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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644965/3-4-dihydroxybenzalacetone-attenuates-lipopolysaccharide-induced-inflammation-in-acute-lung-injury-via-down-regulation-of-mmp-2-and-mmp-9-activities-through-suppressing-ros-mediated-mapk-and-pi3k-akt-signaling-pathways
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Wei Chao, Jeng-Shyan Deng, Shyh-Shyun Huang, Pei-Ying Li, Yu-Chia Liang, Guan-Jhong Huang
3, 4-Dihydroxybenzalacetone (DBL) is a constituent of Phellinus linteus. This study demonstrated the protective effect of DBL on lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced acute lung injuries in mice. Pretreatment with DBL significantly improved LPS-induced histological alterations in lung tissues. In addition, DBL markedly reduced the total cell number, the leukocytes, the protein concentrations, and decreased the release of nitrite, tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α, interleukin (IL)-1β, IL-6 and the activities of matrix metalloproteinase (MMP)-2 and -9 in the bronchoalveolar lavage fluid...
June 20, 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644409/quercetin-protects-obesity-induced-hypothalamic-inflammation-by-reducing-microglia-mediated-inflammatory-responses-via-ho-1-induction
#2
Jihyeon Yang, Chu-Sook Kim, Thai Hien Tu, Min-Seon Kim, Tsuyoshi Goto, Teruo Kawada, Myung-Sook Choi, Taesun Park, Mi-Kyung Sung, Jong Won Yun, Suck-Young Choe, Jee Hye Lee, Yeonsoo Joe, Hye-Seon Choi, Sung Hoon Back, Hun Taeg Chung, Rina Yu
Obesity-induced hypothalamic inflammation is characterized by activation of microglia, which are resident macrophages of the central nervous system, and is implicated in the derangement of energy homeostasis, metabolic complications, and neurodegenerative diseases. Quercetin, a naturally occurring flavonoid, is known to protect against oxidative stress and inflammation-related metabolic complications. Here, we demonstrate that quercetin reduces obesity-induced hypothalamic inflammation by inhibiting microglia-mediated inflammatory responses, and the beneficial action of quercetin is associated with heme oxygenase (HO-1) induction...
June 23, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644013/a-simple-approach-to-prepare-carboxycellulose-nanofibers-from-untreated-biomass
#3
Priyanka R Sharma, Ritika Joshi, Benjamin S Hsiao
A simple approach was developed to prepare carboxycellulose nanofibers directly from untreated biomass using nitric acid or nitric acid-sodium nitrite mixtures. Experiments indicated that this approach greatly reduced the need for multi-chemicals, and offered significant benefits in lowering the consumption of water and electric energy, when compared with conventional multiple-step processes at bench scale (e.g. TEMPO oxidation). Additionally, the effluent produced by this approach could be efficaciously neutralized using base to produce nitrogen-rich salts as fertilizers...
June 23, 2017: Biomacromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643373/cytomegalovirus-dna-is-highly-prevalent-in-the-blood-of-patients-with-asthma-and-is-associated-with-age-and-asthma-traits
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Marek L Kowalski, Aleksandra Wardzynska, Miroslawa Studzinska, Malgorzata Pawelczyk, Zbigniew Jan Lesnikowski, Edyta Paradowska
CMV IgG antibodies have been associated with inflammageing and immunosenescence. We aimed to assess the presence of CMV DNA in the blood of adult and elderly patients with bronchial asthma to establish potential association of CMV DNAemia with asthma and asthma characteristics. Eighty-five elderly asthmatics, 74 younger asthma patients and 114 age-matched controls were recruited. The CMV DNA was detected using commercial artus assay in 10.7% of asthma patients, but was negative in all control individuals. The secondary assay identified CMV DNA in 41...
June 22, 2017: Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643085/exogenous-application-of-nitric-oxide-modulates-osmolyte-metabolism-antioxidants-enzymes-of-ascorbate-glutathione-cycle-and-promotes-growth-under-cadmium-stress-in-tomato
#5
Parvaiz Ahmad, Mohammed Abass Ahanger, Mohammed Nasser Alyemeni, Leonard Wijaya, Pravej Alam
Experiments were carried out to investigate the role of nitric oxide (NO) in ameliorating the negative effects of cadmium stress in tomato seedlings. Plants treated with cadmium (CdCl2, 150 μM) showed reduced growth, biomass yield, pigment content, chlorophyll fluorescence, and gas exchange parameters. Exogenous application of NO donor (sodium nitroprusside) with nutrient solution protected chlorophyll pigments, restored chlorophyll fluorescence and gas exchange parameters, and caused significant enhancements in growth and biomass yield...
June 22, 2017: Protoplasma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642618/physalins-v-ix-16-24-cyclo-13-14-seco-withanolides-from-physalis-angulata-and-their-antiproliferative-and-anti-inflammatory-activities
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Cheng-Peng Sun, Chong-Yue Qiu, Feng Zhao, Ning Kang, Li-Xia Chen, Feng Qiu
Five new physalins, including a novel 1,10-seco one, physalin V (1), a tricarboxylic acid cycle one, physalin VIII (5), a rare 11,15-cyclo one, physalin IX (6), and two new ones, physalins VI (2) and VII (4) were isolated from stems and leaves of Physalis angulata together with eleven known analogues (3 and 7-16). Their structures were established by MS, IR, UV, and NMR spectroscopic analysis, together with the X-ray diffraction analysis of neophysalin, physalin P (12), and the structure of physalin D1 (3) has been revised here...
June 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641584/crotoxin-stimulates-an-m1-activation-profile-in-murine-macrophages-during-leishmania-amazonensis-infection
#7
L H S Farias, A P D Rodrigues, E C Coêlho, M F Santos, S C Sampaio, E O Silva
American tegumentary leishmaniasis is caused by different species of Leishmania. This protozoan employs several mechanisms to subvert the microbicidal activity of macrophages and, given the limited efficacy of current therapies, the development of alternative treatments is essential. Animal venoms are known to exhibit a variety of pharmacological activities, including antiparasitic effects. Crotoxin (CTX) is the main component of Crotalus durissus terrificus venom, and it has several biological effects. Nevertheless, there is no report of CTX activity during macrophage - Leishmania interactions...
June 23, 2017: Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641545/role-of-bradykinin-in-the-regulation-of-endothelial-nitric-oxide-synthase-expression-by-cardiovascular-drugs
#8
Jin Bo Su
NO produced by eNOS plays important roles in the cardiovascular system. Alterations in eNOS activity and expression occur in various cardiovascular disorders and eNOS constitutes a therapeutic target. In addition to posttranslational modifications of eNOS that affect eNOS activity, transcriptional and post-transcriptional regulation of eNOS expression also controlls eNOS-derived NO production. Bradykinin is an important determinant of vascular function and participates in the regulation of eNOS activity and expression...
June 22, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641276/atherosclerosis-and-the-hydrogen-sulfide-signaling-pathway-therapeutic-approaches-to-disease-prevention
#9
Zhi-Jun Wang, Jian Wu, Wei Guo, Yi-Zhun Zhu
Hydrogen sulfide (H2S) is now admitted as a third gasotransmitter together with nitric oxide (NO) and carbon monoxide (CO), albeit it was originally considered as a foul and poisonous gas. Endogenous H2S production in mammalian cells is counting on the three enzymes acting on cysteine. Involvement of H2S in various physiological and pathological processes has been extensively studied in the last fifteen years. Mounting evidence suggests that H2S is able to protect against atherosclerosis development and progression...
June 23, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641022/a-randomized-single-dose-parallel-study-on-enhancement-of-nitric-oxide-in-serum-and-saliva-with-the-use-of-natural-sports-supplement-in-healthy-adults
#10
Joby Jacob, Sreeraj Gopi, Chandradhara Divya
Sports supplements that stimulate the production of nitric oxide (NO) are widely promoted agents in the sports nutrition domain, and nitric oxide plays an important role to enhance the cardiovascular and physical fitness of the sports participants. The purpose of the study is to investigate whether oral intake of a sports nutritional supplement (Fitnox) is able to increase nitrate (NO3(-)) and nitrite (NO2(-)) levels in blood serum and saliva of healthy adults. Fitnox is a unique blend of Kaempferia parviflora methoxy flavones, pomegranate peel polyphenols, and Moringa oleifera leaf saponins...
June 22, 2017: Journal of Dietary Supplements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640931/ischemia-responsive-protein-94-is-a-key-mediator-of-ischemic-neuronal-injury-induced-microglial-activation
#11
Rajiv Tikamdas, Sarthak Singhal, Ping Zhang, Justin A Smith, Eric G Krause, Stanley M Stevens, Sihong Song, Bin Liu
Neuroinflammation, especially activation of microglia, the key immune cells in the brain, has been proposed to contribute to the pathogenesis of ischemic stroke. However, the dynamics and the potential mediators of microglial activation following ischemic neuronal injury are not well understood. In this study, using oxygen/glucose deprivation and reoxygenation (OGD/R) with neuronal and microglial cell cultures as an in vitro model of ischemic neuronal injury, we set out to identify neuronal factors released from injured neurons that are capable of inducing microglial activation...
June 22, 2017: Journal of Neurochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640893/oroxylin-a-promotes-retinal-ganglion-cell-survival-in-a-rat-optic-nerve-crush-model
#12
Shu-Fang Lin, Jia-Ying Chien, Kishan Kapupara, Chi-Ying F Huang, Shun-Ping Huang
PURPOSE: To investigate the effect of oroxylin A on the survival of retinal ganglion cells (RGC) and the activation of microglial cells in a rat optic nerve (ON) crush model. METHODS: Oroxylin A (15mg/Kg in 0.2ml phosphate-buffered saline) or phosphate-buffered saline (PBS control) was immediately administered after ON crush once by subcutaneous injection. Rats were euthanized at 2 weeks after the crush injury. The density of RGC was counted by retrograde labeling with FluoroGold and immunostaining of retina flat mounts for Brn3a...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640754/raised-tsh-is-associated-with-endothelial-dysfunction-in-metabolic-syndrome-a-case-control-study
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Ashok Kumar Ahirwar, Archana Singh, Anju Jain, Surajeet Kumar Patra, Binita Goswami, M K Bhatnagar, Jayashree Bhatacharjee
Introduction- Endothelial dysfunction has been considered as one of the important factor in pathogenesis of Metabolic Syndrome (Met S). Sub clinical hypothyroidism (SCH) has also been reported to be associated with Met S. The aim of our study is to evaluate the association of raised TSH with mediators of endothelial dysfunction in Met S with Sub clinical hypothyroidism as compared to healthy controls. Methods- Study population consisted of 100 subjects, out of which 50 were cases of Met S and 50 were healthy controls...
June 15, 2017: Romanian Journal of Internal Medicine, Revue Roumaine de Médecine Interne
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640652/protective-effect-against-brain-tissues-oxidative-damage-as-a-possible-mechanism-for-beneficial-effects-of-l-arginine-on-lipopolysaccharide-induced-memory-impairment-in-rats
#14
Mahmoud Hosseini, Akbar Anaeigoudari, Farimah Beheshti, Mohammad Soukhtanloo, Reza Nosratabadi
L-Arginine (LA) and nitric oxide (NO) have been suggested to have some effects on learning, memory, brain tissues oxidative damage, and neuroinflammation. In this study, protective effect against brain tissues oxidative damage as a possible mechanism for beneficial effects of LA on lipopolysaccharide (LPS) induced memory impairment was investigated. The rats were grouped into and treated by (1) control (saline), (2) LPS (1 mg/kg, IP), (3) LA (200 mg/kg) - LPS (4) LA. In passive avoidance (PA) test, LPS administration shortened the latency to enter the dark compartment in LPS group compared to control (p < ...
June 22, 2017: Drug and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640644/nebivolol-alleviates-aortic-remodeling-through-enos-upregulation-and-inhibition-of-oxidative-stress-in-l-name-induced-hypertensive-rats
#15
Yan Wang, Fei Zhang, Yu Liu, Sha Yin, Xuefen Pang, Zhidong Li, Zehui Wei
PURPOSE: To investigate the effect and mechanism of nebivolol on aortic remodeling in N-nitro-l-arginine methyl ester (l-NAME)-induced hypertension. METHODS: Male Sprague-Dawley rats were treated with equal volumes of drinking water or l-NAME (60 mg/kg/day), alone or in combination with nebivolol (8 mg/kg/day) or atenolol (80 mg/kg/day) by gavage for 8 weeks. Systolic blood pressure (SBP), aortic morphometry, plasma nitric oxide (NO) levels, nitric oxide synthase (NOS) activity, and relaxation of aorta to acetylcholine were determined...
June 22, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Hypertension: CHE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640632/gut-microbiota-nitric-oxide-and-microglia-as-pre-requisites-for-neurodegenerative-disorders
#16
Joyce Ka Yu Tse
Regulating fluctuating endogenous nitric oxide (NO) levels is necessary for proper physiological functions. Aberrant NO pathways are implicated in a number of neurological disorders, including Alzheimer's Disease (AD) and Parkinson's Disease. The mechanism of NO in oxidative and nitrosative stress with pathological consequences involves reactions with reactive oxygen species (e.g. superoxide) to form the highly reactive peroxynitrite, hydrogen peroxide, hypochloride ions and hydroxyl radical. NO levels are typically regulated by endogenous nitric oxide synthases (NOS), and inflammatory iNOS is implicated in the pathogenesis of neurodegenerative diseases, in which elevated NO mediates axonal degeneration and activates cyclooxygenases to provoke neuroinflammation...
June 22, 2017: ACS Chemical Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640379/comparative-and-correlative-assessments-of-cytokine-complement-and-antibody-patterns-in-pediatric-type-1-diabetes
#17
M Abdel-Latif, A A Abdel-Moneim, M H El-Hefnawy, R G Khalil
One of the most widespread and effective environmental factors is the infection with enteroviruses (EVs) which accelerate β - cell destruction in type 1 diabetes (T1D). This study represented a comparison between diabetic EV(+) and EV- children as well as correlation analysis between autoantibodies, T1D markers, cytokines, complement activation products and anti- coxsackievirus (CV) IgG. EV RNA was detected in Egyptian children with T1D (26.2%) and healthy controls (0%). Detection of anti - CV IgG in T1D - EV(+) resulted in 64% positivity...
June 22, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640203/effect-of-solution-ph-on-the-adsorption-of-paracetamol-on-chemically-modified-activated-carbons
#18
Valentina Bernal, Alessandro Erto, Liliana Giraldo, Juan Carlos Moreno-Piraján
Paracetamol adsorption in acidic, neutral and basic media on three activated carbons with different chemistry surfaces was studied. A granular activated carbon (GAC) was prepared from coconut shell; starting from this sample, an oxidized activated carbon (GACo) was obtained by treating the GAC with a boiling solution of 6 M nitric acid, so to generate a greater number of oxygenated surface groups. In addition, a reduced activated carbon (GACr) was obtained by heating the GAC at 1173 K, to remove the oxygenated surface groups...
June 22, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639600/effects-of-polysaccharide-fractions-isolated-from-caltha-palustris-l-on-the-activity-of-phagocytic-cells-humoral-immune-response-in-mice-with-collagen-induced-arthritis-a-comparison-with-methotrexate
#19
Agnieszka Suszko, Bożena Obmińska-Mrukowicz
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES: The extracts from Caltha palustris L. have been shown to be beneficial for treating arthritis and rheumatism. In this study, the immunomodulatory effects of polysaccharide fractions B and C of C. palustris extracts were studied, using the collagen-induced arthritis (CIA) mouse arthritis experimental model. The aim was to determine the activity of blood phagocytic cells and humoral immune response in CIA mice treated with polysaccharide fractions from C. palustris...
February 2017: Indian Journal of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639572/relation-of-biochemical-parameters-with-flow-mediated-dilatation-in-patients-with-metabolic-syndrome
#20
Nurver Turfaner Sipahioglu, Barıs Ilerigelen, Zeynep B Gungor, Gulsel Ayaz, Hakan Ekmekci, Cigdem Bayram Gurel, Gunay Can, Huseyin Sonmez, Turgut Ulutin, Fikret Sipahioglu
BACKGROUND: Metabolic syndrome (MetS) is one of the high cardiovascular (CV) situations. Endothelial dysfunction, which is a common finding in patients with MetS, is related with increased CV risk. In patients with MetS, the effect of the major CV risk factors, not included in the MetS definition, on endothelial dysfunction is not well known. The aim of this study was to determine the effect of major CV risk factors such as gender, smoking, family history, and biochemical parameters on endothelial dysfunction in patients with MetS...
July 5, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
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