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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817986/formation-of-artifactual-dmpo-oh-spin-adduct-in-acid-solutions-containing-nitrite-ions
#1
Tetsuya Takayanagi, Hirokazu Kimiya, Tatsushi Ohyama
We investigated aqueous solutions containing nitrite ions and DMPO (5,5-dimethyl-1-pyrroline-N-oxide) by ESR (Electron Spin Resonance) in the pH range from 1 to 6. A DMPO -OH signal was observed below pH 3.0 in the presence of nitrite ions, whereas in the absence of nitrite ion, an extremely weak signal was observed below pH 1.5. Addition of methanol, a hydroxyl radical scavenger, to this system did not lead to the appearance of a detectable DMPO-CH2OH signal. The possibility of this DMPO-OH signal being due to a genuine spin trapping process with hydroxyl radical was therefore ruled out...
August 17, 2017: Free Radical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817975/triarylmethyl-based-biradical-as-a-superoxide-probe
#2
Martin Poncelet, Benoit Driesschaert, Andrey A Bobko, Valery V Khramtsov
Superoxide radical represents one of the most biologically relevant reactive oxygen species involved in numerous physiological and pathophysiological processes. Superoxide measurement through the decay of an electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) signal of a triarylmethyl (TAM) radical possesses the advantage of a high selectivity and relatively high rate constant of TAM reaction with the superoxide. Hereby we report a straightforward synthesis and characterization of a tam-tam biradical showing a high reactivity with superoxide (second-order rate constant, (6...
August 17, 2017: Free Radical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776450/pharmacological-modulation-of-reactive-oxygen-species-ros-improves-the-airway-hyperresponsiveness-by-shifting-the-th1-response-in-allergic-inflammation-induced-by-ovalbumin
#3
Renata Tiscoski Nesi, Mavina Valente Barroso, Valdirene de Souza Muniz, Ana Carolina de Arantes, Marco Aurélio Martins, Lycia de Brito Gitirana, Josiane Sabbadini Neves, Cláudia Farias Benjamim, Manuella Lanzetti, Samuel Santos Valença
Asthma is an allergic inflammation driven by the Th2 immune response with release of such cytokines as IL-4 and IL-13, which contribute to the airflow limitations and airway hyperresponsiveness (AHR). The involvement of oxidative stress in this process is well-established, but the specific role of the superoxide anion and nitric oxide in asthma are poorly understood. Thus, the aim of this study was to investigate the mechanisms underlying the superoxide anion/nitric oxide production and detoxification in a murine asthma model...
August 4, 2017: Free Radical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758502/unexpected-effect-of-urate-on-hydrogen-peroxide-induced-oxidative-damage-in-embryonic-chicken-cardiac-cells
#4
Xiaolong Sun, Hongchao Jiao, Jingpeng Zhao, Xiaojuan Wang, Hai Lin
Uric acid (UA) is a potent scavenger of oxidants in most mammalian and avian species. The aim of this study was to obtain more comprehensive information regarding the relationship between different concentrations of UA and oxidative balance in chicken cardiac cells. First, oxidative damage parameters were measured in chicken cardiac cells treated with different concentrations of UA. UA concentrations within the normal physiological range had no effect, while treatment with a high level of UA, i.e. 1200 μM, increased the malondialdehyde (MDA) and protein carbonyl contents, decreased the superoxide dismutase (SOD) and catalase (CAT) activities, and had no effect on glutathione (GSH) in cardiac muscle cells...
July 31, 2017: Free Radical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750563/high-dose-ascorbic-acid-induces-carcinostatic-effects-through-hydrogen-peroxide-and-superoxide-anion-radical-generation-induced-cell-death-and-growth-arrest-in-human-tongue-carcinoma-cells
#5
Ryouhei Ohwada, Yu Ozeki, Yasukazu Saitoh
High-dose ascorbic acid (AsA) treatment, known as pharmacological AsA, has been shown to exert carcinostatic effects in many types of cancer cells and in vivo tumor models. Although pharmacological AsA has potential as a complementary and alternative medicine for anticancer treatment, its effects on human tongue carcinoma have not yet been elucidated. In this study, we investigated the effect of AsA treatment on human tongue carcinoma HSC-4 cells compared with nontumorigenic tongue epithelial DOK cells. Our results show that treatment with 1 and 3 mM of AsA for 60 min preferentially inhibits the growth of human tongue carcinoma HSC-4 over DOK cells...
July 28, 2017: Free Radical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750561/renoprotective-mechanisms-of-astragaloside-iv-in-cisplatin-induced-acute-kidney-injury
#6
Wei Yan, Yao Xu, Yanhong Yuan, Lei Tian, Qin Wang, Yuanyuan Xie, Xinghua Shao, Ming Zhang, Zhaohui Ni, Shan Mou
Nephrotoxicity remains a serious adverse effect of cisplatin chemotherapy, limiting its clinical usage. Numerous studies show that oxidative stress and inflammation are closely associated with cisplatin-induced renal damage. Astragaloside IV (AS-IV) has been found to possess antioxidant and anti-inflammation functions. Therefore, we investigated the potential curative effects of AS-IV against cisplatin-induced renal injury and the possible cellular mechanism for activity, both in vitro and in vivo. We found that pretreatment of HK-2 cells with AS-IV could mitigate cisplatin-induced cell damage caused by oxygen free radicals and the inflammatory response, as evidenced by reduced formation of reactive oxygen species (ROS) and inflammatory cytokines...
July 28, 2017: Free Radical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741384/correction-to-chan-et-al-three-pentacyclic-triterpenes-protect-h9c2-cardiomyoblast-cells-against-high-glucose-induced-injury
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July 25, 2017: Free Radical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28675985/hydrogen-alleviates-hyperoxic-acute-lung-injury-related-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-in-rats-through-upregulation-of-sirt1
#8
Qiang Sun, Wenjie Han, Huijun Hu, Danfeng Fan, Yanbo Li, Yu Zhang, Yan Lv, Mingxin Li, Shuyi Pan
Hyperoxic acute lung injury (HALI) is a major clinical problem for patients undergoing supplemental oxygen therapy. Currently in clinical settings there exist no effective means of prevention or treatment methods. Our previous study found that: hydrogen could reduce HALI, as well as oxidative stress. This research will further explore the mechanism underlying the protective effect of hydrogen on oxygen toxicity. Rats were randomly assigned into three experimental groups and were exposed in a oxygen chamber for 60 continuous hours: 100% balanced air (control); 100% oxygen (HALI); 100% oxygen with hydrogen treatment (HALI + HRS)...
July 21, 2017: Free Radical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637359/decreased-paraoxonase-2-enzymatic-activity-in-monocyte-macrophages-cells-a-comparative-in-vivo-and-in-vitro-study-for-diabetes
#9
D Lixandru, P Alexandru, A Mihai, A Roşca, C Ionescu-Tîrgovişte, L I Braşoveanu, B Manuel-Y-Keenoy
AIM: To investigate peripheral blood monocytes/macrophages (Mo/Mᴓ) paraoxonase 2 (PON2) in diabetes and the factors modulating its activity. METHODS: One hundred and eighteen patients with newly diagnosed uncomplicated type 2 diabetes mellitus were compared regarding clinical, biochemical and oxidative stress parameters with 80 healthy subjects. The capacity of the peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMNC) to release pro-oxidants and to neutralise them was determined by measuring the respiratory burst (RB) and the intracellular antioxidant enzyme PON2...
July 13, 2017: Free Radical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693341/effect-of-exercise-intensity-on-nrf2-signaling-in-young-men
#10
Aaron J Done, Michael J Newell, Tinna Traustadóttir
INTRODUCTION: The transcription factor Nrf2 is the master regulator of antioxidant defense. Recent data indicate a single bout of moderate-intensity stationary cycling at a constant workload upregulates Nrf2 signaling in young, but not older men; however the role of exercise intensity on Nrf2 activation has not been tested. We hypothesized that a high-intensity interval session would elicit a greater Nrf2 response than moderate aerobic exercise. METHODS: Nrf2 signaling in response to two 30-min cycling protocols (high-intensity interval and constant workload) was compared in young men (25 ±1y, n = 16)...
July 10, 2017: Free Radical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641500/levels-of-8-oxo-dgsn-and-8-oxo-gsn-in-random-urine-are-consistent-with-24%C3%A2-h-urine-in-healthy-subjects-and-patients-with-renal-disease
#11
Yong-Hui Mao, Qing-Hua Weng, Leng-Nan Xu, Xiang-Yu Li, Ban Zhao, Ying Sun, Jing-Jing Nie, Ji-Hong Hu, Qi Zhou, Li-Qun Zhang, Jian Guo, Ming-Zhang Zuo, Sadayoshi Ito, Jian-Ping Cai
Oxidatively generated damage to nucleic acids may play an important role in the pathophysiological processes of a variety of diseases. 8-oxo-7,8-dihydro-2'-deoxyguanosine (8-oxo-dGsn) and 8-oxo-7,8-dihydroguanosine (8-oxo-Gsn) are oxidatively generated products of DNA and RNA, respectively. Our previous studies have suggested that the amounts of 8-oxo-dGsn and 8-oxo-Gsn in urine were considerably higher than other body fluid or tissue. The aim of this study was to investigate whether 8-oxo-dGsn and 8-oxo-Gsn levels in random urine samples are consistent with those in 24 h urine samples in healthy subjects and patients with renal disease...
July 10, 2017: Free Radical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28675952/a-novel-fine-tuning-scheme-of-mir-200c-in-modulating-lung-cell-redox-homeostasis
#12
Yi-Hsuan Wu, Hsin-Ru Lin, Ying-Hsuan Lee, Pin-Hao Huang, Huei-Chung Wei, Arnold Stern, Daniel Tsun-Yee Chiu
Oxidative stress induces miR-200c, the predominant microRNA (miRNA) in lung tissues; however, the antioxidant role and biochemistry of such induction have not been clearly defined. Therefore, a lung adenocarcinoma cell line (A549) and a normal lung fibroblast (MRC-5) were used as models to determine the effects of miR-200c expression on lung antioxidant response. Hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) upregulated miR-200c, whose overexpression exacerbated the decrease in cell proliferation, retarded the progression of cells in the G2/M-phase, and increased oxidative stress upon H2O2 stimulation...
July 4, 2017: Free Radical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587495/allele-specific-interaction-between-glutathione-peroxidase-1-and-manganese-superoxide-dismutase-affects-the-levels-of-bcl-2-sirt3-and-e-cadherin
#13
Dede N Ekoue, Soumen Bera, Emmanuel Ansong, Peter C Hart, Sofia Zaichick, Frederick E Domann, Marcelo G Bonini, Alan M Diamond
Manganese superoxide dismutase (MnSOD) is a mitochondrial-resident enzyme that reduces superoxide to hydrogen peroxide (H2O2), which can be further reduced to water by glutathione peroxidase (GPX1). Data from human studies have indicated that common polymorphisms in both of these proteins are associated with the risk of several cancers, including breast cancer. Moreover, polymorphisms in MnSOD and GPX1 were shown to interact to increase the risk of breast cancer. To gain an understanding of the molecular mechanisms behind these observations, we engineered human MCF-7 breast cancer cells to exclusively express GPX1 and/or MnSOD alleles and investigated the consequences on the expression of several proteins associated with cancer aetiology...
July 4, 2017: Free Radical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580817/changes-in-low-molecular-weight-thiol-disulphide-redox-couples-are-part-of-bread-wheat-seed-germination-and-early-seedling-growth
#14
Davide Gerna, Thomas Roach, Wolfgang Stöggl, Johanna Wagner, Patrizia Vaccino, Margherita Limonta, Ilse Kranner
The tripeptide antioxidant glutathione (γ-l-glutamyl-l-cysteinyl-glycine; GSH) essentially contributes to thiol-disulphide conversions, which are involved in the control of seed development, germination, and seedling establishment. However, the relative contribution of GSH metabolism in different seed structures is not fully understood. We studied the GSH/glutathione disulphide (GSSG) redox couple and associated low-molecular-weight (LMW) thiols and disulphides related to GSH metabolism in bread wheat (Triticum aestivum L...
June 26, 2017: Free Radical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770671/marine-algae-as-attractive-source-to-skin-care
#15
Jean-Yves Berthon, Rachida Nachat-Kappes, Mathieu Bey, Jean-Paul Cadoret, Isabelle Renimel, Edith Filaire
As the largest organ in the human body, the skin has multiple functions of which one of the most important is the protection against various harmful stressors. The keratinised stratified epidermis and an underlying thick layer of collagen-rich dermal connective tissues are important components of the skin. The environmental stressors such as ultraviolet radiation (UVR) and pollution increase the levels of reactive oxygen species (ROS), contributing to clinical manifestations such as wrinkle formation and skin aging...
June 2017: Free Radical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770670/potential-repositioning-of-exemestane-as-a-neuroprotective-agent-for-parkinson-s-disease
#16
Hyo Jin Son, Se Hee Han, Ji Ae Lee, Eun Jung Shin, Onyou Hwang
Parkinson's disease (PD) is a neurodegenerative disorder characterised by selective degeneration of the nigral dopaminergic neurons, and neuroinflammation and oxidative stress are believed to be involved in its pathogenesis. In the present study, we provide data that the synthetic steroid exemestane, which is currently being used to treat breast cancer, may be useful for PD therapy. In BV-2 microglial cells, exemestane activated the transcription factor Nrf2 and induced expression of the Nrf2-dependent genes that encode the antioxidant enzymes NAD(P)H: quinone oxidoreductase 1, haem oxygenase-1, and glutamylcysteine ligase...
June 2017: Free Radical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28463090/effects-of-transcranial-magnetic-stimulation-on-oxidative-stress-in-experimental-autoimmune-encephalomyelitis
#17
Francisco J Medina-Fernandez, Begoña M Escribano, Eduardo Agüera, Macarena Aguilar-Luque, Montserrat Feijoo, Evelio Luque, Fe I Garcia-Maceira, Alvaro Pascual-Leone, René Drucker-Colin, Isaac Tunez
Experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE) reproduces a multiple sclerosis (MS)-like experimental model. The main objective was to evaluate the effect of extremely low-frequency electromagnetic fields (EL-EMF) application, like a paradigm of transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) in the development of EAE. Rats were injected with a single dose of 150 μg of myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein (MOG, fragment 35-55) to produce experimental MS. To assess the effect of TMS application in EAE, the rats were treated with TMS (60 Hz and 0...
May 19, 2017: Free Radical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28463089/purine-5-8-cyclo-2-deoxynucleoside-lesions-formation-by-radical-stress-and-repair-in-human-breast-epithelial-cancer-cells
#18
Marios G Krokidis, Michael A Terzidis, Eleni Efthimiadou, Sevasti-Kiriaki Zervou, George Kordas, Kyriakos Papadopoulos, Anastasia Hiskia, Dimitris Kletsas, Chryssostomos Chatgilialoglu
5',8-Cyclo-2'-deoxyadenosine (cdA) and 5',8-cyclo-2'-deoxyguanosine (cdG) in their two diastereomeric forms, 5'S and 5'R, are tandem lesions produced by the attack of hydroxyl radicals to the purine moieties of DNA. Their formation has been found to challenge the cells' repair machinery, initiating the nucleotide excision repair (NER) for restoring the genome integrity. The involvement of oxidatively induced DNA damage in carcinogenesis and the reduced capacity of some cancer cell lines to repair oxidised DNA base lesions, intrigued us to investigate the implication of these lesions in breast cancer, the most frequently occurring cancer in women...
May 17, 2017: Free Radical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503972/molecular-mechanisms-of-anti-oxidant-and-anti-aging-effects-induced-by-convallatoxin-in-caenorhabditis-elegans
#19
Jia Xu, Youming Guo, Tianzhuo Sui, Qifei Wang, Yue Zhang, Ruining Zhang, Mingyang Wang, Shuwen Guan, Liping Wang
Convallatoxin is widely used as a cardiac glycoside in acute and chronic congestive heart-failure and paroxysmal tachycardia, with many effects and underlying protective mechanisms on inflammation and cellular proliferation. However, convallatoxin has not been investigated in its antioxidant effects and lifespan extension in Caenorhabditis elegans. In this study, we found that convallatoxin (20 μM) could significantly prolong the lifespan of wild-type C. elegans up to 16.3% through daf-16, but not sir-2.1 signaling and increased thermotolerance and resistance to paraquat-induced oxidative stress...
May 14, 2017: Free Radical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503967/cytotoxic-and-cytoprotective-effects-of-tryptamine-4-5-dione-on-neuronal-cells-a-double-edged-sword
#20
Naoko Suga, Akira Murakami, Yoshimasa Nakamura, Akari Ishisaka, Noritoshi Kitamoto, Mikiko Ito, Yoji Kato
Serotonin (5-hydroxytryptamine) is a putative substrate for myeloperoxidase, which may convert it into the reactive quinone tryptamine-4,5-dione (TD). In this study, we found that the viability of human SH-SY5Y neuroblastoma cells treated with 25 µM TD was increased to approximately 117%. On the other hand, the cell viability was significantly decreased by exposure to TD (150-200 μM), with an increase in intracellular reactive oxygen species (ROS). Interestingly, pretreatment of SH-SY5Y cells with 100 μM TD prevented cell death and suppressed intracellular ROS generation evoked by the addition of hydrogen peroxide (H2O2)...
May 14, 2017: Free Radical Research
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