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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341528/-n-acetylcysteine%C3%A2-effective-treatment-in-severe-alcoholic-hepatitis%C3%A2
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Isaline Verdon, Laurent Spahr, Jacques Serratrice
The use of N-acetylcysteine is of unknown significance when it comes to acute liver failure of other origin but for paracetamol overdose. Current data state its beneficial use when added to standard treatment for acute alcoholic hepatitis, whereas this attitude is less clear for hepatitis of variable other origin. This review of literature attends to evaluate and reveal the possible interest of adding N-acetylcysteine to standard care of acute liver failure due to alcoholism or other non-paracetamol linked causes...
January 17, 2018: Revue Médicale Suisse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335879/current-approaches-and-new-developments-in-the-pharmacological-management-of-tourette-syndrome
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REVIEW
Julio Quezada, Keith A Coffman
Tourette syndrome (TS) is a neurodevelopmental disorder of unknown etiology characterized by spontaneous, involuntary movements and vocalizations called tics. Once thought to be rare, TS affects 0.3-1% of the population. Tics can cause physical discomfort, emotional distress, social difficulties, and can interfere with education and desired activities. The pharmacologic treatment of TS is particularly challenging, as currently the genetics, neurophysiology, and neuropathology of this disorder are still largely unknown...
January 15, 2018: CNS Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327458/lead-induced-dna-damage-and-cell-apoptosis-in-human-renal-proximal-tubular-epithelial-cell-attenuation-via-n-acetyl-cysteine-and-tannic-acid
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Manushi Siddarth, Diwesh Chawla, Alpana Raizada, Neelam Wadhwa, Basu D Banerjee, Meera Sikka
This study investigates the exposure of lead-induced reactive oxygen species (ROS) generation, DNA damage, and apoptosis and also evaluates the therapeutic intervention using antioxidants in human renal proximal tubular cells (HK-2 cells). Following treatment of HK-2 cells with an increasing concentration of lead nitrate (0-50 μM) for 24 h, the intracellular ROS level increased whereas the GSH level decreased significantly in a dose-dependent manner. Comet assay results revealed that lead nitrate showed the ability to increase the levels of DNA strand breaks in HK-2 cells...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Biochemical and Molecular Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325970/the-role-of-adjuvant-immunomodulatory-agents-for-treatment-of-severe-influenza
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REVIEW
David S Hui, Nelson Lee, Paul K Chan, John H Beigel
A severe inflammatory immune response with hypercytokinemia occurs in patients hospitalized with severe influenza, such as avian influenza A(H5N1), A(H7N9), and seasonal A(H1N1)pdm09 virus infections. The role of immunomodulatory therapy is unclear as there have been limited published data based on randomized controlled trials (RCTs). Passive immunotherapy such as convalescent plasma and hyperimmune globulin have some studies demonstrating benefit when administered as an adjunctive therapy for severe influenza...
January 8, 2018: Antiviral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324774/activated-carbon-n-acetylcysteine-microcapsule-protects-against-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-in-young-rats-via-activating-telomerase-and-inhibiting-apoptosis
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Tingting Shi, Xingxin Yang, Hongping Zhou, Jianjun Xi, Jingjing Sun, Yunling Ke, Jiankang Zhang, Yidan Shao, Xiaojie Jiang, Xuwang Pan, Shourong Liu, Rangxiao Zhuang
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is becoming one of the world's most common chronic liver diseases in childhood, yet no therapy is available that has been approved by the food and drug administration (FDA). Previous studies have reported that telomere and telomerase are involved the development and progression of NAFLD. This study was designed to investigate the potential beneficial effects of activated carbon N-acetylcysteine (ACNAC) microcapsules on the development of NAFLD in young rats as well as the underlying mechanism(s) involved...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324388/toxicity-of-surface-modified-copper-oxide-nanoparticles-in-a-mouse-macrophage-cell-line-interplay-of-particles-surface-coating-and-particle-dissolution
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Helena Líbalová, Pedro M Costa, Magnus Olsson, Lucian Farcal, Simona Ortelli, Magda Blosi, Jan Topinka, Anna L Costa, Bengt Fadeel
The rapid dissolution of copper oxide (CuO) nanoparticles (NPs) with release of ions is thought to be one of the main factors modulating their toxicity. Here we assessed the cytotoxicity of a panel of CuO NPs (12 nm ± 4 nm) with different surface modifications, i.e., anionic sodium citrate (CIT) and sodium ascorbate (ASC), neutral polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP), and cationic polyethylenimine (PEI), versus the pristine (uncoated) NPs, using a murine macrophage cell line (RAW264.7). Cytotoxicity, reactive oxygen species (ROS) production, and cellular uptake were assessed...
December 29, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322434/protection-from-reperfusion-injury-with-intracoronary-n-acetylcysteine-in-patients-with-stemi-undergoing-primary-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-in-a-cardiac-tertiary-center
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Younes Nozari, Azadeh Eshraghi, Azita Hajhossein Talasaz, Mostafa Bahremand, Jamshid Salamzadeh, Mojtaba Salarifar, Hamidreza Pourhosseini, Arash Jalali, Seyedeh Hamideh Mortazavi
BACKGROUND: Evidence suggests that oxidative stress plays a principal role in myocardial damage following ischemia/reperfusion events. Recent studies have shown that the antioxidant properties of N-acetylcysteine (NAC) may have cardioprotective effects in high doses, but-to the best of our knowledge-few studies have assessed this. OBJECTIVES: Our objective was to investigate the impact of high-dose NAC on ischemia/reperfusion injury. METHODS: We conducted a randomized double-blind placebo-controlled trial in which 100 consecutive patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) were randomly assigned to the case group (high-dose NAC 100 mg/kg bolus followed by intracoronary NAC 480 mg during PCI then intravenous NAC 10 mg/kg for 12 h) or the control group (5% dextrose)...
January 10, 2018: American Journal of Cardiovascular Drugs: Drugs, Devices, and Other Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317200/hyperuricemia-enhances-intracellular-urate-accumulation-via-down-regulation-of-cell-surface-bcrp-abcg2-expression-in-vascular-endothelial-cells
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Hisakazu Komori, Kazuyuki Yamada, Ikumi Tamai
Hyperuricemia has been recognized as an independent risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Urate stimulates NADPH oxidase and induces production of reactive oxygen species (ROS); consequently, intracellular urate accumulation can induce oxidative stress leading to endothelial dysfunction. Here, we studied the mechanism involved, using human umbilical vascular endothelial cells (HUVEC) as a model. Pretreatment with 15mg/dL unlabeled uric acid (corresponding to hyperuricemia) resulted in increased uptake of [14C]uric acid at steady-state by HUVEC, whereas pretreatment with 5mg/dL uric acid (in the normal serum concentration range) did not...
January 6, 2018: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315209/the-bioactive-extract-of-pinnigorgia-sp-induces-apoptosis-of-hepatic-stellate-cells-via-ros-erk-jnk-caspase-3-signaling
#9
Liang-Mou Kuo, Po-Jen Chen, Ping-Jyun Sung, Yu-Chia Chang, Chun-Ting Ho, Yi-Hsiu Wu, Tsong-Long Hwang
The activation of hepatic stellate cells (HSCs) is a significant phenomenon during the pathogenesis of liver disorders, including liver cirrhosis and fibrosis. Here, we identified that the extract from a gorgonian coral Pinnigorgia sp. (Pin) induced apoptosis of HSC-T6 cells. Pin inhibited the viability of HSC-T6 cells and increased their subG1 population, DNA fragmentation, caspase-3 activation, and reactive oxygen species (ROS) production in a concentration-dependent manner. The Pin-induced ROS generation and apoptotic effects were significantly reversed by a thiol antioxidant, N-acetylcysteine (NAC)...
January 9, 2018: Marine Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313384/chitosan-nanoparticles-triggered-the-induction-of-ros-mediated-cytoprotective-autophagy-in-cancer-cells
#10
Hao Wang, Xiwei Yu, Chang Su, Yijie Shi, Liang Zhao
There is a close relationship between autophagy and apoptosis during cancer cell death. We used chitosan nanoparticles (CS NPs) to explore the effects of internalized NPs on the induction of autophagy and to confirm the role of autophagic responses elicited by nanomaterials on the tumour cell's fate. CS NPs at nontoxic concentrations ranging from 10-100 μg/mL triggered the induction of autophagy. With the addition of CS NPs, the aggregation of endogenous LC3 was significantly enhanced and acidic autophagic bodies had been accumulated...
January 9, 2018: Artificial Cells, Nanomedicine, and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313067/combinatorial-effects-of-histone-deacetylase-inhibitors-hdaci-vorinostat-and-entinostat-and-adaphostin-are-characterized-by-distinct-redox-alterations
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Nilsa Rivera-Del Valle, Tiewei Cheng, Mary E Irwin, Hayley Donnella, Melissa M Singh, Joya Chandra
PURPOSE: Amongst the epigenetically targeted therapies, targeting of the histone deacetylases (HDACs) has yielded numerous drugs for clinical use in hematological malignancies, but none as yet for acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL). Single agent activity of HDAC inhibitors (HDACi) has been elusive in ALL, and has prompted study of combinatorial strategies. Because several HDACi raise levels of intracellular oxidative stress, we evaluated combinations of two structurally distinct HDACi with the redox active compound adaphostin in ALL...
January 8, 2018: Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29311483/the-polysaccharide-extracted-from-umbilicaria-esculenta-inhibits-proliferation-of-melanoma-cells-through-ros-activated-mitochondrial-apoptosis-pathway
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Yanhong Sun, Jun Li, Yi Zhang, Yating Tu, Changzheng Huang, Juan Tao, Ming Yang, Liu Yang
Melanoma is one of the most aggressive skin cancers with an increasing rate of morbidity. Umbilicaria esculenta is an edible lichen and its main component of extracts-polysaccharide (PUE) has shown significant antitumor effects in a variety of cancer types such as stomach adenocarcinoma. However, whether it has an anti-melanoma effect and the underlying mechanism has not been revealed. In this article, we showed that PUE extracted from Umbilicaria esculenta could inhibit the growth of A875 and A375 melanoma cells but without obvious toxicity to normal vascular endothelial cells...
2018: Biological & Pharmaceutical Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310566/analysis-of-oxidative-stress-related-markers-in-critically-ill-polytrauma-patients-an-observational-prospective-single-center-study
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Mihai Sandesc, Alexandru Florin Rogobete, Ovidiu Horea Bedreag, Anca Dinu, Marius Papurica, Carmen Alina Cradigati, Mirela Sarandan, Sonia Elena Popovici, Lavinia Melania Bratu, Tiberiu Bratu, Adrian Tudor Stan, Dorel Sandesc
Critically ill polytrauma patients have increased production of free radicals (FRs) and consequent alterations in biochemical pathways, as well as disruption of cellular integrity, due to increased lipid peroxidation. The aim of this study was to investigate several biomarkers associated with increased oxidative stress in critically ill polytrauma patients, and to evaluate the effect of antioxidant treatment on the clinical outcome in these patients. A total of 67 polytrauma patients from an intensive care unit met the selection criteria...
January 9, 2018: Bosnian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306589/oxidative-stress-dependent-mmp-13-activity-underlies-glucose-neurotoxicity
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Ashley L Waldron, Patricia A Schroder, Kelly L Bourgon, Jessie K Bolduc, James L Miller, Adriana D Pellegrini, Amanda L Dubois, Magdalena Blaszkiewicz, Kristy L Townsend, Sandra Rieger
BACKGROUND: A complication of diabetes is neuropathy, a condition of sensory axon degeneration that originates in the epidermis. The mechanisms remain unknown but reactive oxygen species (ROS) have been implicated in this condition. In this study, we assessed the role of ROS and a candidate downstream target, MMP-13 in glucose-induced sensory axon degeneration in zebrafish and mice. METHODS: The effects of glucose on metabolism and sensory axon degeneration were assessed using qPCR and live imaging...
December 6, 2017: Journal of Diabetes and its Complications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306259/effects-of-n-acetylcysteine-on-ovarian-tissue-autografted-intogranulation-tissue-compared-to-back-muscle-in-rats
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Farideh Danehpoya, Mojtaba Karimipour, Masoumeh Zirak Javanmard, Bagher Pourheydar
Background/aim: Ovarian transplantation can preserve fertility in cancer patients. The aim of this study was to compare ovarian transplantation into granulation tissue (GT) versus back muscle (BM) sites and also to investigate the effects of N-acetylcysteine (NAC) as an antioxidant on ovarian survival in a rat autograft model.Materials and methods: Twenty-eight adult female rats were divided into four equal groups (n = 7 each) as follows: Group 1, ovarian tissue grafted into GT + saline (GT + saline); Group 2, ovarian tissue grafted into GT + NAC (GT + NAC); Group 3, ovarian tissue grafted into BM + saline (BM + saline); and Group 4, ovarian tissue grafted into BM + NAC (BM + NAC)...
December 19, 2017: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305928/anti-proliferative-activity-of-biochanin-a-in-human-osteosarcoma-cells-via-mitochondrial-involved-apoptosis
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Yen-Nien Hsu, Huey-Wen Shyu, Tsui-Wen Hu, Jou-Pei Yeh, Ya-Wen Lin, Ling-Yi Lee, Yao-Tsung Yeh, Hong-Ying Dai, Daw-Shyong Perng, Shu-Hui Su, Yu-Hsuan Huang, Shu-Jem Su
Biochanin A is a major isoflavone in red clover and a potent chemopreventive agent against cancer. However, the effects of biochanin A on human osteosarcoma cells have never been clarified. This study investigated the anti-proliferative potential of biochanin A in osteosarcoma cells. The results indicate that biochanin A inhibited cell growth and colony formation in a dose-dependent manner with a minimal toxicity to normal cells. The combination of doxorubicin and biochanin A could synergistically inhibit osteosarcoma cell growth...
January 3, 2018: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29304389/the-expression-of-oxidative-stress-response-genes-is-modulated-by-a-combination-of-resveratrol-and-n-acetylcysteine-to-ameliorate-ototoxicity-in-the-rat-cochlea
#17
Fernando García-Alcántara, Silvia Murillo-Cuesta, Sara Pulido, Jose M Bermúdez-Muñoz, Raquel Martínez-Vega, Marta Milo, Isabel Varela-Nieto, Teresa Rivera
Aminoglycoside antibiotics are used widely in medicine despite their ototoxic side-effects. Oxidative stress and inflammation are key mechanisms determining the extent and severity of the damage. Here we evaluate the protective effect of a treatment with resveratrol plus N-acetylcysteine on the ototoxic actions of kanamycin and furosemide in the rat. Resveratrol (10 mg/kg) and N-acetylcysteine (400 mg/kg) were administered together to Wistar rats on 5 consecutive days. The second day, a concentrated solution of kanamycin and furosemide was placed on the round window to induce ototoxicity...
December 14, 2017: Hearing Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301418/hypoglycemia-and-lactic-acidosis-outperform-king-s-college-criteria-for-predicting-death-or-transplant-in-acetaminophen-toxic-patients
#18
Michael Levine, Samuel J Stellpflug, Anthony F Pizon, David A Peak, Janna Villano, Timothy Wiegand, Christian Dib, Stephen H Thomas
IMPORTANCE: Acetaminophen toxicity is common and is characterized by hepatic failure. In cases that are not improving with standard medical therapy with N-acetylcysteine, some patients may require hepatic transplant. While there are various criteria to predict patients who might benefit from transplant, the King's College criteria remain one of the most widely used. However, the King's College criteria have several limitations and do not incorporate glucose, an important marker of hepatic function...
January 5, 2018: Clinical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29299971/the-role-of-the-fas-fasl-signaling-pathway-in-environmental-toxicant-induced-testicular-cell-apoptosis-an-update
#19
Mei Wang, Ping Su
The Fas/FasL signaling pathway is one of the major pathways that regulate apoptosis. Increasing studies have shown that the activation of the Fas/FasL signaling pathway is closely associated with testicular cell apoptosis. However, the mechanism involved is still unclear. We discuss recent findings regarding the molecular mechanisms by which environmental toxicants induce testicular pathology via Fas/FasL signaling. These findings suggest that Fas/FasL signaling is employed to impact the sensitivity (a response to external factors) of germ cells, disrupt steroidogenic hormone and cytokine metabolism mediated by Sertoli cells, and elicit the activation of NFAT (nuclear factor of activated T-cells) in Leydig cell apoptosis...
January 4, 2018: Systems Biology in Reproductive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29297989/increased-temperature-accelerates-glycogen-synthesis-and-delays-fatigue-in-isolated-mouse-muscle-during-repeated-contractions
#20
Ester Hanya, Abram Katz
AIM: Elevated glycogen content in muscle delays fatigue during exercise. We examined if increasing muscle temperature during recovery from exercise affects glycogen synthesis and muscle performance during a subsequent bout of exercise. METHODS: Isolated mouse extensor digitorum longus muscles were stimulated electrically to perform repeated tetanic contractions until force decreased to 40% of initial at 25°C. Thereafter muscles recovered for 120 min at 25°C (control), 120 min at 35°C, or 60 min at 35°C followed by 60 min at 25°C...
January 3, 2018: Acta Physiologica
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