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Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology: An Official Journal of the Polish Physiological Society

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011958/cationic-porphyrin-mediated-photodynamic-inactivation-of-candida-biofilms-and-the-effect-of-miconazole
#1
A Davies, S Gebremedhin, M Yee, R J Padilla, N Duzgunes, K Konopka, B Dorocka-Bobkowska
The formation of biofilms by Candida and the increasing resistance of Candida species to antifungals contribute to the high recurrence rates of denture stomatitis. This increase has stimulated an interest in antimicrobial photodynamic therapy (aPDT) as an alternative treatment. We examined the photoactivity of the porphyrin-based photosensitizer, TMP-1363, against biofilms of C. albicans, C. glabrata, C. tropicalis and C. parapsilosis, and the effect of the combined use of miconazole and aPDT. Biofilms of three American Type Culture Collection (ATCC) strains and four clinical isolates developed on poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) disks, were incubated with miconazole, followed by treatment with TMP-1363 for 30 min at 37°C...
October 2016: Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology: An Official Journal of the Polish Physiological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011957/effect-of-pulsed-electromagnetic-fields-on-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress
#2
E Keczan, G Keri, G Banhegyi, I Stiller
The maintenance of protein homeostasis in the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) is crucial in cell life. Disruption of proteostasis results in ER stress that activates the unfolded protein response (UPR); a signalling network assigned to manage the accumulated misfolded or unfolded proteins. Prolonged or unresolved ER stress leads to apoptotic cell death that can be the basis of many serious diseases. Our aim was to study the effect of pulsed electromagnetic fields (PEMF), an alternative, non-invasive therapeutic method on ER stressed cell lines...
October 2016: Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology: An Official Journal of the Polish Physiological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011956/repeated-cures-with-paracetamol-worsen-sarcopenia-in-old-rats-with-suboptimal-food-intake
#3
C Mast, I Savary-Auzeloux, D Remond, C Pouyet, D Centeno, G Voyard, L Combaret, D Dardevet, I Papet
The availability of all amino acids is of prime importance to prevent the ageing-associated decrease in skeletal muscle mass i.e. sarcopenia. Cysteine is the precursor of sulfate and glutathione that are both utilized in the liver to detoxify paracetamol (APAP). Cysteine availability could become limiting under repeated cures with APAP, especially when food intake is suboptimal. The aim of the study was to determine whether repeated cures with APAP could worsen sarcopenia. Twenty-two-month-old male Wistar rats received 3 two-week-long cures of APAP (1% of the diet) intercalated with washout periods of two weeks (APAP group)...
October 2016: Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology: An Official Journal of the Polish Physiological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011955/the-protective-effects-of-zinc-in-experimental-gentamicin-induced-acute-renal-failure-in-rats
#4
O Teslariu, A S Pasca, L Mititelu-Tartau, C E Schiriac, C Gales, P M Saftencu, M Nechifor
This study investigates the effects of zinc in acute kidney injury induced by gentamicin (Ge). We used Wistar male rats distributed in 4 groups of 12 animals each, treated intraperitoneally as follows: Group I (Control) treated with distilled water; Group II (Ge) with experimental induced acute renal failure with Ge; Group III (Ge + Zn) administration of ZnCl2 in animals with experimental induced renal failure with Ge, Group IV (Zn) treated with ZnCl2 as positive control. We measured serum levels of urea, creatinine, total antioxidant status, superoxide dismutase, glutathione peroxidase and urinary proteins before the nephrotoxicity induction (baseline) and 3, 7 and 10 days after Ge administration...
October 2016: Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology: An Official Journal of the Polish Physiological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011954/new-cationically-modified-pullulan-attenuates-atherogenesis-and-influences-lipid-metabolism-in-apoe-knockout-mice
#5
J Stefan, K Kus, A Wisniewska, K Kaminski, K Szczubialka, J Jawien, M Nowakowska, R Korbut
Pullulan is a biocompatible polysaccharide obtained from black, yeast-like fungus Aureobasidium pullulans. This polymer is used to deliver various substances to the liver because of its specificity for this organ. Pullulan is internalized into hepatocytes in the process of asialoglycoprotein receptor mediated endocytosis. Recently, by reaction with glycidyltrimethylammonium chloride (GTMAC) we have successfully synthesized a cationically-modified pullulan (Pull-GTMAC). Pull-GTMAC exhibits some unique beneficial effects not found for its native counterpart...
October 2016: Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology: An Official Journal of the Polish Physiological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011953/hyperventilation-assists-proarrhythmia-development-during-delayed-repolarization-in-clofilium-treated-anaesthetized-mechanically-ventilated-rabbits
#6
H Papp, A Sarusi, A S Farkas, H Takacs, P Kui, D Vincze, E Ivany, A Varro, J G Papp, T Forster, A Farkas
Hyperventilation reduces partial pressure of CO2 (PCO2) in the blood, which results in hypokalaemia. Hypokalaemia helps the development of the life-threatening torsades de pointes type ventricular arrhythmia (TdP) evoked by repolarization delaying drugs. This implies that hyperventilation may assist the development of proarrhythmic events. Therefore, this study experimentally investigated the effect of hyperventilation on proarrhythmia development during delayed repolarization. Phenylephrine (an α1-adrenoceptor agonist) and clofilium (as a representative repolarization delaying agent inhibiting the rapid component of the delayed rectifier potassium current, IKr) were administered intravenously to pentobarbital-anaesthetized, mechanically ventilated, open chest rabbits...
October 2016: Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology: An Official Journal of the Polish Physiological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011952/role-of-sensory-afferent-nerves-lipid-peroxidation-and-antioxidative-enzymes-in-the-carbon-monoxide-induced-gastroprotection-against-stress-ulcerogenesis
#7
S Kwiecien, K Magierowska, M Magierowski, M Surmiak, M Hubalewska-Mazgaj, R Pajdo, Z Sliwowski, A Chmura, D Wojcik, T Brzozowski
Carbon monoxide (CO) is a physiological gaseous mediator recently implicated in the mechanism of gastric mucosal defense due to its vasodilatory and antioxidative properties. Small quantities of endogenous CO are produced during heme degradation by heme oxygenase (HO-1), however, the involvement of the capsaicin-sensitive afferent neurons releasing calcitonin gene related peptide (CGRP) and anti-oxidative factors and mechanisms in the CO-induced gastroprotection against stress ulcerogenesis has been little studied...
October 2016: Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology: An Official Journal of the Polish Physiological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011951/alterations-in-glutathione-peroxidase-and-superoxide-dismutase-activities-in-plasma-and-saliva-in-relation-to-disease-activity-in-patients-with-crohn-s-disease
#8
K Szczeklik, W Krzysciak, R Domagala-Rodacka, P Mach, D Darczuk, D Cibor, J Pytko-Polonczyk, T Rodacki, D Owczarek
Crohn's disease (CD) is a chronic inflammatory condition with uncertain aetiology. Dysfunction of immunoregulatory factors and overproduction of reactive oxygen species (ROS) may contribute to the damage of the gastrointestinal tract. Superoxide dismutase (SOD) and glutathione peroxidase (GPx) are involved in protection of cells from the damaging effects of ROS. The aim of the study was to assess activity of antioxidative stress enzymes, GPx and SOD, in plasma and saliva of patients with active and inactive forms of CD...
October 2016: Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology: An Official Journal of the Polish Physiological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011950/involvement-of-corticotropin-releasing-factor-and-corticotropin-releasing-factor-2-receptors-in-pathogenesis-of-ischemia-reperfusion-induced-enteritis-in-rats
#9
K Takeuchi, A Kumano, N Abe, T Kotani
We herein investigated, using a corticotropin-releasing factor (CRF) agonist and antagonists, whether CRF plays a role in the pathogenesis of ischemia/reperfusion-induced small intestinal lesions in rats. Under pentobarbital anesthesia, the superior mesenteric artery was clamped (ischemia) for 75 min, followed by reperfusion with removal of the clamp. After a 24-h reperfusion, the area of hemorrhagic lesions that developed in the small intestine was measured. Urocortin I (CRF receptor 1/2 agonist), astressin (CRF receptor 1/2 antagonist), NBI27914 (CRF receptor 1 antagonist), or astressin 2B (CRF receptor 2 antagonist) was administered i...
October 2016: Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology: An Official Journal of the Polish Physiological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011949/the-presence-of-tau-protein-in-blood-as-a-potential-prognostic-factor-in-stroke-patients
#10
A A Lasek-Bal, H Jedrzejowska-Szypulka, J Rozycka, W Bal, A Kowalczyk, M Holecki, J Dulawa, J Lewin-Kowalik
Tau protein is found in the blood of 40 - 50% of patients in the acute phase of a stroke, as a result of the degradation of neurons and damage to the blood-brain barrier. The aim of the study was to assess the incidence of tau protein in the blood of stroke patients, as well as to evaluate the potential impact of tau protein presence in the blood of patients on their neurological state during the first 24 hours, and their functional condition three months after the stroke. Eighty-seven patients aged 39 - 99 (42 females and 45 males) diagnosed with stroke were enrolled in the prospective study (August 2014 - April 2015)...
October 2016: Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology: An Official Journal of the Polish Physiological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011948/molecular-hydrogen-affords-neuroprotection-in-a-translational-piglet-model-of-hypoxic-ischemic-encephalopathy
#11
J Nemeth, V Toth-Szuki, V Varga, V Kovacs, G Remzso, F Domoki
Hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) is the major consequence of perinatal asphyxia (PA) in term neonates. Although the newborn piglet is an accepted large animal PA/HIE model, there is no consensus on PA-induction methodology to produce clinically relevant HIE. We aimed to create and to characterize a novel PA model faithfully reproducing all features of asphyxiation including severe hypercapnia resulting in HIE, and to test whether H2 is neuroprotective in this model. Piglets were anaesthetised, artificially ventilated, and intensively monitored (electroencephalography, core temperature, O2 saturation, arterial blood pressure and blood gases)...
October 2016: Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology: An Official Journal of the Polish Physiological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011947/effects-of-time-of-day-and-the-wingate-test-on-appetite-perceptions-food-intake-and-plasma-levels-of-adipokines
#12
J Bilski, J Jaworek, J Pokorski, J Nitecki, E Nitecka, J Pokorska, A Mazur-Bialy, J Szklarczyk
It has been demonstrated that several aspects of adipose-related physiology including adipokine release, exhibit daily oscillations. Physical exercise exerts a strong influence on adipokine release and a possible reverse disruption of peripheral circadian clocks. The aim of this study was to establish the effects of time of day and the Wingate test on appetite perception, food intake and plasma levels of adipokines. Twenty-four moderately active non-smoking males (mean ± S.D. age: 27.1 ± 3.1 years; height: 1...
October 2016: Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology: An Official Journal of the Polish Physiological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011946/high-fat-diet-with-stress-impaired-islets-insulin-secretion-by-reducing-plasma-estradiol-and-pancreatic-glut2-protein-levels-in-rats-proestrus-phase
#13
M Salimi, H Zardooz, F Khodagholi, F Rostamkhani, F Shaerzadeh
This study was conducted to determine whether two estrus phases (proestrus and diestrus) in female rats may influence the metabolic response to a high-fat diet and/or stress, focusing on pancreatic insulin secretion and content. Animals were divided into high-fat and normal diet groups, then each group was subdivided into stress and non-stress groups, and finally, each one of these was divided into proestrus and diestrus subgroups. At the end of high-fat diet treatment, foot-shock stress was applied to the animals...
October 2016: Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology: An Official Journal of the Polish Physiological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011945/orexin-a-modulates-ins-1e-cell-proliferation-and-insulin-secretion-via-extracellular-signal-regulated-kinase-and-transient-receptor-potential-channels
#14
M Skrzypski, N Khajavi, S Mergler, M Billert, D Szczepankiewicz, T Wojciechowicz, K W Nowak, M Z Strowski
Orexins A (OXA) and B (OXB) control energy homeostasis by regulating food intake, energy expenditure and sleep-wake cycle. Several studies showed that OXA stimulates insulin secretion and proliferation of beta cells. However, mechanisms of action are still not well understood. Here, we investigated whether ERK and transient receptor potential channels (TRPs) play a role in mediating the effect of OXA on cell growth, insulin production, and secretion using the established INS-1E cell line. Cell proliferation was measured using BrdU assay...
October 2016: Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology: An Official Journal of the Polish Physiological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011944/bioavailability-of-aspirin-in-rats-comparing-the-drug-s-uptake-into-gastrointestinal-tissue-and-vascular-and-lymphatic-systems-implications-on-aspirin-s-chemopreventive-action
#15
L M Lichtenberger, T Phan, D Fang, S Edler, J Philip, T Li-Geng, E J Dial
Aspirin is an effective analgesic and antiplatelet drug that in addition to its ability to reduce pain, inflammation and fever, appears to have efficacy in the prevention/treatment of a range of diseases including heart disease, numerous cancers and Alzheimer's. It is important to understand the bioavailability of aspirin and its major metabolite, salicylic acid, since dosage and route of administration can vary for treating differing diseases, and the major side-effects of aspirin, upper gastrointestinal ulceration and bleeding, are dose-dependent...
October 2016: Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology: An Official Journal of the Polish Physiological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27779483/the-influence-of-resiniferatoxin-on-the-chemical-coding-of-caudal-mesenteric-ganglion-neurons-supplying-the-urinary-bladder-in-the-pig
#16
E Lepiarczyk, A Dudek, J Kaleczyc, M Majewski, W Markiewicz, P Radziszewski, A Bossowska
Resiniferatoxin (RTX) is used as experimental drug therapy for a range of neurogenic urinary bladder disorders. The present study investigated the chemical coding of caudal mesenteric ganglion (CaMG) neurons supplying the porcine urinary bladder after intravesical RTX instillation. The CaMG neurons were visualized with retrograde tracer Fast Blue (FB) and their chemical profile was disclosed with double-labelling immunohistochemistry using antibodies against tyrosine hydroxylase (TH), neuropeptide Y (NPY), vasoactive intestinal polypeptide (VIP), somatostatin (SOM), calbindin (CB), galanin (GAL) and neuronal nitric oxide synthase (nNOS)...
August 2016: Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology: An Official Journal of the Polish Physiological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27779482/influence-of-premedication-with-alprazolam-on-the-occurence-of-obstructive-apneas-a-prospective-randomized-double-blind-study
#17
E Deflandre, V Bonhomme, A-C Courtois, S Degey, R Poirrier, J-F Brichant
Postoperative development or worsening of obstructive sleep apnea is a potential complication of anesthesia. The objective of this study was to study the effects of a premedication with alprazolam on the occurrence of apneas during the immediate postoperative period. Fifty ASA 1 - 2 patients undergoing a colonoscopy were recruited. Patients with a history of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) were excluded. Recruited patients were randomly assigned to one of two groups: in Group A, they received 0.5 mg of alprazolam orally one hour before the procedure; and in Group C, they received placebo...
August 2016: Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology: An Official Journal of the Polish Physiological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27779481/a-novel-non-opioid-binding-site-for-endomorphin-1
#18
I Lengyel, F Toth, D Biyashev, I Szatmari, K Monory, C Tomboly, G Toth, S Benyhe, A Borsodi
Endomorphins are natural amidated opioid tetrapeptides with the following structure: Tyr-Pro-Trp-Phe-NH2 (endomorphin-1), and Tyr-Pro-Phe-Phe-NH2 (endomorphin-2). Endomorphins interact selectively with the μ-opioid or MOP receptors and exhibit nanomolar or sub-nanomolar receptor binding affinities, therefore they suggested to be endogenous agonists for the μ-opioid receptors. Endomorphins mediate a number of characteristic opioid effects, such as antinociception, however there are several physiological functions in which endomorphins appear to act in a fashion that does not involve binding to and activation of the μ-opioid receptor...
August 2016: Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology: An Official Journal of the Polish Physiological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27779480/involvement-of-corticotropin-releasing-factor-receptors-type-2-located-in-periaquaductal-gray-matter-in-central-and-peripheral-crf-induced-analgesic-effect-on-somatic-pain-sensitivity-in-rats
#19
N I Yarushkina, T R Bagaeva, L P Filaretova
Corticotropin-releasing factor (CRF) is involved in the regulation of pain sensitivity and can induce an analgesic effect in animals and humans. The periaqueductal gray matter (PAGM) of the midbrain is one of the key structures of the antinociceptive system. The aim of the study was to investigate the involvement of CRF receptor type 2 (CRF-R2 receptors), localized in the PAGM, in the analgesic effect caused by central or systemic CRF on somatic pain sensitivity in conscious rats. Somatic pain sensitivity was tested by a tail flick test (measuring tail flick latency induced by tail's thermal stimulation)...
August 2016: Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology: An Official Journal of the Polish Physiological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27779479/pronociceptive-effects-induced-by-cutaneous-application-of-a-transient-receptor-potential-ankyrin-1-trpa1-channel-agonist-methylglyoxal-in-diabetic-animals-comparison-with-tunicamycin-induced-endoplastic-reticulum-stress
#20
H Viisanen, H Chapman, H Wei, M Lasierra Losada, A Koivisto, K E Akerman, A Pertovaara
Methylglyoxal (MG) is a reactive carbonyl compound generated in diabetes mellitus. MG is an established transient receptor potential ankyrin 1 (TRPA1) channel agonist that contributes to TRPA1-mediated diabetic pain hypersensitivity. Here we studied whether exposure to diabetes and thereby to elevated endogenous MG modulates hypersensitivity induced by intradermal MG. Moreover, since diabetes induces endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress, we compared the role of TRPA1 in diabetes and ER stress by assessing whether tunicamycin-induced ER stress, without diabetes, produces TRPA1-mediated pain hypersensitivity and by assessing whether ER stress and diabetes have similar modulatory effects on MG-induced hypersensitivity...
August 2016: Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology: An Official Journal of the Polish Physiological Society
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