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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721298/hydrocortisone-relieves-the-immediate-post-operative-scrotal-edema-after-inguinal-varicocelectomy-a-prospective-clinical-trial
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Samir Elhanbly, Tamer Youssef, Ayman Elkholy, Mamdouh Abdel-Gawad, Taymour Mostafa
This study aimed to assess the effect of a single IM injection of hydrocortisone succinate in relieving the immediate post-varicocelectomy scrotal edema. In all, 117 patients with grades II and III varicocele who developed post-varicocelectomy scrotal edema were randomly classified into group A (n = 59) that received a single IM hydrocortisone sodium succinate injection plus ordinary post-operative treatment and Group B (n = 58), which received the post-operative treatment alone. All patients were followed up to assess; changes in scrotal edema, the day of return to work and emergence of complications...
July 2017: Journal of Advanced Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718507/gene-expression-analyses-reveal-metabolic-specifications-in-acute-o2-sensing-chemoreceptor-cells
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Lin Gao, Victoria Bonilla-Henao, Paula García-Flores, Ignacio Arias-Mayenco, Patricia Ortega-Sáenz, José López-Barneo
Acute O2 sensing is a fundamental property of cells in the peripheral chemoreceptors, e.g. glomus cells in the carotid body (CB) and chromaffin cells in the adrenal medulla (AM), and is necessary for adaptation to hypoxia. These cells contain O2 -sensitive ion channels, which mediate membrane depolarization and transmitter release upon exposure to hypoxia. However, the mechanisms underlying the detection of changes in O2 tension by cells are still poorly understood. Recently, we suggested that CB glomus cells have specific metabolic features that favour the accumulation of reduced quinone and the production of mitochondrial NADH and reactive oxygen species during hypoxia...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716098/awakening-sleeping-beauty-production-of-propionic-acid-in-escherichia-coli-through-the-sbm-operon-requires-the-activity-of-a-methylmalonyl-coa-epimerase
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Ricardo Axayacatl Gonzalez-Garcia, Tim McCubbin, Annalena Wille, Manuel Plan, Lars Keld Nielsen, Esteban Marcellin
BACKGROUND: Propionic acid is used primarily as a food preservative with smaller applications as a chemical building block for the production of many products including fabrics, cosmetics, drugs, and plastics. Biological production using propionibacteria would be competitive against chemical production through hydrocarboxylation of ethylene if native producers could be engineered to reach near-theoretical yield and good productivity. Unfortunately, engineering propionibacteria has proven very challenging...
July 17, 2017: Microbial Cell Factories
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715746/pfoa-induced-metabolism-disturbance-and-multi-generational-reproductive-toxicity-in-oryzias-latipes
#4
Jin Wuk Lee, Jae-Woo Lee, Kyungtae Kim, Yu-Jin Shin, Jieun Kim, Suhkmann Kim, Heejung Kim, Pilje Kim, Kyunghwa Park
The aims of this study were to examine multi-generational reproductive toxicity and metabolism disturbances in Oryzias latipes exposed to 0.3, 3, and 30mg/L PFOA for 259-day. The highest concentration of PFOA suppressed fecundity over three generations from F0 to F2 and sac-fry survival rate in F2 generation, indicating that PFOA resulted in multi-generational reproductive toxicity (p<0.05). Histologically, in F1 and F2 generations, O. latipes exposed to 30mg/L PFOA revealed accelerated gonad development, and the atrophy and degeneration of thyroid follicular cell...
June 27, 2017: Journal of Hazardous Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714978/%C3%AE-ketoglutarate-orchestrates-macrophage-activation-through-metabolic-and-epigenetic-reprogramming
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Pu-Ste Liu, Haiping Wang, Xiaoyun Li, Tung Chao, Tony Teav, Stefan Christen, Giusy Di Conza, Wan-Chen Cheng, Chih-Hung Chou, Magdalena Vavakova, Charlotte Muret, Koen Debackere, Massimiliano Mazzone, Hsien-Da Huang, Sarah-Maria Fendt, Julijana Ivanisevic, Ping-Chih Ho
Glutamine metabolism provides synergistic support for macrophage activation and elicitation of desirable immune responses; however, the underlying mechanisms regulated by glutamine metabolism to orchestrate macrophage activation remain unclear. Here we show that the production of α-ketoglutarate (αKG) via glutaminolysis is important for alternative (M2) activation of macrophages, including engagement of fatty acid oxidation (FAO) and Jmjd3-dependent epigenetic reprogramming of M2 genes. This M2-promoting mechanism is further modulated by a high αKG/succinate ratio, whereas a low ratio strengthens the proinflammatory phenotype in classically activated (M1) macrophages...
July 17, 2017: Nature Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714872/immunomodulatory-activity-of-octenyl-succinic-anhydride-modified-porang-amorphophallus-oncophyllus-glucomannan-on-mouse-macrophage-like-j774-1-cells-and-mouse-primary-peritoneal-macrophages
#6
Sellen Gurusmatika, Kosuke Nishi, Eni Harmayani, Yudi Pranoto, Takuya Sugahara
Porang is a local plant of Indonesia, which has a high content of glucomannan. In this study, porang glucomannan (PG) was esterified with octenyl succinic anhydride (OSA) to enhance emulsion properties to be widely used in food industry. OSA-modified PG (OSA-PG) enhanced the phagocytosis activity of macrophage-like J774.1 cells and mouse peritoneal macrophages. In addition, OSA-PG increased the production of IL-6 and TNF-α by enhancing their gene expression. Immunoblot analysis displayed that OSA-PG tended to activate both nuclear factor-κB and mitogen-activated protein kinase cascades...
July 15, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714596/multifunctional-nanotube-mucoadhesive-poly-methyl-vinyl-ether-co-maleic-acid-hydroxypropyl-methylcellulose-acetate-succinate-composite-for-site-specific-oral-drug-delivery
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Nattha Kerdsakundee, Wei Li, João Pedro Martins, Zehua Liu, Feng Zhang, Marianna Kemell, Alexandra Correia, Yaping Ding, Mikko Airavaara, Jouni Hirvonen, Ruedeekorn Wiwattanapatapee, Hélder A Santos
An advanced oral drug delivery system that can effectively deliver drugs with poor oral bioavailability is strongly desirable. Herein, a multifunctional nano-in-micro structured composite is developed by encapsulation of the mucoadhesive poly(methyl vinyl ether-co-maleic acid) modified halloysite nanotubes (HNTs) with the pH-responsive hydroxypropyl methylcellulose acetate succinate by the microfluidics to control the drug release, increase cell-particle interaction, and improve drug absorption. The microparticles show spherical shape, homogeneous particle size distribution (58 ± 1 µm), and pH-responsive dissolution behavior at pH > 6, and they prevent the premature release of curcumin in simulated pH conditions of the stomach and immediately release the curcumin in simulated pH conditions of the small intestine...
July 17, 2017: Advanced Healthcare Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712602/anaplerotic-therapy-in-propionic-acidemia
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Nicola Longo, Leisa B Price, Eduard Gappmaier, Nancy L Cantor, Sharon L Ernst, Carrie Bailey, Marzia Pasquali
BACKGROUND: Propionic acidemia is a rare metabolic disorder caused by a deficiency of propionyl- CoA carboxylase, the enzyme converting propionyl-CoA to methylmalonyl-CoA that subsequently enters the citric acid cycle as succinyl-CoA. Patients with propionic acidemia cannot metabolize propionic acid, which combines with oxaloacetate to form methylcitric acid. This, with the defective supply of succinyl-CoA, may lead to a deficiency in citric acid cycle intermediates. PURPOSE: The objective of this study was to determine whether supplements with glutamine (400mg/kg per day), citrate (7...
July 12, 2017: Molecular Genetics and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711640/recent-advances-in-tpgs-based-nanoparticles-of-docetaxel-for-improved-chemotherapy
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Hira Choudhury, Bapi Gorain, Manisha Pandey, Santosh Ashok Kumbhar, Rakesh Kumar Tekade, Arun K Iyer, Prashant Kesharwani
Docetaxel (DTX) is one of the important antitumor drugs, being used in several common chemotherapies to control leading cancer types. Severe toxicities of the DTX are prominent due to sudden parenteral exposure of desired loading dose to maintain the therapeutic concentration. Field of nanotechnology is leading to resist sudden systemic exposure of DTX with more specific delivery to the site of cancer. Further nanometric size range of the formulation aid for prolonged circulation, thereby extensive exposure results better efficacy...
July 12, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711016/therapeutic-supermolecular-micelles-of-vitamin-e-succinate-grafted-%C3%AE%C2%B5-polylysine-as-potential-carriers-for-curcumin-enhancing-tumour-penetration-and-improving-therapeutic-effect-on-glioma
#10
He-Lin Xu, Zi-Liang Fan, De-Li ZhuGe, Bi-Xin Shen, Bing-Hui Jin, Jian Xiao, Cui-Tao Lu, Ying-Zheng Zhao
Severe toxicity and poor tumour penetration are two intrinsic limited factors to hinder the broad clinical application for most of first-line chemotherapeutics. In this study, a novel vitamin E succinate-grafted ε-polylysine (VES-g-PLL) polymer was synthesized by using ε-polylysine as backbone. By adjusting VES graft ratio, VES-g-PLL (50) with a theoretic VES graft ratio of 50% could self-assemble into a supermolecular micelle with a hydrodynamic diameter (Dh) of ca.20nm, and Zeta potential of 19.6mV. VES-g-PLL micelles themselves displayed a strong anti-tumour effect on glioma...
July 12, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710913/expression-and-promoter-methylation-of-succinate-dehydrogenase-and-fumarase-genes-in-maize-under-anoxic-conditions
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Alexander T Eprintsev, Dmitry N Fedorin, Maria A Dobychina, Abir U Igamberdiev
Succinate dehydrogenase (SDH) and fumarase enzyme activity and expression of genes encoding the SDH subunits A (Sdh1-2), B (Sdh2-3), C (Sdh3), D (Sdh4) and the mitochondrial (Fum1) and cytosolic (Fum2) isoforms of fumarase were quantified in maize (Zea mays L.) seedlings exposed to atmospheres of air (control), N2, and CO2. The catalytic activity of SDH gradually declined in plants exposed to N2 atmospheres, with ∼40% activity remaining after 24h. In seedlings incubated in CO2, the suppression was even more pronounced...
July 4, 2017: Journal of Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710004/development-of-pegylated-carboxylic-acid-modified-polyamidoamine-dendrimers-as-bone-targeting-carriers-for-the-treatment-of-bone-diseases
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Shugo Yamashita, Hidemasa Katsumi, Nozomi Hibino, Yugo Isobe, Yumiko Yagi, Kosuke Kusamori, Toshiyasu Sakane, Akira Yamamoto
In this study, we aimed to develop a polyethylene glycol (PEG)-conjugated third generation polyamidoamine (PAMAM) dendrimer with multiple carboxylic acids as a bone-targeting carrier for the treatment of bone diseases. We conjugated PAMAM backbones to various carboxylic acids [aspartic acid (Asp), glutamic acid (Glu), succinic acid (Suc), or aconitic acid (Aco)] to obtain four different types of carboxylic acid-modified PAMAMs. PEG was covalently bound to carboxylic acid-modified PAMAMs to obtain PEGylated carboxylic acid-modified PAMAMs...
July 11, 2017: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700220/mechanistic-characterization-of-escherichia-coli-l-aspartate-oxidase-from-kinetic-isotope-effects
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Carmen Chow, Subray S Hegde, John S Blanchard
L-Aspartate oxidase, encoded by the nadB gene, is the first enzyme in the de novo synthesis of NAD+ in bacteria. This FAD-dependent enzyme catalyzes the oxidation of L-aspartate to generate iminoaspartate and reduced flavin. Distinct from most amino acid oxidases, it can use either molecular oxygen or fumarate to reoxidize the reduced enzyme. Primary sSequence alignments and the three-dimensional crystal structure have revealed that the overall fold and catalytic residues of NadB closely resemble those of the succinate dehydrogenase/fumarate reductase family rather than the prototypical D-amino acid oxidases...
July 12, 2017: Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698283/long-term-rates-of-mitochondrial-protein-synthesis-are-increased-in-mouse-skeletal-muscle-with-high-fat-feeding-regardless-of-insulin-sensitizing-treatment
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Sean A Newsom, Benjamin F Miller, Karyn L Hamilton, Sarah E Ehrlicher, Harrison D Stierwalt, Matthew M Robinson
Skeletal muscle mitochondrial protein synthesis is regulated in part by insulin. The development of insulin resistance with diet-induced obesity may therefore contribute to impairments to protein synthesis and decreased mitochondrial respiration. Yet, the impact of diet-induced obesity and insulin resistance on mitochondrial energetics is controversial with reports varying from decreases to increases in mitochondrial respiration. We investigated the impact of changes in insulin sensitivity on long-term rates of mitochondrial protein synthesis as a mechanism for changes to mitochondrial respiration in skeletal muscle...
July 11, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698067/glycyrrhetinic-acid-modified-tpgs-polymeric-micelles-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma-targeted-therapy
#15
Xiumei Zhu, Altansukh Tsend-Ayush, Zhongyue Yuan, Jing Wen, Jiaxin Cai, Shifu Luo, Jianxu Yao, Junxing Bian, Linfang Yin, Jianping Zhou, Jing Yao
In this study, glycyrrhetinic acid (GA)-modified D-α-tocopheryl polyethylene glycol 1000 succinate (TPGS) polymeric micelles (TGA PMs) were developed for the delivery of etoposide (ETO) to hepatoma cells. GA was incorporated as a ligand because of its high affinity to the hepatocytes, while TPGS functioned as a P-gp inhibitor to reverse multidrug resistance. ETO-loaded TGA PMs (ETO-TGA PMs) displayed a mean particle size of 133.6±1.2nm with a low poly-dispersity index (0.224±0.013) and negative zeta potential (-16...
July 8, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697585/isolation-and-characterization-of-arctic-microorganisms-decomposing-bioplastics
#16
Aneta K Urbanek, Waldemar Rymowicz, Mateusz C Strzelecki, Waldemar Kociuba, Łukasz Franczak, Aleksandra M Mirończuk
The increasing amount of plastic waste causes significant environmental pollution. In this study, screening of Arctic microorganisms which are able to degrade bioplastics was performed. In total, 313 microorganisms were isolated from 52 soil samples from the Arctic region (Spitsbergen). Among the isolated microorganisms, 121 (38.66%) showed biodegradation activity. The ability of clear zone formation on emulsified poly(butylene succinate-co-adipate) (PBSA) was observed for 116 microorganisms (95.87%), on poly(butylene succinate) (PBS) for 73 microorganisms (60...
December 2017: AMB Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697549/deamidation-of-pseudopeptidic-molecular-hydrogelators-and-its-application-to-controlled-release
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César A Angulo-Pachón, Diego Navarro-Barreda, Celia M Rueda, Francisco Galindo, Juan F Miravet
HYPOTHESIS: The incorporation of a succinic acid-derived moiety in amino acid derivatives would favor an intramolecular catalysis of a deamidation reaction. Such reaction would permit controlled disassembly of molecular hydrogelators and the use of the hydrogels for controlled release of actives. EXPERIMENTAL: Low molecular weight hydrogelators containing a succinic acid-derived moiety were prepared by conventional organic synthesis procedures. Hydrogels were examined by electron microscopy and (1)HNMR studies were carried out to evaluate the solubility in water of the hydrogelators and the deamidation reaction...
July 3, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697306/a-trackable-mitochondria-targeting-nanomicellar-loaded-with-doxorubicin-for-overcoming-drug-resistance
#18
Ye Zhang, Congjun Zhang, Jing Chen, Li Liu, Mengyue Hu, Jun Li, Hong Bi
Multidrug resistance (MDR) has been recognized as a major obstacle to successful chemotherapy for cancer in the clinic. In recent years, more and more nanoscaled drug delivery systems (DDS) are constructed to modulate drug efflux protein (P-gp) and deliver chemotherapeutic drugs for overcoming MDR. Among them, D-α-tocopheryl polyethylene glycol succinate (TPGS) has been widely used as a drug carrier due to its capability of inhibiting overexpression of P-gp and good amphiphilicity favorable for improving permeation and long-circulation property of DDS...
July 11, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696185/in-vitro-evaluation-of-antisense-oligonucleotide-functionalized-core-shell-nanoparticles-loaded-with-%C3%AE-tocopherol-succinate
#19
Ebru Kilicay, Zeynep Karahaliloglu, Pınar Alpaslan, Baki Hazer, Emir Baki Denkbas
Antisense oligonucleotide (ASO)-conjugated-α-tocopherol succinate (TCS)-loaded-poly(lactic acid)-g-poly(ethylene glycol) nanoparticles (ASO-TCS-PLA-PEG NPs), with the ratio of polymer/TCS of 10:2.5, 10:5, 10:7 (w/w) were prepared for targeting cancer therapy. The amphiphilic PLA, amino terminated PEG graft copolymers were synthesized by ring opening polymerization reaction. Nanoparticles were produced by using double emulsion (w/o/w) solvent evaporation method. ASO-TCS-PLA-PEG NPs demonstrated satisfactory encapsulation and loading efficiency and size distribution...
July 11, 2017: Journal of Biomaterials Science. Polymer Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695431/the-antitumor-efficacy-of-docetaxel-is-enhanced-by-encapsulation-in-novel-amphiphilic-polymer-cholesterol-coupled-tocopheryl-polyethylene-glycol-1000-succinate-micelles
#20
Qingjing Tian, Jia Shi, Xiaoyun Zhao, Donghua Di, Yihui Deng, Yanzhi Song
Tocopheryl polyethylene glycol 1000 succinate (TPGS) is considered a promising surfactant, but its high critical micelle concentration (CMC) limits its application. Cholesterol is hydrophobic, can act as a tumor-targeting ligand, and has strong binding ability with taxoids. Based on this information, we coupled cholesterol with TPGS to synthesize cholesterol-coupled TPGS (TPGS-CHMC), which had a lower CMC than pure TPGS. The TPGS-CHMC was used to prepare micelles loading with docetaxel (DTX) by a self-assembly method...
July 10, 2017: Drug Delivery and Translational Research
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