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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651259/new-biguanides-as-anti-diabetic-agents-part-i-synthesis-and-evaluation-of-1-substituted-biguanide-derivatives-as-anti-diabetic-agents-of-type-ii-diabetes-insulin-resistant
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Samir Y Abbas, Wahid M Basyouni, Khairy A M El-Bayouk, Wael M Tohamy, Hanan F Aly, Azza Arafa, Mahmoud S Soliman
New 1-substituted-biguanide hydrochloride salts were synthesized via reacting benzo[1,3-d]dioxol-5-amine, phenylhydrazine, N,N-dimethylhydrazinecarboxamide, benzohydrazide and 2-phenyl acetohydrazide with dicyandiamide in acidic medium. Structures of the obtained biguanide salts were characterized by spectroscopic tools. The synthesized compounds were screened for their anti-diabetic activity with standard metformin drug. Oral treatment of hyperglycemic rats with the synthesized biguanide derivatives significantly decreased the elevated blood glucose level...
June 26, 2017: Drug Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651233/terminalia-bellirica-gaertn-roxb-fruit-mitigates-ccl4-induced-oxidative-stress-and-hepatotoxicity-in-rats
#2
Jayesh Kuriakose, Helen Lal Raisa, Vysakh A, Binil Eldhose, Latha M S
Terminalia bellirica (Gaertn.) Roxb. is a medicinal plant used for the treatment of various ailments in the traditional system of medicine like Ayurveda where it has been prescribed as a rejuvenator and general health tonic. The fruit of the plant is one of the components of the age old ayurvedic formulation-'Triphala'. The present study evaluates curative effect of aqueous acetone extract of Terminalia bellirica fruits (AATB) against CCl4 induced oxidative stress and liver damage in an animal model. Two doses of the fruit extract (200mg/kg body weight and 400mg/kg body weight) were investigated for the beneficial effects...
June 23, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649318/zooplankton-communities-and-bythotrephes-longimanus-in-lakes-of-the-montane-region-of-the-northern-alps
#3
Zsófia Horváth, Csaba F Vad, Christian Preiler, Julia Birtel, Blake Matthews, Radka Ptáčníková, Robert Ptacnik
Lakes in the Alps represent a considerable fraction of nutrient-poor lakes in Central Europe, with unique biodiversity and ecosystem properties. Although some individual lakes are well-studied, less knowledge is available on large-scale patterns essential to generalise the understanding of their functioning. Here, we aimed to describe crustacean zooplankton communities (Cladocera, Copepoda) and identify their environmental drivers in the pelagic zone of 54 oligotrophic lakes in the montane region of the Alps (400-1200 m) in Austria, Germany, and Switzerland, covering a spatial scale of 650 km...
May 2, 2017: Inland Waters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649248/a-combination-of-podophyllotoxin-and-rutin-alleviates-radiation-induced-pneumonitis-and-fibrosis-through-modulation-of-lung-inflammation-in-mice
#4
Savita Verma, Bhargab Kalita, Sania Bajaj, Hridayesh Prakash, Ajay Kumar Singh, Manju Lata Gupta
Pneumonitis and pulmonary fibrosis are predominant consequences of radiation exposure, whether planned or accidental. The present study, demonstrates radioprotective potential of a formulation, prepared by combining podophyllotoxin and rutin (G-003M), in mice exposed to 11 Gy thoracic gamma radiation (TGR). Treated mice were observed for survival and other symptomatic features. Formation of reactive oxygen species (ROS)/nitric oxide (NO) was measured in bronchoalveolar lavage cells. DNA damage and cell death were assessed in alveolar cells by terminal deoxynucleotidyl transferase dUTP nick-end labeling assay...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649077/hepatoprotective-evaluation-of-aqueous-ethanolic-extract-of-capparis-decidua-stems-in-paracetamol-induced-hepatotoxicity-in-experimental-rabbits
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Jalilur Rehman, Naveed Akhtar, Hafiz Muhammad Asif, Sabira Sultana, Mukhtiar Ahmad
Liver diseases are the most common ailment all over the world mostly caused by viruses, toxic chemicals, excessive intake of alcohol, high doses of paracetamol, carbon tetrachloride, chemotherapeutic agents and peroxides oil, etc. There is a great need to assess the scientific basis for the medicinal plants that are claimed to have hepatoprotective activity. We investigate the hepatoprotective effects of aqueous-ethanolic extract of Capparis decidua (Stems) against paracetamol induced liver injury in experimental animals...
March 2017: Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649061/effect-of-seaweeds-occurring-at-karachi-coast-on-mosquito-larvae-and-liver-function-in-rats
#6
Khan Hira, Rajput M Tariq, Viqar Sultana, Jehan Ara, Syed Ehteshamul Haque
Seaweeds have been consumed as human food from thousands of years. In this study ethanol extract of 16 different seaweeds were tested for mosquito larvicidal activity against 4th instar larvae of Aedes aegyptii. The ethanol extracts of Padina pavonia and Sargassum ilicifolium caused 50% mortality at 1200ppm concentration. However other seaweeds Halimeda tuna, Ulva lactuca (Chlorophyta), Dictyota dichotoma var intricata, Jolyna laminariodes, Sargassum binderi (Phaeophyta), Melanothamnus afaqhusainii and Solieria robusta (Rhodophyta) showed LC50 at ≈1500 ppm concentration...
March 2017: Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648203/high-levels-of-both-serum-gamma-glutamyl-transferase-and-alkaline-phosphatase-are-independent-preictors-of-mortality-in-patients-with-stage-4-5-chronic-kidney-disease
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Fernando Caravaca-Fontán, Lilia Azevedo, Miguel Ángel Bayo, Boris Gonzales-Candia, Enrique Luna, Francisco Caravaca
INTRODUCTION: High serum gamma-glutamyl transferase (GGT) levels are associated with increased mortality in the general population. However, this association has scarcely been investigated in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). This study aims to investigate the clinical characteristics of CKD patients with abnormally elevated serum GGT, and its value for predicting mortality. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Retrospective observational study in a population cohort of adults with stage 4-5 CKD not yet on dialysis...
May 2017: Nefrología: Publicación Oficial de la Sociedad Española Nefrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648030/-effect-and-mechanism-of-intermittent-alkaline-stimulation-on-high-phosphorus-induced-calcification-in-vascular-smooth-muscle-cells-of-rats
#8
Y L Bai, J S Xu, T Tian, J X Zhang, L W Cui, H R Zhang, S L Zhang
Objective: To explore the effect and possible mechanisms of intermittent alkaline on rat vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs) calcification induced by high phosphorus. Methods: VSMCs were isolated from rat thoracic aorta and cultured in vitro. The fourth generation VSMCs were randomly divided into control group, high phosphorus+ pH7.4, high phosphorus+ pH7.5, high phosphorus+ pH7.6 and high phosphorus+ pH7.7 group with random number table. The control group was cultured in DMEM with 10% fetal bovine serum. Other groups were cultured in DMEM with 10 mmol/L β-glycerophosphate and alkalized by 7...
June 24, 2017: Zhonghua Xin Xue Guan Bing za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648006/-0-5-gy-x-ray-radiation-promotes-osteoblast-differentiation-by-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling
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M Chen, Q R Dong, Q Huang, C She, W Xu
Objective: To investigate the important roles of Wnt signaling in the processes of 0.5Gy X-ray promoting osteoblast differentiation, and make clear the molecular mechanisms involved. Methods: Flow cytometry was employed to detect the apoptosis after osteoblast exposure to 0.5 Gy X-ray radiation.The protein level of osteoblast differentiation markers, such as collagen Iα (Col1α), alkaline phosphatase (ALP), osteocalcin (OCN), were detected by Western-blot and ALP activity staining was performed. Real-time PCR and Western-blot were utilized to evaluate the variations of key factors in Wnt signaling pathways, while specific inhibitor of Wnt/β-Catenin, XAV939 was used to block the Wnt signaling...
June 20, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647850/wound-healing-protein-profiles-in-the-postoperative-exudate-of-bisphosphonate-related-osteonecrosis-of-mandible
#10
Soung Min Kim, Mi Young Eo, Yun Ju Cho, Yeon Sook Kim, Suk Keun Lee
Recurrent bacterial infections in cases of bisphosphonate-related osteonecrosis of jaw (BRONJ) frequently occur. Therefore, BRONJ are usually treated by radical saucerization followed by intensive antibiotic medications without bisphosphonate therapy. The postoperative exudate (POE) from BRONJ lesions may directly indicate the inflammatory status of osteomyelitis in patients, but so far, the POE has rarely been examined for its expression of various cytokines and wound healing proteins. A total of 27 cases of BRONJ, which involved the mandible, were selected and their individual POE collected 6 h, 1 day, and 2 days after surgical intervention was analyzed by immunoprecipitation high performance liquid chromatography (IP-HPLC)...
June 24, 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647773/cthrc1-promotes-osteogenic-differentiation-of-periodontal-ligament-stem-cells-by-regulating-taz
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Chengze Wang, Weiting Gu, Baiyu Sun, Yunpeng Zhang, Yawen Ji, Xin Xu, Yong Wen
Collagen triple helix repeat containing 1 (CTHRC1) is associated with bone metabolism. Alveolar bone has an ability to rapidly remodel itself to adapt its biomechanical environment and function. However, whether CTHRC1 is expressed in alveolar bone tissue and the role of CTHRC1 in alveolar bone remodeling remain unclear. We used orthodontic tooth movement (OTM) rat model to study the effects of CHTRC1 in alveolar bone remodeling in vivo. We found that CTHRC1 was expressed in normal physiological condition of osteocytes, bone matrix, and periodontal ligament cells in rat...
June 24, 2017: Journal of Molecular Histology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647526/national-survey-of-adult-and-pediatric-reference-intervals-in-clinical-laboratories-across-canada-a-report-of-the-cscc-working-group-on-reference-interval-harmonization
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Khosrow Adeli, Victoria Higgins, David Seccombe, Christine P Collier, Cynthia Balion, George Cembrowski, Allison A Venner, Julie Shaw
OBJECTIVE: Reference intervals are widely used decision-making tools in laboratory medicine, serving as health-associated standards to interpret laboratory test results. Numerous studies have shown wide variation in reference intervals, even between laboratories using assays from the same manufacturer. Lack of consistency in either sample measurement or reference intervals across laboratories challenges the expectation of standardized patient care regardless of testing location. Here, we present data from a national survey conducted by the Canadian Society of Clinical Chemistry (CSCC) Reference Interval Harmonization (hRI) Working Group that examines the variation in laboratory reference sample measurements, as well as pediatric and adult reference intervals currently used in clinical practice across Canada...
June 21, 2017: Clinical Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647365/conjugated-linoleic-acid-prevents-age-induced-bone-loss-in-mice-by-regulating-both-osteoblastogenesis-and-adipogenesis
#13
Guanlin Lin, Huan Wang, Jun Dai, Xiao Li, Ming Guan, Shutao Gao, Qing Ding, Huaixi Wang, Huang Fang
Osteoporosis (OP) can increase the risk of bone fracture and other complications, which is a major clinical problem. Previous researches have revealed that conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) can promote the bone formation. But the mechanisms are not clear. Thus, we tested the hypothesis that CLA acts on bone formation might be via mTOR Complex1 (mTORC 1) pathway by in vitro and vivo assays. We studied the effect of CLA mix on MC3T3-E1 pre-osteoblasts differentiation into osteoblasts, and bone formation under osteoporotic conditions...
June 21, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647106/-outpatient-consumption-of-antibiotics-with-a-bacterial-resistance-risk-in-2014-in-france
#14
Marie-Céline Casaurancq, Emilie Patras de Campaigno, Manuela Rueter, Bérangère Baricault, Robert Bourrel, Maryse Lapeyre-Mestre, Agnès Sommet
AIM: This article proposes a description of French regional consumption of antibiotics with a bacterial resistance risk (amoxicillin+clavulanic acid, third-generation cephalosporins [C3G] and fluoroquinolones). METHODS: Antibiotics reimbursements data were obtained by Open Medic website. The antibiotic consumption profile has been established using some indicators of the European Surveillance of Antimicrobial Consumption (ESAC) in daily-defined dose per 1000 inhabitants per day (DID) or in percentage...
May 26, 2017: Thérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644176/conn-syndrome-presenting-as-central-retinal-vein-occlusion
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Alp Atik, Dennis Wilson, Rohan W Essex
PURPOSE: To describe a case of central retinal vein occlusion in a young patient presenting with symptomatic malignant hypertension because of Conn syndrome. METHODS: Single interventional case report. RESULTS: A 44-year-old man presented with a 1-day history of headache and vision loss in his right eye on a background of malignant hypertension. He was diagnosed with right central retinal vein occlusion. Further investigation of his malignant hypertension revealed Conn syndrome because of an aldosterone-secreting adenoma in the left adrenal gland...
June 20, 2017: Retinal Cases & Brief Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644106/viability-and-osteogenic-differentiation-of-human-periodontal-ligament-progenitor-cells-are-maintained-after-incubation-with-porphyromonas-gingivalis-protein-extract
#16
Mayra Laino Albiero, Rafael Nóbrega Stipp, Miki Taketomi Saito, Márcio Zaffalon Casati, Enilson Antonio Sallum, Francisco Humberto Nociti, Karina Gonzales Silvério
BACKGROUND: Porphyromonas gingivalis (Pg) is a major periodontal pathogen that contains immunostimulatory components. Periodontal ligament mesenchymal stem cells (PDLSCs) are responsible for regeneration of the periodontium that is lost due to periodontitis. Pathologic factors within the microenvironment that impair resident PDLSCs are not well understood. The present study investigated in vitro the effects of Pg protein extract (PgPE) on the biological properties of CD105-enriched PDL progenitor cell populations (PDL-CD105(+) cells)...
June 23, 2017: Journal of Periodontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643758/effects-of-ef-24-rad001-and-paclitaxel-on-the-expression-profiles-of-apoptotic-and-anti-apoptotic-genes
#17
Ebru Alp, Akin Yilmaz, Hacer Ilke Onen, Emine Sevda Menevse
CONTEXT: Cancer cells exert differential responses to chemotherapeutics and inhibitors. To the best of our knowledge, a few or no research has been performed until now to determine the effect of EF-24 and RAD001 on MDA-MB-231 breast cancer cells with regard to mRNA expression of apoptotic and anti-apoptotic genes. AIMS: In this study, we aimed to investigate the mRNA expression levels of apoptotic (caspase 2 [CASP2], CASP8, and CASP9) and anti-apoptotic (B-cell lymphoma 2 [BCL2] and BCL2-like protein 1 [BCL2L1]) genes after exposure to paclitaxel, EF-24, and RAD001 in MDA-MB-231 cells...
April 2017: Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643442/the-effect-of-collagen-coating-on-titanium-with-nanotopography-on-in-vitro-osteogenesis
#18
Daniel G Costa, Emanuela P Ferraz, Rodrigo P F Abuna, Paulo T de Oliveira, Marco Morra, Marcio M Beloti, Adalberto L Rosa
Several studies have shown the positive effects of Ti either with nanotopography or coated with collagen on osteoblast differentiation. Thus, we hypothesized that the association of nanotopography with collagen may increase the in vitro osteogenesis on Ti surface. Ti discs with nanotopography with or without collagen coating were characterized by scanning electron microscopy and atomic force microscopy. Rat calvaria-derived osteoblastic cells were cultured on both Ti surfaces for up to 14 days and the following parameters were evaluated: cell proliferation, alkaline phosphatase (ALP) activity, extracellular matrix mineralization, protein expression of bone sialoprotein (BSP) and osteopontin (OPN), and gene expression of collagen type 1a (Coll1a), runt related transcription factor 2 (Runx2), osterix (OSX), osteocalcin (OC), Ki67, Survivin and Bcl2 associated X protein (BAX)...
June 23, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643382/synthesis-and-biological-evaluation-of-arginyl-diosgenin-conjugate-as-a-potential-bone-tissue-engineering-agent
#19
Ai-Mei Liao, Hana Jung, Ji Won Yu, Dong Hee Lee, Sang-Soo Park, Bangrong Cai, ChangJu Chun
Water-soluble arginyl-diosgenin (Arg-DG) conjugate was designed, synthesized, and evaluated for a biological activity. The Arg-DG conjugate was characterized using FT-IR, (1) H NMR, (13) C NMR, and HPLC-MS analyses, followed by a biological activity evaluation. Compared with DG, the Arg-DG conjugate showed a decreased cytotoxicity against L929 cells and an increased anti-proliferative activity against hepatocellular cells. The safety of the Arg-DG conjugate was confirmed using the highly sensitive Alamar Blue assay, which indicated that it increased the cellular metabolic activity at suitable concentrations...
June 23, 2017: Chemical Biology & Drug Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643351/quality-specifications-of-routine-clinical-chemistry-methods-based-on-sigma-metrics-in-performance-evaluation
#20
Jun Xia, Su-Feng Chen, Fei Xu, Yong-Lie Zhou
INTRODUCTION: Sigma metrics were applied to evaluate the performance of 20 routine chemistry assays, and individual quality control criteria were established based on the sigma values of different assays. METHODS: Precisions were expressed as the average coefficient variations (CVs) of long-term two-level chemistry controls. The biases of the 20 assays were obtained from the results of trueness programs organized by National Center for Clinical Laboratories (NCCL, China) in 2016...
June 23, 2017: Journal of Clinical Laboratory Analysis
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