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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331564/direct-renin-inhibition-is-not-enough-to-prevent-reactive-oxygen-species-generation-and-vascular-dysfunction-in-renovascular-hypertension
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Alisson Martins-Oliveira, Danielle A Guimaraes, Carla S Ceron, Elen Rizzi, Diogo M M Oliveira, Carlos R Tirapelli, Dulce E Casarini, Fernanda B Fernandes, Lucas C Pinheiro, Jose E Tanus-Santos
Renin-angiotensin system activation promotes oxidative stress and endothelial dysfunction. However, no previous study has examined the effects of the renin inhibitior aliskiren, either alone or combined with angiotensin II type 1 antagonists on alterations induced by two-kidney, one-clip (2K1C) hypertension. We compared the vascular effects of aliskiren (50mg/kg/day), losartan (10mg/kg/day), or both by gavage for 4 weeks in 2K1C and control rats. Treatment with losartan, aliskiren, or both exerted similar antihypertensive effects...
January 10, 2018: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328372/differential-microrna-expression-profiles-and-bioinformatics-analysis-between-young-and-aging-spontaneously-hypertensive-rats
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Jingfeng Wang, Jingjing Zhang, Xuefeng Ding, Yanyan Wang, Zhiming Li, Weipeng Zhao, Jianguo Jia, Jingmin Zhou, Junbo Ge
MicroRNAs (miRNAs/miRs) serve a role as important regulators in cardiac hypertrophy. The present study aimed to reveal the differential expression profile of miRNAs between young and aging spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHRs) and studied the functional annotation of predicted targets. Briefly, 3‑month‑old and 12‑month‑old SHRs (n=3/group) were subjected to echocardiography, histopathological analysis and dihydroethidium staining. Subsequently, small RNA sequencing and data processing was conducted to identify the differentially expressed miRNAs between these two groups...
January 9, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29303602/melatonin-attenuates-chronic-cough-mediated-by-oxidative-stress-via-transient-receptor-potential-melastatin-2-in-guinea-pigs-exposed-to-particulate-matter-2-5
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Zhenjun Ji, Zhen Wang, Zhe Chen, Hao Jin, Chen Chen, Senlin Chai, Haining Lv, Ling Yang, Yakun Hu, Rong Dong, Kefang Lai
The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of melatonin on oxidative stress, the expression of transient receptor potential melastatin-2 (TRPM2) in guinea pig brains, and the influence of melatonin on oxidative stress in lungs and airway inflammation induced by particulate matter 2.5 (PM2.5). A particle suspension (0.1 g/ml) was nasally administered to the guinea pigs to prepare a PM2.5 exposure model. Cough frequency and cough incubation period were determined through RM6240B biological signal collection and disposal system...
January 5, 2018: Physiological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29286083/kdm3a-inhibition-attenuates-high-concentration-insulin%C3%A2-induced-vascular-smooth-muscle-cell-injury-by-suppressing-mapk-nf%C3%A2-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-pathways
#4
Bo-Fang Zhang, Hong Jiang, Jing Chen, Xin Guo, Qi Hu, Shuo Yang
Previous studies have indicated that lysine (K)‑specific demethylase 3A (KDM3A) is associated with diverse diabetes‑associated cardiovascular complications in response to high glucose levels. However, the effects of KDM3A on the pathological progression of cardiovascular injuries in response to high insulin levels remain unknown. The present study aimed to explore whether KDM3A knockdown may attenuate high insulin‑induced vascular smooth muscle cell (VSMC) dysfunction, and to further investigate the underlying mechanisms...
December 29, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29278298/egg-white-ovotransferrin-derived-ace-inhibitory-peptide-ameliorates-angiotensin-ii-stimulated-insulin-resistance-in-skeletal-muscle-cells
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Myoungjin Son, Catherine B Chan, Jianping Wu
SCOPE: The renin-angiotensin system (RAS) is a major contributor to the development of insulin resistance and its related complications. Egg white ovotransferrin-derived tripeptides, IRW, IQW, or LKP were previously identified as the inhibitors of angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE), a key enzyme in the RAS. This study aimed at determining whether these peptides are effective in improving insulin resistance, and their mechanisms of action, in a rat derived skeletal muscle cell line (L6 cells)...
December 26, 2017: Molecular Nutrition & Food Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29250674/in-vivo-confocal-microscopy-quantification-of-reactive-oxygen-species-a-working-model-in-rat-kidney
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Adrian Ovidiu Văduva, Cosmin Glămeanu, Romeo Negrea, Mirela Danina Muntean, Alis Liliana Carmen Dema
Oxidative stress is a culprit responsible for the development of acute and chronic kidney diseases. We aimed to establish a working model for the dynamic in vivo assessment of reactive oxygen species (ROS) production in rat kidney. A randomized controlled study was performed in 36 adult male Wistar rats subjected to unilateral urinary obstruction (UUO) via ureteral ligation and compared to SHAM controls. Dihydroethidium (DHE) was injected in the femoral vein and in vivo confocal microscopy was performed in the 2nd, 6th and 10th day, respectively after surgery...
2017: Romanian Journal of Morphology and Embryology, Revue Roumaine de Morphologie et Embryologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29249425/evidence-for-functional-par-4-thrombin-receptor-expression-in-cardiac-fibroblasts-and-its-regulation-by-high-glucose-par-4-in-cardiac-fibroblasts
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Sonja Kleeschulte, Johann Jerrentrup, Daniel Gorski, Joachim Schmitt, Anke C Fender
BACKGROUND: Thrombin promotes cardiac fibroblast proliferation and fibrosis via protease-activated receptor (PAR-1). PAR-4 is reportedly absent in cardiac fibroblasts. In smooth muscle cells, PAR-4 expression is also low but increases upon hyperglycemia and contributes to vascular remodelling in diabetic mice. We examined if PAR-4 is a glucose-responsive gene with remodelling-related functions in cardiac fibroblasts. METHODS AND RESULTS: Cardiac PAR-4 increased in mice with streptozotocin- or diabetogenic diet (DD)-induced diabetes...
February 1, 2018: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29247868/the-cytotoxicity-of-some-phenanthroline-based-antimicrobial-copper-ii-and-ruthenium-ii-complexes
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Neville S Ng, Ming J Wu, Janice R Aldrich-Wright
The in vitro cytotoxic properties of antimicrobial copper(II) complexes with 3,4,7,8-tetramethyl-1,10-phenanthroline (TMP) or 4,7-dipyridyl-1,10-phenanthroline (DIP) ligands and ruthenium(II) complexes coordinated with TMP or 2,9-dimethyl-1,10-phenanthroline ligands were investigated. Both copper(II) complexes were found to have similar inhibitory concentrations (IC50~2-2.5μM). Their cytotoxicity was found to be necrotic, associated with cytoplasmic vacuolisation, rounding, detachment and lack of apoptosis-associated DNA fragmentation, in comparison to the apoptotic effects of cisplatin which demonstrate adherent cell enlargement or detachment, membrane blebbing and condensation...
November 26, 2017: Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243809/obesity-induced-mitochondrial-dysfunction-in-porcine-adipose-tissue-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells
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Yu Meng, Alfonso Eirin, Xiang-Yang Zhu, Hui Tang, Pritha Chanana, Amir Lerman, Andre J van Wijnen, Lilach O Lerman
BACKGROUND: Transplantation of autologous mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) may be a viable option for treatment of several diseases. MSCs efficacy depends on adequate function of their mitochondria, which might be impaired in a noxious milieu. OBJECTIVES: We hypothesized that obesity compromises MSCs mitochondrial structure and function, possibly via micro-RNA (miRNA)-based mechanisms. METHODS: MSCs were collected from swine abdominal adipose tissue after 16 weeks of Lean or Obese diet (n = 7 each)...
December 15, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29206074/a-novel-flow-cytometry-assay-using-dihydroethidium-as-redox-sensitive-probe-reveals-nadph-oxidase-dependent-generation-of-superoxide-anion-in-human-platelets-exposed-to-amyloid-peptide-%C3%AE
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Aisha Alsheikh Abubaker, Dina Vara, Ian Eggleston, Ilaria Canobbio, Giordano Pula
Reactive oxygen species (ROS) generation is critical in the regulation of platelets, which has important implications in the modulation of hemostasis and thrombosis. Nonetheless, despite several assays have been described and successfully utilized in the past, the analysis of ROS generation in human platelets remains challenging. Here we show that dihydroethidium (DHE) allows the characterization of redox responses upon platelet activation by physiological and pathological stimuli. In particular, the flow cytometry assay that we describe here allowed us to confirm that thrombin, collagen-related peptide (CRP) and arachidonic acid but not adenosine diphosphate (ADP) stimulate superoxide anion formation in a concentration-dependent manner...
December 5, 2017: Platelets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29179217/ellagic-acid-reduces-high-glucose-induced-vascular-oxidative-stress-through-erk1-2-nox4-signaling-pathway
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Artur Rozentsvit, Kevin Vinokur, Sherin Samuel, Ying Li, A Martin Gerdes, Maria Alicia Carrillo-Sepulveda
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Elevated production of reactive oxygen species (ROS) is linked to endothelial dysfunction and is one of the key contributors to the pathogenesis of diabetic vascular complications. Emerging evidence has indicated that ellagic acid (EA), a polyphenol found in fruits and nuts, possesses numerous biological activities including radical scavenging. However, whether EA exerts a vasculo-protective effect via antioxidant mechanisms in blood vessels exposed to diabetic conditions remains unknown...
November 28, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29176858/sepsis-induced-selective-loss-of-nmda-receptors-modulates-hippocampal-neuropathology-in-surviving-septic-mice
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Shuibing Zhang, Xueqin Wang, Sha Ai, Wen Ouyang, Yuan Le, Jianbin Tong
BACKGROUND: Sepsis-induced neuroinflammation plays an important role in sepsis-related brain dysfunction. However, the molecules that are targeted during neuroinflammation resulting from sepsis-induced brain dysfunction remain unclear. Herein, we tried to investigate the expression and roles of NMDA receptor subunits during sepsis-related brain dysfunction. METHODS: Sepsis was induced by cecal ligation and perforation (CLP) or by a single intraperitoneal injection of lipopolysaccharide (LPS, 8 mg/kg) in C57BL/6J mice...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149089/mnsod-and-cyclin-b1-coordinate-a-mito-checkpoint-during-cell-cycle-response-to-oxidative-stress
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Amanda L Kalen, Iman M Ahmad, Maher Y Abdalla, Yunxia Q O'Malley, Prabhat C Goswami, Ehab H Sarsour
Communication between the nucleus and mitochondrion could coordinate many cellular processes. While the mechanisms regulating this communication are not completely understood, we hypothesize that cell cycle checkpoint proteins coordinate the cross-talk between nuclear and mitochondrial functions following oxidative stress. Human normal skin fibroblasts, representative of the G₂-phase, were irradiated with 6 Gy of ionizing radiation and assayed for cyclin B1 translocation, mitochondrial function, reactive oxygen species (ROS) levels, and cytotoxicity...
November 17, 2017: Antioxidants (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143242/comparing-reactive-oxygen-species-and-dna-fragmentation-in-semen-samples-of-unexplained-infertile-and-healthy-fertile-men
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Zahra Zandieh, Akram Vatannejad, Mahmood Doosti, Sara Zabihzadeh, Mahnaz Haddadi, Leila Bajelan, Batool Rashidi, Saeid Amanpour
BACKGROUND: Male factor infertility has increased to more than 40% during the last decade. About 30% of these couples are diagnosed with unexplained infertility. In fact, reactive oxygen species (ROS), especially superoxide anion (O2(-)·) and hydrogen peroxide (H2O2), play a crucial role in regulation of physiological and pathological processes in spermatozoa. Moreover, since the diagnosis of unexplained infertility just through semen analysis is a matter of much controversy; we aimed to evaluate the levels of ROS and sperm DNA fragmentation in the semen samples of unexplained infertile and fertile control couples...
November 15, 2017: Irish Journal of Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113274/simvastatin-potentiates-doxorubicin-activity-against-mcf-7-breast-cancer-cells
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Benjaporn Buranrat, Wanwisa Suwannaloet, Jarinyaporn Naowaboot
Simvastatin is a low density lipoprotein-lowering drug that is widely used to prevent and treat cardiovascular disease by inhibiting the mevalonate pathway. Simvastatin also exhibits inhibitory effects on a number of types of cancer. In the present study, the effects of simvastatin on the activity of doxorubicin in the breast cancer MCF-7 cell line, and the mechanisms by which this interaction occurs were investigated. The effect of simvastatin and doxorubicin treatment, alone and in combination, on the growth of MCF-7 cells was evaluated by a sulforhodamine B and colony formation assay...
November 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29104724/protective-effects-of-oral-astaxanthin-nanopowder-against-ultraviolet-induced-photokeratitis-in-mice
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Fumiya Harada, Tetsuro Morikawa, Anton Lennikov, Anthony Mukwaya, Mira Schaupper, Osamu Uehara, Rie Takai, Koki Yoshida, Jun Sato, Yukihiro Horie, Hiroyuki Sakaguchi, Ching-Zong Wu, Yoshihiro Abiko, Neil Lagali, Nobuyoshi Kitaichi
Purpose: Astaxanthin (AST) has a strong antioxidant cellular membrane chaperone protective effect. Recently, a water-soluble nanosized AST (nano-AST) form was produced, which is expected to improve the efficacy of oral intake effects. The purpose of this study was to examine whether oral nano-AST has therapeutic effects on UV-induced photokeratitis in mice. Methods: C57BL/6 mice were administered twice with either nano-AST, AST oil, lutein, or bilberry extracts 3 hours before and shortly before UV irradiation (dose: 400 mJ/cm(2))...
2017: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29102637/assessment-of-reactive-oxygen-species-generated-by-electronic-cigarettes-using-acellular-and-cellular-approaches
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Jiayuan Zhao, Yipei Zhang, Jennifer D Sisler, Justine Shaffer, Stephen S Leonard, Anna M Morris, Yong Qian, Dhimiter Bello, Philip Demokritou
Electronic cigarettes (e-cigs) have fast increased in popularity but the physico-chemical properties and toxicity of the generated emission remain unclear. Reactive oxygen species (ROS) are likely present in e-cig emission and can play an important role in e-cig toxicity. However, e-cig ROS generation is poorly documented. Here, we generated e-cig exposures using a recently developed versatile exposure platform and performed systematic ROS characterization on e-cig emissions using complementary acellular and cellular techniques: 1) a novel acellular Trolox-based mass spectrometry method for total ROS and hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) detection, 2) electron spin resonance (ESR) for hydroxyl radical detection in an acellular and cellular systems and 3) in vitro ROS detection in small airway epithelial cells (SAEC) using the dihydroethidium (DHE) assay...
October 29, 2017: Journal of Hazardous Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036612/cd40l-controls-obesity-associated-vascular-inflammation-oxidative-stress-and-endothelial-dysfunction-in-mice-translational-aspects-for-man
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Sebastian Steven, Mobin Dib, Michael Hausding, Fatemeh Kashani, Matthias Oelze, Swenja Kröller-Schön, Alina Hanf, Steffen Daub, Siyer Roohani, Yves Gramlich, Esther Lutgens, Eberhard Schulz, Christian Becker, Karl J Lackner, Hartmut Kleinert, Christoph Knosalla, Beate Niesler, Philipp S Wild, Thomas Münzel, Andreas Daiber
Aims: CD40 ligand (CD40L) signaling controls vascular oxidative stress and related dysfunction in angiotensin-II-induced arterial hypertension by regulating vascular immune cell recruitment and platelet activation. Here we investigated the role of CD40L in experimental hyperlipidemia. Methods and Results: Male wild type and CD40L-/- mice (C57BL/6 background) were subjected to high fat diet for sixteen weeks. Weight, cholesterol, HDL and LDL levels, endothelial function (isometric tension recording), oxidative stress (NADPH oxidase expression, dihydroethidium fluorescence) and inflammatory parameters (inducible nitric oxide synthase, interleukin-6 expression) were assessed...
September 26, 2017: Cardiovascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931831/hyperhomocysteinemia-alters-retinal-endothelial-cells-barrier-function-and-angiogenic-potential-via-activation-of-oxidative-stress
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Riyaz Mohamed, Isha Sharma, Ahmed S Ibrahim, Heba Saleh, Nehal M Elsherbiny, Sadanand Fulzele, Khaled Elmasry, Sylvia B Smith, Mohamed Al-Shabrawey, Amany Tawfik
Hyperhomocysteinemia (HHcy) is associated with several human visual disorders, such as diabetic retinopathy (DR) and age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Breakdown of the blood-retinal barrier (BRB) is linked to vision loss in DR and AMD. Our previous work revealed that HHcy altered BRB in retinal endothelial cells in vivo. Here we hypothesize that homocysteine (Hcy) alters retinal endothelial cell barrier function and angiogenic potential via activation of oxidative stress. Human retinal endothelial cells (HRECs) treated with and without different concentrations of Hcy showed a reduction of tight junction protein expression, increased FITC dextran leakage, decreased transcellular electrical resistance and increased angiogenic potential...
September 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925291/isolation-of-a-novel-compound-mimo2-from-the-methanolic-extract-of-moringa-oleifera-leaves-protective-effects-against-vanadium-induced-cytotoxity
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Olumayowa O Igado, Jan Glaser, Mario Ramos-Tirado, Ezgi Eylül Bankoğlu, Foluso A Atiba, Ulrike Holzgrabe, Helga Stopper, James O Olopade
Moringa oleifera is reported to be a miracle plant, with positive effects on practically every system in the animal body. The methanolic extract of Moringa oleifera leaves was fractionated using liquid-liquid fractionation, column chromatography and preparative high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC). Bioassay guided fractionation using Ferric Reducing Antioxidant Power (FRAP) was used to determine the fraction with the highest antioxidative power. Chemical structure was elucidated with nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy...
September 19, 2017: Drug and Chemical Toxicology
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