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Nitric Oxide: Biology and Chemistry

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433823/simultaneous-monitoring-of-intra-and-extracellular-nitric-oxide-in-living-cells-by-means-of-dual-color-fluorescence-imaging
#1
Hui-Wen Yao, Jian-Bo Chen, Xiao-Feng Guo, Hong Wang
A dual-color fluorescence imaging method for simultaneous monitoring of intra- and extracellular nitric oxide (NO) was developed. Assisted by confocal laser scanning microscope, the intra- and extracellular NO can be successfully visualized by using two selected probes, 4,4-difluoro-8-(3,4-diaminophenyl)-3,5-bis(4-methoxyphenyl)-4-bora-3a,4a-diaza-s-indacene (p-MOPB) and disodium 2,6-disulfonate-1,3-dimethyl-5-hexadecyl-8-(3,4-diaminophenyl)-4,4'-difluoro-4-bora-3a,4a-diaza-s-indacene (DSDMHDAB), which display distinct membrane permeability and show different colors of fluorescence after reaction with NO...
April 19, 2017: Nitric Oxide: Biology and Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414104/the-role-of-enos-on-the-compensatory-regulation-of-vascular-tonus-by-h2s-in-mouse-carotid-arteries
#2
Elif Ertuna, Annemarieke E Loot, Ingrid Fleming, Gunay Yetik-Anacak
The gasotransmitter nitric oxide (NO) has an important role in vascular function and a decrease in its bioavailability is accepted as a main pathological mechanism for cardiovascular diseases. However, other gasotransmitters such as hydrogen sulfide (H2S) are also generated by the endothelium and can also affect vascular tone and a crosstalk may exist between H2S and NO. We therefore investigated the consequences of deficiency, replacement or overexpression of endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) on H2S-induced vascular responses in murine carotid arteries...
April 13, 2017: Nitric Oxide: Biology and Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414103/apoptosis-induction-of-poly-s-nitrosated-human-serum-albumin-in-resistant-solid-tumor-under-hypoxia-can-be-restored-by-phosphodiesterase-5-inhibition
#3
Mayumi Ikeda, Yu Ishima, Victor T G Chuang, Tsuyoshi Ikeda, Ryo Kinoshita, Hiroshi Watanabe, Tatsuhiro Ishida, Masaki Otagiri, Toru Maruyama
Poly-S-nitrosated human serum albumin (Poly-SNO-HSA) delivered and accumulated nitric oxide (NO) in tumors and induces apoptosis. Tumor hypoxia is strongly associated with malignant progression and tumor resistance to therapy. In this study, we examined the cytotoxic effect of Poly-SNO-HSA under hypoxia on the murine colon 26 adenocarcinoma (C26) cells in vitro and in vivo. Under hypoxia, at about 4 times LD50 dose of Poly-SNO-HSA in vitro, the reactive oxygen species production was hindered but apoptotic cells were induced via cGMP pathway as the effect was suppressed by a soluble guanylate cyclase inhibitor, NS2028...
April 13, 2017: Nitric Oxide: Biology and Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412475/potential-anti-inflammatory-effect-of-lqfm-021-in-carrageenan-induced-inflammation-the-role-of-nitric-oxide
#4
Iziara F Florentino, Daiany P B Silva, Dayane M Silva, Carina Sofia Cardoso, André L E Moreira, Clayton L Borges, Célia M de A Soares, Pablinny M Galdino, Luciano M Lião, Paulo C Ghedini, Ricardo Menegatti, Elson A Costa
The pyrazole compound LQFM-021 exhibits vasorelaxant, antinociceptive and anti-inflammatory activities. Furthermore, it has low toxicity, indicating that this compound may be considered to be a good prototype for the development of new analgesic/anti-inflammatory drugs. Therefore, the aim of this study was to investigate the potential anti-inflammatory activity of LQFM-021 using a model of carrageenan-induced inflammation as well as the mechanism of action and role of nitric oxide in this effect. Acute treatments with LQFM-021 (30 and 60 mg/kg p...
April 12, 2017: Nitric Oxide: Biology and Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392446/the-asymmetric-dimethylarginine-mediated-inhibition-of-nitric-oxide-in-the-rostral-ventrolateral-medulla-contributes-to-regulation-of-blood-pressure-in-hypertensive-rats
#5
Xing Tan, Ji-Kui Li, Jia-Cen Sun, Pei-Lei Jiao, Yang-Kai Wang, Zhao-Tang Wu, Bing Liu, Wei-Zhong Wang
Nitric oxide (NO) contributes to the central control of cardiovascular activity. The rostral ventrolateral medulla (RVLM) has been recognized as a pivotal region for maintaining basal blood pressure (BP) and sympathetic tone. It is reported that asymmetric dimethylarginine (ADMA), characterized as a cardiovascular risk marker, is an endogenous inhibitor of nitric oxide synthesis. The present was designed to determine the role of ADMA in the RVLM in the central control of BP in hypertensive rats. In Sprague Dawley (SD) rats, microinjection of ADMA into the RVLM dose-dependently increased BP, heart rate (HR), and renal sympathetic never activity (RSNA), but also reduced total NO production in the RVLM...
April 7, 2017: Nitric Oxide: Biology and Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392448/effect-of-nitric-oxide-to-axonal-degeneration-in-multiple-sclerosis-via-downregulating-monocarboxylate-transporter-1-in-oligodendrocytes
#6
REVIEW
Xiaoyi Tang, Minghong Lan, Mao Zhang, Zhongxiang Yao
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a neurodegenerative disease of the central nervous system (CNS). Axonal degeneration, one of the main pathological characteristics of MS, is affected by nitric oxide (NO). In turn, NO induces mitochondrial dysfunction of neurons and glial cells. Inadequate glucose causes monocarboxylate transporter 1 (MCT1) to transfer lactate from oligodendrocytes (OLs) to neurons, which decreases MCT1 and results in energy substrate deficit (mainly lactate) in axons. The condition gradually leads to axonal degeneration...
April 6, 2017: Nitric Oxide: Biology and Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392447/s-nitrosation-of-calpains-is-associated-with-cardioprotection-in-myocardial-i-r-injury
#7
Matthias Totzeck, Sebastian Korste, Ilkka Miinalainen, Ulrike B Hendgen-Cotta, Tienush Rassaf
BACKGROUND: Myocardial infarction remains the single leading cause of death worldwide. Upon reperfusion of occluded arteries, deleterious cellular mediators particularly located at the mitochondria level can be activated, thus limiting the outcome in patients. This may lead to the so-called ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury. Calpains are cysteine proteases and mediators of caspase-independent cell death. Recently, they have emerged as central transmitters of cellular injury in several cardiac pathologies e...
April 6, 2017: Nitric Oxide: Biology and Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390999/measuring-nitrate-reductase-activity-from-human-and-rodent-tongues
#8
Khandaker A Ahmed, Alexandria L Nichols, Jaideep Honavar, Mark T Dransfield, Sadis Matalon, Rakesh P Patel
Reduction of salivary nitrate to nitrite by oral microbes expressing nitrate-reductase has emerged as a crucial pathway in systemic NO homeostasis in humans and other mammals. Selective depletion of oral microbes prevents dietary nitrate-dependent lowering of blood pressure, inhibition of platelet aggregation and ischemic injury. To date, most studies interrogate enterosalivary nitrate reduction by following changes in saliva or plasma nitrite and NO-signaling (functional) end points. Little is known about whether, and if so how, nitrate-reductase enzymatic activity per se (i...
April 5, 2017: Nitric Oxide: Biology and Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315470/the-nitric-oxide-synthase-2-pathway-is-targeted-by-both-pro-and-anti-inflammatory-treatments-in-the-immature-human-intestine
#9
Emanuela Ferretti, Eric Tremblay, Marie-Pier Thibault, David Grynspan, Karolina M Burghardt, Marcos Bettolli, Corentin Babakissa, Emile Levy, Jean-François Beaulieu
BACKGROUND AND AIM: NO synthase 2 (NOS2) was recently identified as one the most overexpressed genes in intestinal samples of premature infants with necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC). NOS2 is widely implicated in the processes of epithelial cell injury/apoptosis and host immune defense but its specific role in inflammation of the immature human intestinal mucosa remains unclear. Interestingly, factors that prevent NEC such as epidermal growth factor (EGF) attenuate the inflammatory response in the mid-gestation human small intestine using serum-free organ culture while drugs that are associated with NEC occurrence such as the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug, indomethacin (INDO), exert multiple detrimental effects on the immature human intestine...
March 14, 2017: Nitric Oxide: Biology and Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315469/nitric-oxide-dioxygenase-and-peroxidase-activity-of-arabidopsis-phytoglobin3-and-its-potential-role-in-pathogen-defense
#10
Nitika Mukhi, Suman Kundu, Jagreet Kaur
Phytoglobin 3 appears to be ubiquitous in plants, yet there has been dearth of evidence for their potent physiological functions. Previous crystallographic studies suggest a potent NO dioxygenase activity of Arabidopsis phytoglobin 3 (AHb3). The present work examined the in vivo function of AHb3 in plant physiology and its role in biotic stress using Arabidopsis- Sclerotinia sclerotorium pathosystem. The gene was found to be ubiquitously expressed in all plant tissues, with moderately increased expression in roots...
March 14, 2017: Nitric Oxide: Biology and Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302517/exercise-training-rescues-high-fat-diet-induced-neuronal-nitric-oxide-synthase-expression-in-the-hippocampus-and-cerebral-cortex-of-mice
#11
Yuki Tomiga, Saki Yoshimura, Ai Ito, Shihoko Nakashima, Kentaro Kawanaka, Yoshinari Uehara, Hiroaki Tanaka, Yasuki Higaki
Consumption of a high fat diet (HFD) and being overweight both induce functional deterioration and atrophy of the hippocampus. These alterations are associated with mental disorders such as depression and anxiety. Exercise combats obesity and enhances brain health. There is substantial evidence that neuronal nitric oxide synthase (nNOS) is a key regulator of affective behavior, and that increased brain nNOS leads to anxiety while environmental enrichment (EE), which reduces brain nNOS, has anxiolytic effects...
March 14, 2017: Nitric Oxide: Biology and Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274830/alternative-fluorimetric-based-method-to-detect-and-compare-total-s-nitrosothiols-in-plants
#12
Paulo Tamaso Mioto, Marta Rodríguez-Ruiz, Augustin Catalin Mot, Rafael Zuccarelli, Francisco J Corpas, Luciano Freschi, Helenice Mercier
Nitric oxide (NO) is an important signaling molecule occurring in virtually all organisms, whose mechanism of action relies mainly on its interaction with proteins or peptides by nitrosylation, forming compounds such as S-nitrosothiols (SNO). The Saville reaction and the ozone-based chemiluminescence method are the main techniques used for nitrosylated protein quantification. While the Saville assay is not very sensitive, the ozone-based chemiluminescence is expensive and time-consuming. Here we propose a method in which the protein-bound NO groups are exposed to UV light, cleaving the bond and allowing the quantification of the derived NO molecules by diamino-rhodamine (DAR) dyes...
March 6, 2017: Nitric Oxide: Biology and Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28268114/s-mansoni-t-cruzi-co-infection-modulates-arginase-1-inos-expression-liver-and-heart-disease-in-mice
#13
João Paulo Ferreira Rodrigues, Ivo Santana Caldas, Reggiani Vilela Gonçalves, Leonardo Augusto Almeida, Raquel Lopes Martins Souza, Rômulo Dias Novaes
Although Schistosoma species and Trypanosoma cruzi share common endemic areas, co-infections by these parasites remains overlooked. By using a murine model of S. mansoni and T. cruzi co-infection, we investigated if and to what extent these infections might interact to change the pathological outcomes typically observed when the host is infected by a single parasite species. Swiss mice were randomized into four groups: uninfected (NI) and those infected by S. mansoni (SM), T. cruzi (TC) or co-infected (SM + TC)...
March 4, 2017: Nitric Oxide: Biology and Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267592/sfrp4-signalling-of-apoptosis-and-angiostasis-uses-nitric-oxide-cgmp-permeability-axis-of-endothelium
#14
Uttara Saran, Mani Krishna Priya, Uma Maheswari Balaguru, Akila Swaminathan, Shunmugam Nagarajan, Arun Dharmarajan, Suvro Chatterjee
Nitric oxide (NO) plays a critical role in endothelial functions such as cellular migration, vascular permeability and angiogenesis. Angiogenesis, the formation of new blood vessels from "pre-existing" ones is a carefully regulated process and essential during reproduction, development and wound healing. Previously our lab group reported that Secreted Frizzled-Related Protein 4 (sFRP4) could inhibit angiogenesis in both in vitro and in vivo conditions. sFRP4 belongs to a family of secreted glycoproteins that function as antagonists of the canonical Wnt signalling pathway...
March 3, 2017: Nitric Oxide: Biology and Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257997/carbon-monoxide-does-not-contribute-to-vascular-tonus-improvement-in-exercise-trained-rats-with-chronic-nitric-oxide-synthase-inhibition
#15
Seher Nasırcılar Ülker, Günnur Koçer, Ümit Kemal Şentürk
Carbon monoxide (CO), an end product of heme oxygenase (HO) that is involved in the regulation of vascular tonus, may show a compensatory effect in nitric oxide (NO) deficiency. This study aimed to assess the effect of the HO/CO system on the vascular tone in exercise-trained rats with hypertension induced by chronic NO synthase (NOS) inhibition. Hypertension was induced by N-nitro-l-arginine methyl ester (25 mg/kg/day in drinking water), and exercise training comprised swimming 1 h/day, 5 days/week, for 6 weeks...
March 1, 2017: Nitric Oxide: Biology and Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257996/linking-of-mpges-1-and-inos-activates-stem-like-phenotype-in-egfr-driven-epithelial-tumor-cells
#16
Erika Terzuoli, Federica Finetti, Filomena Costanza, Antonio Giachetti, Marina Ziche, Sandra Donnini
Inflammatory prostaglandin E-2 (PGE-2) favors cancer progression in epithelial tumors characterized by persistent oncogene input. However, its effects on tumor cell stemness are poorly understood at molecular level. Here we describe two epithelial tumor cells A431 and A459, originating from human lung and skin tumors, in which epithelial growth factor (EGF) induces sequential up-regulation of mPGES-1 and iNOS enzymes, producing an inflammatory intracellular milieu. We demonstrated that concerted action of EGF, mPGES-1 and iNOS causes sharp changes in cell phenotype demonstrated by acquisition of stem-cell features and activation of the epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT)...
March 1, 2017: Nitric Oxide: Biology and Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238751/drastic-decrease-of-global-l-arginine-bioavailability-during-orthotopic-liver-transplantation-a-matter-of-atp-deficiency-of-the-graft
#17
LETTER
Dimitrios Tsikas, Erik Hanff, Thomas Becker
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February 23, 2017: Nitric Oxide: Biology and Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28235634/platelet-inhibition-and-increased-phosphorylated-vasodilator-stimulated-phosphoprotein-following-sodium-nitrite-inhalation
#18
Tipparat Parakaw, Kran Suknuntha, Pornpun Vivithanaporn, Axel Schlagenhauf, Supachai Topanurak, Suthat Fucharoen, Kovit Pattanapanyasat, Alan Schechter, Nathawut Sibmooh, Sirada Srihirun
In the presence of red blood cells (RBCs), nitrite inhibits platelets through its conversion to nitric oxide (NO) by the reductase activity of partially deoxygenated hemoglobin. Inhaled sodium nitrite is being investigated as a therapy for pulmonary hypertension. Here, we measured platelet aggregation, P-selectin expression, platelet-leukocyte aggregates and phosphorylated vasodilator-stimulated phosphoprotein (P-VASP(Ser239)) following sodium nitrite inhalation in healthy subjects. In vitro incubation of nitrite with deoxygenated whole blood showed an increase in P-VASP(Ser239), which was inhibited by ODQ, a soluble guanylyl cyclase (sGC) inhibitor...
February 21, 2017: Nitric Oxide: Biology and Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28232085/angiotensin-ii-dependent-cardiac-remodeling-in-the-eel-anguilla-anguilla-involves-the-nos-no-system
#19
Mariacristina Filice, Daniela Amelio, Filippo Garofalo, Sabrina David, Alberto Fucarino, Frank Bo Jensen, Sandra Imbrogno, Maria Carmela Cerra
Angiotensin II (AngII), the principal effector of the Renin-Angiotensin System (RAS), plays an important role in controlling mammalian cardiac morpho-functional remodelling. In the eel Anguilla anguilla, one month administration of AngII improves cardiac performance and influences the expression and localization of molecules which regulate cell growth. To deeper investigate the morpho-functional chronic influences of AngII on the eel heart and the molecular mechanisms involved, freshwater eels (A. anguilla) were intraperitoneally injected for 2 months with AngII (1 nmol g BW(-1))...
February 20, 2017: Nitric Oxide: Biology and Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216239/interaction-between-nitric-oxide-signaling-and-gap-junctions-during-ischemic-preconditioning-importance-of-s-nitrosylation-vs-protein-kinase-g-activation
#20
REVIEW
Fei Xie, Bing Rong, Tian-Cheng Wang, Li Hao, Ming-Jie Lin, Jing-Quan Zhong
Much effort has been dedicated to exploring the mechanisms of IPC, and the GJ is one of the proposed targets of IPC. Several lines of evidence have indicated that NO affects GJ permeability regulation and expression of connexin isoforms. NO-induced stimulation of the sGC-cGMP pathway and the subsequent PKG activation could lead directly to connexin phosphorylation and GJ coupling modification. Additionally, because NO-induced cardioprotection against I/R injury beyond the cGMP/PKG-dependent pathway has been reported in isolated cardiomyocytes, it has been posited that NO-mediated GJ coupling might be independent from the activation of the NO-induced cGMP/PKG pathway during IPC...
February 12, 2017: Nitric Oxide: Biology and Chemistry
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