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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606950/pathophysiology-of-takotsubo-syndrome
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Francesco Pelliccia, Juan Carlos Kaski, Filippo Crea, Paolo G Camici
Originally described by Japanese authors in the 1990s, Takotsubo syndrome (TTS) generally presents as an acute myocardial infarction characterized by severe left ventricular dysfunction. TTS, however, differs from an acute coronary syndrome because patients have generally a normal coronary angiogram and left ventricular dysfunction, which extends beyond the territory subtended by a single coronary artery and recovers within days or weeks. The prognosis was initially thought to be benign, but subsequent studies have demonstrated that both short-term mortality and long-term mortality are higher than previously recognized...
June 13, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595546/therapeutic-proteins-for-treatment-of-corneal-epithelial-defects
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Evgeni Yu Zernii, Viktoriia E Baksheeva, Elena V Yani, Pavel P Philippov, Ivan I Senin
Corneal epithelial disorders take pride of place in modern ophthalmology. Defects of corneal epithelium are commonly accompanied by blurry vision, photophobia and tearing. Since cornea is the most densely innervated tissue of organisms, its disruption leads to development of a severe pain syndrome. Mild corneal erosions commonly undergo quick spontaneous recovery. Suppression of corneal wound healing due to various pathological causes results in development of severe recurrent erosions and persistent corneal defects...
June 8, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588507/neurovascular-unit-dysfunction-and-blood-brain-barrier-hyperpermeability-contribute-to-schizophrenia-neurobiology-a-theoretical-integration-of-clinical-and-experimental-evidence
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Souhel Najjar, Silky Pahlajani, Virginia De Sanctis, Joel N H Stern, Amanda Najjar, Derek Chong
Schizophrenia is a psychotic disorder characterized by delusions, hallucinations, negative symptoms, as well as behavioral and cognitive dysfunction. It is a pathoetiologically heterogeneous disorder involving complex interrelated mechanisms that include oxidative stress and neuroinflammation. Neurovascular endothelial dysfunction and blood-brain barrier (BBB) hyperpermeability are established mechanisms in neurological disorders with comorbid psychiatric symptoms such as epilepsy, traumatic brain injury, and Alzheimer's disease...
2017: Frontiers in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550350/recent-advances-in-the-study-of-immunodeficiency-and-dna-damage-response
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Tomohiro Morio
DNA breaks can be induced by exogenous stimuli or by endogenous stress, but are also generated during recombination of V, D, and J genes (V(D)J recombination), immunoglobulin class switch recombination (CSR). Among various DNA breaks generated, DNA double strand break (DSB) is the most deleterious one. DNA damage response (DDR) is initiated when DSBs are detected, leading to DNA break repair by non-homologous end joining (NHEJ). The process is critically important for the generation of diversity for foreign antigens; and failure to exert DNA repair leads to immunodeficiency such as severe combined immunodeficiency and hyper-IgM syndrome...
May 26, 2017: International Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510119/genetic-epidemiology-of-titin-truncating-variants-in-the-etiology-of-dilated-cardiomyopathy
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Ali M Tabish, Valerio Azzimato, Aris Alexiadis, Byambajav Buyandelger, Ralph Knöll
Heart failure (HF) is a complex clinical syndrome defined by the inability of the heart to pump enough blood to meet the body's metabolic demands. Major causes of HF are cardiomyopathies (diseases of the myocardium associated with mechanical and/or electrical dysfunction), among which the most common form is dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM). DCM is defined by ventricular chamber enlargement and systolic dysfunction with normal left ventricular wall thickness, which leads to progressive HF. Over 60 genes are linked to the etiology of DCM...
May 5, 2017: Biophysical Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486212/anti-oxidative-and-anti-inflammatory-benefits-of-the-ribonucleoside-analogue-5-azacitidine-in-mice-with-acetaminophen-induced-toxic-hepatitis
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Changming Yang, Jun Yi, Xianqiong Gong, Pu Ge, Jie Dai, Ling Lin, Yu Xing, Li Zhang
Toxic hepatitis induced by overdose of acetaminophen (APAP) is one of the major life-threatening problems, oxidative stress and inflammatory injury are the essential underlying mechanisms. 5-Azacytidine (5-AZA) is a ribonucleoside analogue which has been approved for the treatment of patients with acute myeloid leukemia and myelodyplastic syndrome, but recent studies also found that 5-AZA might have anti-oxidative and anti-inflammatory benefits in non-tumor disorders. In the present study, the potential effects of 5-AZA on APAP-induced toxic hepatitis were investigated in a mouse model in vivo...
July 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403109/low-serum-levels-of-uric-acid-and-albumin-in-patients-with-guillain-barre-syndrome
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Zhongqian Su, Zhibo Chen, Yian Xiang, Bingjie Wang, Yuanyuan Huang, Dehao Yang, Xiang Li, Yiyun Weng, XianFeng Lin, Guoqian Chen, Wenyue Liu, Chenchen Zhao, Qingqing Wang, Shanshan Li, Ying Chen, Ying Chen, Weiwei Quan, Qiuling Tong, Shengjie Wu, Shihao Huang, Peina Mei, Zhengzheng Li, Jia Li, Shengtao Hou, Xu Zhang
Free radical toxicity due to poorly maintained cellular redox levels is crucial events that have been associated with the pathogenesis of Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS) patients. Uric acid (UA) and albumin correlate with oxidative stress in some degree. We aimed to evaluate the relationship between GBS and serum levels of UA and albumin in the present study.The serum levels of UA and albumin were determined in 203 individuals including 88 patients with GBS and 153 healthy controls (HC).We found that serum levels of UA and albumin in patients with GBS were significantly lower than those in HC group...
April 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396614/can-takotsubo-cardiomyopathy-be-diagnosed-by-autopsy-report-of-a-presumed-case-presenting-as-cardiac-rupture
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Andrew Mitchell, François Marquis
BACKGROUND: Takostsubo (stress) cardiomyopathy (TC) is a clinical syndrome featuring transient left ventricular dysfunction and wall-motion abnormalities, usually following emotional or physical stress. The diagnosis of TC depends on fulfillment of multiple clinical criteria. Although the pathogenesis has not been firmly established, myocardial cathecholamine toxicity is thought to represent a primary mechanism. The vast majority of patients with TC survive. However, a rare cause of death in TC is myocardial rupture...
2017: BMC Clinical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377133/the-general-adaptation-syndrome-potential-misapplications-to-resistance-exercise
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Samuel L Buckner, J Grant Mouser, Scott J Dankel, Matthew B Jessee, Kevin T Mattocks, Jeremy P Loenneke
Within the resistance training literature, one of the most commonly cited tenets with respect to exercise programming is the "General Adaptation Syndrome" (GAS). The GAS is cited as a central theory behind the periodization of resistance exercise. However, after examining the original stress research by Hans Selye, the applications of GAS to resistance exercise may not be appropriate. OBJECTIVES: To examine the original work of Hans Selye, as well as the original papers through which the GAS was established as a central theory for periodized resistance exercise...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261110/the-neuroinflammatory-etiopathology-of-myalgic-encephalomyelitis-chronic-fatigue-syndrome-me-cfs
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Julian A G Glassford
Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) is a debilitating multi-systemic chronic illness of unknown etiology, classified as a neurological disorder by the World Health Organization (WHO). The symptomatology of the condition appears to emanate from a variety of sources of chronic neurological disturbance and associated distortions, and chronicity, in noxious sensory signaling and neuroimmune activation. This article incorporates a summary review and discussion of biomedical research considered relevant to this essential conception perspective...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257038/establishment-of-hk-2-cells-as-a-relevant-model-to-study-tenofovir-induced-cytotoxicity
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Rachel A Murphy, Reagan M Stafford, Brooke A Petrasovits, Megann A Boone, Monica A Valentovic
Tenofovir (TFV) is an antiviral drug approved for treating Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Hepatitis B. TFV is administered orally as the prodrug tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF) which then is deesterified to the active drug TFV. TFV induces nephrotoxicity characterized by renal failure and Fanconi Syndrome. The mechanism of this toxicity remains unknown due to limited experimental models. This study investigated the cellular mechanism of cytotoxicity using a human renal proximal tubular epithelial cell line (HK-2)...
March 1, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28253359/csb-ablation-induced-apoptosis-is-mediated-by-increased-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-response
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Manuela Caputo, Alessio Balzerano, Ivan Arisi, Mara D'Onofrio, Rossella Brandi, Silvia Bongiorni, Stefano Brancorsini, Mattia Frontini, Luca Proietti-De-Santis
The DNA repair protein Cockayne syndrome group B (CSB) has been recently identified as a promising anticancer target. Suppression, by antisense technology, of this protein causes devastating effects on tumor cells viability, through a massive induction of apoptosis, while being non-toxic to non-transformed cells. To gain insights into the mechanisms underlying the pro-apoptotic effects observed after CSB ablation, global gene expression patterns were determined, to identify genes that were significantly differentially regulated as a function of CSB expression...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28155616/crosstalk-between-oxidative-and-nitrosative-stress-and-arterial-stiffness
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Ioana Mozos, Constantin Tudor Luca
Arterial stiffness, the expression of reduced arterial elasticity, is an effective predictor of cardiovascular disorders. Oxidative stress is an imbalance between exposure to toxic reactive oxygen species (ROS) and antioxidant systems. The increase in reactive nitrogen species (RNS) is termed nitrosative stress. We review the main mechanisms and products linking arterial stiffness with oxidative and nitrosative stress in several disorders, focusing on recent experimental and clinical data, and the mechanisms explaining benefits of antioxidant therapy...
February 1, 2017: Current Vascular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057904/a-serine-threonine-phosphatase-1-of-streptococcus-suis-type-2-is-an-important-virulence-factor
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Lihua Fang, Pengcheng Fan, Yunkai Yang, Jingjing Zhou, Hongxia Shen, Weihuan Fang
Streptococcus suis is regarded as one of the major pathogens of pigs while S. suis type 2 (SS2) is considered to be a zoonotic bacterium for its ability to cause meningitis and streptococcal toxic shock-like syndrome in humans. Many bacterial species contain genes encoding serine/threonine protein phosphatases (STP) responsible for dephosphorylation of their substrates in a single reaction step. This study was aimed to investigate the role of stp1 in pathogenesis of SS2. An isogenic stp1 mutant (Δstp1) was constructed from the SS2 strain ZJ081101...
January 4, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049396/oxidative-stress-and-antioxidant-potential-of-one-hundred-medicinal-plants
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Waseem Hassan, Hamsa Noreen, Shakila Rehman, Shehnaz Gul, Mohammad Amjad Kamal, Jean Paul Kamdem, Bakht Zaman, Joao B T da Rocha
Reactive species are produced in biological system because of redox reactions. The imbalance in pro-oxidant and antioxidant homeostasis leads to the production of toxic reactive oxygen and nitrogen species like hydrogen peroxide, organic peroxides, hydroxyl radicals, superoxide anion and nitric oxide. Inactivation of metabolic enzymes, oxidation of biomolecules and cellular damage are some of the prominent characteristics of reactive species. Similarly, oxidative stress has been associated with more than one hundred (100) pathologies such as atherosclerosis, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, pancreatic and liver diseases, joint disorders, cardiac fibrosis, acute respiratory distress syndrome, neurological diseases (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Huntington's disorder, Parkinson's disease and Alzheimer's disease), ageing and cancer etc...
January 2, 2017: Current Topics in Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27995095/roles-of-the-putative-type-iv-like-secretion-system-key-component-vird4-and-prsa-in-pathogenesis-of-streptococcus-suis-type-2
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Xiaowu Jiang, Yunkai Yang, Jingjing Zhou, Lexin Zhu, Yuanxing Gu, Xiaoyan Zhang, Xiaoliang Li, Weihuan Fang
Streptococcus suis type 2 (SS2) is a zoonotic pathogen causing septic infection, meningitis and pneumonia in pigs and humans. SS2 may cause streptococcal toxic shock syndrome (STSS) probably due to excessive release of inflammatory cytokines. A previous study indicated that the virD4 gene in the putative type IV-like secretion system (T4SS) within the 89K pathogenicity island specific for recent epidemic strains contributed to the development of STSS. However, the functional basis of VirD4 in STSS remains unclear...
2016: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27966978/quantitative-global-proteomics-of-yeast-pbp1-deletion-mutants-and-their-stress-responses-identifies-glucose-metabolism-mitochondrial-and-stress-granule-changes
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Gunnar Seidel, David Meierhofer, Nesli-Ece Şen, Anika Guenther, Sylvia Krobitsch, Georg Auburger
The yeast protein PBP1 is implicated in very diverse pathways. Intriguingly, its deletion mitigates the toxicity of human neurodegeneration factors. Here, we performed label-free quantitative global proteomics to identify crucial downstream factors, either without stress or under cell stress conditions (heat and NaN3). Compared to the wildtype BY4741 strain, PBP1 deletion always triggered downregulation of the key bioenergetics enzyme KGD2 and the prion protein RNQ1 as well as upregulation of the leucine biosynthesis enzyme LEU1...
December 22, 2016: Journal of Proteome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27939935/catalase-deletion-promotes-prediabetic-phenotype-in-mice
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Claire Heit, Stephanie Marshall, Surrendra Singh, Xiaoqing Yu, Georgia Charkoftaki, Hongyu Zhao, David J Orlicky, Kristofer S Fritz, David C Thompson, Vasilis Vasiliou
Hydrogen peroxide is produced endogenously and can be toxic to living organisms by inducing oxidative stress and cell damage. However, it has also been identified as a signal transduction molecule. By metabolizing hydrogen peroxide, catalase protects cells and tissues against oxidative damage and may also influence signal transduction mechanisms. Studies suggest that acatalasemic individuals (i.e., those with very low catalase activity) have a higher risk for the development of diabetes. We now report catalase knockout (Cat(-/-)) mice, when fed a normal (6...
February 2017: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923689/eupafolin-nanoparticle-improves-acute-renal-injury-induced-by-lps-through-inhibiting-ros-and-inflammation
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Hao Zhang, Ming-Kun Chen, Ke Li, Cheng Hu, Min-Hua Lu, Jie Situ
Acute renal injury is a common severe clinical syndrome, occurring in many clinical situations. It is necessary to explore effective drugs to treat it. Eupafolin is a flavonoid compound, derived from Phyla nodiflora, which has been previously reported to possess a variety of pharmacological activities, including anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects. However, it is known little about how it works in acute renal injury. Also, eupafolin is characterized by skin penetration and poor water solubility, limiting its clinical applications...
January 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922495/toxic-and-endocrine-myopathies
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Hans D Katzberg, Charles D Kassardjian
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This article discusses the clinical features, pathophysiology, and management of toxic and endocrine myopathies. RECENT FINDINGS: Early detection and expeditious correction of metabolic disturbances in endocrinopathies such as Cushing syndrome, thyroid and parathyroid diseases, and acromegaly can minimize and prevent neurologic complications including myopathy. Recently proposed mechanisms of injury in patients with critical illness myopathy include inhibition of protein synthesis, mitochondrial dysfunction, disruption of the ubiquitin-proteasome system, oxidative stress, and disruption of intramuscular calcium homeostasis, which can cause a myosin-loss myopathy...
December 2016: Continuum: Lifelong Learning in Neurology
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