ROS-mediated endoplasmic reticulum stress and mitochondrial dysfunction underlie apoptosis induced by resveratrol and arsenic trioxide in A549 cells.
Chengdu, China. In Chem Biol Interact, Feb 2016
Then, we demonstrated that ER stress was contributed to this synergistic effect, which was manifested by increased the expression levels of ER stress hallmarks, including 78-kDa glucose-regulated protein (GRP 78), caspase 12 and C/EBP-homologous protein (CHOP), In addition, mitochondrial dysfunction was observed after exposure of A549 cells to resveratrol or/and ATO, which was displayed by some alterations of mitochondria-related events, such as loss of mitochondrial membrane potential, cytochrome c release and changes of Bax and Bcl-2 expressions.
Gastrointestinal peptides and itch sensation.
Boston, United States. In Curr Opin Endocrinol Diabetes Obes, Feb 2015
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To highlight the most recent advances regarding gastrointestinal peptides and their relation to chronic itch, with focus on gastrin-releasing peptide (GRP), substance P, and their respective receptors.
Transmission of pruriceptive signals.
Bethesda, United States. In Handb Exp Pharmacol, 2014
Current data reveal that DRG neurons and spinal cord cells use a remarkably selective set of transmitters to convey pruritic information from the periphery to the brain: glutamate and Nppb are released from primary itch-sensory cells; these molecules activate secondary spinal cord pruriceptive-specific neurons, which in turn utilize Grp to activate tertiary pruriceptive-selective neurons.