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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101460/captopril-and-valsartan-may-improve-cognitive-function-through-potentiation-of-the-brain-antioxidant-defense-system-and-attenuation-of-oxidative-nitrosative-damage-in-stz-induced-dementia-in-rat
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Yasaman Arjmand Abbassi, Mohammad Taghi Mohammadi, Mahsa Sarami Foroshani, Javad Raouf Sarshoori
Purpose: Previous findings have shown the crucial roles of brain renin-angiotensin system (RAS) in pathogenesis of Alzheimer's disease (AD). Since RAS inhibitors may have beneficial effects on dementia and cognitive function in elderly people, the aim of present study was to examine the neuroprotective actions of captopril and valsartan on memory function and neuronal damage in experimental model of AD. Methods: Adult forty male Wistar rats (220-280g) were randomly divided into 5 groups; Control, Vehicle, Alzheimer and treatment groups...
December 2016: Advanced Pharmaceutical Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097518/beneficial-effects-of-ozone-therapy-on-oxidative-stress-cardiac-functions-and-clinical-findings-in-patients-with-heart-failure-reduced-ejection-fraction
#2
Mutlu Buyuklu, Fatih Mehmet Kandemir, Turan Set, Eftal Murat Bakırcı, Husnu Degirmenci, Hikmet Hamur, Ergun Topal, Sefa Kucukler, Kultigin Turkmen
The aim of study was to determine the effects of ozone therapy on the oxidative stress, cardiac functions and clinical findings in patients with heart failure reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF). A total of 40 patients with New York Heart Association 2 and 3 HF with left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) <35%, and 40 subjects without HF as control group were included in the study. Patients with HFrEF were given additional ozone therapy of major and minor administrations along with conventional HF treatment for 5 weeks...
January 17, 2017: Cardiovascular Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077727/asymmetries-of-dark-and-bright-negative-afterimages-are-paralleled-by-subcortical-on-and-off-post-stimulus-responses
#3
Hui Li, Xu Liu, Xiaohong Li, Yiliang Lu, Lothar Spillmann, Ian M Andolina, Wei Wang
: Humans are more sensitive to luminance decrements than increments, as evidenced by lower thresholds and shorter latencies for dark stimuli. This asymmetry is consistent with results of neurophysiological recordings in dorsal lateral-geniculate nucleus (dLGN) and primary visual cortex (V1) of cat and monkey. Specifically, V1 population responses demonstrate that darks elicit higher levels of activation than brights, and the latency of OFF responses in dLGN and V1 is shorter than that of ON responses...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073783/podoplanin-expression-in-primary-brain-tumors-induces-platelet-aggregation-and-increases-risk-of-venous-thromboembolism
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Julia Riedl, Matthias Preusser, Pegah Mir Seyed Nazari, Florian Posch, Simon Panzer, Christine Marosi, Peter Birner, Johannes Thaler, Christine Brostjan, Daniela Lötsch, Walter Berger, Johannes A Hainfellner, Ingrid Pabinger, Cihan Ay
Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is common in patients with brain tumors, and underlying mechanisms are unclear. We hypothesized that podoplanin, a sialomucin-like glycoprotein, increases the risk of VTE in primary brain tumors via its ability to induce platelet aggregation. Immunohistochemical staining against podoplanin and intratumoral platelet aggregates was performed in brain tumor specimens of 213 patients (mostly high-grade gliomas [89%]) included in the Vienna Cancer and Thrombosis Study (CATS), a prospective observational cohort study of patients with newly diagnosed cancer or progressive disease aimed at identifying patients at risk of VTE...
January 10, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066109/cerebroprotective-activity-of-pentapetes-phoenicea-on-global-cerebral-ischemia-in-rats
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Koneru Naga Sravanthi, Nadendla Rama Rao
OBJECTIVES: The study was performed to evaluate the cerebroprotective activity of methanolic extract (ME) of Pentapetes phoenicea - a folk medicine used as anti-inflammatory and in central nervous system ailments. It has high phenolic and flavonoid contents including rutin. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Global cerebral ischemia was induced in male albino Wistar rats by temporary bilateral carotid artery occlusion (BCAO) for 30 min, followed by 4 h reperfusion. Groups of rats were pretreated for 10 days with 100, 200, and 400 mg/kg of ME of P...
November 2016: Indian Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063398/brain-derived-neurotrophic-factor-bdnf-and-oxidative-stress-in-heroin-dependent-male-patients-undergoing-methadone-maintenance-treatment
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Meng-Chang Tsai, Tiao-Lai Huang
Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) and oxidative stress may play a role in patients with heroin dependence. The aim of this study was to investigate the serum levels and activities of BDNF and oxidative stress markers, such as superoxide dismutase (SOD), catalase (CAT), glutathione peroxidase (GPx), thiobarbituric acid reactive substances (TBARS), protein carbonyl content (PCC), and 8-hydroxy 2'-deoxyguanosine (8-OHdG), in heroin-dependent patients undergoing methadone maintenance treatment (MMT). 60 heroin-dependent male MMT patients and 30 healthy males were recruited for this study...
December 27, 2016: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062291/pathological-vicissitudes-and-oxidative-stress-enzyme-responses-in-mice-experimentally-infected-with-reptarenavirus-isolate-upm-my01
#7
Yusuf Abba, Hasliza Hassim, Hazilawati Hamzah, Omar Emad Ibrahim, Mohd Azmi Mohd Lila, Mohamed Mustapha Noordin
Boid inclusion body disease (BIBD) is a viral disease of boid snakes believed to be caused by reptarenavirus belonging to the family Arenaviridae. Unlike most mammalian arenaviruses, the reservoir host for reptarenavirus is still unknown. In this study, the pathological responses were evaluated in a mouse model for a period of 28 days. Blood and tissue samples (lung, liver, spleen, heart, kidney and brain) were collected for evaluation of hematology, biochemistry, histopathology and oxidative enzyme levels at six time points (1, 3, 7, 14, 21 and 28 days), after viral infection (2...
January 3, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061405/anti-oxidative-effects-of-curcumin-on-immobilization-induced-oxidative-stress-in-rat-brain-liver-and-kidney
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Saeed Samarghandian, Mohsen Azimi-Nezhad, Tahereh Farkhondeh, Fariborz Samini
Restraint stress has been indicated to induce oxidative damage in tissues. Several investigations have reported that curcumin (CUR) may have a protective effect against oxidative stress. The present study was designed to investigate the protective effects of CUR on restraint stress induced oxidative stress damage in the brain, liver and kidneys. For chronic restraint stress, rats were kept in the restrainers for 1h every day, for 21 consecutive days. The animals received systemic administrations of CUR daily for 21days...
January 3, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052641/protective-effects-of-melatonin-on-the-activity-of-sod-cat-gsh-px-and-gsh-content-in-organs-of-mice-after-administration-of-snp
#9
Zofia Goc, Waldemar Szaroma, Edyta Kapusta, Karol Dziubek
Sodium nitroprusside (SNP) is an antihypertensive drug with proven dose-dependent toxic effects attributed mainly to the production of cyanide but also excesive nitric oxide (NO) and derived reactive species. The present study evaluated whether melatonin administration would have time-dependent protective effect against SNP−induced toxicity. Male Swiss mice were used in this study. Control mice were treated with 0.9% NaCl; the second group was injected with 10 mg melatonin (MEL)/kg body weight (b.w.); the third group was given SNP at the dose of 3,6 mg/kg b...
28, 2017: Chinese Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039850/therapeutic-potential-of-quercetin-against-acrylamide-induced-toxicity-in-rats
#10
Chhavi Uthra, Sadhana Shrivastava, Amita Jaswal, Neelu Sinha, Mohd Salim Reshi, Sangeeta Shukla
Acrylamide (AA) is found in foods containing carbohydrates and proteins, where it is formed during the heating process. It is classified as neurotoxic and probably carcinogenic to humans. The present investigation was aimed to determine the lethal Dose (LD50) of AA and to evaluate the protective effects of quercetin (QE) against AA induced adverse effects in rats. For the determination of LD50, AA was administered orally at four different doses (46.4mg/kg, 100mg/kg, 215mg/kg and 464mg/kg) to experimental animals for seven days...
December 28, 2016: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032480/fish-oil-and-wheat-germ-oil-supplementation-modulates-brain-injury-in-streptozotocin-induced-diabetic-rats
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Naglaa Khedr
BACKGROUND: Uncontrolled diabetes mellitus (DM) results in neuronal damage caused by increased intracellular glucose. The addition of natural products as complementary therapy can reduce neuronal complications. The main objectives of this study was to determine whether fish oil (FO) and wheat germ oil (WGO) supplementation protect rat brains in streptozotocin (STZ)-induced diabetic rats via estimating lipid peroxidation, inflammatory and anti-oxidant status of brain. METHODS: Diabetes was induced in male Wistar rats by single i...
December 29, 2016: Journal of Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027471/oxidative-and-cellular-metabolic-stress-of-oreochromis-mossambicus-as-biomarkers-indicators-of-trace-element-contaminants
#12
Neeraj Kumar, K K Krishnani, K K Meena, Sanjay Kumar Gupta, N P Singh
Antioxidative status, cellular metabolic stress and neurotransmitter enzyme assay as a pollution biomarker in Oreochromis mossambicus collected from Bhima river were investigated. O. mossambicus was collected from 18 different sites of Bhima river, which differ in their extent and type of contamination load. The antioxidative status were determined such as catalase (CAT), superoxide dismutase (SOD) and glutathione-s-transferase (GST) in the liver, gill, brain, gonad and kidney. All the studied parameters indicated potent signals for contamination of the aquatic water body...
December 18, 2016: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024668/potential-risks-of-maternal-administration-of-mucophylline-on-the-pups-of-albino-rats-during-lactation
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Hamida Hamdi, Heba Ali
The present study was undertaken to evaluate the potential risks of the mucolytic and broncholytic drug, Theophylline derivatives (Mucophylline) maternally administered on the pups. The nursing rats orally administered from 1st postpartum day (PPD) to 21th PPD with two different doses 30.83mg/kg (low dose) and 66.61mg/kg (Human equivalent dose (HED)). On the 21th PPD, the postnatal developmental signs, skeletal malformation and the histopathology of neonatal liver, kidney and brain were examined. Our results showed that Mucophylline induced a significant reduction in the neonatal weight and length, delayed, weak and incomplete ossification, wavy ribs and the neonatal liver revealed histopathological changes, pyknotic hepatocytes, cytoplasmic vacuolization, dilated sinusoid and necrotic area...
December 23, 2016: Experimental and Toxicologic Pathology: Official Journal of the Gesellschaft Für Toxikologische Pathologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024309/stroke-as-initial-manifestation-of-adenosine-deaminase-2-deficiency
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Miriam Elbracht, Michael Mull, Norbert Wagner, Christiane Kuhl, Angela Abicht, Ingo Kurth, Klaus Tenbrock, Martin Häusler
Deficiency of adenosine deaminase 2 (ADA2) due to homozygous or compound heterozygous mutations in the cat eye syndrome chromosome region, candidate 1 (CECR1) gene causes an autoimmune phenotype with systemic vasculitis affecting the skin, inner organs, and the central nervous system. Typically, stroke has been reported to follow systemic inflammatory disease and predominantly affects posterior and central brain areas. Here, we describe one of the rare patients in whom acute mesencephalic stroke preceded systemic inflammation and presented as initial clinical symptom...
December 26, 2016: Neuropediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011042/glial-changes-and-evidence-for-apoptosis-in-the-brain-of-cats-infected-by-cytauxzoon-felis
#15
L L Clarke, P M Krimer, D R Rissi
Ischaemic neuropathological changes associated with Cytauxzoon felis infection in cats have been reported recently. This paper describes the associated glial changes and the evidence for apoptosis in the brain of cats infected naturally by C. felis. Sections of brain from eight affected cats and eight age- and sex-matched control cats were evaluated by immunohistochemistry for expression of glial fibrillary acidic protein, CD18 and cleaved caspase-3. Vascular changes in the leptomeninges and parenchyma, the number of positive astrocytes and phagocytic cells (microglia or macrophages) and the average astrocytic cytoplasmic area and number and length of astrocytic processes were quantified, and a mean value for the grey and white matter in both groups was generated...
December 20, 2016: Journal of Comparative Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27994570/historical-review-of-the-fluid-percussion-tbi-model
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REVIEW
Bruce G Lyeth
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a major health concern worldwide. Laboratory studies utilizing animal models of TBI are essential for addressing pathological mechanisms of brain injury and development of innovative treatments. Over the past 75 years, pioneering head injury researchers have devised and tested a number of fluid percussive methods to reproduce the concussive clinical syndrome in animals. The fluid-percussion brain injury technique has evolved from early investigations that applied a generalized loading of the brain to more recent computer-controlled systems...
2016: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27988361/molecular-modifications-by-regulating-camp-signaling-and-oxidant-antioxidant-defence-mechanisms-produce-antidepressant-like-effect-a-possible-mechanism-of-etazolate-aftermaths-of-impact-accelerated-traumatic-brain-injury-in-rat-model
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Ankur Jindal, Radhakrishnan Mahesh, Shvetank Bhatt, Dilip Pandey
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is one of the leading cause of psychiatric conditions in patients, amongst which, depression and anxiety are more frequent. Despite the preclinical antidepressant-like effects, clinical development of Phospodiesterase-4 (PDE4) enzyme inhibitors has been hampered due to serious side effect profiles, such as nausea and vomiting. Etazolate (ETZ) is a new generation PDE4 inhibitor with encouraging safety and tolerance profiles. In our previous studies we have addressed that ETZ produces antidepressant-like effects in animal models of depression, however, the underlying mechanism(s) following TBI have not been completely explored...
December 14, 2016: Neurochemistry International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27940169/aging-modifies-daily-variation-of-antioxidant-enzymes-and-oxidative-status-in-the-hippocampus
#18
María Gabriela Lacoste, Ivana Tamara Ponce, Rebeca Laura Golini, Silvia Marcela Delgado, Ana Cecilia Anzulovich
BACKGROUND: Aging is a complex and multifactorial biological process that leads to the progressive deterioration of physiological systems, including the circadian system. In addition, oxidative stress has been associated with the aging of the normal brain and the development of late-onset neurodegenerative diseases. Even though, functional weakening of circadian rhythms and antioxidant function has been observed during aging, the mechanisms by which the circadian system signaling and oxidative stress are interrelated have not yet been elucidated...
February 2017: Experimental Gerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27939725/response-of-oxidative-stress-transcripts-in-the-brain-of-wild-yellow-perch-perca-flavescens-exposed-to-an-environmental-gradient-of-methylmercury
#19
Stephanie D Graves, Karen A Kidd, Katharina L Batchelar, Andrew M Cowie, Nelson J O'Driscoll, Christopher J Martyniuk
Methylmercury (MeHg) exposure and adverse health effects in fishes have been documented, but the molecular mechanisms involved in toxicity have not been fully characterized. The objectives of the current study were to (1) determine whether total Hg (THg) in the muscle was predictive of MeHg concentrations in the brain of wild female yellow perch (Perca flavescens) collected from four lakes in Kejimkujik National Park, a known biological mercury (Hg) hotspot in Nova Scotia, Canada and (2) to determine whether transcripts involved in the oxidative stress response were altered in abundance in fish collected across five lakes representing a MeHg gradient...
February 2017: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Toxicology & Pharmacology: CBP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923479/immune-cell-infiltration-in-feline-meningioma
#20
R McBride, E A Sloma, H N Erb, A D Miller
Meningioma is the most common primary brain tumour in the cat. Although most of these tumours are considered to be benign based on histological characteristics, little is known regarding microenvironmental changes associated with the tumour. The characterization of the immune-cell infiltrate in human and canine meningiomas has been described; however, there are no data regarding the cat equivalent. Seventeen formalin-fixed, paraffin wax-embedded samples of feline meningioma were evaluated by light microscopy and immunohistochemistry (IHC) for expression of CD3, Pax5, Iba-1, HLA-DR, MAC387, CD163 and Ki67...
December 3, 2016: Journal of Comparative Pathology
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