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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630072/pseudomonas-quinolone-signal-pqs-induces-oxidative-stress-and-inhibits-heme-oxygenase-1-expression-in-lung-epithelial-cells
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Maher Y Abdalla, Traci Hoke, Javier Seravalli, Barbara L Switzer, Melissa Bavitz, Jill D Fliege, Peter J Murphy, Bradley E Britigan
Pseudomonas aeruginosa (PA) causes lung infection in patients with cystic fibrosis (CF). Pseudomonas Quinolone Signal (PQS) is a secreted PA virulence factor that contributes to the pathogenicity of PA. We were able to detect PQS in sputum samples from CF patients infected with PA, but not in samples from uninfected patients. We then tested the hypothesis that PQS induces oxidative stress in host cells by determining the ability of PQS to induce production of reactive oxygen species (ROS) in lung epithelial cells (A549 and primary normal human bronchial epithelial (NHBE)) and macrophages (J774A...
June 19, 2017: Infection and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612363/the-effect-of-dental-health-education-on-pregnant-women-s-adherence-with-toothbrushing-and-flossing-a-randomized-control-trial
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Suad Al Khamis, Koula Asimakopoulou, Tim Newton, Blanaid Daly
OBJECTIVES: In a three-arm randomized control trial, this study compared the efficacy of dental health education (DHE) with or without a planning intervention on adherence to oral health-related behaviours. METHODS: Women (N=154) in their second trimester of pregnancy attending three maternal healthcare clinics in Kuwait completed an assessment of social cognitions and oral health behaviours before a debris and gingival assessment (Plaque Index [PI], Gingival Index [GI]) was undertaken; this was repeated at 1 month...
June 14, 2017: Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603633/in-vitro-metabolism-of-exemestane-by-hepatic-cytochrome-p450s-impact-of-nonsynonymous-polymorphisms-on-formation-of-the-active-metabolite-17%C3%AE-dihydroexemestane
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Amity Peterson, Zuping Xia, Gang Chen, Philip Lazarus
Exemestane (EXE) is an endocrine therapy commonly used by postmenopausal women with hormone-responsive breast cancer due to its potency in inhibiting aromatase-catalyzed estrogen synthesis. Preliminary in vitro studies sought to identify phase I EXE metabolites and hepatic cytochrome P450s (CYP450s) that participate in EXE biotransformation. Phase I metabolites were identified by incubating EXE with HEK293-overexpressed CYP450s. CYP450s 1A2, 2C8, 2C9, 2C19, 2D6, 3A4, and 3A5 produce 17β-dihydroexemestane (17β-DHE), an active major metabolite, as well as two inactive metabolites...
June 2017: Pharmacology Research & Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603632/exemestane-potency-is-unchanged-by-common-nonsynonymous-polymorphisms-in-cyp19a1-results-of-a-novel-anti-aromatase-activity-assay-examining-exemestane-and-its-derivatives
#4
Amity Peterson, Zuping Xia, Gang Chen, Philip Lazarus
Exemestane (EXE) treats estrogen receptor positive (ER+) breast cancer in postmenopausal women by inhibiting the estrogen-synthesizing cytochrome P450 CYP19A1. Variability in the severity and incidence of side effects as well as overall drug efficacy may be partially explained by genetic factors, including nonsynonymous variation in CYP19A1, also known as aromatase. The present study identified phase I EXE metabolites in human liver microsomes (HLM) and investigated mechanisms that may alter the extent of systemic estrogen deprivation in EXE-treated women with breast cancer, including whether functional polymorphisms in aromatase cause differential inhibition by EXE and whether EXE metabolites possess anti-aromatase activity...
June 2017: Pharmacology Research & Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28590009/effect-of-rmnsod-on-sodium-reabsorption-in-renal-proximal-tubule-in-ochratoxin-a-treated-rats
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Sara Damiano, Maria Valeria Puzio, Caterina Squillacioti, Nicola Mirabella, Enrica Zona, Aldo Mancini, Antonella Borrelli, Carlo Astarita, Silvia Boffo, Antonio Giordano, Luigi Avallone, Salvatore Florio, Roberto Ciarcia
Ochratoxin A (OTA) is a mycotoxin produced by Aspergillus and Penicillium that represent toxic real threat for human beings and animal health. In this study we evaluated the effect of a new recombinant mitochondrial manganese containing superoxide dismutase (rMnSOD) on oxidative stress and on the alterations of fluid reabsorption in renal proximal tubule (PT) as possible causes of OTA nephrotoxicity. Finally, we have measured the concentration of O2(-) in the kidney through dihydroethidium assay (DHE) and nitric oxide (NO) concentration through nitrites and nitrates assay...
June 7, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28552746/chronic-administration-of-sodium-nitrite-prevents-hypertension-and-protects-arterial-endothelial-function-by-reducing-oxidative-stress-in-angiotensin-ii-infused-mice
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Wei Chih Ling, Mohd Rais Mustafa, Paul M Vanhoutte, Dharmani Devi Murugan
AIM: Endothelial dysfunction accompanied by an increase in oxidative stress is a key event leading to hypertension. As dietary nitrite has been reported to exert antihypertensive effect, the present study investigated whether chronic oral administration of sodium nitrite improves vascular function in conduit and resistance arteries of hypertensive animals with elevated oxidative stress. METHODS: Sodium nitrite (50mg/L) was given to angiotensin II-infused hypertensive C57BL/6J (eight to ten weeks old) mice for two weeks in the drinking water...
May 26, 2017: Vascular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546827/chemical-constituents-from-a-gynostemma-laxum-and-their-antioxidant-and-neuroprotective-activities
#7
Ji Yeon Seo, Sang Kyum Kim, Phi Hung Nguyen, Ju Yong Lee, Pham Ha Thanh Tung, Sang Hyun Sung, Won Keun Oh
BACKGROUND: A few bioactivities of constituents from Gynostemma laxum, which has been collected in Vietnam, have been reported until now. There is no report about the effects of constituents from G. laxum although the nuclear factor (erythroid-derived 2)-like 2 (Nrf2)-mediated heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1) antioxidant defense system is involved in neuroprotection in the brain. Therefore, we investigated whether quercetin (2), benzoic acid (10) and their analogues (1, 3-9 and 11) from G. laxum have the antioxidant and neuroprotective activities and also their underlying mechanism...
2017: Chinese Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534527/role-of-the-ugt2b17-deletion-in-exemestane-pharmacogenetics
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S Luo, G Chen, C Truica, C C Baird, K Leitzel, P Lazarus
Exemestane (EXE) is an aromatase inhibitor used for the prevention and treatment of breast cancer. The major metabolic pathway for EXE is reduction to form the active 17β-dihydro-EXE (17β-DHE) and subsequent glucuronidation to 17β-hydroxy-EXE-17-O-β-D-glucuronide (17β-DHE-Gluc) by UGT2B17. The aim of the present study was to determine the effects of UGT2B17 copy number variation on the levels of urinary and plasma 17β-DHE-Gluc and 17β-DHE in patients taking EXE. Ninety-six post-menopausal Caucasian breast cancer patients with ER+ breast tumors taking 25 mg EXE daily were recruited into this study...
May 23, 2017: Pharmacogenomics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28518223/low-shear-stress-induces-endothelial-reactive-oxygen-species-via-the-at1r-enos-no-pathway
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Yuelin Chao, Peng Ye, Linlin Zhu, Xiangquan Kong, Xinliang Qu, Junxia Zhang, Jie Luo, Hongfeng Yang, Shaoliang Chen
Reactive oxygen species (ROS) contribute to many aspects of physiological and pathological cardiovascular processes. However, the underlying mechanism of ROS induction by low shear stress (LSS) remains unclear. Accumulating evidence has shown that the angiotensin II type 1 receptor (AT1R) is involved in inflammation, apoptosis, and ROS production. Our aim was to explore the role of AT1R in LSS-mediated ROS induction. We exposed human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) to LSS (3 dyne/cm(2) ) for different periods of time...
May 18, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28456572/treatment-with-sodium-nitroprusside-improves-the-endothelial-function-in-aortic-rings-with-endothelial-dysfunction
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Tereza Cristina Buzinari, Jorge Camargo Oishi, Thiago Francisco De Moraes, Izabela Pereira Vatanabe, Heloisa Sobreiro Selistre-de-Araújo, Cezar Rangel Pestana, Gerson Jhonatan Rodrigues
PURPOSE: Verify if sodium nitroprusside (SNP) is able to improve endothelial function and if this effect is independent of nitric oxide (NO) release of the compound. METHODS: Normotensive (2K) and hypertensive (2K-1C) wistar rats were used. Intact endothelium aortas were placed in a myograph and incubated with SNP: 0.1nM; 1nM or 10nM during 30min. Cumulative concentration-effect curves for acetylcholine (Ach) were realized to measure the relaxing capacity. Intracellular NO were measured (by DAF-2DA probe) in HUVEC treated with SNP 0...
April 27, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28455949/detection-of-intracellular-reactive-oxygen-species-superoxide-anion-and-hydrogen-peroxide-and-lipid-peroxidation-during-cryopreservation-of-alpaca-spermatozoa
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S Evangelista-Vargas, A Santiani
The objective of this study was to detect changes in intracellular reactive oxygen species (superoxide anion and hydrogen peroxide) production and lipid peroxidation during cryopreservation of alpaca spermatozoa. Twelve alpaca semen samples were conventionally cryopreserved. Intracellular superoxide anion and hydrogen peroxide were evaluated by fluorescence microscopy using dihydroethidium (DHE)/YO-PRO-1 and dichlorofluorescein diacetate (H2DCFDA)/propidium iodide (PI), respectively. Evaluations were performed during cooling curve at (1) 25°C, (2) 15°C, (3) 5°C/0 min, (4) 5°C/15 min, (5) 5°C/30 min and (6) after freezing/thawing...
April 29, 2017: Reproduction in Domestic Animals, Zuchthygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28452248/response-of-aquatic-protists-to-electric-field-exposure
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Marko Miliša, Domagoj Đikić, Tvrtko Mandić, Dino Grozić, Ivan Čolić, Ana Ostojić
PURPOSE: To test the effects of short-term exposure of aquatic organisms to electric field (EF) with negligible magnetic component. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We built a plate capacitor that served as a source of EF of strengths that can be found in nature near transmission lines. We exposed two cultured protist species Euglena viridis and Paramecium caudatum to EFs for 24 hours and monitored their abundance, morphology, intracellular superoxide anion (by dihydroethidium [DHE]), hydrogen peroxide by (H2DCF) and lipid peroxidation (MDA) contents, catalase (CAT) and superoxide dismutase (SOD) activity...
May 25, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418626/degradation-of-the-baf-complex-factor-brd9-by-heterobifunctional-ligands
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David Remillard, Dennis L Buckley, Joshiawa Paulk, Gerard L Brien, Matthew Sonnett, Hyuk-Soo Seo, Shiva Dastjerdi, Martin Wühr, Sirano Dhe-Paganon, Scott A Armstrong, James E Bradner
The bromodomain-containing protein BRD9, a subunit of the human BAF (SWI/SNF) nucleosome remodeling complex, has emerged as an attractive therapeutic target in cancer. Despite the development of chemical probes targeting the BRD9 bromodomain, there is a limited understanding of BRD9 function beyond acetyl-lysine recognition. We have therefore created the first BRD9-directed chemical degraders, through iterative design and testing of heterobifunctional ligands that bridge the BRD9 bromodomain and the cereblon E3 ubiquitin ligase complex...
May 15, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409500/tissue-protective-activity-of-selenomethionine-and-d-panthetine-in-b16-melanoma-bearing-mice-under-doxorubicin-treatment-is-not-connected-with-their-ros-scavenging-potential
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Rostyslav R Panchuk, Nadia R Skorokhyd, Yuliya S Kozak, Liliya V Lehka, Andrey G Moiseenok, Rostyslav S Stoika
AIM: To evaluate molecular mechanisms of tissue-protective effects of antioxidants selenomethionine (SeMet) and D-pantethine (D-Pt) applied in combination with doxorubicin (Dx) in B16 melanoma-bearing-mice. METHODS: Impact of the chemotherapy scheme on a survival of tumor-bearing animals, general nephro- and hepatotoxicity, blood cell profile in vivo, and ROS content in B16 melanoma cells in vitro was compared with the action of Dx applied alone. Nephrotoxicity of the drugs was evaluated by measuring creatinine indicator assay, hepatotoxicity was studied by measuring the activity of ALT/AST enzymes, and myelotoxicity was assessed by light microscopic analysis of blood smears...
April 14, 2017: Croatian Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396195/treatment-with-salvianolic-acid-b-restores-endothelial-function-in-angiotensin-ii-induced-hypertensive-mice
#15
Wei Chih Ling, Jian Liu, Chi Wai Lau, Dharmani Devi Murugan, Mohd Rais Mustafa, Yu Huang
Salvianolic acid B (Sal B) is one of the most abundant phenolic acids derived from the root of Danshen with potent anti-oxidative properties. The present study examined the vasoprotective effect of Sal B in hypertensive mice induced by angiotensin II (Ang II). Sal B (25mg/kg/day) was administered via oral gavage for 11days to Ang II (1.2mg/kg/day)-infused C57BL/6J mice (8-10weeks old). The vascular reactivity (both endothelium-dependent relaxations and contractions) in mouse arteries was examined by wire myography...
July 15, 2017: Biochemical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392886/amifostine-pretreatment-attenuates-myocardial-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-by-inhibiting-apoptosis-and-oxidative-stress
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Shao-Ze Wu, Lu-Yuan Tao, Jiao-Ni Wang, Zhi-Qiang Xu, Jie Wang, Yang-Jing Xue, Kai-Yu Huang, Jia-Feng Lin, Lei Li, Kang-Ting Ji
The present study was aimed at investigating the effect of amifostine on myocardial ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury of mice and H9c2 cells cultured with TBHP (tert-butyl hydroperoxide). The results showed that pretreatment with amifostine significantly attenuated cell apoptosis and death, accompanied by decreased reactive oxygen species (ROS) production and lower mitochondrial potential (ΔΨm). In vivo, amifostine pretreatment alleviated I/R injury and decreased myocardial apoptosis and infarct area, which was paralleled by increased superoxide dismutase (SOD) and reduced malondialdehyde (MDA) in myocardial tissues, increased Bcl2 expression, decreased Bax expression, lower cleaved caspase-3 level, fewer TUNEL positive cells, and fewer DHE-positive cells in heart...
2017: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392465/l-carnitine-preserves-cardiac-function-by-activating-p38-mapk-nrf2-signalling-in-hearts-exposed-to-irradiation
#17
Zhigang Fan, Yang Han, Yuanpeng Ye, Chao Liu, Hui Cai
Radiation-induced heart damage (RIHD) is now considered to be one of the causes of mortality in cancer patients undergoing radiotherapy. Cardiac function impairments are clinical manifestations of RIHD. L-carnitine shows protective effects against irradiation and heart disease. This study was aimed to investigate the cardioprotective effects and potential molecular mechanisms of L-carnitine against RIHD. Mouse hearts were exposed to γ-radiation to induce RIHD. L-carnitine at doses of 100mg/Kg and 200mg/Kg was used to treat animals intraperitoneally...
June 5, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330665/quantitative-pericardial-delayed-hyperenhancement-informs-clinical-course-in-recurrent-pericarditis
#18
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
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