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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087254/anti-diabetic-drug-metformin-dilates-retinal-blood-vessels-through-activation-of-amp-activated-protein-kinase-in-rats
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Asami Mori, Eriko Ishikawa, Tomoyo Amano, Kenji Sakamoto, Tsutomu Nakahara
The aim of this study was to examine whether metformin, a biguanide anti-hyperglycemic drug, dilates retinal blood vessels in rats. Ocular fundus images were captured with an original high-resolution digital fundus camera in vivo and diameters of retinal blood vessels were measured. Both systemic blood pressure and heart rate were continuously recorded. Metformin (0.01-0.3mg/kg/min) increased diameters of retinal blood vessels in a dose-dependent manner. This retinal vasodilator effect of metformin was abolished by compound C, an inhibitor of AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK), and N(G)-nitro-L-arginine methyl ester, an inhibitor of nitric oxide (NO) synthase...
January 10, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074650/revisiting-the-val-ile-mutation-in-mammalian-and-bacterial-no-synthases-a-spectroscopic-and-kinetic-study
#2
Marine Weisslocker-Schaetzel, Mehdi Lembrouk, Jerome Santolini, Pierre Dorlet
Nitric oxide (NO) is produced in mammals by the nitric oxide synthase (NOS) isoforms at a catalytic site comprising a heme associated with a biopterin cofactor. Through genome sequencing, proteins with high homology to the oxygenase domain of NOSs have been identified, in particular in bacteria. The active site is highly conserved except for a valine residue in the distal pocket that is replaced by an isoleucine in bacteria. This switch was previously reported to influence the kinetics of the reaction. We have used the V346I mutant of the mouse inducible NOS (iNOS) as well as the I224V mutant of the NOS from Bacillus subtilis (bsNOS) to study their spectroscopic signatures in solution and look for potential structural differences compared to their respective wild types...
January 11, 2017: Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070238/hematological-disorders-and-pulmonary-hypertension
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Rajamma Mathew, Jing Huang, Joseph M Wu, John T Fallon, Michael H Gewitz
Pulmonary hypertension (PH), a serious disorder with a high morbidity and mortality rate, is known to occur in a number of unrelated systemic diseases. Several hematological disorders such as sickle cell disease, thalassemia and myeloproliferative diseases develop PH which worsens the prognosis. Associated oxidant injury and vascular inflammation cause endothelial damage and dysfunction. Pulmonary vascular endothelial damage/dysfunction is an early event in PH resulting in the loss of vascular reactivity, activation of proliferative and antiapoptotic pathways leading to vascular remodeling, elevated pulmonary artery pressure, right ventricular hypertrophy and premature death...
December 26, 2016: World Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070018/curcumin-supplementation-improves-vascular-endothelial-function-in-healthy-middle-aged-and-older-adults-by-increasing-nitric-oxide-bioavailability-and-reducing-oxidative-stress
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Jessica R Santos-Parker, Talia R Strahler, Candace J Bassett, Nina Z Bispham, Michel B Chonchol, Douglas R Seals
We hypothesized that curcumin would improve resistance and conduit artery endothelial function and large elastic artery stiffness in healthy middle-aged and older adults. Thirty-nine healthy men and postmenopausal women (45-74 yrs) were randomized to 12 weeks of curcumin (2000 mg/day Longvida®; n=20) or placebo (n=19) supplementation. Forearm blood flow response to acetylcholine infusions (FBFACh; resistance artery endothelial function) increased 37% following curcumin supplementation (107±13 vs. 84±11 AUC at baseline, P=0...
January 3, 2017: Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067368/the-effect-of-arginine-on-the-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling-pathway-during-porcine-intramuscular-preadipocyte-differentiation
#5
Xiaoling Chen, Yanliu Luo, Gang Jia, Guangmang Liu, Hua Zhao, Zhiqing Huang
Dietary l-arginine supplementation decreases backfat thickness and increases intramuscular fat content in growing-finishing pigs, but the underlying mechanisms are unknown. In this study, the effect of arginine on differentiation of porcine intramuscular preadipocytes was investigated in vitro. We showed that the mRNA and protein expressions of the peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor γ (PPARγ) and CCAAT/enhancer binding protein α were upregulated by arginine supplementation. Furthermore, the intracellular triglyceride level was increased by arginine supplementation...
January 9, 2017: Food & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063003/effect-of-poly-l-arginine-in-inhibiting-scrapie-prion-protein-of-cultured-cells
#6
Muhammad Waqas, Hye-Mi Lee, Jeeyoung Kim, Glenn Telling, Jin-Ki Kim, Dae-Hwan Kim, Chongsuk Ryou
Biological effect of poly-L-arginine (PLR), the linear homopolymer comprised of L-arginine, was investigated to determine the activity of suppressing prions. PLR decreased the level of scrapie prion protein (PrP(Sc)) in cultured cells permanently infected with prions in a concentration-dependent manner. The PrP(Sc) inhibition efficacy of PLR was greater than that of another prion-suppressant poly-L-lysine (PLK) in a molecular mass-dependent fashion. The effective concentration of PLR to inhibit prions was achieved safely below the cytotoxic concentrations, and overall cytotoxicity of PLR was similar to that of PLK...
January 7, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062568/renal-collectrin-protects-against-salt-sensitive-hypertension-and-is-downregulated-by-angiotensin-ii
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Pei-Lun Chu, Joseph C Gigliotti, Sylvia Cechova, Gabor Bodonyi-Kovacs, Fang Chan, Donna Lee Ralph, Nancy Howell, Kambiz Kalantari, Alexander L Klibanov, Robert M Carey, Alicia A McDonough, Thu H Le
Collectrin, encoded by the Tmem27 gene, is a transmembrane glycoprotein with approximately 50% homology with angiotensin converting enzyme 2, but without a catalytic domain. Collectrin is most abundantly expressed in the kidney proximal tubule and collecting duct epithelia, where it has an important role in amino acid transport. Collectrin is also expressed in endothelial cells throughout the vasculature, where it regulates L-arginine uptake. We previously reported that global deletion of collectrin leads to endothelial dysfunction, augmented salt sensitivity, and hypertension...
January 6, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054274/nicorandil-improves-post-fatigue-tension-in-slow-skeletal-muscle-fibers-by-modulating-glutathione-redox-state
#8
E Sánchez-Duarte, X Trujillo, C Cortés-Rojo, A Saavedra-Molina, G Camargo, L Hernández, M Huerta, R Montoya-Pérez
Fatigue is a phenomenon in which force reduction has been linked to impairment of several biochemical processes. In skeletal muscle, the ATP-sensitive potassium channels (KATP) are actively involved in myoprotection against metabolic stress. They are present in sarcolemma and mitochondria (mitoKATP channels). K(+) channel openers like nicorandil has been recognized for their ability to protect skeletal muscle from ischemia-reperfusion injury, however, the effects of nicorandil on fatigue in slow skeletal muscle fibers has not been explored, being the aim of this study...
January 4, 2017: Journal of Bioenergetics and Biomembranes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053897/effects-of-a-supplement-combining-pycnogenol-%C3%A2-and-l-arginine-aspartate-on-lower-urinary-dysfunction-compared-with-saw-palmetto-extract
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Hiroshi Yagi, Ryo Sato, Kojiro Nishio, Gaku Arai, Shigehiro Soh, Hiroshi Okada
OBJECTIVES: Lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) and sexual dysfunction (SDys) are common problems that affect quality of life (QOL) in elderly men. In addition to prescribed drugs, many over-the-counter medications including supplements are used to treat QOL diseases. Phosphodiesterase inhibitors are reported to be effective for both LUTS and SDys by increasing nitric oxide levels. French maritime pine bark extract Pycnogenol(®), which is a potent nitric oxide donor, is reported to be effective for SDys...
January 2017: Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050775/neuroprotective-efficacy-of-mitochondrial-antioxidant-mitoq-in-suppressing-peroxynitrite-mediated-mitochondrial-dysfunction-inflicted-by-lead-toxicity-in-the-rat-brain
#10
Arpan Kumar Maiti, Nimai Chandra Saha, Sunil S More, Ashish Kumar Panigrahi, Goutam Paul
Lead (Pb) is one of the most pollutant metals that accumulate in the brain mitochondria disrupting mitochondrial structure and function. Though oxidative stress mediated by reactive oxygen species remains the most accepted mechanism of Pb neurotoxicity, some reports suggest the involvement of nitric oxide ((•)NO) and reactive nitrogen species in Pb-induced neurotoxicity. But the impact of Pb neurotoxicity on mitochondrial respiratory enzyme complexes remains unknown with no relevant report highlighting the involvement of peroxynitrite (ONOO(-)) in it...
January 3, 2017: Neurotoxicity Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045943/arginine-and-lysine-transporters-are-essential-for-trypanosoma-brucei
#11
Christoph Mathieu, Juan P Macêdo, Daniel Hürlimann, Corina Wirdnam, Alexander C Haindrich, Marianne Suter Grotemeyer, Amaia González-Salgado, Remo S Schmidt, Ehud Inbar, Pascal Mäser, Peter Bütikofer, Dan Zilberstein, Doris Rentsch
For Trypanosoma brucei arginine and lysine are essential amino acids and therefore have to be imported from the host. Heterologous expression in Saccharomyces cerevisiae mutants identified cationic amino acid transporters among members of the T. brucei AAAP (amino acid/auxin permease) family. TbAAT5-3 showed high affinity arginine uptake (Km 3.6 ± 0.4 μM) and high selectivity for L-arginine. L-arginine transport was reduced by a 10-times excess of L-arginine, homo-arginine, canavanine or arginine-β-naphthylamide, while lysine was inhibitory only at 100-times excess, and histidine or ornithine did not reduce arginine uptake rates significantly...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045576/combination-therapy-with-l-arginine-and-%C3%AE-pd-l1-antibody-boosts-immune-response-against-osteosarcoma-in-immunocompetent-mice
#12
Xiaojun He, Haiqing Lin, Li Yuan, Binghao Li
L-arginine supplementation was recently proved to promote the function of immune cells, especially T-cells, by facilitating T-cell proliferation, differentiation and survival in vivo. Cytotoxic CD8(+) plays a crucial role in modulating anti-cancer response mediated by the immune system, but was restricted by exhaustion. Thus, we hypothesized that L-arginine, in combination with α-PD-L1 antibody, may provide a favored environment for T-cell response against osteosarcoma. Immunocompetent BALB/c mouse models bearing orthotopic and metastatic osteosarcoma were established to validate this conjecture...
January 3, 2017: Cancer Biology & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042873/a-mini-network-balance-model-for-evaluating-the-progression-of-cardiovascular-complications-in-goto-kakizaki-rats
#13
Hao Jiang, Yu-Hao Wang, Chun-Xiang Wei, Xue Zhang, Hao-Chen Liu, Xiao-Quan Liu
Cardiovascular complications represent a leading cause of mortality in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). During such complicated progression, subtle variations in the cardiovascular risk (CVR)-related biomarkers have been used to identify cardiovascular disease at the incipient stage. In this study we attempt to integrally characterize the progression of cardiovascular complications and to assess the beneficial effects of metformin combined with salvianolic acid A (Sal A), in Goto-Kakizaki (GK) rats with spontaneous T2DM...
January 2, 2017: Acta Pharmacologica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040796/role-of-rpl39-in-metaplastic-breast-cancer
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Bhuvanesh Dave, Daniel D Gonzalez, Zhi-Bin Liu, Xiaoxian Li, Helen Wong, Sergio Granados, Nadeer E Ezzedine, Douglas H Sieglaff, Joe E Ensor, Kathy D Miller, Milan Radovich, Agda KarinaEtrovic, Steven S Gross, Olivier Elemento, Gordon B Mills, Michael Z Gilcrease, Jenny C Chang
BACKGROUND: Metaplastic breast cancer is one of the most therapeutically challenging forms of breast cancer because of its highly heterogeneous and chemoresistant nature. We have previously demonstrated that ribosomal protein L39 (RPL39) and its gain-of-function mutation A14V have oncogenic activity in triple-negative breast cancer and this activity may be mediated through inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS). The function of RPL39 and A14V in other breast cancer subtypes is currently unknown...
June 2017: Journal of the National Cancer Institute
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029165/efficiency-of-endothelial-dysfunctioncorrection-in-children-residents-of-radioactively-contaminated-areas-using-the-method-of-intermittent-normobaric-hypoxi-therapy
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Ye I Stepanova, V Ya Berezovsky, I Ye Kolpakov, V H Kondrashova, V Yu Vdovenko, O M Lytvynets, L M Lisukha, V M Zyhalo, V I Kolos, L P Mishchenko
: Objective is to evaluate the effectiveness of intermittent normobaric hypoxi therapy as the means that can posi tively influence on the different links in the pathogenesis of endothelial dysfunction in children residents of radioactively contaminated areas. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Disorders of personal and emotional sphere, symptoms of asthenic vegetative and neurot ic character, the signs of the cardiovascular and respiratory systems, abdominal and dyspeptic syndromes are attrib uted to the clinical signs of endothelial dysfunction...
December 2016: Problemy Radiat︠s︡iĭnoï Medyt︠s︡yny Ta Radiobiolohiï
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027561/correction-of-endothelial-dysfunction-in-children-residents-of-radioactively-contaminated-areas-by-nitric-oxide-donator
#16
Ye I Stepanova, I Ye Kolpakov, V M Zyhalo, V G Boyarsky
OBJECTIVE: to determine the effectiveness of NO L arginine donator for correcting endothelial dysfunction in chil dren residents of radioactively contaminated areas. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A group of children residents of radioactively contaminated areas with the presence of clinical and paraclinical signs of endothelial dysfunction was selected to assess the effectiveness of correcting endothelial dysfunction by NO L arginine donator according to selective screening...
December 2016: Problemy Radiat︠s︡iĭnoï Medyt︠s︡yny Ta Radiobiolohiï
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025466/deterioration-of-epithelium-mediated-mechanisms-in-diabetic-antigen-sensitized-airways-of-guinea-pigs
#17
Saidullah Bano, Omanwar Swati, Muralidhar Kambadur, Fahim Mohammad
BACKGROUND: The onset of diabetes causes disruption of respiratory epithelial mediators. The present study investigates whether diabetes modifies the epithelium mediated bronchial responses in hyper-reactive airway smooth muscle (ASM) primarily through nitric oxide (NO), cyclooxygenase (COX), and epithelium derived hyperpolarizing factor (EpDHF) pathways. METHODS: Experimental model of guinea pigs having hyper-reactive airways with or without diabetes were developed...
2016: Journal of Smooth Muscle Research, Nihon Heikatsukin Gakkai Kikanshi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024356/ultrasound-triggered-nitric-oxide-release-platform-based-on-energy-transformation-for-targeted-inhibition-of-pancreatic-tumor
#18
Kun Zhang, Huixiong Xu, Xiaoqing Jia, Yu Chen, Ming Ma, Liping Sun, Hangrong Chen
Inspired by considerable application potential in various diseases, nitric oxide (NO) has gained increasing attention. Nevertheless, current NO release scaffolds suffer from some inevitable drawbacks, for example, high toxicity for NO donor byproducts, poor specificity, shallow penetration depth, and strong ionizing irradiation for triggers, all of which remain obstacles to clinical application. Herein, an ultrasound-triggered NO on-demand release system is constructed using natural l-arginine as NO donor and local ultrasound as trigger...
December 27, 2016: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012338/an-unusual-case-of-left-hepatectomy-for-focal-nodular-hyperplasia-fnh-linked-to-the-use-of-anabolic-androgenic-steroids-aass
#19
Angela Romano, Michele Grassia, Giuseppe Esposito, Marianna Petrillo, Modestino Pezzella, Francesco Maria Romano, Francesco Esposito, Francesco Torelli, Natale Di Martino
INTRODUCTION: Focal Nodular Hyperplasia (FNH) is the second most common benign tumor of the liver. Clinically FNH is asymptomatic and discovered incidentally . The pathogenesis is unclear; FNH is usually asymptomatic. When the tumor is large, it may be painful. Surgery is recommended only in the case of complications such as compression of adjacent organs, lesion progression with tumor size >5cm and presence of symptoms. PRESENTATION OF CASE: A 30 years old man, was evaluated during a routine visit, for diffuse abdominal pain and weight loss; Abdominal ultrasound showed no evidence of biliary obstruction but the US shows a hypoechoic, well defined focal lesion in the left liver...
November 3, 2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28008669/r-type-ca-2-channels-couple-to-inhibitory-neurotransmission-to-the-longitudinal-muscle-in-the-guinea-pig-ileum
#20
Eileen S Rodriguez-Tapia, Vinogran Naidoo, Matthew DeVries, Alberto Perez-Medina, James J Galligan
There is evidence that R-type Ca(2+) channels contribute to synaptic transmission in the myenteric plexus. It is unknown if R-type Ca(2+) channels contribute to neuromuscular transmission. We measured the effects of the nitric oxide synthase (NOS) inhibitor, nitro L-arginine (NLA), Ca(2+) channel blockers and apamin (SK channel blocker) on neurogenic relaxations and contractions of the guinea pig ileum longitudinal muscle-myenteric plexus (LMMP) in vitro. We used intracellular recordings to measure inhibitory junction potentials (IJPs)...
December 23, 2016: Experimental Physiology
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