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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28590916/anti-stress-effects-of-a-gsk-3%C3%AE-inhibitor-ar-a014418-in-immobilization-stress-of-variable-duration-in-mice
#1
Anjana Bali, Amteshwar Singh Jaggi
BACKGROUND: The present study was designed to explore the anti-stress role of AR-A014418, a selective glycogen synthase kinase-3β inhibitor (GSK-3β), on changes provoked by immobilization stress of varying duration. METHODS: Acute stress of varying degree was induced by subjecting mice to immobilization stress of short duration (30 min) or long duration (120 min). Thereafter, these animals were exposed to the same stressor for 5 days to induce stress adaptation...
June 7, 2017: Journal of Basic and Clinical Physiology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599387/antioxidant-and-antiproliferative-potentials-of-methanol-extract-of-xylopia-aethiopica-dunal-a-rich-in-pc-3-and-lncap-cells
#2
Oluwatosin Adekunle Adaramoye, Bettina Erguen, Bianca Nitzsche, Michael Höpfner, Klaus Jung, Anja Rabien
BACKGROUND: Our previous studies showed that fruit methanol extract from Xylopia aethiopica (MEXA) exhibited antiproliferative activity in human cervical cancer cells via the induction of apoptosis. The present study was designed to assess the antiproliferative, antiangiogenic and antioxidant effects of MEXA on prostate cancer (PCa) cells (PC-3 and LNCaP). METHODS: PC-3 and LNCaP cells were cultured and treated with MEXA (10, 50 and 100 μg/mL). The sodium 3'-[1-(phenylaminocarbonyl)-3,4-tetrazolium]-bis (4-methoxy-6-nitro) benzene sulfonic acid hydrate (XTT) and lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) assays were used to evaluate cell viability and cytotoxicity, respectively...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Basic and Clinical Physiology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599386/amelioration-of-hyperglycemia-and-associated-metabolic-abnormalities-by-a-combination-of-fenugreek-trigonella-foenum-graecum-seeds-and-onion-allium-cepa-in-experimental-diabetes
#3
Seetur R Pradeep, Krishnapura Srinivasan
BACKGROUND: Fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum) seeds and onion (Allium cepa) are independently known to have antidiabetic effects through different mechanisms. The beeneficial influence of a combination of dietary fenugreek seeds and onion on hyperglycemia and its associated metabolic abnormalities were evaluated in streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats. METHODS: Diabetes was experimentally induced with streptozotocin and diabetic rats were fed with 10% fenugreek or 3% onion or their combination for 6 weeks...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Basic and Clinical Physiology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541926/addition-of-omega-3-fatty-acid-and-coenzyme-q10-to-statin-therapy-in-patients-with-combined-dyslipidemia
#4
Štefan Tóth, Matej Šajty, Tímea Pekárová, Adil Mughees, Peter Štefanič, Matan Katz, Katarína Spišáková, Jozef Pella, Daniel Pella
BACKGROUND: Statins represent a group of drugs that are currently indicated in the primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular events. Their administration can be associated with side effects and the insufficient reduction of triacylglyceride (TAG) levels. This study aimed to assess the effect of the triple combination of statins with omega-3 fatty acids and coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) on parameters associated with atherogenesis and statin side effects. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this pilot randomized double-blind trial, 105 subjects who met the criteria of combined dislipidemia and elevated TAG levels were randomly divided into three groups...
May 23, 2017: Journal of Basic and Clinical Physiology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493819/the-choice-of-freely-preferred-cadence-by-trained-nonprofessional-cyclists-may-not-be-characterized-by-mechanical-efficiency
#5
Yitzhak Weinstein, Ron Mor-Unikowski, Shachar Nice, Shraga Hocherman, Omri Inbar
BACKGROUND: Most cycling studies involve professional cyclists. Because training may affect riding style, it is of interest to determine the physiological basis for the personal choice of cycling cadence in nonprofessional cyclists. METHODS: Eleven nonprofessional (5.2±1.7-year-riding experience) male road cyclists, aged 35.0±11.0 years, underwent four separate laboratory test sessions. The first two sessions included habituation, anthropometry, V˙O2max,$\dot V{{\text{O}}_{\text{2}}}{\text{max}},$ and lactate threshold (LaTH) measurements...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Basic and Clinical Physiology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593930/intra-articular-injections-of-ketamine-and-25-dextrose-improve-clinical-and-pathological-outcomes-in-the-monosodium-iodoacetate-model-of-osteoarthritis
#6
Yashashri C Shetty, Amol E Patil, Sharmila V Jalgaonkar, Nirmala N Rege, Sweta Salgaonkar, Prachi A Teltumbde, Sagar Kshirsagar, Paresh G Koli, Smita Brahma
BACKGROUND: The study evaluated the effect of intra-articular injections of ketamine and 25% dextrose with triamcinolone acetate (TA) and hyaluronic acid (HA) on joint pathology and pain behavior in monosodium iodoacetate (MIA)-induced osteoarthritis (OA) in experimental mice. METHODS: In phase I, the MIA-induced OA model was standardized. In phase II, mice were divided into three groups: disease controls (DC), ketamine 12 mg/kg (K12) and ketamine 24 mg/kg (K24) to select an effective dose of ketamine for phase III...
May 5, 2017: Journal of Basic and Clinical Physiology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467312/hepatoprotective-effects-of-vaccinium-arctostaphylos-against-ccl4-induced-acute-liver-injury-in-rats
#7
Alireza Pouyandeh Ravan, Mahdi Bahmani, Hamid Reza Ghasemi Basir, Iraj Salehi, Ebrahim Abbasi Oshaghi
BACKGROUND: This study was carried out to evaluate the antioxidant and hepatoprotective effects of Vaccinium arctostaphylos (V.a) methanolic extract on carbon tetrachloride (CCl4)-induced acute liver injury in Wistar rats. METHODS: Total phenolic and total flavonoid contents as well as antioxidant activity of V.a were determined. Extracts of V.a at doses of 200 and 400 mg/kg were administered by oral gavage to rats once per day for 7 days and then were given an intraperitoneal injection of 1 mL/kg CCl4 (1:1 in olive oil) for 3 consecutive days...
May 3, 2017: Journal of Basic and Clinical Physiology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593900/phellinus-rimosus-improves-mitochondrial-energy-status-and-attenuates-nephrotoxicity-in-diabetic-rats
#8
K A Rony, T A Ajith, Tony A Kuttikadan, R Blaze, K K Janardhanan
BACKGROUND: Mitochondrial dysfunction and increase in reactive oxygen species during diabetes can lead to pathological consequences in kidneys. The present study was aimed to investigate the effect of Phellinus rimosus in the streptozotocin (STZ)-induced diabetic rat renal mitochondria and the possible mechanism of protection. METHODS: Phellinus rimosus (50 and 250 mg/kg, p.o) was treated after inducing diabetes by STZ (45 mg/kg, i.p) in rats. The serum samples were subjected to creatinine and urea estimation...
April 7, 2017: Journal of Basic and Clinical Physiology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28375845/effect-of-adrenocorticotropic-hormone-on-ucp1-gene-expression-in-brown-adipocytes
#9
Hirendra M Biswas
BACKGROUND: Like other tissues, adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) can produce its effect on brown adipose tissue (BAT). This study was taken to understand the direct effect of ACTH action on thermogenin gene expression and possible relation with α receptors and caffeine with this hormone. METHODS: Brown fat precursor cells were isolated from interscapular BAT of young mice and grown in culture. The cells were exposed to norepinephrine (NE) and other agents. Total RNA was isolated after harvesting the cells, and northern blot analysis was performed...
April 4, 2017: Journal of Basic and Clinical Physiology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28358713/the-effect-of-extracellular-atp-on-rat-uterine-contraction-from-different-gestational-stages-and-its-possible-mechanisms-of-action
#10
Hind A Zafrah, Mohammed F Alotaibi
BACKGROUND: The mechanisms underlying the onset of labor are not fully understood. Extracellular adenosine 5'-triphosphate (ATP) is known to cause uterine contractions in different species but the exact underlying mechanisms are poorly investigated to date. The aims of this study were to investigate the effect of extracellular ATP on spontaneous uterine contractions from different gestational stages and to elucidate its possible underlying mechanisms. METHODS: Longitudinal uterine strips were obtained from rats in different gestational stages (nonpregnant, late-pregnant, and term-pregnant)...
March 30, 2017: Journal of Basic and Clinical Physiology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28358712/anti-inflammatory-activity-of-elaeagnus-angustifolia-fruit-extract-on-rat-paw-edema
#11
Manijeh Motevalian, Mehdi Shiri, Saeedeh Shiri, Zahra Shiri, Hadi Shiri
BACKGROUND: The Elaeagnus angustifolia fruit has been traditionally used in Iranian herbal medicine to treat diarrhea and rheumatoid arthritis. In the present study, the effects of E. angustifolia fruit extract on the acute and chronic phases of formalin-induced rat paw edema were examined. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The acute and chronic anti-inflammatory effects of E. angustifolia fruit extract were investigated through the subcutaneous injection of 100 μL of formalin (2...
March 30, 2017: Journal of Basic and Clinical Physiology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28355145/histopathological-and-biochemical-assessments-of-costus-afer-stem-on-alloxan-induced-diabetic-rats
#12
Anthoneth Ndidi Ezejiofor, Zelinjo Nkeiruka Igweze, Nnaemeka Arinze Udowelle, Orish Ebere Orisakwe
BACKGROUND: In continuation of our study of the biological activity of the aqueous extract of Costus afer stem used in tradomedicare in Nigeria, this work has investigated the biochemical, nephroprotective, hepatoprotective and protective effects of aqueous extract of C. afer stem on alloxan-induced hyperglycaemic albino Wistar rats. METHODS: Thirty male albino Wistar rats (150-200 g) were weight-matched into six groups of five rats each. Groups 1 and 2 were the normal (non-induced) and toxic (alloxan-induced) controls, respectively...
March 29, 2017: Journal of Basic and Clinical Physiology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350537/comparison-of-structured-and-unstructured-physical-activity-training-on-predicted-vo2max-and-heart-rate-variability-in-adolescents-a-randomized-control-trial
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Vivek Kumar Sharma, Senthil Kumar Subramanian, Krishnakumar Radhakrishnan, Rajathi Rajendran, Balasubramanian Sulur Ravindran, Vinayathan Arunachalam
BACKGROUND: Physical inactivity contributes to many health issues. The WHO-recommended physical activity for adolescents encompasses aerobic, resistance, and bone strengthening exercises aimed at achieving health-related physical fitness. Heart rate variability (HRV) and maximal aerobic capacity (VO2max) are considered as noninvasive measures of cardiovascular health. The objective of this study is to compare the effect of structured and unstructured physical training on maximal aerobic capacity and HRV among adolescents...
March 28, 2017: Journal of Basic and Clinical Physiology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350536/anti-inflammatory-effects-and-anti-oxidant-capacity-of-myrathius-arboreus-cecropiaceae-in-experimental-models
#14
Oluwafemi Gabriel Oluwole, Olufunmilayo Ologe, Akinyinka Alabi, Ganiyu Tunde Yusuf, Solomon Umukoro
BACKGROUND: Inflammation is involved in various diseases; search for safe treatments is warranted. Anti-inflammatory effects of ethanol extract of Myrathius arboreus (EEMa) were studied in carrageenan-induced model, formaldehyde sub-acute-induced model, and in 48 h lipopolysaccharide-induced air pouch model of inflammation. EEMa membrane-stabilizing activities and anti-oxidant capacity were determined in vitro. METHODS: In the carrageenan model EEMa (125, 250, or 500 mg/kg), indomethacin (5 mg/kg), or vehicle 3 mL/kg was administered orally in rats (n=5)...
March 28, 2017: Journal of Basic and Clinical Physiology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328528/ocimum-gratissimum-linn-leaf-extract-inhibits-free-radical-generation-and-suppressed-inflammation-in-carrageenan-induced-inflammation-models-in-rats
#15
Abayomi M Ajayi, Mary O Ologe, Benneth Ben-Azu, Samuel E Okhale, Bulus Adzu, Olusegun G Ademowo
BACKGROUND: Ocimum gratissimum leaf is used in managing rheumatism and other inflammatory conditions. In this study, we investigated the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects of phenolic extract obtained by sequential methanol extraction of O. gratissimum leaves (MEOg). METHODS: The methanol extract (MEOg) was obtained after sequential maceration (n-hexane, chloroform and methanol) of dried O. gratissimum leaves. The fingerprint of the extract was obtained using a high-performance liquid chromatrographic method...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Basic and Clinical Physiology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315847/effects-of-peripherally-and-centrally-applied-ghrelin-on-the-oxidative-stress-induced-by-renin-angiotensin-system-in-a-rat-model-of-renovascular-hypertension
#16
Vivian Boshra, Amr M Abbas
BACKGROUND: Renovascular hypertension (RVH) is a result of renal artery stenosis, which is commonly due to astherosclerosis. In this study, we aimed to clarify the central and peripheral effects of ghrelin on the renin-angiotensin system (RAS) in a rat model of RVH. METHODS: RVH was induced in rats by partial subdiaphragmatic aortic constriction. Experiment A was designed to assess the central effect of ghrelin via the intracerebroventricular (ICV) injection of ghrelin (5 μg/kg) or losartan (0...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Basic and Clinical Physiology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306530/ascorbic-acid-does-not-modulate-potassium-currents-in-cultured-human-lymphocytes
#17
Saravanakumar Snekalatha, Praghalathan Kanthakumar
BACKGROUND: Ascorbic acid (AA) is known to modulate lymphocyte function, but the mechanism of action is not clearly understood. As voltage-gated potassium currents play an important role in lymphocyte function, the effect of AA on voltage-gated potassium currents was studied. METHODS: Peripheral blood mononuclear cells were cultured in the presence of increasing concentrations of AA (0, 0.125, 0.25, 0.5, and 1 mM). Potassium currents in resting lymphocytes were studied by whole cell patch clamp technique using a depolarizing protocol...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Basic and Clinical Physiology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306529/in-vitro-inhibition-of-phosphodiesterase-5-and-arginase-activities-from-rat-penile-tissue-by-two-nigerian-herbs-hunteria-umbellata-and-anogeissus-leiocarpus
#18
Ganiyu Oboh, Adeniyi Abiodun Adebayo, Ayokunle Olubode Ademosun, Aline August Boligon
BACKGROUND: Anogeissus leiocarpus and Hunteria umbellata have been reportedly used in traditional medicine for the management of erectile dysfunction (ED). However, the scientific basis for their use has not been well established. Therefore, this study was designed to investigate the inhibitory effects of water extractable phytochemicals of H. umbellata and A. leiocarpus on phosphodiesterase-5 (PDE-5) and arginase as well as pro-oxidants induced lipid peroxidation in rat penile tissue...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Basic and Clinical Physiology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306527/investigation-of-the-role-of-%C3%AE-lipoic-acid-on-fatty-acids-profile-some-minerals-zinc-copper-iron-and-antioxidant-activity-against-aluminum-induced-oxidative-stress-in-the-liver-of-male-rats
#19
Zafer Sahin, Ahmet Ozkaya, Okkes Yilmaz, Abdurrauf Yuce, Mehmet Gunes
BACKGROUND: We have investigated the effects of α-lipoic acid (LA), a powerful antioxidant, on the fatty acid (FA) profiles, aluminum accumulation, antioxidant activity and some minerals such as zinc, copper and iron against aluminum chloride (AlCl3)-induced oxidative stress in rat liver. METHODS: Twenty-eight male Wistar rats were divided into four groups as control, LA, AlCl3 and LA+AlCl3. For 30 days, LA was intraperitoneally administrated (50 mg/kg) and AlCl3 was given via orogastric gavage (1600 ppm) every other day...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Basic and Clinical Physiology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306528/protective-effect-of-moringa-oleifera-oil-against-hgcl2-induced-hepato-and-nephro-toxicity-in-rats
#20
Sunny O Abarikwu, Sussan Benjamin, Sunday Godspower Ebah, Godbless Obilor, Goodluck Agbam
BACKGROUND: Various parts of the Moringa oleifera (M. oleifera) tree are widely accepted to have ameliorative effects against metal toxicity. In the present study, M. oleifeira oil (MO) was tested against HgCl2-induced tissue pathologies and oxidative stress. METHODS: Male Wistar rats were administered MO (1.798 mg/kg p.o.) or HgCl2 (5 mg/kg body wt) alone or in combination (5 mg/kg HgCl2+1.798 mg/kg MO p.o.) three times per week for 21 days. After exposure and treatment periods, rats were sacrificed; blood collected and the oxidative status of the liver and kidney homogenates were evaluated...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Basic and Clinical Physiology and Pharmacology
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