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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322835/role-of-mitochondrial-dysfunction-in-renal-fibrosis-promoted-by-hypochlorite-modified-albumin-in-a-remnant-kidney-model-and-protective-effects-of-antioxidant-peptide-ss-31
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Hao Zhao, Yan-Jun Liu, Zong-Rui Liu, Dong-Dong Tang, Xiao-Wen Chen, Yi-Hua Chen, Ru-Ning Zhou, Si-Qi Chen, Hong-Xin Niu
Oxidative stress aggravates renal fibrosis, a pathway involved in almost all forms of chronic kidney disease (CKD). However, the underlying mechanism involved in the pathogenesis of renal oxidative stress has not been completely elucidated. In this study, we explored the role and mechanism of hypochlorite-modified albumin (HOCl-alb) in mediating oxidative stress and fibrotic response in a remnant-kidney rat model. Five-sixths nephrectomy (5/6 NX) was performed on the rats and then the animals were randomly assigned to intravenous treatment with either vehicle alone, or HOCl-rat serum albumin (RSA) in the presence or absence of SS-31 (administered intraperitoneally)...
March 17, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295626/mechanical-meibomian-gland-squeezing-combined-with-eyelid-scrubs-and-warm-compresses-for-the-treatment-of-meibomian-gland-dysfunction
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Hun Lee, Minseo Kim, Si Yoon Park, Eung Kweon Kim, Kyoung Yul Seo, Tae-Im Kim
BACKGROUND: The aim was to investigate the efficacy of mechanical meibomian gland squeezing combined with eyelid scrubs and warm compresses in participants with moderate and severe meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD). METHODS: In this prospective, uncontrolled, open label, intervention study, 32 eyes of 32 participants with moderate and severe MGD were treated with mechanical squeezing of meibomian glands in combination with eyelid scrubs and warm compresses. We evaluated tear film break-up time (TBUT), corneal and conjunctival fluorescein staining scores, biomicroscopic examination of lid margins and meibomian glands, Ocular Surface Disease Index (OSDI) questionnaire and tear film lipid layer thickness determined via an interferometer before initiating treatment and after one month of treatment...
March 12, 2017: Clinical & Experimental Optometry: Journal of the Australian Optometrical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292880/plasma-serpinb1-is-related-to-insulin-sensitivity-but-not-pancreatic-%C3%AE-cell-function-in-non-diabetic-adults
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Michael Glicksman, Asha Asthana, Brent S Abel, Mary F Walter, Monica C Skarulis, Ranganath Muniyappa
Pancreatic β-cell dysfunction because of reduced β-cell mass and function is a primary determinant in the progression of diabetes. Increase in β-cell mass and compensatory hyperinsulinaemia is frequently associated with insulin-resistant states. Although the humoral factors mediating this compensatory response are unknown, serpinB1, a protease inhibitor, has recently been proposed to be one such factor. In this study, we examine the relationships between plasma serpinB1, insulin sensitivity, and pancreatic β-cell function in non-diabetic individuals...
March 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267650/toxic-effects-of-56-fe-ion-radiation-on-the-zebrafish-danio-rerio-embryonic-development
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Jing Si, Rong Zhou, Jing'e Song, Lu Gan, Xin Zhou, Cuixia Di, Yang Liu, Aihong Mao, Qiuyue Zhao, Yupei Wang, Hong Zhang
All living organisms and ecosystems are permanently exposed to ionizing radiation. Of all the types of ionizing radiation, heavy ions such as (56)Fe have the potential to cause the most severe biological effects. We therefore examined the effects and potential mechanisms of iron ion irradiation on the induction of developmental toxicity and apoptosis in zebrafish embryos. Zebrafish embryos at 4h post-fertilization (hpf) were divided into five groups: a control group; and four groups irradiated with 0.5, 1, 2, and 4Gy radiation, respectively...
February 28, 2017: Aquatic Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260062/serum-microrna-profiling-and-bioinformatics-analysis-of-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-in-a-chinese-population
#5
Ze-Min Yang, Long-Hui Chen, Min Hong, Ying-Yu Chen, Xiao-Rong Yang, Si-Meng Tang, Qian-Fa Yuan, Wei-Wen Chen
Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is characterized by islet β-cell dysfunction and insulin resistance, which leads to an inability to maintain blood glucose homeostasis. Circulating microRNAs (miRNAs) have been suggested as novel biomarkers for T2DM prediction or disease progression. However, miRNAs and their roles in the pathogenesis of T2DM remain to be fully elucidated. In the present study, the serum miRNA expression profiles of T2DM patients in Chinese cohorts were examined. Total RNA was extracted from serum samples of 10 patients with T2DM and five healthy controls, and these was used in reverse-transcription‑quantitative polymerase chain reaction analysis with the Exiqon PCR system of 384 serum/plasma miRNAs...
February 22, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259990/role-of-gap-junctions-in-the-contractile-response-to-agonists-in-the-mesenteric-resistance-artery-of-rats-with-acute-hypoxia
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Huan Liu, Xin-Zhi Li, Min Peng, Wei Ji, Lei Zhao, Li Li, Liang Zhang, Jun-Qiang Si, Ke-Tao Ma
Hypoxic exposure results in the vascular dysfunction and reduction of vasomotor responses and thus disrupts or reduces blood flow in the resistance arteries. Connexin (Cx)-mediated gap junctional intercellular communication (GJIC) serves a critical role in the regulation of vasomotor tone and the synchronized contraction of arteries, however whether the adverse effect of hypoxia on vasomotor responses in vascular smooth muscle layer of resistance arteries is involved in changes in the GJIC and the expression of Cx43 and Cx45 remains to be elucidated...
February 9, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258411/ctrp3-attenuates-cardiac-dysfunction-inflammation-oxidative-stress-and-cell-death-in-diabetic-cardiomyopathy-in-rats
#7
Zhen-Guo Ma, Yu-Pei Yuan, Si-Chi Xu, Wen-Ying Wei, Chun-Ru Xu, Xin Zhang, Qing-Qing Wu, Hai-Han Liao, Jian Ni, Qi-Zhu Tang
AIMS/HYPOTHESIS: Oxidative stress, inflammation and cell death are closely involved in the development of diabetic cardiomyopathy (DCM). C1q/tumour necrosis factor-related protein-3 (CTRP3) has anti-inflammatory properties but its role in DCM remains largely unknown. The aims of this study were to determine whether CTRP3 could attenuate DCM and to clarify the underlying mechanisms. METHODS: Streptozotocin (STZ) was injected intraperitoneally to induce diabetes in Sprague-Dawley rats...
March 3, 2017: Diabetologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255260/lumbar-radiofrequency-rhizotomy-in-patients-with-chronic-low-back-pain-increases-the-diagnosis-of-sacroiliac-joint-dysfunction-in-subsequent-follow-up-visits
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Varun Kumar Rimmalapudi, Sanjeev Kumar
Chronic back pain is often a result of coexisting pathologies; secondary causes of pain can become more apparent sources of pain once the primary pathology has been addressed. The objective of our study was to determine if there is an increase in diagnosis of Sacroiliac joint pain following a Lumbar Rhizotomy. A list of patients who underwent Lumbar Radiofrequency during a 6-month period in our clinic was generated. Records from subsequent clinic visits were reviewed to determine if a new diagnosis of SI joint pathology was made...
2017: Pain Research & Management: the Journal of the Canadian Pain Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28249121/roselle-supplementation-prevents-nicotine-induced-vascular-endothelial-dysfunction-and-remodelling-in-rats
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Lislivia Yiang Nee Si, Yusof Kamisah, Anand Ramalingam, Yi Cheng Lim, Siti Balkis Budin, Satirah Zainalabidin
Vascular endothelial dysfunction (VED) plays an important role in initiation of cardiovascular diseases. Roselle which enriched with antioxidants demonstrates high potential in alleviating hypertension. This study was undertaken to investigate effects of roselle supplementation on VED and remodelling in a rodent model with prolonged nicotine administration. Male Sprague-Dawley rats (n=6 per group) were administered with 0.6 mg/kg nicotine for 28 days to induce VED. The rats were given either roselle (100 mg/kg) or normal saline 30 minutes prior to nicotine injection daily...
March 1, 2017: Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, Physiologie Appliquée, Nutrition et Métabolisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237480/preventive-and-therapeutic-effect-of-simvastatin-on-secondary-inflammatory-damage-of-rats-with-cerebral-hemorrhage
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Hong-Xia Zhou, Ling-Huan Gao, Ling-Li Meng, Yu-Xin Zhang, Zi-Feng Wei, Dao-Wen Si
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the preventive and therapeutic effect and mechanism of simvastatin on secondary inflammatory damage of rats with cerebral hemorrhage. METHODS: Sixty SD rat aged 9-12 weeks were chosen and divided into the control group, model group and simvastatin-treated group randomly with 20 rats in each group. Rats in the model group and simvastatin-treated group were infused with autologous fresh uncoagulated blood to the right brain tissue of the basal ganglia to build the cerebral hemorrhage model, while rats in the control group were treated with the same amount of normal saline...
February 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237267/trpc5-channel-modulates-endothelial-cells-senescence
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Zhengtao Li, Gang Guo, Hongrui Wang, Xiaoqin Si, Guoli Zhou, Yong Xiong, Sujuan Li, Rong Dai, Cui Yang
As a Ca(2+)-permeable cationic channel, canonical transient receptor potential 5 channel (TRPC5) has been known to be involved in various functions of cells. Although TRPC5 is abundantly expressed in vascular endothelium, it remains unknown whether TRPC5 plays a role in regulating endothelial senescence. In the present study, we investigated the involvement of TRPC5 in the senescence of mouse aortic endothelial cells (MAECs). Meanwhile, the regulatory role of TRPC5 in the endothelial dysfunction in aged mice was also studied...
February 22, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236057/regulation-of-sirtuin-3-mediated-deacetylation-of-cyclophilin-d-attenuated-cognitive-dysfunction-induced-by-sepsis-associated-encephalopathy-in-mice
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Fan Sun, Yanna Si, Hongguang Bao, Yajie Xu, XiaoXiao Pan, Lingqing Zeng, Ling Jing
The present study aimed to investigate cognitive dysfunction in the hippocampus induced by sepsis-associated encephalopathy (SAE) via acetylation of cyclophilin D (CypD) and opening of mitochondrial permeability transition pore. It also explored whether activating sirtuin 3 (SIRT3) can mediate deacetylation of CypD and prevent the development of SAE. Male mice were randomly assigned to six groups: sham group, cecal ligation puncture group, CypD siRNA transfection (CypD-si) group, CypD control siRNA transfection (CypD-c) group, SIRT3 overexpression vector pcDNA3...
February 25, 2017: Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229590/impacts-of-cross-linkers-on-biological-effects-of-mesoporous-silica-nanoparticles
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Yi-Ping Chen, Si-Han Wu, I-Chih Chen, Chien-Tsu Chen
Chemically synthesized cross-linkers play decisive roles in variable cargos attached to nanoparticles (NPs). Previous studies reported that surface properties, such as the size, charge, and surface chemistry, are particularly important determinants influencing the biological fate and actions of NPs and cells. Recent studies also focused on the relationship of serum proteins with the surface properties of NPs (also called the protein corona), which is recognized as a key factor in determining the cytotoxicity and biodistribution...
March 22, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221261/zika-related-maculopathy
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Chee Wai Wong, Si Rui Ng, Chui Ming Gemmy Cheung, Tien Yin Wong, Ranjana Mathur
PURPOSE: To report a case of unilateral maculopathy associated with acute Zika virus infection. METHODS: Observational case report of one patient. RESULTS: A 22-year-old man presented with acute blurring of vision 10 days after symptoms of Zika virus infection. Findings resembling unilateral acute idiopathic maculopathy of the right eye were noted on ophthalmoscopy, fluorescein angiography, indocyanine green angiography, and optical coherence tomography...
February 17, 2017: Retinal Cases & Brief Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215172/the-phosphodiesterase-5-inhibitors-pde-5i-for-erectile-dysfunction-ed-a-therapeutic-challenge-for-psychiatrists
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Chong Siew Koon, Hatta Sidi, Jaya Kumar, Srijit Das, Ong Wan Xi, Muhammad Hizri Hatta, Cesar Alfonso
Erectile function (EF) is a prerequisite for satisfactory sexual intercourse (SI) and central to male sexual functioning. Satisfactory SI eventually leads to orgasm - a biopsychophysiological state of euphoria - leading to a sense of bliss, enjoyment and positive mental well being. For a psychiatrist, treating ED is self-propelled to harmonize these pleasurable experiences alongside with encouragement of physical wellness and sensuality. Hence, the role of PDE-5i is pivotal in the context of treating ED constitutes a therapeutic challenge...
February 15, 2017: Current Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212620/clinical-manifestations-of-severe-enterovirus-71-infection-and-early-assessment-in-a-southern-china-population
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Si-da Yang, Pei-Qing Li, Yi-Min Li, Wei Li, Wen-Ying Lai, Cui-Ping Zhu, Jian-Ping Tao, Li Deng, Hong-Sheng Liu, Wen-Cheng Ma, Jia-Ming Lu, Yan Hong, Yu-Ting Liang, Jun Shen, Dan-Dan Hu, Yuan-Yuan Gao, Yi Zhou, Min-Xiong Situ, Yan-Ling Chen
BACKGROUND: Enterovirus 71 (EV-A71) shows a potential of rapid death, but the natural history of the infection is poorly known. This study aimed to examine the natural history of EV-A71 infection. METHODS: This was a prospective longitudinal observational study performed between January 1(st) and October 31(st), 2012, at three hospitals in Guangdong, China. Subjects with positive EV-A71 RNA laboratory test results were included. Disease progression was documented with MRI, autopsies, and follow-up...
February 17, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197194/cortical-regulation-of-striatal-projection-neurons-and-interneurons-in-a-parkinson-s-disease-rat-model
#17
Jia-Jia Wu, Si Chen, Li-Si Ouyang, Yu Jia, Bing-Bing Liu, Shu-Hua Mu, Yu-Xin Ma, Wei-Ping Wang, Jia-You Wei, You-Lan Li, Zhi Chen, Wan-Long Lei
Striatal neurons can be either projection neurons or interneurons, with each type exhibiting distinct susceptibility to various types of brain damage. In this study, 6-hydroxydopamine was injected into the right medial forebrain bundle to induce dopamine depletion, and/or ibotenic acid was injected into the M1 cortex to induce motor cortex lesions. Immunohistochemistry and western blot assay showed that dopaminergic depletion results in significant loss of striatal projection neurons marked by dopamine- and cyclic adenosine monophosphate-regulated phosphoprotein, molecular weight 32 kDa, calbindin, and μ-opioid receptor, while cortical lesions reversed these pathological changes...
December 2016: Neural Regeneration Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28184034/hyperbaric-oxygenation-protects-against-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-in-transplanted-rat-kidneys-by-triggering-autophagy-and-inhibiting-inflammatory-response
#18
Ding-Su Bao, Yu-Ke Wu, Shi-Jie Fu, Guo-You Wang, Si-Jin Yang, Guo-Biao Liang, Zhi-Hui Xie, Song Rong
BACKGROUND Ischemia-reperfusion injury (IRI) is a clinically common pathologic process defined as the inability to improve neuronal function. This study aimed to investigate the pathological mechanism of IRI and to explore effects of hyperbaric oxygenation (HBO) on autophagy and inflammatory response in IRI. MATERIAL AND METHODS Ninety Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats were randomly divided into a Sham group, a kidney transplant group (Trans), and a kidney transplant plus HBO treatment group (Trans+HBO). The kidney was harvested from the donor and transplanted to recipient rats according to a previously reported study...
February 10, 2017: Annals of Transplantation: Quarterly of the Polish Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176247/apigenin-alleviates-stz-induced-diabetic-cardiomyopathy
#19
Huang-Jun Liu, Yun-Lin Fan, Hai-Han Liao, Yuan Liu, Si Chen, Zhen-Guo Ma, Ning Zhang, Zheng Yang, Wei Deng, Qi-Zhu Tang
Apigenin is an important component of fruits and vegetables in human daily diets. Several cellular and animal models have been performed to demonstrate its anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory bioactivities. However, the cardioprotective effects of apigenin in diabetic cardiomyopathy (DCM) remain unclear. In this study, we intended to explore the roles of apigenin in cardiac remodeling of DCM. Male C57BL/6 J mice were treated with streptozotocin (STZ, 50 mg/kg) for 5 consecutive days to induce DCM. The echocardiography and catheter-based measurements of hemodynamic parameters were performed to evaluate the cardiac function...
February 7, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133178/-a-long-surviving-patient-with-unresectable-gastric-cancer-treated-with-multiple-rounds-of-chemotherapyafter-gastrojejunostomyand-ileocolonostomy
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Kazuhiro Nishikawa, Tsuyoshi Takahashi, Junji Kawada, Kazumasa Fujitani, Shunji Endo, Motohiro Hirao, Kazuyoshi Yamamoto, Sakae Maeda, Mamoru Uemura, Masakazu Miyake, Naoki Hama, Atsushi Miyamoto, Masataka Ikeda, Shoji Nakamori, Mitsugu Sekimoto
We report a long-surviving patient with unresectable gastric cancer treated with multiple rounds of chemotherapy after gastrojejunostomy and ileocolonostomy. The patient was a 79-year-old man. Endoscopic examination revealed a type 3 gastric cancer in the antrum and showed pyloric stenosis. We observed that the gastric tumor had invaded the transverse colon, pancreas, and duodenum, and was associated with peritoneal metastasis on the surface of the hepatoduodenal ligament and the posterior leaf of the transverse mesocolon...
November 2016: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
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