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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212381/complementary-and-alternative-medicine-for-the-treatment-of-bronchiolitis-in-infants-a-systematic-review
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Kok Pim Kua, Shaun Wen Huey Lee
BACKGROUND: Bronchiolitis is a common cause of hospitalization among infants. The limited effectiveness of conventional medication has prompted the use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) as alternative or adjunctive therapy for the management of bronchiolitis. AIMS: To determine the effectiveness and safety of CAM for the treatment of bronchiolitis in infants aged less than 2 years. METHODS: A systematic electronic search was performed in Medline, Embase, CINAHL, AMED, and Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL) from their respective inception to June 30, 2016 for studies evaluating CAM as an intervention to treat bronchiolitis in infants (1 month to 2 years of age)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208905/n-acetylcysteine-combined-with-home-based-physical-activity-effect-on-health-related-quality-of-life-in-stable-copd-patients-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Vijay Tukaram Salve, Jitesh S Atram
INTRODUCTION: Quality of life is adversely affected in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), due to irreversible, progressive nature of the disease and limitations of current treatment options available. One of the important aim of treatment of COPD is to improve Quality of Life (QoL). Cigarette smoke contains numerous free radicals and other oxidants. Oxidative stress has been implicated in pathogenesis, progression of disease and exacerbation in COPD. Pulmonary tuberculosis, outdoor and indoor air pollution and many others are aetiologies of COPD in non-smokers...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205121/effect-of-n-acetylcysteine-on-mortality-and-liver-transplantation-rate-in-non-acetaminophen-induced-acute-liver-failure-a-multicenter-study
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Samar K Darweesh, Mona F Ibrahim, Mahmoud A El-Tahawy
INTRODUCTION AND AIM: Previous studies and systematic reviews have not provided conclusive evidence on the effect of N-acetylcysteine (NAC) in non-acetaminophen-induced acute liver failure (NAI-ALF). We aimed to study the value of intravenous NAC in reducing liver transplantation and mortality in NAI-ALF. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In a prospective, multicenter, observational study, acute liver failure patients without clinical or historical evidence of acetaminophen overdose were enrolled...
February 15, 2017: Clinical Drug Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202395/sulfiredoxin-involved-in-the-protection-of-peroxiredoxins-against-hyperoxidation-in-the-early-hyperglycaemia
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Sa Shi, Yunqiu Guo, Yanping Lou, Quanfeng Li, Xiaona Cai, Xin Zhong, Hong Li
As a direct consequence of hyperglycaemia, the excessive generation of ROS is central to the pathogenesis of diabetic cardiomyopathy. We hypothesize that stimulation of high glucose (HG) results in an increased sulfiredoxin (Srx) expression, which regulates ROS signaling through reducing the hyperoxidized peroxiredoxins (Prxs). We show that hyperoxidized Prxs were initially reduced in the preliminary stage but then dramatically increased in advanced stage and these changes corresponded to a significant increase of Srx expression in the heart of diabetic rats...
February 12, 2017: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202308/nanaomycin-h-a-new-nanaomycin-analog
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Takuji Nakashima, Toru Kimura, Rei Miyano, Hirotaka Matsuo, Tomoyasu Hirose, Aoi Kimishima, Kenichi Nonaka, Masato Iwatsuki, Jun Nakanishi, Yōko Takahashi, Satoshi Ōmura
Physicochemical screening identified a new nanaomycin analog, nanaomycin H, which was isolated from a culture broth of Streptomyces rosa subsp. notoensis OS-3966. This microorganism is already known to produce seven nanaomycin compounds, (nanaomycin A to G). Structural elucidation of nanaomycin H showed it to be a pyranonaphthoquinone with a mycothiol moiety. A N-acetylcysteine S-conjugate of nanaomycin H, without α-glucosamine linked to myo-inositol moiety, mercapturic acid derivative, was also detected in the same culture broth...
February 12, 2017: Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197809/determination-of-diclofenac-and-n-acetylcysteine-by-an-optimized-luminescence-method-using-cds-quantum-dots-as-sensitizers
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Abdolraouf Samadi-Maybodi, Ali Tilehkan, Mohammad-Rasool Sadeghi-Maleki
A simple, sensitive and selective chemiluminescence method is proposed for the determination of Acetylcysteine and Diclofenac in pharmaceutical samples. The method is based on the measuring light intensity of NaHCO3-H2O2 @ CdS chemiluminescence system in the absence and presence of Acetylcysteine and Diclofenac. It was found that the intensity of chemiluminescence is increased by addition of acetylcysteine while the light intensity is decreased with increasing diclofenac concentration. The CdS quantum dots nanoparticles were characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), Scanning electron microscopy (SEM), Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), UV-Vis spectrophotometry and Fluorescence spectroscopy...
February 14, 2017: Journal of Fluorescence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194887/atgl-deficiency-induces-podocyte-apoptosis-and-leads-to-glomerular-filtration-barrier-damage
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Wen Chen, Youzhao Jiang, Jian Han, Jiongyu Hu, Ting He, Tiantian Yan, Huang Na, Qiong Zhang, Hao Mei, Yong Liao, Yuesheng Huang, Bing Chen
Abnormal lipid metabolism, renal lipid accumulation and lipotoxicity are associated with the pathological features of glomerulopathy. However, the mechanisms by which lipid accumulation leads to the development or progression of this disease have not been fully elucidated. In this work, we have identified a role for the rate-limiting enzyme in lipolysis, adipose triglyceride lipase (ATGL; also called patatin-like phospholipase domain-containing protein 2(PNPLP2), in renal lipid metabolism and kidney disease...
February 14, 2017: FEBS Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193016/a-cysteine-specific-fluorescent-switch-for-monitoring-oxidative-stress-and-quantification-of-aminoacylase-1-in-blood-serum
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Anila H A, Firoj Ali, Shilpi Kushwaha, Nandaraj Taye, Samit Chattopadhyay, Amitava Das
Reagents that allows detection and monitoring of crucial biomarkers with luminescence ON response have significance in clinical diagnostics. A new coumarin derivative is reported here, which could be used for specific and efficient chemodosimetric detection of cysteine, an important biomarker. The probe is successfully used for studying the biochemical transformation of N-acetylcysteine, a commonly prescribed Cys supplement drug to Cys by aminoacylase-1 (ACY-1), an important and endogenous mammalian enzyme...
December 20, 2016: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28189104/generic-method-for-the-absolute-quantification-of-glutathione-s-conjugates-application-to-the-conjugates-of-acetaminophen-clozapine-and-diclofenac
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Michiel W den Braver, Nico P E Vermeulen, Jan N M Commandeur
Modification of cellular macromolecules by reactive drug metabolites is considered to play an important role in the initiation of tissue injury by many drugs. Detection and identification of reactive intermediates is often performed by analyzing the conjugates formed after trapping by glutathione (GSH). Although sensitivity of modern mass spectrometrical methods is extremely high, absolute quantification of GSH-conjugates is critically dependent on the availability of authentic references. Although (1)H NMR is currently the method of choice for quantification of metabolites formed biosynthetically, its intrinsically low sensitivity can be a limiting factor in quantification of GSH-conjugates which generally are formed at low levels...
February 6, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187322/chronic-aspartame-intake-causes-changes-in-the-trans-sulphuration-pathway-glutathione-depletion-and-liver-damage-in-mice
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Isabela Finamor, Salvador Pérez, Caroline A Bressan, Carlos E Brenner, Sergio Rius-Pérez, Patricia C Brittes, Gabriele Cheiran, Maria I Rocha, Marcelo da Veiga, Juan Sastre, Maria A Pavanato
No-caloric sweeteners, such as aspartame, are widely used in various food and beverages to prevent the increasing rates of obesity and diabetes mellitus, acting as tools in helping control caloric intake. Aspartame is metabolized to phenylalanine, aspartic acid, and methanol. Our aim was to study the effect of chronic administration of aspartame on glutathione redox status and on the trans-sulphuration pathway in mouse liver. Mice were divided into three groups: control; treated daily with aspartame for 90 days; and treated with aspartame plus N-acetylcysteine (NAC)...
February 1, 2017: Redox Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185882/s-transnitrosation-reactions-of-hydrogen-sulfide-h2s-hs-s-2-with-s-nitrosated-cysteinyl-thiols-in-phosphate-buffer-of-ph-7-4-results-and-review-of-the-literature
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Dimitrios Tsikas, Anke Böhmer
Cysteine (CysSH) and its derivatives including N-acetylcysteine (NAC) and glutathione (GSH), and cysteine residues in proteins and enzymes are nitrosated with nitric oxide (NO) reaction products such as N2O3 to form S-nitrosated cysteine thiols (RCysSNO). RCysSNO undergo with cysteine thiols (RCysSH) S-transnitrosation reactions, thereby transferring reversibly their nitrosyl ((+)NO) group to RCysSH to form RCysSNO. (•)NO release from RCysSNO and S-transnitrosation are considered the most important features and signalling pathways of RCysSNO...
February 6, 2017: Nitric Oxide: Biology and Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185677/effects-of-antioxidants-on-dna-double-strand-breaks-in-human-gingival-fibroblasts-exposed-to-dental-resin-co-monomer-epoxy-metabolites
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Yang Yang, Xiuli He, Jianwei Shi, Reinhard Hickel, Franz-Xaver Reichl, Christof Högg
OBJECTIVE: Eluted dental resin co-monomers can be metabolized to intermediate methacrylic acid (MA) and, further, to epoxy metabolites. Antioxidants have been studied previously, with the intention of decreasing the DNA double-strand breaks (DNA-DSBs) in human gingival fibroblasts (HGFs). In this study, the effects of the antioxidants, ascorbic acid (Asc) and N-acetylcysteine (NAC), were investigated on co-monomer metabolite-induced DNA-DSBs. METHODS: HGFs were incubated with MA, 2,3-epoxy-2-methyl-propionicacid-methylester (EMPME) and 2,3-epoxy-2-methylpropionic acid (EMPA), respectively, in the presence or absence of antioxidants (Asc or NAC)...
February 6, 2017: Dental Materials: Official Publication of the Academy of Dental Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183072/alternative-therapies-for-excoriation-skin-picking-disorder-a-brief-update
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Julio Torales, Iván Barrios, Jorge Villalba
Context • Excoriation (skin picking) disorder is characterized by the need or urge to pick, scratch, pinch, touch, rub, scrub, squeeze, bite, or dig the skin, and it can be a perplexing condition for the inexperienced physician. Treatments include pharmacotherapy, psychotherapy, and alternative therapies. Alternative therapies for excoriation disorder and other body-focused repetitive behaviors include yoga, aerobic exercise, acupuncture, biofeedback, hypnosis, and inositol and N-acetylcysteine, among others...
January 2017: Advances in Mind-body Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182085/maresin-1-mitigates-high-glucose-induced-mouse-glomerular-mesangial-cell-injury-by-inhibiting-inflammation-and-fibrosis
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Shi Tang, Chenlin Gao, Yang Long, Wei Huang, Jiao Chen, Fang Fan, Chunxia Jiang, Yong Xu
Background. Inflammation and fibrosis are the important pathophysiologic processes in diabetic nephropathy (DN). Maresin 1 is a potential anti-inflammatory lipid mediator, which has displayed powerful proresolving activities. Aim. We determine whether maresin 1 has protective effect on mouse glomerular mesangial cells (GMCs) induced by high glucose. Methods. We cultured GMCs stimulated by high glucose and categorized as follows: normal glucose group (5.6 mmol/L), high glucose group (30 mmol/L), mannitol group, maresin 1 intervention group (1, 10, and 100 nmol/L), maresin 1 and normal glucose group, and the N-acetylcysteine (NAC) intervention group (10 μmol/L NAC)...
2017: Mediators of Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28180948/tributyltin-exposure-at-noncytotoxic-doses-dysregulates-pancreatic-%C3%AE-cell-function-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
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Ya-Wen Chen, Kuo-Cheng Lan, Jing-Ren Tsai, Te-I Weng, Ching-Yao Yang, Shing-Hwa Liu
Tributyltin (TBT) is an endocrine disruptor. TBT can be found in food and in human tissues and blood. Several animal studies revealed that organotins induced diabetes with decreased insulin secretion. The detailed effect and mechanism of TBT on pancreatic β-cell function still remain unclear. We investigated the effect and mechanism of TBT exposure at noncytotoxic doses relevant to human exposure on β-cell function in vitro and in vivo. The β-cell-derived RIN-m5F cells and pancreatic islets from mouse and human were treated with TBT (0...
February 8, 2017: Archives of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178219/altholactone-inhibits-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-and-stat3-activation-and-induces-reactive-oxygen-species-mediated-apoptosis-in-prostate-cancer-du145-cells
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Chunwa Jiang, Muqaddas Masood, Azhar Rasul, Wei Wei, Ya Wang, Muhammad Ali, Muhammad Mustaqeem, Jiang Li, Xiaomeng Li
Altholactone, a natural compound isolated from Goniothalamus spp., has demonstrated anti-inflammatory and anticancer activities, but its molecular mechanisms are still not fully defined. Nuclear factor kappa B (NF-κB) and signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 (STAT3) play pivotal roles in the cell survival of many human tumors. The objective of this study was to elucidate the mechanism of action of altholactone against prostate cancer DU145 cells and to evaluate whether its effects are mediated by inhibition of NF-κB and STAT3 activity...
February 7, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178193/cearoin-induces-autophagy-erk-activation-and-apoptosis-via-ros-generation-in-sh-sy5y-neuroblastoma-cells
#17
Tonking Bastola, Ren-Bo An, Youn-Chul Kim, Jaehyo Kim, Jungwon Seo
Neuroblastomas are the most common solid extracranial tumors in childhood. We investigated the anticancer effect of cearoin isolated from Dalbergia odorifera in human neuroblastoma SH-SY5Y cells. SH-SY5Y cells were treated with various doses of cearoin. The viability was measured by MTT assay. DCFDA fluorescence assay and Griess assay were used for the measurement of intracellular reactive oxygen species (ROS) and nitric oxide (NO), respectively. Western blot analysis was performed to clarify the molecular pathway involved...
February 6, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165728/hepatoprotective-effect-of-%C3%AF-glutathione-in-a-murine-model-of-acetaminophen-induced-liver-toxicity
#18
Swati S More, Jaime Nugent, Ashish P Vartak, Steffan M Nye, Robert Vince
Ψ-Glutathione (ψ-GSH) is an orally bioavailable and metabolism-resistant glutathione analogue that has been shown previously to substitute glutathione in most of its biochemical roles. Described here in its entirety is the preclinical evaluation of ψ-GSH as a rescue agent for acetaminophen (APAP) overdose: an event where time is of essence. By employing a murine model, four scenarios commonly encountered in emergency medicine are reconstructed. ψ-GSH is juxtaposed against N-acetylcysteine (NAC), the sole clinically available drug, in each of the scenarios...
February 16, 2017: Chemical Research in Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164593/modulation-of-the-redox-expression-and-inflammation-response-in-the-critically-ill-polytrauma-patient-with-thoracic-injury-statistical-correlations-between-antioxidant-therapy
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Ovidiu H Bedreag, Alexandru F Rogobete, Dorel Sandesc, Carmen A Cradigati, Mirela Sarandan, Sonia E Popovici, Raluca Dumache, Florin G Horhat, Corina Vernic, Laurentiu V Sima, Loredana Luca, Marius Papurica
BACKGROUND: One of the major causes of mortality in the world is represented by multiple traumas. Thoracic trauma is commonly associated with polytraumas. A series of physiopathological complications follow polytraumas, leading to a significant decrease in the survival rate. As a result of injuries, significant quantities of free radicals (FR) are produced, responsible for oxidative stress (OS). To minimize the effects of OS, we recommend the administration of antioxidant substances. In this study we want to highlight statistically significant correlations between antioxidant therapy and a series of clinical variables...
September 1, 2016: Clinical Laboratory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163174/arterial-blood-pressure-induces-transient-c4b-binding-protein-in-human-saphenous-vein-grafts
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Koba Kupreishvili, Christof Meischl, Alexander B A Vonk, Wim Stooker, Leon Eijsman, Anna M Blom, Paul H A Quax, Victor W M van Hinsbergh, Hans W M Niessen, Paul A J Krijnen
BACKGROUND: Complement is an important mediator in arterial blood pressure-induced vein graft failure. Previously we noted activation of cell protective mechanisms in human saphenous veins too. Here we have analyzed whether C4b-binding protein (C4bp), an endogenous complement inhibitor, is present in the vein wall. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Human saphenous vein segments obtained from patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting (n=55) were perfused in vitro at arterial blood pressure with either autologous blood for 1, 2, 4 or 6 hours or with autologous blood supplemented with reactive oxygen species scavenger N-acetylcysteine...
February 2, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
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