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Electron. j. biotechnol ; 52: 76-84, July. 2021. graf, ilus
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1283597

ABSTRACT

BACKGROUND: Butyrate is a histone deacetylase inhibitor that induces apoptosis and inhibits cell proliferation of colorectal cancer cells. To improve its anticancer activity, butyrate has been evaluated mixed with drugs and different molecules. Plant antimicrobial peptides are attractive anticancer alternative molecules because they show selective cytotoxic activity against different cancer cell lines. In this work, we explore if the plant defensin c-thionin (Capsicum chinense) can improve butyrate activity on Caco-2 cell line and we also determined the mechanism of death activated. RESULTS: The combined treatment of c-thionin (3.5 mM) and butyrate (50 mM) showed higher cytotoxicity on Caco-2 cells with respect to single treatments. Also, the combined treatment reduced cell proliferation and exhibited a higher rate of apoptosis than single treatments. Combined treatment induced caspases 8 and 9 activation to an extent comparable with that of butyrate while c-thionin did not activate caspases. Additionally, reactive oxygen species generation preceded the onset of apoptosis, and superoxide anion production was higher in cells treated with the combined treatment. CONCLUSIONS: The c-thionin from Habanero chili pepper improved the butyrate cytotoxicity on Caco-2 cells. This effect occurred through apoptosis induction associated with reactive oxygen species production. Therefore, the combination of butyrate with cytotoxic antimicrobial peptides could be an attractive strategy for cancer therapy.


Subject(s)
Humans , Butyrates , Capsicum/chemistry , Adenocarcinoma , Colonic Neoplasms , Cell Cycle , Reactive Oxygen Species , Apoptosis , Caco-2 Cells , Defensins , Thionins
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Electron. j. biotechnol ; 52: 13-20, July. 2021. tab, graf, ilus
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1283173

ABSTRACT

BACKGROUND: In fish farming, the plant extracts containing antioxidant compounds have been added to the diet for enhancing pathogen resistance. In vitro studies evaluating the antioxidant effect of herbal extracts on fish cell models have focused on ROS production and the respiratory burst mechanism. However, the effects on enzymatic antioxidant defense on salmon leukocytes have not been evaluated. This study aims to evaluate the enzymatic antioxidant defense and ROS-induced cell damage in Salmon Head Kidney-1 (SHK-1) cell line exposed to polyphenol-enriched extract from Sambucus nigra flowers. RESULTS: Firstly, the Total Reactive Antioxidant Power (TRAP) assay of elderflower polyphenol (EP) was evaluated, showing 459 and 489 times more active than gallic acid and butyl hydroxy toluene (BHT), respectively. The toxic effect of EP on salmon cells was not significant at concentrations below 120 mg/ mL and no hemolysis activity was observed between 20 and 400 mg/mL. The treatment of SHK-1 cell line with EP decreased both the lipid peroxidation and protein oxidation induced by H2O2, which could be associated with decreasing oxidative stress in the SHK-1 cells since the GSH/GSSG ratio increased when only EP was added. CONCLUSIONS: These results suggest that plant extracts enriched with polyphenols could improve the enzymatic antioxidant defense of salmon leukocytes and protect the cells against ROS-induced cell damage


Subject(s)
Salmon , Plant Extracts/pharmacology , Sambucus nigra/chemistry , Polyphenols/pharmacology , Lipid Peroxidation , Free Radical Scavengers , Reactive Oxygen Species , Aquaculture , Oxidative Stress , Salmo salar , Disease Resistance , Leukocytes , Antioxidants
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Rev. cuba. oftalmol ; 34(2): e1018, 2021. tab, graf
Article in Spanish | LILACS, CUMED | ID: biblio-1341461

ABSTRACT

La catarata comprende la opacidad del cristalino, la cual puede afectar la corteza y el núcleo subcapsular anterior y posterior de manera progresiva, secundario a la acumulación de proteínas dañadas a este nivel, con pérdida del equilibrio entre la producción y la eliminación de las especies reactivas libres de oxígeno. La importancia de retrasar o identificar marcadores específicos, además de promover un nuevo blanco terapéutico, también es motivo de análisis y de estudio en diferentes líneas de investigación. Se realizó una revisión de la literatura del 01 de enero al 20 de julio del año 2020. Se utilizaron metabuscadores en inglés y español de PUBMED, INFOMED, CLINICALKEY, LILACS, EBSCO, SCIELO, PRISMA y UPTODATE, con el objetivo de identificar la nueva evidencia científica relacionada con el estrés oxidativo y su participación en la formación de la catarata. La barrera del cristalino funciona como un medio de intercambio entre diferentes moléculas, lo que impide el paso de antioxidantes al núcleo y provoca su opacificación. Las mitocondrias a nivel de la corteza del cristalino permiten la remoción de oxígeno. Posteriormente la fosforilación oxidativa forma radicales libres de superóxido que, de manera natural, con el paso del tiempo se acumulan a este nivel. Con la edad, la homeostasis adaptativa pierde la capacidad de responder ante los cambios de estrés oxidativo, por lo que el uso de antioxidantes -de manera profiláctica e intencionada- puede cambiar el destino último para esta patología. La falta de equilibrio en los procesos de óxido-reducción es responsable de la formación de la catarata(AU)


Cataract comprises opacification of the crystalline lens, which may progressively affect the cortex and the anterior subcapsular nucleus, secondary to accumulation of damaged proteins on this level, with loss of balance between production and elimination of free reactive oxygen species. The importance of delaying or identifying specific markers, as well as promoting a new therapeutic target, is the object of study and analysis of a variety of research lines. A review was conducted of the literature published from 1 January to 20 July 2020. Use was made of PubMed, Infomed, Clinical Key, Lilacs, EBSCO, SciELO, Prisma and UpToDate metasearch engines in English and Spanish to identify new scientific evidence about oxidative stress and its involvement in cataract formation. The crystalline lens barrier serves as a medium for exchange between various molecules, preventing entrance of antioxidants into the nucleus, which results in opacification. Mitochondria on the crystalline lens cortex allow oxygen removal. Oxidative phosphorylation then forms free superoxide radicals which naturally accumulate on this level with the passing of time. With aging, adaptive homeostasis loses its ability to respond to oxidative stress changes, but the prophylactic, targeted use of antioxidants may change the ultimate fate of this condition. Lack of balance in oxidation-reduction processes is the cause of cataract formation(AU)


Subject(s)
Humans , Oxidation-Reduction , Cataract/etiology , Reactive Oxygen Species , Homeostasis , Lens Cortex, Crystalline , Review Literature as Topic
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Rev. cuba. hematol. inmunol. hemoter ; 37(2): e1297, 2021. graf
Article in Spanish | LILACS, CUMED | ID: biblio-1289428

ABSTRACT

Introducción: La enfermedad granulomatosa crónica es una inmunodeficiencia primaria congénita del sistema inmune innato, originada por defectos en el complejo enzimático nicotinamida adenina dinucleótido fosfato oxidasa presente en células fagocíticas. Estos defectos funcionales causan incapacidad para producir especies reactivas del oxígeno en los fagocitos, que afectan la eliminación de algunos microorganismos patógenos dentro del fagolisosoma. El diagnóstico de esta enfermedad se realiza actualmente mediante la prueba de 1,2,3-dihidrorodamina asistida por citometría de flujo multiparamétrica, o la tinción de fagocitos con nitroazul de tetrazolio asistida por microscopio óptico. Objetivos: Describir los aspectos fisiopatológicos y moleculares de la enfermedad granulomatosa crónica; y discutir aspectos relacionados con las pruebas de diagnóstico antes mencionadas. Métodos: Se realizó una investigación bibliográfica-documental a partir de artículos científicos publicados desde 1933 hasta 2018, para ello fueron consultadas las bases de datos SciELO, PubMed y Springer. Desarrollo: Se exponen las características fisiopatológicas de la enfermedad granulomatosa crónica, así como la relación entre las mutaciones genéticas más abundantes en la población afectada y la gravedad de las manifestaciones clínicas que presentan los pacientes. Además, se analizan críticamente los beneficios y las deficiencias de dos técnicas que se utilizan actualmente para diagnosticar la enfermedad. Conclusiones: La enfermedad granulomatosa crónica puede generar consecuencias inmunológicas e inflamatorias graves, que se hallan en consonancia con las características genéticas expresadas en el complejo enzimático dañado. El diagnóstico de la enfermedad resulta más confiable, exhaustivo y específico, mediante la citometría de flujo y su prueba de 1,2,3-dihidrorodamina(AU)


Introduction: Chronic granulomatous disease is a congenital primary immunodeficiency of the innate immune system, caused by defects in the nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate oxidase enzyme complex present in phagocytic cells. These functional defects cause inability to produce reactive oxygen species in phagocytes, affecting the elimination of some pathogenic microorganisms within the phagolysosome. The diagnosis of this disease is currently made by means of the 1,2,3-dihydrorodamine test assisted by multiparametric flow cytometry, or the staining of phagocytes with nitro-blue tetrazolium assisted by light microscopy. Objectives: To characterize molecular and pathophysiologically the chronic granulomatous disease; and to discuss aspects related to the aforementioned diagnostic tests. Methods: In this work, a bibliographic-documentary research was carried out from scientific articles published from 1933 to 2018, for which the SciELO, PubMed and Springer databases were consulted. Development: The pathophysiological characteristics of chronic granulomatous disease are exposed, as well as the relationship between the most abundant genetic mutations in the affected population, and the severity of the clinical manifestations presented by the patients. In addition, the benefits and deficiencies of two techniques currently used to diagnose the disease are critically analyzed. Conclusions: Chronic granulomatous disease can generate severe immunological and inflammatory consequences, which are in line with the genetic characteristics expressed in the damaged enzyme complex. The diagnosis of the disease is more reliable, exhaustive and specific, using flow cytometry and its 1,2,3-dihydrorodamine test(AU)


Subject(s)
Humans , Reactive Oxygen Species , Diagnostic Tests, Routine , Nitroblue Tetrazolium/therapeutic use , Diagnostic Techniques and Procedures , Flow Cytometry/methods , Granulomatous Disease, Chronic/physiopathology , Granulomatous Disease, Chronic/genetics
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Arq. bras. med. vet. zootec. (Online) ; 73(2): 352-360, Mar.-Apr. 2021. tab, graf, ilus
Article in English | LILACS, VETINDEX | ID: biblio-1248941

ABSTRACT

In this study, the toxic effects of melittin on Madin-Darby Bovine Kidney cells (MDBK) were analyzed with respect to mitochondrial functionality by reduction of MTT and flow cytometry, apoptosis potential, necrosis, oxygen reactive species (ROS) production, lipid peroxidation, and DNA fragmentation using flow cytometry and cell membrane destabilization by confocal microscopy. The toxicity presented dose-dependent characteristics and mitochondrial activity was inhibited by up to 78.24 ±3.59% (P<0.01, n = 6) in MDBK cells exposed to melittin (10µg/mL). Flow cytometry analysis revealed that melittin at 2µg/mL had the highest necrosis rate (P<0.05) for the cells. The lipoperoxidation of the membranes was also higher at 2µg/mL of melittin (P<0.05), which was further confirmed by the microphotographs obtained by confocal microscopy. The highest ROS production occurred when the cells were exposed to 2.5µg/mL melittin (P<0.05), and this concentration also increased DNA fragmentation (P<0.05). There was a significative and positive correlation between the lipoperoxidation of membranes with ROS (R=0.4158), mitochondrial functionality (R=0.4149), and apoptosis (R=0.4978). Thus, the oxidative stress generated by melittin culminates in the elevation of intracellular ROS that initiates a cascade of toxic events in MDBK cells.(AU)


Neste estudo, os efeitos tóxicos da melitina em células Madin-Darby Bovine Kidney (MDBK) foram analisados quanto à funcionalidade mitocondrial, por redução de MTT e citometria de fluxo, potencial de apoptose, necrose, produção de espécies reativas de oxigênio (ROS), peroxidação lipídica e fragmentação de DNA, utilizando-se citometria de fluxo e desestabilização da membrana celular, por microscopia confocal. A toxicidade apresentou características dose-dependentes e a atividade mitocondrial foi inibida até 78,24±3,59% (P<0,01, n = 6) em células MDBK expostas à melitina (10µg/mL). Análises por citometria de fluxo revelaram que a melitina a 2µg/mL apresentou o maior índice necrótico celular (P<0,05). A maior lipoperoxidação de membranas também foi na concentração de 2µg/mL de melitina (P<0,05), o que foi posteriormente confirmado por microscopia confocal. A maior produção de ROS aconteceu quando as células foram expostas a 2,5µg/mL de melitina (P<0,05), e essa concentração também aumentou a fragmentação de DNA (P<0,05). Houve uma significativa correlação positiva entre a lipoperoxidação de membranas e a produção de ROS (R=0,4158), funcionalidade mitocondrial (R=0,4149) e apoptose (R=0,4978). Portanto, o estresse oxidativo gerado pela melitina culminou na elevação de ROS intracelular, que inicia uma cascata de eventos tóxicos nas células MDBK.(AU)


Subject(s)
Reactive Oxygen Species/adverse effects , Apoptosis , Cytotoxins/analysis , Melitten/analysis , Bee Venoms/analysis , Microscopy, Confocal , Flow Cytometry
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Braz. j. med. biol. res ; 54(10): e10730, 2021. graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1285651

ABSTRACT

Chondroitin sulfate (CS) is a type of glycosaminoglycan described as an antioxidant molecule that has been found in animal species such as fish. Tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) represents an eco-friendly source of this compound, since its economical processing generates usable waste, reducing the negative environmental impact. This waste was used for CS extraction, purification, characterization by enzymatic degradation, and evaluation of its antioxidant effect. CS obtained from tilapia presented sulfation mainly at carbon 4 of galactosamine, and it was not cytotoxic at concentrations up to 200 µg/mL. Furthermore, 100 µg/mL of CS from tilapia reduced the levels of reactive oxygen species to 47% of the total intracellular reactive oxygen species level. The ability of CS to chelate metal ions in vitro also suggested an ability to react with other pathways that generate oxidative radicals, such as the Haber-Weiss reaction, acting intracellularly in more than one way. Although the role of CS from tilapia remains unclear, the pharmacological effects described herein indicate that CS is a potential molecule for further study of the relationship between the structures and functions of chondroitin sulfates as antioxidants.


Subject(s)
Animals , Chondroitin Sulfates , Antioxidants/pharmacology , Reactive Oxygen Species , Fishes , Glycosaminoglycans
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Braz. j. med. biol. res ; 54(10): e11207, 2021. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1285643

ABSTRACT

Reactive oxygen species (ROS) are involved in neuropathic pain, a complicated condition after nerve tissue lesion. Vitamin D appears to improve symptoms of pain and exhibits antioxidant properties. We investigated the effects of oral administration of vitamin D3, the active form of vitamin D, on nociception, the sciatic functional index (SFI), and spinal cord pro-oxidant and antioxidant markers in rats with chronic constriction injury (CCI) of the sciatic nerve, a model of neuropathic pain. Vitamin D3 (500 IU/kg per day) attenuated the CCI-induced decrease in mechanical withdrawal threshold and thermal withdrawal latency (indicators of antinociception) and SFI. The vitamin prevented increased lipid hydroperoxide levels in injured sciatic nerve without change to total antioxidant capacity (TAC). Vitamin D3 prevented increased lipid hydroperoxide, superoxide anion generation (SAG), and hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) levels in the spinal cord, which were found in rats without treatment at 7 and 28 days post-CCI. A significant negative correlation was found between mechanical threshold and SAG and between mechanical threshold and H2O2 at day 7. Vitamin D3 also prevented decreased spinal cord total thiols content. There was an increase in TAC in the spinal cord of vitamin-treated CCI rats, compared to CCI rats without treatment only at 28 days. No significant changes were found in body weight and blood parameters of hepatic and renal function. These findings demonstrated, for first time, that vitamin D modulated pro-oxidant and antioxidant markers in the spinal cord. Since antinociception occurred in parallel with oxidative changes in the spinal cord, the oxidative changes may have contributed to vitamin D-induced antinociception.


Subject(s)
Animals , Rats , Neuralgia/drug therapy , Antioxidants , Sciatic Nerve , Spinal Cord , Vitamin D , Vitamins , Reactive Oxygen Species , Rats, Wistar , Nociception , Hydrogen Peroxide , Hyperalgesia/drug therapy
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Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-879951

ABSTRACT

:To investigate the effect of transient receptor potential melastatin 2 (TRPM2) inhibitor A10 on oxygen glucose deprivation/reperfusion (OGD/R) injury in SH-SY5Y cells.:Human neuroblastoma SH-SY5Y cells were subject to OGD/R injury,and then were divided into blank control group,model control group and A10 group randomly. The cell survival rate was detected by cell counting kit 8 (CCK-8); the level of cellular reactive oxygen species (ROS) was detected by reactive oxygen detection kit; the mitochondrial membrane potential was detected by tetramethylrhodamine (TMRM) method; the number of apoptotic cells was detected by TUNEL apoptosis assay kit; the protein expression level of cleaved caspase 3 was detected by Western blot.:Compared with 3,20,30,50, has lower cytotoxicity and better inhibition effect on channel activity. Compared with the model control group,ROS level was reduced,the mitochondrial membrane potential was improved,the number of apoptosis cells was reduced ,and the expression of cleaved caspase 3 was significantly reduced in the A10 group(all <0.05). : A10 can alleviate cell damage after OGD/R by inhibiting TRPM2 channel function,reducing extracellular calcium influx,reducing cell ROS levels,stabilizing mitochondrial membrane potential levels,and reducing apoptosis.


Subject(s)
Apoptosis , Benzeneacetamides , Cell Survival , Glucose , Humans , Oxygen/metabolism , Piperidones , Reactive Oxygen Species/metabolism , Reperfusion , TRPM Cation Channels
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J. venom. anim. toxins incl. trop. dis ; 27: e20200179, 2021. tab, graf, ilus
Article in English | LILACS, VETINDEX | ID: biblio-1279402

ABSTRACT

Neutrophils play a pivotal role in innate immunity and in the inflammatory response. Neutrophils are very motile cells that are rapidly recruited to the inflammatory site as the body first line of defense. Their bactericidal activity is due to the release into the phagocytic vacuole, called phagosome, of several toxic molecules directed against microbes. Neutrophil stimulation induces release of this arsenal into the phagosome and induces the assembly at the membrane of subunits of the NAPDH oxidase, the enzyme responsible for the production of superoxide anion that gives rise to other reactive oxygen species (ROS), a process called respiratory burst. Altogether, they are responsible for the bactericidal activity of the neutrophils. Excessive activation of neutrophils can lead to extensive release of these toxic agents, inducing tissue injury and the inflammatory reaction. Envenomation, caused by different animal species (bees, wasps, scorpions, snakes etc.), is well known to induce a local and acute inflammatory reaction, characterized by recruitment and activation of leukocytes and the release of several inflammatory mediators, including prostaglandins and cytokines. Venoms contain several molecules such as enzymes (phospholipase A2, L-amino acid oxidase and proteases, among others) and peptides (disintegrins, mastoporan, parabutoporin etc.). These molecules are able to stimulate or inhibit ROS production by neutrophils. The present review article gives a general overview of the main neutrophil functions focusing on ROS production and summarizes how venoms and venom molecules can affect this function.(AU)


Subject(s)
Animals , Poisons/administration & dosage , Reactive Oxygen Species , NADPH Oxidases , L-Amino Acid Oxidase , Neutrophils , Anti-Inflammatory Agents
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Pesqui. vet. bras ; 41: e06652, 2021. tab, graf, ilus
Article in English | LILACS, VETINDEX | ID: biblio-1180875

ABSTRACT

Painful procedures can affect the function of innate immune cells, such as neutrophils and macrophages, increasing the risk of infectious diseases. The present work aimed to verify if the analgesics flunixin meglumine or ketoprofen can attenuate the pain/discomfort of newborn lambs submitted by elastration tail docking and thereby avoid the impairment of blood granulocytes function. Twenty-one neonate lambs were divided into three treatments: the control group (n=7), not subjected to caudectomy; the flunixin group (n=7), subjected to caudectomy under local anesthesia and analgesia with two doses of flunixin meglumine; and the ketoprofen group (n=7), subjected to caudectomy under local anesthesia and two doses of ketoprofen. Pain indicators were observed by pain posture score (PS), the number of vocalizations (V), frequency of the movement of the ears (EF), and respiratory rates (RR), observed by a 10 minutes videos for each time points: -15min, 6h, 48h, and 144h. At the same time points, the reactive oxygen species (ROS) production and phagocytosis of blood granulocytes were measured by flow cytometry. At 6h after caudectomy, there was a pain indicator increase (RR, V, and PS), a blood granulocyte percentage increase, and a granulocytes phagocytosis reduction for both groups. At 48h, the ketoprofen group spend more time in pain posture and, at 144h, they exhibited a ROS production granulocyte reduction without signs of pain. We conclude the flunixin meglumine and ketoprofen did not prevent the acute pain/discomfort caused by caudectomy, because the groups showed a pain behavior and impaired of the innate immune response however, the flunixin meglumine was effective in controlling the chronic pain and their effects on blood granulocytes function in compare ketoprofen.(AU)


Procedimentos dolorosos podem afetar a função das células imunes inatas como neutrófilos e macrófagos, aumentando o risco de ocorrer doenças infeciosas. Desta maneira, o presente trabalho pretendeu verificar se os analgésicos flunixin meglumine ou cetoprofeno conseguem atenuar a dor/desconforto de cordeiros neonatos submetidos a caudectomia por elastração, evitando assim o comprometimento da função dos granulócitos sanguíneos. Para tanto 21 cordeiras foram aleatoriamente divididas em três tratamentos: grupo controle (n=7) não submetido a caudectomia, grupo flunixin (n=7) submetido a caudectomia precedida por anestesia local e duas doses de flunixin meglumine, e cetoprofeno (n=7) submetido a caudectomia precedida por anestesia local e duas doses de cetoprofeno. Mensurou-se os indicadores de dor/desconforto após caudectomia por observações de escore de postura de dor (EP), número de vocalizações (V), frequência de movimentar as orelhas (FO) e frequência respiratória (FR), observados em vídeos de 10 minutos nos momentos -15 min e 6, 48 e 144h. Nos mesmos momentos, avaliou-se a as funções de produção de espécies reativas de oxigênio (ERO) e de fagocitose por granulócitos sanguineos em citometria de fluxo. Notou-se aumento dos indicadores de dor (FR, de V e de EP), da porcentagem dos granulócitos sanguíneos e redução da eficiência de fagocitose em ambos os grupos as 6h. As 48h, os animais do grupo cetoprofeno ainda apresentava mais tempo em postura de dor que os demais grupos e as 144h, apresentou redução da produção ERO por granulócitos. Tais achados permitem concluir que tanto o flunexin meglumine como o cetoprofeno não preveniram dor/desconforto agudo promovido pela elastração, pois os dois grupos manifestaram comportamento de dor e redução da resposta imune inata. Ainda, o analgésico flunixin meglumine foi efetivo em controlar a dor mais tardia e seus efeitos na função de granulócitos sanguíneos em comparação ao cetoprofeno.(AU)


Subject(s)
Animals , Female , Phagocytosis , Sheep , Ketoprofen , Analgesia , Neutrophils , Reactive Oxygen Species
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J. venom. anim. toxins incl. trop. dis ; 27: e20210001, 2021. tab, graf, ilus
Article in English | LILACS, VETINDEX | ID: biblio-1351017

ABSTRACT

Phα1ß is a neurotoxin purified from spider venom that acts as a high-voltage-activated (HVA) calcium channel blocker. This spider peptide has shown a high selectivity for N-type HVA calcium channels (NVACC) and an analgesic effect in several animal models of pain. Its activity was associated with a reduction in calcium transients, glutamate release, and reactive oxygen species production from the spinal cord tissue and dorsal ganglia root (DRG) in rats and mice. It has been reported that intrathecal (i.t.) administration of Phα1ß to treat chronic pain reverted opioid tolerance with a safer profile than ω-conotoxin MVIIA, a highly selective NVACC blocker. Following a recent development of recombinant Phα1ß (CTK 01512-2), a new molecular target, TRPA1, the structural arrangement of disulphide bridges, and an effect on glial plasticity have been identified. CTK 01512-2 reproduced the antinociceptive effects of the native toxin not only after the intrathecal but also after the intravenous administration. Herein, we review the Phα1ß antinociceptive activity in the most relevant pain models and its mechanisms of action, highlighting the impact of CTK 01512-2 synthesis and its potential for multimodal analgesia.


Subject(s)
Pain , Peptides/isolation & purification , Reactive Oxygen Species , Analgesics/adverse effects , Neurotoxins/isolation & purification
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Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-887868

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Objective To observe the effect of cryptotanshinone on the ferroptosis of human liver cancer HepG2 cells. Methods The viability of the HepG2 cells cultured


Subject(s)
Ferroptosis , Hep G2 Cells , Humans , Liver Neoplasms , Phenanthrenes/pharmacology , Reactive Oxygen Species
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Chinese Medical Journal ; (24): 1897-1907, 2021.
Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-887658

ABSTRACT

Oxidative stress is caused by the imbalance between the generation of free radicals/reactive oxygen species (ROS) and the antioxidant defense systems, which can activate various transcription factors and affect their transcriptional pathways. Oxidative stress plays an important role in the occurrence and development of leukemia and is closely related to the treatment and prognosis of leukemia. The standard chemotherapy strategies for the pre-treatment of leukemia have many drawbacks. Hence, the usage of antioxidants and oxidants in the treatment of leukemia is being explored and has been preliminarily applied. This article reviews the research progress of oxidative stress and leukemia. In addition, the application of antioxidants treatment in leukemia has been summarized.


Subject(s)
Antioxidants/therapeutic use , Humans , Leukemia/drug therapy , Oxidative Stress , Reactive Oxygen Species
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Journal of Integrative Medicine ; (12): 537-544, 2021.
Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-922525

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OBJECTIVE@#Mitophagy is known to contribute towards progression of Parkinson's disease. Korean red ginseng (KRG) is a widely used medicinal herb in East Asia, and recent studies have reported that KRG prevents 1-methyl-4-phenylpyridinium ion (MPP@*METHODS@#SH-SY5Y cells were incubated with KRG for 24 h, and subsequently exposed to MPP@*RESULTS@#MPP@*CONCLUSION@#KRG effectively prevents MPP


Subject(s)
1-Methyl-4-phenylpyridinium/toxicity , Apoptosis , Cell Line, Tumor , Mitochondria , Mitophagy , Panax , Reactive Oxygen Species
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Journal of Experimental Hematology ; (6): 1380-1386, 2021.
Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-922269

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OBJECTIVE@#To investigate the effect of autophagy to the ferroptosis in acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL) cells and its mechanism.@*METHODS@#ALL cell lines (including Reh, Jurkat and CCRF-CEM) were selected. The cell viability was detected by MTS assay and trypan blue staining was used to evaluate the death of the cell. The expression of autophagy related protein (including p62, LC3I/II) and Ferritin in ALL cells were detected by Western blot. The alteration of labile iron pool (LIP) in ALL cells was evaluated by flow cytometry.@*RESULTS@#Reh cells showed sensitivity to ferroptosis activator Erastin, while Jurkat and CCRF-CEM cells showed resistant. Autophagy activator rapamycin could promote the sensitivity of Jurkat and CCRF-CEM cells to Erastin, and the ferroptosis of the cells (P<0.001). Autophagy inhibitor chloroquine could reduce the sensitivity of Reh cells to Erastin and resist the ferroptosis of the cells (P<0.001). The expression of Ferritin could be down-regulated after autophagy was activated in Jurkat and CCRF-CEM cells (P<0.05), while the level of LIP was significantly increased (P<0.05). Inhibiting the autophgy in Reh cells could up-regulate the expression of Ferritin (P<0.01),while decrease the level of LIP (P<0.001).@*CONCLUSION@#The iron homeostasis in cells could be regulated by autophagy through affecting Ferritin expression and LIP level. Autophagy can alter sensitivity of ALL cells to ferroptosis activator Erastin, which suggestes that combining autophagy regulator with ferroptosis activator may be a new strategy for the treatment of chemotherapy-resistant ALL.


Subject(s)
Autophagy , Ferroptosis , Homeostasis , Humans , Iron , Precursor Cell Lymphoblastic Leukemia-Lymphoma , Reactive Oxygen Species
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Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-922257

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Ferroptosis is an iron-dependent programmed cell death characterized by reactive oxygen species-induced lipid peroxide accumulation, which is different from cell apoptosis, pyroptosis, necrosis or autophagy. Ferroptosis plays an important role in the regulation of tumorigenesis and tumor development. Recent studies have shown that natural medicinal ingredients can induce ferroptosis in tumor cells through glutathione (GSH)/glutathione peroxidase 4 (GPx4) pathway, iron metabolism, lipid metabolism or other mechanisms. It has been reported that more than 30 natural medicinal ingredients can induce ferroptosis in tumor cells with multiple pathways and multiple targets. This article reviews the current research progress on the antitumor effects of natural medicinal ingredients through inducing cell ferroptosis.


Subject(s)
Apoptosis , Autophagy , Ferroptosis , Humans , Neoplasms/drug therapy , Reactive Oxygen Species
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Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-921810

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This study aimed to investigate the effect of methyl eugenol(ME) on hypoxia/reoxygenation(H/R)-induced injury of human renal tubular epithelial HK-2 cells and its mechanism. The viability of HK-2 cells cultured with different concentrations of ME and exposed to H/R was detected by cell counting kit-8(CCK-8) assay. The effect of ME on the morphology of HK-2 cells was observed under an inverted microscope. The content of intracellular reactive oxygen species in different groups was detected after 2',7'-dichlorodihydrofluorescein diacetate(DCFH-DA) fluorescence staining. Cell apoptosis was determined by flow cytometry. Changes in mitochondrial membrane potential were monitored by JC-1 dye. The concentrations of nuclear factor erythroid 2 related factor 2(Nrf2), heme oxygenase-1(HO-1), and nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphatase oxidase 4(Nox4) were measured by Western blot, followed by the assay of Nrf2 concentration changes in cytoplasm and nucleus by confocal fluorescence staining. The results showed that when the concentration of ME was 0-40 μmol·L~(-1), the activity of HK-2 cells was not affected. Compared with the model group, ME enhanced the activity of HK-2 cells and the cell morphology was normal. As revealed by further experiments, ME inhibited the release of reactive oxygen species and the decline in mitochondrial membrane potential of HK-2 cells after H/R injury, promoted Nrf2/HO-1 expression and Nrf2 translocation to the nucleus, and down-regulated the expression of Nox4, thereby significantly reducing apoptosis. This protective effect of ME could be reversed by the specific Nrf2 inhibitor ML385. These findings have preliminarily proved that ME effectively protected HK-2 cells against H/R injury, which might be related to its promotion of Nrf2/HO-1 signaling pathway and inhibition of Nox4. Such exploration on the possible mechanism of ME in the treatment of renal ischemia-reperfusion injury(IRI) and protection of organ function from the perspective of antioxidant stress has provided reference for related research on the treatment of acute kidney injury with traditional Chinese medicine.


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Apoptosis , Epithelial Cells/metabolism , Eugenol/pharmacology , Heme Oxygenase-1/metabolism , Humans , Hypoxia , NF-E2-Related Factor 2/metabolism , Oxidative Stress , Reactive Oxygen Species , Reperfusion Injury/drug therapy
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Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-921390

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OBJECTIVES@#To investigate the role and molecular mechanism of necrostatin-1 (Nec-1), a specific programmed cell necrosis inhibitor, in promoting the oxidative stress response of macrophages under high glucose (HG) environment.@*METHODS@#Macrophages were cultured in control (5.5 mmol·L@*RESULTS@#The HG group had increased ROS level and MDA activity (@*CONCLUSIONS@#HG promotes oxidative stress on macrophages by upregulating RIP1 expression.


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Glucose , Humans , Macrophages , Necrosis , Oxidative Stress , Reactive Oxygen Species
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Journal of Integrative Medicine ; (12): 362-373, 2021.
Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-888760

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OBJECTIVE@#This study explored the rejuvenation mechanisms of Thai polyherbal medicines using different approaches, including in vitro methods, as well as a well-defined nematode model, Caenorhabditis elegans.@*METHODS@#THP-R-SR012 decoction was selected from 23 polyherbal medicines, based on metal-chelating and chain-breaking antioxidant capacities. The influences of this extract on the survival and some stress biomarkers of C. elegans under paraquat-induced oxidative stress were evaluated. Furthermore, lifespan analysis and levels of lipofuscin accumulation were examined in senescent nematodes. The phytochemical profile of THP-R-SR012 was analyzed.@*RESULTS@#Supplementation with THP-R-SR012 decoction significantly increased the mean lifespan and reduced the oxidative damage to C. elegans under oxidative stress conditions. Further, THP-R-SR012 supplementation slightly influenced the lifespan and the level of lipofuscin accumulation during adulthood. Antioxidant-related phytochemical constituents of THP-R-SR012 decoction were rutin, naringenin, 3,4-dihydroxybenzoic acid, gallic acid, glycyrrhizic acid, demethoxycurcumin and 18α-glycyrrhetinic acid.@*CONCLUSION@#The antioxidant potential of THP-R-SR012 was due to its scavenging properties, its enhancement of antioxidant-related enzyme activities, and the presence of the antioxidant-related compound. These results support the traditional use of THP-R-SR012 decoction as a tonic for nourishing and strengthening the whole body.


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Animals , Antioxidants/pharmacology , Caenorhabditis elegans/metabolism , Caenorhabditis elegans Proteins/metabolism , Oxidative Stress , Plant Extracts/pharmacology , Reactive Oxygen Species , Rejuvenation , Thailand
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Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-879052

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This study aimed to investigate the effect of serum containing ginseng and Moutan Cortex on human umbilical vein endothelial cells(HUVEC) injured with hydrogen peroxide(H_2O_2). HUVEC injured with H_2O_2 were divided into 6 groups, namely blank group, model group, ginsenoside(TGG) group, total glucosides of Moutan Cortex(TGM) group, paeonol(P) group and TGG+TGM+P group. After 24 hours of co-culture with H_2O_2, the activities of succinate dehydrogenase(SDH) and Ca~(2+)-Mg~(2+)-ATP were detected by microenzyme labeling. The apoptosis rate, intracellular Ca~(2+) concentration, reactive oxygen species(ROS) and mitochondrial membrane potential(JC-1) were detected by flow cytometry. The expressions of mitochondrial apoptosis pathway-related proteins Bax, Bcl-2, cytochrome C, caspase-3 and caspase-9 were detected by Western blot. The results showed that H_2O_2 could significantly damage HUVEC, decrease the activity of SDH and Ca~(2+)-Mg~(2+)-ATP(P<0.01), while could increase the apoptosis+necrosis rate, JC-1 decline rate, ROS increase rate and Ca~(2+) concentration increase rate(P<0.01). Serum containing ginseng and Moutan Cortex could increase the activities of SDH and Ca~(2+)-Mg~(2+)-ATP to different degrees, decrease the apoptosis+necrosis rate, JC-1 decline rate, ROS increase rate and Ca~(2+) concentration increase rate(P<0.05 or P<0.01), and down-regulate the protein expressions of Bax, caspase-3, caspase-9, cytochrome C, and up-regulate the protein expression of Bcl-2. The results showed that serum containing ginseng and Moutan Cortex has a protective effect on vascular endothelial cell injury induced by ROS, and its mechanism may be related to the improvement of mitochondrial function and the inhibition of the activation of mitochondrial apoptosis pathway.


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Apoptosis , Drugs, Chinese Herbal/pharmacology , Human Umbilical Vein Endothelial Cells , Humans , Paeonia , Panax , Reactive Oxygen Species
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