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Korean Journal of Physiology & Pharmacology

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066151/corrigendum-to-gintonin-facilitates-catecholamine-secretion-from-the-perfused-adrenal-medulla
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Seung-Yeol Na, Ki-Hwan Kim, Mi-Sung Choi, Kang-Su Ha, Dong-Yoon Lim
[This corrects the article on p. 629 in vol. 20, PMID: 27847440.].
January 2017: Korean Journal of Physiology & Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066150/calcium-permeability-of-transient-receptor-potential-canonical-trpc-4-channels-measured-by-trpc4-gcamp6s
#2
Juyeon Ko, Jongyun Myeong, Dongki Yang, Insuk So
Conflicting evidence has been obtained regarding whether transient receptor potential cation channels (TRPC) are store-operated channels (SOCs) or receptor-operated channels (ROCs). Moreover, the Ca/Na permeability ratio differs depending on whether the current-voltage (I-V) curve has a doubly rectifying shape or inward rectifying shape. To investigate the calcium permeability of TRPC4 channels, we attached GCaMP6s to TRPC4 and simultaneously measured the current and calcium signals. A TRPC4 specific activator, (-)-englerin A, induced both current and calcium fluorescence with the similar time course...
January 2017: Korean Journal of Physiology & Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066149/neuroprotective-effect-of-lithium-after-pilocarpine-induced-status-epilepticus-in-mice
#3
Namgue Hong, Yun-Sik Choi, Seong Yun Kim, Hee Jung Kim
Status epilepticus is the most common serious neurological condition triggered by abnormal electrical activity, leading to severe and widespread cell loss in the brain. Lithium has been one of the main drugs used for the treatment of bipolar disorder for decades, and its anticonvulsant and neuroprotective properties have been described in several neurological disease models. However, the therapeutic mechanisms underlying lithium's actions remain poorly understood. The muscarinic receptor agonist pilocarpine is used to induce status epilepticus, which is followed by hippocampal damage...
January 2017: Korean Journal of Physiology & Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066148/inhibition-of-erk1-2-by-silymarin-in-mouse-mesangial-cells
#4
Cha Kyung Youn, Sung Il Cho, Min Young Lee, Young Jin Jeon, Seog Ki Lee
The present study aimed to show that pro-inflammatory cytokines [tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α, interferon (IFN)-γ, and interleukin (IL)-1β] synergistically induce the production of nitric oxide (NO) production in mouse mesangial cells, which play an important role in inflammatory glomerular injury. We also found that co-treatment with cytokines at low doses (TNF-α; 5 ng/ml, IFN-γ; 5 ng/ml, and IL-1β; 1.25 U/ml) synergistically induced NO production, whereas treatment with each cytokine alone did not increase NO production at doses up to 100 ng/ml or 50 U/ml...
January 2017: Korean Journal of Physiology & Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066147/prediction-of-pharmacokinetics-and-drug-drug-interaction-potential-using-physiologically-based-pharmacokinetic-pbpk-modeling-approach-a-case-study-of-caffeine-and-ciprofloxacin
#5
Min-Ho Park, Seok-Ho Shin, Jin-Ju Byeon, Gwan-Ho Lee, Byung-Yong Yu, Young G Shin
Over the last decade, physiologically based pharmacokinetics (PBPK) application has been extended significantly not only to predicting preclinical/human PK but also to evaluating the drug-drug interaction (DDI) liability at the drug discovery or development stage. Herein, we describe a case study to illustrate the use of PBPK approach in predicting human PK as well as DDI using in silico, in vivo and in vitro derived parameters. This case was composed of five steps such as: simulation, verification, understanding of parameter sensitivity, optimization of the parameter and final evaluation...
January 2017: Korean Journal of Physiology & Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066146/high-fat-diet-confers-vascular-hyper-contractility-against-angiotensin-ii-through-upregulation-of-mlck-and-cpi-17
#6
Jee In Kim
Obesity is a critical risk factor for the hypertension. Although angiotensin II (Ang II) in obese individuals is known to be upregulated in obesity-induced hypertension, direct evidence that explains the underlying mechanism for increased vascular tone and consequent increase in blood pressure (BP) is largely unknown. The purpose of this study is to investigate the novel mechanism underlying Ang II-induced hyper-contractility and hypertension in obese rats. Eight-week old male Sprague-Dawley rats were fed with 60% fat diet or normal diet for 4 months...
January 2017: Korean Journal of Physiology & Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066145/effects-of-high-glucose-with-or-without-other-metabolic-substrates-on-alpha-adrenergic-contractions-in-rat-mesenteric-and-femoral-arteries
#7
Rany Vorn, Hae Young Yoo
Hyperglycemia is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular diseases. It has been demonstrated that chronic exposure to high glucose impaired endothelial functions. However, specific effects of short-term exposure to high glucose on vascular reactivity are controversial. Moreover, the combined effects of other metabolic substrates such as free fatty acids (FFA) on vascular reactivity remain poorly understood. Here we investigate the effects of short-term exposure to high glucose with or without other metabolic substrates including FFAs termed "nutrition full" (NF) solution, on mesenteric (MA) and deep femoral arteries (DFA) of rats...
January 2017: Korean Journal of Physiology & Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066144/intravenous-administration-of-piceatannol-an-arginase-inhibitor-improves-endothelial-dysfunction-in-aged-mice
#8
Minh Cong Nguyen, Sungwoo Ryoo
Advanced age is one of the risk factors for vascular diseases that are mainly caused by impaired nitric oxide (NO) production. It has been demonstrated that endothelial arginase constrains the activity of endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) and limits NO generation. Hence, arginase inhibition is suggested to be vasoprotective in aging. In this study, we examined the effects of intravenous injection of Piceatannol, an arginase inhibitor, on aged mice. Our results show that Piceatannol administration reduced the blood pressure in aged mice by inhibiting arginase activity, which was associated with NO production and reactive oxygen species generation...
January 2017: Korean Journal of Physiology & Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066143/acepromazine-inhibits-herg-potassium-ion-channels-expressed-in-human-embryonic-kidney-293-cells
#9
Young Shin Joo, Hong Joon Lee, Jin-Sung Choi, Ki-Wug Sung
The effects of acepromazine on human ether-à-go-go-related gene (hERG) potassium channels were investigated using whole-cell voltage-clamp technique in human embryonic kidney (HEK293) cells transfected with hERG. The hERG currents were recorded with or without acepromazine, and the steady-state and peak tail currents were analyzed for the evaluating the drug effects. Acepromazine inhibited the hERG currents in a concentration-dependent manner with an IC50 value of 1.5 µM and Hill coefficient of 1.1. Acepromazine blocked hERG currents in a voltage-dependent manner between -40 and +10 mV...
January 2017: Korean Journal of Physiology & Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066142/participation-of-central-gabaa-receptors-in-the-trigeminal-processing-of-mechanical-allodynia-in-rats
#10
Min Ji Kim, Young Hong Park, Kui Ye Yang, Jin Sook Ju, Yong Chul Bae, Seong Kyu Han, Dong Kuk Ahn
Here we investigated the central processing mechanisms of mechanical allodynia and found a direct excitatory link with low-threshold input to nociceptive neurons. Experiments were performed on male Sprague-Dawley rats weighing 230-280 g. Subcutaneous injection of interleukin 1 beta (IL-1β) (1 ng/10 µL) was used to produce mechanical allodynia and thermal hyperalgesia. Intracisternal administration of bicuculline, a gamma aminobutyric acid A (GABAA) receptor antagonist, produced mechanical allodynia in the orofacial area under normal conditions...
January 2017: Korean Journal of Physiology & Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066141/dehydroevodiamine%C3%A2-hcl-enhances-cognitive-function-in-memory-impaired-rat-models
#11
Ki Young Shin, Ka Young Kim, Yoo-Hun Suh
Progressive memory impairment such as that associated with depression, stroke, and Alzheimer's disease (AD) can interfere with daily life. In particular, AD, which is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder, prominently features a memory and learning impairment that is related to changes in acetylcholine and abnormal β-amyloid (Aβ) deposition in the brain. In the present study, we investigated the effects of dehydroevodiamine·HCl (DHED) on cognitive improvement and the related mechanism in memory-impaired rat models, namely, a scopolamine-induced amnesia model and a Aβ1-42-infused model...
January 2017: Korean Journal of Physiology & Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066140/metabolism-and-excretion-of-novel-pulmonary-targeting-docetaxel-liposome-in-rabbits
#12
Jie Wang, Li Zhang, Lijuan Wang, Zhonghong Liu, Yu Yu
Our study aims to determine the metabolism and excretion of novel pulmonary-targeting docetaxel liposome (DTX-LP) using the in vitro and in vivo animal experimental models. The metabolism and excretion of DTX-LP and intravenous DTX (DTX-IN) in New Zealand rabbits were determined with ultraperformance liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry. We found DTX-LP and DTX-IN were similarly degraded in vitro by liver homogenates and microsomes, but not metabolized by lung homogenates. Ultra-performance liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry identified two shared DTX metabolites...
January 2017: Korean Journal of Physiology & Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066139/regulation-of-vascular-smooth-muscle-phenotype-by-cross-regulation-of-kr%C3%A3-ppel-like-factors
#13
Jung Min Ha, Sung Ji Yun, Seo Yeon Jin, Hye Sun Lee, Sun Ja Kim, Hwa Kyoung Shin, Sun Sik Bae
Regulation of vascular smooth muscle cell (VSMC) phenotype plays an essential role in many cardiovascular diseases. In the present study, we provide evidence that krüppel-like factor 8 (KLF8) is essential for tumor necrosis factor α (TNFα)-induced phenotypic conversion of VSMC obtained from thoracic aorta from 4-week-old SD rats. Stimulation of the contractile phenotype of VSMCs with TNFα significantly reduced the VSMC marker gene expression and KLF8. The gene expression of KLF8 was blocked by TNFα stimulation in an ERK-dependent manner...
January 2017: Korean Journal of Physiology & Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066138/potentiation-of-decursinol-angelate-on-pentobarbital-induced-sleeping-behaviors-via-the-activation-of-gabaa-ergic-systems-in-rodents
#14
Jae Hoon Woo, Tae-Woo Ha, Jae-Seon Kang, Jin Tae Hong, Ki-Wan Oh
Angelicae Gigantis Radix (AGR, Angelica gigas) has been used for a long time as a traditional folk medicine in Korea and oriental countries. Decursinol angelate (DCA) is structurally isomeric decursin, one of the major components of AGR. This study was performed to confirm whether DCA augments pentobarbital-induced sleeping behaviors via the activation of GABAA-ergic systems in animals. Oral administration of DCA (10, 25 and 50 mg/kg) markedly suppressed spontaneous locomotor activity. DCA also prolonged sleeping time, and decreased the sleep latency by pentobarbital (42 mg/kg), in a dose-dependent manner, similar to muscimol, both at the hypnotic (42 mg/kg) and sub-hypnotic (28 mg/kg) dosages...
January 2017: Korean Journal of Physiology & Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066137/betulin-suppressed-interleukin-1%C3%AE-induced-gene-expression-secretion-and-proteolytic-activity-of-matrix-metalloproteinase-in-cultured-articular-chondrocytes-and-production-of-matrix-metalloproteinase-in-the-knee-joint-of-rat
#15
Ho Jong Ra, Hyun Jae Lee, Ho Seung Jo, Dae Cheol Nam, Young Bok Lee, Byeong Hun Kang, Dong Kyu Moon, Dong Hee Kim, Choong Jae Lee, Sun-Chul Hwang
We investigated whether betulin affects the gene expression, secretion and proteolytic activity of matrix metalloproteinase-3 (MMP-3) in primary cultured rabbit articular chondrocytes, as well as in vivo production of MMP-3 in the rat knee joint to evaluate the potential chondroprotective effect of betulin. Rabbit articular chondrocytes were cultured and reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) was used to measure interleukin-1β (IL-1β)-induced gene expression of MMP-3, MMP-1, MMP-13, a disintegrin and metalloproteinase with thrombospondin motifs-4 (ADAMTS-4), ADAMTS-5 and type II collagen...
January 2017: Korean Journal of Physiology & Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066136/association-study-between-octn1-functional-haplotypes-and-crohn-s-disease-in-a-korean-population
#16
Eun Suk Jung, Hyo Jin Park, Kyoung Ae Kong, Ji Ha Choi, Jae Hee Cheon
Crohn's disease (CD) is a chronic inflammatory bowel disease with multifactorial causes including environmental and genetic factors. Several studies have demonstrated that the organic cation/carnitine transporter 1 (OCTN1) non-synonymous variant L503F is associated with susceptibility to CD. However, it was reported that L503F is absent in Asian populations. Previously, we identified and functionally characterized genetic variants of the OCTN1 promoter region in Koreans. In that study, four variants demonstrated significant changes in promoter activity...
January 2017: Korean Journal of Physiology & Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066135/ameliorative-effects-of-atractylodin-on-intestinal-inflammation-and-co-occurring-dysmotility-in-both-constipation-and-diarrhea-prominent-rats
#17
Changchun Yu, Yongjian Xiong, Dapeng Chen, Yanli Li, Bin Xu, Yuan Lin, Zeyao Tang, Chunling Jiang, Li Wang
Intestinal disorders often co-occur with inflammation and dysmotility. However, drugs which simultaneously improve intestinal inflammation and co-occurring dysmotility are rarely reported. Atractylodin, a widely used herbal medicine, is used to treat digestive disorders. The present study was designed to characterize the effects of atractylodin on amelioration of both jejunal inflammation and the co-occurring dysmotility in both constipation-prominent (CP) and diarrhea-prominent (DP) rats. The results indicated that atractylodin reduced proinflammatory cytokines TNF-α, IL-1β, and IL-6 in the plasma and inhibited the expression of inflammatory mediators iNOS and NF-kappa B in jejunal segments in both CP and DP rats...
January 2017: Korean Journal of Physiology & Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27847443/increasing-injection-frequency-enhances-the-survival-of-injected-bone-marrow-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-in-a-critical-limb-ischemia-animal-model
#18
Woong Chol Kang, Pyung Chun Oh, Kyounghoon Lee, Taehoon Ahn, Kyunghee Byun
Critical limb ischemia (CLI) is one of the most severe forms of peripheral artery diseases, but current treatment strategies do not guarantee complete recovery of vascular blood flow or reduce the risk of mortality. Recently, human bone marrow derived mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) have been reported to have a paracrine influence on angiogenesis in several ischemic diseases. However, little evidence is available regarding optimal cell doses and injection frequencies. Thus, the authors undertook this study to investigate the effects of cell dose and injection frequency on cell survival and paracrine effects...
November 2016: Korean Journal of Physiology & Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27847442/tonebp-suppresses-adipocyte-differentiation-via-modulation-of-early-signaling-in-3t3-l1-cells
#19
Soo Jin Kim, Taehee Kim, Han Na Choi, Eun Jung Cho, Jin Bong Park, Byeong Hwa Jeon, Sang Do Lee
TonEBP belongs to the Rel family of transcription factors and plays important roles in inflammation as well as kidney homeostasis. Recent studies suggest that TonEBP expression is also involved in differentiation of several cell types such as myocytes, chondrocytes, and osteocytes. In this study, we investigated the roles of TonEBP during adipocyte differentiation in 3T3-L1 cells. TonEBP mRNA and protein expression was dramatically reduced during adipocyte differentiation. Sustained expression of TonEBP using an adenovirus suppressed the formation of lipid droplets as well as the expression of FABP4, a marker of differentiated adipocytes...
November 2016: Korean Journal of Physiology & Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27847441/hypoxic-pulmonary-vasoconstriction-and-vascular-contractility-in-monocrotaline-induced-pulmonary-arterial-hypertensive-rats
#20
Hae Jin Kim, Hae Young Yoo
Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is a progressive disease characterized by vascular remodeling of pulmonary arteries (PAs) and increased vascular resistance in the lung. Monocrotaline (MCT), a toxic alkaloid, is widely used for developing rat models of PAH caused by injury to pulmonary endothelial cells; however, characteristics of vascular functions in MCT-induced PAH vary and are not fully understood. Here, we investigated hypoxic pulmonary vasoconstriction (HPV) responses and effects of various vasoconstrictors with isolated/perfused lungs of MCT-induced PAH (PAH-MCT) rats...
November 2016: Korean Journal of Physiology & Pharmacology
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