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"Nitrate" and "inflammation"

Nathan S Bryan
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To reveal the mechanisms of nitric oxide (NO) production in humans and how lifestyle, drug therapy, and hygienic practices can decrease NO production. Furthermore, to show how functional nitric oxide nutrition can overcome these limitations to restore endogenous NO production and combat cardiovascular disease. RECENT FINDINGS: Research over the past decade has revealed that inorganic nitrate and nitrite found naturally in green leafy vegetables and other vegetables such as beets can provide the human body with a source of bioactive nitric oxide...
March 17, 2018: Current Atherosclerosis Reports
Mohammed Al Za'abi, Suhail Al Salam, Yousuf Al Suleimani, Priyadarsini Manoj, Abderrahim Nemmar, Badreldin H Ali
BACKGROUND/AIMS: The effect of treatment with gum acacia (GA), a prebiotic shown previously to ameliorate chronic kidney disease (CKD), in diabetic and non - diabetic rats with adenine - induced CKD has been investigated using several conventional and novel physiological, biochemical, and histopathological parameters. METHODS: Diabetes mellitus was induced in rats by a single injection of streptozotocin (STZ). Diabetic and non - diabetic rats were randomly divided into several groups, and given either normal food or food mixed with adenine (0...
March 13, 2018: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
Tânia Melo, Sara S Marques, Isabel Ferreira, Maria Teresa Cruz, Pedro Domingues, Marcela A Segundo, Maria Rosário Marques Domingues
Nitro-fatty acids (NO2 -FA) have been widely studied with regard to their identification, structural characterization, and biological actions. NO2 -FA could also be present endogenously esterified to phospholipids (PL), and NO2 -PL were already detected in cardiac mitochondria from diabetic rats and cardiomyoblasts subjected to starvation. However, the biological actions of NO2 -PL have been overlooked. In this study, we evaluate the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory potential of the nitrated 1-palmitoyl-2-oleoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphocholine (POPC) formed in vitro by incubation with NO2 BF4 , in a well-recognized mimetic model of nitroxidative stress...
January 2018: Lipids
Chang-Suk Kong, Jung Im Lee, Fatih Karadeniz, Hojun Kim, Youngwan Seo
The Arctic flora hosts a limited number of species due to its extreme environmental conditions which also yield novel and unique secondary metabolites from withstanding plants. Considering a lack of research on bioactivity potential of Arctic flora, Ranunculus hyperboreus, an Arctic plant, was studied for its anti-inflammatory potential as a part of ongoing research on discovering novel natural bioactive products. Solvent-based fractions (H2O, n-BuOH, 85% aq. MeOH, n-hexane) from R. hyperboreus extract were observed to decrease the elevated nitrate amount during the inflammatory response of lipopolysaccharide-induced mouse macrophage RAW264...
February 21, 2018: Zeitschrift Für Naturforschung. C, A Journal of Biosciences
Subhajit Dasgupta, Jenny-Jaramillo Gomez, Inderjit Singh, Mushfiquddin Khan
BACKGROUND: Cell signaling through nitric oxide (NO) is a multifaceted mechanism, which regulates metabolic activities and fate in different tissues. The peroxynitrite (ONOO-) formed as reaction product of nitric oxide radical and superoxide interacts with cell membrane phospholipids and proteins causing damage. OBJECTIVE: The reaction kinetics to form nitrotyrosine (ONOO-tyrosine) and/or nitrosylated cysteine (ONOO-cysteine) in protein molecules during posttranslational modification and nitration of lipids are therefore critical in determining cells' signaling mechanism for survival or apoptosis...
February 12, 2018: Current Drug Targets
Sevda Gheibi, Sajad Jeddi, Mattias Carlström, Hanieh Gholami, Asghar Ghasemi
PURPOSE: Supplementation with inorganic nitrate to boost the nitrate-nitrite-nitric oxide (NO) pathway, may act as a potential therapeutic agent in diabetes. The aim of this study was to determine the effects of nitrate on carbohydrate metabolism, lipid profiles, oxidative stress, and inflammation in obese type 2 diabetic rats. METHODS: Male Wistar rats were divided into 4 groups: Control, control + nitrate, diabetes, and diabetes + nitrate. Diabetes was induced using a high-fat diet and low-dose of streptozotocin...
February 10, 2018: Nitric Oxide: Biology and Chemistry
Luis Villacorta, Lucia Minarrieta, Sonia R Salvatore, Nicholas K Khoo, Oren Rom, Zhen Gao, Rebecca C Berman, Soma Jobbagy, Lihua Li, Steven R Woodcock, Y Eugene Chen, Bruce A Freeman, Ana M Ferreira, Francisco J Schopfer, Dario A Vitturi
Conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) is a prime substrate for intra-gastric nitration giving rise to the formation of nitro-conjugated linoleic acid (NO2-CLA). Herein, NO2-CLA generation is demonstrated within the context of acute inflammatory responses both in vitro and in vivo. Macrophage activation resulted in dose- and time-dependent CLA nitration and also in the production of secondary electrophilic and non-electrophilic derivatives. Both exogenous NO2-CLA as well as that generated in situ, attenuated NF-κB-dependent gene expression, decreased pro-inflammatory cytokine production and up-regulated Nrf2-regulated proteins...
January 12, 2018: Redox Biology
Nathaniel J Clark, Benjamin J Shaw, Richard D Handy
Silver nanoparticles (Ag NPs) are known for their antibacterial properties and are used in a growing number of nano-enabled products, with inevitable concerns for releases to the environment. Nanoparticles may also be antigenic and toxic to the haematopoietic system, but the immunotoxic effect of Ag NPs on non-target species such as fishes is poorly understood. This study aimed to assess the effect of Ag NP exposure via the water on the haematopoietic system of rainbow trout, Oncorhynchus mykiss, and to determine whether or not the hazard from Ag NPs was different from that of AgNO3...
January 29, 2018: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
Shih-Chieh Lee, Shih-Yun Wang, Chien-Chun Li, Cheng-Tzu Liu
Cinnamomum osmophloeum Kanehira is a Taiwan native plant that belongs to genus Cinnamomum and is also known as pseudocinnamomum or indigenous cinnamon. Its leaf is traditionally used by local people in cooking and as folk therapy. We previously demonstrated the chemical composition and anti-inflammatory effect of leaf essential oil of Cinnamomum osmophloeum Kanehira of linalool chemotype in streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats and on endotoxin-injected mice. The aim of the present study is to evaluate whether cinnamaldehyde and linalool the active anti-inflammatory compounds in leaf essential oil of Cinnamomum osmophloeum Kanehira...
January 2018: Journal of Food and Drug Analysis
Michelle Quintero-García, Evangelina Delgado-González, Ana Sánchez-Tusie, Mario Vázquez, Carmen Aceves, Brenda Anguiano
Oxidative stress and inflammation are involved in the development and/or progression of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). Molecular iodine (I2) induces antiproliferative and apoptotic effects in prostate cancer cells, but it is unknown if I2 regulates oxidative stress in the normal and/or tumoral prostate. The purpose of this study was to analyze the effects of I2 and celecoxib (Cxb) on oxidative stress and inflammation in a model of prostatic hyperplasia. Cxb was used as positive control of cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) inhibition...
December 14, 2017: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
Jacek Ziaja, Adrian P Kowalik, Aureliusz Kolonko, Dorota Kamińska, Aleksander J Owczarek, Agata Kujawa-Szewieczek, Mariusz A Kusztal, Joanna Badura, Dominika Bożek-Pająk, Piotr Choręza, Agnieszka Zakrzewska, Robert Król, Stefan Chłopicki, Marian Klinger, Andrzej Więcek, Jerzy Chudek, Lech Cierpka
The purpose of this study was to analyse the influence of simultaneous pancreas-kidney or kidney transplantation on endothelial function and systemic inflammation in type 1 diabetic patients with end-stage renal disease. In 39 simultaneous pancreas-kidney, 39 type 1 diabetic kidney and 52 non-diabetic kidney recipients, flow-mediated dilatation was measured. Additionally, blood glycated haemoglobin, serum creatinine and lipids, plasma nitrites [Formula: see text] and nitrates, asymmetric dimethylarginine, soluble vascular cell adhesion molecule-1, intercellular adhesion molecule-1, and E-selectin, high-sensitivity C-reactive protein, tumour necrosis factor-α, interleukin 1β and interleukin 6 concentrations were assessed...
March 2018: Diabetes & Vascular Disease Research
Diana M André, Marina C Calixto, Carolina Sollon, Eduardo C Alexandre, Edith B G Tavares, Ana C A Naime, Gabriel F Anhê, Edson Antunes
Insulin resistance plays an important role in obesity-associated asthma exacerbations. Using a murine model of allergic airway inflammation, we evaluated the insulin signaling transmission in lungs of obese compared with lean mice. We further evaluated the effects of the polyphenol resveratrol in the pulmonary insulin signaling. In lean mice, insulin stimulation significantly increased phosphorylations of AKT, insulin receptor substrate 1 (IRS-1) and insulin receptor β (IRβ) in lung tissue and isolated bronchi (p < 0...
December 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
Ryan G Thomas, Brenda M Rivera Reyes, Benjamin M Gaston, Nelki B Rivera Acosta, Ilya R Bederman, Laura A Smith, Morgan T Sutton, Benlian Wang, John F Hunt, Tracey L Bonfield
BACKGROUND: An association of acetaminophen use and asthma was observed in the International Study of Asthma and Allergies in Childhood study. However there are no clear mechanisms to explain an association between acetaminophen use and immunologic pathology. In acidic conditions like those in the stomach and inflamed airway, tyrosine residues are nitrated by nitrous and peroxynitrous acids. The resulting nitrotyrosine is structurally similar to 2,4-dinitrophenol and 2,4-dinitrochlorobenzene, known haptens that enhance immune responses by covalently binding proteins...
2017: PloS One
Amani Kurdi, Kamal Hassan, Balaji Venkataraman, Mohanraj Rajesh
In this study, the hepatoprotective and anti-fibrotic actions of nootkatone (NTK) were investigated using carbon tetrachloride (CCl4 )-induced liver fibrosis in mice. CCl4 administration elevated serum aspartate and alanine transaminases levels, respectively. In addition, CCl4 produced hepatic oxidative and nitrative stress, characterized by diminished hemeoxygenase-1 expression, antioxidant defenses, and accumulation of 4-hydroxynonenal and 3-nitrotyrosine. Furthermore, CCl4 administration evoked profound expression of pro-inflammatory cytokine expressions such as tumor necrosis factor-α, monocyte chemoattractant protein-1, and interleukin-1β in hepatic tissues, which corroborated with nuclear factor κB activation...
February 2018: Journal of Biochemical and Molecular Toxicology
Roberta Ceci, Guglielmo Duranti, Paolo Sgrò, Stefania Sabatini, Luigi Di Luigi
PURPOSE: Tadalafil, the phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitor (PDE5I), has been shown to reduce visceral adipose tissue in rabbit and to improve lean mass content in non-obese men. In order to clarify this effect in humans, in the present study we determined the impact of an acute oral tadalafil administration on lipolysis by evaluating plasma free fatty acids (FFAs) and glycerol. FFAs are potential modulator of inflammation response that we evaluated through tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNFα), interleukin 6 (IL6), interleukin 8 (IL8) and interleukin 10 (IL10) plasma levels...
2017: Acta Biochimica Polonica
Tahmina Afroz, Yusuke Hiraku, Ning Ma, Sharif Ahmed, Shinji Oikawa, Shosuke Kawanishi, Mariko Murata
OBJECTIVES: Indium compounds are used in manufacturing displays of mobile phones and televisions. However, these materials cause interstitial pneumonia in exposed workers. Animal experiments demonstrated that indium compounds caused lung cancer. Chronic inflammation is considered to play a role in lung carcinogenesis and fibrosis induced by particulate matters. 8-Nitroguanine (8-nitroG) is a mutagenic DNA lesion formed during inflammation and may participate in carcinogenesis. To clarify the mechanism of carcinogenesis, we examined 8-nitroG formation in indium-exposed cultured cells...
November 29, 2017: Journal of Occupational Health
Kyle Raubenheimer, Danica Hickey, Michael Leveritt, Robert Fassett, Joaquin Ortiz de Zevallos Munoz, Jason D Allen, David Briskey, Tony J Parker, Graham Kerr, Jonathan M Peake, Natalie M Pecheniuk, Oliver Neubauer
Aging is associated with a vasoconstrictive, pro-coagulant, and pro-inflammatory profile of arteries and a decline in the bioavailability of the endothelium-derived molecule nitric oxide. Dietary nitrate elicits vasodilatory, anti-coagulant and anti-inflammatory effects in younger individuals, but little is known about whether these benefits are evident in older adults. We investigated the effects of 140 mL of nitrate-rich (HI-NI; containing 12.9 mmol nitrate) versus nitrate-depleted beetroot juice (LO-NI; containing ≤0...
November 22, 2017: Nutrients
Alicia R Mathers, Cara D Carey, Meaghan E Killeen, Sonia R Salvatore, Laura K Ferris, Bruce A Freeman, Francisco J Schopfer, Louis D Falo
Endogenous electrophilic fatty acids mediate anti-inflammatory responses by modulating metabolic and inflammatory signal transduction and gene expression. Nitro-fatty acids and other electrophilic fatty acids may thus be useful for the prevention and treatment of immune-mediated diseases, including inflammatory skin disorders. In this regard, subcutaneous (SC) injections of nitro oleic acid (OA-NO2 ), an exemplary nitro-fatty acid, inhibit skin inflammation in a model of allergic contact dermatitis (ACD). Given the nitration of unsaturated fatty acids during metabolic and inflammatory processes and the growing use of fatty acids in topical formulations, we sought to further study the effect of nitro-fatty acids on cutaneous inflammation...
February 1, 2018: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
Amanda Della Giustina, Sandra Bonfante, Graciela Freitas Zarbato, Lucinéia Gainski Danielski, Khiany Mathias, Aloir Neri de Oliveira, Leandro Garbossa, Taise Cardoso, Maria Eduarda Fileti, Raquel Jaconi De Carli, Mariana Pereira Goldim, Tatiana Barichello, Fabricia Petronilho
Sepsis is defined as life-threatening organ dysfunction induced by a disrupted host response to infecting pathogens. Evidences suggest that oxidative stress is intrinsically related to sepsis progression. Dimethyl fumarate (DMF) is a novel oral therapeutic agent with anti-oxidant properties which exerts protective effects through activation of nuclear factor erythroid 2 (NFE2)-related factor 2 (Nrf2). Thus, the aim of this study is to evaluate the effect of DMF in different organs of rats submitted to an animal model of sepsis...
November 9, 2017: Inflammation
Xian Deng, Wei Huang, Juan Peng, Ting-Ting Zhu, Xiao-Lei Sun, Xiang-Yu Zhou, Hui Yang, Jian-Feng Xiong, Hu-Qiang He, You-Hua Xu, Yan-Zheng He
The activation of NLR family pyrin domain containing 3 (NLRP3) inflammasome have been implicated in the initiation or progression of atherosclerosis. Recent research showed that irisin, a newly discovered adipomiokine, alleviates endothelial dysfunction in type 2 diabetes partially via reducing oxidative/nitrative stresses, suggesting that irisin may be a promising candidate for the treatment of vascular complications of diabetes. However, the association between irisin and NLRP3 inflammasome in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis remains unclear...
November 2, 2017: Inflammation
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