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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733760/intrauterine-therapy-of-cytomegalovirus-infection-with-valganciclovir-review-of-the-literature
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REVIEW
Vera Seidel, Cornelia Feiterna-Sperling, Jan-Peter Siedentopf, Jörg Hofmann, Wolfgang Henrich, Christoph Bührer, Katharina Weizsäcker
Congenital cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection is the leading cause for sensorineural hearing loss and mental retardation in children without genetic diseases worldwide. There is little evidence guiding therapeutic strategies during pregnancy when intrauterine fetal CMV infection is confirmed. We provide a systematic review of the use of ganciclovir (GCV) or VGCV during pregnancy discussing safety of its use for mother and fetus and describe two cases of intrauterine therapy of fetal CMV infection with valganciclovir (VGCV)...
July 21, 2017: Medical Microbiology and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716828/creation-and-preliminary-characterization-of-pregnane-x-receptor-and-constitutive-androstane-receptor-knockout-rats
#2
Kevin P Forbes, Evguenia Kouranova, Daniel Tinker, Karen Janowski, Doug Cortner, Aaron McCoy, Xiaoxia Cui
The nuclear receptors pregnane X receptor (PXR) and constitutive androstane receptor (CAR) are closely related transcription factors that regulate the expression of Phase I (Cytochrome P450s), Phase II metabolizing enzymes and transporter genes in response to stimulation from xenobiotics, including prescription drugs. PXR and CAR are also involved in other endogenous processes, such as in inflammation, glucose homeostasis and lipid metabolism, and are thus potential drug targets themselves. PXR and CAR knockout and humanized mouse models have proven useful...
July 17, 2017: Drug Metabolism and Disposition: the Biological Fate of Chemicals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713048/phytochemical-analysis-and-effects-on-ingestive-behaviour-of-a-caralluma-fimbriata-extract
#3
Annabella Vitalone, Antonella Di Sotto, Caterina Loredana Mammola, Rosemarie Heyn, Selenia Miglietta, Paola Mariani, Fabio Sciubba, Passarelli Francesca, Nativio Paola, Gabriela Mazzanti
Caralluma fimbriata Wall. is currently used as a "natural slimming" food supplement, likely due to its content in pregnane glycosides. In the present study, a commercially available Caralluma fimbriata extract (Slimaluma(®); CFE, 100 mg/kg) has been evaluated for its ability to affect the ingestive behaviour in female rats, also with reference to the modulation of brain neuropeptides NPY and ORX.The interference of CFE with α-amylase and lipase has been investigated in vitro, as possible peripheral mechanism of action...
July 13, 2017: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699014/predictive-models-for-identifying-the-binding-activity-of-structurally-diverse-chemicals-to-human-pregnane-x-receptor
#4
Cen Yin, Xianhai Yang, Mengbi Wei, Huihui Liu
Toxic chemicals entered into human body would undergo a series of metabolism, transport and excretion, and the key roles played in there processes were metabolizing enzymes, which was regulated by the pregnane X receptor (PXR). However, some chemicals in environment could activate or antagonize human pregnane X receptor, thereby leading to a disturbance of normal physiological systems. In this study, based on a larger number of 2724 structurally diverse chemicals, we developed qualitative classification models by the k-nearest neighbor method...
July 12, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693914/targeting-progesterone-metabolism-in-breast-cancer-with-l-proline-derived-new-14-azasteroids
#5
Jyotsana Singh, Ritesh Singh, Preeti Gupta, Smita Rai, Asha Ganesher, Preethi Badrinarayan, G Narahari Sastry, Rituraj Konwar, Gautam Panda
Breast cancer cell proliferation is promoted by a variety of mitogenic signals. Classically estrogen is considered as most predominant mitogenic signal in hormone-dependent breast cancer and progesterone is primarily considered to have protective effect. However, it is suggested that some progesterone metabolite may promote breast cancer and progesterone metabolites like 5α-pregnane and 4-pregnene could serve as regulators of estrogen-responsiveness of breast cancer cells. Here, we estimated the potential of alternate targeting of breast cancer via progesterone signalling...
June 19, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685622/induction-of-human-cytochrome-p450-3a4-by-the-irreversible-myeloperoxidase-inactivator-pf-06282999-is-mediated-by-the-pregnane-x-receptor
#6
Jamie E Moscovitz, Zhiwu Lin, Nathaniel Johnson, Meihua Tu, Theunis Goosen, Yan Weng, Amit S Kalgutkar
1. 2-(6-(5-Chloro-2-methoxyphenyl)-4-oxo-2-thioxo-3,4-dihydropyrimidin-1(2H)-yl) acetamide (PF-06282999) is a member of the thiouracil class of irreversible inactivators of human myeloperoxidase enzyme and a candidate for the treatment of cardiovascular disease. PF-06282999 is an inducer of CYP3A4 mRNA and midazolam-1'-hydroxylase activity in human hepatocytes, which is consistent with PF-06282999-dose dependent decreases in mean maximal plasma concentrations (Cmax) and area under the plasma concentration time curve (AUC) of midazolam in humans following 14-day treatment with PF-06282999...
July 7, 2017: Xenobiotica; the Fate of Foreign Compounds in Biological Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684718/steroid-alkaloids-from-holarrhena-africana-with-strong-activity-against-trypanosoma-brucei-rhodesiense
#7
Charles Okeke Nnadi, Ngozi Justina Nwodo, Marcel Kaiser, Reto Brun, Thomas J Schmidt
In our continued search for natural compounds with activity against Trypanosoma brucei, causative agent of human African trypanosomiasis (HAT, "sleeping sickness"), we have investigated extracts from the leaves and bark of the West African Holarrhenaafricana (syn. Holarrhena floribunda; Apocynaceae). The extracts and their alkaloid-enriched fractions displayed promising in vitro activity against bloodstream forms of T. brucei rhodesiense (Tbr; East African HAT). Bioactivity-guided chromatographic fractionation of the alkaloid-rich fractions resulted in the isolation of 17 steroid alkaloids, one nitrogen-free steroid and one alkaloid-like non-steroid...
July 6, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682217/simvastatin-modulates-gene-expression-of-key-receptors-in-zebrafish-embryos
#8
V Cunha, M M Santos, P Moradas-Ferreira, L F C Castro, M Ferreira
Nuclear receptors (NR) are involved in the regulation of several metabolic processes and it is well known that these constituents may be modulated by different chemicals classes, including pharmaceuticals that may activate or antagonize NR. In mammals, some pharmaceuticals modulate the transcription of pregnane X receptor, Pxr, peroxisome proliferator activated receptor, Ppars, and aryl hydrocarbon receptor, Ahr, affecting mRNA expression of genes belonging to various regulatory pathways, including lipid metabolism and detoxification mechanisms...
July 6, 2017: Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674261/preliminary-evaluation-of-three-dimensional-primary-human-hepatocyte-culture-system-for-assay-of-drug-metabolizing-enzyme-inducing-potential
#9
Hiroshi Arakawa, Hiroki Kamioka, Tomoko Jomura, Satoshi Koyama, Yoko Idota, Kentaro Yano, Hajime Kojima, Takuo Ogihara
Drug-induced liver injury (DILI) is a common reason for withdrawal of candidate drugs from clinical trials, or of approved drugs from the market. DILI may be induced not only by intact parental drugs, but also by metabolites or intermediates, and therefore should be evaluated in the enzyme-induced state. Here, we present a protocol for assay of drug-metabolizing enzyme-inducing potential using three-dimensional (3D) primary cultures of human hepatocytes (hepatocyte spheroids). Hepatocyte spheroids could be used up to 21 d after seeding (pre-culture for 7 d and exposure to inducer for up to 14 d), based on preliminary evaluation of basal activities of CYP subtypes and mRNA expression of the corresponding transcription factor and xenobiotic receptors (aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AhR), constitutive androstane receptor (CAR) and pregnane X receptor (PXR))...
2017: Biological & Pharmaceutical Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28659002/in-vitro-and-in-vivo-antidiabetic-potential-of-extracts-and-a-furostanol-saponin-from-balanites-aegyptiaca
#10
Shahira Mohammed Ezzat, Amira Abdel Motaal, Sally Abdel Wanees El Awdan
CONTEXT: Balanites aegyptiaca Del. (Zygophyllaceae) fruits are well-known antidiabetic drug in Egyptian folk medicine. Nevertheless, its mechanism of action is still unclear. OBJECTIVES: Searching for the possible mechanisms of action of the plant and identification of its bioactive compounds. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A bio-guided protocol based on the evaluation of α-glucosidase (AG) and aldose reductase (AR) inhibitory activities was adopted to isolate the biologically active compounds from the methanol extract (MeEx)...
December 2017: Pharmaceutical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28656497/the-effect-of-biodegradation-on-gammacerane-in-crude-oils
#11
Haiping Huang
Gammacerane is one of the major biomarkers widely used in depositional environment diagnosis, oil family classification, and oil-source correlation. It is generally accepted that gammacerane is more resistant to biodegradation than regular hopanes. However, whether it is biodegradable as well has not been reported in literatures. In order to investigate the effect of biodegradation on gammacerane in crude oils, 69 core samples from two biodegraded petroleum accumulations were geochemically characterized by quantitative GC-MS analysis...
June 27, 2017: Biodegradation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646341/steroidal-saponins-from-the-genus-smilax-and-their-biological-activities
#12
REVIEW
Li-Wen Tian, Zhen Zhang, Hai-Lan Long, Ying-Jun Zhang
The Smilax species, widely distributed in tropical region of the world and the warm areas of East Asia and North America, are extensively used as folk medicine to treat inflammatory disorders. Chemical investigation on Smilax species showed they are rich sources of steroidal saponins with diversified structure types, including spirostane, isospirostane, furostane, pregnane, and cholestane. This review mainly summarizes the steroidal saponins (1-104) reported from the genus Smilax between 1967 and 2016, and their biological activities...
August 2017: Natural Products and Bioprospecting
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641456/a-new-antiviral-pregnane-from-a-gorgonian-derived-cladosporium-sp-fungus
#13
Mei-Lin Yu, Fei-Fei Guan, Fei Cao, Yan-Lai Jia, Chang-Yun Wang
A new pregnane, 3α-hydroxy-7-ene-6,20-dione (1), and five known steroids (2-6), along with one known steroidal glycoside (7) were obtained from the fungus Cladosporium sp. WZ-2008-0042 cultured from a gorgonian Dichotella gemmacea collected from the South China Sea. The structure and absolute configuration of the new compound (1) were elucidated by comprehensive spectroscopic data and X-ray diffraction data. The compound has a rare configuration of 3α-OH that is different from most of pregnanes. All of the isolated compounds were evaluated for their antiviral activities against respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)...
June 23, 2017: Natural Product Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639323/molecular-interactions-of-dioxins-and-dlcs-with-the-xenosensors-pxr-and-car-an-in-silico-risk-assessment-approach
#14
Garima Verma, Mohemmed Faraz Khan, Mohammad Shaquiquzzaman, Wasim Akhtar, Mymoona Akhter, Syed Misbahul Hasan, Mohammad Mumtaz Alam
Dioxins and dioxin-like compounds (DLCs) are known to cause endocrine disruption in humans and animals. Being lipophilic xenobiotic chemicals, they can be easily absorbed into the biological system from the surrounding environments, thereby causing various health dysfunctions. In the present study, a total of 100 dioxins and DLCs were taken, and their binding pattern was assessed with the xenosensors pregnane X receptor (PXR) and constitutive androstane receptor (CAR) in comparison with the corresponding known inhibitors and a well-studied endocrine disrupting xenobiotic, bisphenol A (BPA)...
June 22, 2017: Journal of Molecular Recognition: JMR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636871/pregnane-glycosides-from-cynanchum-menarandrense
#15
Michail Tsoukalas, Arianna Psichas, Frank Reimann, Fiona M Gribble, Annelise Lobstein, Aurélie Urbain
Five new pregnane-type steroidal glycosides, named menarandrosides A-E (1-2, 5-7) were isolated from the aerial parts of Cynanchum menarandrense, together with three known compounds, carumbelloside I (3), carumbelloside II (4), and pregnenolone-3-O-gentiobioside (8). Their structures were determined on the basis of spectroscopic analyses including NMR and mass spectrometry, reporting C-21 steroids glycosylated only by one or two glucose moieties. Compounds were then investigated for their potential to stimulate glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) secretion in intestinal cells; although none of the pure compounds had any influence, the fraction enriched in pregnanes exhibited a significant activity, suggesting a possible synergistic effect...
June 18, 2017: Steroids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624525/regulation-of-hepatic-abcb4-and-cyp3a65-gene-expression-and-multidrug-multixenobiotic-resistance-mdr-mxr-functional-activity-in-the-model-teleost-danio-rerio-zebrafish
#16
Jeremy S Jackson, Christopher J Kennedy
Multidrug/multixenobiotic resistance (MDR/MXR) confers resistance to a diverse range of potentially toxic pharmaceuticals and environmental contaminants through a cellular response that involves the coordinated induction and activity of the ATP-binding cassette (ABC) transporter P-glycoprotein (P-gp) and the Phase I metabolizing enzyme cytochrome P450 3A (CYP3A). In mammals, ligand-mediated pregnane X receptor (PXR) transcriptional activity regulates the induction of P-gp and CYP3A; however, this mechanism has not been well-characterized in fish...
June 14, 2017: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Toxicology & Pharmacology: CBP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599754/the-effects-of-sex-protein-receptors-and-sex-steroid-hormone-gene-polymorphisms-on-breast-cancer-risk
#17
REVIEW
Somayeh Jahandoost, Pourandokht Farhanghian, Sakineh Abbasi
Breast cancer is a common disease and a major cause of death among women throughout the world. Various genes are believed to be involved in the initiation and progression of the disease. Some polymorphisms of these genes increase susceptibility to breast cancer in particular ethnicities. This study used electronic literature search to review the effects of different sex steroid hormone gene polymorphisms on breast cancer risk. Our findings indicated that some polymorphisms in estrogen receptor alpha (ER-α), ER-β, progesterone receptor (PGR), pregnane X receptor (PXR), and cytochrome P450 enzymes (CYPs) affected breast cancer susceptibility, especially in African American women...
July 2017: Journal of the National Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28571685/activation-of-the-aryl-hydrocarbon-receptor-decreases-rifampicin-induced-cyp3a4-expression-in-primary-human-hepatocytes-and-heparg
#18
Martin Krøyer Rasmussen, Martine Daujat-Chavanieu, Sabine Gerbal-Chaloin
The role of the cross-talk between nuclear receptors in the regulation of Cytochrome P450 expression in the liver is well-documented. Most studies have focused on the cross-talk between the pregnane X receptor (PXR) and other receptors, such as the constitutive androstane receptor. However, cross-talk between PXRs and aryl hydrocarbon receptors (AhRs) has also been suggested, but reports regarding this cross-talk are conflicting. In the present study, we treated HepaRG and primary human hepatocytes (PHHs) with both a strong (TCDD) and weak (3-methylindole; 3MI) AhR activator to investigate their impact on PXR-regulated expression of CYP3A4...
May 29, 2017: Toxicology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28561586/anti-inflammatory-12-20-epoxypregnane-and-11-12-seco-pregnane-glycosides-from-the-stems-of-hoya-kerrii
#19
Chonticha Seeka, Samran Prabpai, Palangpon Kongsaeree, Supinya Tewtrakul, Thitima Lhinhatrakool, Somyote Sutthivaiyakit
Five 12,20-epoxypregnane glycosides (1-3, 5, and 6) and two 11,12-seco-pregnane glycosides (4 and 7) with spirodilactone motifs, as well as spirodilactone cleavage products 8 and 9, were isolated from the stems of Hoya kerrii. The relative configurations of the three related skeletons were supported by ROESY experiments and X-ray crystallographic analyses. The isolates were evaluated for their anti-inflammatory activity based on the inhibition of NO production in RAW264.7 cells, and some showed IC50 values ranging from 12...
May 31, 2017: Journal of Natural Products
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28560400/altered-gene-expression-of-hepatic-cytochrome-p450-in-a-rat-model-of-intermittent-hypoxia-with-emphysema
#20
Hongzhi Yu, Hongxia Shao, Qi Wu, Xin Sun, Li Li, Kuan Li, Xue Li, Yu Li, Qiuyang Zhang, Junping Wu, Huaiyong Chen
Patients with respiratory overlap syndrome (OS), defined as concomitant chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and obstructive sleep apnea syndrome, may exhibit an increased blood concentration of ingested drugs. This poor elimination of drugs is primarily attributed to downregulated gene expression of the drug‑metabolizing cytochrome P450 enzymes (CYPs) in the liver. However, the underlying mechanisms of the decreased expression of CYPs in OS are poorly understood. In order to address this, a rat model of intermittent hypoxia with emphysema was evaluated in the present study, by analyzing liver gene expression using the reverse transcription‑quantitative polymerase chain reaction...
July 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
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