Patarabutr Masaratana

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The BMP/SMAD4 pathway has major effects on liver hepcidin levels. Bone morphogenetic protein-binding endothelial cell precursor-derived regulator (Bmper), a known regulator of BMP signaling, was found to be overexpressed at the mRNA and protein levels in liver of genetically hypotransferrinemic mice (Trf(hpx/hpx)). Soluble BMPER peptide inhibited BMP2- and(More)
BACKGROUND Hepcidin, the liver-secreted iron regulatory peptide, maintains systemic iron homeostasis in response to several stimuli including dietary iron levels and body iron status. In addition, iron metabolism is controlled by several local regulatory mechanisms including IRP and Hif-2α activities independently of hepcidin. However, the roles of these(More)
Duodenal cytochrome b (Dcytb, Cybrd1) is a ferric reductase localized in the duodenum that is highly upregulated in circumstances of increased iron absorption. To address the contribution of Dcytb to total duodenal ferric reductase activity as well as its wider role in iron metabolism, we first measured duodenal ferric reductase activity in wild-type (WT)(More)
AIM To review and discuss the management of jaw bone osteoradionecrosis (JORN) based on levels of evidence. METHODS The Medline/PUBMED and Cochrane search was performed to identify all studies on the management of JORN, published in English, French, and German during January 1975-October 2007. Only clinical researches were identified and classified into(More)
Hepcidin, the Fe-regulatory peptide, has been shown to inhibit Fe absorption and reticuloendothelial Fe recycling. The present study was conducted to explore the mechanism of in vivo Fe regulation through genetic disruption of hepcidin1 and acute effects of hepcidin treatment in hepcidin1 knockout (Hepc1-/-) and heterozygous mice. Hepcidin1 disruption(More)
ATOH8 has previously been shown to be an iron-regulated transcription factor, however its role in iron metabolism is not known. ATOH8 expression in HEK293 cells resulted in increased endogenous HAMP mRNA levels as well as HAMP promoter activity. Mutation of the E-box or SMAD response elements within the HAMP promoter significantly reduced the effects of(More)
Hepcidin, an iron regulatory peptide, plays a central role in the maintenance of systemic iron homeostasis by inducing the internalization and degradation of the iron exporter, ferroportin. Hepcidin expression in the liver is regulated in response to several stimuli including iron status, erythropoietic activity, hypoxia and inflammation. Hepcidin(More)
Mangosteen extracts (ME) contain high levels of polyphenolic compounds and antioxidant activity. Protective effects of ME against β-amyloid peptide (Aβ), induced cytotoxicity have been reported. Here, we further studied the protective effects of ME against oxidative stress induced by hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), and(More)
Haem is a structural component of numerous cellular proteins which contributes significantly to iron metabolic processes in mammals but its toxicity demands that cellular levels must be tightly regulated. Breast Cancer Resistance Protein (BCRP/ABCG2), an ATP Binding Cassette G-member protein has been shown to possess porphyrin/haem efflux function. The(More)
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