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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303012/tryptophan-end-tagging-for-promoted-lipopolysaccharide-interactions-and-anti-inflammatory-effects
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Shalini Singh, Aritreyee Datta, Artur Schmidtchen, Anirban Bhunia, Martin Malmsten
The objective of the present study is the investigation of possibilities for boosting peptide anti-inflammatory effects by tryptophan end-tagging, including identification of underlying mechanisms for this. In doing so, effects of tryptophan end-tagging of KYE21 (KYEITTIHNLFRKLTHRLFRR), a peptide derived from heparin co-factor II, on membrane and lipopolysaccharide (LPS) interactions were investigated by ellipsometry, NMR, fluorescence spectroscopy, and circular dichroism measurements. Through its N-terminal W stretch, WWWKYE21 displays higher membrane binding, liposome rupture, and bacterial killing than unmodified KYE21...
March 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279845/design-synthesis-and-evaluation-of-novel-ferulic-acid-o-alkylamine-derivatives-as-potential-multifunctional-agents-for-the-treatment-of-alzheimer-s-disease
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Zhipei Sang, Wanli Pan, Keren Wang, Qinge Ma, Lintao Yu, Yan Yang, Ping Bai, Chaoliang Leng, Qian Xu, Xiaoqing Li, Zhenghuai Tan, Wenmin Liu
A series of novel ferulic acid-O-alkylamines derivatives were designed, synthesized, and evaluated as multitarget-directed ligands against Alzheimer's disease. In vitro studies displayed that all the synthesized target compounds showed impressive inhibitory activity against butyrylcholinesterase (BuChE), significant inhibition/disaggregation of self-induced β-amyloid (Aβ) aggregation and acted as potential antioxidants. Particularly, compound 7f, one of the most potent BuChE inhibitor (IC50 value of 0.021 μM for equine serum BuChE, 8...
April 21, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256646/magnetic-nanoparticles-for-drug-targeting-from-design-to-insights-into-systemic-toxicity-preclinical-evaluation-of-hematological-vascular-and-neurobehavioral-toxicology
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Mariela A Agotegaray, Adrián E Campelo, Roberto D Zysler, Fernanda Gumilar, Cristina Bras, Ariel Gandini, Alejandra Minetti, Virginia L Massheimer, Verónica L Lassalle
A simple two-step drug encapsulation method was developed to obtain biocompatible magnetic nanocarriers for the potential targeted treatment of diverse diseases. The nanodevice consists of a magnetite core coated with chitosan (Chit@MNPs) as a platform for diclofenac (Dic) loading as a model drug (Dic-Chit@MNPs). Mechanistic and experimental conditions related to drug incorporation and quantification are further addressed. This multi-disciplinary study aims to elucidate the toxicological impact of the MNPs at hematological, vascular, neurological and behavioral levels...
March 3, 2017: Biomaterials Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255347/enhanced-blood-suspensibility-and-laser-activated-tumor-specific-drug-release-of-theranostic-mesoporous-silica-nanoparticles-by-functionalizing-with-erythrocyte-membranes
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Jinghan Su, Huiping Sun, Qingshuo Meng, Pengcheng Zhang, Qi Yin, Yaping Li
Mesoporous silica nanoparticles (MSNs), with their large surface area and tunable pore sizes, have been widely applied for anticancer therapeutic cargos delivery with a high loading capacity. However, easy aggregation in saline buffers and limited blood circulation lifetime hinder their delivery efficiency and the anticancer efficacy. Here, new multifunctional MSNs-supported red-blood-cell (RBC)-mimetic theranostic nanoparticles with long blood circulation, deep-red light-activated tumor imaging and drug release were reported...
2017: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28242089/inhalation-of-methane-preserves-the-epithelial-barrier-during-ischemia-and-reperfusion-in-the-rat-small-intestine
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András T Mészáros, Tamás Büki, Borbála Fazekas, Eszter Tuboly, Kitti Horváth, Marietta Z Poles, Szilárd Szűcs, Gabriella Varga, József Kaszaki, Mihály Boros
BACKGROUND: Methane is part of the gaseous environment of the intestinal lumen. The purpose of this study was to elucidate the bioactivity of exogenous methane on the intestinal barrier function in an antigen-independent model of acute inflammation. METHODS: Anesthetized rats underwent sham operation or 45-min occlusion of the superior mesenteric artery. A normoxic methane (2.2%)-air mixture was inhaled for 15 min at the end of ischemia and at the beginning of a 60-min or 180-min reperfusion...
February 24, 2017: Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219449/ex-vivo-18-o-labeling-mass-spectrometry-identifies-a-peripheral-amyloid-%C3%AE-clearance-pathway
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Erik Portelius, Niklas Mattsson, Josef Pannee, Henrik Zetterberg, Magnus Gisslén, Hugo Vanderstichele, Eleni Gkanatsiou, Gabriela A N Crespi, Michael W Parker, Luke A Miles, Johan Gobom, Kaj Blennow
BACKGROUND: Proteolytic degradation of amyloid β (Aβ) peptides has been intensely studied due to the central role of Aβ in Alzheimer's disease (AD) pathogenesis. While several enzymes have been shown to degrade Aβ peptides, the main pathway of Aβ degradation in vivo is unknown. Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) Aβ42 is reduced in AD, reflecting aggregation and deposition in the brain, but low CSF Aβ42 is, for unknown reasons, also found in some inflammatory brain disorders such as bacterial meningitis...
February 20, 2017: Molecular Neurodegeneration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214869/effects-of-antimalarial-tafenoquine-on-blood-platelet-activity-and-survival
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Hang Cao, Rosi Bissinger, Anja T Umbach, Abdulla Al Mamun Bhuyan, Meinrad Gawaz, Florian Lang
BACKGROUND/AIMS: The 8-aminoquinoline tafenoquine has been shown to be effective against Plasmodia, Leishmania and Trypanosoma. The substance is at least in part effective by triggering apoptosis of the parasites. Moreover, tafenoquine has been shown to trigger eryptosis, the suicidal erythrocyte death characterized by cell shrinkage and cell membrane scrambling with phosphatidylserine translocation to the erythrocyte surface. The effect of tafenoquine on eryptosis is in part due to stimulation of Ca2+ entry and oxidative stress...
January 26, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212709/erythrocyte-deformability-and-aggregation-responses-to-intermittent-and-continuous-artificial-gravity-exposure
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Grau Marijke, Abeln Vera, Vogt Tobias, Bloch Wilhelm, Schneider Stefan
Artificial gravity protocols are used to improve g-tolerance of aviators and discussed as countermeasure during prolonged space flight. Little is known about the impact of artificial gravity on the red blood cells (RBC). The purpose of the study was to test how artificial gravity affects RBC deformability and aggregation, which are important determinants of microcirculation. Nine male subjects were exposed to two hypergravity protocols using a short arm human centrifuge: a continuous (CONT) protocol with constant +2Gz for 30min and an intermittent (INTER) protocol with repeated intervals of +2Gz and rest...
February 2017: Life Sciences in Space Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188477/probiotic-potential-of-a-lactobacillus-bacterium-of-canine-faecal-origin-and-its-impact-on-select-gut-health-indices-and-immune-response-of-dogs
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Sachin Kumar, Ashok Kumar Pattanaik, Shalini Sharma, Sunil Eknath Jadhav, Narayan Dutta, Avneesh Kumar
The objective of the present study was to develop a probiotic of canine-origin for its potential application in pet nutrition. Accordingly, 32 lactic acid bacteria (LAB) strains were isolated from faeces of dogs, out of which 9 strains were short-listed for further in vitro testing based on the aggregation time and cell surface hydrophobicity. The results of acid-, bile- and phenol-tolerance tests indicated that out of the nine, isolate cPRO23 was having better resistance to these adverse conditions likely to be encountered in the gastrointestinal tract...
February 10, 2017: Probiotics and Antimicrobial Proteins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28158274/alterations-of-erythrocyte-rheology-and-cellular-susceptibility-in-end-stage-renal-disease-effects-of-peritoneal-dialysis
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Nesrin Zeynep Ertan, Semra Bozfakioglu, Elif Ugurel, Mukaddes Sinan, Ozlem Yalcin
In this study, we investigated the effects of peritoneal dialysis on hemorheological and hematological parameters and their relations with oxidant and antioxidant status of uremic patients. Hemorheological parameters (erythrocyte deformability, erythrocyte aggregation, osmotic deformability, blood and plasma viscosity) were measured in patients with renal insufficiency undergoing peritoneal dialysis (PD) and volunteers. Erythrocyte deformability, osmotic deformability and aggregation in both autologous plasma and 3% dextran 70 were measured by laser diffraction ektacytometry...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28138690/descriptive-parameters-of-the-erythrocyte-aggregation-phenomenon-using-a-laser-transmission-optical-chip
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Martín A Toderi, Horacio V Castellini, Bibiana D Riquelme
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 1, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Optics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28120726/plasmodial-hsp40s-new-avenues-for-antimalarial-drug-discovery
#12
Michael O Daniyan, Gregory L Blatch
Malaria, an infectious disease caused by Plasmodium spp, is one of the world's most dangerous diseases, accounting for more than half a million deaths yearly. The long years of co-habitation between the parasite and its hosts (human and mosquito), is a testimony to the parasite's ability to escape the immune system and develop drug resistance mechanisms. Currently, an important search area for improved pharmacotherapy are molecular chaperones of the heat shock protein family, abundant in Plasmodium falciparum and contributing to its continuous survival and development...
January 24, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101180/acute-renal-injury-induced-by-valacyclovir-hydrochloride-a-case-report
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Yanning Zhang, Yuxi Cong, Yan Teng
Acyclovir has been a frequently used antiviral agent in the clinical treatment of leukemia, acute encephalitis, malignant tumor and herpes simplex. The adverse effects of this drug have been widely described in clinical practice. In the present study, a case of a 35-year-old female patient diagnosed with herpes simplex, who developed acute renal injury following treatment with valacyclovir hydrochloride, is described. Kidney biopsy, light microscopy and laboratory examination were performed, and all findings revealed the signs of evident vacuolar degeneration of capillary endothelial and renal tubular epithelial cells, erythrocyte aggregation in partial renal tubule and microvilli exfoliation from epithelial cells...
December 2016: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091909/modes-of-hypotensive-action-of-dihydroquercetin-in-arterial-hypertension
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M B Plotnikov, O I Aliev, A V Sidekhmenova, A Yu Shamanaev, A M Anishchenko, A V Nosarev, E A Pushkina
We studied the effect of dihydroquercetin (20 mg/kg/day intragastrically for 6 weeks) on mean BP and macro- and microrheological blood parameters in hypertensive SHR rats; in vitro effect of dihydroquercetin on the tone in thoracic aorta rings isolated from hypertensive SHR rats were also examined. At the end of the treatment course, the mean BP in the experimental rats decreased by 11%; the left ventricular mass index by 2%, and whole blood viscosity by 7-10% in comparison with control SHR rats; erythrocyte aggregation half-time increased by 15%; plasma viscosity, hematocrit, and erythrocyte deformability did not change...
January 2017: Bulletin of Experimental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079842/increased-erythrocyte-aggregation-and-oxidative-stress-in-patients-with-idiopathic-interstitial-pneumonia
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Erhan Ugurlu, Emine Kilic-Toprak, Goksel Altinisik, Ozgen Kilic-Erkek, Betul Cengiz, Vural Kucukatay, Hande Senol, Ismail Hakki Akbudak, Yusuf Ekbic, Melek Bor-Kucukatay
BACKGROUND: Hemorheological properties are important determinants of tissue oxygenation. Although hemorheological alterations in various lung diseases have been well-defined, no information is available about the effects of idiopathic interstitial pneumonia (IIP) on hemorheological parameters. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to investigate hemorheological parameters (erythrocyte deformability, aggregation, and plasma viscosity -PV) and associated oxidative stress indices in patients with IIP...
December 23, 2016: Sarcoidosis, Vasculitis, and Diffuse Lung Diseases: Official Journal of WASOG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073829/dutpase-dut-is-mutated-in-a-novel-monogenic-syndrome-with-diabetes-and-bone-marrow-failure
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Reinaldo Sousa Dos Santos, Mathilde Daures, Anne Philippi, Sophie Romero, Lorella Marselli, Piero Marchetti, Valérie Senée, Delphine Bacq, Céline Besse, Baz Baz, Laura Marroquí, Sarah Ivanoff, Julien Masliah-Planchon, Marc Nicolino, Jean Soulier, Gérard Socié, Decio L Eizirik, Jean-François Gautier, Cécile Julier
We describe a new syndrome characterized by early onset diabetes mellitus, associated with bone marrow failure affecting mostly the erythrocytic lineage. Using whole exome sequencing in a remotely consanguineous patient from a family with two affected siblings, we identified a single homozygous missense mutation (chr15.hg19:g.48,626,619A>G) located in the dUTPase (DUT) gene (NCBI Gene ID: 1854), affecting both the mitochondrial (DUT-M p.Y142C) and the nuclear (DUT-N p.Y54C) isoforms. We found the same homozygous mutation in an unrelated consanguineous patient with diabetes and bone marrow aplasia from a family with two affected siblings, while none of the >60,000 subjects from the Exome Aggregation Consortium (ExAC) was homozygous for this mutation...
January 10, 2017: Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057794/purinergic-signaling-in-the-cardiovascular-system
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REVIEW
Geoffrey Burnstock
There is nervous control of the heart by ATP as a cotransmitter in sympathetic, parasympathetic, and sensory-motor nerves, as well as in intracardiac neurons. Centers in the brain control heart activities and vagal cardiovascular reflexes involve purines. Adenine nucleotides and nucleosides act on purinoceptors on cardiomyocytes, AV and SA nodes, cardiac fibroblasts, and coronary blood vessels. Vascular tone is controlled by a dual mechanism. ATP, released from perivascular sympathetic nerves, causes vasoconstriction largely via P2X1 receptors...
January 6, 2017: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28055011/neuronal-hemoglobin-affects-dopaminergic-cells-response-to-stress
#18
Marta Codrich, Maria Bertuzzi, Roberta Russo, Margherita Francescatto, Stefano Espinoza, Lorena Zentilin, Mauro Giacca, Daniela Cesselli, Antonio Paolo Beltrami, Paolo Ascenzi, Silvia Zucchelli, Francesca Persichetti, Giampiero Leanza, Stefano Gustincich
Hemoglobin (Hb) is the major protein in erythrocytes and carries oxygen (O2) throughout the body. Recently, Hb has been found synthesized in atypical sites, including the brain. Hb is highly expressed in A9 dopaminergic (DA) neurons of the substantia nigra (SN), whose selective degeneration leads to Parkinson's disease (PD). Here we show that Hb confers DA cells' susceptibility to 1-methyl-4-phenylpyridinium (MPP(+)) and rotenone, neurochemical cellular models of PD. The toxic property of Hb does not depend on O2 binding and is associated with insoluble aggregate formation in the nucleolus...
January 5, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043386/initial-development-of-babesia-ovata-in-the-tick-midgut
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Hiroki Maeda, Takeshi Hatta, M Abdul Alim, Daigo Tsubokawa, Fusako Mikami, Kodai Kusakisako, Makoto Matsubayashi, Rika Umemiya-Shirafuji, Naotoshi Tsuji, Tetsuya Tanaka
The initial development of Babesia ovata in the midgut of the vector tick Haemaphysalis longicornis has been demonstrated through in vitro and in vivo studies. Although the research on the partial developmental cycles of B. ovata in the tick midgut was performed in our previous study by using ticks fed on experimentally B. ovata-infected cattle, detailed information on the developmental stages of B. ovata in H. longicornis was limited. This report describes the sequential development of stages of B. ovata in an in vitro study using B...
January 15, 2017: Veterinary Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28033234/associations-between-macular-edema-and-circulatory-status-in-eyes-with-retinal-vein-occlusion-an-adaptive-optics-scanning-laser-ophthalmoscopy-study
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Yuto Iida, Yuki Muraoka, Akihito Uji, Sotaro Ooto, Tomoaki Murakami, Kiyoshi Suzuma, Akitaka Tsujikawa, Shigeta Arichika, Ayako Takahashi, Yuko Miwa, Nagahisa Yoshimura
PURPOSE: To investigate associations between parafoveal microcirculatory status and foveal pathomorphology in eyes with macular edema (ME) secondary to retinal vein occlusion (RVO). METHODS: Ten consecutive patients (10 eyes) with acute retinal vein occlusion were enrolled, 9 eyes of which received intravitreal ranibizumab (IVR) injections. Foveal morphologic changes were examined via optical coherence tomography (OCT), and parafoveal circulatory status was assessed via adaptive optics scanning laser ophthalmoscopy (AO-SLO)...
December 28, 2016: Retina
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