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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210905/hypermagnesemia-disturbances-in-rats-no-related-pentadecapeptide-bpc-157-abrogates-l-name-and-l-arginine-worsen
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Maria Medvidovic-Grubisic, Vasilije Stambolija, Danijela Kolenc, Jadranka Katancic, Tamara Murselovic, Ivna Plestina-Borjan, Sanja Strbe, Domagoj Drmic, Ivan Barisic, Aleksandra Sindic, Sven Seiwerth, Predrag Sikiric
AIM: Stable gastric pentadecapeptide BPC 157, administered before a high-dose magnesium injection in rats, might be a useful peptide therapy against magnesium toxicity and the magnesium-induced effect on cell depolarization. Moreover, this might be an NO-system-related effect. Previously, BPC 157 counteracts paralysis, arrhythmias and hyperkalaemia, extreme muscle weakness; parasympathetic and neuromuscular blockade; injured muscle healing and interacts with the NOS-blocker and NOS-substrate effects...
February 16, 2017: Inflammopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205100/efficacy-of-oral-supplemental-hydration-for-the-prevention-of-contrast-induced-nephropathy-in-rats
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Tamaki Matsunami, Kazuo Hino, Rie Dosho, Sho Miyatake, Goro Ebisu, Ryohei Kuwatsuru
PURPOSE: To compare oral rehydration solution (ORS) with saline infusion for preventing contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN) in a rat model. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Adult male Sprague-Dawley rats (310-360 g) received intravenous indomethacin (10 mg/kg), N (G)-nitro-L-arginine methyl ester (10 mg/kg), and iohexol (10 mL/kg) to induce acute contrast-induced renal injury (CIN group); control rats received saline only. For hydration, rats received either continuous infusion (20 mL/kg/h) of saline or three oral doses (20 mL/kg each) of ORS...
February 15, 2017: Japanese Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203100/from-amino-acids-polymers-antimicrobial-peptides-and-histones-to-their-possible-role-in-the-pathogenesis-of-septic-shock-a-historical-perspective
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Isaac Ginsburg, Peter Vernon van Heerden, Erez Koren
This paper describes the evolution of our understanding of the biological role played by synthetic and natural antimicrobial cationic peptides and by the highly basic nuclear histones as modulators of infection, postinfectious sequelae, trauma, and coagulation phenomena. The authors discuss the effects of the synthetic polymers of basic poly α amino acids, poly l-lysine, and poly l-arginine on blood coagulation, fibrinolysis, bacterial killing, and blood vessels; the properties of natural and synthetic antimicrobial cationic peptides as potential replacements or adjuncts to antibiotics; polycations as opsonizing agents promoting endocytosis/phagocytosis; polycations and muramidases as activators of autolytic wall enzymes in bacteria, causing bacteriolysis and tissue damage; and polycations and nuclear histones as potential virulence factors and as markers of sepsis, septic shock, disseminated intravasclar coagulopathy, acute lung injury, pancreatitis, trauma, and other additional clinical disorders...
2017: Journal of Inflammation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202819/-melas-mitochondrial-encephalomyopathy-lactic-acidosis-and-stroke-like-episodes
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Hidetomo Murakami, Kenjiro Ono
Mitochondrial disease is caused by a deficiency in the energy supply to cells due to mitochondrial dysfunction. Mitochondrial encephalomyopathy, lactic acidosis and stroke-like episodes (MELAS) is a mitochondrial disease that presents with stroke-like episodes such as acute onset of neurological deficits and characteristic imaging findings. Stroke-like episodes in MELAS have the following features: 1) neurological deficits due to localization of lesions in the brain, 2) episodes often accompany epilepsy, 3) lesions do not follow the vascular supply area, 4) lesions are more often seen in the posterior brain than in the anterior brain, 5) lesions spread to an adjacent area in the brain, and 6) neurological symptoms often disappear together with imaging findings, but later relapse...
February 2017: Brain and Nerve, Shinkei Kenkyū No Shinpo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190472/gastroprotective-and-anti-secretory-mechanisms-of-2-phenylquinoline-an-alkaloid-isolated-from-galipea-longiflora
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Eduardo Breviglieri, Luisa Mota da Silva, Thaise Boeing, Lincon Bordignon Somensi, Benhur Judah Cury, Alberto Gimenez, Valdir Cechinel Filho, Sérgio Faloni de Andrade
BACKGROUND: We previously described the gastroprotective effect of 2-phenylquinoline (2-PQ), the main alkaloid isolated from the bark of Galipea longiflora (Rutaceae). However, despite the significant and promising results, the pharmacological mechanisms of the gastroprotection induced by 2-PQ have not been investigated. PURPOSE: To evaluate the mechanisms underlying the gastroprotective effects of 2-PQ. STUDY DESIGN: We used an in vivo mouse ulcer model and in vitro methodologies involving H⁺/K⁺-ATPase and L929 murine fibroblasts...
February 15, 2017: Phytomedicine: International Journal of Phytotherapy and Phytopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188764/modulation-of-cerebral-rage-expression-following-nitric-oxide-synthase-inhibition-in-rats-subjected-to-focal-cerebral-ischemia
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Rosaria Greco, Chiara Demartini, Anna Maria Zanaboni, Fabio Blandini, Diana Amantea, Cristina Tassorelli
The receptor for advanced glycation endproducts (RAGE) is a key mediator of neuroinflammation following cerebral ischemia. Nitric oxide (NO) plays a dualistic role in cerebral ischemia, depending on whether it originates from neuronal, inducible or endothelial synthase. Although a dynamic interplay between RAGE and NO pathways exists, its relevance in ischemic stroke has not been investigated. The aim of this study is to evaluate the effect of the NO synthase (NOS) inhibition on RAGE expression in rats subjected to transient middle cerebral artery occlusion (tMCAo)...
February 8, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187467/protective-effects-of-ellagic-acid-on-cardiovascular-injuries-caused-by-hypertension-in-rats
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Juliana Bahia Reis Jordão, Hellen Karine Paes Porto, Flávio Marques Lopes, Aline Carvalho Batista, Matheus Lavorenti Rocha
Ellagic acid is described as having antioxidant and antiproliferative properties. Hence, it was hypothesized that ellagic acid could improve cardiovascular damage caused by hypertension. In this work, hypertension was induced in rats with Nω-Nitro-L-arginine methyl ester hydrochloride (60 mg/kg/day in drinking water) for 6 weeks. Ellagic acid was coadministered (10 or 30 mg/kg/day by gavage) between the second and sixth week. Blood pressure was recorded every week by tail-cuff plethysmography. After 6 weeks, the rats were sacrificed, the hearts and kidneys were weighed, and blood was collected...
February 10, 2017: Planta Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187243/arginine-modified-nanostructured-lipid-carriers-with-charge-reversal-and-ph-sensitive-membranolytic-properties-for-anticancer-drug-delivery
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Minjie Sun, Jing Li, Cuiting Zhang, Ying Xie, Hongzhi Qiao, Zhigui Su, David Oupický, Qineng Ping
The ability to escape endo/lysosomal trafficking is critically important to prevent entrapment of nanomedicines in lysosomes and to achieve maximum therapeutic efficacy of drugs delivered to cells through endocytosis. In this study, a novel pH-sensitive chitosan carrier with the ability to reverse its charge during endo/lysosomal trafficking is developed as a way of improving lysosomal disruption. N-Arginine-N-octyl chitosan (AOCS) is synthesized by grafting l-arginine onto carboxymethyl chitosan. The AOCS is used to modify the surface of nanostructured lipid carriers (NLC) to prepare pH-sensitive charge-reversal lysosomolytic nanocarriers (ANLC)...
February 10, 2017: Advanced Healthcare Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183818/normalization-of-hemoglobin-based-oxygen-carrier-201-induced-vasoconstriction-roles-of-nitric-oxide-scavenging-and-endothelin
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Yannick J Taverne, Daphne P M de Wijs-Meijler, Maaike Te Lintel Hekkert, Paula F Moon-Massat, Greg P Dubé, Dirk Jan Duncker, Daphne Merkus
BACKGROUND: Hemoglobin-based oxygen carrier (HBOC)-201 is a cell-free modified hemoglobin solution potentially facilitating oxygen uptake and delivery in cardiovascular disorders and hemorrhagic shock. Clinical use has been hampered by vasoconstriction in the systemic and pulmonary beds. Therefore we aimed to 1) determine the possibility of counteracting HBOC-201-induced pressor effects with adenosine (ADO), 2) assess the potential roles of nitric oxide (NO) scavenging, reactive oxygen species (ROS) and endothelin (ET) in mediating the observed vasoconstriction and 3) compare these effects in resting and exercising swine...
February 9, 2017: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183205/inhibition-of-rho-kinase-protects-from-ischaemia-reperfusion-injury-via-regulation-of-arginase-activity-and-nitric-oxide-synthase-in-type-1-diabetes
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Yahor Tratsiakovich, Attila Kiss, Adrian T Gonon, Jiangning Yang, Per-Ove Sjöquist, John Pernow
AIM: RhoA/Rho-associated kinase and arginase are implicated in vascular complications in diabetes. This study investigated whether RhoA/Rho-associated kinase and arginase inhibition protect from myocardial ischaemia-reperfusion injury in type 1 diabetes and the mechanisms behind these effects. METHODS: Rats with streptozotocin-induced type 1 diabetes and non-diabetic rats were subjected to 30 min myocardial ischaemia and 2 h reperfusion after being randomized to treatment with (1) saline, (2) RhoA/Rho-associated kinase inhibitor hydroxyfasudil, (3) nitric oxide synthase inhibitor N(G)-monomethyl-l-arginine monoacetate followed by hydroxyfasudil, (4) arginase inhibitor N-omega-hydroxy-nor-l-arginine, (5) N(G)-monomethyl-l-arginine monoacetate followed by N-omega-hydroxy-nor-l-arginine or (6) N(G)-monomethyl-l-arginine monoacetate given intravenous before ischaemia...
February 1, 2017: Diabetes & Vascular Disease Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179487/supplemental-citrulline-is-more-efficient-than-arginine-in-increasing-systemic-arginine-availability-in-mice
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Umang Agarwal, Inka C Didelija, Yang Yuan, Xiaoying Wang, Juan C Marini
Background: Arginine is considered to be an essential amino acid in various (patho)physiologic conditions of high demand. However, dietary arginine supplementation suffers from various drawbacks, including extensive first-pass extraction. Citrulline supplementation may be a better alternative than arginine, because its only fate in vivo is conversion into arginine.Objective: The goal of the present research was to determine the relative efficiency of arginine and citrulline supplementation to improve arginine availability...
February 8, 2017: Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179255/calcium-channel-blockade-blunts-the-renal-effects-of-acute-nitric-oxide-synthase-inhibition-in-healthy-humans
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Alberto Montanari, Davide Lazzeroni, Giovanna Pelà, Antonio Crocamo, Yuliya Lytvyn, Luisa Musiari, Aderville Cabassi, David Z I Cherney
AIMS: To investigate whether blockade of calcium channels (CCs) or Angiotensin II Type 1 receptors 1 (AT1R) modulates renal responses to nitric oxide synthesis inhibition (NOSI) in humans. METHODS: Fourteen sodium replete healthy volunteers underwent 90 minute infusions of 3.0 μg.kg.min-1 NG-nitro-L-arginine methylester (L-NAME), on 3 occasions, preceded by 3 days of either placebo (PL), 10 mg Manidipine (MANI), or 50 mg losartan (LOS). At each phase, mean arterial pressure (MAP), glomerular filtration rate (GFR, inulin), renal blood flow (RBF, p-aminohippurate), urinary sodium (UNaV) and 8-isoprostane (U8-iso-PGF2αV - an oxidative stress marker) were measured...
February 8, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178400/levels-of-l-arginine-and-l-citrulline-in-patients-with-erectile-dysfunction-of-different-etiology
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A Barassi, M M Corsi Romanelli, R Pezzilli, C A L Damele, L Vaccalluzzo, G Goi, N Papini, G M Colpi, L Massaccesi, G V Melzi d'Eril
Nitric oxide is a physiologic signal essential to penile erection. l-citrulline (l-Cit) is converted into l-arginine (l-Arg), the precursor from which nitric oxide is generated. The level of l-Arg and l-Cit in the field of male sexual function remains relatively underexplored. The aim of the study was to evaluate the level of serum l-Arg and of l-Cit in a group of patients with erectile dysfunction. Diagnosis and severity of erectile dysfunction was based on the IIEF-5 and its etiology was classified as arteriogenic (A-ED), borderline (BL-ED), and non-arteriogenic (NA-ED) with penile echo-color-Doppler in basal condition and after intracaversous injection of prostaglandin E1...
February 8, 2017: Andrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177685/vasodilatory-effects-and-underlying-mechanisms-of-the-ethyl-acetate-extracts-from-gastrodia-elata-blume
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Rong Dai, Ting Wang, Xiaoqin Si, Yuanyuan Jia, Lili Wang, Yan Yuan, Qing Lin, Cui Yang
The objective of this study was to assess the ethyl acetate extracts of Gastrodia elata Blume (GEB) on vascular tone and the mechanisms involved. GEB was extracted with 95% EtOH followed by a further extraction with ethyl acetate. The effects of GEB and its ingredients on the isometric tensions of the aortic rings from rats were measured. The ethyl acetate extract of GEB induced a vasodilatatory effect on rat aorta which was partially dependent on endothelium. Four chemical compounds isolated from GEB were identified as 3, 4-dihydroxybenzaldehyde (DB), 4-hydroxy benzaldehyde (HB), 4-methoxybenzyl alcohol (MA) and 4, 4'-dihydroxydiphenyl methane (DM), respectively...
December 17, 2016: Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176198/constituents-of-leaves-from-bauhinia-curvula-benth-exert-gastroprotective-activity-in-rodents-role-of-quercitrin-and-kaempferol
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Ana Paula Beber, Priscila de Souza, Thaise Boeing, Lincon Bordignon Somensi, Luísa Nathália Bolda Mariano, Benhur Judah Cury, Ligia Moura Burci, Cristiane Bezerra da Silva, Euclésio Simionatto, Sérgio Faloni de Andrade, Luísa Mota da Silva
The Bauhinia genus is known as "Pata-de-Vaca" and a wide variety of these species are used in Brazilian folk medicine due to their gastroprotective properties. This study aimed to investigate the antiulcer efficacy of the hydroalcoholic extract from B. curvula (HEBC) leaves, as well as its semi-purified fraction (SPFr) and the contribution of their phytochemicals constituents for this effect. For that, ethanol 60%/HCl 0.3 M- and indomethacin-induced gastric ulcer were performed in rodents. Gastric ulcerated tissues were processed for histological, histochemical and biochemical analysis...
February 7, 2017: Inflammopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174542/p2x-receptors-inhibit-nacl-absorption-in-mtal-independently-of-nitric-oxide
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Samuel L Svendsen, Søren Isidor, Helle A Praetorius, Jens Leipziger
Activation of basolateral P2X receptors markedly reduces NaCl absorption in mouse medullary thick ascending limb (mTAL). Here we tested the role of nitric oxide (NO) in the ATP-mediated (P2X) transport inhibition. We used isolated, perfused mTALs from mice to electrically measure NaCl absorption. By microelectrodes we determined the transepithelial voltage (Vte) and transepithelial resistance (Rte). Via these two parameters, we calculated the equivalent short circuit current, I'sc as a measure of the transepithelial Na(+) absorption...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168011/semipurified-ethyl-acetate-partition-of-methanolic-extract-of-melastoma-malabathricum-leaves-exerts-gastroprotective-activity-partly-via-its-antioxidant-antisecretory-anti-inflammatory-action-and-synergistic-action-of-several-flavonoid-based-compounds
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Noor Wahida Ismail Suhaimy, Ahmad Khusairi Noor Azmi, Norhafizah Mohtarrudin, Maizatul Hasyima Omar, Siti Farah Md Tohid, Manraj Singh Cheema, Lay Kek Teh, Mohd Zaki Salleh, Zainul Amiruddin Zakaria
Recent study has demonstrated the gastroprotective activity of crude methanolic extract of M. malabathricum leaves. The present study evaluated the gastroprotective potential of semipurified extracts (partitions): petroleum ether, ethyl acetate (EAMM), and aqueous obtained from the methanolic extract followed by the elucidation of the gastroprotective mechanisms of the most effective partition. Using the ethanol-induced gastric ulcer assay, all partitions exerted significant gastroprotection, with EAMM being the most effective partition...
2017: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167521/ddar-pa1196-regulates-expression-of-dimethylarginine-dimethylaminohydrolase-for-the-metabolism-of-methylarginines-in-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-pao1
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Benjamin R Lundgren, Frank J Bailey, Gabriella Moley, Christopher T Nomura
: Dimethylarginine dimethylaminohydrolases or DDAHs catalyze the hydrolysis of methylarginines to yield L-citrulline and methylamines as products. DDAHs and their central roles in methylarginine metabolism have been characterized for eukaryotic cells. While DDAHs are known to exist in some bacteria, including Streptomyces coelicolor and Pseudomonas aeruginosa, the physiological importance and genetic regulation of bacterial DDAHs remain poorly understood. To provide some insight into bacterial methylarginine metabolism, this study focused on identifying the key elements or factors regulating DDAH expression in P...
February 6, 2017: Journal of Bacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167291/elucidation-of-the-possible-mechanism-of-analgesic-actions-of-butanol-leaf-fraction-of-olax-subscorpioidea-oliv
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Saidi Odoma, Abdulkadir Umar Zezi, Nuhu Mohammed Danjuma, Abubakar Ahmed, Muhammed Garba Magaji
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Preparations of Olax subscorpioidea have been used traditionally for the management of pains, inflammatory diseases, yellow fever, cancer and rheumatism. Previously, the analgesic activity of its leaf extract have been reported. Furthermore, an analgesic assay guided fractionation showed that the butanol soluble fraction is the most active. However, the mechanism of this activity remains to be elucidated. This present study investigated the possible pharmacological mechanisms involved in the analgesic activity of the butanol leaf fraction of Olax subscorpioidea (BFOS) using the acetic acid induced writhing test in mice...
February 3, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165180/faster-acting-insulin-aspart-provides-faster-onset-and-greater-early-exposure-vs-insulin-aspart-in-children-and-adolescents-with-type-1-diabetes-mellitus
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Maryam Fath, Thomas Danne, Torben Biester, Lars Erichsen, Olga Kordonouri, Hanne Haahr
BACKGROUND: Faster-acting insulin aspart (faster aspart) is insulin aspart (IAsp) in a new formulation with additional excipients (L-arginine and niacinamide). In adults, faster aspart provides faster onset and greater early exposure and action vs IAsp. AIM: This randomized, double-blind, 2-period crossover trial investigated the pharmacological properties of faster aspart vs IAsp in 12 children (6-11 years), 13 adolescents (12-17 years), and 15 adults (18-64 years) with type 1 diabetes mellitus...
February 6, 2017: Pediatric Diabetes
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