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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786927/the-exhaled-nitric-oxide-and-mannitol-test-to-predict-exercise-induced-bronchoconstriction
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Kyubo Kim, Hong Je Cho, Jung Won Yoon, Sun Hee Choi, Youn Ho Sheen, ManYong Han, Heysung Baek
BACKGROUND: Exercise-induced bronchoconstriction (EIB) is diagnosed via exercise challenge on a treadmill. However, such testing requires complex equipment and sufficient healthcare resources. The fraction of exhaled nitric oxide (FeNO) test and mannitol bronchial provocation test (BPT) may serve as a surrogate of exercise testing. METHODS: We compared the diagnostic utilities of the FeNO test and mannitol BPT in predicting EIB in asthmatic children. We retrospectively analysed data from 60 asthmatic children aged 6-16 years...
May 22, 2018: Pediatrics International: Official Journal of the Japan Pediatric Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786726/boron-doped-graphene-nanosheet-supported-pt-a-highly-active-and-selective-catalyst-for-low-temperature-h-2-scr
#2
Maocong Hu, Zhenhua Yao, Lili Li, Yung-Hao Tsou, Liyuan Kuang, Xiaoyang Xu, Wen Zhang, Xianqin Wang
A series of boron-doped graphene-supported Pt (Pt/BG) nanosheets were designed and synthesized using a one-step facile hydrothermal method. ICP, XPS, and TPD results confirmed that boron atoms were successfully embedded into the graphene matrix. The selective catalytic reduction of nitric oxide with hydrogen (H2-SCR) was tested over Pt/BG catalysts. The multi-roles of doped-boron were investigated by Raman, BET, CO-chemisorption, H2-TPD, XPS, and NO-TPD. Boron doping led to a higher dispersion and smaller size of Pt nanoparticles, facilitated hydrogen spillover, promoted more metallic Pt formation, and increased both H2 and NO chemisorption, which were attributed to an enhanced Pt nucleation rate over doped-boron, electron donation from boron to Pt, and extra chemisorption sites...
May 22, 2018: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786649/kudzu-leaf-extract-suppresses-the-production-of-inducible-nitric-oxide-synthase-cyclooxygenase-2-tumor-necrosis-factor-alpha-and-interleukin-6-via-inhibition-of-jnk-tbk1-and-stat1-in-inflammatory-macrophages
#3
Seok Hyun Eom, So-Jung Jin, Hee-Yeong Jeong, Youngju Song, You Jin Lim, Jong-In Kim, Youn-Hyung Lee, Hee Kang
Kudzu ( Pueraria montana var. lobata (Willd.) Sanjappa & Pradeep) is a perennial leguminous vine, and its root and flower have been used for herbal medicine in Asia for a long time. Most dietary flavonoids are reported to be concentrated in its root, not in its aerial parts including leaves. In this study, we investigated whether kudzu leaf and its major constituent, robinin (kaempferol-3- O -robinoside-7- O -rhanmoside) possessed anti-inflammatory activity. To test this hypothesis, we used peritoneal macrophages isolated from BALB/c mice and stimulated the cells with lipopolysaccharide (LPS) or LPS plus interferon (IFN)-γ...
May 22, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786171/root-bacterial-endophytes-confer-drought-resistance-and-enhance-expression-and-activity-of-a-vacuolar-h-pumping-pyrophosphatase-in-pepper-plants
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Gianpiero Vigani, Eleonora Rolli, Ramona Marasco, Marta Dell'Orto, Grégoire Michoud, Asma Soussi, Noura Raddadi, Sara Borin, Claudia Sorlini, Graziano Zocchi, Daniele Daffonchio
It has been previously shown that the transgenic overexpression of the plant root vacuolar proton pumps H+ -ATPase (V-ATPase) and H+ -PPase (V-PPase) confer tolerance to drought. Since plant-root endophytic bacteria can also promote drought tolerance, we hypothesize that such promotion can be associated to the enhancement of the host vacuolar proton pumps expression and activity. To test this hypothesis, we selected two endophytic bacteria endowed with an array of in vitro plant growth promoting traits. Their genome sequences confirmed the presence of traits previously shown to confer drought resistance to plants, such as the synthesis of nitric oxide and of organic volatile organic compounds...
May 22, 2018: Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786105/cannabinoid-win-55-212-2-mesylate-inhibits-tumor-necrosis-factor-%C3%AE-induced-expression-of-nitric-oxide-synthase-in-dorsal-root-ganglion-neurons
#5
Rong Tan, Lijun Cao
Tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) is an established pain modulator in the peripheral nervous system. Elevated levels of TNF-α in dorsal root ganglion (DRG) neurons reportedly is critical for neuropathic pain processing. It has been shown that the production of nitric oxide, a key player in the development and maintenance of nociception, depends on the expression of nitric oxide synthases (NOSs) and their activities. Accumulating evidence also supports an important role of cannabinoids in modulating neuropathic pain...
May 17, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785845/bromate-and-nitrate-bio-reduction-coupled-with-poly-%C3%AE-hydroxybutyrate-production-in-a-methane-based-membrane-biofilm-reactor
#6
Chun-Yu Lai, Pan-Long Lv, Qiu-Yi Dong, Shi Lei Yeo, Bruce E Rittmann, He-Ping Zhao
This work demonstrates bromate (BrO3-) reduction in a methane (CH4)-based membrane biofilm reactor (MBfR), and it documents contrasting impacts of nitrate (NO3-) on BrO3- reduction, as well as formation of poly--hydroxybutyrate (PHB), an internal C- and electron-storage material. When the electron donor, CH4, was in ample supply, NO3- enhanced BrO3- reduction by stimulating the growth of denitrifying bacteria (Meiothermus, Comamonadaceae, and Anaerolineaceae) able to reduce BrO3- and NO3- simultaneously...
May 22, 2018: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785503/prolonged-forearm-ischemia-attenuates-endothelium-dependent-vasodilatation-and-plasma-nitric-oxide-metabolites-in-overweight-middle-aged-men
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Zainie Aboo Bakkar, Jonathan Fulford, Phillip E Gates, Sarah R Jackman, Andrew M Jones, Bert Bond, Joanna L Bowtell
PURPOSE: Repeated cycles of endothelial ischemia-reperfusion injury and the resulting respiratory burst contribute to the irreversible pathophysiology of vascular diseases, and yet, the effects of ischemia reperfusion on vascular function, oxidative stress, and nitric oxide (NO) bioavailability have not been assessed simultaneously. Therefore, this study sought to examine the effects of prolonged forearm occlusion and subsequent reperfusion on NO-dependent brachial artery endothelial function...
May 21, 2018: European Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785486/radiation-induced-bystander-effect-in-large-japanese-field-mouse-apodemus-speciosus-embryonic-cells
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Kentaro Ariyoshi, Tomisato Miura, Kosuke Kasai, Nakata Akifumi, Yohei Fujishima, Mitsuaki A Yoshida
Although evidence suggests that ionizing radiation can induce the bystander effect (radiation-induced bystander effect: RIBE) in cultured cells or mouse models, it is unclear whether the effect occurs in cells of wild animals. We investigated medium-mediated bystander micronucleus (MN) formation and DNA damage in un-irradiated cells from a large Japanese field mouse (Apodemus speciosus). We isolated four clones of A. speciosus embryonic fibroblasts (A603-1, A603-2, A603-3, and A603-4) derived from the same mother, and examined their radiation sensitivity using the colony-forming assay...
May 22, 2018: Radiation and Environmental Biophysics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785400/previous-exercise-training-reduces-markers-of-renal-oxidative-stress-and-inflammation-in-streptozotocin-induced-diabetic-female-rats
#9
Liliany Souza de Brito Amaral, Cláudia Silva Souza, Rildo Aparecido Volpini, Maria Heloisa Massola Shimizu, Ana Carolina de Bragança, Daniele Canale, Antonio Carlos Seguro, Terezila Machado Coimbra, Amélia Cristina Mendes de Magalhães, Telma de Jesus Soares
The aim of this study is to evaluate the effects of regular moderate exercise training initiated previously or after induction of diabetes mellitus on renal oxidative stress and inflammation in STZ-induced diabetic female rats. For this purpose, Wistar rats were divided into five groups: sedentary control (SC), trained control (TC), sedentary diabetic (SD), trained diabetic (TD), and previously trained diabetic (PTD). Only the PTD group was submitted to treadmill running for 4 weeks previously to DM induction with streptozotocin (40 mg/kg, i...
2018: Journal of Diabetes Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785255/feasibility-of-high-intensity-training-in-asthma
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L L Toennesen, E D Soerensen, M Hostrup, C Porsbjerg, J Bangsbo, V Backer
Background: High-intensity interval training is an effective and popular training regime but its feasibility in untrained adults with asthma is insufficiently described. Objective: The randomized controlled trial 'EFFORT Asthma' explored the effects of behavioural interventions including high-intensity interval training on clinical outcomes in nonobese sedentary adults with asthma. In this article we present a sub analysis of data aiming to evaluate if patients' pre-intervention levels of asthma control, FEV1, airway inflammation and airway hyperresponsiveness (AHR) predicted their training response to the high-intensity interval training program, measured as increase in maximal oxygen consumption (VO2 max)...
2018: European Clinical Respiratory Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785089/schisandrin-b-ameliorated-chondrocytes-inflammation-and-osteoarthritis-via-suppression-of-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-and-mapk-signal-pathways
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Jisheng Ran, Chiyuan Ma, Kai Xu, Langhai Xu, Yuzhe He, Safwat Adel Abdo Moqbel, Pengfei Hu, Lifeng Jiang, Weiping Chen, Jiapeng Bao, Yan Xiong, Lidong Wu
Introduction: Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most prevalent joint disorder in the elderly population, and inflammatory mediators like IL-1β were thought to play central roles in its development. Schisandrin B, the main active component derived from Schisandra chinensis , exhibited anti-oxidative and antiinflammatory properties. Methods: In the present study, the protective effect and the underlying mechanism of Schisan-drin B on OA was investigated in vivo and in vitro...
2018: Drug Design, Development and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785062/outcomes-of-hypoxic-respiratory-failure-at-birth-associated-with-previable-rupture-of-membranes
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Michelle Baczynski, Shannon Ginty, Dany Weisz, Patrick J McNamara, Edmond Kelly, Prakesh S Shah, Amish Jain
OBJECTIVE: To characterize clinical outcomes of infants born after previable rupture of membranes (pROM, < 23 weeks gestation and latency period ≥ 2 weeks) in relation to refractory hypoxic respiratory failure (rHRF). STUDY DESIGN: pROM neonates categorized as rHRF (FiO2  > 0.6 for ≥ 2 h) and treated (high frequency ventilation + inhaled nitric oxide) were compared with no rHRF group. Primary outcome was survival until discharge. Factors associated with rHRF and mortality were identified...
May 22, 2018: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784770/tlr-activated-repression-of-fe-s-cluster-biogenesis-drives-a-metabolic-shift-and-alters-histone-and-tubulin-acetylation
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Wing-Hang Tong, Nunziata Maio, De-Liang Zhang, Erika M Palmieri, Hayden Ollivierre, Manik C Ghosh, Daniel W McVicar, Tracey A Rouault
Given the essential roles of iron-sulfur (Fe-S) cofactors in mediating electron transfer in the mitochondrial respiratory chain and supporting heme biosynthesis, mitochondrial dysfunction is a common feature in a growing list of human Fe-S cluster biogenesis disorders, including Friedreich ataxia and GLRX5-related sideroblastic anemia. Here, our studies showed that restriction of Fe-S cluster biogenesis not only compromised mitochondrial oxidative metabolism but also resulted in decreased overall histone acetylation and increased H3K9me3 levels in the nucleus and increased acetylation of α-tubulin in the cytosol by decreasing the lipoylation of the pyruvate dehydrogenase complex, decreasing levels of succinate dehydrogenase and the histone acetyltransferase ELP3, and increasing levels of the tubulin acetyltransferase MEC17...
May 22, 2018: Blood Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784509/lactoferrin-modified-betulinic-acid-loaded-plga-nanoparticles-are-strong-anti-leishmanials
#14
Asim Halder, Divanshu Shukla, Suvadra Das, Partha Roy, Arup Mukherjee, Bhaskar Saha
Visceral Leishmaniasis (VL), caused by the protozoan parasite Leishmania donovani, is a potentially fatal disease. The only orally bioavailable drug miltefosine is toxic and the effective liposomal Amphotericin B (AmBisome) is limited by its prohibitive cost and requirement for parenteral administration. Therefore, finding a new potential drug candidate and an alternative delivery system is imperative. We report that Betulinic acid (BA), a pentacyclic triterpenoid from Betula alba bark, was loaded onto uniformly spherical PLGA nanoparticles (BANPs; diameter 187...
May 18, 2018: Cytokine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784336/a-sensitive-colorimetric-immunosensor-based-on-cu-mofs-and-hrp-for-detection-of-dibutyl-phthalate-in-environmental-and-food-samples
#15
Nuanfei Zhu, Yanmin Zou, Menglu Huang, Shuaibing Dong, Xiangyang Wu, Guoxi Liang, Zhixiang Han, Zhen Zhang
A sensitive and artful colorimetric immunosensor based on horseradish peroxidase (HRP) was designed by labelling metal-organic frameworks (Cu-MOFs) on the second antibody (Cu-MOFs@Ab2 ) as signal amplification for the detection of trace dibutyl phthalate (DBP). In this system, when Cu-MOFs@Ab2 was captured by antigen- primary antibody (Ab1 ) complex, tremendous Cu(II) will be released from Cu-MOFs in the presence of nitric acid (HNO3 ), and Cu(II) will be further reduced to Cu(I) after the addition of sodium ascorbate (SA), consequently, inhibiting the HRP to catalyse the colorless 3,3',5,5'-tetramethylbenzidine (TMB) into blue oxidized TMB (ox TMB)...
August 15, 2018: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783643/hydroxysafflor-yellow-a-attenuates-lipopolysaccharide-induced-neurotoxicity-and-neuroinflammation-in-primary-mesencephalic-cultures
#16
Tian Wang, Yu-Xin Ding, Jie He, Cheng-Jun Ma, Yue Zhao, Zhen-Hua Wang, Bing Han
Lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced neuroinflammation triggers and accelerates the pathogenesis of Parkinson's disease (PD). Carthamus tinctorius L., a traditional Chinese medicine, has been widely used for the treatment of cerebrovascular disease. Hydroxysafflor Yellow A (HSYA) is an active component of C. tinctorius . The purpose of this study was to investigate whether HSYA could attenuate LPS-induced neurotoxicity and neuroinflammation in primary mesencephalic cultures. Cell viability was measured by MTT and LDH assays...
May 18, 2018: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783150/electrophoretic-deposition-of-dexamethasone-loaded-gelatin-nanospheres-chitosan-coating-and-its-dual-function-in-anti-inflammation-and-osteogenesis
#17
Hongfei Qi, Qiang Chen, Hailong Ren, Xianglong Wu, Xianhu Liu, Tingli Lu
Surface modification of metallic implants with bioactive and biodegradable coatings could be a promising approach for bone regeneration. The objective of this study was to prepare chitosan/gelatin nanospheres (GNs) composite coating for the delivery of dexamethasone (DEX). GNs with narrow size distribution and negative surface charge were firstly prepared by a two-step desolvation method. Homogeneous and stable gelatin nanospheres/chitosan (GNs/CTS) composite coatings were formed by electrophoretic deposition (EPD)...
May 18, 2018: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783120/canine-mesenchymal-stem-cells-treated-with-tnf-%C3%AE-and-ifn-%C3%AE-enhance-anti-inflammatory-effects-through-the-cox-2-pge-2-pathway
#18
Hye-Mi Yang, Woo-Jin Song, Qiang Li, Su-Yeon Kim, Hyeon-Jin Kim, Min-Ok Ryu, Jin-Ok Ahn, Hwa-Young Youn
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) have been used in studies on treatment of various diseases, and their application to immune-mediated diseases has garnered interest. Various methods for enhancing the immunomodulation effect of human MSCs have been used; however, similar approaches for canine MSCs are relatively unexplored. Accordingly, we evaluated immunomodulatory effects and mechanisms in canine MSCs treated with TNF-α and IFN-γ. Lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-stimulated RAW 264.7 cells were incubated with the conditioned media (CM) from canine MSCs for 48 h...
May 14, 2018: Research in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783015/extracts-of-compound-muniziqi-granule-suppressed-uterus-contraction-and-ameliorated-oxytocin-inducedprimary-dysmenorrhea
#19
Yue Wei, Tingyun Ma, Hanxue Wang, Jianguo Xing, Yuwen Wang, Zhengyi Gu, Dandan Mu, Qiang Yin, Xuemei Cheng, Changhong Wang
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Compound Muniziqi granule (CMG) is usually used as a traditional Uighur medicine to treat acne, chloasma, skin inflammation, primary dysmenorrhea (PDM), and menopausal syndrome. However, there are no sufficient data to support the clinic uses of CMG in PDM. AIM OF THE STUDY: This work aims to examine the effect of CMG as a treatment for PDM and reveal its possible therapeutic mechanism. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In vivo and in vitro mouse PDM models were utilized in this study...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782917/detoxification-and-immunoprotection-of-zn-ii-curcumin-in-juvenile-pacific-white-shrimp-litopenaeus-vannamei-feed-with-aflatoxin-b1
#20
Ying-Ying Yu, Jin Niu, Pen Yin, Yong-Jian Liu, Li-Xia Tian, Donghui Xu
Aflatoxins, which was produced by Aspergillus flavus or Aspergillus parasiticus fungi during grain and feed processing or storage, could cause severe health problems and reduction of yield during shrimp cultures. To evaluate toxic effects of aflatoxin B1 (AFB1) in juvenile Pacific white shrimp (Litopenaeus vannamei) and potential protective effect of Zn(II)-curcumin (Zn-CM), four experimental diets (control, 500 μg/kg AFB1, 500 μg/kg AFB1+100 mg/kg Zn-CM, 500 μg/kg AFB1+200 mg/kg Zn-CM) were formulated in quadruplicate to feed the shrimp for 8 weeks...
May 18, 2018: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
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