effects and Anti-Metastatic Activity on Lung Cancer Cells.

Molecules 2018 Dec 13;23(12). Epub 2018 Dec 13.

Department of Nutrition, I-Shou University, Kaohsiung 82445, Taiwan.

(BS) has long been used as an analgesic, wound-healing and anti-inflammatory medicinal plant. The aqueous extract of its bark has been demonstrated to have anti-cancer activity. This study investigated the anti-proliferative and anti-metastatic effects of BS supercritical fluid extract (BSE) on the A549 and H661 lung cancer cell lines. Read More

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December 2018

Systems pharmacology uncover the mechanism of anti-non-small cell lung cancer for Hedyotis diffusa Willd.

Biomed Pharmacother 2019 Jan 5;109:969-984. Epub 2018 Nov 5.

Key Laboratory of Xinjiang Phytomedicine Resource and Utilization, Ministry of Education, Shihezi University, Shihezi, 832002, China; Key Laboratory of Resource Biology and Biotechnology in Western China, Ministry of Education, School of Life Sciences, Northwest University, Xi'an, 710000, China. Electronic address:

Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) has become one of the most general malignancies in the world and has been shown to be the leading cause of cancer-related deaths. Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is considered to be a useful medicine for survival, and has been used in Asia for thousands of years. Hedyotis diffusa Willd (HDW) is an important folk herb that is used in clinical treatment of various cancers in various Chinese medicine prescriptions. Read More

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January 2019

Effect of gemfibrozil on cardiotoxicity induced by doxorubicin in male experimental rats.

Biomed Pharmacother 2019 Jan 6;109:530-535. Epub 2018 Nov 6.

Physiology-Pharmacology Research Center, Research Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, Rafsanjan University of Medical Sciences, Rafsanjan, Iran; Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, Rafsanjan University of Medical Sciences, Rafsanjan, Iran. Electronic address:

Cardiotoxicity is an adverse effect of the anticancer drug doxorubicin (DOX). Gemfibrozil (GEM) is a lipid-lowering drug with a number of biological properties such as anti-inflammatory and antioxidant activities. Therefore, we decided to investigate the effect of GEM on DOX-induced cardiotoxicity in rats. Read More

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January 2019
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