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Title : DPP4 Regulates the Th17\/IL-17 Axis and Accelerates Epithelial Mesenchymal Transition to Promote Ovalbumin-Induced Asthma in Female C57BL\/6J Mice - Li_2023_Front.Biosci.(Landmark.Ed)_28_342
Author(s) : Li L , Ling F , Li R , Jiang Y , Long H , Xiao B , Wu J , Long Z , Ma L
Ref : Front Biosci (Landmark Ed) , 28 :342 , 2023
Abstract : BACKGROUND: Dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP4) is a transmembrane glycoprotein, prevalent across a variety of tissues and cells and can be foundin a solubilised in peripheral blood. This paper aims at determining the role of sCD26/sDPP4 in Th17 cell polarization and airway epithelial cell to epithelial mesenchymal transition (EMT) in asthma. METHODS: Female C57BL/6J mice were treated with ovalbumin to constructed asthma mice. The CD4+ T cell, and bronchial epithelial cells (BECs) were purified from the spleens and bronchus of mice. The KRT8 expression in BECs were identified by immunofluorescence (IF). Th17 cells were differentiated from a CD4+ T cell. Flow cytometry was usewd to identify and calculate the Th17 and Treg cells. Mice woth asthma were treated by DPP4 overexpressing lentivirus or DPP4 inhibitor. Histopathological modifications were assessed by hematoxylin-eosin (HE), periodic acid Schiff (PAS), and Masson staining. The total number of leucocytes was detected using a hemocytometer. For detection, quantitative Real-time PCR (qRT-PCR), western blotting (WB), and IF were used to evaluate the expression of E-cadherin and alpha-smooth muscle actin (alpha-SMA). Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) was performed to analyze the DPP4, IL-4, IL-5, IL-13 and IL-17 levels. RESULTS: The findings suggest that sCD26/sDPP4 promote CD4+ T cells differentiation into Th17 cells in a depending on the applied dose. sCD26/sDPP4 up-regulated the expression of alpha-SMA and down-regulated the expression of E-cadherin in TGF-beta1-induced mouse BECs, which was reversed by DPP4 inhibitor. Co-culture induced a synergic effect between Th17 cells and sCD26/sDPP4 on the formation of airway EMT in BECs. Furthermore, DPP4 inhibitor prevented lung-bronchial inflammatory infiltration, mucus secretion, goblet cell hyperplasia and collagen deposition in asthma mice. Meanwhile, DPP4 inhibitor decreased the levels of DPP4, IL-4, IL-5, IL-13, IL-17 and increased the total number of leukocytes in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid of asthma mice. In addition, DPP4 inhibitor also inhibited airway EMT and Th17 cell polarization in asthma mice. CONCLUSIONS: The results in this paper show that up-regulation of DPP4 enabled airway inflammation and airway remodeling in asthmatic mice by modulating the Th17/IL-17 axis and accelerating the airway EMT, which isa therapeutic target in asthma.
ESTHER : Li_2023_Front.Biosci.(Landmark.Ed)_28_342
PubMedSearch : Li_2023_Front.Biosci.(Landmark.Ed)_28_342
PubMedID: 38179747

Title : Triazole-induced toxicity in developing rare minnow (Gobiocypris rarus) embryos - Zhu_2014_Environ.Sci.Pollut.Res.Int_21_13625
Author(s) : Zhu B , Liu L , Gong YX , Ling F , Wang GX
Ref : Environ Sci Pollut Res Int , 21 :13625 , 2014
Abstract : Using rare minnow (Gobiocypris rarus) at early-life stages as experimental models, the developmental toxicity of five widely used triazole fungicides (myclobutanil, fluconazole, flusilazole, triflumizole, and epoxiconazole) were investigated following exposure to 1-15 mg/L for 72 h. Meanwhile, morphological parameters (body length, body weight, and heart rate), enzyme activities (superoxide dismutase (SOD), glutathione S-transferase (GST), adenosine triphosphatase (ATPase), and acetyl cholinesterase (AChE)), and mRNA levels (hsp70, mstn, mt, apaf1, vezf1, and cyp1a) were also recorded following exposure to 0.2, 1.0, and 5.0 mg/L for 72 h. Results indicated that increased malformation and mortality, decreased body length, body weight, and heart rate provide a concentration-dependent pattern; values of 72 h LC50 (median lethal concentration) and EC50 (median effective concentration) ranged from 3 to 12 mg/L. Most importantly, the results of the present study suggest that even at the lowest concentration, 0.2 mg/L, five triazole fungicides also caused notable changes in enzyme activities and mRNA levels. Overall, the present study points out that those five triazole fungicides are highly toxic to the early development of G. rarus embryos. The information presented in this study will be helpful in better understanding the toxicity induced by triazole fungicides in fish embryos.
ESTHER : Zhu_2014_Environ.Sci.Pollut.Res.Int_21_13625
PubMedSearch : Zhu_2014_Environ.Sci.Pollut.Res.Int_21_13625
PubMedID: 25028328

Title : Genome sequencing and comparison of two nonhuman primate animal models, the cynomolgus and Chinese rhesus macaques - Yan_2011_Nat.Biotechnol_29_1019
Author(s) : Yan G , Zhang G , Fang X , Zhang Y , Li C , Ling F , Cooper DN , Li Q , Li Y , van Gool AJ , Du H , Chen J , Chen R , Zhang P , Huang Z , Thompson JR , Meng Y , Bai Y , Wang J , Zhuo M , Wang T , Huang Y , Wei L , Li J , Wang Z , Hu H , Yang P , Le L , Stenson PD , Li B , Liu X , Ball EV , An N , Huang Q , Fan W , Zhang X , Wang W , Katze MG , Su B , Nielsen R , Yang H , Wang X
Ref : Nat Biotechnol , 29 :1019 , 2011
Abstract : The nonhuman primates most commonly used in medical research are from the genus Macaca. To better understand the genetic differences between these animal models, we present high-quality draft genome sequences from two macaque species, the cynomolgus/crab-eating macaque and the Chinese rhesus macaque. Comparison with the previously sequenced Indian rhesus macaque reveals that all three macaques maintain abundant genetic heterogeneity, including millions of single-nucleotide substitutions and many insertions, deletions and gross chromosomal rearrangements. By assessing genetic regions with reduced variability, we identify genes in each macaque species that may have experienced positive selection. Genetic divergence patterns suggest that the cynomolgus macaque genome has been shaped by introgression after hybridization with the Chinese rhesus macaque. Macaque genes display a high degree of sequence similarity with human disease gene orthologs and drug targets. However, we identify several putatively dysfunctional genetic differences between the three macaque species, which may explain functional differences between them previously observed in clinical studies.
ESTHER : Yan_2011_Nat.Biotechnol_29_1019
PubMedSearch : Yan_2011_Nat.Biotechnol_29_1019
PubMedID: 22002653
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