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Increased effects of 2,5-dimethylcelecoxib on sensitivity of hepatocellular carcinoma cells to sorafenib via CYP3A5 expression and activation of AMPK.

Toxicol In Vitro 2021 Jul 20;76:105226. Epub 2021 Jul 20.

Department of Hepatobiliary Surgery and Fujian Institute of Hepatobiliary Surgery, Cancer Center of Fujian Medical University, Fujian Medical University Union Hospital, Fuzhou, China; Key Laboratory of Ministry of Education for Gastrointestinal Cancer, Research Center for Molecular Medicine, Fujian Medical University, Fuzhou, China. Electronic address:

As the occurrence and development of HCC are often accompanied by inflammation, the combination of sorafenib with other therapeutic drugs, especially anti-inflammatory drugs, is one of the directions to be explored at present. Our previous research has been focused on the anti-inflammatory drug 2,5-dimethylcelecoxib (DMC), whether DMC combined with sorafenib could elevate the effect of inhibiting HCC deserves further exploration. In this study, we found that DMC induced CYP3A5 expression in HCC cells in a time-dependent and concentration dependent manner. Read More

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Effects of canagliflozin on human myocardial redox signalling: clinical implications.

Eur Heart J 2021 Jul 19. Epub 2021 Jul 19.

Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Radcliffe Department of Medicine, University of Oxford, L6 West Wing, John Radcliffe Hospital, Headley Way, Oxford OX3 9DU, UK.

Aims: Recent clinical trials indicate that sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitors improve cardiovascular outcomes in heart failure patients, but the underlying mechanisms remain unknown. We explored the direct effects of canagliflozin, an SGLT2 inhibitor with mild SGLT1 inhibitory effects, on myocardial redox signalling in humans.

Methods And Results: Study 1 included 364 patients undergoing cardiac surgery. Read More

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Salidroside activates the AMP-activated protein kinase pathway to suppress non-alcoholic steatohepatitis.

Hepatology 2021 Jul 22. Epub 2021 Jul 22.

Department of Animal Nutrition and Feed Science, College of Animal Science and Technology, Huazhong Agricultural University, Wuhan, 430070, China.

Background & Aims: Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) is becoming a leading cause of liver cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Salidroside (p-hydroxyphenethyl-β-d-glucoside) has various biological and pharmacological activities, including anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and anticancer activities. However, the therapeutic effect and underlying molecular mechanism of salidroside in NASH remain to be further clarified. Read More

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Deletion of AMPK minimizes graft-versus-host disease through an early impact on effector donor T cells.

JCI Insight 2021 Jul 22;6(14). Epub 2021 Jul 22.

Division of Blood and Marrow Transplantation and Cellular Therapies, Department of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.

Allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation is a viable treatment for multiple hematologic diseases, but its application is often limited by graft-versus-host disease (GVHD), where donor T cells attack host tissues in the skin, liver, and gastrointestinal tract. Here, we examined the role of the cellular energy sensor AMP kinase (AMPK) in alloreactive T cells during GVHD development. Early posttransplant, AMPK activity increased more than 15-fold in allogeneic T cells, and transplantation of T cells deficient in both AMPKα1 and AMPKα2 decreased GVHD severity in multiple disease models. Read More

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Effect of Deer Antler Extract on Muscle Differentiation and 5-Aminoimidazole-4-Carboxamide Ribonucleoside (AICAR)-Induced Muscle Atrophy in C2C12 Cells.

Food Sci Anim Resour 2021 Jul 1;41(4):623-635. Epub 2021 Jul 1.

Department of Integrated Biomedical and Life Sciences, Graduate School, Korea University, Seoul 02841, Korea.

The effect of deer antler extract on muscle differentiation and muscle atrophy were evaluated to minimize muscle loss following aging. Various deer antler extracts (HWE, hot water extract of deer antler; FE, HWE of fermented deer antler; ET, enzyme-assisted extract of deer antler; UE, extract prepared by ultrasonication of deer antler) were evaluated for their effect on muscle differentiation and inhibition of 5-aminoimidazole-4-carboxamide ribonucleoside (AICAR)-induced muscle atrophy in C2C12 cells. Morphological changes according to the effect of antler extracts on muscle differentiation were confirmed by Jenner-Giemsa staining. Read More

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AMPK-deficiency forces metformin-challenged cancer cells to switch from carbohydrate metabolism to ketogenesis to support energy metabolism.

Oncogene 2021 Jul 21. Epub 2021 Jul 21.

Department of Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, 60611, USA.

Epidemiologic studies in diabetic patients as well as research in model organisms have indicated the potential of metformin as a drug candidate for the treatment of various types of cancer, including breast cancer. To date most of the anti-cancer properties of metformin have, in large part, been attributed either to the inhibition of mitochondrial NADH oxidase complex (Complex I in the electron transport chain) or the activation of AMP-activated kinase (AMPK). However, it is becoming increasingly clear that AMPK activation may be critical to alleviate metabolic and energetic stresses associated with tumor progression suggesting that it may, in fact, attenuate the toxicity of metformin instead of promoting it. Read More

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β-amyloid monomers drive up neuronal aerobic glycolysis in response to energy stressors.

Aging (Albany NY) 2021 Jul 21;13. Epub 2021 Jul 21.

Department of Drug and Health Sciences, University of Catania, Catania 95125, Italy.

Research on cerebral glucose metabolism has shown that the aging brain experiences a fall of aerobic glycolysis, and that the age-related loss of aerobic glycolysis may accelerate Alzheimer's disease pathology. In the healthy brain, aerobic glycolysis, namely the use of glucose outside oxidative phosphorylation, may cover energy demand and increase neuronal resilience to stressors at once. Currently, the drivers of aerobic glycolysis in neurons are unknown. Read More

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Tudor staphylococcal nuclease is a docking platform for stress granule components and is essential for SnRK1 activation in Arabidopsis.

EMBO J 2021 Jul 21:e105043. Epub 2021 Jul 21.

Department of Molecular Sciences, Uppsala BioCenter, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences and Linnean Center for Plant Biology, Uppsala, Sweden.

Tudor staphylococcal nuclease (TSN; also known as Tudor-SN, p100, or SND1) is a multifunctional, evolutionarily conserved regulator of gene expression, exhibiting cytoprotective activity in animals and plants and oncogenic activity in mammals. During stress, TSN stably associates with stress granules (SGs), in a poorly understood process. Here, we show that in the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana, TSN is an intrinsically disordered protein (IDP) acting as a scaffold for a large pool of other IDPs, enriched for conserved stress granule components as well as novel or plant-specific SG-localized proteins. Read More

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Porcine Haemagglutinating Encephalomyelitis Virus Triggers Neural Autophagy Independent of ULK1.

J Virol 2021 Jul 21:JVI0085121. Epub 2021 Jul 21.

Key Laboratory of Zoonosis Research, Ministry of Education, College of Veterinary Medicine, Jilin University, Changchun, China.

Uncoordinated 51-like kinase 1 (ULK1) is a well-characterized initiator of canonical autophagy under basal or pathological conditions. Porcine haemagglutinating encephalomyelitis virus (PHEV), a neurotropic betacoronavirus (β-CoV), impairs ULK1 kinase but hijacks autophagy to facilitate viral proliferation. However, the machinery of PHEV-induced autophagy initiation upon ULK1 kinase deficiency remains unclear. Read More

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PPAR Plays an Important Role in Acute Hepatic Ischemia-Reperfusion Injury via AMPK/mTOR Pathway.

PPAR Res 2021 3;2021:6626295. Epub 2021 Jul 3.

Department of Gastroenterology, Shanghai Tenth People's Hospital, Tongji University School of Medicine, Shanghai 200072, China.

Background: Hepatic ischemia-reperfusion (IR) injury is one of the severe complications associated with liver surgery and leads to liver dysfunction. PPAR is always linked with various physiologic pathways, and it can alleviate liver damage in IR injury.

Aim: In this study, we explored the potential mechanism of PPAR in the pathogenesis of hepatic IR injury by mice model. Read More

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Bioinformatics Analysis of Neuroblastoma miRNA Based on GEO Data.

Pharmgenomics Pers Med 2021 13;14:849-858. Epub 2021 Jul 13.

Department of Hematology, the Second Affiliated Hospital and Yuying Children's Hospital of Wenzhou Medical University, Wenzhou, Zhejiang, People's Republic of China.

Objective: To analyze the changes in downstream genes, signaling pathways, and proteins based on the difference of microRNA (miRNA) expression in neuroblastoma (NB).

Methods: GSE128004 second-generation sequencing expression data were downloaded from GEO, and Limma package of R language was used to analyze differential expression, and a volcano map and heat map were drawn; the target genes corresponding to the differential miRNA were found using the miWalk web tool, and GO (Gene Ontology) and KEGG (Kyoto Encyclopedia of Genes and Genomes) were performed. The key genes were identified and verified in the TCGA database. Read More

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Qihu Preparation Ameliorates Diabetes by Activating the AMPK Signaling Pathway in db/db Mice.

Diabetes Metab Syndr Obes 2021 14;14:3229-3241. Epub 2021 Jul 14.

Department of Pharmacology, College of Pharmacy, Chongqing Medical University, Chongqing, People's Republic of China.

Purpose: To examine the pharmacological effects of Qihu on type 2 diabetes mellitus using db/db mice.

Materials And Methods: Thirty-seven db/db mice were randomly divided into the following 5 groups: diabetes model control group (DM group; n = 7), administered with the adjuvant 0.3% carboxymethyl cellulose-Na; positive control group (Met group; n = 8), administered with metformin (0. Read More

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Naringin induces skeletal muscle fiber type transformation via AMPK/PGC-1α signaling pathway in mice and C2C12 myotubes.

Nutr Res 2021 Jun 24;92:99-108. Epub 2021 Jun 24.

Key Laboratory for Animal Disease-Resistance Nutrition of China Ministry of Education, Institute of Animal Nutrition, Sichuan Agricultural University, Chengdu, Sichuan 611130, PR China.

A large number of studies have shown that polyphenols can regulate skeletal muscle fiber type transformation through AMPK signal. However, the effects and mechanism of naringin (a natural polyphenol) on muscle fiber type transformation still remains unclear. Thus, we hypothesized that naringin would induce the transformation of skeletal muscle fibers from type II to type I by AMPK signaling. Read More

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DRD1 agonist A-68930 improves mitochondrial dysfunction and cognitive deficits in a streptozotocin-induced mouse model.

Brain Res Bull 2021 Jul 17. Epub 2021 Jul 17.

Department of Pharmacology, China Pharmaceutical University, Nanjing, 210009, China. Electronic address:

Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the most prevalent neurodegenerative disorder characterized by irreversible cognitive deficits and memory dysfunction. Dopamine is the most abundant catecholaminergic neurotransmitter in the brain which regulates motivation, reward, movement, and cognition. Recently, increasing evidences have shown that dopaminergic system is disturbed in AD conditions, and pharmacological interventions targeting dopamine D1 receptor (DRD1) exhibit certain therapeutic benefits in AD models. Read More

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Metformin prevents p-tau and amyloid plaque deposition and memory impairment in diabetic mice.

Exp Brain Res 2021 Jul 20. Epub 2021 Jul 20.

Laboratory of Ultrastructure, Aggeu Magalhães Institute (IAM), FIOCRUZ, Av. Moraes Rego S/N, Recife, PE, Brazil.

Insulin deficiency or resistance can promote dementia and hallmarks of Alzheimer's disease (AD). The formation of neurofibrillary tangles of p-TAU protein, extracellular Aβ plaques, and neuronal loss is related to the switching off insulin signaling in cognition brain areas. Metformin is a biguanide antihyperglycemic drug used worldwide for the treatment of type 2 diabetes. Read More

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NUAK1 and NUAK2 Fine-Tune TGF-β Signaling.

Cancers (Basel) 2021 Jul 5;13(13). Epub 2021 Jul 5.

Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences, University of Amsterdam, Science Park 904, 1098 XH Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Transforming growth factor-β (TGF-β) signaling plays a key role in governing various cellular processes, extending from cell proliferation and apoptosis to differentiation and migration. Due to this extensive involvement in the regulation of cellular function, aberrant TGF-β signaling is frequently implicated in the formation and progression of tumors. Therefore, a full understanding of the mechanisms of TGF-β signaling and its key components will provide valuable insights into how this intricate signaling cascade can shift towards a detrimental course. Read More

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IRF-8/miR-451a regulates M-MDSC differentiation via the AMPK/mTOR signal pathway during lupus development.

Cell Death Discov 2021 Jul 16;7(1):179. Epub 2021 Jul 16.

The State Key Laboratory of Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, Division of Immunology, Medical School, Nanjing University, Nanjing, 210093, PR China.

Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a chronic systemic autoimmune disease. Myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSCs) have been found to be involved in the regulation of SLE development. However, little is known about the association between MDSC subsets and the factors that draw MDSCs into abnormal expansion. Read More

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Adenosine Induces Autophagy in Cholangiocarcinoma Cells.

Anticancer Res 2021 Aug;41(8):3769-3778

Laboratory of Pharmacology, Chulabhorn Research Institute, Bangkok, Thailand

Background/aim: Cholangiocarcinoma is a lethal disease with increasing incidence worldwide. New therapeutic compounds are urgently needed for this disease. Here, the inhibitory effect of adenosine on cholangiocarcinoma cells was studied. Read More

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The secretory function of BECN1 in metabolic regulation.

Autophagy 2021 Jul 19:1-2. Epub 2021 Jul 19.

Department of Cell and Developmental Biology, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, USA.

Macroautophagy/autophagy is primarily considered as a degradative pathway via the lysosome, yet the secretory functions of autophagy proteins have recently been unveiled. Autophagy proteins have been implicated in metabolic organ development, homeostasis and function, and deficiency in autophagy is associated with metabolic disorders. However, the molecular mechanisms by which autophagy proteins regulate energy metabolism and insulin sensitivity were unclear. Read More

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γ-Linolenic Acid Prevents Lipid Metabolism Disorder in Palmitic Acid-Treated Alpha Mouse Liver-12 Cells by Balancing Autophagy and Apoptosis via the LKB1-AMPK-mTOR Pathway.

J Agric Food Chem 2021 Jul 19. Epub 2021 Jul 19.

Institute of Goats and Sheep Science, Nanjing Agricultural University, No. 1 Weigang, Nanjing, Jiangsu 210095, PR China.

Excessive fat deposition is the main character in nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), while γ-linolenic acid (GLA) is a polyunsaturated fatty acid that can reduce lipid deposition. This study investigated the effect and regulatory mechanism of GLA (100 μM) on lipid metabolism in alpha mouse liver 12 (AML-12) cells treated by 400 μM palmitic acid (PA). GLA reduced lipid content and increased fatty acid β oxidation, as indicated by decreasing triglyceride and cholesterol contents and increasing mRNA and protein expressions of CPT1α and PPARα. Read More

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Metformin as a Treatment Strategy for Sjögren's Syndrome.

Int J Mol Sci 2021 Jul 5;22(13). Epub 2021 Jul 5.

Division of Rheumatology, Department of Internal Medicine, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul 06591, Korea.

Sjögren's syndrome (SS), a chronic inflammatory disease involving the salivary and lacrimal glands, presents symptoms of sicca as well as systemic manifestations such as fatigue and musculoskeletal pain. Only a few treatments have been successful in management of SS; thus treatment of the disease is challenging. Metformin is the first-line agent for type 2 diabetes and has anti-inflammatory potential. Read More

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Network Analysis Identifies Sex-Specific Gene Expression Changes in Blood of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Patients.

Int J Mol Sci 2021 Jul 1;22(13). Epub 2021 Jul 1.

Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases and Therapeutics, Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology Department, The Chicago Medical School, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, North Chicago, IL 60064, USA.

Understanding the molecular mechanisms underlying the pathogenesis of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a devastating neurodegenerative disease, is a major challenge. We used co-expression networks implemented by the SWitch Miner software to identify switch genes associated with drastic transcriptomic changes in the blood of ALS patients. Functional analyses revealed that switch genes were enriched in pathways related to the cell cycle, hepatitis C, and small cell lung cancer. Read More

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Hypoglycemic and Hypolipidemic Activity of Fermented with YM 1301 in Diabetic C57BL/6 Mice.

J Med Food 2021 Jul;24(7):720-731

Key Laboratory of Medicinal Resources and Natural Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Ministry of Education, National Engineering Laboratory for Resource Developing of Endangered Chinese Crude Drugs in Northwest of China, College of Life Science, Shaanxi Normal University, Xi'an, Shaanxi, China.

(PS) has been used as herbal medicine to treat type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). However, how lactic acid fermentation of PS influences glucose and lipid metabolism remains unclear. The current study was undertaken to evaluate the hypoglycemic and hypolipidemic effects of PS fermented with YM 1301 (YM 1301) in streptozotocin and high-fat diet-induced T2DM mice. Read More

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[Corrigendum] 20(s)‑ginseonside‑Rg3 modulation of AMPK/FoxO3 signaling to attenuate mitochondrial dysfunction in a dexamethasone‑injured C2C12 myotube‑based model of skeletal atrophy .

Mol Med Rep 2021 Sep 19;24(3). Epub 2021 Jul 19.

Research Center of Traditional Chinese Medicine, The Affiliated Hospital to Changchun University of Chinese Medicine, Changchun, Jilin 130021, P.R. China.

Following the publication of this paper, the authors requested that Daqing Zhao also be included as a joint author for correspondence. The Editor has granted this request, and therefore, the revised information for the corresponding authors is presented as follows (changes highlighted in bold): MANYING WANG, RUI JIANG, JIANZENG LIU, XIAOHAO XU, GUANG SUN, DAQING ZHAO and LIWEI SUWN. Research Center of Traditional Chinese Medicine, The Affiliated Hospital to Changchun University of Chinese Medicine, Changchun, Jilin 130021; Jilin Ginseng Academy, Changchun University of Chinese Medicine; Key Laboratory of Active Substances and Biological Mechanisms of Ginseng Efficacy, Ministry of Education, Changchun, Jilin 130117, P. Read More

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Network Pharmacology-Based Dissection of the Active Ingredients and Protective Mechanism of the and Herb Pair against Insulin Resistance.

ACS Omega 2021 Jul 30;6(27):17276-17288. Epub 2021 Jun 30.

Key Laboratory of Shaanxi Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine for TCM Compatibility, Shaanxi University of Chinese Medicine, Xi'an 712046, China.

The and herb pair (DQ) has been widely utilized in traditional Chinese medicine for the longevity and for preventing and treating cardio-cerebrovascular diseases. Often associated with cardio-cerebrovascular diseases are comorbidities such as insulin resistance. However, the protective mechanisms of DQ against insulin resistance remain not well understood. Read More

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Norcantharidin triggers apoptotic cell death in non-small cell lung cancer via a mitophagy-mediated autophagy pathway.

Ann Transl Med 2021 Jun;9(12):971

Department of Biochemistry, Medical College, Jinan University, Guangzhou, China.

Background: Norcantharidin (NCTD) is known to impact on cell progression in many cancers; however, its activity in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) has not yet been characterized. In the present study, we set out to determine the cytotoxic effects of NCTD on the proliferation and apoptosis on A549 cells and their underlying mechanisms.

Methods: NSCLC cell line A549 cells were cultured. Read More

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Deletion Aggravates Sepsis-Induced Cardiac Dysfunction by Regulating Macrophage Polarization.

Front Pharmacol 2021 2;12:632912. Epub 2021 Jul 2.

Department of Cardiology, Renmin Hospital of Wuhan University, Wuhan, China.

Cardiac dysfunction is a well-recognized complication of sepsis and is associated with the outcome and prognosis of septic patients. Evidence suggests that participates in the regulation of various cardiovascular diseases, including heart failure, hypertension and acute myocardial infarction. However, the effects of in sepsis-induced cardiac dysfunction remain unknown. Read More

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Beneficial effects of metformin on glomerular podocytes in diabetes.

Biochem Pharmacol 2021 Jul 16;192:114687. Epub 2021 Jul 16.

Laboratory of Molecular and Cellular Nephrology, Mossakowski Medical Research Institute Polish Academy of Sciences, Wita Stwosza 63, Gdansk 80-308, Poland; Department of Molecular Biotechnology, Faculty of Chemistry, University of Gdansk, Wita Stwosza 63, Gdansk 80-308, Poland. Electronic address:

Podocytes and their foot processes form an important cellular layer of the glomerular barrier involved in regulating glomerular permeability. Disturbances in podocyte function play a central role in the development of proteinuria in diabetic nephropathy. The retraction of podocyte foot processes forming a slit diaphragm is a common feature of proteinuria. Read More

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Analysis of miRNA expression profile in lung tissues of an intermittent hypoxia rat model.

Respir Physiol Neurobiol 2021 Jul 14;294:103741. Epub 2021 Jul 14.

Department of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, The Second Affiliated Hospital of Kunming Medical University, Kunming, Yunnan, 650101, China. Electronic address:

We screened key miRNAs in an intermittent hypoxia rat model and explored the biological roles of downstream target genes and related regulatory pathways. We analyzed the expression profile of miRNAs in the lung tissues of rats in the 5 % (IH1), 7.5 % (IH2), 10 % (IH3), 12. Read More

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miRNA-130b-5p promotes hepatic stellate cell activation and the development of liver fibrosis by suppressing SIRT4 expression.

J Cell Mol Med 2021 Jul 17. Epub 2021 Jul 17.

Hepatobiliary/Liver Transplantation Center, The First Affiliated Hospital with Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing, China.

Liver fibrosis is a progressive disease accompanied by the deposition of extracellular matrix (ECM). Numerous reports have demonstrated that alterations in the expression of microRNAs (miRNAs) are related to liver disease. However, the effect of individual miRNAs on liver fibrosis has not been studied. Read More

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