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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330665/quantitative-pericardial-delayed-hyperenhancement-informs-clinical-course-in-recurrent-pericarditis
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Arnav Kumar, Kimi Sato, Edlira Yzeiraj, Jorge Betancor, Lin Lin, Balaji K Tamarappoo, Deborah H Kwon, Rory Hachamovitch, Allan L Klein
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to evaluate the prognostic value of quantitative assessment of pericardial delayed hyperenhancement (DHE) among patients with recurrent pericarditis (RP). BACKGROUND: Pericardial DHE on cardiac magnetic resonance may persist beyond the acute phase of pericarditis, suggesting continued pericardial inflammation. METHODS: This is a retrospective cohort study of 159 patients with RP who underwent DHE imaging and had a follow-up period of more than 6 months...
March 10, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270843/liraglutide-directly-protects-cardiomyocytes-against-reperfusion-injury-possibly-via-modulation-of-intracellular-calcium-homeostasis
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Shun-Ying Hu, Ying Zhang, Ping-Jun Zhu, Hao Zhou, Yun-Dai Chen
BACKGROUND: Liraglutide is glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonist for treating patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Our previous studies have demonstrated that liraglutide protects cardiac function through improving endothelial function in patients with acute myocardial infarction undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention. The present study will investigate whether liraglutide can perform direct protective effects on cardiomyocytes against reperfusion injury. METHODS: In vitro experiments were performed using H9C2 cells and neonatal rat ventricular cadiomyocytes undergoing simulative hypoxia/reoxygenation (H/R) induction...
January 2017: Journal of Geriatric Cardiology: JGC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258543/reducing-mitochondrial-bound-hexokinase-ii-mediates-transition-from-non-injurious-into-injurious-ischemia-reperfusion-of-the-intact-heart
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Rianne Nederlof, Ebru Gürel-Gurevin, Otto Eerbeek, Chaoqin Xie, G Sjoerd Deijs, Moritz Konkel, Jun Hu, Nina C Weber, Cees A Schumacher, Antonius Baartscheer, Egbert G Mik, Markus W Hollmann, Fadi G Akar, Coert J Zuurbier
Ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) of the heart becomes injurious when duration of the ischemic insult exceeds a certain threshold (approximately ≥20 min). Mitochondrial bound hexokinase II (mtHKII) protects against I/R injury, with the amount of mtHKII correlating with injury. Here, we examine whether mtHKII can induce the transition from non-injurious to injurious I/R, by detaching HKII from mitochondria during a non-injurious I/R interval. Additionally, we examine possible underlying mechanisms (increased reactive oxygen species (ROS), increased oxygen consumption (MVO2) and decreased cardiac energetics) associated with this transition...
March 3, 2017: Journal of Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28245300/anti-inflammatory-and-antioxidative-effects-of-camellia-japonica-on-human-corneal-epithelial-cells-and-experimental-dry-eye-in-vivo-and-in-vitro-study
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Hyo Seok Lee, Joo-Hee Choi, Lian Cui, Ying Li, Jee Myung Yang, Je-Jung Yun, Ji Eun Jung, Won Choi, Kyung Chul Yoon
Purpose: To analyze the anti-inflammatory and antioxidative effects of Camellia japonica (CJ) on human corneal epithelial (HCE) cells and its therapeutic effects in a mouse model of experimental dry eye (EDE). Methods: Camellia japonica extracts of varying concentrations (0.001%, 0.01%, and 0.1%) were used to treat HCE cells. Dichlorofluorescein diacetate (DCF-DA) and dihydroethidium (DHE) assays were performed. The production of peroxiredoxin (PRX) 1-6 and manganese-dependent superoxide dismutase (MnSOD) in HCE cells was assessed using Western blot analysis...
February 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241139/transcription-control-by-the-enl-yeats-domain-in-acute-leukaemia
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Michael A Erb, Thomas G Scott, Bin E Li, Huafeng Xie, Joshiawa Paulk, Hyuk-Soo Seo, Amanda Souza, Justin M Roberts, Shiva Dastjerdi, Dennis L Buckley, Neville E Sanjana, Ophir Shalem, Behnam Nabet, Rhamy Zeid, Nana K Offei-Addo, Sirano Dhe-Paganon, Feng Zhang, Stuart H Orkin, Georg E Winter, James E Bradner
Recurrent chromosomal translocations producing a chimaeric MLL oncogene give rise to a highly aggressive acute leukaemia associated with poor clinical outcome. The preferential involvement of chromatin-associated factors as MLL fusion partners belies a dependency on transcription control. Despite recent progress made in targeting chromatin regulators in cancer, available therapies for this well-characterized disease remain inadequate, prompting the need to identify new targets for therapeutic intervention. Here, using unbiased CRISPR-Cas9 technology to perform a genome-scale loss-of-function screen in an MLL-AF4-positive acute leukaemia cell line, we identify ENL as an unrecognized gene that is specifically required for proliferation in vitro and in vivo...
March 9, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238401/flavin-containing-enzymes-as-a-source-of-reactive-oxygen-species-in-hema-induced-apoptosis
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Helmut Schweikl, Marialucia Gallorini, Markus Forstner, Christine Petzel, Carola Bolay, Karl-Anton Hiller, Amelia Cataldi, Stephanie Krifka, Wolfgang Buchalla
OBJECTIVE: Oxidative stress induced by compounds of dental composites like 2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate (HEMA) due to excess formation of reactive oxygen species (ROS) disturbs vital cell functions leading to apoptosis. The sources of ROS in cells exposed to resin monomers are unknown. The present study investigates functions of flavin-containing ROS and RNS (reactive nitrogen species) producing enzymes in cells exposed to HEMA. METHODS: The formation of oxidative stress in RAW264...
February 18, 2017: Dental Materials: Official Publication of the Academy of Dental Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226284/does-suboccipital-decompression-and-evacuation-of-intraparenchymal-hematoma-improve-neurological-outcome-in-patients-with-spontaneous-cerebellar-hemorrhage
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Katharina A M Hackenberg, Andreas W Unterberg, Carla S Jung, Julian Bösel, Silvia Schönenberger, Klaus Zweckberger
OBJECTIVE: Spontaneous cerebellar hemorrhages (SCH) can lead to life-threatening complications with high mortality rates of 20-50%. Although complications of SCH can be prevented by surgical therapy, there is a lack of consensus concerning the optimal surgical technique for evacuating SCH. METHODS: In this retrospective study 85 patients with SCH were divided into four treatment groups: (1) Decompression and Hematoma Evacuation via suboccipital craniectomy and removal of the posterior arch of C1 (DHE)...
February 3, 2017: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205171/synthesis-and-live-cell-imaging-of-fluorescent-sterols-for-analysis-of-intracellular-cholesterol-transport
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Maciej Modzel, Frederik W Lund, Daniel Wüstner
Cellular cholesterol homeostasis relies on precise control of the sterol content of organelle membranes. Obtaining insight into cholesterol trafficking pathways and kinetics by live-cell imaging relies on two conditions. First, one needs to develop suitable analogs that resemble cholesterol as closely as possible with respect to their biophysical and biochemical properties. Second, the cholesterol analogs should have good fluorescence properties. This interferes, however, often with the first requirement, such that the imaging instrumentation must be optimized to collect photons from suboptimal fluorophores, but good cholesterol mimics, such as the intrinsically fluorescent sterols, cholestatrienol (CTL) or dehydroergosterol (DHE)...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203527/superoxide-increases-angiotensin-ii-at1-receptor-function-in-human-kidney-2-cells
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Mohammad Saleem, Indira Pokkunuri, Mohammad Asghar
The redox-sensitive Sp family transcription factor has been linked to the regulation of angiotensin II type 1 receptor (AT1R). However, the exact mechanism of AT1R regulation in renal cells is poorly understood. We tested the specificity of reactive oxygen species (ROS), superoxide vs. hydrogen peroxide (H2O2), and the specific role of Sp3 transcription factor, if any, in the regulation of AT1R in human kidney cells (HK2 cells). Superoxide dismutase (SOD) inhibitor diethyldithiocarbamate (DETC), but not H2O2 treatment, increased fluorescence levels of superoxide probe dihydroethidium (DHE)...
December 2016: FEBS Open Bio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193034/leveraging-gas-phase-fragmentation-pathways-for-improved-identification-and-selective-detection-of-targets-modified-by-covalent-probes
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Scott B Ficarro, Christopher M Browne, Joseph D Card, William M Alexander, Tinghu Zhang, Eunyoung Park, Randall McNally, Sirano Dhe-Paganon, Hyuk-Soo Seo, Ilaria Lamberto, Michael J Eck, Sara J Buhrlage, Nathanael S Gray, Jarrod A Marto
The recent approval of covalent inhibitors for multiple clinical indications has reignited enthusiasm for this class of drugs. As interest in covalent drugs has increased, so too has the need for analytical platforms that can leverage their mechanism-of-action to characterize modified protein targets. Here we describe novel gas phase dissociation pathways which yield predictable fragment ions during MS/MS of inhibitor-modified peptides. We find that these dissociation pathways are common to numerous cysteine-directed probes as well as the covalent drugs, Ibrutinib and Neratinib...
December 20, 2016: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192190/%C3%AE-7-integrin-and-madcam-1-play-opposing-roles-during-the-development-of-non-alcoholic-steatohepatitis
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Hannah K Drescher, Angela Schippers, Thomas Clahsen, Hacer Sahin, Heidi Noels, Mathias Hornef, Norbert Wagner, Christian Trautwein, Konrad L Streetz, Daniela C Kroy
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) is a leading cause of chronic liver disease in Western countries. It is unclear how infiltrating leukocytes affect NASH-development. Our study aims to investigate the role of the homing/receptor, pair mucosal addressin cell adhesion molecule-1 (MAdCAM-1)/β7-Integrin, on immune cell recruitment and disease progression in a steatohepatitis model. METHODS: Constitutive β7-Integrin deficient (β7(-/-)) and MAdCAM-1 deficient (MAdCAM-1(-/-)) mice were fed a high fat diet (HFD) for 26weeks or methionine-choline-deficient-diet (MCD) for 4weeks...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159361/enhanced-autophagy-by-exenatide-mitigates-doxorubicin-induced-cardiotoxicity
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Kyung Hye Lee, Haneul Cho, Sora Lee, Jong Shin Woo, Byung Hyun Cho, Jung Hee Kang, Yun-Mi Jeong, Xian Wu Cheng, Weon Kim
OBJECTIVES: Exenatide is a glucagon-like peptide-1 analogue that mitigates myocardial injury caused by ischemia-reperfusion injury via the survival signaling pathway. We hypothesized that exenatide would provide a protective effect in doxorubicin-induced cardiotoxicity. METHODS: H9c2 cardiomyocytes were pre-treated with exenatide followed by doxorubicin (DOX), and cell viability and intracellular reactive oxygen species (ROS) were subsequently measured. In order to determine the role of autophagy, we performed western blot as well as TUNEL and autophagosome staining...
January 27, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28116721/measurement-of-superoxide-production-and-nadph-oxidase-activity-by-hplc-analysis-of-dihydroethidium-oxidation
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Denise C Fernandes, Renata C Gonçalves, Francisco R M Laurindo
The fluorogenic probe dihydroethidium (DHE) is widely used for detecting intracellular superoxide. DHE oxidation by superoxide generates specifically the compound 2-hydroxyethidium (2-E(+)OH), so that 2-E(+)OH detection confers specificity to superoxide assessment among many other reactive oxygen species. However, DHE oxidation in biological systems leads to formation of other fluorescent products, particularly ethidium, usually formed at higher quantities than 2-E(+)OH. Since both 2-E(+)OH and ethidium are fluorescent, their identification and quantification is possible only after their physical separation by HPLC...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28115273/ablation-of-akt2-prevents-paraquat-induced-myocardial-mitochondrial-injury-and-contractile-dysfunction-role-of-nrf2
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Shuyi Wang, Xiaoling Zhu, Lize Xiong, Jun Ren
Paraquat is a quaternary nitrogen herbicide triggering oxidative stress, mitochondrial damage and multi-organ injuries including hearts. To date, effective measure to combat paraquat toxicity is still lacking. Recent evidence has revealed a role for Akt in cardiac homeostasis. To this end, this study was designed to examine the role of Akt2 in acute paraquat exposure-induced cardiac contractile and mitochondrial injury using a unique murine model of Akt2 knockout. Cardiac contractile and intracellular Ca(2+) properties were evaluated...
March 5, 2017: Toxicology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27997907/improvement-of-huangqi-decoction-on-endothelial-dysfunction-in-5-6-nephrectomized-rats
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Shuang Chu, Li Wang, Xiao-Dong Mao, Wen Peng
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Endothelial dysfunction is a major factor in the progression of chronic kidney disease, which correlates with oxidative stress and NO deficiency. Huangqi decoction (HQD) is a potential anti-oxidant ingredient in renoprotection. However, the underlying mechanisms remained identified. Therefore, we investigated whether HQD exhibit improvement in endothelial dysfunction in the 5/6 nephrectomy (Nx) rat model. METHODS: Male Wistar rats (180 - 250 g) were divided into sham, Nx and Nx + HQD (0...
2016: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27996306/mapping-qtls-associated-with-agronomic-and-physiological-traits-under-terminal-drought-and-heat-stress-conditions-in-wheat-triticum-aestivum-l
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Sirous Tahmasebi, Bahram Heidari, Hassan Pakniyat, C Lynne McIntyre
Wheat crops frequently experience a combination of abiotic stresses in the field, but most quantitative trait loci (QTL) studies have focused on the identification of QTLs for traits under single stress field conditions. A recombinant inbred line (RIL) population derived from SeriM82 × Babax was used to map QTLs under well-irrigated, heat, drought, and a combination of heat and drought stress conditions in two years. A total of 477 DNA markers were used to construct linkage groups that covered 1619.6 cM of the genome, with an average distance of 3...
January 2017: Genome Génome / Conseil National de Recherches Canada
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27995330/piceatannol-attenuates-homocysteine-induced-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-and-endothelial-cell-damage-via-heme-oxygenase-1-expression
#17
Jin-Sang Kil, Sun-Oh Jeong, Hun-Taeg Chung, Hyun-Ock Pae
A growing body of evidence implicates endoplasmic reticulum (ER)-induced cellular dysfunction and apoptosis as important factors to a variety of diseases. In endothelial cells (ECs), the sulfur-containing amino acid homocysteine (Hcy) causes EC apoptosis and reactive oxygen species (ROS) generation through induction of ER stress. Here, we have investigated whether piceatannol (Pic), a resveratrol analog, could protect ECs against Hcy-induced apoptosis, oxidative stress and ER stress, with specific emphasis on heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1)...
April 2017: Amino Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27992310/a-kinetic-study-of-reactive-oxygen-species-in-rainbow-trout-hepatocytes-by-fluorometry
#18
Mazyar Yazdani, Ketil Hylland
The kinetics of reactive oxygen species (ROS) formation in a primary culture of rainbow trout hepatocytes was investigated using three fluorescent probes: 5-,6-chloromethyl-2',7'-dichlorodihydrofluorescein diacetate (CM-H2DCFDA), dihydrorhodamine 123 (DHR 123), and dihydroethidium (DHE). The cell cultures were loaded with the three probes, separately. Hepatocytes were then exposed to Cu (0.15-10 mM) in serum-free Leibovitz's medium for 30 min before being quantified by a fluorescence plate reader during 30 min...
2016: Journal of Environmental Pathology, Toxicology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893783/role-of-pten-in-oxidative-stress-and-dna-damage-in-the-liver-of-whole-body-pten-haplodeficient-mice
#19
Ezgi Eyluel Bankoglu, Oliver Tschopp, Johannes Schmitt, Philipp Burkard, Daniel Jahn, Andreas Geier, Helga Stopper
Type 2 diabetes (T2DM) and obesity are frequently associated with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and with an elevated cancer incidence. The molecular mechanisms of carcinogenesis in this context are only partially understood. High blood insulin levels are typical in early T2DM and excessive insulin can cause elevated reactive oxygen species (ROS) production and genomic instability. ROS are important for various cellular functions in signaling and host defense. However, elevated ROS formation is thought to be involved in cancer induction...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882226/effect-of-dehydration-heat-exposure-on-thoracic-aorta-reactivity-in-rats
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Yao Geng, Lingqin Zhu, Fadong Liu, Xiaodan Zhu, Jianguo Niu, Guanghua Li
The aim of the present study was to investigate the effect of one week dehydration heat exposure on thoracic aorta reactivity in rats. Eighteen Male Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly divided into 3 groups (n=6 each group): Control group (CN), heat exposure group (HE), dehydration heat exposure group (DHE). The CN group was exposed to a room temperature of 24°C, while the HE and DHE groups were exposed to a heat temperature of 32°C. After 7 days of heat exposure, the heart rate and blood pressure of the rats were measured, and the noradrenaline (NA)-induced contraction on the aorta rings was measured by tension recording...
November 2016: Biomedical Reports
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