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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715576/association-of-ozone-exposure-with-cardiorespiratory-pathophysiologic-mechanisms-in-healthy-adults
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Drew B Day, Jianbang Xiang, Jinhan Mo, Feng Li, Mingkei Chung, Jicheng Gong, Charles J Weschler, Pamela A Ohman-Strickland, Jan Sundell, Wenguo Weng, Yinping Zhang, Junfeng Jim Zhang
Importance: Exposure to ozone has been associated with cardiovascular mortality, but the underlying biological mechanisms are not yet understood. Objective: To examine the association between ozone exposure and cardiopulmonary pathophysiologic mechanisms. Design, Setting, and Participants: A longitudinal study involving 89 healthy adult participants living on a work campus in Changsha City, China, was conducted from December 1, 2014, to January 31, 2015...
July 17, 2017: JAMA Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711598/inos-derived-peroxynitrite-mediates-high-glucose-induced-inflammatory-gene-expression-in-vascular-smooth-muscle-cells-through-promoting-klf5-expression-and-nitration
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Man-Li Zhang, Bin Zheng, Fei Tong, Zhan Yang, Zhi-Bo Wang, Bao-Ming Yang, Yan Sun, Xin-Hua Zhang, Yi-Lin Zhao, Jin-Kun Wen
Inducible NO synthase (iNOS) expression and peroxynitrite formation are significantly increased in diabetic vascular tissues. Transcription factor KLF5 activates iNOS gene transcription and is involved in vascular inflammatory injury and remodeling. However, mutual regulation between KLF5, iNOS and peroxynitrite in diabetic vascular inflammation, as well as the underlying mechanisms, remain largely unknown. In this study, we found a marked increase in KLF5 and iNOS expression in vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMC) of diabetic patients...
July 12, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684129/chemokine-isoforms-and-processing-in-inflammation-and-immunity
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REVIEW
Paul Proost, Sofie Struyf, Jo Van Damme, Pierre Fiten, Estefania Ugarte-Berzal, Ghislain Opdenakker
The first dimension of chemokine heterogeneity is reflected by their discovery and purification as natural proteins. Each of those chemokines attracted a specific inflammatory leukocyte type. With the introduction of genomic technologies, a second wave of chemokine heterogeneity was established by the discovery of putative chemokine-like sequences and by demonstrating chemotactic activity of the gene products in physiological leukocyte homing. In the postgenomic era, the third dimension of chemokine heterogeneity is the description of posttranslational modifications on most chemokines...
July 3, 2017: Journal of Autoimmunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28661427/deletion-of-txnip-mitigates-high-fat-diet-impaired-angiogenesis-and-prevents-inflammation-in-a-mouse-model-of-critical-limb-ischemia
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Sally L Elshaer, Islam N Mohamed, Maha Coucha, Sara Altantawi, Wael Eldahshan, Megan L Bartasi, Ahmed Y Shanab, Renee Lorys, Azza B El-Remessy
BACKGROUND: Previous work demonstrated that high-fat diet (HFD) triggered thioredoxin-interacting protein (TXNIP) and that silencing TXNIP prevents diabetes-impaired vascular recovery. Here, we examine the impact of genetic deletion of TXNIP on HFD-impaired vascular recovery using hind limb ischemia model. METHODS: Wild type mice (WT, C57Bl/6) and TXNIP knockout mice (TKO) were fed either normal chow diet (WT-ND and TKO-ND) or 60% high-fat diet (WT-HFD and TKO-HFD)...
June 29, 2017: Antioxidants (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621946/the-acute-effects-of-fine-particulate-matter-constituents-on-blood-inflammation-and-coagulation
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Cong Liu, Jing Cai, Liping Qiao, Hongli Wang, Wenxi Xu, Huichu Li, Zhuohui Zhao, Renjie Chen, Haidong Kan
Limited evidence is available on the effects of various fine particulate matter (PM2.5) constituents on blood inflammation and coagulation. We examined the associations between 10 constituents and 10 circulating biomarkers in a panel of 28 urban residents with four repeated measurements in Shanghai, China. Based on the linear mixed-effect models, we fitted the single-constituent models, the constituent-PM2.5 joint models, and the constituent-residual models to evaluate the associations between PM2.5 constituents and eight inflammatory biomarkers (fibrinogen, C-reactive protein, monocyte chemoattractant protein-1, tumor necrosis factor-α, interleukin-1b, intercellular adhesion molecule-1, P-selectin, vascular cell adhesion molecule-1) and two coagulation biomarkers (plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 and soluble CD40 ligand)...
June 29, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619676/peroxynitrite-modified-histone-as-a-pathophysiological-biomarker-in-autoimmune-diseases
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REVIEW
Md Asad Khan, Khursheed Alam, Md Zafaryab, M Moshahid A Rizvi
Under physiological conditions, reactive nitrogen and oxygen species are produced continuously. However, excess of these radicals may damage biomolecules like lipids, proteins and nucleic acids. These reactive species have been implicated in many disease conditions including acute/chronic inflammation, rheumatoid arthritis (RA), neurodegenerative diseases and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Peroxynitrite, an oxidant and nitrating molecule, formed in in vivo, when nitric oxide reacts with superoxide radical...
June 12, 2017: Biochimie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609713/nicorandil-modulated-macrophages-activation-and-polarization-via-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signaling-pathway
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Fengyun Zhang, Yongli Xuan, Jinjin Cui, Xinxin Liu, Zhiying Shao, Bo Yu
Nicorandil, a drug with both nitrate-like and ATP-sensitive potassium (KATP) channel-activating properties, has been well demonstrated in various aspects of myocardial infarction (MI), especially in inhibiting cell apoptosis and increasing coronary flow. However, the role of nicorandil in regulating inflammation and angiogenesis following myocardial infarction is still unrevealed. In the present study, we explored the effect of nicorandil on macrophage phenotype transition and inflammation regulation and the potential underlying mechanisms...
June 10, 2017: Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607631/hypoxia-in-obesity-and-diabetes-potential-therapeutic-effects-of-hyperoxia-and-nitrate
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REVIEW
Reza Norouzirad, Pedro González-Muniesa, Asghar Ghasemi
The prevalence of obesity and diabetes is increasing worldwide. Obesity and diabetes are associated with oxidative stress, inflammation, endothelial dysfunction, insulin resistance, and glucose intolerance. Obesity, a chronic hypoxic state that is associated with decreased nitric oxide (NO) bioavailability, is one of the main causes of type 2 diabetes. The hypoxia-inducible factor-1α (HIF-1α) is involved in the regulation of several genes of the metabolic pathways including proinflammatory adipokines, endothelial NO synthase (eNOS), and insulin signaling components...
2017: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606823/alpha-lipoic-acid-attenuates-acute-neuroinflammation-and-long-term-cognitive-impairment-after-polymicrobial-sepsis
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Amanda Della Giustina, Mariana Pereira Goldim, Lucinéia Gainski Danielski, Drielly Florentino, Khiany Mathias, Leandro Garbossa, Aloir Neri Oliveira Junior, Maria Eduarda Fileti, Graciela Freitas Zarbato, Naiana da Rosa, Ana Olívia Martins Laurentino, Jucélia Jeremias Fortunato, Francielle Mina, Tatiani Bellettini-Santos, Josiane Budni, Tatiana Barichello, Felipe Dal-Pizzol, Fabricia Petronilho
Sepsis is a complication of an infection which imbalance the normal regulation of several organ systems, including the central nervous system (CNS). Evidence points towards inflammation and oxidative stress as major steps associated with brain dysfunction in sepsis. Thus, we investigated the α-lipoic acid (ALA) effect as an important antioxidant compound on brain dysfunction in rats. Wistar rats were subjected to sepsis by cecal ligation and perforation (CLP) or sham (control) and treated orally with ALA (200 mg/kg after CLP) or vehicle...
June 10, 2017: Neurochemistry International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596380/identification-of-oxidative-modifications-of-hemopexin-and-their-predicted-physiological-relevance
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Peter Hahl, Rachel Hunt, Edward S Bjes, Andrew Skaff, J Andrew Keightley, Ann Smith
Hemopexin protects against heme toxicity in hemolytic diseases and conditions, sepsis and sickle cell disease. This protection is sustained by heme-hemopexin complexes present in biological fluids that resist oxidative damage during heme-driven inflammation. However, apo-hemopexin is vulnerable to inactivation by reactive nitrogen and oxygen species that covalently modify amino acids. The consequent nitration of amino acids is considered a selective and specific effect reflecting biological events. Using liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry, we discovered low endogenous levels of tyrosine nitration in the peptide YYCFQGNQFLR of human hemopexin, which was similarly nitrated in rabbit and rat hemopexins...
June 8, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566109/the-role-of-inorganic-nitrate-and-nitrite-in-cvd
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Jacklyn Jackson, Amanda J Patterson, Lesley MacDonald-Wicks, Mark McEvoy
CVD is the leading cause of death worldwide, a consequence of mostly poor lifestyle and dietary behaviours. Although whole fruit and vegetable consumption has been consistently shown to reduce CVD risk, the exact protective constituents of these foods are yet to be clearly identified. A recent and biologically plausible hypothesis supporting the cardioprotective effects of vegetables has been linked to their inorganic nitrate content. Approximately 60-80 % inorganic nitrate exposure in the human diet is contributed by vegetable consumption...
June 1, 2017: Nutrition Research Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28562133/dietary-nitrate-does-not-modify-blood-pressure-and-cardiac-output-at-rest-and-during-exercise-in-older-adults-a-randomised-cross-over-study
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C Oggioni, D G Jakovljevic, M Klonizakis, A W Ashor, A Ruddock, M Ranchordas, E Williams, M Siervo
Dietary nitrate (NO3(-)) supplementation has been associated with improved vascular and metabolic health. We conducted a double-blind, cross-over, placebo-controlled RCT to investigate the effects of 7-d consumption of beetroot juice compared with placebo on (1) blood pressure (BP) measured in resting conditions and during exercise, (2) cardiac and peripheral vascular function and (3) biomarkers of inflammation, oxidative stress and endothelial integrity. Twenty non-smoking healthy participants aged 60-75 years and BMI 20...
May 31, 2017: International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28558174/sers-and-serrs-detection-of-the-dna-lesion-8-nitroguanine-a-self-labeling-modification
#13
Steven E J Bell, Susan Dick, Katie Alexander, Ian O'Neil, Richard Cosstick
Rapid and sensitive methods to detect DNA lesions are essential in order to understand their role in carcinogenesis and for potential diagnosis of cancers. The 8-nitroguanine DNA lesion, which is closely associated with inflammation-induced cancers, has been characterised for the first time by surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS). This lesion has been studied as the free base, as well as part of a dinucleotide and oligodeoxynucleotides (ODNs) at 5 different excitation wavelengths in the range 785-488 nm...
May 30, 2017: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551086/hmgb1-rage-pathway-drives-peroxynitrite-signaling-induced-ibd-like-inflammation-in-murine-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease
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Varun Chandrashekaran, Ratanesh K Seth, Diptadip Dattaroy, Firas Alhasson, Jacek Ziolenka, James Carson, Franklin G Berger, Balaraman Kalyanaraman, Anna Mae Diehl, Saurabh Chatterjee
Recent clinical studies found a strong association of colonic inflammation and Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)-like phenotype with NonAlcoholic Fatty liver Disease (NAFLD) yet the mechanisms remain unknown. The present study identifies high mobility group box 1 (HMGB1) as a key mediator of intestinal inflammation in NAFLD and outlines a detailed redox signaling mechanism for such a pathway. NAFLD mice showed liver damage and release of elevated HMGB1 in systemic circulation and increased intestinal tyrosine nitration that was dependent on NADPH oxidase...
May 10, 2017: Redox Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550800/2-phthalimidethanol-and-2-phthalimidethyl-nitrate-inhibit-mechanical-allodynia-neutrophil-recruitment-and-cytokine-and-chemokine-production-in-a-murine-model-of-articular-inflammation
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Adriana M Godin, Débora P Araújo, Raquel R Menezes, Ana M S de Brito, Ivo S F Melo, Giovanna M E Coura, Leandro F S Bastos, Flávio A Amaral, Mauro M Teixeira, Ângelo de Fátima, Márcio M Coelho, Renes R Machado
BACKGROUND: Phthalimide analogs have been shown to exhibit anti-inflammatory, analgesic and immunomodulatory activities in different preclinical assays. This study aimed to investigate the potential role of 2-phthalimidethanol (PTD-OH) and 2-phthalimidethyl nitrate (PTD-NO) in a murine model of antigen-induced articular inflammation. METHODS: Articular inflammation was induced by intra-articular injection of methylated bovine serum albumin (mBSA) in the knee joint of immunized male C57BL/6J mice...
February 8, 2017: Pharmacological Reports: PR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520211/aging-and-parkinson-s-disease-different-sides-of-the-same-coin
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REVIEW
Timothy J Collier, Nicholas M Kanaan, Jeffrey H Kordower
Despite abundant epidemiological evidence in support of aging as the primary risk factor for PD, biological correlates of a connection have been elusive. In this article, we address the following question: does aging represent biology accurately characterized as pre-PD? We present evidence from our work on midbrain dopamine neurons of aging nonhuman primates that demonstrates that markers of known correlates of dopamine neuron degeneration in PD, including impaired proteasome/lysosome function, oxidative/nitrative damage, and inflammation, all increase with advancing age and are exaggerated in the ventral tier substantia nigra dopamine neurons most vulnerable to degeneration in PD...
July 2017: Movement Disorders: Official Journal of the Movement Disorder Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499237/the-protective-effect-of-propofol-against-tnf-%C3%AE-induced-apoptosis-was-mediated-via-inhibiting-inos-no-production-and-maintaining-intracellular-ca-2-homeostasis-in-mouse-hippocampal-ht22-cells
#17
Zheng Xu, Yan Lu, Jiaqiang Wang, Xiaowei Ding, Jiawei Chen, Changhong Miao
AIM: Inflammation cytokine tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) induces apoptosis in neuronal cells. We hypothesized that propofol may attenuate TNF-α-induced apoptosis in mouse hippocampal HT22 cells and aimed to explore the underlying mechanisms. METHODS: Mouse hippocampal HT22 cells were pretreated with propofol, and then stimulated with TNF-α. Cell viability was measured by cell counting kit 8 (CCK8). Cell apoptosis was examined by flow cytometry analysis. The effect of propofol on TNF-α-modulated nitric oxide production was measured by a nitrate reductase assay kit, intracellular calcium release and mitochondrial membrane potential (MMP) depolarization were measured by flow cytometry analysis, and the expression of inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS), C/EBP homologous protein (CHOP), B-cell lymphoma 2 (Bcl2) family and caspases were detected by Western blot...
July 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490175/prenatal-nonylphenol-and-bisphenol-a-exposures-and-inflammation-are-determinants-of-oxidative-nitrative-stress-a-taiwanese-cohort-study
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Yu-Fang Huang, Pei-Wei Wang, Li-Wei Huang, Chun-Hao Lai, Winnie Yang, Kuen-Yuh Wu, Chensheng Alex Lu, Hsin-Chang Chen, Mei-Lien Chen
Prenatal exposure to nonylphenol (NP) and/or bisphenol A (BPA) has been reported to be associated with adverse birth outcomes; however, the underlying mechanisms remain unclear. The primary mechanism is endocrine disruption of the binding affinity for the estrogen receptor, but oxidative stress and inflammation might also play a contributory role. We aimed to investigate urinary NP and BPA levels in relation to biomarkers of oxidative/nitrative stress and inflammation and to explore whether changes in oxidative/nitrative stress are a function of prenatal exposure to NP/BPA and inflammation in 241 mother-fetus pairs...
June 6, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475392/is-nitric-oxide-an-essential-mediator-in-cervical-inflammation-and-preterm-birth
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Christopher Nold, Julie Stone, Maura Graham, Jennifer Trinh, Alex Blanchette, Todd Jensen
OBJECTIVE: Cervical ripening is an obligatory step in the process of preterm birth. We hypothesize an inflammatory challenge to the cervix leads to an increase in nitric oxide production disrupting the cervical epithelial barrier leading to preterm birth. STUDY DESIGN: For this study, three experiments were performed: (1) Using a mouse model, pregnant mice were treated with an intrauterine injection of saline or lipopolysaccharide (LPS). Mice were sacrificed and cervices were collected for molecular analysis...
May 5, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28456844/preclinical-evaluation-of-the-urokinase-receptor-derived-peptide-uparant-as-an-anti-inflammatory-drug
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Serena Boccella, Elisabetta Panza, Liliana Lista, Carmela Belardo, Angela Ianaro, Mario De Rosa, Vito de Novellis, Vincenzo Pavone
BACKGROUND: Inflammation plays a key role in the pathogenesis of several chronic diseases. The urokinase plasminogen activator receptor (uPAR) exerts a plethora of functions in both physiological and pathological processes, including inflammation. OBJECTIVE AND DESIGN: In this study, we evaluated the anti-inflammatory effect of a novel peptide ligand of uPAR, UPARANT, in different animal models of inflammation. SUBJECTS AND TREATMENT: Rats and mice were divided in different groups (n = 5) for single or repeated administration of vehicle (9% DMSO in 0...
August 2017: Inflammation Research: Official Journal of the European Histamine Research Society ... [et Al.]
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