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Mohammad Ibrahim, Musadiq Ibrahim, Niaz Muhammad, Muhammad Ishaq Ali Shah, Gerlânia de Oliveira Leite, Joao B T Rocha
Selenium (Se) is a dietary essential trace element with important biological roles. It is a nutrient related to the complex metabolic and enzymatic functions. Organoselenium compounds have been reported to have anti-ulcer activity and used as drug for the treatment of gastrointestinal disorders. The antiulcer activity of binapthyl diselenide (NapSe)2 was investigated in ethanol-induced gastric lesions in rats. A number of markers of oxidative stress were examined in rats stomach including thiobarbituric acid reactive species (TBARS), catalase (CAT), superoxide dismutase (SOD), non-protein thiol groups (NPSH) and ascorbic acid...
March 13, 2018: Inflammopharmacology
Sajid Ur Rahman, Yu Li, Yingying Huang, Lei Zhu, Shibin Feng, Jinjie Wu, Xichun Wang
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a collection of inflammatory conditions of colon and small intestine which affect millions of individuals worldwide and the prevalence amount is on the rise. The organ failure as well as loss of tissue function is because of the inflammatory reaction which is the major contributor of tissue healing leading to lifelong debilitation. To stop the tough consequences of inflammation every patient pursues alternative therapy to relieve symptoms. Green tea polyphenols (GTPs) play significant roles in down regulating signaling pathways because GTPs exert effective antioxidant properties and regulate Toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) expression via certain receptor, inhibited endotoxin-mediated tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α) production by blocking transcription nuclear factor-kappa B (NF-kB) activation and upstream of mediated I kappa B kinase complex pathway activities, as well as intrusion with the flow of cytokines and synthesis of cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2)...
March 12, 2018: Inflammopharmacology
Mary Beth Yu, Anthony Firek, William H R Langridge
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an incurable, systemic autoimmune disease that decreases quality of life and can lead to severe disability. While there are many medications available to treat RA, the first-line of therapy is low-dose methotrexate (MTX), a small molecule disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drug (DMARD). MTX is the recommended therapy due to its affordability and efficacy in reducing symptoms in most RA patients. Unfortunately, there is great person-to-person variability in the physiological response to MTX, with up to 50% of patients showing little response to the medication...
March 12, 2018: Inflammopharmacology
Hina Rasheed, Ruqayya Afridi, Ashraf Ullah Khan, Muhammad Zia Ullah, Sidra Khalid, Ayesha Atiq, Humaira Kashif, Muhammad Naeem Ahmed, Yeong Shik Kim, Salman Khan
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March 10, 2018: Inflammopharmacology
Mingyi Zhao, Peng Zhou, Jun Yu, Asenso James, Feng Xiao, Chun Wang, Wei Wei
Paeoniflorin-6'-O-benzene sulfonate (code: CP-25) is a novel ester derivative of paeoniflorin (Pae). Compared to Pae, CP-25 has higher lipid solubility, bioavailability and better bioactivity. However, the tissue distribution and excretion of CP-25 still remain unknown. The LC-MS method was applied to investigate the tissue distribution and excretion of CP-25 in rats. As such, 50 mg/kg of CP-25 and Pae were administered to rats in multiple doses via an oral route. CP-25 and Pae were distributed widely and rapidly in all the tested tissues...
March 9, 2018: Inflammopharmacology
Oussama Medjeber, Kahina Touri, Hayet Rafa, Zineb Djeraba, Mourad Belkhelfa, Amira Fatima Boutaleb, Amina Arroul-Lammali, Houda Belguendouz, Chafia Touil-Boukoffa
Celiac Disease (CeD) is a chronic immune-mediated enteropathy, in which dietary gluten induces an inflammatory reaction, predominantly in the duodenum. Propolis is a resinous hive product, collected by honeybees from various plant sources. Propolis is well-known for its anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant and immunomodulatory effects, due to its major compounds, polyphenols and flavonoids. The aim of our study was to assess the ex vivo effect of ethanolic extract of propolis (EEP) upon the activity and expression of iNOS, along with IFN-γ and IL-10 production in Algerian Celiac patients...
March 7, 2018: Inflammopharmacology
Mohamad Akbari, Vahideh Hassan-Zadeh
Interleukin 6 (IL-6), a multifunctional cytokine, has been implicated in the pathophysiology of type 2 diabetes (T2D). The elevated circulating level of IL-6 is an independent predictor of T2D and is considered to be involved in the development of inflammation, insulin resistance and β-cell dysfunction. On the other hand, an increasing number of evidence suggests that IL-6 has an anti-inflammatory role and improves glucose metabolism. The complex signal transduction mechanism of IL-6 may help explain the pleiotropic nature of the cytokine...
March 5, 2018: Inflammopharmacology
Hai-Xia Du, Hui-Fen Zhou, Hao-Fang Wan, Jie-Hong Yang, Yi-Yu Lu, Yu He, Hai-Tong Wan
Yinhuapinggan granule (YHPG), a modified prescription based on Ma-Huang-Tang (MHT), is used in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) to treat influenza, cough, and viral pneumonia. In this study, we investigated the antiviral effects of YHPG by means of pre-, post-, and co-treatment, and its underlying mechanisms on regulating the levels of inflammatory-related cytokines, modulating the mRNA expressions of interferon-stimulated genes in influenza virus-infected murine macrophage cells (RAW264.7), and evaluating the protein expressions of key effectors in the Type I IFN and pattern recognition receptor (PRRs) signaling pathways...
March 3, 2018: Inflammopharmacology
Neveen A Salem, Marwa El-Shamarka, Yasser Khadrawy, Shaimaa El-Shebiney
Temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) is present in 30% of epileptic patients and does not respond to conventional treatments. Bone marrow derived mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs) induce endogenous neural stem cells, inhibit neurodegeneration, and promote brain self-repair mechanisms. The present study addresses the feasibility of BMSCs transplantation against pilocarpine-induced TLE experimentally. BMSCs were injected either intravenously (IV) or in hippocampus bilaterally (IC). Increased cell count of BMSCs was achieved via IC route...
February 22, 2018: Inflammopharmacology
Hina Rasheed, Ruqayya Afridi, Ashraf Ullah Khan, Muhammad Zia Ullah, Sidra Khalid, Ayesha Atiq, Humaira Kashif, Muhammad Naeem Ahmed, Yeong Shik Kim, Salman Khan
Chronic inflammation is pathologically associated with various clinical conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis. Several anti-inflammatory and analgesic drugs currently available in market presents a wide range of problems. Therefore, the current study was aimed to evaluate anti-inflammatory and analgesic activities of newly synthesized compound 2-(5-mercapto-1,3,4-oxadiazol-2-yl)-N-propylbenzenesulphonamide (MOPBS). Carrageenan and CFA-induced models were developed for evaluation of anti-inflammatory and analgesic activity...
February 22, 2018: Inflammopharmacology
Monu Yadav, Deepak Kumar Jindal, Milind Parle, Anil Kumar, Sameer Dhingra
Essential oil of eucalyptus species is among the most common traded essential oils in the world. There is an increasing interest in the application of eucalyptus oil as a natural additive in food and pharmaceutical industry. The present study was undertaken to identify the phytoconstituents present in the essential oil of Eucalyptus globulus leaves (EO) and ascertain their protective effect against ketamine-induced psychosis in rats. GC-MS technique was used for analysis of phytoconstituents present in EO. Ketamine (50 mg/kg, i...
February 20, 2018: Inflammopharmacology
Iffah Nadhira Madzuki, Seng Fong Lau, Nur Adeelah Che Ahmad Tantowi, Nur Iliyani Mohd Ishak, Suhaila Mohamed
The tropical herb Labisia pumila is traditionally used in facilitating childbirth and post-partum care. The effects of L. pumila leaf extract (LP) in explant cartilage culture and on postmenopausal osteoarthritis (OA) rat model were assessed. The LP (10, 25 and 50 µg/ml) or diclofenac (10 µg/ml) was added to the cartilage explants containing bovine IL-1β (20 ng/ml), to evaluate their direct effects on cartilage degradation. In the preclinical study, rats were grouped (n = 8) into: non-treated OA; OA + diclofenac (5 mg/kg); OA + LP extract (150 and 300 mg/kg); and healthy control...
February 19, 2018: Inflammopharmacology
Caio Átila Prata Bezerra Souza, Breytiner Amaro de Oliveira, Sacha Aubrey Alves Rodrigues Santos, Francisco Lucas Alves Batista, Francisco Regivânio Nascimento Andrade, Eugênio Januário Ramos Neto, José de Maria Albuquerque de Melo Júnior, Francisco Rogenio da Silva Mendes, Lana Karine Vasconcelos Barroso, Kirley Marques Canuto, Francisco Ernani Alves Magalhães, Angelo Roncalli Alves E Silva, Wladimir Ronald Lobo Farias, Adriana Rolim Campos
This study aimed to evaluate the antinociceptive effect of sulphated polysaccharide from the marine algae Hypnea pseudomusciformis (PLS) using rodent models of orofacial pain. Acute pain was induced by formalin, capsaicin, cinnamaldehyde, acidified saline or glutamate (cutaneous modes) and hypertonic saline (corneal model). In one experiment, animals were pretreated with ruthenium red, glibenclamide, naloxone, L-NAME, methylene blue or ketamine to investigate the mechanism of antinociception. In another experiment, animals pretreated with PLS or saline were submitted to the temporomandibular joint formalin test...
February 19, 2018: Inflammopharmacology
Alexandre Abilio de Souza Teixeira, Camila O Souza, Luana A Biondo, Loreana Sanches Silveira, Edson A Lima, Helena A Batatinha, Adriane Pereira Araujo, Michele Joana Alves, Sandro Massao Hirabara, Rui Curi, José Cesar Rosa Neto
The study aimed to evaluate the metabolic and inflammatory effects of short-term treatments (10 days) with metformin (MET) on the NAFLD caused by a high-fat diet (HFD) in C57BL/6 mice. After the treatment, histological liver slices were obtained, hepatocytes and macrophages were extracted and cultured with phosphate buffered saline, LPS (2.5 µg/mL) and MET (1 µM) for 24 h. Cytokine levels were determined by ELISA. NAFLD caused by the HFD was partially reduced by MET. The lipid accumulation induced by the HFD was not associated with liver inflammation; however, MET seemed to promote pro-inflammatory effects in liver, since it increased hepatic concentration of IL-1β, TNF-α, IL-6, MCP-1 and IFN-γ...
February 15, 2018: Inflammopharmacology
Anant Kumar, Karishma Agarwal, Monika Singh, Archana Saxena, Pankaj Yadav, Anil Kumar Maurya, Anju Yadav, Sudeep Tandon, Debabrata Chanda, Dnyaneshwar U Bawankule
BACKGROUND: Curcuma longa L. is an important industrial crop used by medicinal and cosmetic industries in the world. Its leaves are a waste material after harvesting rhizomes. The aim of the study was to evaluate the chemical and pharmacological profile of essential oil from waste leaves of Curcuma longa (EOCl) against skin inflammation. METHODS: EOCl was subjected to gas chromatography (GC) analysis for identification of essential oil constituents and its anti-inflammatory evaluation through in vitro and in vivo models...
February 10, 2018: Inflammopharmacology
Anamika Sharma, Robin Joshi, Shiv Kumar, Rohit Sharma, Rajneesh, Yogendra Padwad, Mahesh Gupta
The present investigation assessed the potential of Prunus cerasoides fruit extract (PCFE) in alleviation of inflammatory stress in response to lipopolysaccharide (LPS) and interferon-γ (IFN-γ)-stimulated murine peritoneal macrophages as well as in concanavalin A (Con A)-activated splenic lymphocytes. We observed a strong inhibition in production of nitric oxide (NO), reactive oxygen species (ROS), inflammatory cytokines (TNF-α/IL-6/IL-1β), inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS), and NF-kB in macrophages treated with PCFE...
February 10, 2018: Inflammopharmacology
Sergio Montserrat-de la Paz, Maria Dolores Garcia-Gimenez, Ana Maria Quilez, Rocio De la Puerta, Angeles Fernandez-Arche
BACKGROUND: The dried rhizome of ginger has been widely used for more than 2500 years in folk medicine for the treatment of various diseases that involve inflammation or are caused by oxidative stress. AIMS: This study was designed to compare the anti-nociceptive and anti-inflammatory effect of dried powdered ginger rhizome (GR) and paracetamol (APAP) on an experimental mouse model of fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) induced by intermittent cold stress (ICS). METHODS: Forty-eight female C57BL/6 J mice were used for the experiments...
February 8, 2018: Inflammopharmacology
Raphaelle Sousa Borges, Hady Keita, Brenda Lorena Sánchez Ortiz, Tafnis Ingret Dos Santos Sampaio, Irlon Maciel Ferreira, Emerson Silva Lima, Márcia de Jesus Amazonas da Silva, Caio Pinho Fernandes, Anna Eliza Maciel de Faria Mota Oliveira, Edemilson Cardoso da Conceição, Alex Bruno Lobato Rodrigues, Arlindo César Matias Pereira Filho, Andrés Navarrete Castro, José Carlos Tavares Carvalho
The essential oil from Rosmarinus officinalis L. (OERO) has bioactive compounds with anti-inflammatory activity. The objective of this study was to evaluate the anti-inflammatory potency of nanoemulsions containing essential oil of Rosmarinus officinalis L. (NOERO, NECHA, NECULT, and NECOM) in vitro and in vivo. This study was accomplished in a quantitative format through tests with diphenyl picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) and 2,2'-azino-bis(3-ethylbenzothiazoline-6-sulphonic acid) (ABTS), cellular antioxidant activity (CCA), determination of nitric oxide production, cellular viability and anti-inflammatory activity in zebrafish...
February 5, 2018: Inflammopharmacology
Natalia I Yarushkina, Ludmila P Filaretova
The corticotropin-releasing factor (CRF) is involved in somatic pain regulation and may produce an analgesic effect in humans and animals, although the mechanisms of the CRF-induced analgesia remain unclear. CRF action is mediated by the CRF receptors of subtypes 1 and 2 (CRF-R1 and CRF-R2, respectively). Activation of the hypothalamic -pituitary -adrenocortical axis (HPA) is provided by CRF-R1; but CRF-R2 are also involved in the regulation of the HPA axis, and, respectively, glucocorticoids, the end hormones of the HPA axis, also participate in somatic pain regulation...
February 5, 2018: Inflammopharmacology
Rubiatul Adawiyah Bokhari, Nur Adeelah Che Ahmad Tantowi, Seng Fong Lau, Suhaila Mohamed
The effect of Orthosiphon stamineus aqueous (OSA) extract against osteoarthritis (OA) was investigated in explant cartilage culture and in postmenopausal OA rat model. Female rats were bilaterally ovariectomized (OVX). Osteoarthritis was induced after surgical recovery, by intra-articular injection of monosodium iodoacetate (MIA) into the right knee. Rats were grouped (n = 8) into: healthy sham control; non-treated OA; OA + diclofenac (positive control 5 mg/kg); and two doses OSA (150-300 mg/kg). After 4 weeks' treatment, rats were evaluated for OA-related parameters and biomarkers...
January 29, 2018: Inflammopharmacology
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