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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545202/memantine-inhibits-degradation-of-the-articular-cartilage-extracellular-matrix-induced-by-advanced-glycation-end-products-ages
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Jijun Zhao, Yinghao Yu, Zhaofeng Wu, Ling Wang, Wei Li
The accumulation of inflammation and cartilage damage induced by advanced glycation end products (AGEs) are important hallmarks of osteoarthritis (OA). Memantine is a clinically licensed drug used for the treatment of moderate and severe Alzheimer's disease. To date, little information has been reported regarding the effects of memantine on cartilage destruction. In this study, we investigated the protective effects of memantine on AGE-induced degradation of collagen II and aggrecans in human SW1353 chondrocytes...
May 20, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544993/muscarinic-receptor-m4-positive-allosteric-modulators-attenuate-central-effects-of-cocaine
#2
Camilla Dall, Pia Weikop, Ditte Dencker, Anna C Molander, Gitta Wörtwein, P Jeffrey Conn, Anders Fink-Jensen, Morgane Thomsen
BACKGROUND: Cocaine addiction is a chronic brain disease affecting neurotransmission. Muscarinic cholinergic receptors modulate dopaminergic signaling in the reward system, and muscarinic receptor stimulation can block direct reinforcing effects of cocaine. Here, we tested the hypothesis that specific muscarinic M4 receptor stimulation can attenuate the discriminative stimulus effects and conditioned rewarding effects of cocaine, measures believed to predict the ability of cocaine and cocaine-associated cues to elicit relapse to drug taking...
May 16, 2017: Drug and Alcohol Dependence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544386/skin-mucous-membrane-disorder-and-therapeutic-effect-of-pegylated-liposomal-doxorubicin-in-recurrent-ovarian-cancer
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Yuki Yamada, Ryuji Kawaguchi, Fuminori Ito, Kana Iwai, Emiko Niiro, Hiroshi Shigetomi, Yasuhito Tanase, Hiroshi Kobayashi
AIM: Hand-foot syndrome (HFS) induced by chemotherapy and molecule-targeting drugs is correlated with treatment efficacy. We conducted a retrospective analysis to evaluate the relationship between HFS and efficacy of pegylated liposomal doxorubicin (PLD) for recurrent ovarian cancer. METHODS: Patients were treated with PLD between July 2009 and May 2014. We evaluated patient characteristics, incidence of adverse events, clinical benefit (rate of complete response, partial response, and stable disease), progression-free survival, and overall survival...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544378/concise-review-induced-pluripotent-stem-cell-based-drug-discovery-for-mitochondrial-disease
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REVIEW
Gizem Inak, Carmen Lorenz, Pawel Lisowski, Annika Zink, Barbara Mlody, Alessandro Prigione
High attrition rates and loss of capital plague the drug discovery process. This is particularly evident for mitochondrial disease that typically involves neurological manifestations and is caused by nuclear or mitochondrial DNA defects. This group of heterogeneous disorders is difficult to target because of the variability of the symptoms among individual patients and the lack of viable modeling systems. The use of induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) might significantly improve the search for effective therapies for mitochondrial disease...
May 22, 2017: Stem Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544002/biological-effects-and-osteoarthritic-disease-modifying-activity-of-small-molecule-cm-01
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Yubo Sun, Andrea Roberts, David R Mauerhan, Michael Cox, Edward N Hanley
Phosphocitrate inhibits cartilage degeneration, however, the prospect of phosphocitrate as an oral disease modifying drug might be limited. The purpose of this study was to investigate the biological effects and disease-modifying activity of a phosphocitrate "analogue", CM-01 (Carolinas Molecule-01), and test the hypothesis that CM-01 is a disease modifying drug for osteoarthritis therapy. The effects of CM-01 on calcium crystal-induced expression of matrix metalloproteinase-1 and interleukin-1 beta, cell-mediated calcification and production of proteoglycan by chondrocytes were examined in cell cultures...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Research: Official Publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543445/psoriasis-in-those-planning-a-family-pregnant-or-breast-feeding-the-australasian-psoriasis-collaboration
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REVIEW
Marius Rademaker, Karen Agnew, Megan Andrews, Katherine Armour, Chris Baker, Peter Foley, John Frew, Kurt Gebauer, Monisha Gupta, Debra Kennedy, Gillian Marshman, John Sullivan
The Australasian Psoriasis Collaboration has reviewed the evidence for managing moderate to severe psoriasis in those who are pregnant or are breast-feeding, or planning a family. The severity of the psoriasis, associated comorbidities and specific anti-psoriasis treatment, along with other exposures, can have a deleterious effect on pregnancy outcomes. Psoriasis itself increases the risk of preterm and low birthweight babies, along with spontaneous and induced abortions, but no specific birth defects have been otherwise demonstrated...
May 23, 2017: Australasian Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543193/patterns-of-anaphylaxis-after-diagnostic-work-up-a-follow-up-study-of-226-patients-with-suspected-anaphylaxis
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Athamaica Ruiz Oropeza, Carsten Bindslev-Jensen, Sigurd Broesby-Olsen, Thomas Kristensen, Michael Boe Møller, Hanne Vestergaard, Henrik Fomsgaard Kjaer, Susanne Halken, Annmarie Lassen, Charlotte G Mortz
BACKGROUND: Most published studies on anaphylaxis are retrospective or register based. Data on subsequent diagnostic work-up are sparse. We aimed to characterize patients seen with suspected anaphylaxis at the emergency care setting (ECS), after subsequent diagnostic work-up at our Allergy Center (AC). METHODS: Prospective study including patients from the ECS, Odense University Hospital, during May 2013-April 2014. Possible anaphylaxis cases were daily identified based on a broad search profile including history and symptoms in patient records, diagnostic codes and pharmacological treatments...
May 19, 2017: Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542953/zebrafish-tmem230a-cooperates-with-the-delta-notch-signaling-pathway-to-modulate-endothelial-cell-number-in-angiogenic-vessels
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Silvia Carra, Lorenzo Sangiorgio, Paride Pelucchi, Solei Cermenati, Alessandra Mezzelani, Valentina Martino, Mira Palizban, Alberto Albertini, Martin Götte, James Kehler, Gianluca Deflorian, Monica Beltrame, Antonio Giordano, Rolland Reinbold, Franco Cotelli, Gianfranco Bellipanni, Ileana Zucchi
During embryonic development, new arteries and veins form from preexisting vessels in response to specific angiogenic signals. Angiogenic signaling is complex since not all endothelial cells exposed to angiogenic signals respond equally. Some cells will be selected to become tip cells and acquire migration and proliferation capacity necessary for vessel growth while others, the stalk cells become trailer cells that stay connected with pre-existing vessels and act as a linkage to new forming vessels. Additionally, stalk and tip cells have the capacity to interchange their roles...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542880/suicidal-death-of-erythrocytes-in-cancer-and-its-chemotherapy-a-potential-target-in-the-treatment-of-tumor-associated-anemia
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REVIEW
Elisabeth Lang, Rosi Bissinger, Syed M Qadri, Florian Lang
In analogy to apoptosis of nucleated cells, erythrocytes may enter eryptosis characterized by cell shrinkage and cell membrane scrambling. Eryptotic erythrocytes are rapidly cleared from circulating blood and may adhere to the vascular wall. Stimulation of eryptosis thus impairs microcirculation and leads to anemia as soon as the loss of erythrocytes cannot be fully compensated by enhanced erythropoiesis. Signaling stimulating eryptosis includes increase of cytosolic Ca(2+) -activity, ceramide, caspases, calpain, p38-kinase, protein-kinase C, Janus-activated kinase 3, casein-kinase 1α, and cyclin-dependent kinase 4...
May 23, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542521/regeneration-of-myelin-sheaths-of-normal-length-and-thickness-in-the-zebrafish-cns-correlates-with-growth-of-axons-in-caliber
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Marja J Karttunen, Tim Czopka, Marieke Goedhart, Jason J Early, David A Lyons
Demyelination is observed in numerous diseases of the central nervous system, including multiple sclerosis (MS). However, the endogenous regenerative process of remyelination can replace myelin lost in disease, and in various animal models. Unfortunately, the process of remyelination often fails, particularly with ageing. Even when remyelination occurs, it is characterised by the regeneration of myelin sheaths that are abnormally thin and short. This imperfect remyelination is likely to have implications for the restoration of normal circuit function and possibly the optimal metabolic support of axons...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542233/is-survival-improved-by-the-use-of-niv-and-peg-in-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis-als-a-post-mortem-study-of-80-als-patients
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Christian Burkhardt, Christoph Neuwirth, Andreas Sommacal, Peter M Andersen, Markus Weber
BACKGROUND: Non-invasive ventilation (NIV) and percutaneous gastrostomy (PEG) are guideline-recommended interventions for symptom management in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Their effect on survival is controversial and the impact on causes of death is unknown. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effect of NIV and PEG on survival and causes of death in ALS patients. METHODS: Eighty deceased ALS patients underwent a complete post mortem analysis for causes of death between 2003 and 2015...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542146/the-role-of-extracellular-histone-in-organ-injury
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REVIEW
Eleanor Silk, Hailin Zhao, Hao Weng, Daqing Ma
Histones are intra-nuclear cationic proteins that are present in all eukaryotic cells and are highly conserved across species. Within the nucleus, they provide structural stability to chromatin and regulate gene expression. Histone may be released into the extracellular space in three forms: freely, as a DNA-bound nucleosome or as part of neutrophil extracellular traps, and all three can be detected in serum after significant cellular death such as sepsis, trauma, ischaemia/reperfusion injury and autoimmune disease...
May 25, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542127/functional-screen-analysis-reveals-mir-3142-as-central-regulator-in-chemoresistance-and-proliferation-through-activation-of-the-pten-akt-pathway-in-cml
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Lifen Zhao, Yujia Shan, Bing Liu, Yang Li, Li Jia
Chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) is caused by the constitutively active BCR-ABL tyrosine kinase. Although great progress has been made for improvement in clinical treatment during the past decades, it is common for patients to develop chemotherapy resistance. Therefore, further exploring novel therapeutic strategies are still crucial for improving disease outcome. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) represent a novel class of genes that function as negative regulators of gene expression. Recently, miRNAs have been implicated in several cancers...
May 25, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541681/platelet-microcapsule-hybrids-leverage-contractile-force-for-targeted-delivery-of-hemostatic-agents
#14
Caroline E Hansen, David R Myers, Wallace Hunter Baldwin, Yumiko Sakurai, Shannon L Meeks, L Andrew Lyon, Wilbur A Lam
We report a cell-mediated, targeted drug delivery system utilizing polyelectrolyte multilayer capsules that hybridize with the patient's own platelets upon intravenous administration. The hybridized platelets function as the sensor and actuator for targeted drug delivery and controlled release in our system. These capsules are biochemically and mechanically tuned to enable platelet adhesion and capsule rupture upon platelet activation and contraction, enabling the targeted and controlled "burst" release of an encapsulated biotherapeutic...
May 25, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541476/7-8-dihydroxyflavone-ameliorates-cognitive-and-motor-deficits-in-a-huntington-s-disease-mouse-model-through-specific-activation-of-the-plc%C3%AE-1-pathway
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Gerardo García-Díaz Barriga, Albert Giralt, Marta Anglada-Huguet, Nuria Gaja-Capdevila, Javier G Orlandi, Jordi Soriano, Josep-Maria Canals, Jordi Alberch
Huntington's disease (HD) is a fatal neurodegenerative disease with motor, cognitive and psychiatric impairment. Dysfunctions in HD models have been related to reduced levels of striatal brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) and imbalance between its receptors TrkB and p75(NTR). Thus, molecules with activity on the BDNF/TrkB/p75 system can have therapeutic potential. 7,8-Dihydroxyflavone (7,8-DHF) was described as a TrkB agonist in several models of neuro-degenerative diseases, however, its TrkB activation profile needs further investigation due to its pleiotropic properties and divergence from BDNF effect...
May 24, 2017: Human Molecular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540855/interest-of-the-combined-measurement-of-selected-urinary-proteins-in-the-diagnosis-approach-in-nephrology
#16
Jean-Philippe Bastard, Soraya Fellahi, François-Xavier Lescure, Jacqueline Capeau, Pierre Ronco, Emmanuelle Plaisier
Determination of the protein composition of urine is a non-invasive method helping to diagnose renal lesions and evaluate therapeutic interventions. We present here five observations that highlight the performance and relevance of urine protein analysis combining selected glomerular and tubular protein measurements. Total urine protein level and measurements of urinary IgG, albumin, transferrin alpha-1 microglobulin and retinol binding protein were performed on a urine sample by immunonephelometry. The results were normalized for urine creatinine concentration and integrated in the MDI interpretation software that provides a "urine protein profile" (UPP)...
June 1, 2017: Annales de Biologie Clinique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539989/hepatic-complications-induced-by-immunosuppressants-and-biologics-in-inflammatory-bowel-disease
#17
REVIEW
My-Linh Tran-Minh, Paula Sousa, Marianne Maillet, Matthieu Allez, Jean-Marc Gornet
The incidence of inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) is rising worldwide. The therapeutic options for IBD are expanding, and the number of drugs with new targets will rapidly increase in coming years. A rapid step-up approach with close monitoring of intestinal inflammation is extensively used. The fear of side effects represents one the most limiting factor of their use. Despite a widespread use for years, drug induced liver injury (DILI) management remains a challenging situation with Azathioprine and Methotrexate...
May 8, 2017: World Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539894/modulation-of-brain-activity-with-noninvasive-transcranial-direct-current-stimulation-tdcs-clinical-applications-and-safety-concerns
#18
REVIEW
Haichao Zhao, Lei Qiao, Dongqiong Fan, Shuyue Zhang, Ofir Turel, Yonghui Li, Jun Li, Gui Xue, Antao Chen, Qinghua He
Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) is a widely-used tool to induce neuroplasticity and modulate cortical function by applying weak direct current over the scalp. In this review, we first introduce the underlying mechanism of action, the brief history from discovery to clinical scientific research, electrode positioning and montages, and parameter setup of tDCS. Then, we review tDCS application in clinical samples including people with drug addiction, major depression disorder, Alzheimer's disease, as well as in children...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539835/the-myosin-ii-inhibitor-blebbistatin-ameliorates-fecl3-induced-arterial-thrombosis-via-the-gsk3%C3%AE-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-pathway
#19
Yuanyuan Zhang, Long Li, Yazheng Zhao, Han Han, Yang Hu, Di Liang, Boyang Yu, Junping Kou
Arterial thrombosis and its related diseases are major healthcare problems worldwide. Blebbistatin is an inhibitor of myosin II, which plays an important role in thrombosis. The aim of our study is to explore the effect and potential mechanism of blebbistatin on arterial thrombosis. A ferric chloride (FeCl3) solution at a concentration of 5% was used to induce carotid artery thrombosis in mice. Immunohistochemistry and immunofluorescence staining were used to detect the expression or activation of non-muscle myosin heavy chain IIA (NMMHC IIA), tissue factor (TF), GSK3β and NF-κB...
2017: International Journal of Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539723/antimicrobial-and-anti-inflammatory-effects-of-ethanol-extract-of-corylopsis-coreana-uyeki-flos
#20
Da-Eon Park, In-Soo Yoon, Jung-Eun Kim, Ji-Hye Seo, Jin-Cheol Yoo, Chun-Sik Bae, Chang-Dai Lee, Dae-Hun Park, Seung-Sik Cho
BACKGROUND: Corylopsis coreana Uyeki (Hamamelidaceae) is a medicinal plant cultivated in Northeast Asia. Previously, we have reported that an ethanol extract of Corylopsis coreana Uyeki flos (ECCF) contains four active compounds with antioxidant activity. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate the antimicrobial spectrum against infectious bacteria and anti-inflammatory effect of ECCF in a mouse model of acute local inflammation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In vitro antimicrobial susceptibility was evaluated using standard plate assay technique...
April 2017: Pharmacognosy Magazine
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