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Braz. arch. biol. technol ; 64: e21210256, 2021. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1339311

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Abstract While the role of cytokines in celiac disease has been investigated in detail, cytokine release in the event of the exposure of healthy subjects to glutens has only recently been studied. This study was aimed at determining the effects of corn and wheat glutens, incorporated as protein sources into the diet, on serum interleukin-1 beta (IL-1β) and tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α) levels and the immunohistochemical distribution of CD3 and CD8 receptors in the small intestine in male rats. The study material comprised 24 twenty-day-old male Wistar albino rats, which were randomly assigned in equal numbers to three groups (2 rats/replicate and 4 replicates/group). The feed rations provided to all three groups contained high levels of proteins, which were soybean meal, corn gluten and wheat gluten in the control, corn and wheat groups, respectively. The in Control, Corn and Wheat groups serum IL-1 beta and TNF-alpha levels respectively 55.83 - 46.37; 81.65 - 61.95 and 81.65-61.31 was determined but these differences were statistically insignificant. Furthermore, immunohistochemical examination demonstrated a mathematical increase to have occurred in the distribution of the CD3 and CD8 receptors in the duodenum, jejunum and ileum samples of the corn and wheat groups. In result, based on the findings obtained in this study, we suggest that the long-term feeding of rats on high levels of gluten causes systemic adverse effects.


Subject(s)
Animals , Rats , Cytokines/drug effects , Tumor Necrosis Factor-alpha/drug effects , Interleukin-1beta/drug effects , Glutens/pharmacology , Immunohistochemistry , Rats, Wistar
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São José dos Campos; s.n; 2021. 52 p. il., tab., graf..
Thesis in Portuguese | LILACS, BBO | ID: biblio-1255011

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A associação de probióticos ao debridamento mecânico pode ser uma proposta de tratamento das doenças periodontais, em especial para pacientes portadores de Diabetes Mellitus tipo 2 (DM2). Avaliou-se os efeitos da administração do probiótico Lactobacillus reuteri como terapia coadjuvante no tratamento da Periodontite (P) associada ao DM2. Um total de 40 participantes diabéticos e diagnosticados com P foram randomizados em Grupo RAR+Placebo (n=20): receberam debridamento mecânico associado ao probiótico e Grupo RAR+Probi (n=20): tratados com debridamento mecânico associado a um placebo. Foram realizadas avaliações de profundidade de sondagem (P.S.), recessão gengival (RG), nível de inserção clínica (NIC), índice de placa (IP), índice de sangramento gengival (IG) e índice PISA no baseline, 30, 90 e 180 dias. Foi realizada dosagem da concentração de citocinas (INF-γ, IL-10, IL-12, IL-13, IL1ß, IL-4, IL-6, IL-8, TNF-α) do fluido crevicular gengival (FCG), no baseline e 180 dias após o tratamento. Informações sobre efeitos adversos do uso de medicamentos e sobre qualidade de vida foram coletadas. Os dados foram obtidos em média e desvio padrão, e analisados pelos testes Fridman/Tukey e MannWhiteny. Considerado a metodologia do presente estudo, os resultados obtidos apontam que o debridamento periodontal promoveu melhora significativa (p<0.05) nos parâmetros clínicos periodontais em ambos os grupos, mas o uso do probiótico não foi eficiente para resultados adicionais quando comparado com o placebo. A terapia periodontal interferiu nos níveis de citocinas do FCG, porém não se pode afirmar que o uso de probiótico apresenta o mesmo efeito(AU)


The association of probiotics with mechanical debridement may be a proposal for the treatment of periodontal diseases, especially for patients with type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (DM2). The effects of the administration of the probiotic Lactobacillus reuteri as an adjunctive therapy in the treatment of Periodontitis (P) associated with DM2 were evaluated. A total of 40 diabetic participants and diagnosed with P were randomized into Group RAR + Placebo (n = 20): received mechanical debridement associated with the probiotic and Group RAR + Probi (n = 20): treated with mechanical debridement associated with a placebo. Probing depth (P.S.), gingival recession (RG), clinical insertion level (NIC), plaque index (IP), gingival bleeding index (IG) and PISA index were performed at baseline, 30, 90 and 180 days. Measurement of the concentration of cytokines (INF-γ, IL-10, IL-12, IL-13, IL-1ß, IL-4, IL-6, IL-8, TNF-α) of the gingival crevicular fluid (FCG), at baseline and 180 days after treatment. Information on adverse effects of medication use and on quality of life was collected. The data were obtained in mean and standard deviation, and analyzed by the Fridman / Tukey and MannWhiteny tests. Considering the methodology of the present study, the results obtained point out that periodontal debridement promoted a significant improvement (p <0.05) in periodontal clinical parameters in both groups, but the use of probiotic was not efficient for additional results when compared with placebo. Periodontal therapy interfered with FCG cytokine levels, but it cannot be said that the use of probiotics has the same effect. Cytokines(AU)


Subject(s)
Periodontitis/complications , Cytokines/drug effects , Probiotics/administration & dosage , Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2/prevention & control , Periodontal Debridement/instrumentation
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Braz. j. med. biol. res ; 52(6): e8273, 2019. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1001536

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Excessive pro-inflammatory cytokines result in adverse pregnancy outcomes, including preeclampsia-like phenotypes, and fetal growth restriction. Anti-inflammation might be an effective therapy. The aim of this research was to investigate whether Uncaria rhynchophylla alkaloid extract (URE), a highly safe anti-inflammation constituent of the herb, can inhibit inflammation and improve clinical characteristics of preeclampsia in a lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced preeclampsia rat model. The rat model was established by daily administration of LPS (1 μg/kg body weight per day) from gestational day (GD) 14 to 19. Different doses of URE (35, 70, and 140 mg/kg body weight per day) were administered from GD 14 to GD 19. The effects of URE on proteinuria, maternal hypertension, pregnancy outcomes, as well as pro-inflammatory cytokines levels in serum and placenta were measured. High-dose URE (HURE) treatment decreased LPS-induced mean 24-h proteinuria and systolic blood pressure, and increased fetal weight, placental weight, and the number of live pups (P<0.05). Moreover, increased serum and placental levels of interleukin (IL)-6, IL-1β, tumor necrosis factor-α, and interferon-γ in the LPS-treated group were obviously inhibited after HURE administration (P<0.01). URE improved preeclampsia symptoms and mitigated inflammatory responses in the LPS-induced preeclampsia rat model, which suggests that the anti-inflammation effect of URE might be an alternative therapy for preeclampsia.


Subject(s)
Animals , Female , Pregnancy , Rats , Pre-Eclampsia/prevention & control , Plant Extracts/administration & dosage , Uncaria/chemistry , Inflammation/prevention & control , Anti-Inflammatory Agents/administration & dosage , Pre-Eclampsia/chemically induced , Lipopolysaccharides , Cytokines/drug effects , Cytokines/blood , Disease Models, Animal
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J. appl. oral sci ; 27: e20180529, 2019. graf
Article in English | LILACS, BBO | ID: biblio-1012507

ABSTRACT

Abstract Objectives: Dental composites release unreacted resin monomers into the oral environment, even after polymerization. Periodontal cells are, therefore, exposed to substances that potentially elicit the immune inflammatory response. The underlying molecular mechanisms associated with the interaction between resin monomers and human immune cells found in the gingival crevicular fluid are not fully understood yet. This study investigated the ability of bisphenol A-glycidyl methacrylate (BISGMA), urethane dimethacrylate (UDMA) and triethylene glycol dimethacrylate (TEGDMA) to induce apoptosis and cytokine release by human leukocytes stimulated with a periodontal pathogen. Methodology: Peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) from 16 healthy individuals were included in this study. To determine the toxicity, the PBMC were incubated for 20 hours, with monomers, for the analysis of cell viability using MTT assay. To evaluate cell death in the populations of monocytes and lymphocytes, they were exposed to sub-lethal doses of each monomer and of heat-inactivated Porphyromonas gingivalis (P. gingivalis) for 5 hours. Secretions of IL-1β, IL-6, IL-10 and TNF-α were determined by ELISA after 20 hours. Results: UDMA and TEGDMA induced apoptosis after a short-time exposure. Bacterial challenge induced significant production of IL-1β and TNF-α (p<0.05). TEGDMA reduced the bacterial-induced release of IL-1β and TNF-α, whereas UDMA reduced IL-1β release (p<0.05). These monomers did not affect IL-10 and IL-6 secretion. BISGMA did not significantly interfere in cytokine release. Conclusions: These results show that resin monomers are toxic to PBMC in a dose-dependent manner, and may influence the local immune inflammatory response and tissue damage mechanisms via regulation of bacterial-induced IL-1β and TNF-α secretion by PBMC.


Subject(s)
Humans , Polyethylene Glycols/pharmacology , Polymethacrylic Acids/pharmacology , Polyurethanes/pharmacology , Leukocytes, Mononuclear/drug effects , Cytokines/metabolism , Bisphenol A-Glycidyl Methacrylate/pharmacology , Porphyromonas gingivalis/physiology , Methacrylates/pharmacology , Reference Values , Time Factors , Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay , Leukocytes, Mononuclear/metabolism , Cell Survival/drug effects , Reproducibility of Results , Analysis of Variance , Cytokines/analysis , Cytokines/drug effects , Apoptosis/drug effects , Statistics, Nonparametric , Necrosis
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Acta cir. bras ; 34(1): e20190010000003, 2019. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-983683

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Abstract Purpose: To investigate the influence of lycium barbarum polysaccharides (LBP), a functional derivative from lycium barbarum, on septic kidney injury. Methods: The SD male rats were randomly divided into 8 groups. The concentration of IL-1β, IL-6, IL-8, TNF-α, NF-κB and ROS, in kidney cortex homogenates after 12 h treatments were determined by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay and ROS test kit, respectively. Morphology observation of kidney tissue was conducted with HE staining. The mRNA and protein expression levels of Nrf2, HO-1, NQO1, NF-κB, and Keap1 in kidney tissues were determined by qRT-PCR and Western blot, respectively. Results: LPS treatment significantly increased the oxidative stress. After LBP treatment, the ROS content reduced significantly in a dose-depend manner. However, the levels of HO-1, NQO1 and Nrf2 as molecular elements that respond to oxidative stress were further increased. Also, administration of LBP increased the levels of NF-κB and Keap1, and decreased the levels of Nrf2 in the Keap 1-Nrf2∕ARE signaling pathway. By administrating the brusatol, the inhibition of Nrf2 enhanced the expression of NF-κB, inhibits the antioxidant responses, and further reverse the protective effect of LBP on the LPS induced septic kidney injury. Conclusion: Lycium barbarum polysaccharides can reduce inflammation and activate the antioxidant responses via regulating the level of pro-inflammatory cytokines and the Keap1-Nrf2/ARE signaling pathway.


Subject(s)
Animals , Male , Rats , Drugs, Chinese Herbal/therapeutic use , Oxidative Stress/drug effects , NF-E2-Related Factor 2/metabolism , Acute Kidney Injury/drug therapy , Anti-Inflammatory Agents/therapeutic use , Signal Transduction/drug effects , Cytokines/drug effects , Disease Models, Animal
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Acta cir. bras ; 33(6): 491-498, June 2018. graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-949359

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Abstract Purpose: To investigate the possible role of IL-4 signaling pathway in vincristine-induced peripheral neuropathy. Methods: The mouse model of vincristine-induced peripheral neuropathy and interleukin (IL)-4 knockout mice were utilized to investigate the possible role of IL-4 signaling pathway in vincristine-induced peripheral neuropathy. Vincristine induced increased sensitivity to mechanical stimulation was measured by von Frey hair test 7 and 14 days after intraperitoneal administration of 0.1 mg/kg vincristine in mice. Relative expression levels of cytokines were detected by quantitative real-time PCR. STAT6 expression following vincristine treatment was assessed with western blotting. Results: We discovered that IL-4/STAT6 signaling was down-regulated in vincristine-treated mice. Deletion of IL-4 in mice increased the sensitivity to mechanical allodynia. IL-4 knockout mice also produced more pro-inflammatory cytokines, including IL-1β and TNF-α. Notably, co-administration of exogenous recombination IL-4 significantly prevented vincristine-induced mechanical allodynia. Conclusion: Anti-inflammatory cytokine IL-4 protects rodent model from vincristine-induced peripheral neuropathy via the stimulation of IL-4/STAT6 signaling and inhibition of the pro-inflammatory cytokines.


Subject(s)
Animals , Male , Vincristine/adverse effects , Interleukin-4/pharmacology , Peripheral Nervous System Diseases/prevention & control , STAT6 Transcription Factor/drug effects , Anti-Inflammatory Agents/pharmacology , Antineoplastic Agents, Phytogenic/adverse effects , Time Factors , Down-Regulation/drug effects , Blotting, Western , Reproducibility of Results , Cytokines/analysis , Cytokines/drug effects , Treatment Outcome , Mice, Knockout , Peripheral Nervous System Diseases/chemically induced , Peripheral Nervous System Diseases/metabolism , Neuroprotective Agents , Disease Models, Animal , STAT6 Transcription Factor/analysis , Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction , Hyperalgesia/chemically induced , Hyperalgesia/drug therapy , Mice, Inbred C57BL
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Mem. Inst. Oswaldo Cruz ; 113(11): e180267, 2018. graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1040585

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The Bacille Calmette-Guérin (BCG) vaccine comprises a family of genetically different strains derived by the loss of genomic regions (RDs) and other mutations. In BCG Moreau, loss of RD16 inactivates rv3405c * , encoding a transcriptional repressor that negatively regulates the expression of Rv3406, an alkyl sulfatase. To evaluate the impact of this loss on the BCG and host cell viability and the cytokine profile, THP-1 cells were infected with BCG Moreau (harbouring the empty vector) and a complemented strain carrying a functional copy of rv3405c. Viability of the host cells and bacteria as well as the pattern of cytokine secretion were evaluated. Our results show that the viability of BCG Moreau is higher than that of the complemented strain in an axenic medium, suggesting a possible functional gain associated with the constitutive expression of Rv3406. Viability of the host cells did not vary significantly between recombinant strains, but differences in the profiles of the cytokine secretion (IL-1β and IL-6) were observed. Our results suggest an example of a functional gain due to gene loss contributing to the elucidation of the impact of RD16 on the physiology of BCG Moreau.


Subject(s)
Humans , Transcription, Genetic/genetics , BCG Vaccine/pharmacology , Cell Survival/genetics , Cytokines/drug effects , Gain of Function Mutation/genetics , Macrophages/microbiology , Mycobacterium bovis/genetics , Time Factors , Transcription, Genetic/drug effects , Tumor Cells, Cultured/drug effects , Tumor Cells, Cultured/microbiology , BCG Vaccine/genetics , Cell Survival/drug effects , Cytokines/genetics , Gain of Function Mutation/drug effects , Mycobacterium bovis/physiology
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Braz. j. med. biol. res ; 51(2): e6611, 2018. graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-889029

ABSTRACT

Ginsenoside Rg1, one of the most notable active components of Panax ginseng, has been widely reported to exert anti-inflammatory actions. This study aimed to reveal whether ginsenoside Rg1 also exhibits beneficial roles against lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced apoptosis and inflammation in human renal tubular epithelial cells, and to evaluate the potential role of the component on tubulointerstitial nephritis treatment. HK-2 cells were treated with various doses of ginsenoside Rg1 (0, 50, 100, 150, and 200 μM) in the absence or presence of 5 μg/mL LPS. Thereafter, CCK-8 assay, flow cytometry, western blot, migration assay, reactive oxygen species (ROS) assay, and ELISA were carried out to respectively assess cell viability, apoptosis, migration, ROS activity, and the release of inflammatory cytokines. As a result, ginsenoside Rg1 protected HK-2 cells from LPS-induced injury, as cell viability was increased, cell apoptosis was decreased, and the release of MCP-1, IL-1β, IL-6, and TNF-α was reduced. Ginsenoside Rg1 functioned to HK-2 cells in a dose-dependent manner, and the 150 μM dose exhibited the most protective functions. Ginsenoside Rg1 had no significant impact on cell migration and ROS activity, while it alleviated LPS-induced ROS release and migration impairment. Furthermore, the down-regulations of p-PI3K, p-AKT, and up-regulations of PTEN, p-IκBα, p-p65, Bcl-3 induced by LPS were recovered to some extent after ginsenoside Rg1 treatment. In conclusion, ginsenoside Rg1 protects HK-2 cells against LPS-induced inflammation and apoptosis via activation of the PI3K/AKT pathway and suppression of NF-κB pathway.


Subject(s)
Humans , Lipopolysaccharides , Apoptosis/drug effects , Ginsenosides/pharmacology , Epithelial Cells/drug effects , Kidney Tubules/cytology , Anti-Inflammatory Agents/pharmacology , Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay , Cell Line , Cell Survival/drug effects , Blotting, Western , Reproducibility of Results , Analysis of Variance , Cytokines/analysis , Cytokines/drug effects , Cell Migration Assays
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Braz. j. med. biol. res ; 51(2): e6812, 2018.
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-889024

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Caspase recruitment domain-containing protein 9 (Card9) is located upstream of the nuclear factor kappa B (NF-κB) and p38 mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) inflammatory pathways. This study investigated the therapeutic effect and potential mechanism of pioglitazone in rats with severe acute pancreatitis (SAP). SAP was induced by a retrograde infusion of 5.0% sodium taurocholate into the biliopancreatic duct of Sprague Dawley rats (n=54), which were then treated with pioglitazone. Blood and pancreatic tissues were harvested at 3, 6, and 12 h after SAP induction. Pancreatic pathological damage was evaluated by hematoxylin and eosin staining. Serum amylase, serum pro-inflammatory cytokines, and pancreatic myeloperoxidase (MPO) activities were determined by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. The expression of Card9 mRNA and protein in pancreatic tissues was detected by real-time polymerase chain reaction and western blotting. Pioglitazone had a therapeutic effect in treating rats with SAP by decreasing the level of amylase activity, ameliorating pancreatic histological damage, decreasing serum pro-inflammatory cytokine levels and tissue MPO activity, and downregulating the expression of NF-κB, p38MAPK, and Card9 mRNAs and proteins (P<0.05). The present study demonstrated that the inhibition of Card9 expression could reduce the severity of SAP. Card9 has a role in the pathogenic mechanism of SAP.


Subject(s)
Animals , Male , Pancreatitis/pathology , Pancreatitis/drug therapy , Thiazolidinediones/pharmacology , Anti-Inflammatory Agents/pharmacology , Random Allocation , Blotting, Western , Reproducibility of Results , Cytokines/drug effects , Cytokines/blood , Treatment Outcome , CARD Signaling Adaptor Proteins/analysis , Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction , Pioglitazone , Amylases/drug effects , Amylases/blood , Anti-Inflammatory Agents/therapeutic use
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Mem. Inst. Oswaldo Cruz ; 112(6): 458-468, June 2017. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-841802

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ABSTRACT BACKGROUND Dengue fever may present hemorrhages and cavitary effusions as result of exacerbated immune responses. We investigated hydro-alcoholic extracts from leaves (UGL) and bark (UGB) of the medicinal species Uncaria guinanensis with respect to antiviral effects in Dengue virus (DENV) infection and in immunological parameters associated with in vivo physiopathological features. METHODS Chemical profiles from UGB or UGL were compared in thin layer chromatography and 1H nuclear magnetic resonance using flavonoid compounds and a pentacyclic oxindole alkaloid-enriched fraction as references. DENV-2-infected hepatocytes (Huh-7) were treated with extracts. Cell viability, DENV antigens and immunological factors were detected by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) or flow cytometry. FINDINGS The UGL mainly differed from UGB by selectively containing the flavonoid kaempferitrin. UGB and UGL improved hepatocyte viability. Both extracts reduced intracellular viral antigen and inhibited the secretion of viral non-structural protein (NS1), which is indicative of viral replication. Reduction in secretion of macrophage migration inhibitory factor was achieved by UGB, of interleukin-6 by UGL, and of interleukin-8 by both UGB and UGL. MAIN CONCLUSIONS The U. guianensis extracts presented, antiviral and immunomodulatory effects for DENV and possibly a hepatocyte-protective activity. Further studies may be performed to consider these products as potential candidates for the development of an herbal product for the future treatment of dengue.


Subject(s)
Humans , Antiviral Agents/pharmacology , Plant Extracts/pharmacology , Cell Survival/drug effects , Cytokines/drug effects , Cytokines/immunology , Chemokines/drug effects , Chemokines/immunology , Uncaria/chemistry , Dengue/physiopathology , Dengue/immunology , Dengue/virology , Dengue Virus/drug effects , Dengue Virus/immunology , Antigens, Viral/drug effects , Antigens, Viral/immunology , Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay , Flow Cytometry
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Arq. bras. oftalmol ; 80(2): 74-77, Mar.-Apr. 2017. tab
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-838797

ABSTRACT

ABSTRACT Purpose: To investigate the effect of nicotinamide on the secretion of pro-an giogenic and pro-inflammatory cytokines in uveal melanoma cell lines. Methods: Two human uveal melanoma cell lines (92.1 and OCM-1) were treated with nicotinamide (10 mmol/L) or control media for 48 hours in culture. The su perna tant from each culture was used in sandwich enzyme-linked immuno sorbent assay-based angiogenesis and inflammation arrays to evaluate the effects of exogenously administered nicotinamide on the secretion of a total of 20 pro-an gio genic and pro-inflammatory proteins. Results: Seven pro-angiogenic cytokines were detected under control conditions for both uveal melanoma cell lines. Treatment with nicotinamide resulted in a significant decrease in secretion of the following pro-angiogenic cytokines: angiogenin, angiopoietin-2, epidermal growth factor, and vascular epithelial growth factor-A in the 92.1 cells; basic fibroblast growth factor in the OCM-1 cells; and placenta growth factor in both cell lines. Among the pro-inflammatory proteins, monocyte chemotactic protein-1 and interleukin-8 were expressed in both untreated cell lines and both were significantly reduced when treated with nicotinamide. Conclusions: Results from this in vitro model suggest that nicotinamide may have anti-inflammatory and anti-angiogenic properties, which may open the possibility of using it as a chemopreventive agent for uveal melanoma; however, further studies including animal models are warranted.


RESUMO Objetivo: Acredita-se que a nicotinamida (NIC) seja capaz de diminuir a angiogênese induzida pelo fator de crescimento endotelial vascular (VEGF). Investigar os efeitos da nicotinamida sobre a secreção de citocinas pró-angiogênicas e pró-inflamatórias em linhagens de células de melanoma uveal humano (UM). Métodos: Duas linhagens de células humanas de UM (92,1 e OCM-1) foram tratadas com NIC (10 mmol/L) ou apenas com meio de cultura por 48 horas. O sobrenadante das culturas obtido após a administração de nicotinamida foi comparado com o sobrenadante das culturas controle quanto à expressão de 20 fatores pró-angiogênicos e pró-inflamatórios, pela técnica de enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA). Resultados: Sete citocinas pró-angiogênicas foram detectadas nas condições de controle em ambas as linhagens de células de UM. O tratamento com nicotinamida promoveu uma redução significativa da secreção das seguintes citocinas angiogênicas: Angiogenina, ANG2, EGF e VEGF-A em células 92.1; bFGF em células OCM-1; PIGF em ambas as linhagens celulares. Quanto às proteínas pró-inflamatórias, a expressão de MCP-1 e IL-8 foi significativamente reduzida com a administração de nicotinamida em relação às culturas de células que não receberam o tratamento. Conclusões: Nicotinamida apresenta propriedades anti-inflamatórias e anti-angiogênicas em modelo experimental in vitro. Tais efeitos sugerem a possibilidade de utilizar esta substância na quimioprevenção do UM. Entretanto, estudos com modelos experimentais in vivo são necessários para melhor avaliar o benefício do tratamento do UM com nicotinamida.


Subject(s)
Humans , Uveal Neoplasms/metabolism , Cytokines/drug effects , Niacinamide/pharmacology , Angiogenesis Inhibitors/pharmacology , Melanoma/metabolism , Anti-Inflammatory Agents/pharmacology , Ribonuclease, Pancreatic/drug effects , Uveal Neoplasms/blood supply , Cytokines/metabolism , Fibroblast Growth Factor 2/drug effects , Interleukin-8/drug effects , Chemokine CCL2/drug effects , Cell Line, Tumor , Angiopoietin-2/metabolism , Epidermal Growth Factor/drug effects , Placenta Growth Factor/drug effects , Melanoma/blood supply
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Braz. j. med. biol. res ; 50(10): e6161, 2017. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-888938

ABSTRACT

This study aimed to investigate the antidepressant effect and the mechanism of action of Kai-Xin-San (KXS) in fluoxetine-resistant depressive (FRD) rats. Two hundred male Wistar rats weighing 200±10 g were exposed to chronic and unpredictable mild stresses (CUMS) for 4 weeks and given fluoxetine treatment simultaneously. The rats that did not show significant improvement in behavioral indexes were chosen as the FRD model rats. These rats were randomly divided into four groups: FRD model control; oral fluoxetine and aspirin; oral KXS at a dose of 338 mg·kg-1·day-1; and oral KXS at a dose of 676 mg·kg-1·day-1. Rats continued to be exposed to CUMS and underwent treatment once a day for 3 weeks, then cytokine (COX-2, IFN-γ, IL-1β, IL-2, IL-4, IL-6, IL-10, TGF-β, and TNF-α) levels in the hippocampus and serum, and organ coefficients were measured. Both doses of KXS improved the crossing and rearing frequencies, sucrose-preference index, and body weight in FRD rats. KXS at a dose of 338 mg·kg-1·day-1reduced COX-2, IL-2, IL-6, TNF-α levels, increased IL-10 level in the hippocampus, and reduced IL-2 and TNF-α levels in serum. KXS at a dose of 676 mg·kg-1·day-1reduced TNF-α level in the hippocampus, reduced IL-2 and TNF-α levels in serum, and increased IFN-γ and IL-10 levels in the hippocampus and serum. There were no significant differences in organ-coefficients of the spleen among and between groups. The results suggested that oral administration of KXS in FRD rats was effective in improving behavior disorders by influencing various inflammatory pathways.


Subject(s)
Animals , Male , Rats , Antidepressive Agents/therapeutic use , Cytokines/metabolism , Depression/drug therapy , Drugs, Chinese Herbal/therapeutic use , Hippocampus/metabolism , Cytokines/drug effects , Depression/metabolism , Disease Models, Animal , Drug Resistance , Fluoxetine/adverse effects , Hippocampus/drug effects , Random Allocation , Rats, Wistar , Stress, Psychological/psychology
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Braz. j. med. biol. res ; 50(12): e6145, 2017. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-888968

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Chronic systemic inflammation and repetitive damage of vascular endothelia by incompatible dialysis system are probable causes of cardiovascular disease in patients on dialysis. The present study aimed to assess in vitro biocompatibility and anti-inflammatory effect of hemodialysis fluid supplemented with rosmarinic acid (RA) using human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVEC). HUVECs (5×106 cells/mL) were pre-exposed to 1 μg/mL of lipopolysaccharides (LPS) and incubated with RA-supplemented hemodialysis fluid (HDF). Cytotoxicity was assessed qualitatively by morphologic assessment and quantitatively by MTT assay. Expressions of proinflammatory mediators were assessed using quantitative real-time PCR and production of NO was quantified. Phosphorylation of AKT and nuclear localization of nuclear factor kappa B (NF-κB) were examined using western blotting. Exposure of HUVECs to RA-supplemented HDF had no influence on morphology and viability. Inhibition of proinflammatory mediator production in HUVECs by RA supplementation to HDF was significant in a dose-dependent manner. Exposure to RA-supplemented HDF resulted in a decrease in nitric oxide synthase expression and reduction of NO production in LPS-stimulated HUVECs. RA supplementation of HDF suppressed Akt activation in LPS-stimulated HUVECs. In addition, the level of cellular IκB was increased in parallel to a reduced nuclear translocation of NF-κB in LPS-induced endothelial cells. Our results suggest that RA-supplemented HDF is biocompatible and significantly suppressed inflammation induced in endothelial cells. In this respect, the use of HDF supplemented with RA could alleviate inflammation and improve long-term treatment of patients with renal failure on dialysis. Further clinical studies are required to confirm the effects.


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Humans , Anti-Inflammatory Agents, Non-Steroidal/pharmacology , Biocompatible Materials/pharmacology , Cinnamates/pharmacology , Depsides/pharmacology , Hemodialysis Solutions/pharmacology , Human Umbilical Vein Endothelial Cells/drug effects , Inflammation/drug therapy , Analysis of Variance , Cell Survival/drug effects , Cells, Cultured , Cytokines/analysis , Cytokines/drug effects , Formazans , Hemodialysis Solutions/chemistry , Human Umbilical Vein Endothelial Cells/metabolism , Immunoblotting , Inflammation/metabolism , Lipopolysaccharides , NF-kappa B/analysis , Nitric Oxide/analysis , Phosphorylation , Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction , Reproducibility of Results , Tetrazolium Salts
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Braz. j. med. biol. res ; 50(6): e5868, 2017. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-839308

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We aimed to investigate the effect of etanercept, a tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) inhibitor, on rat cardiomyocyte hypertrophy and its underlying mechanism. Primary neonatal rat cardiomyocytes were isolated from Sprague-Dawley rats. The model of rat cardiomyocyte hypertrophy was induced by endothelin, and then treated with different concentrations of etanercept (1, 10, and 50 μM). After treatment, cell counts, viability and cell apoptosis were evaluated. The mRNA levels of myocardial hypertrophy marker genes, including atrial natriuretic factor (ANF), matrix metalloproteinase (MMP)-9 and MMP-13, were detected by qRT-PCR, and the expressions of apoptosis-related proteins (Bcl-2 and Bax) were measured by western blotting. The protein levels of transforming growth factor-β1 (TGF-β1), interleukin (IL)-1β, IL-6, leukemia inhibitory factor (LIF) and cardiotrophin-1 (CT-1) were determined using enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) kits. In the present study, TNF-α level in cardiomyocytes with hypertrophy was significantly enhanced (P<0.05). Compared to the model group, cell number and viability were significantly increased and ratio of apoptotic cells was reduced by etanercept (P<0.05, P<0.01, or P<0.001). In addition, etanercept remarkably reduced the mRNA levels of ANF, MMP-9 and MMP-13, inhibited the expression of Bax, and increased the expression of Bcl-2 compared to the model group (P<0.05). ELISA results further showed that etanercept lowered the levels of IL-1β, IL-6, LIF and CT-1 but not TGF-β1 compared to the model group (P<0.05). Etanercept may protect rat cardiomyocytes from hypertrophy by inhibiting inflammatory cytokines secretion and cell apoptosis.


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Animals , Anti-Inflammatory Agents, Non-Steroidal/pharmacology , Cardiomegaly/metabolism , Etanercept/pharmacology , Myocytes, Cardiac/drug effects , Protective Agents/pharmacology , Animals, Newborn , Apoptosis/drug effects , Atrial Natriuretic Factor/metabolism , Cardiomegaly/chemically induced , Cell Proliferation/drug effects , Cell Survival/drug effects , Cells, Cultured , Cytokines/drug effects , Disease Models, Animal , Inflammation/metabolism , Matrix Metalloproteinase 13/metabolism , Matrix Metalloproteinase 9/metabolism , Myocytes, Cardiac/metabolism , Rats, Sprague-Dawley , Tumor Necrosis Factor-alpha/metabolism
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Braz. j. med. biol. res ; 50(8): e5991, 2017. graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-888980

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Asthma is a chronic allergic disease characterized by airway inflammation, airway hyper-responsiveness (AHR), and mucus hypersecretion. T-lymphocytes are involved in the pathogenesis of asthma, mediating airway inflammatory reactions by secreting cytokines. The phosphoinositide 3-kinase (PI3K) and Notch signaling pathways are associated with T cell signaling, proliferation, and differentiation, and are important in the progression of asthma. Thus, compounds that can modulate T cell proliferation and function may be of clinical value. Here, we assessed the effects of tangeretin, a plant-derived flavonoid, in experimental asthma. BALB/c mice at postnatal day (P) 12 were challenged with ovalbumin (OVA). Separate groups of mice (n=18/group) were administered tangeretin at 25 or 50 mg/kg body weight by oral gavage. Dexamethasone was used as a positive control. Tangeretin treatment reduced inflammatory cell infiltration in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BALF) and also restored the normal histology of lung tissues. OVA-specific IgE levels in serum and BALF were reduced. AHR, as determined by airway resistance and lung compliance, was normalized. Flow cytometry analyses revealed a reduced Th17 cell population. Tangeretin reduced the levels of Th2 and Th17 cytokines and raised IFN-γ levels. PI3K signaling was inhibited. The expressions of the Notch 1 receptor and its ligands Jagged 1 and 2 were downregulated by tangeretin. Our findings support the possible use of tangeretin for treating allergic asthma.


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Animals , Mice , Asthma/drug therapy , Signal Transduction/drug effects , Anti-Asthmatic Agents/therapeutic use , Flavones/therapeutic use , Asthma/immunology , Cytokines/drug effects , Cytokines/immunology , Th2 Cells/drug effects , Th2 Cells/immunology , Th1 Cells/drug effects , Th1 Cells/immunology , Disease Models, Animal , Proto-Oncogene Proteins c-akt/drug effects , Proto-Oncogene Proteins c-akt/immunology , Th17 Cells/drug effects , Th17 Cells/immunology , Animals, Newborn , Mice, Inbred BALB C
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Acta cir. bras ; 31(2): 119-125, Feb. 2016. graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: lil-775562

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PURPOSE: To detect whether chitin and sepia ink sponge (CS) can promote wound healing and elevate impact of CS on phagocytosis ability of macrophages. METHODS: Forty-eight rats were assigned to four groups: Normal group (Normal), negative control group (Con), chitin and sepia ink sponge group (CS) and positive control Surgicel Gauze(r) group (SG). Deep second-degree burn model was created in rats. Wound area was recorded by digital imaging and determined using Image J software. Samples were collected and kept at -80oC on 3d, 7d, 14d and 21d for cytokines detecting. Transforming growth factor (TGF)-β1, interleukin (IL)-6, matrix metalloproteinase (MMP)-1, hydroxyproline (Hyp) and macrophage activity reflected by tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α were determined by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA). RESULTS: Comparing to Con and SG, scabs in CS group fell off and basically healed on 21 day. TGF-β1, IL-6, MMP-1 and Hyp were significantly increased by CS and SG comparing to Con (p < 0.05), CS had more apparently adjustment on TGF-β1 and MMP-1 compared to SG; results in vitro indicated CS significantly promoted phagocytosis ability of macrophages reflected in TNF-α (p < 0.05). CONCLUSION: CS improved wound healing through exerting significant influences on secretion of kinds of cytokines and activating macrophages.


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Animals , Male , Wound Healing/drug effects , Burns, Chemical/drug therapy , Chitin/pharmacology , Sepia , Macrophages/drug effects , Phagocytosis/drug effects , Random Allocation , Chitin/therapeutic use , Cytokines/drug effects , Cytokines/metabolism , Rats, Wistar , Matrix Metalloproteinase 1/drug effects , Disease Models, Animal , Hydroxyproline/metabolism , Ink , Macrophages/metabolism
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Biol. Res ; 49: 1-11, 2016. ilus, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-950867

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BACKGROUND: Asthma is an increasing global health problem, and novel strategies to prevent or ameliorate the condition are needed. Here, the effects of 80 % ethanol extracts of Salvia plebeia R. Br. (SE) on an induced inflammatory response were investigated RESULTS: Salvia plebeia R. Br. inhibited production of pro-inflammatory cytokines, such as TNF-α and IL-6, as well as nitric oxide (NO) in LPS-stimulated RAW 264.7 cells. NO and pro-inflammatory cytokine production was suppressed more effectively by SE of the aerial parts (SE-A) than of the roots (SE-R) of S. plebeia. In BEAS-2B cells, both SE-A and SE-R inhibited the increase in production of the inflammatory cytokines IL-6 and IL-8. We also investigated the antiasthmatic effects of SE in an ovalbumin (OVA)-induced BALB/c mouse model. SE-A treatment significantly reduced the number of airway eosinophils, IL-4 and IL-13 levels, mucus production, and inflammatory infiltration, as compared with the corresponding levels in the untreated, OVA-induced mice, and had similar effects to dexamethasone CONCLUSIONS: Salvia plebeia ethanol extract ameliorated the induced inflammatory response in RAW 264.7 and BEAS-2B cells, with more effective inhibition noted for SE-A than for SE-R. SE-A treatment was effective in improving the histopathological changes in the lungs of asthma model mice via modulation of eosinophils and Th2 cytokines. These results suggest that SE-A can be considered as a therapeutic agent that can potentially relieve asthma


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Animals , Female , Mice , Asthma/drug therapy , Drugs, Chinese Herbal/pharmacology , Anti-Asthmatic Agents/pharmacology , Anti-Inflammatory Agents/pharmacology , Asthma/chemically induced , Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay , Cells, Cultured , Ovalbumin , Lipopolysaccharides/pharmacology , Reproducibility of Results , Cytokines/analysis , Cytokines/drug effects , Plant Components, Aerial/chemistry , Disease Models, Animal , Ethanol/pharmacology , Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction , RAW 264.7 Cells , Lung/drug effects , Lung/physiology , Mice, Inbred BALB C , Nitric Oxide/analysis
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Clinics ; 70(8): 569-576, 08/2015. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: lil-753961

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OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine the in vitro effect of glutamine and insulin on apoptosis, mitochondrial membrane potential, cell permeability, and inflammatory cytokines in hyperglycemic umbilical vein endothelial cells. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Human umbilical vein endothelial cells were grown and subjected to glutamine and insulin to examine the effects of these agents on the hyperglycemic state. Mitochondrial function and the production of inflammatory cytokines were assessed using fluorescence analysis and multiple cytotoxicity assays. Apoptosis was analyzed by the terminal deoxynucleotidyl transferase dUTP nick end-labeling assay. RESULTS: Glutamine maintains the integrity of the mitochondria by reducing the cell permeability and cytochrome c levels and increasing the mitochondrial membrane potential. The cytochrome c level was significantly (p<0.005) reduced when the cells were treated with glutamine. An apoptosis assay revealed significantly reduced apoptosis (p<0.005) in the glutamine-treated cells. Moreover, glutamine alone or in combination with insulin modulated inflammatory cytokine levels. Interleukin-10, interleukin-6, and vascular endothelial growth factor were up-regulated while tumor necrosis factor-α was down-regulated after treatment with glutamine. CONCLUSION: Glutamine, either alone or in combination with insulin, can positively modulate the mitochondrial stress and cell permeability in umbilical vein endothelial cells. Glutamine regulates the expression of inflammatory cytokines and maintains the balance of the mitochondria in a cytoprotective manner. .


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Humans , Apoptosis/drug effects , Glutamine/pharmacology , Hyperglycemia/drug therapy , Mitochondria/drug effects , Oxidative Stress/drug effects , Cells, Cultured , Cell Membrane Permeability/drug effects , Cytochromes c/analysis , Cytokines/analysis , Cytokines/drug effects , Drug Combinations , Human Umbilical Vein Endothelial Cells/drug effects , Human Umbilical Vein Endothelial Cells/metabolism , Hyperglycemia/metabolism , Hypoglycemic Agents/pharmacology , Insulin/pharmacology , Mitochondria/metabolism
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Clinics ; 70(8): 577-583, 08/2015. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: lil-753964

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OBJECTIVES: Hypertonic saline has been proposed to modulate the inflammatory cascade in certain experimental conditions, including pulmonary inflammation caused by inhaled gastric contents. The present study aimed to assess the potential anti-inflammatory effects of administering a single intravenous dose of 7.5% hypertonic saline in an experimental model of acute lung injury induced by hydrochloric acid. METHODS: Thirty-two pigs were anesthetized and randomly allocated into the following four groups: Sham, which received anesthesia and were observed; HS, which received intravenous 7.5% hypertonic saline solution (4 ml/kg); acute lung injury, which were subjected to acute lung injury with intratracheal hydrochloric acid; and acute lung injury + hypertonic saline, which were subjected to acute lung injury with hydrochloric acid and treated with hypertonic saline. Hemodynamic and ventilatory parameters were recorded over four hours. Subsequently, bronchoalveolar lavage samples were collected at the end of the observation period to measure cytokine levels using an oxidative burst analysis, and lung tissue was collected for a histological analysis. RESULTS: Hydrochloric acid instillation caused marked changes in respiratory mechanics as well as blood gas and lung parenchyma parameters. Despite the absence of a significant difference between the acute lung injury and acute lung injury + hypertonic saline groups, the acute lung injury animals presented higher neutrophil and tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α), interleukin (IL)-6 and IL-8 levels in the bronchoalveolar lavage analysis. The histopathological analysis revealed pulmonary edema, congestion and alveolar collapse in both groups; however, the differences between groups were not significant. Despite the lower cytokine and neutrophil levels observed in the acute lung injury + hypertonic saline group, significant differences were not observed among the treated and non-treated groups. ...


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Animals , Female , Acute Lung Injury/drug therapy , Anti-Inflammatory Agents/therapeutic use , Saline Solution, Hypertonic/therapeutic use , Acute Lung Injury/pathology , Anti-Inflammatory Agents/pharmacology , Blood Cell Count , Cytokines/analysis , Cytokines/drug effects , Disease Models, Animal , Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay , Hydrochloric Acid , Hemodynamics/drug effects , Neutrophils/drug effects , Random Allocation , Reproducibility of Results , Swine , Saline Solution, Hypertonic/pharmacology , Time Factors , Treatment Outcome
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Braz. j. med. biol. res ; 48(7): 654-664, 07/2015. graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: lil-751344

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Recent evidence indicates that a deficiency of 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 (1,25[OH]2D3) may influence asthma pathogenesis; however, its roles in regulating specific molecular transcription mechanisms remain unclear. We aimed to investigate the effect of 1,25(OH)2D3 on the expression and enzyme activity of histone deacetylase 2 (HDAC2) and its synergistic effects with dexamethasone (Dx) in the inhibition of inflammatory cytokine secretion in a rat asthma model. Healthy Wistar rats were randomly divided into 6 groups: control, asthma, 1,25(OH)2D3 pretreatment, 1,25(OH)2D3 treatment, Dx treatment, and Dx and 1,25(OH)2D3 treatment. Pulmonary inflammation was induced by ovalbumin (OVA) sensitization and challenge (OVA/OVA). Inflammatory cells and cytokines in the bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) fluid and histological changes in lung tissue were examined. Nuclear factor kappa B (NF-κB) p65 and HDAC2 expression levels were assessed with Western blot analyses and quantitative reverse-transcriptase polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR). Enzyme activity measurements and immunohistochemical detection of HDAC2 were also performed. Our data demonstrated that 1,25(OH)2D3 reduced the airway inflammatory response and the level of inflammatory cytokines in BAL. Although NF-κB p65 expression was attenuated in the pretreatment and treatment groups, the expression and enzyme activity of HDAC2 were increased. In addition, 1,25(OH)2D3 and Dx had synergistic effects on the suppression of total cell infusion, cytokine release, and NF-κB p65 expression, and they also increased HDAC2 expression and activity in OVA/OVA rats. Collectively, our results indicated that 1,25(OH)2D3 might be useful as a novel HDAC2 activator in the treatment of asthma.


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Animals , Male , Asthma/drug therapy , Calcitriol/pharmacology , /drug effects , NF-kappa B/drug effects , Vitamins/pharmacology , Asthma/chemically induced , Blotting, Western , Bronchoalveolar Lavage Fluid/chemistry , Cell Count , Calcitriol/therapeutic use , Cytokines/analysis , Cytokines/drug effects , Disease Models, Animal , Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay , Gene Expression Regulation, Enzymologic/drug effects , /metabolism , Immunohistochemistry , Lung/chemistry , Lung/drug effects , NF-kappa B/analysis , Ovalbumin , Rats, Wistar , Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction , Reproducibility of Results , Treatment Outcome , Vitamins/therapeutic use
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