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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333681/myotropic-activity-and-immuno-localization-of-selected-neuropeptides-of-the-burying-beetle-nicrophorus-vespilloides-coleoptera-silphidae
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Arkadiusz Urbański, Jan Lubawy, Paweł Marciniak, Grzegorz Rosiński
Burying beetles (Nicrophorus sp.) are necrophagous insects with developed parental care. Genome of Nicrophorus vespilloides has been recently sequenced, which makes them interesting model organism in behavioural ecology. However, we know very little about their physiology, including the functioning of their neuro-endocrine system. In this study, one of the physiological activities of proctolin, myosuppressin (Nicve-MS), myoinhibitory peptide (Trica-MIP-5) and the short neuropeptide F (Nicve-sNPF) in N. vespilloides have been investigated...
January 15, 2018: Insect Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332800/acidity-of-substituted-cathinones-studied-by-capillary-electrophoresis-using-the-standard-and-fast-alternative-approaches
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Michał Woźniakiewicz, Paweł Mateusz Nowak, Małgorzata Gołąb, Piotr Adamowicz, Maria Kała, Paweł Kościelniak
Cathinone derivatives are notorious but still weakly characterized molecules, known mainly as components of the designer and illicit drugs. The knowledge on their acidity is scarce and incomplete, therefore, we decided to determine the pKa values for six of them: 2-methylmethcathinone, 3-methylmethcathinone, 4-methylmethcathinone, α-pyrrolidinovalerophenone, methylenedioxypyrovalerone and ephedrone. For that purpose we employed capillary electrophoresis, which is known for its accurateness in comparison to other analytical techniques...
April 1, 2018: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332598/synthesis-of-new-isoxazole-pyridazine-pyrimidopyrazines-and-their-anti-inflammatory-and-analgesic-activity
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Ameen Ali Abu-Hashem, Mohamed El-Shazly
BACKGROUND: Isoxazoles, pyridazines, and pyrimidopyrazines have recently attracted attention due to their potent pharmacological activities. They exhibited anticancer, neuroprotective, analgesic and anti-inflammatory effects. OBJECTIVE: Synthesis of novel isoxazoles, pyridazines, and pyrimidopyrazines through efficient high yield protocol and evaluating their analgesics and anti-inflammatory activities. METHOD: A series of novel isoxazole-, pyridazine-, pyrimidopyrazine derivatives were prepared from 5,8-alkyl-1,3-dimethyl-5,6-dihydropyrimido[5,6-e]pyrazine-2,4,7-trione (1a,b) as the starting material...
January 11, 2018: Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332274/callitriche-cophocarpa-water-starwort-proteome-under-chromate-stress-evidence-for-induction-of-a-quinone-reductase
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Paweł Kaszycki, Aleksandra Dubicka-Lisowska, Joanna Augustynowicz, Barbara Piwowarczyk, Wojciech Wesołowski
Chromate-induced physiological stress in a water-submerged macrophyte Callitriche cophocarpa Sendtn. (water starwort) was tested at the proteomic level. The oxidative stress status of the plant treated with 1 mM Cr(VI) for 3 days revealed stimulation of peroxidases whereas catalase and superoxide dismutase activities were similar to the control levels. Employing two-dimensional electrophoresis, comparative proteomics enabled to detect five differentiating proteins subjected to identification with mass spectrometry followed by an NCBI database search...
January 13, 2018: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331316/pharmacological-activities-of-the-organic-extracts-and-chemical-fatty-acids-composition-of-the-petroleum-ether-extract-from-haplophyllum-tuberculatum-leaves
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Assia Hamdi, Kaouther Majouli, Amal Abdelhamid, Hela Belghith, Imed Chraief, Abderrahman Bouraoui, Zohra Marzouk, Yvan Vander Heyden
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Haplophyllum tuberculatum is used in traditional medicine to treat many disorders including inflammation and pain. The aim of this study is to investigate the organic extracts from H. tuberculatum leaves against inflammation, gastric ulcer and pain. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Acute toxicity was studied in vivo to determine the toxic doses of the leaves organic extracts. Anti-inflammatory activity was also evaluated in vivo using carrageenan-induced paw edema in Wistar rats...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330893/mitogenomic-differences-between-the-normal-and-tumour-cells-of-colorectal-cancer-patients
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Katarzyna Skonieczna, Boris Malyarchuk, Arkadiusz Jawień, Andrzej Marszałek, Zbigniew Banaszkiewicz, Paweł Jarmocik, Tomasz Grzybowski
So far, a reliable spectrum of mitochondrial DNA mutations in colorectal cancer cells is still unknown, and neither is their significance in carcinogenesis. Indeed, it remains debatable whether mtDNA mutations are "drivers" or "passengers" of colorectal carcinogenesis. Thus, we analyzed 200 mitogenomes from normal and cancer tissues of 100 colorectal cancer patients. Minority variant mutations were detected at the 1% level. We showed that somatic mutations frequently occur in colorectal cancer cells (75%) and are randomly distributed across the mitochondrial genome...
January 12, 2018: Human Mutation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329593/targeting-ectodysplasin-promotor-by-crispr-dcas9-effector-effectively-induces-the-reprogramming-of-human-bone-marrow-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-into-sweat-gland-like-cells
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Sujing Sun, Jun Xiao, Jiahui Huo, Zhijun Geng, Kui Ma, Xiaoyan Sun, Xiaobing Fu
BACKGROUND: Patients with a deep burn injury are characterized by losing the function of perspiration and being unable to regenerate the sweat glands. Because of their easy accession, multipotency, and lower immunogenicity, bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (BM-MSCs) represent as an ideal biological source for cell therapy. The aim of this study was to identify whether targeting the promotor of ectodysplasin (EDA) by CRISPR/dCas9-effector (dCas9-E) could induce the BM-MSCs to differentiate into sweat gland-like cells (SGCs)...
January 12, 2018: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329564/phytochemical-analysis-antioxidant-and-anti-inflammatory-potential-of-feretia-apodanthera-root-bark-extracts
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Oluwayinka Olufunmilayo Owolabi, Dorcas Bolanle James, Ibrahim Sani, Binda T Andongma, Opeoluwa O Fasanya, Barnabas Kure
BACKGROUND: Inflammation has been implicated in many disorders, including cancer and available therapies elicit adverse effects. Plants of the family Rubiaceae have shown potency against inflammation. The anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant potential of Feretia apodanthera was investigated in this study to evaluate its effectiveness. METHODS: The phytochemical, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory potential of root bark (n-Hexane, diethyl ether, ethanol and aqueous) extracts of Feretia apodanthera was investigated in this study...
January 12, 2018: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327291/pars-plana-vitrectomy-with-transscleral-fixation-of-posterior-chamber-lens-in-the-treatment-of-post-traumatic-lens-dislocation
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Paweł Bieliński, Monika Jasielska, Anna Wyszyńska, Mateusz Winiarczyk, Jerzy Mackiewicz
PURPOSE: To present our experience with post-traumatic lens dislocation management by vitrectomy followed with sutureless artificial lens fixation. METHODS: The retrospective study involved 15 patients (12 men and 3 women) aged from 36 to 78 (on average, 63 years old), from the Vitreoretinal Surgery Teaching Hospital, operated in the years 2013-2015. All cases concerned ocular traumas with dislocation of the natural or artificial lens to the anterior chamber, vitreous body chamber, or post-traumatic aphakia...
January 11, 2018: International Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327283/persea-americana-mill-crude-extract-exhibits-antinociceptive-effect-on-uvb-radiation-induced-skin-injury-in-mice
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Viviane C K N Deuschle, Indiara Brusco, Mariana Piana, Henrique Faccin, Leandro Machado de Carvalho, Sara Marchesan Oliveira, Carine Viana
Persea americana, popularly known as avocado, has been empirically used as analgesic and anti-inflammatory including in the skin disorder treatment. Species of the genus Persea also show a photoprotective effect against UVB radiation. We investigated the antinociceptive and anti-inflammatory effects from a topical formulation containing the P. americana leaf extract in a UVB irradiation-induced burn model in mice and performed a gel-formulation stability study. The antinociceptive and anti-inflammatory effect was evaluated through mechanical allodynia, paw oedema, and inflammatory cell infiltration...
January 11, 2018: Inflammopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324391/sirna-mediated-c-rel-knockdown-ameliorates-collagen-induced-arthritis-in-mice
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Tingting Fan, Fuhua Zhong, Ruiling Liu, Youhai H Chen, Ting Wang, Qingguo Ruan
Previous studies have shown that inflammatory mediators involved in the development of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) are regulated by the Rel/nuclear factor-κB (Rel/NF-κB) transcription factor family. c-Rel, a member of the Rel/NF-κB family that is preferentially expressed by immune cells, is a risk factor for several inflammatory diseases including RA. In the current study, we investigated whether targeting c-Rel can be used to treat collagen-induced arthritis, an animal model for RA. c-Rel specific siRNA (siRel) delivered by nanoparticles was used to knockdown the expression of c-Rel...
January 8, 2018: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324347/design-synthesis-and-biological-evaluation-of-7h-pyrrolo-2-3-d-pyrimidin-4-amine-derivatives-as-selective-btk-inhibitors-with-improved-pharmacokinetic-properties-for-the-treatment-of-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Linhong He, Heying Pei, Chufeng Zhang, Mingfeng Shao, Dan Li, Mingli Tang, Taijing Wang, Xiaoxin Chen, Mingli Xiang, Lijuan Chen
Bruton's tyrosine kinase (Btk) is a Tec family kinase with a well-defined role in the B cell receptor (BCR) and Fcγ receptor (FcR) signaling pathways, which makes it a uniquely attractive target for the treatment of autoimmune diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis (RA). We reported a series of compounds bearing 7H-pyrrolo [2,3-d]pyrimidin-4-amine scaffold that potently inhibited Btk in vitro. Analysis of the structure-activity relationships (SAR) and drug-like profiles led to the discovery of the optimal compound B16...
December 28, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323348/mouse-antibody-of-igm-class-is-prone-to-non-enzymatic-cleavage-between-ch1-and-ch2-domains
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Tomasz Klaus, Krystyna Stalińska, Dominik Czaplicki, Paweł Mak, Bozena Skupien-Rabian, Sylwia Kedracka-Krok, Karolina Wiatrowska, Monika Bzowska, Monika Machula, Joanna Bereta
IgM is a multivalent antibody which evolved as a first line defense of adaptive immunity. It consists of heavy and light chains assembled into a complex oligomer. In mouse serum there are two forms of IgM, a full-length and a truncated one. The latter contains μ' chain, which lacks a variable region. Although μ' chain was discovered many years ago, its origin has not yet been elucidated. Our results indicate that μ' chain is generated from a full-length heavy chain by non-enzymatic cleavage of the protein backbone...
January 11, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322829/chemical-composition-and-antimicrobial-activity-of-the-essential-oils-from-flowers-and-leaves-of-grindelia-integrifolia-dc
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Sławomira Nowak, Paweł Lisiecki, Anna Tomaszczak-Nowak, Ewa Grudzińska, Monika Anna Olszewska, Agnieszka Kicel
Essential oils from flowers and leaves of Grindelia integrifolia DC. were investigated for the first time in terms of chemical composition and antimicrobial activity. The GC-FID/MS analysis allowed for the identification of 58 and 72 volatiles, comprising 92.4 and 90.1% of the oils, respectively. The major components of the flower oil were α-pinene (34.9%) and limonene (13.1%), while myrcene (16.9%), spathulenol (12.3%), β-eudesmol (11.9%) and limonene (10.1%) dominated among the leaf volatiles. The antimicrobial activity, evaluated against 12 selected bacteria and fungus, was found moderate, with the strongest effect of both oils observed against C...
January 11, 2018: Natural Product Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320903/air-pollution-and-human-sperm-sex-ratio
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Michał Radwan, Emila Dziewirska, Paweł Radwan, Lucjusz Jakubowski, Wojciech Hanke, Joanna Jurewicz
The present study was designed to address the hypothesis that exposure to specific air pollutants may impact human sperm Y:X chromosome ratio. The study population consisted of 195 men who were attending an infertility clinic for diagnostic purposes and who had normal semen concentration of 15-300 mln/ml (WHO, 2010). Participants represented a subset of men in a multicenter parent study conducted in Poland to evaluate environmental factors and male fertility. Participants were interviewed and provided a semen sample...
January 1, 2018: American Journal of Men's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320365/association-of-cord-blood-ghrelin-leptin-and-insulin-concentrations-in-term-newborns-with-anthropometric-parameters-at-birth
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Magdalena Warchoł, Małgorzata Wojciechowska, Justyna Kupsz, Magdalena Helena Sot-Szewczyk, Michał Michalak, Paweł Kołodziejski, Ewa Pruszyńska-Oszmałek, Hanna Krauss
BACKGROUND: Ghrelin, leptin and insulin, generally considered as regulators of energy homeostasis of the organism may be related to fetal and early postnatal growth. Numerous studies have confirmed the presence of these hormones in the cells of the fetus indicating their importance in development at early stages of life. METHODS: This study analyzed active and total ghrelin by radioimmunoassay (RIA), leptin and insulin concentrations by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) in 65 cord blood samples, from term newborns, and measured the birth anthropometric parameters [birth weight (BW), head circumference, chest, stomach, thigh and arm circumference]...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism: JPEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319517/characterisation-of-antimicrobial-properties-of-extracts-of-selected-medicinal-plants
#17
Monika Cioch, Paweł Satora, Magdalena Skotniczny, Dorota Semik-Szczurak, Tomasz Tarko
The scope of the experiments included analysis of the antimicrobial activity of ethanolic, methanolic and aqueous extracts against bacterial and fungal cultures and determination of the minimum inhibitory concentration of plant extracts tested microbial growth. Analysis of the antifungal and antibacterial activity was carried out by the disc diffusion method using paper discs. In the experiment 11 species of microorganisms - 8 bacterial and 3 fungal strains were used. The highest antimicrobial activity against the tested strains was demonstrated by black elder (Sambucus nigra L...
December 4, 2017: Polish Journal of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318300/design-synthesis-and-anti-inflammatory-activity-of-derivatives-10-r-3-aryl-6-7-dihydro-2h-1-2-4-triazino-2-3-c-quinazolin-2-ones-of-spiro-fused-cyclic-frameworks
#18
Oleksandra Kolomoets, Оleksii Voskoboynik, Oleksii Antypenko, Galyna Berest, Inna Nosulenko, Vitaliy Palchikov, Olexandr Karpenko, Sergiy Kovalenko
Present work is devoted to the purposeful search of novel promising anti-inflammatory agents among the insufficiently known 3'-R-10'-R1-spiro[hetaryl-3(4),6'-[1,2,4]triazino[2,3-c]quinazolin]-2'(7'H)-ones. The virtual combinatorial library of previously unknown spiro-condensed derivatives of [1,2,4]triazino[2,3-c]quinazolines was formed and promising COX-2 inhibitors were identified by molecular docking method. Potential anti-inflammatory agents were synthesized by [5+1]-cyclocondensation of substituted 3-(2-aminophenyl)-6-R-1,2,4-triazin-5(2H)-ones with heterocyclic ketones...
December 2017: Acta Chimica Slovenica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317823/european-perspective-on-the-management-of-rheumatoid-arthritis-clinical-utility-of-tofacitinib
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Paweł Kawalec, Katarzyna Śladowska, Iwona Malinowska-Lipień, Tomasz Brzostek, Maria Kózka
Xeljanz® (tofacitinib) is an oral small-molecule inhibitor that reversibly inhibits Janus-activated kinase (JAK)-dependent cytokine signaling, thus reducing inflammation. As a result of these mechanisms, effects on the immune system such as a moderate decrease in the total lymphocyte count, a dose-dependent decrease in natural killer (NK) cell count, and an increase in B-cell count have been observed. Therefore, tofacitinib provides an innovative approach to modulating the immune and inflammatory responses in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), which is especially important in individuals who do not respond to tumor necrosis factor inhibitors or show a loss of response over time...
2018: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317241/influence-of-artemisia-annua-l-on-toll-like-receptor-expression-in-brain-of-mice-infected-with-acanthamoeba-sp
#20
Agnieszka Wojtkowiak-Giera, Monika Derda, Danuta Kosik-Bogacka, Agnieszka Kolasa-Wołosiuk, Piotr Solarczyk, Marcin Cholewiński, Elżbieta Wandurska-Nowak, Paweł P Jagodziński, Edward Hadaś
The treatment of acanthamoebiasis is a still a problem. Our previous studies showed that the application of extracts from Artemisia annua L. significantly prolonged the survival of mice infected by Acanthamoeba. This plant has medicinal properties in the treatment of human parasitic diseases. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of A. annua on expression of Toll-like receptors (TLRs) 2 and 4 in brain of mice with Acanthamoeba infection. Mice were infected with Acanthamoeba sp. strain Ac309 (KY203908) by intranasal inoculation without and after application of A...
January 6, 2018: Experimental Parasitology
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