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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510277/analysis-of-cytotoxic-effects-of-chlorhexidine-gluconate-as-antiseptic-agent-on-human-blood-lymphocytes
#1
Ahmad Salimi, Bahare Alami, Jalal Pourahmad
The aim of this study was to assess the cytotoxicity of chlorhexidine gluconate (CHG) on human blood lymphocytes as a useful ex vivo model for accelerated human toxicity studies. Using biochemical and flow cytometry assessments, we demonstrated that addition of CHG at 1 μM concentration to human blood lymphocytes induced cytotoxicity following 6 h. The CHG-induced cytotoxicity on human blood lymphocytes was associated with intracellular reactive oxygen species generation, mitochondrial membrane potential collapse, lysosomal membrane injury, lipid peroxidation, and depletion of glutathione...
May 16, 2017: Journal of Biochemical and Molecular Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467669/investigation-of-the-effect-of-naringenin-on-oxidative-stress-related-alterations-in-testis-of-hydrogen-peroxide-administered-rats
#2
Zafer Sahin, Ahmet Ozkaya, Gokhan Cuce, Mirac Uckun, Ertan Yologlu
Testis tissue is prone to oxidation because its plasma membrane contains many polyunsaturated fatty acids. Naringenin is a plant-derived natural flavonoid. We investigated the possible ameliorative role of naringenin on the hydrogen peroxide (H2 O2 )-induced testicular damage in Wistar rats. Animals received 12 mg/kg H2 O2 by intraperitoneal injection, and 50 mg/kg naringenin via orogastric gavage for 4 weeks. In the H2 O2 group, the testis malondialdehyde level increased, while the amount of reduced glutathione, glutathione transferase activities, and the testis weight decreased...
May 3, 2017: Journal of Biochemical and Molecular Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445001/inhibition-properties-of-some-flavonoids-on-carbonic-anhydrase-i-and-ii-isoenzymes-purified-from-human-erythrocytes
#3
Zübeyir Huyut, Şükrü Beydemir, İlhami Gülçin
Carbonic anhydrases (CAs, E.C.4.2.1.1) play a critical role in many important physiological events and treatment of some diseases. Flavonoids or phenolic compounds have been discovered as novel CAs inhibitors instead of the traditional sulfonamides, with different binding to CAs, pro-drug activities, and new inhibition mechanisms. Here, we investigated the inhibition effects of some flavonoids including malvin, callistephin, oenin, pelargonin, silychristin, and 1-(4-methoxyphenyl)-2-methyl-3-nitro-1-H-indol-6-ol (ID-8) against hCA I and II, which purified from human erythrocytes by affinity column chromatography...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Biochemical and Molecular Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422402/gypenoside-inhibits-interleukin-1%C3%AE-induced-inflammatory-response-in-human-osteoarthritis-chondrocytes
#4
Zhi-Hong Wan, Qing Zhao
Gypenoside (GP), the main active ingredient of Gynostemma pentaphyllum, possesses a variety of pharmacological capacities including anti-inflammation, anti-oxidation, and anti-tumor. However, the effects of GP on IL-1β-stimulated human osteoarthritis (OA) chondrocytes are still unknown. Therefore, this study aimed to investigate the anti-inflammatory effects of GP on IL-1β-stimulated human OA chondrocytes and explore the possible mechanism. Our results showed that GP dose-dependently inhibited IL-1β-induced NO and PGE2 production in human OA chondrocytes...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Biochemical and Molecular Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422390/naringin-abates-adverse-effects-of-cadmium-mediated-hepatotoxicity-an-experimental-study-using-hepg2-cells
#5
Visesh Kumar Rathi, Shubhankar Das, Archana Parampalli Raghavendra, Bola Sadashiva Satish Rao
This study investigated the protective potential of Naringin (NIN) against cadmium chloride (CdCl2 ) mediated hepatotoxicity using human hepatocellular carcinoma (HepG2) cells. An optimal concentration of NIN (5 μM) was potent enough to confer cytoprotection against CdCl2 (50 μM) as was observed by MTT assay. Preconditioning with NIN maintained redox homeostasis, mitochondrial membrane potential, and reduced apoptosis as marked by decrease in the percentage sub-G0 /G1 and Annexin V-FITC/propidium iodide positive cells (apoptotic)...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Biochemical and Molecular Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422389/triosephosphate-isomerase-tyrosine-nitration-induced-by-heme-nano2-h2-o2-or-peroxynitrite-effects-of-different-natural-phenolic-compounds
#6
Wanxia Gao, Jie Zhao, Hailing Li, Zhonghong Gao
Peroxynitrite and heme peroxidases (or heme)-H2 O2 -NaNO2 system are the two common ways to cause protein tyrosine nitration in vitro, but the effects of antioxidants on reducing these two pathways-induced protein nitration and oxidation are controversial. Both nitrating systems can dose-dependently induce triosephosphate isomerase (TIM) nitration, however, heme-H2 O2 -NaNO2 was less destructive to protein secondary structures and led to more nitrated tyrosine residue than 3-morpholinosydnonimine hydrochloride (SIN-1, a peroxynitrite donor)...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Biochemical and Molecular Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422384/natural-antioxidant-flavonoids-in-formalin-induced-mice-paw-inflammation-inhibition-of-mitochondrial-sorbitol-dehydrogenase-activity
#7
Ebtehal Mohammad F, Wedad A Hasan, Eman G Mohamed
Flavonoids have reported to cover interesting multiple pharmacological properties. This study evaluated the effect of apigenin or silymarin in paw inflammation induced by formalin in mice. Mice were divided into four groups: I: positive control group; II: apigenin, 3 mg/kg (i.p.); III: silymarin 50 mg/kg (p.o.); IV: meloxicam 10 mg/kg (p.o.), the reference drug. Therapies were administered once a day for 7 days. The curative effects were assessed on inflammatory, oxidative stress and neurotransmitter biomarkers, and apoptosis...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Biochemical and Molecular Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422377/intraperitoneal-gardiquimod-protects-against-hepatotoxicity-through-inhibition-of-oxidative-stress-and-inflammation-in-mice-with-sepsis
#8
Suqian Guo, Yu Zhang, Zhifen Wang, Yonghao Yu, Guolin Wang
Many reports recapitulate the contribution of reactive oxygen species (ROS) over-accumulation to the organ damage; it is of significance to strictly target ROS production. In this study, we evaluated the potential role of TLR7 agonist gardiquimod (GDQ) in oxidative stress (OS) in liver injury induced by sepsis. Here, we observed that intraperitoneal pretreatment with GDQ dramatically elevated the septic survival rate and effectively attenuated the septic liver injury. Interestingly, the increased ROS and inflammatory factor IL-6 levels were reversed after GDQ intervention...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Biochemical and Molecular Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422374/significant-curative-functions-of-the-mesenchymal-stem-cells-on-methotrexate-induced-kidney-and-liver-injuries-in-rats
#9
Amany M Gad, Wedad A Hassan, Ebtehal Mohammad Fikry
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) curative effects on methotrexate (MTX)-induced kidney and liver injuries remain elusive. Therefore, rats were divided into five groups, rats received MTX orally (14 mg/kg) as a single dose/week for 2 weeks, groups 3 and 4 were injected once with 2 × 10(6) cells bone marrow MSCs and adipose-derived MSCs, respectively. The last group administered dexamethasone (DEX) (0.5 mg/kg, p.o) for 7 days. MTX caused marked increase in malondialdehyde and nitrite/nitrate concentrations...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Biochemical and Molecular Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346733/the-ontogeny-and-population-variability-of-human-hepatic-dihydronicotinamide-riboside-quinone-oxidoreductase-nqo2
#10
Zoe Riches, Yuejian Liu, Jacob M Berman, Gurinder Walia, Abby C Collier
Dihydronicotinamide riboside:quinone oxidoreductase (NQO2) is an enzyme that performs reduction reactions involved in antioxidant defense. We hypothesized that NQO2 hepatic drug clearance would develop in children over time, similar to NQO1. Using human liver cytosol (n = 117), the effects of age, sex, ethnicity, and weight on NQO2 expression and activity were probed. No significant correlations were observed. Biochemical activity of NQO2 was as high at birth as in adults (0.23 ± 0.04 nmol/min/mg protein, mean ± SEM, range 0-1...
March 27, 2017: Journal of Biochemical and Molecular Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346732/asiaticoside-hinders-the-invasive-growth-of-keloid-fibroblasts-through-inhibition-of-the-gdf-9-mapk-smad-pathway
#11
Xin Wu, Difei Bian, Yannong Dou, Zhunan Gong, Qian Tan, Yufeng Xia, Yue Dai
Higher expression of growth differentiation factor-9 (GDF-9) in keloids compared with hypertrophic scars and normal skin tissues has been reported recently. The present study was performed to investigate the role of GDF-9 in keloid pathogenesis, and to elucidate its implication for asiaticoside in the keloid management. The data showed that GDF-9 could enhance the proliferation, migration, and invasion of keloid fibroblasts (KFs), while it only slightly elevated collagen expression, indicating that the effect of GDF-9 was opposite to that of TGF-β1...
March 27, 2017: Journal of Biochemical and Molecular Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346731/exploring-the-influence-of-mpa-capped-cdte-quantum-dots-on-the-structure-and-function-of-lysozyme-probing-by-spectroscopic-and-calorimetric-methods
#12
Lining Zhao, Tao Sun, Xun Zhang, Wei Song, Rutao Liu
The effect of 3-mercaptopropionic acid (MPA)-capped CdTe quantum dots (QDs) on lysozyme was systematically investigated by spectroscopic methods, enzyme activity assay, and calorimetry techniques. Results show that the MPA-capped CdTe QDs binded to lysozyme through van der Walls forces and hydrogen bondings, causing the decrement of α-helical content (∼7%) and increment of β-sheet content (∼11%) of lysozyme. The binding caused static quenching of the fluorescence, while the microenvironment of aromatic amino acid residues did not show any significant alteration...
March 27, 2017: Journal of Biochemical and Molecular Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346727/sulforaphene-enhances-radiosensitivity-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-through-suppression-of-the-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-pathway
#13
Kewei Ren, Zhen Li, Yahua Li, Wenzhe Zhang, Xinwei Han
Sulforaphene (SFE), a naturally occurring isothiocyanate found in cruciferous vegetables, has attracted increasing attention for its anti-cancer effect in many cancers, including hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). However, the precise role of SFE in the radiosensitivity of HCC is still unclear. Here, cell proliferation and apoptosis were detected by MTT and flow cytometry assay, respectively. The activity of NF-κB was further evaluated by ELISA. We also observed the effect of SFE and/or radiation on tumor growth...
March 27, 2017: Journal of Biochemical and Molecular Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322028/localization-of-nucleoside-transporters-in-rat-epididymis
#14
David M Klein, Marcus C Harding, Meghan K Crowther, Nathan J Cherrington
The epididymis relies on transporters for the secretion of nucleosides and influence the disposition of nucleoside analogs (NSA). Since these compounds can cross the blood-testis barrier (BTB), it is important to understand if the epididymis reabsorbs NSA drugs. The purpose of this study is to determine the localization of nucleoside transporters expressed within rat epididymis to demonstrate the potential of epididymal reabsorption. Using immunohistochemistry, we determined that equilibrative nucleoside transporter 1 (ENT1) is localized to the basolateral membrane of epithelial cells, ENT2 is expressed in the nucleus of the epithelium and CNT2 is expressed by basal cells...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Biochemical and Molecular Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321998/moderate-selenium-dosing-inhibited-chromium-vi-toxicity-in-chicken-liver
#15
Yang Wang, Yongxia Liu, Huiyu Wan, Yiran Zhu, Peng Chen, Pan Hao, Ziqiang Cheng, Jianzhu Liu
This study aimed to clarify the effect of selenium (Se) on chromium (VI) [Cr(VI)]-induced damage in chicken liver. A total of 105 chickens were randomly divided into seven groups of 15. Group I received deionized water; group II received Cr(VI) (7.83 mg/kg/d) alone; and other groups orally received both Cr(VI) (7.83 mg/kg/d) and Se of different doses (0.14, 0.29, 0.57, 1.14, and 2.28 mg/kg/d). The levels of superoxide dismutase (SOD), glutathione (GSH), malondialdehyde (MDA), Ca(2+) -ATPase, and mitochondrial membrane potential (MMP) were measured...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Biochemical and Molecular Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295929/bex4-upregulation-alters-sertoli-cell-growth-properties-and-protein-expression-profiles-an-explanation-for-cadmium-induced-testicular-sertoli-cell-injury
#16
Wu Yu, Liu Yaping, Wu Mingjun, Hao Jie, Liao Xiaogang, Li Gang
Increasing evidence has demonstrated that cadmium (Cd) may induce testicular dysfunction by targeting genes that are expressed in the testis. Here, we demonstrated that BEX4 is expressed in testis Sertoli cells, and its expression was significantly upregulated by CdCl2 treatment through activating the p38 signaling pathway. To investigate whether augmented BEX4 expression affects Sertoli cell growth and function, BEX4-overexpressing TM4 Sertoli cells were established. Proteomics analysis identified 85 differentially expressed proteins in BEX4-overexpressing cells...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Biochemical and Molecular Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296008/sanguinarine-exhibits-antitumor-activity-via-up-regulation-of-fas-associated-factor-1-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
#17
Guangxia Wei, Yahuan Xu, Tao Peng, Jie Yan, Zhengjun Wang, Zhanwen Sun
Lung cancer is the most common type of malignancy and one of the leading causes of cancer-related deaths in the world. Non-small cell lung carcinomas (NSCLC) account for 85% cases of lung cancer. Sanguinarine (SNG) is a benzophenanthridine alkaloid isolated from plants of the Papaveraceae family that possess diverse biological activities. SNG exhibits antitumor effects in several cancer cells. However, the effects of SAN on NSCLC proliferation, invasion, and migration and the mechanisms remain to be clarified...
March 14, 2017: Journal of Biochemical and Molecular Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28266802/polydatin-inhibits-cell-proliferation-and-induces-apoptosis-in-laryngeal-cancer-and-hela-cells-via-suppression-of-the-pdgf-akt-signaling-pathway
#18
Haixia Li, Baoyuan Shi, Yanyun Li, Fengfang Yin
Polydatin (PD), a stilbene compound extracted from Polygonum cuspidatum, is suggested to possess anti-cancer activities, including inhibition of cell proliferation, cell cycle arrest, and induction of apoptosis. The platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF)/AKT signaling pathway plays complex roles in tumor suppression. However, the effect of PD on the PDGF/AKT signaling pathway in laryngeal cancer and HeLa cells has not been explored. MTT assay and flow cytometry showed that PD inhibited cell proliferation and induced apoptosis in Hep-2 and AMC-HN-8 cells...
March 7, 2017: Journal of Biochemical and Molecular Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28266800/in-vitro-inhibition-of-human-erythrocyte-hexokinase-by-various-hyperglycemic-drugs
#19
Jalal A Aljamal, Muwaffag Badawneh
Hemolysis is the red blood cell abnormality most often associated with adverse effect of drug therapy. Drug-induced or drug-associated hyperglycemia could decrease the activity of hexokinase. The aim of this study was to investigate the inhibitory effects of some commonly used drugs that have hyperglycemic side effect on the human erythrocyte hexokinase enzyme in vitro. Hexokinase was purified from human erythrocytes using sequential chromatography, with a specific activity of 0.96 ± 0.18 U/g hemoglobin, and assayed in the presence of selected drugs that have hyperglycemic side effect...
March 7, 2017: Journal of Biochemical and Molecular Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28266775/bone-marrow-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-mitigate-caspase-3-and-8-hydroxy-proline-induced-via-%C3%AE-adrenergic-agonist-in-pulmonary-injured-rats
#20
Mai O Kadry, Rehab M Abdel-Megeed
Estimating the ability of bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (BM-MSCs) to alleviate pulmonary injury induced via isoproterenol (ISP). ISP was injected in a dose of (100 mg/kg, subcutaneously twice at an interval of 24 h). One month post BM-MSCs transplantation by intravenous injection, pulmonary oxidative stress was assessed, and Western blot analyses and histopathological investigations were conducted. Compared with the normal control group, BM-MSCs transplantation significantly decreased the expression of pulmonary anti-oxidative stress marker...
March 7, 2017: Journal of Biochemical and Molecular Toxicology
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