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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147482/combined-postconditioning-with-ischemia-and-cyclosporine-a-restore-oxidative-stress-and-histopathological-changes-in-reperfusion-injury-of-diabetic-myocardium
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Reza Badalzadeh, Seyed Mahmoud Tabatabaei, Mustafa Mohammadi, Arash Khaki, Dariush Mohammadnezhad
Objectives: Chronic diabetes impedes cardioprotection in reperfusion injury and hence protecting the diabetic heart would have important outcomes. In this study, we evaluated whether combined postconditioning with ischemia and cyclosporine-A can restore oxidative stress and histopathological changes in reperfusion injury of the diabetic myocardium. Materials and Methods: Streptozocin-induced diabetic hearts and nondiabetic controls in eight subgroups (with or without receiving ischemic-postconditioning (IPostC), cyclosporine-A, an inhibitor of mitochondrial permeability transition, or both of them) suffered from 30 min regional ischemia followed by 45 min reperfusion on an isolated-heart Langendorff system...
October 2017: Iranian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142413/antiurolithiatic-potential-of-neeri-against-calcium-oxalate-stones-by-crystallization-inhibition-free-radicals-scavenging-and-nrk-52e-cell-protection-from-oxalate-injury
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Parveen Kumar Goyal, Santosh Kumar Verma, Anil Kumar Sharma
Background: Neeri is a well-established polyherbal formulation prescribed for renal stones by the physicians but has not been experimentally evaluated for its antiurolithiatic potential using cell-lines. Objective: This study is aimed to scientifically substantiate the antiurolithiatic effect of Neeri extract (NRE) through calcium oxalate (CaOx) crystallization inhibition, scavenging of free radicals, and protection of renal tubular epithelial NRK-52E cells from oxalate-induced injury...
October 2017: Pharmacognosy Magazine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123977/sodium-hydrosulfide-attenuates-cerebral-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-by-suppressing-overactivated-autophagy-in-rats
#3
Wen-Wu Jiang, Bai-Sheng Huang, Yang Han, Lv-Hong Deng, Li-Xiang Wu
Ischemic stroke is a leading cause of death and disability worldwide, and autophagy may be involved in the pathological process of cerebral ischemia/reperfusion injury. Hydrogen sulfide (H2S) is an endogenous gasotransmitter with protective effects against multiple diseases. Here, we tested the effect of H2S on cerebral ischemia/reperfusion injury in rats. Sodium hydrosulfide (NaHS), an H2S donor, improved neurological function and reduced the size of the infarcts induced by transient middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO) followed by reperfusion in rats...
November 2017: FEBS Open Bio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120638/discovery-and-optimization-of-potent-cell-active-pyrazole-based-inhibitors-of-lactate-dehydrogenase-ldh
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Ganesha Rai, Kyle R Brimacombe, Bryan T Mott, Daniel J Urban, Xin Hu, Shyh-Ming Yang, Tobie D Lee, Dorian M Cheff, Jennifer Kouznetsova, Gloria A Benavides, Katie Pohida, Eric J Kuenstner, Diane K Luci, Christine M Lukacs, Douglas R Davies, David M Dranow, Hu Zhu, Gary Sulikowski, William J Moore, Gordon M Stott, Andrew J Flint, Matthew D Hall, Victor M Darley-Usmar, Leonard M Neckers, Chi V Dang, Alex G Waterson, Anton Simeonov, Ajit Jadhav, David J Maloney
We report the discovery and medicinal chemistry optimization of a novel series of pyrazole-based inhibitors of human lactate dehydrogenase (LDH). Utilization of a quantitative high-throughput screening paradigm facilitated hit identification, while structure-based design and multiparameter optimization enabled the development of compounds with potent enzymatic and cell-based inhibition of LDH enzymatic activity. Lead compounds such as 63 exhibit low nM inhibition of both LDHA and LDHB, submicromolar inhibition of lactate production, and inhibition of glycolysis in MiaPaCa2 pancreatic cancer and A673 sarcoma cells...
November 9, 2017: Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115508/dj%C3%A2-1-alleviates-high-glucose%C3%A2-induced-endothelial-cells-injury-via-pi3k-akt%C3%A2-enos-signaling-pathway
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Hongan Tian, Shunzhen Li, Kaihu Yu
Hyperglycemia mediated endothelial cells (ECs) injury is closely associated with diabetic vascular complications. It was revealed that DJ‑1 possesses cellular protective effects by suppressing oxidative stress. The present study aimed to investigate the beneficial effects of DJ‑1 on high glucose (HG)‑induced human umbilical vein endothelial cell (HUVEC) injury and to elucidate its underlying mechanisms. HUVECs were incubated under 5.5 mM (control group) or 25 mM D‑glucose (HG group) and then transfected with recombinant adenoviral vectors to overexpression of DJ‑1...
November 6, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115504/upregulation-of-connexin43-by-glucose-deprivation-in-h9c2-cells-via-the-extracellular-signal%C3%A2-regulated-kinase-mitogen%C3%A2-activated-protein-kinase-signaling-pathway
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Guangyu Wang, Yaguang Bi, Xiangdong Liu, Meng Wei, Qingyong Zhang
Cardiac connexin43 (Cx43) serves an essential role in maintaining the functional integrity of the heart. The present study investigated the effect of glucose deprivation (GD) on Cx43 protein expression levels in H9c2 cells, and demonstrated that following 2 h GD, Cx43 protein expression levels in H9c2 cells increased by ~68%. In addition, GD activated the extracellular signal‑regulated kinase (ERK)/mitogen‑activated protein kinase (MAPK) signaling pathway, which regulated the expression levels of cardiac Cx43...
November 6, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107647/muscle-protective-effects-of-schisandrae-fructus-extracts-in-old-mice-after-chronic-forced-exercise
#7
Ki-Young Kim, Sae-Kwang Ku, Ki-Won Lee, Chang-Hyun Song, Won G An
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Schisandrae Fructus (SF), the dried fruit of Schisandra chinensis (Turcz.) Baill., is a well-known traditional herb used in Asia for enhancing physical work capacity as well as providing anti-stress and anti-inflammatory effects. Extracts of SF (SFe) have also been reported to increase skeletal muscle mass and inhibit muscle atrophy. AIM OF THE STUDY: We examined whether SFe had muscle-protective effects in old mice after chronic forced exercises, and, if so, relevant mechanisms...
October 28, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29106899/vinpocetine-protects-inner-retinal-neurons-with-functional-nmda-glutamate-receptors-against-retinal-ischemia
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Lisa Nivison-Smith, Pauline Khoo, Monica L Acosta, Michael Kalloniatis
Retinal ischemia is involved in the pathogenesis of many major vision threatening diseases. Vinpocetine is a natural drug, which has a range of neuroprotective actions against retinal ischemia including modulating cation flow, improving metabolic activity and preventing apoptosis. The exact mechanism behind these actions remains unknown but may involve glutamate receptors, major components of the ischemic cascade. This study examined the effects of vinpocetine in association with specific ionotropic glutamate receptor agonists: N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) and kainate...
November 4, 2017: Experimental Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105819/neuroprotective-effect-of-licochalcone-a-against-oxygen-glucose-deprivation-reperfusion-in-rat-primary-cortical-neurons-by-attenuating-oxidative-stress-injury-and-inflammatory-response-via-the-sirt1-nrf2-pathway
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Xiaohong Liu, Ying Ma, Xiaodi Wei, Ting Fan
Perinatal hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) is a leading cause of neonatal death and neurological disability. Oxidative stress and neuroinflammation are typical pathogenic factors of HIE. Licochalcone A (LCA) exerts various biological properties, including anti-inflammatory and antioxidant activities. However, no data have been reported to elucidate the role of LCA in the development of HIE. In the present study, primary cultured rat cortical neurons were exposed to oxygen-glucose deprivation/reoxygenation (OGD/R) in vitro to simulate the in vivo situation of neonatal HIE...
November 6, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29080797/modulations-of-dnmt1-and-hdac1-are-involved-in-the-ota-induced-cytotoxicity-and-apoptosis-in-vitro
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Yajiao Zhou, Fang Gan, Lili Hou, Xuan Zhou, Yassin Abdulrahim Adam Ibrahim, Kehe Huang
Ochratoxin A (OTA) as a fungal metabolite is reported to induce cytotoxicity and apoptosis through the mechanism of oxidative stress. Oxidative stress could induce the epigenetic enzymes modifications. However, whether epigenetic enzymes modifications are involved in OTA-induced cytotoxicity and apoptosis has not been reported until now. Therefore, the objectives of this study were to verify OTA-induced cytotoxicity and apoptosis and to investigate the potential role of epigenetic enzymes in OTA-induced cytotoxicity and apoptosis in PK15 cells...
November 2, 2017: Chemico-biological Interactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29069583/shrna-interference-of-nlrp3-inflammasome-alleviate-ischemia-reperfusion-induced-myocardial-damage-through-autophagy-activation
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Zhu Meng, Mei-Yan Song, Chuan-Fang Li, Jia-Qi Zhao
Myocardial ischemia-reperfusion (I/R) injury always occur during the recovery of myocardial blood supply with high morbidity and mortality. Although, various therapeutic schedules were applied in clinic, there are real problems that have to be resolved on curative effect. Nod-like receptor protein 3 (NLRP3) inflammasome has moderation effects on cellular damage and inflammatory reaction after I/R injury. Our research aims to investigate a more effective approach to restrain the activation of NLRP3 inflammasome in treating myocardial I/R injury...
October 22, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29063177/approach-to-richter-transformation-of-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia-in-the-era-of-novel-therapies
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REVIEW
Maliha Khan, Rabbia Siddiqi, Philip A Thompson
Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) has a highly variable clinical course. About 2-10% of CLL patients develop aggressive histological transformation, most commonly to diffuse large B cell lymphoma (DLBCL), historically called Richter transformation (RT). Clinical features suggestive of RT include elevated LDH and non-specific symptoms such as fever, weight loss, and lymphadenopathy. 18-fluorodeoxyglucose (18-FDG) uptake is increased on PET scan (standardized uptake value max most commonly ≥ 10). PET/CT study can identify optimal site for excisional biopsy, which is the gold standard for RT diagnosis, as well as aid in disease staging and prognostication...
October 23, 2017: Annals of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29039545/grape-seed-proanthocyanidins-protect-cardiomyocytes-against-hypoxia-reoxygenation-injury-by-attenuating-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-through-perk-eif2%C3%AE-pathway
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Xin Wang, Dalin Jia, Juncheng Zhang, Wei Wang
The aim of the present study was to observe the protective effect of grape seed proanthocyanidins (GSPs) against endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress‑mediated apoptosis caused by hypoxia/reoxygenation (H/R) injury in H9C2 cardiomyocytes along with its potential mechanisms. H9C2 cardiomyocytes underwent hypoxia for 3 h followed by reoxygenation for 3 h. Different doses of GSPs (50, 100 and 200 µg/ml) were administered 30 min before hypoxia. Cell viability was assessed, as well as lactic dehydrogenase (LDH) activity, cell apoptosis rate, expression levels of glucose‑regulated protein 78 (GRP78), C/EBP‑homologous protein (CHOP), protein kinase RNA‑like ER kinase (PERK), and eukaryotic translation initiation factor‑2 (eIF2α) mRNA and protein...
December 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030007/pretreatment-of-a-matrix-metalloproteases-inhibitor-and-aprotinin-attenuated-the-development-of-acute-pancreatitis-induced-lung-injury-in-rat-model
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Kuang-En Chu, Yao Fong, David Wang, Chao Fuh Chen, Diana Yu-Wung Yeh
OBJECTIVE: Acute lung injury (ALI) is one of the most common extra-pancreatic complications of acute pancreatitis. In this study, we examined the protective effect of protease inhibitor aprotinin and a matrix metalloproteinase inhibitor (MMPi) on pulmonary inflammation in rats with severe pancreatitis-associated ALI. METHOD: A rat model of acute pancreatitis (AP) was established by injecting sodium glycodeoxycholate (GDOC) into the pancreatic duct. Pharmacological interventions included pretreatment with a protease inhibitor aprotinin (10mg/kg) and a matrix metalloproteinase inhibitor (MMPi, 100g/kg)...
October 6, 2017: Immunobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028143/functional-analysis-of-toxoplasma-lactate-dehydrogenases-suggests-critical-roles-of-lactate-fermentation-for-parasite-growth-in-vivo
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Ningbo Xia, Jichao Yang, Shu Ye, Lihong Zhang, Yanqin Zhou, Junlong Zhao, L David Sibley, Bang Shen
Glycolysis was thought to be the major pathway of energy supply in both fast replicating tachyzoites and slowly growing bradyzoites of Toxoplasma gondii. However its biological significance has not been clearly verified. The genome of T. gondii encodes two lactate dehydrogenases (LDH), which are differentially expressed in tachyzoites and bradyzoites. In this study, we knocked out the two LDH genes individually and in combination, and found that neither gene was required for tachyzoite growth in vitro under standard growth conditions...
October 13, 2017: Cellular Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027434/-protective-effect-of-notoginsenoside-r1-on-neuron-injury-induced-by-ogd-r-through-atf6-akt-signaling-pathway
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Qian-Ling Hou, Yan Wang, Ying-Bo Li, Xue-Lian Hu, Sha-Li Wang
Notoginsenoside R1(NGR1),a critical compound in traditional herb Panax notoginseng, is a kind of estrogen receptor agonist.It is reported to exhibit anti-apoptotic,anti-oxidative and anti-inflammatory properties activity, so it is widely used for treatment of various diseases.In order to investigate the potential neuroprotective effect of NGR1 in hypoxic-ischemic brain damage(HIBD), primary cortical neurons were used in this study to establish oxygen-glucose deprivation/reoxygenation(OGD/R) injury models. They were treated with NGR1 and estrogen receptor inhibitor ICI-182780 respectively, then the neuronal survival, cell membrane integrity and apoptosis were assessed by MTT assay,lactate dehydrogenase test(LDH) and Hoechst 33342 stain respectively, while the protein expression levels of ATF6α,p-Akt,Akt,Bax and Cleaved Caspase-3 were measured by Western blotting...
March 2017: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28990778/benzo-a-pyrene-induces-autophagic-and-pyroptotic-death-simultaneously-in-hl-7702-human-normal-liver-cells
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Li Yuan, Junyi Liu, Hong Deng, Chunxia Gao
As a common polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon compound, benzo[a]pyrene (BaP) is readily produced in processing of oil and fatty foods. It is not only a strong carcinogen but also a substance with strong immunotoxicity and reproduction toxicity. Autophagy and pyroptosis are two types of programmed cell death. Whether or not BaP damages body tissues via autophagy or pyroptosis remains unknown. The present study investigated the effects of BaP on autophagy and pyroptosis in HL-7702 cells. The results showed that BaP induced cell death in HL-7702 cells enhanced the intracellular levels of ROS and arrested the cell cycle at the S phase...
October 25, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28986307/interleukin-1%C3%AE-and-tumor-necrosis-factor-%C3%AE-augment-acidosis-induced-rat-articular-chondrocyte-apoptosis-via-nuclear-factor-kappab-dependent-upregulation-of-asic1a-channel
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Ren-Peng Zhou, Bei-Bei Dai, Ya-Ya Xie, Xiao-Shan Wu, Zhi-Sen Wang, Yue Li, Zhi-Qiang Wang, Sheng-Qin Zu, Jin-Fang Ge, Fei-Hu Chen
The acute-phase proinflammatory cytokines interleukin-1β (IL-1β) and tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) demonstrate high-level expression and pleiotropic biological effects, and contribute to the progression and persistence of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Acid hydrarthrosis is also an important pathological characteristic of RA, and the acid-sensing ion channel 1a (ASIC1a) plays a critical role in acidosis-induced chondrocyte cytotoxicity. However, the roles of IL-1β and TNF-α in acid-induced apoptosis of chondrocytes remain unclear...
October 3, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28980275/lumbar-disc-herniation
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REVIEW
Raj M Amin, Nicholas S Andrade, Brian J Neuman
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Substantial advancements have been made in the cause, diagnosis, imaging, and treatment options available for patients with lumbar disc herniation (LDH). We examined the current evidence and highlight the concepts on the frontline of discovery in LDH. RECENT FINDINGS: There are a myriad of novel etiologies of LDH detailed in recent literature including inflammatory factors and infectious microbes. In the clinical setting, recent data focuses on improvements in computer tomography as a diagnostic tool and non-traditional injection options including tumor necrosis alpha inhibitors and platelet-rich plasma...
December 2017: Current Reviews in Musculoskeletal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28979702/chikusetsu-saponin-iva-attenuates-isoflurane-induced-neurotoxicity-and-cognitive-deficits-via-sirt1-erk1-2-in-developmental-rats
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Xi Fang, Qiang Han, Shiyong Li, Yilin Zhao, Ailin Luo
Inhalation anesthetics isoflurane may increase the risk of neurotoxicity and cognitive deficiency at postnatal and childhood. Chikusetsu saponin IVa (chIV) is a plant extract compound, which could possessed extensive pharmacological actions of central nervous system, cardia-cerebrovascular system, immunologic system and treatment and prevention of tumor. In our study, we investigated the neuroprotective effect of chIV on isoflurane-induced hippocampal neurotoxicity and cognitive function impairment in neonatal rats...
2017: American Journal of Translational Research
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