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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239907/effects-of-oral-%C3%AE-lipoic-acid-administration-on-body-weight-in-overweight-or-obese-subjects-a-crossover-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-trial
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Nong Li, Weili Yan, Xiaojuan Hu, Yongdi Huang, Fugang Wang, Weiguo Zhang, Qian Wang, Xiaoling Wang, Kehong Sun
OBJECTIVE: Alpha-lipoic acid (ALA) has shown beneficial properties on diabetes and obesity. The aim of this study was to examine the effects of oral ALA on body weight in subjects with overweight or obese. DESIGN: Single-centre, randomized, double-blind, crossover controlled study. PARTICIPANTS: A total of 166 subjects of Chinese Han ethnicity with a BMI ≥25 kg/m(2) were screened and 103 subjects fulfilled the study requirements, in terms of informed consent and participation to the study...
January 12, 2017: Clinical Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239826/observational-multicentric-survey-on-carpal-tunnel-syndrome-demographic-and-clinical-data-from-34-italian-centers
#2
R Luchetti, S Tognon, M Cacciavillani, S Ronco, N Buzzelli, G Lanni
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the current management of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) at a national level. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A multicentric observational study was conducted in 34 Italian centers by specialists participating in the Management of Peripheral Neuropathies Study Group on 377 patients (age, mean±SD 56±14.4 years, 73.2% females) with CTS. The characteristics of the disease and its management were recorded at baseline and during a 2-month follow-up using a standardized clinical record and assessed with validated clinical tests...
February 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231026/late-administration-of-a-palladium-lipoic-acid-complex-poly-mva-modifies-cardiac-mitochondria-but-not-functional-or-structural-manifestations-of-radiation-induced-heart-disease-in-a-rat-model
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Vijayalakshmi Sridharan, John W Seawright, Francis J Antonawich, Merrill Garnett, Maohua Cao, Preeti Singh, Marjan Boerma
Exposure of the heart to ionizing radiation can cause adverse myocardial remodeling. In small animal models, local heart irradiation causes persistent alterations in cardiac mitochondrial function and swelling. POLY-MVA is a dietary supplement that contains a palladium lipoic acid complex that targets mitochondrial complex I and has been demonstrated to have greater redox potential than lipoic acid alone. POLY-MVA improves mitochondrial function and anti-oxidant enzyme activity in the aged rat heart. In this study, we tested whether POLY-MVA can mitigate cardiac effects of ionizing radiation...
February 23, 2017: Radiation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216341/mechanisms-of-protection-against-irreversible-oxidation-of-the-catalytic-cysteine-of-aldh-enzymes-possible-role-of-vicinal-cysteines
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Rosario A Muñoz-Clares, Lilian González-Segura, Dario S Murillo-Melo, Héctor Riveros-Rosas
The catalytic mechanism of the NAD(P)(+)-dependent aldehyde dehydrogenases (ALDHs) involves the nucleophilic attack of the essential cysteine (Cys302, mature HsALDH2 numbering) on the aldehyde substrate. Although oxidation of Cys302 will inactivate these enzymes, it is not yet well understood how this oxidation is prevented. In this work we explore possible mechanisms of protection by systematically analyzing the reported three-dimensional structures and amino acid sequences of the enzymes of the ALDH superfamily...
February 17, 2017: Chemico-biological Interactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205185/use-of-an-alpha-lipoic-methylsulfonylmethane-and-bromelain-dietary-supplement-opera-%C3%A2-for-chemotherapy-induced-peripheral-neuropathy-management-a-prospective-study
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Isacco Desideri, Giulio Francolini, Carlotta Becherini, Francesca Terziani, Camilla Delli Paoli, Emanuela Olmetto, Mauro Loi, Marco Perna, Icro Meattini, Vieri Scotti, Daniela Greto, Pierluigi Bonomo, Susanna Sulprizio, Lorenzo Livi
Chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN) is a major clinical problem associated with a number of cytotoxic agents. OPERA(®) (GAMFARMA srl, Milan, Italy) is a new dietary supplement where α-lipoic acid, Boswellia Serrata, methylsulfonylmethane and bromelain are combined in a single capsule. The aim of this prospective study was to determine the efficacy and safety of OPERA(®) supplementation in a series of patients affected by CIPN. We selected 25 subjects with CIPN evolving during or after chemotherapy with potentially neurotoxic agents...
March 2017: Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199066/crosslinked-redox-responsive-micelles-based-on-lipoic-acid-derived-amphiphiles-for-enhanced-sirna-delivery
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Ariane Tschiche, Bala N S Thota, Falko Neumann, Andreas Schäfer, Nan Ma, Rainer Haag
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2017: Macromolecular Bioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178903/polymeric-micelles-based-on-pegylated-chitosan-g-lipoic-acid-as-carrier-for-efficient-intracellular-drug-delivery
#7
Gongyan Liu, Kaijun Li, Haibo Wang
To develop a drug delivery system with long circulation and controlled drug release in cancer cells, polymeric micelles based on PEGylated chitosan-g-lipoic acid were prepared to use as a drug delivery platform. These micelles possessed good stability and were stable in physiological environment and high salt concentrations. The in vitro drug release results implied that the drug carrier could maintain their stability and minimize the payload leakage in systemic circulation, but release drugs faster under intracellular redox condition...
February 2017: Journal of Biomaterials Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177698/influence-of-alpha-lipoic-acid-on-nicotine-induced-lung-and-liver-damage-in-experimental-rats
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Hayam Ateyya, Manar Nader, Ghalia Attia, Nagla Ahmad El-Sherbeeny
Nicotine mediates some of the injurious effects caused by consuming tobacco products. This work aimed at investigating the defensive role of alpha-lipoic acid (ALA) with its known antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effect in nicotine -induced lung and liver damage. Rats were arranged into four groups, a control, nicotine, ALA group and ALA-nicotine groups. Oxidative stress and antioxidant status were determined by assessing thiobarbituric acid reactive substances (TBARs), superoxide dismutase (SOD) and glutathione (GSH) levels in lung and liver...
October 12, 2016: Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165480/%C3%AE-lipoic-acid-treatment-prevents-cystine-urolithiasis-in-a-mouse-model-of-cystinuria
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Tiffany Zee, Neelanjan Bose, Jarcy Zee, Jennifer N Beck, See Yang, Jaspreet Parihar, Min Yang, Sruthi Damodar, David Hall, Monique N O'Leary, Arvind Ramanathan, Roy R Gerona, David W Killilea, Thomas Chi, Jay Tischfield, Amrik Sahota, Arnold Kahn, Marshall L Stoller, Pankaj Kapahi
Cystinuria is an incompletely dominant disorder characterized by defective urinary cystine reabsorption that results in the formation of cystine-based urinary stones. Current treatment options are limited in their effectiveness at preventing stone recurrence and are often poorly tolerated. We report that the nutritional supplement α-lipoic acid inhibits cystine stone formation in the Slc3a1(-/-) mouse model of cystinuria by increasing the solubility of urinary cystine. These findings identify a novel therapeutic strategy for the clinical treatment of cystinuria...
February 6, 2017: Nature Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165076/zwitterionic-gold-nanorods-low-toxicity-and-high-photothermal-efficacy-for-cancer-therapy
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Huangyong Jiang, Dong Chen, Dongbo Guo, Nan Wang, Yue Su, Xin Jin, Gangsheng Tong, Xinyuan Zhu
Novel "zwitterionic" gold nanorods (Au NRs) were constructed through a facile ligand exchange process between cetyltrimethylammonium bromide (CTAB)-Au NRs and the zwitterionic block polymer {poly(2-methacryloyloxyethyl phosohorylcholine)-b-poly(lipoic methacrylate) (pMPC-b-pLA)}. In vitro, they exhibited low dark cytotoxicity and a high therapeutic efficacy to cancer cells. Their blood circulation half-life in vivo (t1/2, ∼10 h) was 20-fold longer than that of CTAB-Au NRs (t1/2, <30 min). After intravenous administration, they accumulated in tumour sites via an enhanced permeability and retention (EPR) effect and enabled destruction of human xenograft tumours in mice after exposure of the tumour location to NIR laser irradiation at 808 nm...
February 6, 2017: Biomaterials Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164786/application-of-modified-yeast-surface-display-technologies-for-non-antibody-protein-engineering
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REVIEW
Meng Mei, Yu Zhou, Wenfang Peng, Chan Yu, Lixin Ma, Guimin Zhang, Li Yi
Yeast surface display (YSD) system has been widely used in protein engineering since it was established 20 years ago. Combined with fluorescence-activated cell sorting (FACS) technology and directed evolution, YSD has been proven of its extraordinary effectiveness for molecular engineering of various target proteins, especially for antibodies. Recently, a few remarkable efforts were exploited to modify the original Aga1-Aga2 YSD for the non-antibody protein engineering with successful outcomes, expanding its application on oxidase, Class II major histocompatibility complex (MHC-II), protease, sortase, lipoic acid ligase etc...
March 2017: Microbiological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163163/mixed-micelles-of-lipoic-acid-chitosan-poly-ethylene-glycol-and-distearoylphosphatidylethanolamine-poly-ethylene-glycol-for-tumor-delivery
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Zeeneh Elsaid, Kevin M G Taylor, Sanyogitta Puri, Cath A Eberlein, Khuloud Al-Jamal, Jie Bai, Rebecca Klippstein, Julie Tzu-Wen Wang, Ben Forbes, Jasminder Chana, Satyanarayana Somavarapu
Many chemotherapeutics suffer from poor aqueous solubility and tissue selectivity. Distearoylphosphatidylethanolamine-poly(ethylene glycol) (DSPE-PEG) micelles are a promising formulation strategy for the delivery of hydrophobic anticancer drugs. However, storage and in vivo instability restrict their use. The aim of this study was to prepare mixed micelles, containing a novel polymer, lipoic acid-chitosan-poly(ethylene glycol) (LACPEG), and DSPE-PEG, to overcome these limitations and potentially increase cancer cell internalisation...
February 3, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159538/the-effect-of-systemic-lipoic-acid-on-hearing-preservation-after-cochlear-implantation-via-the-round-window-approach-a-guinea-pig-model
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Mun Young Chang, Tae Mok Gwon, Ho Sun Lee, Jun Ho Lee, Seung Ha Oh, Sung June Kim, Min-Hyun Park
The present study aimed to evaluate the effects of systemic lipoic acid on hearing preservation after cochlear implantation. Twelve Dunkin-Hartley guinea pigs were randomly divided into two groups: the control group and the lipoic acid group. Animals in the lipoic acid group received lipoic acid intraperitoneally for 4 weeks. A sterilised silicone electrode-dummy was inserted through the round window to a depth of approximately 5 mm. The hearing level was measured using auditory brainstem responses (ABRs) prior to electrode-dummy insertion, and at 4 days and 1, 2, 3 and 4 weeks after electrode-dummy insertion...
January 31, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144040/lipophilic-teicoplanin-pseudoaglycon-derivatives-are-active-against-vancomycin-and-teicoplanin-resistant-enterococci
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Zsolt Szűcs, Ilona Bereczki, Magdolna Csávás, Erzsébet Rőth, Anikó Borbás, Gyula Batta, Eszter Ostorházi, Réka Szatmári, Pál Herczegh
A selection of nine derivatives of teicoplanin pseudoaglycon were tested in vitro against clinical vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus strains possessing vanA, vanB or both genes. The bacteria were characterized by PCR for the identification of their resistance genes. The tested compounds contain lipoic acid, different carbohydrates and aryl groups as lipophilic moieties. About one-third of the teicoplanin-resistant strains were shown to be susceptible to one or more of the glycopeptide derivatives.The Journal of Antibiotics advance online publication, 1 February 2017; doi:10...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Antibiotics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133612/tang-luo-ning-improves-mitochondrial-antioxidase-activity-in-dorsal-root-ganglia-of-diabetic-rats-a-proteomics-study
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Taojing Zhang, Yanbin Gao, Yanbin Gong, Hui Zhou, Peifeng Xie, Song Guan, Wenming Yi
Tang-luo-ning (TLN) is a traditional Chinese herbal recipe for treating diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN). In this study, we investigated mitochondrial protein profiles in a diabetic rat model and explored the potential protective effect of TLN. Diabetic rats were established by injection of streptozocin (STZ) and divided into model, alpha lipoic acid (ALA), and TLN groups. Mitochondrial proteins were isolated from dorsal root ganglia and proteomic analysis was used to quantify the differentially expressed proteins...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28132911/effect-of-alpha-lipoic-acid-on-leukotriene-a4-hydrolase
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María José Torres, Angélica Fierro, C David Pessoa-Mahana, Javier Romero-Parra, Gonzalo Cabrera, Mario Faúndez
Leukotriene A4 hydrolase is a soluble enzyme with epoxide hydrolase and aminopeptidase activities catalysing the conversion of leukotriene A4 to leukotriene B4 and the hydrolysis of the peptide proline-glycine-proline. Imbalances in leukotriene B4 synthesis are related to several pathologic conditions. Currently there are no available drugs capable to modulate the synthesis of leukotriene B4 or to block its receptors. Here we show the inhibitory profile of alpha lipoic acid on the activity of leukotriene A4 Hydrolase...
January 26, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28132119/epa-dha-and-lipoic-acid-differentially-modulate-the-n-3-fatty-acid-biosynthetic-pathway-in-atlantic-salmon-hepatocytes
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Marta Bou, Tone-Kari Østbye, Gerd M Berge, Bente Ruyter
The aim of the present study was to investigate how EPA, DHA, and lipoic acid (LA) influence the different metabolic steps in the n-3 fatty acid (FA) biosynthetic pathway in hepatocytes from Atlantic salmon fed four dietary levels (0, 0.5, 1.0 and 2.0%) of EPA, DHA or a 1:1 mixture of these FA. The hepatocytes were incubated with [1-(14)C] 18:3n-3 in the presence or absence of LA (0.2 mM). Increased endogenous levels of EPA and/or DHA and LA exposure both led to similar responses in cells with reduced desaturation and elongation of [1-(14)C] 18:3n-3 to 18:4n-3, 20:4n-3, and EPA, in agreement with reduced expression of the Δ6 desaturase gene involved in the first step of conversion...
March 2017: Lipids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122260/out-of-warburg-effect-an-effective-cancer-treatment-targeting-the-tumor-specific-metabolism-and-dysregulated-ph
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REVIEW
Laurent Schwartz, Thomas Seyfried, Khalid O Alfarouk, Jorgelindo Da Veiga Moreira, Stefano Fais
As stated by Otto Warburg nearly a century ago, cancer is a metabolic disease, a fermentation caused by malfunctioning mitochondria, resulting in increased anabolism and decreased catabolism. Treatment should, therefore, aim at restoring the energy yield. To decrease anabolism, glucose uptake should be reduced (ketogenic diet). To increase catabolism, the oxidative phosphorylation should be restored. Treatment with a combination of α-lipoic acid and hydroxycitrate has been shown to be effective in multiple animal models...
January 22, 2017: Seminars in Cancer Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28116765/urinary-exosomes-as-a-novel-biomarker-for-evaluation-of-%C3%AE-lipoic-acid-s-protective-effect-in-early-diabetic-nephropathy
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Hanxiao Sun, Weifeng Yao, Yubin Tang, Wenfang Zhuang, Dan Wu, Shan Huang, Huiming Sheng
BACKGROUND: Long-term administration of α-lipoic acid (α-LA) is proved to ameliorate renal impairment. Herein we assessed serum, urinary biomarkers and vascular endothelium function to evaluate its short-period therapeutic effect and identify novel biomarkers for diabetic nephropathy (DN). METHODS: Sixty-two microalbuminuria-stage DN patients were randomly divided into two groups and received the following treatment for 8 weeks: (1) routine treatment(DM group); (2) routine treatment with 600 mg/d α-lipoic acid intravenously (α-LA group)...
January 23, 2017: Journal of Clinical Laboratory Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103530/an-anti-oxidant-%C3%AE-lipoic-acid-conjugated-oleoyl-sn-phosphatidylcholineas-a-helper-lipid-in-cationic-liposomal-formulations
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Priya Dharmalingam, Balakrishna Marrapu, Chandrashekhar Voshavar, Rasagna Nadella, Vignesh Kumar Rangasami, R V Shaji, Salar Abbas, R B N Prasad, Shiva Shanker Kaki, Srujan Marepally
Development of safe non-viral carrier systems for efficient intra-cellular delivery of drugs and genes hold promise in the area of translational research. Liposome based delivery systems have emerged as one of the attractive strategies for efficient delivery of drugs and nucleic acids. To this end, number of investigations was carried on liposomal formulations using lipids for achieving higher efficiency in transfection with lower cytotoxicities. In our efforts to develop safer and efficient liposomal delivery systems, we synthesized a novel anti-oxidant lipid, α-lipoyl, oleyl-sn-phosphatidylcholine (LOPC) and used as a helper lipid in combination with a cationic amphiphile, Di-Stearyl Dihydroxy Ethyl Ammonium Chloride (DSDEAC) and 1,2-dioleoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphocholine (DOPC) at varying concentrations of LOPC...
January 10, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
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