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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226195/global-transcriptional-response-of-human-liver-cells-to-ethanol-stress-of-different-strength-reveals-hormetic-behavior
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Wolfgang Schmidt-Heck, Eva C Wönne, Thomas Hiller, Uwe Menzel, Dirk Koczan, Georg Damm, Daniel Seehofer, Fanny Knöspel, Nora Freyer, Reinhard Guthke, Steven Dooley, Katrin Zeilinger
BACKGROUND: The liver is the major site for alcohol metabolism in the body and therefore, the primary target organ for ethanol-induced toxicity. In this study, we investigated the in vitro response of human liver cells to different ethanol concentrations in a perfused bioartificial liver device that mimics the complex architecture of the natural organ. METHODS: Primary human liver cells were cultured in the bioartificial liver device and treated for 24 hours with medium containing 150 mM (low), 300 mM (medium) or 600 mM (high) ethanol, while a control culture was kept untreated...
February 22, 2017: Alcoholism, Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198373/hormetic-heat-stress-and-hsf-1-induce-autophagy-to-improve-survival-and-proteostasis-in-c-elegans
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Caroline Kumsta, Jessica T Chang, Jessica Schmalz, Malene Hansen
Stress-response pathways have evolved to maintain cellular homeostasis and to ensure the survival of organisms under changing environmental conditions. Whereas severe stress is detrimental, mild stress can be beneficial for health and survival, known as hormesis. Although the universally conserved heat-shock response regulated by transcription factor HSF-1 has been implicated as an effector mechanism, the role and possible interplay with other cellular processes, such as autophagy, remains poorly understood...
February 15, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185019/biological-ageing-and-clinical-consequences-of-modern-technology
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Marios Kyriazis
The pace of technology is steadily increasing, and this has a widespread effect on all areas of health and society. When we interact with this technological environment we are exposed to a wide variety of new stimuli and challenges, which may modulate the stress response and thus change the way we respond and adapt. In this Opinion paper I will examine certain aspects of the human-computer interaction with regards to health and ageing. There are practical, everyday effects which also include social and cultural elements...
February 9, 2017: Biogerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28134809/hormetic-response-to-low-dose-radiation-focus-on-the-immune-system-and-its-clinical-implications
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REVIEW
Jiuwei Cui, Guozi Yang, Zhenyu Pan, Yuguang Zhao, Xinyue Liang, Wei Li, Lu Cai
The interrelationship between ionizing radiation and the immune system is complex, multifactorial, and dependent on radiation dose/quality and immune cell type. High-dose radiation usually results in immune suppression. On the contrary, low-dose radiation (LDR) modulates a variety of immune responses that have exhibited the properties of immune hormesis. Although the underlying molecular mechanism is not fully understood yet, LDR has been used clinically for the treatment of autoimmune diseases and malignant tumors...
January 27, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28129561/potential-impacts-of-silver-nanoparticles-on-bacteria-in-the-aquatic-environment
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Zhiya Sheng, Yang Liu
It is inevitable that nano-silver will be released into the environment. Therefore, there is an urgent need to better understand the effects of silver nanoparticles (Ag-NPs) on microbes in natural and engineered environments. The most remarkable gap in our knowledge on this lies on the low Ag-NPs dose side. This review summarized studies on the effects of Ag-NPs on bacteria from simple to complicated aquatic systems. A hormetic model with a narrow stimulatory zone has been proposed based on both experimental phenomenon and the potential mechanisms of the observed effects...
January 24, 2017: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28123580/effects-of-physical-activity-on-systemic-oxidative-dna-status-in-breast-cancer-survivors
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Barbara Tomasello, Giuseppe Antonio Malfa, Angela Strazzanti, Santi Gangi, Claudia Di Giacomo, Francesco Basile, Marcella Renis
Physical activity offers a paradoxical hormetic effect and a health benefit to cancer survivors; however, the biochemical mechanisms have not been entirely elucidated. Despite the well-documented evidence implicating oxidative stress in breast cancer, the association between health benefits and redox status has not been investigated in survivors who participate in dragon boating. The present study investigated the plasmatic systemic oxidative status (SOS) in breast cancer survivors involved in two distinct physical training exercises...
January 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28112228/hormetic-effect-of-panaxatriol-saponins-confers-neuroprotection-in-pc12-cells-and-zebrafish-through-pi3k-akt-mtor-and-ampk-sirt1-foxo3-pathways
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Chao Zhang, Chuwen Li, Shenghui Chen, Zhiping Li, Lijuan Ma, Xuejing Jia, Kai Wang, Jiaolin Bao, Yeer Liang, Meiwan Chen, Peng Li, Huanxing Su, Simon Ming Yuen Lee, Kechun Liu, Jian-Bo Wan, Chengwei He
Hormesis is an adaptive response of living organisms to a moderate stress. However, its biomedical implication and molecular mechanisms remain to be intensively investigated. Panaxatriol saponins (PTS) is the major bioactive components extracted from Panax notoginseng, a widely used herbal medicine for cerebrovascular diseases. This study aims to examine the hormetic and neuroprotective effects of PTS in PC12 cells and zebrafish Parkinson's disease (PD) models. Our results demonstrated that PTS stimulated PC12 cell growth by about 30% at low doses, while PTS at high doses inhibited cell growth, which is a typical hormetic effect...
January 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110457/reduced-proliferation-and-colony-formation-of-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma-hnscc-after-dual-targeting-of-egfr-and-hedgehog-pathways
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Hannes Liebig, Georg Günther, Marlen Kolb, Christian Mozet, Andreas Boehm, Andreas Dietz, Gunnar Wichmann
PURPOSE: The hedgehog signalling pathway (Hh) is frequently active in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC). Overexpressed Hh associates with poor prognosis. The Hh inhibitor vismodegib targets smoothened, and based on molecular data, may prevent resistance to EGFR targeting. METHODS: To elucidate potential roles of vismodegib in HNSCC therapy, its sole effects and those combined with cisplatin, docetaxel, and cetuximab on HNSCC cell lines were assessed by MTT metabolisation and BrdU incorporation...
January 21, 2017: Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109747/silver-nanoparticles-induce-hormesis-in-a549-human-epithelial-cells
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Mireille M J P E Sthijns, Waluree Thongkam, Catrin Albrecht, Bryan Hellack, Aalt Bast, Guido R M M Haenen, Roel P F Schins
Despite the gaps in our knowledge on the toxicity of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs), the application of these materials is fast expanding, from medicine, to food as well as the use in consumer products. It has been reported that prolonged exposure might make cells more resistant to AgNPs. This prompted us to investigate if AgNPs may give rise to a hormetic response. Two types of AgNPs were used, i.e. colloidal AgNPs and an AgNP powder. For both types of nanosilver it was found that a low dose pretreatment of A549 human epithelial cells with AgNPs induced protection against a toxic dose of AgNPs and acrolein...
January 18, 2017: Toxicology in Vitro: An International Journal Published in Association with BIBRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094904/hormetic-effects-of-glyphosate-on-plants
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REVIEW
Ivana Pfs Brito, Leandro Tropaldi, Caio A Carbonari, Edivaldo D Velini
As all herbicides act on pathways or processes crucial to plants, in an inhibitory or stimulatory way, low rates of any herbicide might be used to modulate plant growth, development, or plant composition. Glyphosate is the most used pesticide in the world, and very low rates of this herbicide can stimulate plant growth, an effect called hormesis. Several studies have shown that glyphosate applications at low rates can increase plant growth, induce shikimic acid accumulation, increase photosynthesis and stomatal opening, increase seed production, and shorten the plant life cycle...
January 17, 2017: Pest Management Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040472/proatherogenic-effects-of-4-hydroxynonenal
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Anne Nègre-Salvayre, Sandra Garoby-Salom, Audrey Swiader, Myriam Rouahi, Mélanie Pucelle, Robert Salvayre
4-hydroxy-2-nonenal (HNE) is a α,β-unsaturated hydroxyalkenal generated by peroxidation of n-6 polyunsaturated fatty acid. This reactive carbonyl compound exhibits a huge number of biological properties that result mainly from the formation of HNE-adducts on free amino groups and thiol groups in proteins. In the vascular system, HNE adduct accumulation progressively leads to cellular dysfunction and tissue damages that are involved in the progression of atherosclerosis and related diseases. HNE contributes to the atherogenicity of oxidized LDL, by forming HNE-apoB adducts that deviate the LDL metabolism to the scavenger receptor pathway of macrophagic cells, and lead to the formation of foam cells...
December 28, 2016: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28004367/acute-and-chronic-toxicity-of-diuron-and-carbofuran-to-the-neotropical-cladoceran-ceriodaphnia-silvestrii
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Adrislaine S Mansano, Raquel A Moreira, Hugo C Dornfeld, Lia G R Diniz, Eny M Vieira, Michiel A Daam, Odete Rocha, Mirna H R Seleghim
In order to contribute to the increase of the body of knowledge on the sensitivity of tropical indigenous species to pesticides, acute and chronic toxicity tests were conducted with the neotropical cladoceran Ceriodaphnia silvestrii. Tests were carried out with the active ingredients diuron and carbofuran and one of their commercial formulations, the Diuron Nortox® 500 SC and the Furadan® 350 SC, respectively. For carbofuran, the active ingredient was more toxic than the commercial product, whereas for diuron, the commercial product appeared more toxic...
December 21, 2016: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999589/empirical-validation-of-a-hypothesis-of-the-hormetic-selective-forces-driving-the-evolution-of-longevity-regulation-mechanisms
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Alejandra Gomez-Perez, Pavlo Kyryakov, Michelle T Burstein, Nimara Asbah, Forough Noohi, Tania Iouk, Vladimir I Titorenko
Exogenously added lithocholic bile acid and some other bile acids slow down yeast chronological aging by eliciting a hormetic stress response and altering mitochondrial functionality. Unlike animals, yeast cells do not synthesize bile acids. We therefore hypothesized that bile acids released into an ecosystem by animals may act as interspecies chemical signals that generate selective pressure for the evolution of longevity regulation mechanisms in yeast within this ecosystem. To empirically verify our hypothesis, in this study we carried out a three-step process for the selection of long-lived yeast species by a long-term exposure to exogenous lithocholic bile acid...
2016: Frontiers in Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27993470/application-and-further-characterization-of-the-snap-bean-s156-r123-ozone-biomonitoring-system-in-relation-to-ambient-air-temperature
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Evgenios Agathokleous, Costas J Saitanis, Kent O Burkey, Georgia Ntatsi, Vasiliki Vougeleka, Alsayed M Mashaheet, Andreas Pallides
Increased mixing ratios of ground-level ozone (O3) threaten individual plants, plant communities and ecosystems. In this sense, O3 biomonitoring is of great interest. The O3-sensitive S156 and the O3-tolerant R123 genotypes of snap bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) have been proposed as a potential tool for active biomonitoring of ambient O3. In the present study, an O3 biomonitoring was conducted, with the S156/R123 tool, along with a monitoring of O3 and other environmental conditions in an urban area in Athens, Greece, during the growing seasons of 2012 and 2013...
December 16, 2016: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27951449/plant-flavonoids-in-cancer-chemoprevention-role-in-genome-stability
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REVIEW
Vazhappilly Cijo George, Graham Dellaire, H P Vasantha Rupasinghe
Carcinogenesis is a multistage process that involves a series of events comprising of genetic and epigenetic changes leading to the initiation, promotion and progression of cancer. Chemoprevention is referred to as the use of nontoxic natural compounds, synthetic chemicals or their combinations to intervene in multistage carcinogenesis. Chemoprevention through diet modification, i.e., increased consumption of plant-based food, has emerged as a most promising and potentially cost-effective approach to reducing the risk of cancer...
November 28, 2016: Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27929392/the-emergence-of-the-dose-response-concept-in-biology-and-medicine
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REVIEW
Edward J Calabrese
A historical assessment of the origin of the dose-response in modern toxicology and its integration as a central concept in biology and medicine is presented. This article provides an overview of how the threshold, linear and biphasic (i.e., hormetic) dose-response models emerged in the late 19th and early 20th centuries and competed for acceptance and dominance. Particular attention is directed to the hormetic model for which a general description and evaluation is provided, including its historical basis, and how it was marginalized by the medical and pharmacology communities in the early decades of the 20th century...
December 5, 2016: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923643/anthraquinone-derivative-exerted-hormetic-effect-on-the-apoptosis-in-oxygen-glucose-deprivation-induced-pc12-cells-via-erk-and-akt-activated-nrf2-ho-1-signaling-pathway
#17
Lu Liu, Weiwei Huang, Jianhong Wang, Huiling Song, Juan Cen, Biansheng Ji
There were accumulated evidences that agents may attenuate neurological disorders through a hormetic effect. This study was designed to investigate hormetic effect of BME on the oxygen-glucose deprivation (OGD)-induced mitochondrial apoptosis in NGF-differentiated PC12 cells. The effect of BME on the intracellular reactive oxygen species (iROS) formation and pro-survival signals mediated by ERK and Akt as well as transcription factor nuclear factor-erythroid 2 p45-related factor 2 (Nrf2) pathways was also determined...
January 25, 2017: Chemico-biological Interactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922032/chemically-induced-oxidative-stress-affects-ash-neuronal-function-and-behavior-in-c-elegans
#18
Eleni Gourgou, Nikos Chronis
Oxidative stress (OS) impact on a single neuron's function in vivo remains obscure. Using C. elegans as a model organism, we report the effect of paraquat (PQ)-induced OS on wild type worms on the function of the ASH polymodal neuron. By calcium (Ca(2+)) imaging, we quantified ASH activation upon stimulus delivery. PQ-treated worms displayed higher maximum depolarization (peak of the Ca(2+) transients) compared to untreated animals. PQ had a similar effect on the ASH neuron response time (rising slope of the Ca(2+) transients), except in very young worms...
December 6, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898662/kinase-inhibition-leads-to-hormesis-in-a-dual-phosphorylation-dephosphorylation-cycle
#19
Peter Rashkov, Ian P Barrett, Robert E Beardmore, Claus Bendtsen, Ivana Gudelj
Many antimicrobial and anti-tumour drugs elicit hormetic responses characterised by low-dose stimulation and high-dose inhibition. While this can have profound consequences for human health, with low drug concentrations actually stimulating pathogen or tumour growth, the mechanistic understanding behind such responses is still lacking. We propose a novel, simple but general mechanism that could give rise to hormesis in systems where an inhibitor acts on an enzyme. At its core is one of the basic building blocks in intracellular signalling, the dual phosphorylation-dephosphorylation motif, found in diverse regulatory processes including control of cell proliferation and programmed cell death...
November 2016: PLoS Computational Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898171/hormesis-cellular-stress-response-and-neuroinflammation-in-schizophrenia-early-onset-versus-late-onset-state
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REVIEW
Vittorio Calabrese, James Giordano, Rosalia Crupi, Rosanna Di Paola, Martino Ruggieri, Rio Bianchini, Maria Laura Ontario, Salvatore Cuzzocrea, Edward J Calabrese
Abnormal redox homeostasis and oxidative stress have been proposed to play a role in the etiology of several neuropsychiatric spectrum disorders. Emerging interest has recently focused on markers of oxidative stress and neuroinflammation in schizophrenic spectrum disorders, at least in particular subgroups of patients. Altered expression of genes related to oxidative stress, oxidative damage to DNA, protein and lipids, as well as reduced glutathione levels in central and peripheral tissues could act synergistically, and contribute to the course of the disease...
November 29, 2016: Journal of Neuroscience Research
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