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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454287/the-sedative-activity-of-flavonoids-from-passiflora-quadrangularis-is-mediated-through-the-gabaergic-pathway
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Andressa Corneo Gazola, Geison Modesti Costa, Silvana Maria Zucolotto, Leonardo Castellanos, Freddy Alejandro Ramos, Thereza Christina Monteiro de Lima, Eloir Paulo Schenkel
The aim of this study was to investigate the sedative activity of the aqueous leaf extract of Passiflora quadrangularis, a species that is widely cultivated and consumed in South America, and to identify its main constituents and elucidate the involvement of the GABAergic pathway in its mechanism of action. The bioguided fractionation of the crude extract showed a positive relationship between the sedative activity of the extract and its flavonoids. The methods employed to identify and isolate its main flavonoids resulted in the identification of vitexin-2''-O-xyloside, vitexin-2''-O-glucoside, orientin-2''-O-xyloside and orientin-2''-O-glucoside...
February 14, 2018: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454096/jak-stat-inhibitors-and-other-small-molecule-cytokine-antagonists-for-the-treatment-of-allergic-disease
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REVIEW
Michael D Howell, Carolyn Fitzsimons, Paul Smith
OBJECTIVE: To provide an overview of janus kinase (JAK), chemoattractant receptor-homologous molecule expressed on T-helper 2 cells (CRTH2), and phosphodiesterase 4 (PDE4) inhibitors in allergic disorders. DATA SOURCES: PubMed literature review. STUDY SELECTIONS: Articles included in this review discuss the emerging mechanism of action of small molecule inhibitors and their utilization in atopic dermatitis (AD), asthma, and allergic rhinitis (AR)...
February 14, 2018: Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454094/synergistic-activity-of-bet-inhibitor-bi-894999-with-plk-inhibitor-volasertib-in-aml-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
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Ulrike Tontsch-Grunt, Dorothea Rudolph, Irene Waizenegger, Anke Baum, Daniel Gerlach, Harald Engelhardt, Melanie Wurm, Fabio Savarese, Norbert Schweifer, Norbert Kraut
Interactions between a new potent Bromodomain and extraterminal domain (BET) inhibitor BI 894999 and the polo-like kinase (PLK) inhibitor volasertib were studied in acute myeloid leukemia cell lines in vitro and in vivo. We provide data for the distinct mechanisms of action of these two compounds with a potential utility in AML based on gene expression, cell cycle profile and modulation of PD biomarkers such as MYC and HEXIM1. In contrast to BI 894999, volasertib treatment neither affects MYC nor HEXIM1 expression, but augments and prolongs the decrease of MYC expression caused by BI 894999 treatment...
February 14, 2018: Cancer Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453997/effects-of-para-methoxyamphetamine-pma-on-agonistic-encounters-between-male-mice
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Mercedes Martín-López, Ana T Muela, María Cavas, José Francisco Navarro
Para-methoxyamphetamine (PMA) is a synthetic drug chemically similar to the recreational drug 3,4-methylenedioxy-methamphetamine (MDMA or "ecstasy") and often replaces MDMA in tablets that show an "ecstasy" logo. PMA displays a higher toxic potential than MDMA, but the behavioral profile of PMA has been scarcely studied in animal models. Here we evaluated the effects of PMA (2, 4, 8, and 12 mg/kg, i.p.) on agonist encounters between male mice using an ethopharmacological approach, the isolation-induced aggression model...
February 14, 2018: Pharmacology, Biochemistry, and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453983/aldolase-a-overexpression-is-associated-with-poor-prognosis-and-promotes-tumor-progression-by-the-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-in-colon-cancer
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Feng Ye, Yixing Chen, Lu Xia, Jiabian Lian, Shuyu Yang
There is increasing evidence that glycolysis is involved in cancer progression. Aldolase is a glycolytic enzyme that catalyzes the reversible conversion of fructose-1,6-bisphosphate to glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate and dihydroxyacetone phosphate. Disruption of the aldolase genes also plays a role in the progression of multiple types of cancer. However, the underlying mechanism of the action of aldolases in colon cancer progression remains elusive. In this study, aldolase A expression was investigated and found to be upregulated along with human colon cancer progression and metastasis at both the mRNA and protein levels in human colon cancer tissues...
February 14, 2018: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453982/glucagon-like-peptide-1-contributes-to-increases-abca1-expression-by-downregulating-mir-758-to-regulate-cholesterol-homeostasis
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Yue Yao, Qiang Li, Ping Gao, Wei Wang, Lili Chen, Jinchao Zhang, Yi Xu
Abnormal regulation of lipid metabolism is associated with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). GLP-1 as a new treatment for T2DM, has unique effects in modulating cholesterol homeostasis. However, the mechanism of this effect is largely missing. The aim of this study was to determine the effects of GLP-1 on cholesterol-induced lipotoxicity in hepatocytes and examine the underlying mechanisms. The cell viability was determined, and caspase-3 was used to detect the effects of GLP-1 on cholesterol-induced apoptosis...
February 14, 2018: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453920/effect-of-trans-chalcone-on-hepatic-il-8-through-the-regulation-of-mir-451-in-male-rats
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Elham Karimi-Sales, Sajad Jeddi, Arshad Ghaffari-Nasab, Mina Salimi, Mohammad Reza Alipour
OBJECTIVE: Trans-chalcone is a chalcone with hepatoprotective and anti-inflammatory effects. However, the mechanism of these positive effects, especially on miR-451 as an inflammatory regulator, is poorly understood. In this regard, this microRNA (miRNA) acts by inhibition of hepatic interleukin-8 (IL-8) production in the liver which is one of the main proinflammatory cytokines. Th is study for the first time examined the effect of trans-chalcone on miR-451/IL-8 pathway. METHODS: In present study, 21 male rats were randomly divided into 3 groups (n=7 per each group): control which received solvent (NS), groups 2 (N2T) and 3 (N6T), which received transchalcone for 2 and 6 weeks, respectively...
January 1, 2018: Endocrine Regulations
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453736/reproductive-epidemiology-of-glial-tumors-may-reveal-novel-treatments-high-dose-progestins-or-progesterone-antagonists-as-endocrino-immune-modifiers-against-glioma
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REVIEW
Meric A Altinoz, Aysel Ozpinar, Ilhan Elmaci
Female gender, contraceptives, and menopausal hormone replacement treatments containing progesterone analogues associate with higher risk of meningiomas yet with lower risk of gliomas. Progesterone receptor (PR) expression and mifepristone treatment was highly discussed for meningiomas. However, much less is known in regard to progesterone actions in gliomas despite PR expression strongly correlates with their grade. Meningiomas and gliomas may grow faster during gestation; but paradoxically, parousity reduces lifetime risk of gliomas which can be explained with dichotomous cell growth-stimulating and inhibitory actions of progesterone at low versus high levels...
February 17, 2018: Neurosurgical Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453696/interrelationship-between-diabetes-mellitus-and-heart-failure-the-role-of-peroxisome-proliferator-activated-receptors-in-left-ventricle-performance
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REVIEW
Evangelos Oikonomou, Konstantinos Mourouzis, Petros Fountoulakis, Georgios Angelos Papamikroulis, Gerasimos Siasos, Alexis Antonopoulos, Georgia Vogiatzi, Sotiris Tsalamadris, Manolis Vavuranakis, Dimitris Tousoulis
Heart failure (HF) is a common cardiac syndrome, whose pathophysiology involves complex mechanisms, some of which remain unknown. Diabetes mellitus (DM) constitutes not only a glucose metabolic disorder accompanied by insulin resistance but also a risk factor for cardiovascular disease and HF. During the last years though emerging data set up, a bidirectional interrelationship between these two entities. In the case of DM impaired calcium homeostasis, free fatty acid metabolism, redox state, and advance glycation end products may accelerate cardiac dysfunction...
February 17, 2018: Heart Failure Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453689/sustained-sensorimotor-control-as-intermittent-decisions-about-prediction-errors-computational-framework-and-application-to-ground-vehicle-steering
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Gustav Markkula, Erwin Boer, Richard Romano, Natasha Merat
A conceptual and computational framework is proposed for modelling of human sensorimotor control and is exemplified for the sensorimotor task of steering a car. The framework emphasises control intermittency and extends on existing models by suggesting that the nervous system implements intermittent control using a combination of (1) motor primitives, (2) prediction of sensory outcomes of motor actions, and (3) evidence accumulation of prediction errors. It is shown that approximate but useful sensory predictions in the intermittent control context can be constructed without detailed forward models, as a superposition of simple prediction primitives, resembling neurobiologically observed corollary discharges...
February 16, 2018: Biological Cybernetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453493/altered-prepulse-inhibition-of-the-acoustic-startle-response-in-bdnf-deficient-mice-in-a-model-of-early-postnatal-hypoxia-implications-for-schizophrenia
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Juan M Lima-Ojeda, Anne S Mallien, Christiane Brandwein, Undine E Lang, Dimitri Hefter, Dragos Inta
The brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) is a major proliferative agent in the nervous system. Both BDNF-deficiency and perinatal hypoxia represent genetic/environmental risk factors for schizophrenia. Moreover, a decreased BDNF response to birth hypoxia was associated with the disease. BDNF expression is influenced by neuronal activity and environmental conditions such as hypoxia. Thus, it may partake in neuroprotective and reparative mechanisms in acute or chronic neuronal insults. However, the interaction of hypoxia and BDNF is insufficiently understood and the behavioral outcome unknown...
February 16, 2018: European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453372/enzyme-mediated-nanofibrillation-of-cellulose-by-the-synergistic-actions-of-an-endoglucanase-lytic-polysaccharide-monooxygenase-lpmo-and-xylanase
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Jinguang Hu, Dong Tian, Scott Renneckar, Jack N Saddler
Physiochemical methods have generally been used to "open-up" biomass substrates/pulps and have been the main method used to fibrillate cellulose. However, recent work has shown that canonical cellulase enzymes such as endoglucanases, in combination with "amorphogenesis inducing" proteins such as lytic polysaccharide monooxygenases (LPMO), swollenin and hemicellulases, are able to increase cellulose accessibility. In the work reported here different combinations of endoglucanase, LPMO and xylanase were applied to Kraft pulps to assess their potential to induce fibrillation at low enzyme loading over a short time period...
February 16, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453321/inhibition-of-cd95-cd95l-signaling-with-apg101-prevents-invasion-and-enhances-radiation-therapy-for-glioblastoma
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Jonas Blaes, Carina M Thomé, Philipp-Niclas Pfenning, Petra Rübmann, Felix Sahm, Antje Wick, Theresa Bunse, Torsten Schmenger, Jaromir Sykora, Andreas von Deimling, Benedikt Wiestler, Christian Merz, Manfred Jugold, Uwe Haberkorn, Amir Abdollahi, Jürgen Debus, Christian Gieffers, Claudia Kunz, Martin Bendszus, Michael Kluge, Michael Platten, Harald Fricke, Wolfgang Wick, Dieter Lemke
CD95 (Fas/APO-1), a death receptor family member, activity has been linked to tumorigenicity in multiple cancers, including glioblastoma multiforme (GBM). A phase II clinical trial on relapsed glioblastoma patients demonstrated that targeted inhibition of CD95 signaling via the CD95 ligand (CD95L) binding and neutralizing Fc-fusion protein APG101 (asunercept) prolonged patient survival. While CD95 signaling may be relevant for multiple aspects of tumor growth, the mechanism of action of APG101 in glioblastoma is not clear...
February 16, 2018: Molecular Cancer Research: MCR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453273/evolution-of-a-holistic-systems-approach-to-planning-and-managing-road-safety-the-victorian-case-study-1970-2015
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Carlyn Muir, Ian R Johnston, Eric Howard
BACKGROUND: The Victorian Safe System approach to road safety slowly evolved from a combination of the Swedish Vision Zero philosophy and the Sustainable Safety model developed by the Dutch. The Safe System approach reframes the way in which road safety is viewed and managed. METHODS: This paper presents a case study of the institutional change required to underpin the transformation to a holistic approach to planning and managing road safety in Victoria, Australia...
February 16, 2018: Injury Prevention: Journal of the International Society for Child and Adolescent Injury Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452883/thiocarbonyl-bound-metallonitrosyl-complexes-with-visible-light-induced-dna-cleavage-and-promising-vasodilation-activity
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Carlos D S Silva, Iury A Paz, Felipe D Abreu, Aurideia P de Sousa, Carla P Veríssimo, Nilberto R F Nascimento, Tércio F Paulo, Davila Zampieri, Marcos N Eberlin, Ana C S Gondim, Loraine C Andrade, Idalina M M Carvalho, Eduardo H S Sousa, Luiz G F Lopes
Nitric oxide has been involved in many key biological processes such as vasodilation, platelet aggregation, apoptosis, memory function, and this has drawn attention to the development of exogenous NO donors. Metallonitrosyl complexes are an important class of these compounds. Here, two new ruthenium nitrosyl complexes containing a thiocarbonyl ligand, with the formula cis-[Ru(phen) 2 (L)(NO)](PF 6 ) 3 (phen = phenantroline, L = thiourea or thiobenzamide), were synthesized and characterized by electronic spectroscopy, FTIR, NMR , mass spectrometry and voltammetric techniques...
February 9, 2018: Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452849/bacterial-communities-in-mining-soils-and-surrounding-areas-under-regeneration-process-in-a-former-ore-mine
#16
Camila Cesário Fernandes, Luciano Takeshi Kishi, Erica Mendes Lopes, Wellington Pine Omori, Jackson Antonio Marcondes de Souza, Lucia Maria Carareto Alves, Eliana Gertrudes de Macedo Lemos
Human activities on the Earth's surface change the landscape of natural ecosystems. Mining practices are one of the most severe human activities, drastically altering the chemical, physical and biological properties of the soil environment. Bacterial communities in soil play an important role in the maintenance of ecological relationships. This work shows bacterial diversity, metabolic repertoire and physiological behavior in five ecosystems samples with different levels of impact. These ecosystems belong to a historical area in Iron Quadrangle, Minas Gerais, Brazil, which suffered mining activities until its total depletion without recovery since today...
February 13, 2018: Brazilian Journal of Microbiology: [publication of the Brazilian Society for Microbiology]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452665/novel-agents-for-relapsed-and-refractory-follicular-lymphoma
#17
REVIEW
Chan Yoon Cheah, Nathan H Fowler
Follicular lymphoma is one of the most common non-Hodgkin's lymphomas. Although current frontline regimens are associated with high response rates, most patients still relapse. When progression is discovered, re-establishing the diagnosis and ruling out transformation in paramount. The outcomes following relapse have been improving due to the activity and increasing availability of novel agents with various mechanisms of action. Despite these advances, single agent activity is limited and the disease remains incurable in the majority of cases...
March 2018: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452646/corrigendum-to-insights-into-molecular-and-cellular-mechanisms-of-hormonal-actions-on-fish-ion-regulation-derived-from-the-zebrafish-model-gen-comp-endocrinol-251-2017-12-20
#18
Ying-Jey Guh, Pung-Pung Hwang
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 1, 2018: General and Comparative Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452350/extra-virgin-olive-oil-contains-a-metabolo-epigenetic-inhibitor-of-cancer-stem-cells
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Bruna Corominas-Faja, Elisabet Cuyàs, Jesús Lozano-Sánchez, Sílvia Cufí, Sara Verdura, Salvador Fernández-Arroyo, Isabel Borrás-Linares, Begoña Martin-Castillo, Ángel G Martin, Ruth Lupu, Alfons Nonell-Canals, Melchor Sanchez-Martinez, Vicente Micol, Jorge Joven, Antonio Segura-Carretero, Javier A Menendez
Targeting tumor-initiating, drug-resistant populations of cancer stem cells (CSC) with phytochemicals is a novel paradigm for cancer prevention and treatment. We herein employed a phenotypic drug discovery approach coupled to mechanism-of-action profiling and target deconvolution to identify phenolic components of extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) capable of suppressing the functional traits of CSC in breast cancer (BC). In vitro screening revealed that the secoiridoid decarboxymethyl oleuropein aglycone (DOA) could selectively target sub-populations of epithelial-like, aldehyde dehydrogenase (ALDH)-positive and mesenchymal-like, CD44+CD24-/low CSC...
February 14, 2018: Carcinogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452189/roasted-and-green-coffee-extracts-show-antioxidant-and-cytotoxic-activity-in-myoblast-and-endothelial-cell-lines-in-a-cell-specific-manner
#20
Alexandros Priftis, Eleftheria-Maria Panagiotou, Konstantinos Lakis, Christina Plika, Maria Halabalaki, Georgia Ntasi, Aristidis S Veskoukis, Dimitrios Stagos, Leandros A Skaltsounis, Dimitrios Kouretas
Coffee is one of the most highly consumed beverages with potential beneficial health implications, however its molecular mechanism of action has not been completely elucidated yet. To that cause, the polyphenolic composition of different coffee extracts (from Light, Medium and Dark roasts as well as green beans) was examined by UHPLC-HRMS analysis, indicating chlorogenic acids isomers as the main constituents. In the following step, the toxicity of the extracts was tested in myoblasts and endothelial cells and differential toxicity of green and roasted samples was displayed as the myoblasts were more sensitive to green coffee extracts, in contrast to the endothelial cells...
February 13, 2018: Food and Chemical Toxicology
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