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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804952/evaluation-of-cytotoxicity-of-propofol-and-its-related-mechanism-in-glioblastoma-cells-and-astrocytes
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Shu-Shong Hsu, Chung-Ren Jan, Wei-Zhe Liang
Propofol (2,6-diisopropylphenol), one of the extensively and commonly used anesthetic agents, has been shown to affect the biological behavior of various models. Previous researches have shown that propofol-induced cytotoxicity might cause anticancer effect in different cells. However, the mechanisms underlying the effect of propofol on cytotoxicity is still elusive in human glioblastoma cells. The aims of this study were to evaluate effects of propofol on cytotoxicity, cell cycle distribution and ROS production, and establish the relationship between oxidative stress and cytotoxicity in GBM 8401 human glioblastoma cells and DI TNC1 rat astrocytes...
August 14, 2017: Environmental Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798481/red-660%C3%A2-nm-or-near-infrared-810%C3%A2-nm-photobiomodulation-stimulates-while-blue-415%C3%A2-nm-green-540%C3%A2-nm-light-inhibits-proliferation-in-human-adipose-derived-stem-cells
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Yuguang Wang, Ying-Ying Huang, Yong Wang, Peijun Lyu, Michael R Hamblin
We previously showed that blue (415 nm) and green (540 nm) wavelengths were more effective in stimulating osteoblast differentiation of human adipose-derived stem cells (hASC), compared to red (660 nm) and near-infrared (NIR, 810 nm). Intracellular calcium was higher after blue/green, and could be inhibited by the ion channel blocker, capsazepine. In the present study we asked what was the effect of these four wavelengths on proliferation of the hASC? When cultured in proliferation medium there was a clear difference between blue/green which inhibited proliferation and red/NIR which stimulated proliferation, all at 3 J/cm(2)...
August 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797292/the-ethanol-extract-of-aquilariae-lignum-ameliorates-hippocampal-oxidative-stress-in-a-repeated-restraint-stress-mouse-model
#3
Hyun-Yong Lee, Jin-Seok Lee, Hyeong-Geug Kim, Won-Yong Kim, Seung-Bae Lee, Yung-Hyun Choi, Chang-Gue Son
BACKGROUND: Chronic stress contributes to the development of brain disorders, such as neurodegenerative and psychiatric diseases. Oxidative damage is well known as a causative factor for pathogenic process in brain tissues. The aim of this study is to evaluate the neuroprotective effect of a 30% ethanol extract of Aquilariae Lignum (ALE) in repeated stress-induced hippocampal oxidative injury. METHODS: Fifty BALB/c male mice (12 weeks old) were randomly divided into five groups (n = 10)...
August 10, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782153/n-acetylcysteine-and-prednisolone-treatment-improved-serum-biochemistries-in-suspected-flupirtine-cases-of-severe-idiosyncratic-liver-injury
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Jürgen Borlak, Florian van Bömmel, Thomas Berg
BACKGROUND & AIMS: The analgesic flupirtine has been linked to cases of severe idiosyncratic drug-induced liver injury (sFILI). We therefore examined whether N-acetylcysteine (NAC) and glucocorticoid therapy is effective in the management of sFILI. METHODS: In a retrospective cohort study efficacy of NAC-infusion and oral prednisolone treatments on liver-function-tests (LFTs) and clinical outcome of 21 sFILI cases was evaluated by comparing it to an external cohort of 30 sFILI cases not receiving the antidote...
August 7, 2017: Liver International: Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780989/idiopathic-pleuroparenchymal-fibroelastosis-ppfe-a-case-study-of-a-rare-entity
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E B Boerner, U Costabel, T E Wessendorf, D Theegarten, F Bonella
Idiopathic pleuroparenchymal fibroelastosis (IPPFE) was recognized as a rare new entity. We report the case of a 63 years old female suffering from progressive dyspnea and dry cough for three years. Two years before admission to our hospital, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) was diagnosed in another hospital and treatment with prednisolone and N-acetylcysteine (NAC) was commenced. At admission HRCT showed upper lobe dominant fibrosis and associated pleural thickening. Surgical biopsies were re-evaluated and revealed fibroelastosis with pleural thickening and a probable UIP pattern, consistent with idiopathic PPFE...
August 3, 2017: Revista Portuguesa de Pneumologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28779958/efficacy-of-indocyanine-green-mediated-sonodynamic-therapy-on-rheumatoid-arthritis-fibroblast-like-synoviocytes
#6
Qin Tang, Shufang Chang, Zhonghua Tian, Jiangchuan Sun, Lan Hao, Zhigang Wang, Shenyin Zhu
Sonodynamic therapy (SDT) has become a new therapeutic method because of its activation of certain sensitizers by ultrasound. Some studies have reported that indocyanine green (ICG) has the characteristics of a sonosensitizer and favorable fluorescence imaging in synovitis of early inflammatory arthritis. In this study, we aimed to investigate the cytotoxic effect of ICG-mediated SDT on MH7A cells in vitro and the potential mechanisms involved. ICG was found to be taken up mainly in cytoplasm, with maximal uptake in 4 h...
August 2, 2017: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776438/allosteric-inhibition-of-carnosinase-cn1-by-inducing-a-conformational-shift
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Verena Peters, Claus P Schmitt, Tim Weigand, Kristina Klingbeil, Christian Thiel, Antje van den Berg, Vittorio Calabrese, Peter Nawroth, Thomas Fleming, Elisabete Forsberg, Andreas H Wagner, Markus Hecker, Giulio Vistoli
In humans, low serum carnosinase (CN1) activity protects patients with type 2 diabetes from diabetic nephropathy. We now characterized the interaction of thiol-containing compounds with CN1 cysteine residue at position 102, which is important for CN1 activity. Reduced glutathione (GSH), N-acetylcysteine and cysteine (3.2 ± 0.4, 2.0 ± 0.3, 1.6 ± 0.2 µmol/mg/h/mM; p < .05) lowered dose-dependently recombinant CN1 (rCN1) efficiency (5.2 ± 0.2 µmol/mg/h/mM) and normalized increased CN1 activity renal tissue samples of diabetic mice...
December 2017: Journal of Enzyme Inhibition and Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28772167/glycogen-synthase-kinase-3-inhibition-sensitizes-human-induced-pluripotent-stem-cells-to-thiol-containing-antioxidants-induced-apoptosis
#8
Chengyi Tu, Robert Xu, Meghana Koleti, Janet Zoldan
Inhibition of glycogen synthase kinase 3 (GSK3) is an extensively used strategy to activate Wnt pathway for pluripotent stem cell (PSC) differentiation. However, the effects of such inhibition on PSCs, besides upregulating the Wnt pathway, have rarely been investigated despite that GSK3 is broadly involved in other cellular activities such as insulin signaling and cell growth/survival regulation. Here we describe a previously unknown synergistic effect between GSK3 inhibition (e.g., Chir99021 and LY2090314) and various normally non-toxic thiol-containing antioxidants (e...
July 22, 2017: Stem Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771932/acute-liver-failure-induced-by-idiosyncratic-reaction-to-drugs-challenges-in-diagnosis-and-therapy
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Shannan R Tujios, William M Lee
Acute liver failure (ALF) requires urgent attention to identify etiology and determine prognosis, in order to assess likelihood of survival or need for transplantation. Identifying idiosyncratic drug-induced liver injury (iDILI) may be particularly difficult, but the illness generally follows a subacute course, allowing time to assess outcome and find a liver graft if needed. Not all drugs that cause iDILI lead to ALF; the most common are antibiotics including anti-tuberculous medications, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents and herbal and dietary supplements (HDS)...
August 3, 2017: Liver International: Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770093/the-clinical-practice-guideline-for-the-management-of-ards-in-japan
#10
Satoru Hashimoto, Masamitsu Sanui, Moritoki Egi, Shinichiro Ohshimo, Junji Shiotsuka, Ryutaro Seo, Ryoma Tanaka, Yu Tanaka, Yasuhiro Norisue, Yoshiro Hayashi, Eishu Nango
BACKGROUND: The Japanese Society of Respiratory Care Medicine and the Japanese Society of Intensive Care Medicine provide here a clinical practice guideline for the management of adult patients with ARDS in the ICU. METHOD: The guideline was developed applying the GRADE system for performing robust systematic reviews with plausible recommendations. The guideline consists of 13 clinical questions mainly regarding ventilator settings and drug therapies (the last question includes 11 medications that are not approved for clinical use in Japan)...
2017: Journal of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28769003/the-involvement-of-the-oxidative-stress-in-murine-blue-led-light-induced-retinal-damage-model
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Maho Nakamura, Yoshiki Kuse, Kazuhiro Tsuruma, Masamitsu Shimazawa, Hideaki Hara
The aim of study was to establish a mouse model of blue light emitting diode (LED) light-induced retinal damage and to evaluate the effects of the antioxidant N-acetylcysteine (NAC). Mice were exposed to 400 or 800 lx blue LED light for 2 h, and were evaluated for retinal damage 5 d later by electroretinogram amplitude and outer nuclear layer (ONL) thickness. Additionally, we investigated the effect of blue LED light exposure on shorts-wave-sensitive opsin (S-opsin), and rhodopsin expression by immunohistochemistry...
2017: Biological & Pharmaceutical Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763253/alda-1-protects-against-acrolein-induced-acute-lung-injury-and-endothelial-barrier-dysfunction
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Qing Lu, Miles Mundy, Eboni Chambers, Thilo Lange, Julie Newton, Diana Borgas, Hongwei Yao, Gaurav Choudhary, Rajshekhar Basak, Mahogany Oldham, Sharon Rounds
Inhalation of acrolein, a highly reactive aldehyde, causes lung edema. The underlying mechanism is poorly understood and there is no effective treatment. In this study, we demonstrated that acrolein not only dose-dependently induced lung edema, but also promoted lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced acute lung injury (ALI). Importantly, acrolein-induced lung injury were prevented and rescued by Alda-1, an activator of mitochondrial aldehyde dehydrogenase (ALDH) 2. Acrolein also dose-dependently increased monolayer permeability, disrupted adherens junctions and focal adhesion complexes, and caused intercellular gap formation in primary cultured lung microvascular endothelial cells (LMVEC); effects that were attenuated by Alda-1 and the antioxidant, N-acetylcysteine, but not by the NADPH inhibitor, apocynin...
August 1, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758971/tricetin-induces-apoptosis-of-human-leukemic-hl-60-cells-through-a-reactive-oxygen-species-mediated-c-jun-n-terminal-kinase-activation-pathway
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Ming-Hsien Chien, Jyh-Ming Chow, Wei-Jiunn Lee, Hui-Yu Chen, Peng Tan, Yu-Ching Wen, Yung-Wei Lin, Pei-Ching Hsiao, Shun-Fa Yang
Tricetin is a dietary flavonoid with cytostatic properties and antimetastatic activities in various solid tumors. The anticancer effect of tricetin in nonsolid tumors remains unclear. Herein, the molecular mechanisms by which tricetin exerts its anticancer effects on acute myeloid leukemia (AML) cells were investigated. Results showed that tricetin inhibited cell viability in various types of AML cell lines. Tricetin induced morphological features of apoptosis such as chromatin condensation and phosphatidylserine (PS) externalization, and significantly activated proapoptotic signaling including caspase-8, -9, and -3 activation and poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase (PARP) cleavage in HL-60 AML cells...
July 31, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757860/erratum-n-acetylcysteine-instead-of-theophylline-in-patients-with-copd-who-are-candidates-for-elective-off-pump-cabg-surgery-is-it-possible-in-cardiovascular-surgery-unit
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[This corrects the article on p. 151 in vol. 7, PMID: 23956714.].
July 2017: Saudi Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28753070/impact-of-mucolytic-agents-on-copd-exacerbations-a-pair-wise-and-network-meta-analysis
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Mario Cazzola, Paola Rogliani, Luigino Calzetta, Nicola A Hanania, Maria Gabriella Matera
Mucolytics are potentially useful for the management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), although there is conflicting advice on their use in different guideline documents. Furthermore, there is paucity of data comparing the efficacy of the different mucolytic agents in reducing the odds of COPD exacerbations. We performed pair-wise and network meta-analyses to evaluate the impact of mucoly-tics in COPD. Randomized clinical trials lasting at least 3 months and investigating the effects of mucolytics on COPD exacerbations were identified from published studies and repository databases...
July 28, 2017: COPD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750923/didox-3-4-dihydroxybenzohydroxamic-acid-suppresses-il-33-induced-cytokine-production-in-primary-mouse-mast-cells
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Heather L Caslin, Jamie Josephine Avila McLeod, Andrew J Spence, Amina Abdul Qayum, Elizabeth Motunrayo Kolawole, Marcela T Taruselli, Anuya Paranjape, Howard L Elford, John J Ryan
While IgE is considered the primary mediator of mast cell activation, IL-33 contributes substantially in asthma, allergic rhinitis, and atopic dermatitis. To develop effective treatments for allergic disease, it is important to understand the role of therapeutic agents on IL-33 activation. We examined the effect of Didox (3,4-dihydroxybenzohydroxamic acid), an antioxidant and ribonucleotide reductase (RNR) inhibitor, on IL-33-mediated mast cell activation. Didox suppressed IL-6, IL-13, TNF, and MIP-1α (CCL3) production in bone marrow derived mast cells following IL-33 activation...
July 11, 2017: Cellular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750364/deoxyelephantopin-induces-reactive-oxygen-species-mediated-apoptosis-and-autophagy-in-human-osteosarcoma-cells
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Jilong Zou, Yan Zhang, Jiabing Sun, Xiaoyan Wang, Hualei Tu, Shuo Geng, Renhao Liu, Yuxi Chen, Zhenggang Bi
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Osteosarcoma is the predominant form of primary bone malignancy. Although the combinational application of neoadjuvant chemotherapy and surgical resection significantly increases the survival rate, the therapeutic outcome remains unsatisfactory. Deoxyelephantopin (DET), an active ingredient of Elephantopus scaber, has been reported to have an anti-tumor effect in recent publications. This study aimed to investigate whether DET has antineoplastic effects on osteosarcoma cells and its underlying mechanism...
July 27, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747595/nac-ameliorates-dental-composite-induced-dna-double-strand-breaks-and-chromatin-condensation
#18
Panorea Styllou, Marianthi Styllou, Reinhard Hickel, Christof Högg, Franz Xaver Reichl, Harry Scherthan
Released (co)monomers from dental composite components can induce DNA damage of which DNA double-strand breaks (DSBs) threaten genome integrity. Here, we tested whether the administration of the antioxidant N-acetylcysteine (NAC) is able to reduce the dental composite-induced DSBs in primary human gingiva fibroblasts. The dental composites Bis-GMA (bisphenol-A-glycerolate dimethacrylate), GMA (glycidyl methacrylate), HEMA (2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate) and TEGDMA (triethyleneglycol dimethacrylate) were found to induce co-localizing microscopic nuclear foci numbers of the DSB markers γ-H2AX and 53BP1 per cell in the order: GMA>Bis-GMA>TEGDMA>HEMA...
July 26, 2017: Dental Materials Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740404/reactive-oxygen-species-mediate-soft-corals-derived-sinuleptolide-induced-antiproliferation-and-dna-damage-in-oral-cancer-cells
#19
Yung-Ting Chang, Chiung-Yao Huang, Jen-Yang Tang, Chih-Chuang Liaw, Ruei-Nian Li, Jing-Ru Liu, Jyh-Horng Sheu, Hsueh-Wei Chang
We previously reported that the soft coral-derived bioactive substance, sinuleptolide, can inhibit the proliferation of oral cancer cells in association with oxidative stress. The functional role of oxidative stress in the cell-killing effect of sinuleptolide on oral cancer cells was not investigated as yet. To address this question, we introduced the reactive oxygen species (ROS) scavenger (N-acetylcysteine [NAC]) in a pretreatment to evaluate the sinuleptolide-induced changes to cell viability, morphology, intracellular ROS, mitochondrial superoxide, apoptosis, and DNA damage of oral cancer cells (Ca9-22)...
2017: OncoTargets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739487/the-ros-mediated-activation-of-il-6-stat3-signaling-pathway-is-involved-in-the-27-hydroxycholesterol-induced-cellular-senescence-in-nerve-cells
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Jiao Liu, Yun Liu, Juan Chen, Chunyan Hu, Mengying Teng, Kailin Jiao, Zhaoxia Shen, Dongmei Zhu, Jia Yue, Zhong Li, Yuan Li
The oxysterol 27-hydroxycholesterol (27HC) is a selective estrogen receptor modulator (SERMs), which like endogenous estrogen 17β-estradiol (E2) induces the proliferation of ER-positive breast cancer cells in vitro. Interestingly, the observation that 27HC induces adverse effects in neural system, distinguishing it from E2. It has been suggested that high levels of circulating cholesterol increase the entry of 27HC into the brain, which may induce learning and memory impairment. Based on this evidence, 27HC may be associated with neurodegenerative processes and interrupted cholesterol homeostasis in the brain...
July 21, 2017: Toxicology in Vitro: An International Journal Published in Association with BIBRA
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