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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432555/rotundarpene-inhibits-tnf-%C3%AE-induced-activation-of-the-akt-mtor-and-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-pathways-and-the-jnk-and-p38-associated-with-production-of-reactive-oxygen-species
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Arum Kim, Yoon Jeong Nam, Yong Kyoo Shin, Min Sung Lee, Dong Suep Sohn, Chung Soo Lee
Ilex Rotunda Thunb has been shown to have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects. In human keratinocytes, we investigated the effect of rotundarpene (4-caffeoyl-3-methyl-but-2-ene-1,4-diol) on the TNF-α-stimulated production of inflammatory mediators in relation to the Akt, mTOR, and NF-κB pathways, and the JNK and p38-MAPK. Rotundarpene, Akt inhibitor, Bay 11-7085, rapamycin, and N-acetylcysteine inhibited the TNF-α-stimulated production of cytokines and chemokines, increase in the levels of p-Akt and mTOR, activation of NF-κB, and production of reactive oxygen species in keratinocytes...
April 21, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427645/ultrasound-assisted-extraction-of-achyrocline-satureioides-prevents-contrast-induced-nephropathy-in-mice
#2
Ketheley L Guss, Stefano Pavanni, Bruno Prati, Lucas Dazzi, Jairo P de Oliveira, Breno V Nogueira, Thiago M C Pereira, Marcio Fronza, Denise C Endringer, Rodrigo Scherer
Achyrocline satureioides or Macela, has been largely used in traditional folk medicine in Brazil as an anti-inflammatory agent and to treat various digestive disorders. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the preventive action of the extracts of A. satureioides obtained by maceration and ultrasound-assisted extraction, quercetin and N-acetylcysteine against contrast-induced nephropathy in mice. The antioxidant activity, cytotoxicity and inhibition of nitric oxide (NO) production in macrophages were evaluated...
July 2017: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426713/metallothioneins-regulate-the-adipogenic-differentiation-of-3t3-l1-cells-via-the-insulin-signaling-pathway
#3
Yoshito Kadota, Yuriko Toriuchi, Yuka Aki, Yuto Mizuno, Takashige Kawakami, Tomoko Nakaya, Masao Sato, Shinya Suzuki
Knockout of metallothionein (MT) genes contributes to a heavier body weight in early life and the potential to become obese through the intake of a high fat diet (HFD) in mice. It has thus been suggested that MT genes regulate the formation of adipose tissue, which would become the base for later HFD-induced obesity. We evaluated the fat pads of mice during the lactation stage. The fat mass and adipocyte size of MT1 and MT2 knockout mice were greater than those of wild type mice. Next, we assayed the ability of small interfering RNA (siRNA) to silence MT genes in the 3T3-L1 cell line...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426681/preventing-treating-and-predicting-barbering-a-fundamental-role-for-biomarkers-of-oxidative-stress-in-a-mouse-model-of-trichotillomania
#4
Giovana de L T Vieira, Amy C Lossie, Donald C Lay, John S Radcliffe, Joseph P Garner
Barbering, where a "barber" mouse plucks hair from its cagemates or itself, is both a spontaneously occurring abnormal behavior in mice and a well validated model of Trichotillomania (TTM). N-Acetylcysteine, (NAC) a cysteine derived food additive, is remarkably effective in treating TTM patients, but its mechanism of action is unknown. Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS), also known as free radicals, form as a natural byproduct of the normal metabolism of oxygen. Under normal circumstances, cells are able to defend themselves against ROS damage with antioxidant pathways...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423628/benzyl-isothiocyanate-induces-reactive-oxygen-species-initiated-autophagy-and-apoptosis-in-human-prostate-cancer-cells
#5
Ji-Fan Lin, Te-Fu Tsai, Shan-Che Yang, Yi-Chia Lin, Hung-En Chen, Kuang-Yu Chou, Thomas I-Sheng Hwang
Benzyl isothiocyanate (BITC) in cruciferous plants, which are part of the human diet, has been shown to induce apoptosis in various types of cancer. In this study, we show that BITC effectively suppresses the growth of cultured human prostate cancer cells (CRW-22Rv1 and PC3) by causing mitochondrial membrane potential loss, caspase 3/7 activation and DNA fragmentation. Furthermore, BITC induces ROS generation in these cells. The induction of apoptosis by BITC was significantly attenuated in the presence of N-acetylcysteine (NAC) and catalase (CAT), well-studied ROS scavengers...
March 21, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423123/n-acetylcysteine-versus-dopamine-to-prevent-acute-kidney-injury-after-cardiac-surgery-in-patients-with-preexisting-moderate-renal-insufficiency
#6
Omer Faruk Savluk, Fusun Guzelmeric, Yasemin Yavuz, Deniz Cevirme, Emre Gurcu, Halide Ogus, Tulay Orki, Tuncer Kocak
Objective: Acute kidney injury after cardiac surgery is associated with mortality and morbidity. Therefore, strategies to prevent acute kidney injury are very important. The aim of this placebo-controlled randomized double-blind study was to compare the prophylactic efficacy of N-Acetylcysteine and dopamine administration in patients with pre-existing moderate renal insufficiency who were undergoing cardiopulmonary bypass. Methods: This study included 135 patients with pre-existing moderate renal insufficiency who were scheduled for coronary artery bypass grafting surgery...
January 2017: Brazilian Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422158/isothiocyanates-induce-ugt1a1-in-humanized-ugt1-mice-in-a-car-dependent-fashion-that-is-highly-dependent-upon-oxidative-stress
#7
Emiko Yoda, Miles Paszek, Camille Konopnicki, Ryoichi Fujiwara, Shujuan Chen, Robert H Tukey
Isothiocyanates, such as phenethyl isothiocyanate (PEITC), are formed following the consumption of cruciferous vegetables and generate reactive oxygen species (ROS) that lead to the induction of cytoprotective genes such as the UDP-glucuronosyltransferases (UGTs). The induction of ROS activates the Nrf2-Keap 1 pathway leading to the induction of genes through antioxidant response elements (AREs). UGT1A1, the sole enzyme responsible for the metabolism of bilirubin, can be induced following activation of Nrf2...
April 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421813/hemin-causes-lung-microvascular-endothelial-barrier-dysfunction-by-necroptotic-cell-death
#8
Sunit Singla, Justin R Sysol, Benjamin Dille, Nicole Jones, Jiwang Chen, Roberto F Machado
Hemin, the oxidized prosthetic moiety of hemoglobin, has been implicated in the pathogenesis of acute chest syndrome (ACS) in sickle cell patients by virtue of its endothelial-activating properties. In this study, we examined whether hemin can cause lung microvascular endothelial barrier dysfunction. By assessing transendothelial resistance using electrical cell impedance sensing, and by directly measuring trans-monolayer FITC-dextran flux, we found that hemin does cause endothelial barrier dysfunction in a concentration-dependent manner...
April 19, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420033/the-current-clinical-knowledge-on-the-treatment-of-gambling-disorder-a-summary
#9
REVIEW
Karel Hloch, Přemysl Mladěnka, Martin Doseděl, Walter Adriani, Francesca Zoratto
Gambling disorder (GD) is a topical problem in developed countries and may be present in 1-3% of the general population. The pathophysiology of this disorder is largely unknown but it shares similarities to other behavioral addictions. Multiple neurotransmitter systems, including dopaminergic, serotonergic, noradrenergic, glutamatergic, and opioidergic, have been implicated in GD. Based on available articles, only the opioid antagonist naltrexone has been documented to demonstrate clinical efficacy in multiple studies including double-blind studies...
April 18, 2017: Synapse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419143/chaetocin-induces-apoptosis-in-human-melanoma-cells-through-the-generation-of-reactive-oxygen-species-and-the-intrinsic-mitochondrial-pathway-and-exerts-its-anti-tumor-activity-in-vivo
#10
Xinming Han, Yan Han, Yongsheng Zheng, Qiang Sun, Tao Ma, Junyi Zhang, Lianji Xu
Chaetocin is a small-molecule natural product produced by Chaetomium species fungi, and it has a potent anti-proliferative pharmacological activity on various cancer cells. However, the effect of chaetocin on anti-melanoma pharmacological role has not been investigated. Therefore, in this study, we explored the effect of chaetocin on cell proliferation in the human melanoma Sk-Mel-28 and A375 cells and the growth of tumor xenografts in nude mice. The results indicated that chaetocin treatment significantly suppressed cell proliferation and induced apoptosis in the Sk-Mel-28 and A375 cells in a dose- and time-dependent manner...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418588/intracellular-ros-levels-determine-the-apoptotic-potential-of-keratinocyte-by-quantum-dot-via-blockade-of-akt-phosphorylation
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Eun Young Lee, Hyun Cheol Bae, Hana Lee, Yeon Sue Jang, Yoon-Hee Park, Jin Hee Kim, Woo-In Ryu, Byeong Hyeok Choi, Ji Hyun Kim, Sang Hoon Jeong, Sang Wook Son
Quantum dots (QDs) have shown great potential for biomedical use in a broad range including diagnostic agents. However, the regulatory mechanism of dermal toxicity is poorly understood. In this study, we investigated how QDs-induced apoptosis is regulated in human keratinocytes. We also examined the effect of carboxylic acid coated QDs (QD 565 and QD 655) on reactive oxygen species (ROS) production and apoptosis-related cellular signaling. The viability of keratinocyte was inhibited by two types of QDs in a concentration-dependent manner...
April 18, 2017: Experimental Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416507/thrombotic-thrombocytopenic-purpura
#12
Bérangère S Joly, Paul Coppo, Agnes Veyradier
Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP) is a rare and life-threatening thrombotic micro-angiopathy characterized by a microangiopathic hemolytic anemia, severe thrombocytopenia and organ ischemia linked to disseminated microvascular platelet rich-thrombi. TTP is specifically related to a severe deficiency in ADAMTS13 (A Disintegrin and Metalloprotease with ThromboSpondin type 1 repeats, member 13), the specific von Willebrand factor-cleaving pro-tease. ADAMTS13 deficiency is most frequently acquired via ADAMTS13 autoantibodies but rarely, it is inherited via mutations of ADAMTS13 gene...
April 17, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408375/uric-acid-is-associated-with-inflammatory-biomarkers-and-induces-inflammation-via-activating-the-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signaling-pathway-in-hepg2-cells
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Rosangela Spiga, Maria Adelaide Marini, Elettra Mancuso, Concetta Di Fatta, Anastasia Fuoco, Francesco Perticone, Francesco Andreozzi, Gaia Chiara Mannino, Giorgio Sesti
OBJECTIVE: Serum uric acid (UA) has been associated with increased risk of cardiovascular and metabolic diseases. However, the causal mechanisms linking elevated UA levels to cardio-metabolic diseases are still unsettled. One potential explanation for how UA might contribute to cardio-metabolic disease might be its ability to induce systemic inflammation. APPROACH AND RESULTS: Herein, we report a positive relationship between serum UA and acute-phase reactants, such as high-sensitivity C-reactive protein, fibrinogen, ferritin, complement C3, and erythrocyte sedimentation rate, in a cohort of 2731 nondiabetic adults...
April 13, 2017: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408372/effects-of-sugar-sweetened-beverage-consumption-on-microvascular-and-macrovascular-function-in-a-healthy-population
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Jordan Loader, Cindy Meziat, Rani Watts, Christian Lorenzen, Dominique Sigaudo-Roussel, Simon Stewart, Cyril Reboul, Gregory Meyer, Guillaume Walther
OBJECTIVE: To assess vascular function during acute hyperglycemia induced by commercial sugar-sweetened beverage (SSB) consumption and its effect on underlying mechanisms of the nitric oxide pathway. APPROACH AND RESULTS: In a randomized, single-blind, crossover trial, 12 healthy male participants consumed 600 mL (20 oz.) of water or a commercial SSB across 2 visits. Endothelial and vascular smooth muscle functions were assessed in the microcirculation using laser speckle contrast imaging coupled with iontophoresis and in the macrocirculation using brachial artery ultrasound with flow- and nitrate-mediated dilation...
April 13, 2017: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405069/acquired-5-oxoproline-acidemia-successfully-treated-with-n-acetylcysteine
#15
Gregory L Hundemer, Andrew Z Fenves
Acquired 5-oxoprolinemia is increasingly recognized as a cause of anion gap metabolic acidosis. It predominantly occurs in chronically ill, malnourished women with impaired renal function and chronic acetaminophen ingestion. Depletion of glutathione and cysteine stores leads to elevated 5-oxoproline levels. N-acetylcysteine, given its effect in repleting glutathione and cysteine stores, has been proposed as a potential treatment for 5-oxoprolinemia, though reports of its successful use are lacking. We present a case of 5-oxoproline metabolic acidosis that persisted despite discontinuation of acetaminophen...
April 2017: Proceedings of the Baylor University Medical Center
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403598/prospective-study-to-compare-antibiosis-versus-the-association-of-n-acetylcysteine-d-mannose-and-morinda-citrifolia-fruit-extract-in-preventing-urinary-tract-infections-in-patients-submitted-to-urodynamic-investigation
#16
Giovanni Palleschi, Antonio Carbone, Pier Paolo Zanello, Rita Mele, Antonino Leto, Andrea Fuschi, Yazan Al Salhi, Gennaro Velotti, Samer Al Rawashdah, Gianluca Coppola, Angela Maurizi, Serena Maruccia, Antonio L Pastore
BACKGROUND: The abuse of antimicrobical drugs has increased the resistance of microorganisms to treatments, thus to make urinary tract infections (UTIs) more difficult to eradicate. Among natural substances used to prevent UTI, literature has provided preliminary data of the beneficial effects of D-mannose, N-acetylcysteine, and Morinda citrifolia fruit extract, due to their complementary mechanism of action which contributes respectively to limit bacteria adhesion to the urothelium, to destroy bacterial pathogenic biofilm, and to the anti-inflammatory and analgesic activity...
March 31, 2017: Archivio Italiano di Urologia, Andrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401107/is-n-acetylcysteine-infusion-an-effective-treatment-option-in-l-asparaginase-associated-hepatotoxicity
#17
Zeynep Canan Özdemir, Ayşe Bozkurt Turhan, Makbule Eren, Özcan Bor
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2017: Blood Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400046/atgl-gene-deletion-predisposes-to-proximal-tubule-damage-by-impairing-the-fatty-acid-metabolism
#18
Wen Chen, Qiong Zhang, Shiwu Cheng, Jie Huang, Ge Diao, Jian Han
Fibrosis is the final common pathway of chronic kidney disease (CKD). Normal lipid metabolism is integral to renal physiology, and disturbances of renal lipid metabolism are increasingly being linked with CKD, including the fibrosis. Adipose triglyceride lipase (ATGL) is the rate-limiting enzyme of lipolysis. In the present study, we used Atgl(-/-) mice to investigate whether ATGL played a role in the regulation of proximal convoluted tubule (PCT) lipid metabolism and renal fibrosis development. ATGL deficiency led to lipid vacuolation of PCT and tubulointerstitial fibrosis, accompanied by massive albuminuria and decreased creatinine clearance rate (Ccr)...
April 8, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397992/mucoactive-agents-for-chronic-non-cystic-fibrosis-lung-disease-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#19
REVIEW
Benjamin J Tarrant, Caitlin Le Maitre, Lorena Romero, Ranjana Steward, Brenda M Button, Bruce R Thompson, Anne E Holland
Inhaled mucoactive agents are used in respiratory disease to improve mucus properties and enhance secretion clearance. The effect of mannitol, recombinant human deoxyribonuclease/dornase alfa (rhDNase) and hypertonic saline (HS) or normal saline (NS) are not well described in chronic lung conditions other than cystic fibrosis (CF). The aim of this review was to determine the benefit and safety of inhaled mucoactive agents outside of CF. We searched Medline, Embase, CINAHL and CENTRAL for randomized controlled trials investigating the effects of mucoactive agents on lung function, adverse events (AEs), health-related quality of life (HRQOL), hospitalization, length of stay, exacerbations, sputum clearance and inflammation...
April 11, 2017: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396391/enhanced-respiration-prevents-drug-tolerance-and-drug-resistance-in-mycobacterium-tuberculosis
#20
Catherine Vilchèze, Travis Hartman, Brian Weinrick, Paras Jain, Torin R Weisbrod, Lawrence W Leung, Joel S Freundlich, William R Jacobs
Persistence, manifested as drug tolerance, represents a significant obstacle to global tuberculosis control. The bactericidal drugs isoniazid and rifampicin kill greater than 99% of exponentially growing Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) cells, but the remaining cells are persisters, cells with decreased metabolic rate, refractory to killing by these drugs, and able to generate drug-resistant mutants. We discovered that the combination of cysteine or other small thiols with either isoniazid or rifampicin prevents the formation of drug-tolerant and drug-resistant cells in Mtb cultures...
April 10, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
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