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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324718/l-arginine-assisted-one-pot-synthesis-of-hierarchical-ag1pt2-nanocorallines-for-surface-enhanced-raman-spectroscopy
#1
Liu-Ying Jiang, Xin-Sheng Li, Ai-Jun Wang, Hong Huang, Jiu-Ju Feng
The hierarchical multi-branched Ag1Pt2 nanocorallines (NCs) were prepared in a large scale by a rapid aqueous method, using l-arginine as the eco-friendly shape-directing agent. The product was mainly characterized by microscopy measurements, X-ray diffraction (XRD) and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS). The architectures exhibited superior surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) with 4-nitrothiophenol (4-NTP), the enhancement factor (EF) of 1.3×10(5), a wide linear range of 10-100μM and a low detection limit of 0...
March 6, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324019/no-mediated-regulation-of-glut-by-t3-and-fsh-in-rat-granulosa-cells
#2
Ye Tian, Yu Ding, Juan Liu, Dai Heng, Kaili Xu, Wenbo Liu, Cheng Zhang
Thyroid hormones (THs) are important for normal reproductive function. Although 3,5,3'-triiodothyronine (T3) enhances follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH)-induced preantral follicle growth and granulosa cells development in vitro, little is known about the molecular mechanisms regulating ovarian development via glucose. In this study, we investigated whether and how T3 combines with FSH to regulate glucose transporter protein (GLUT) expression and glucose uptake in granulosa cells. Here, we present evidence that T3 and FSH co-treatment significantly increased GLUT-1/GLUT-4 expression, and translocation in cells, as well as glucose uptake...
March 17, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318704/esophagitis-caused-by-l-arginine-capsule-retention-presentation-of-four-cases
#3
G Blanco-Rodríguez, R Reyes-Retana, G Varela-Fascinetto, S Graham-Pontones
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 16, 2017: Revista de Gastroenterología de México
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315081/effect-of-the-crystalline-environment-on-the-third-order-nonlinear-optical-properties-of-l-arginine-phosphate-monohydrate-a-theoretical-study
#4
Clodoaldo Valverde, Rosemberg F N Rodrigues, Daniel F S Machado, Basílio Baseia, Heibbe C B de Oliveira
A supermolecular approach combined with an iterative electrostatic scheme was employed to investigate the nonlinear optical properties of the hybrid L-arginine phosphate monohydrate crystal, the procedure being aided by DFT calculations. The supermolecular scheme basically treated the molecules surrounding the unit cell as point charges; this approximation results in rapid convergence, making it a feasible method. DFT functionals of different flavors were considered: B3LYP, B2PLYP, CAM-B3LYP, ωB97, and M06HF, utilizing the 6-311 + G(d) basis set...
April 2017: Journal of Molecular Modeling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315005/effect-of-nitric-oxide-on-renal-autoregulation-during-hypothermia-in-the-rat
#5
Lars Mikael Broman, Mattias Carlström, Örjan Källskog, Mats Wolgast
Hypothermia-induced reduction of metabolic rate is accompanied by depression of both glomerular perfusion and filtration. The present study investigated whether these changes are linked to changes in renal autoregulation and nitric oxide (NO) signalling. During hypothermia, renal blood flow (RBF) and glomerular filtration rate (GFR) were reduced and urine production was increased, and this was linked with reduced plasma cGMP levels and increased renal vascular resistance. Although stimulation of NO production decreased vascular resistance, blood pressure and urine flow, intravenous infusion of the NO precursor L-arginine or the NO donor sodium nitroprusside did not alter RBF or GFR...
March 17, 2017: Pflügers Archiv: European Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306627/novel-microspheres-reduce-the-formation-of-deep-venous-thrombosis-and-repair-the-vascular-wall-in-a-rat-model
#6
Bingyang Dai, Lan Li, Qiangqiang Li, Xiaoxiao Song, Dongyang Chen, Jin Dai, Yao Yao, Wenjin Yan, Huajian Teng, Fang Yang, Zhihong Xu, Qing Jiang
L-Arginine (L-arg), widely known as a substrate for endogenous nitric oxide synthesis, can improve endothelial function associated with the vasculature, inhibit platelet aggregation, and alter the activity of vascular smooth muscle cells. P-selectin is a membrane component of the platelet alpha-granule and the endothelial cell-specific Wiebel-Palade body that plays a central role in mediating interactions between platelets and both leukocytes and the endothelium. The experiment was designed to evaluate the effect of novel microspheres with L-arg targeting P-selectin on the formation of deep vein thrombosis and repair of vascular wall in a rat model...
March 16, 2017: Blood Coagulation & Fibrinolysis: An International Journal in Haemostasis and Thrombosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302929/heartworm-extract-induces-relaxation-of-isolated-rat-thoracic-aorta
#7
Katsuya Kitoh, Hiroaki Nakamura, Hitoshi Kitagawa, Toshihiro Unno, Seiichi Komori, Shin-Pin Chiou, Yasuhiro Takashima
Isolated rat thoracic aortic strips undergoing noradrenaline-induced contraction were treated with an adult heartworm (HW) crude extract and then examined for isometric changes in tension. HW extract caused relaxation of endothelium-intact strips, but not endothelium-denuded strips. This effect was inhibited by treatment with N(G)-nitro-L-arginine methyl ester hydrochloride (L-NAME) and could be reversed by additional treatment with L-arginine. However, HW extract at a high concentration caused slight relaxation of endothelium-denuded strips, and relaxation persisted after L-NAME treatment in endothelium intact-strips...
March 8, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302489/modelling-urea-cycle-disorder-citrullinemia-type-1-with-disease-specific-ipscs
#8
Elena Yukie Yoshitoshi-Uebayashi, Taro Toyoda, Katsutaro Yasuda, Maki Kotaka, Keiko Nomoto, Keisuke Okita, Kentaro Yasuchika, Shinya Okamoto, Noriyuki Takubo, Toshiya Nishikubo, Tomoyoshi Soga, Shinji Uemoto, Kenji Osafune
Citrullinemia type 1 (CTLN1) is a urea cycle disorder (UCD) caused by mutations of the ASS1 gene, which is responsible for production of the enzyme argininosuccinate synthetase (ASS), and classically presented as life-threatening hyperammonemia in newborns. Therapeutic options are limited, and neurological sequelae may persist. To understand the pathophysiology and find novel treatments, induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) were generated from a CTLN1 patient and differentiated into hepatocyte-like cells (HLCs)...
March 14, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302445/agmatine-attenuates-chronic-unpredictable-mild-stress-induced-anxiety-depression-like-behaviours-and-cognitive-impairment-by-modulating-nitrergic-signalling-pathway
#9
Nitin B Gawali, Vipin D Bulani, Malvika S Gursahani, Padmini S Deshpande, Pankaj S Kothavade, Archana R Juvekar
Agmatine, a neurotransmitter/neuromodulator, has shown to exert numerous effects on the CNS. Chronic stress is a risk factor for development of depression, anxiety and deterioration of cognitive performance. Compelling evidences indicate an involvement of nitric oxide (NO) pathway in these disorders. Hence, investigation of the beneficial effects of agmatine on chronic unpredictable mild stress (CUMS)-induced depression, anxiety and cognitive performance with the involvement of nitrergic pathway was undertaken...
March 13, 2017: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302371/urinary-metabolites-along-with-common-and-rare-genetic-variations-are-associated-with-incident-chronic-kidney-disease
#10
Gearoid M McMahon, Shih-Jen Hwang, Clary B Clish, Adrienne Tin, Qiong Yang, Martin G Larson, Eugene P Rhee, Man Li, Daniel Levy, Christopher J O'Donnell, Josef Coresh, J Hunter Young, Robert E Gerszten, Caroline S Fox
We assessed the association between urinary metabolites, genetic variants, and incident chronic kidney disease (CKD) in the Framingham Offspring cohort. Among the participants, 193 individuals developed CKD (estimated glomerular filtration rate under 60 ml/min/1.73m(2)) between cohort examinations 6 (1995-1998) and 8 (2005-2008, mean follow-up 9.7 years). They were age- and sex-matched to 193 control individuals free of CKD. A total of 154 urinary metabolites were measured using mass spectrometry, and the association between metabolites and CKD was examined using logistic regression...
March 14, 2017: Kidney International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300832/deletion-of-xiap-reduces-the-severity-of-acute-pancreatitis-via-regulation-of-cell-death-and-nuclear-factor-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-activity
#11
Yong Liu, Xiao-Dong Chen, Jiang Yu, Jun-Lin Chi, Fei-Wu Long, Hong-Wei Yang, Ke-Ling Chen, Zhao-Ying Lv, Bin Zhou, Zhi-Hai Peng, Xiao-Feng Sun, Yuan Li, Zong-Guang Zhou
Severe acute pancreatitis (SAP) still remains a clinical challenge, not only for its high mortality but the uncontrolled inflammatory progression from acute pancreatitis (AP) to SAP. Cell death, including apoptosis and necrosis are critical pathology of AP, since the severity of pancreatitis correlates directly with necrosis and inversely with apoptosis Therefore, regulation of cell death from necrosis to apoptosis may have practicably therapeutic value. X-linked inhibitor of apoptosis protein (XIAP) is the best characterized member of the inhibitor of apoptosis proteins (IAP) family, but its function in AP remains unclear...
March 16, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299479/l-glutamine-and-l-arginine-protect-against-enterotoxigenic-escherichia-coli-infection-via-intestinal-innate-immunity-in-mice
#12
Gang Liu, Wenkai Ren, Jun Fang, Chien-An Andy Hu, Guiping Guan, Naif Abdullah Al-Dhabi, Jie Yin, Veeramuthu Duraipandiyan, Shuai Chen, Yuanyi Peng, Yulong Yin
Dietary glutamine (Gln) or arginine (Arg) supplementation is beneficial for intestinal health; however, whether Gln or Arg may confer protection against Enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli (ETEC) infection is not known. To address this, we used an ETEC-infected murine model to investigate the protective effects of Gln and Arg. Experimentally, we pre-treated mice with designed diet of Gln or Arg supplementation prior to the oral ETEC infection and then assessed mouse mortality and intestinal bacterial burden. We also determined the markers of intestinal innate immunity in treated mice, including secretory IgA response (SIgA), mucins from goblet cells, as well as antimicrobial peptides from Paneth cells...
March 15, 2017: Amino Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299311/immunostimulated-arginase-ii-expression-in-intestinal-epithelial-cells-reduces-nitric-oxide-production-and-apoptosis
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Maria M Talavera, Sushma Nuthakki, Hongmei Cui, Yi Jin, Yusen Liu, Leif D Nelin
Increased production of nitric oxide (NO) and subsequent local cytotoxicity to mucosal epithelial cells has been proposed as a putative mechanism involved in the development of necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC). Intestinal epithelial cells (IECs) metabolize L-arginine to either nitric oxide (NO) by NO synthase (NOS) or to L-ornithine and urea by arginase. L-ornithine is the first step in polyamine synthesis important for cell proliferation, while NO production can lead to apoptosis. We hypothesized that in IECs immunostimulation increases both NOS and arginase expression, and that arginase activity mitigates NO production and apoptosis...
2017: Frontiers in Cell and Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296653/involvement-of-hypothalamic-nitric-oxide-signaling-in-the-modulation-of-a-rat-s-exercise-capacity
#14
Hongyu Liu, Jinjuan Xue
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to explore the effect of nitric oxide (NO) in some regions of the hypothalamus on exercise capacity. MATERIALS AND METHODS: To assess the role of central NO in exercise capacity, L-arginine (L-Arg, a precursor of NO synthesis), NG-nitro-L-arginine methyl ester (L-NAME, a NO synthase inhibitor), or placebo saline was injected into the lateral cerebral ventricle of rats once a day for 4 consecutive days. Thereafter, an one-time exhaustive treadmill exercise was performed, and the levels of nitrate/nitrite, as a marker of NO production, in blood plasma and hypothalamus were assayed...
March 14, 2017: Neuroreport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294385/potential-excitatory-role-of-nitric-oxide-on-2-deoxy-d-glucose-induced-gastric-motility-in-rats
#15
A M Sevgili, Z D Balkanci, A Erdem
Previous studies have shown that 2-deoxy-d-glucose (2-DG) increases gastric motility via the vagus nerve, but the underlying mechanism remains elusive. Since nitric oxide (NO) is involved in gastric motility, a possible interplay between 2-DG and NO can be suggested. In the present study, Wistar rats (250-350 g) of both sexes were intravenously injected with 2-DG (200 mg·kg(-1) ), and the effects of the intravenous injection of the nitric oxide synthase (NOS) inhibitors; nitro-l-arginine methyl ester (l-NAME, 10 mg·kg(-1) ) and N(ω) -nitro-l-arginine (l-NNA, 10 mg·kg(-1) ) were investigated...
March 13, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology & Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292986/arginine-is-a-critical-substrate-for-the-pathogenesis-of-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-in-burn-wound-infections
#16
Jake Everett, Keith Turner, Qiuxian Cai, Vernita Gordon, Marvin Whiteley, Kendra Rumbaugh
Environmental conditions affect bacterial behavior and can greatly influence the course of an infection. However, the environmental cues that elicit bacterial responses in specific infection sites are relatively unknown. Pseudomonas aeruginosa is ubiquitous in nature and typically innocuous. However, it is also one of the most prevalent causes of fatal sepsis in burn wound patients. The aim of this study was to determine the impact of environmental factors, specifically the availability of arginine, on the pathogenesis of P...
March 14, 2017: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286124/pharmacological-evidence-for-systemic-and-peripheral-antinociceptive-activities-of-pioglitazone-in-the-rat-formalin-test-role-of-ppar%C3%AE-and-nitric-oxide
#17
Mohammad Taghi Mansouri, Bahareh Naghizadeh, Behnam Ghorbanzadeh, Hossein Rajabi, Marzieh Pashmforoush
Nitric oxide (NO) is involved in numerous physiological processes of the central and peripheral nervous system. This study aimed to evaluate the involvement of PPARγ and NO pathway in the systemic and peripheral antinociceptive effect pioglitazone (Pio) using formalin test in rats. After allocation, rats were injected with 2.5% formalin solution and the flinching behaviors were recorded for 5min (phase 1) and 15-60min (phase 2). pioglitazone was administered intraperitoneally (i.p.) at doses (10-50mg/kg) and intraplantarly (i...
March 9, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285332/the-role-of-l-arginine-l-homoarginine-nitric-oxide-pathway-for-aortic-distensibility-and-intima-media-thickness-in-stroke-patients
#18
Arash Haghikia, Georgi Radoslavov Yanchev, Arslan Arinc Kayacelebi, Erik Hanff, Nils Bledau, Christian Widera, Kristina Sonnenschein, Aiden Haghikia, Karin Weissenborn, Johann Bauersachs, Udo Bavendiek, Dimitrios Tsikas
Asymmetric dimethylarginine (ADMA) and L-homoarginine (hArg) are L-arginine (Arg) metabolites derived from different pathways. Protein arginine N-methyltransferase (PRMT) and subsequent proteolysis of proteins containing methylarginine residues release ADMA. Arginine:glycine amidinotransferase (AGAT) converts Arg to hArg and guanidinoacetate (GAA). While high concentrations of ADMA and low concentrations of hArg in the blood have been established as cardiovascular risk markers, the cardiovascular relevance of GAA is still unexplored...
March 11, 2017: Amino Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284945/fish-oil-prevents-rodent-anxious-states-comorbid-with-diabetes-a-putative-involvement-of-nitric-oxide-modulation
#19
Isadora Pozzetti Siba, Mariza Bortolanza, Maria Aparecida Barbato Frazão Vital, Roberto Andreatini, Joice Maria da Cunha, Elaine Aparecida Del Bel, Janaína Menezes Zanoveli
There is an urgent need to understand the pathophysiological mechanisms related to anxiety associated with diabetes, seeking more effective alternative treatments to treat it. For that, the effect of a preventive and prolonged treatment with fish oil (FO), a source of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid, was tested in streptozotocin-diabetic (DBT) rats submitted to the anxiety tests. Additionally, an immunohistochemistry for neuronal NO synthase (nNOS) was performed in brain areas related to anxiety, such as lateral amygdala (AMY), hippocampus (HIP) and dorsolateral periaqueductal gray (dlPAG)...
March 8, 2017: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277983/l-arginine-supplementation-improves-rats-antioxidant-system-and-exercise-performance
#20
E P Silva, L S Borges, C Mendes-da-Silva, S M Hirabara, R H Lambertucci
Reactive species have great importance in sports performance, once they can directly regulate energy production, muscular contraction, inflammation and fatigue. Therefore, the redox control is essential for athletes' performance. Studies demonstrated that L-arginine has an important role in the synthesis of urea, cell growth and production of nitric oxide, moreover, there are indications that it is also able to induce benefits to muscle antioxidant system through the upregulation of some antioxidant enzymes, and by inhibiting some pathways of reactive species production...
March 1, 2017: Free Radical Research
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