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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28945050/decreased-nitric-oxide-serum-level-after-pituitary-adenoma-resection
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Daniel Babula, Anna Horecka, Dorota Luchowska-Kocot, Joanna Kocot, Jacek Kurzepa
BACKGROUND: Nitric oxide (NO) is synthesized by the conversion of Arginine (Arg) into the NO and Citrulline (Cit). Although the NO is involved into the pathogenesis of several physiological and pathological processes, the role of NO in pituitary adenomas (PA) progres-sion is not determined. Our purpose was to evaluate the relationship between NO and PA as well as the effect of tumor resection on NO metabolites level in serum. METHODS: The study group consisted of 21 patients with PA, 18 patients with macroade-nomas and 3 with microadenomas...
September 22, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28945000/rosmarinic-acid-down-regulates-no-and-pge2-expression-via-mapk-pathway-in-rat-chondrocytes
#2
We-Ping Chen, Guo-Jun Jin, Yan Xiong, Peng-Fei Hu, Jia-Peng Bao, Li-Dong Wu
Rosmarinic acid (RosA) is a water-soluble polyphenol, which can be isolated from many herbs such as orthosiphon diffuses and rosmarinus officinalis. Previous studies have shown that RosA possesses various biological properties. In this study, we investigate the anti-osteoarthritic effects of RosA in rat articular chondrocytes. Chondrocytes were pre-treated with RosA, followed by the stimulation of IL-1β. Real-time PCR and Western blot were performed to detect the expression of matrix metalloproteinase (MMP)-1, MMP-3 and MMP-13...
September 25, 2017: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944982/evaluation-of-inos-inhibition-on-kidney-function-and-structure-in-high-fat-diet-induced-kidney-disease
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Blanche Martin, Nathalie Caron, Inès Jadot, Vanessa Colombaro, Gabrielle Federici, Clara Depommier, Anne-Émilie Declèves
BACKGROUND: Central obesity is related to caloric excess promoting deleterious cellular responses in targeted organs. Nitric oxide (NO) has been determined as a key player in the pathogenesis of metabolic diseases. Here, we investigated the implication of inducible NO synthase (iNOS) in the development of obesity-induced kidney disease. MATERIALS AND METHODS: C57Bl/6 male mice were randomized to a low-fat diet (LFD) or a high-fat diet (HFD) and treated with L-NIL, a specific iNOS inhibitor for 16 weeks...
September 25, 2017: Experimental Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944915/neuroprotective-effect-of-total-flavonoids-from-ilex-pubescens-against-focal-cerebral-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-in-rats
#4
Xiaoyan Fang, Yujie Li, Jingyi Qiao, Ying Guo, Mingsan Miao
Ilex pubescens is commonly used in traditional Chinese medicine to treat cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases, such as coronary artery disease and stroke. However, the underlying mechanisms remain to be fully elucidated. The aim of the present study was to investigate the effects of Ilex pubescens total flavonoids (IPTF) on neuroprotection and the potential mechanisms in a rat model of focal cerebral ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury. Rats were pretreated with intragastric administration of IPTF at doses of 200 and 100 mg/kg for 5 days; middle cerebral artery occlusion surgery was then performed to induce cerebral I/R injury...
September 20, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944893/pigment-epithelium%C3%A2-derived-factor-protects-human-glomerular-mesangial-cells-from-diabetes-via-noxo1%C3%A2-inos-suppression
#5
Ling Gao, Yingjie Hu, Jing Li
The authors previously reported that pigment epithelium‑derived factor (PEDF) protects the diabetic kidney from fibrosis via its anti‑oxidative effects. However, the underlying molecular mechanism has never been revealed. The present study aimed to investigate how PEDF protects mesangial cells from diabetes induced damage. Human mesangial cells were exposed to a diabetic environment [30 mmol/l glucose and 200 mg advanced glycation end products (AGEs)] in the absence or presence of PEDF (200 mg/l). The superoxide and peroxynitrite productions were measured by fluorescent assay...
September 20, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944843/microarray-and-bioinformatics-analyses-of-gene-expression-profiles-in-balb-c-murine-macrophage-polarization
#6
Li Jiang, Xueqin Li, Yingying Zhang, Mengying Zhang, Zongsheng Tang, Kun Lv
Macrophages possess the hallmark feature of plasticity, allowing them to undergo a dynamic transition between M1 and M2 polarized phenotypes. The aim of the present study was to screen for differentially-expressed genes (DEGs) that were associated with BALB/c murine macrophage polarization. The transcription profiles of three M1 and three M2 samples were obtained using microarray analysis. Based on the threshold of fold‑change >2.0 and P‑value <0.05, a total of 1,253 DEGs were identified, of which 696 were upregulated and 557 downregulated in M1 macrophages compared with M2 macrophages...
September 19, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944752/a-randomised-controlled-study-of-the-effectiveness-of-breathing-retraining-exercises-taught-by-a-physiotherapist-either-by-instructional-dvd-or-in-face-to-face-sessions-in-the-management-of-asthma-in-adults
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Mike Thomas, Anne Bruton, Paul Little, Stephen Holgate, Amanda Lee, Lucy Yardley, Steve George, James Raftery, Jennifer Versnel, David Price, Ian Pavord, Ratko Djukanovic, Michael Moore, Sarah Kirby, Guiqing Yao, Shihua Zhu, Emily Arden-Close, Manimekalai Thiruvothiyur, Frances Webley, Mark Stafford-Watson, Elizabeth Dixon, Lynda Taylor
BACKGROUND: Asthma control is suboptimal, resulting in quality of life (QoL) impairment and costs. Breathing retraining exercises have evidence of effectiveness as adjuvant treatment, but are infrequently used. OBJECTIVES: To transfer the contents of a brief (three-session) physiotherapist-delivered breathing retraining programme to a digital versatile disc (DVD) and booklet format; to compare the effectiveness of the self-guided intervention with that of 'face-to-face' physiotherapy and usual care for QoL and other asthma-related outcomes; to perform a health economic assessment of both interventions; and to perform a process evaluation using quantitative and qualitative methods...
September 2017: Health Technology Assessment: HTA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944531/short-term-respiratory-effects-of-e-cigarettes-in-healthy-individuals-and-smokers-with-asthma
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Andreas S Lappas, Anna S Tzortzi, Efstathia M Konstantinidi, Stephanie I Teloniatis, Chara K Tzavara, Sofia A Gennimata, Nikolaos G Koulouris, Panagiotis K Behrakis
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: This study investigated the duration of immediate respiratory effects of e-cigarette smoking (ECS) and tested the hypothesis that ECS has more prominent effects in asthmatics compared with healthy smokers (HS). METHODS: Fifty-four smokers, 27 healthy (HS group) and 27 with intermittent asthma (mild asthma (MA) group) underwent a control session (no liquid, no resistor coil inside e-cigarette cartridge) and an experimental session of ECS using standardized puffing settings...
September 24, 2017: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944425/effects-of-physiological-nitric-oxide-donor-on-oxidative-metabolism-in-rat-blood
#9
A K Martusevich, A V Davydyuk, A A Martusevich, L K Kovaleva
The effects of exogenous dinitrosyl iron complexes with glutathione ligands on the parameters of oxidative metabolism in the rat blood are studied. The intensity of LPO, total antioxidant activity, and MDA level in the plasma are compared in rats receiving intraperitoneal injections of saline without and with dinitrosyl iron complexes in various concentrations (0.15, 0.30, 0.45, and 0.60 mM). Glutathione-containing dinitrosyl iron complexes are characterized by antioxidant effect that non-linearly depended of the dose with optimum at 0...
September 25, 2017: Bulletin of Experimental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944382/s-nitrosothiols-chemistry-and-reactions
#10
Caihong Zhang, Tyler D Biggs, Nelmi O Devarie-Baez, Shaomin Shuang, Chuan Dong, Ming Xian
The formation of S-nitrosothiols (SNO) in protein cysteine residues is an important post-translational modification elicited by nitric oxide (NO). This process is involved in virtually every class of cell signaling and has attracted considerable attention in redox biology. On the other hand, their unique structural characters make SNO potentially useful synthons. In this review, we summarized the fundamental chemical/physical properties of SNO. We also highlighted the reported chemical reactions of SNO, including the reactions with phosphine reagents, sulfinic acids, various nucleophiles, SNO-mediated radical additions, and the reactions of acyl SNO species...
September 25, 2017: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28943927/measurement-of-exhaled-nitric-oxide-and-serum-surfactant-protein-d-levels-for-monitoring-radiation-pneumonitis-following-thoracic-radiotherapy
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Hideya Yamazaki, Norihiro Aibe, Satoaki Nakamura, Naomi Sasaki, Gen Suzuki, Ken Yoshida, Kei Yamada, Masahiko Koizumi, Taichiro Arimoto, Yoshinobu Iwasaki, Yoshiko Kaneko, Koichi Takayama
The present study aimed to examine the role of exhaled nitric oxide (eNO) and serum surfactant protein D (SP-D) level in the determination of radiation pneumonitis (RP) after thoracic radiotherapy (RT). The study included 34 treatments for 33 patients, including 16 three-dimensional conformal and 18 stereotactic body RT treatments. eNO levels were measured prior to RT, immediately subsequent to RT, every week during the RT course and at 1, 3, 6, 9 and 12 months following the treatment. The therapy reduced the eNO from 24...
October 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28943478/sexual-dimorphism-of-metabolic-and-vascular-dysfunction-in-aged-mice-and-those-lacking-the-sphingosine-1-phosphate-receptor-3
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Amanda T Cao, Martina Mackova, Daniel Kerage, David N Brindley, Denise G Hemmings
Elderly people often suffer adverse health because of inflammation associated with poor metabolism and cardiovascular dysfunction, but these conditions present differently in men and women. We performed experiments in aged male and female mice to understand this sexual dimorphism. We focused on sphingosine 1-phosphate (S1P) signaling, which has both protective and detrimental effects on vascular and metabolic function. We examined vascular function of mesenteric (resistance) arteries from aged male and female wild-type (WT) mice compared to littermate S1P receptor 3 (S1PR3) knockouts (KO)...
September 21, 2017: Experimental Gerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28943472/7-nitroindazol-loaded-nanoemulsions-preparation-characterization-and-its-improved-inhibitory-effect-on-nitric-oxide-synthase-1
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Clarissa Germano Barp, Cassiana Mendes, Elenara Lemos-Senna, Jamil Assreuy
Nitric oxide (NO) participates in several physiological processes such as maintenance of blood pressure, host defense, neurotransmission, inhibition of platelet aggregation and learning and memory. NO is also involved in several diseases or dysfunctions in the cardiovascular, central nervous and musculoskeletal systems. NO also has been shown to be a major player in sepsis. NOS-1-derived NO has been shown to be a relevant species in physiology but also is an important element in pathology. There exist some NOS-1 inhibitors and among of them, 7-nitroindazole has been used for its in vivo selectivity...
September 21, 2017: Nitric Oxide: Biology and Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28943110/therapies-for-mitochondrial-diseases-and-current-clinical-trials
#14
REVIEW
Ayman W El-Hattab, Ana Maria Zarante, Mohammed Almannai, Fernando Scaglia
Mitochondrial diseases are a clinically and genetically heterogeneous group of disorders that result from dysfunction of the mitochondrial oxidative phosphorylation due to molecular defects in genes encoding mitochondrial proteins. Despite the advances in molecular and biochemical methodologies leading to better understanding of the etiology and mechanism of these diseases, there are still no satisfactory therapies available for mitochondrial disorders. Treatment for mitochondrial diseases remains largely symptomatic and does not significantly alter the course of the disease...
September 18, 2017: Molecular Genetics and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28942900/insights-into-the-recognition-and-electron-transfer-steps-in-nitric-oxide-reductase-from-marinobacter-hydrocarbonoclasticus
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Susana Ramos, Rui M Almeida, Cristina M Cordas, José J G Moura, Sofia R Pauleta, Isabel Moura
Marinobacter hydrocarbonoclasticus nitric oxide reductase, cNOR, is an integral membrane protein composed of two subunits with different roles, NorC (electron transfer) and NorB (catalytic) that receives electrons from the soluble cytochrome c552 and reduces nitric oxide to nitrous oxide in the denitrification pathway. The solvent-exposed domain of NorC, harboring a c-type heme was heterologously produced, along with its physiological electron donor, cytochrome c552. These two proteins were spectroscopically characterized and shown to be similar to the native proteins, both being low-spin and Met-His coordinated, with the soluble domain of NorC presenting some additional features of a high-spin heme, which is consistent with the higher solvent accessibility of its heme and weaker coordination of the methionine axial ligand...
September 7, 2017: Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28942826/nitric-oxide-synthase-inhibitors-protect-against-brain-and-liver-damage-caused-by-acute-malathion-intoxication
#16
Omar M E Abdel-Salam, Eman R Youness, Nadia A Mohammed, Noha N Yassen, Yasser A Khadrawy, Safinaz Ebrahim El-Toukhy, Amany A Sleem
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effect of N(G)-nitro-l-arginine methyl ester (l-NAME), a non-selective nitric oxide synthase (NOS) inhibitor, and 7-nitroindazole (7-NI), a selective neuronal NOS inhibitor, on oxidative stress and tissue damage in brain and liver and on DNA damage of peripheral blood lymphocytes in malathion intoxicated rats. METHODS: Malathion (150 mg/kg) was given intraperitoneally (i.p.) along with l-NAME or 7-NI (10 or 20 mg/kg, i.p.) and rats were euthanized 4 h later...
August 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28942825/a-single-administration-of-fish-oil-inhibits-the-acute-inflammatory-response-in-rats
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Laura Lícia Milani de Arruda, Franciele Queiroz Ames, Damila Rodrigues de Morais, Renata Grespan, Ana Paula Maziero Gil, Maria Angélica Raffaini Covas Pereira Silva, Jesuí Vergílio Visentainer, Roberto Kenji Nakamura Cuman, Ciomar Aparecida Bersani-Amado
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the antiinflammatory effects of a single administration of fish oil (FO) on the acute inflammatory response. METHODS: The paw edema and pleurisy models were used to evaluate the effects of FO dissolved in olive oil (FOP) orally administered in a single dose in rats. Nitric oxide (NO) concentrations in the pleural exudate were performed according to the Griess method and the cytokine concentrations were determined by Luminex bead-based multiplex assay...
August 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28942652/polyphenols-from-blossoms-of-citrus-aurantium-l-var-amara-engl-show-significant-anti-complement-and-anti-inflammatory-effects
#18
Chun-Yan Shen, Jian-Guo Jiang, Chun-Ling Huang, Wei Zhu, Chao-Yang Zheng
Citrus aurantium L. var. amara Engl. (CAVA) was traditionally used as a digestant or expectorant in China. Crude polyphenols (CAVAP-W) extracted from blossoms of CAVA were mainly composed of eriocitrin/neoeriocitrin, eriocitrin/neoeriocitrin, rhoifolin, hesperidin, naringin, rutin, veronicastroside, neohesperidin and hesperetin by LC-MS analysis. CAVAP-W showed significant anti-complement and anti-inflammatory effects. Due to the close relationship between anti-complement and anti-inflammatory activity, the anti-inflammatory effect was further investigated and the results showed that CAVAP-W significantly suppressed production of interleukin-6 (IL-6), tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α), interleukin-1beta (IL-1β), and mRNA expression of inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS), IL-6, TNF-α, IL-1β and cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) in lipopolysaccharides-stimulated RAW264...
September 24, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28942512/altered-endothelial-nitric-oxide-signaling-as-a-paradigm-for-maternal-vascular-maladaptation-in-preeclampsia
#19
REVIEW
George Osol, Nga Ling Ko, Maurizio Mandalà
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The goal of this review is to present the newest insights into what we view as a central failure of cardiovascular adaptation in preeclampsia (PE) by focusing on one clinically significant manifestation of maternal endothelial dysfunction: nitric oxide signaling. The etiology, symptoms, and current theories of the PE syndrome are described first, followed by a review of the available evidence, and underlying causes of reduced endothelial nitric oxide (NO) signaling in PE...
September 23, 2017: Current Hypertension Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28942508/role-of-inducible-nitric-oxide-synthase-in-myocardial-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-in-sleep-deprived-rats
#20
Sajad Jeddi, Asghar Ghasemi, Alireza Asgari, Amir Nezami-Asl
INTRODUCTION: REM sleep deprivation (SD) decreases tolerance of the rat heart to ischemia-reperfusion (IR) injury; the underlying mechanisms, however, are unknown. This study aimed at determining whether changes in iNOS, Bax, and Bcl-2 gene expression are involved in this detrimental effect. METHOD: SD was induced by flowerpot technique for a period of 4 days. This method is simple and able to induce sleep fragmentation which occurs as one of the sleep disorder symptoms in clinical conditions...
September 23, 2017: Sleep & Breathing, Schlaf & Atmung
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