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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651233/terminalia-bellirica-gaertn-roxb-fruit-mitigates-ccl4-induced-oxidative-stress-and-hepatotoxicity-in-rats
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Jayesh Kuriakose, Helen Lal Raisa, Vysakh A, Binil Eldhose, Latha M S
Terminalia bellirica (Gaertn.) Roxb. is a medicinal plant used for the treatment of various ailments in the traditional system of medicine like Ayurveda where it has been prescribed as a rejuvenator and general health tonic. The fruit of the plant is one of the components of the age old ayurvedic formulation-'Triphala'. The present study evaluates curative effect of aqueous acetone extract of Terminalia bellirica fruits (AATB) against CCl4 induced oxidative stress and liver damage in an animal model. Two doses of the fruit extract (200mg/kg body weight and 400mg/kg body weight) were investigated for the beneficial effects...
June 23, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621602/resolution-of-nonurine-transudative-pleural-effusion-in-a-cat-after-removal-of-a-hydronephrotic-kidney
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Maura E Duffy, Andrew J Specht, Ahmira R Torres, May-Li Cuypers
CASE DESCRIPTION A 3-year-old spayed female Bengal cat was evaluated because of a history of bilateral pleural effusion and hydronephrosis of the right kidney. CLINICAL FINDINGS Cytologic analysis of a pleural fluid sample revealed characteristics of a pure transudate with a high percentage of lymphocytes. Results of fluid biochemical testing were not consistent with urine or chyle. Serum biochemical analysis and echocardiography yielded no evidence of hypoalbuminemia or high hydrostatic pressure secondary to cardiac disease...
July 1, 2017: Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618186/therapeutic-efficacy-of-fresh-allogeneic-mesenchymal-stem-cells-for-severe-refractory-feline-chronic-gingivostomatitis
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Boaz Arzi, Kaitlin C Clark, Ayswarya Sundaram, Mathieu Spriet, Frank J M Verstraete, Naomi J Walker, Megan R Loscar, Nasim Fazel, William J Murphy, Natalia Vapniarsky, Dori L Borjesson
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) have potent immunomodulatory functions and are a promising therapy for immune-mediated inflammatory disorders. We previously demonstrated the efficacy of fresh, autologous, adipose-derived MSCs (ASCs) to treat feline chronic gingivostomatitis (FCGS), a chronic oral mucosal inflammatory disease similar to human oral lichen planus. Here, we investigate the use of fresh allogeneic ASCs for treatment of FCGS in seven cats. Radiolabeled ASCs were also tracked systemically. Each cat received two intravenous injections of 20 million ASCs, 1 month apart...
June 15, 2017: Stem Cells Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597449/physiological-targets-of-salicylic-acid-on-artemisia-aucheri-boiss-as-a-medicinal-and-aromatic-plant-grown-under-in-vitro-drought-stress
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Jalil Abbaspour, Ali Akbar Ehsanpour
BACKGROUND: Artemisia aucheri BOISS is a medicinal and aromatic plant, which is endemic to mountainous areas of Iran and surroundings. In this study, we investigated the alleviating effects of salicylic acid (SA) pretreatment (0.01 and 0.1 mM) on A. aucheri under in vitro drought stress induced by 2 and 4% polyethylene glycol (PEG/6000). RESULTS: Plants exposed to PEG stress showed higher levels of H2O2, MDA and electrolyte leakage compared with control. While SA pretreatment decreased these parameters under PEG stress significantly...
December 2016: Botanical Studies (Taipei, Taiwan)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592225/diagnostic-bone-marrow-sampling-in-cats
#5
Christopher G Byers
Practical relevance: Hematologic disorders are relatively common in cats, as inflammatory, immune-mediated and infectious diseases have the potential to impact erythroid, myeloid and thrombopoietic lines within the bone marrow. Clinical challenges: Clinicians often benefit from information obtained from bone marrow cytology and histopathology in diagnosing hematologic disorders in feline patients. However, these sampling procedures are ones that many veterinarians are intimidated by and thus not comfortably performing in clinical practice...
July 2017: Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576339/the-toxicity-and-the-acaricidal-mechanism-against-psoroptes-cuniculi-of-the-methanol-extract-of-adonis-coerulea-maxim
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Xiaofei Shang, Xiao Guo, Feng Yang, Bing Li, Hu Pan, Xiaolou Miao, Jiyu Zhang
SCOPE: Adonis coerulea Maxim. is a perennial herbaceous plant that grows in scrub, grassy slope areas, and as traditional medicine it has been used to treat animal acariasis for thousands of years. In this paper, we aimed to study the acute toxicity and cytotoxicity of the methanol extract of A. coerulea (MEAC) in vivo and in vitro for supporting the clinic uses. The acaricidal activity and the mechanism of action against Psoroptes cuniculi were investigated. RESULTS: The results showed that isoorientin, luteolin and apigenin were the primary compounds in MEAC...
June 15, 2017: Veterinary Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28572827/protective-effect-of-18%C3%AE-glycyrrhetinic-acid-against-triptolide-induced-hepatotoxicity-in-rats
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Guanghua Yang, Lan Wang, Xiuting Yu, Yanfeng Huang, Chang Qu, Zhenbiao Zhang, Dandan Luo, Ji Lin, Lian Zhou, Ziren Su, Xiaojun Zhang, Haiming Chen
Triptolide (TP) is the major active component of Tripterygium wilfordii Hook F (TWHF) and possesses multiple pharmacological effects. However, hepatotoxicity of TP which is one of the toxic properties slows its progression in clinical application. 18β-Glycyrrhetinic acid (GA) is the main bioactive ingredient of Licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra L.), a herbal medicine famous for its detoxification. This study aims to investigate whether GA possesses protective effect against TP-induced hepatotoxicity in rats. TP interference markedly elevated serum levels of ALT, AST, and ALP, caused evident liver histopathological changes, and elevated hepatic TNF-α, IL-6, IL-1β, and IFN-γ as well as nuclear translocation of NF-κB...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28571499/amelioration-of-hyperglycaemia-and-modulation-of-antioxidant-status-by-alcea-rosea-seeds-in-alloxan-induced-diabetic-rats
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Parvaiz A Dar, Fasil Ali, Ishfaq A Sheikh, Showkat A Ganie, Tanveer A Dar
CONTEXT: Alcea rosea L. (Malvaceae) has various medicinal uses including anticancer, anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties. However, there is no report on its antidiabetic activity. OBJECTIVE: Alcea rosea seed extracts were evaluated for antihyperglycaemic and antioxidative potential in diabetic rats. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Single intra-peritoneal injection of alloxan (130 mg/kg b.w.) was used for induction of diabetes in Albino Wistar rats...
December 2017: Pharmaceutical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28567512/total-flavonoids-of-desmodium-styracifolium-attenuates-the-formation-of-hydroxy-l-proline-induced-calcium-oxalate-urolithiasis-in-rats
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Jianfu Zhou, Jing Jin, Xiong Li, Zhongxiang Zhao, Lei Zhang, Qian Wang, Jing Li, Qiuhong Zhang, Songtao Xiang
Desmosium styracifolium (D. styracifolium), which is considered as a Chinese herbal medicine, has been reported to treat the kidney stone diseases. However, the potential phytochemically active components and the underlying mechanisms associated with its efficacy in targeting urolithiasis remain to be elucidated. This study aims to investigate the anti-urolithiatic effect of total flavonoids of D. styracifolium (TFDS) on calcium oxalate (CaOx) renal stones in Sprague-Dawley rats. Animal models of CaOx urolithiasis were established in male Sprague-Dawley rats by adding 5% w/w hydroxy-L-proline (HLP) in regular rat chow...
May 31, 2017: Urolithiasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28560211/advanced-therapy-medicinal-products-for-rare-diseases-state-of-play-of-incentives-supporting-development-in-europe
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Andreas M Farkas, Segundo Mariz, Violeta Stoyanova-Beninska, Patrick Celis, Spiros Vamvakas, Kristina Larsson, Bruno Sepodes
In 2008, the European Union introduced the Advanced Medicines Regulation aiming to improve regulation of advanced therapy medicinal products (ATMPs). We applied the ATMPs classification definitions in this Regulation to understand the link of this emerging group of medicinal products and the use of the Orphan Regulation. A total of 185 products that can be classified as ATMPs based on this Regulation have been submitted for orphan designation. Prior to its introduction in 2008, 4.5% of the products submitted for orphan designation met these criteria...
2017: Frontiers in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544934/preventive-effect-of-berberine-against-dmba-induced-breast-cancer-in-female-sprague-dawley-rats
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Kalyani Chowdary Karnam, Maheswara Ellutla, Lakshmi Narendra Bodduluru, Eshvendar Reddy Kasala, Shravan Kumar Uppulapu, Malayamarutham Kalyankumarraju, Mangala Lahkar
Breast cancer is the prime cause for cancer mortality in women worldwide. The importance of diverse natural and dietary agents to reduce the risk of developing breast cancer is well established. Berberine, a natural isoquinoline alkaloid found in many medicinal plants is widely used in traditional Indian and Chinese medicine. Because of its capability to seize the cell cycle and induce apoptosis of numerous malignant cells, berberine has received considerable attention as a potential anticancer agent. In the present study, breast cancer was induced in Sprague Dawley (SD) rats by intragastric administration of 7, 12-dimethylbenz[a]anthracene (DMBA) at a dose of 80mg/kg of body weight...
August 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539739/effects-of-ligusticum-porteri-osha-root-extract-on-human-promyelocytic-leukemia-cells
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Khanh Nguyen, Jean Sparks, Felix Omoruyi
BACKGROUND: Ligusticum porteri roots have been traditionally used in folk medicine, but the scientific basis is unclear. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the cytotoxicity, antioxidant, and immunomodulatory effects of L. porteri root extract on human promyelocytic leukemia (HL-60) cells and H2O2-induced oxidative damaged HL-60 cells. MATERIALS AND METHODS: HL-60 cells were incubated with different concentrations of root extract, and cells were harvested for viability assays on day 3 and 7...
April 2017: Pharmacognosy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534982/pre%C3%A2-treatment-with-chrysanthemum%C3%A2-indicum-linn%C3%A3-extract-protects-pyramidal-neurons-from-transient-cerebral-ischemia-via-increasing-antioxidants-in-the-gerbil-hippocampal-ca1-region
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In Hye Kim, Tae-Kyeong Lee, Jeong Hwi Cho, Jae-Chul Lee, Joon Ha Park, Ji Hyeon Ahn, Bich-Na Shin, Bai Hui Chen, Hyun-Jin Tae, Yang Hee Kim, Jong-Dai Kim, Young-Myeong Kim, Moo-Ho Won, Il Jun Kang
Chrysanthemum indicum Linné extract (CIL) is used in herbal medicine in East Asia. In the present study, gerbils were orally pre‑treated with CIL, and changes of antioxidant enzymes including superoxide dismutase (SOD) 1 and SOD2, catalase (CAT) and glutathione peroxidase (GPX) in the hippocampal CA1 region following 5 min of transient cerebral ischemia were investigated and the neuroprotective effect of CIL in the ischemic CA1 region was examined. SOD1, SOD2, CAT and GPX immunoreactivities were observed in the pyramidal cells of the CA1 region and their immunoreactivities were gradually decreased following ischemia‑reperfusion and barely detectable at 5 days post‑ischemia...
July 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529177/senecio-brasiliensis-impairs-eclosion-rate-and-induces-apoptotic-cell-death-in-larvae-of-drosophila-melanogaster
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Giulianna Echeverria Macedo, Karen Kich Gomes, Nathane Rosa Rodrigues, Illana Kemmerich Martins, Gabriel da Luz Wallau, Nélson Rodrigues de Carvalho, Litiele Cezar da Cruz, Dennis Guilherme da Costa Silva, Aline Augusti Boligon, Jeferson Luis Franco, Thaís Posser
Senecio brasilienis (Spreng) Less., is a species native from Brazil, popularly known as "Maria mole", and known to induce hepatotoxicity due to its high content of Pyrrolizidine alkaloids. Despite its toxicity, this plant is widely used in Brazilian folk medicine. Considering the antagonizing effects described for S. brasiliensis, we describe here molecular markers involved in the toxicity of hydroalcoholic extract from leaves of S. brasiliensis (HESB) in Drosophila melanogaster. Phytochemical analysis of HESB revealed the presence of phenolic acids and flavonoids...
May 18, 2017: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Toxicology & Pharmacology: CBP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501008/ethanol-extract-and-its-dichloromethane-fraction-of-alpinia-oxyphylla-miquel-exhibited-hepatoprotective-effects-against-ccl4-induced-oxidative-damage-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-with-the-involvement-of-nrf2
#15
Qiao Zhang, Xiaolong Hu, Fuhai Hui, Qi Song, Can Cui, Changli Wang, Qingchun Zhao
Alpinia oxyphylla Miq. (A. oxyphylla), as a kind of medicine which also be used as food, is widely used in East Asian for the treatment of dyspepsia, diarrhea, abdominal pain and deficiency cold of spleen and stomach. This study aimed to investigate the protective effects of ethanol extract (EE) and its dichloromethane fraction (DM) of A. oxyphylla, which are rich in phenolic compounds, against CCl4-induced hepatic injury in vitro and in vivo. EE, DM and silymarin ameliorated CCl4-induced decrease of cell viability and increase of reactive oxygen species (ROS) in HepG2 cells...
July 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491442/respiratory-distress-associated-with-lungworm-infection-in-a-kitten
#16
Melissa M Hawley, Lynelle R Johnson, Donato Traversa, Dan Bucy, Karen M Vernau, William Vernau
CASE SUMMARY: A 5-month-old feral kitten developed worsening respiratory signs, including tachypnea, coughing and wheezing after standard anthelmintic treatment with fenbendazole at a local shelter. The kitten was referred to the University of California, Davis, William R Pritchard Veterinary Medicine Teaching Hospital for further evaluation. Thoracic radiographs revealed a severe diffuse bronchointerstitial pattern with bronchial cuffing, ill-defined nodules and lymphadenomegaly. Differentials included infectious etiologies such as toxoplasmosis, feline infectious peritonitis and cryptococcosis...
July 2016: JFMS open reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491437/hypersensitivity-reaction-associated-with-subcutaneous-glargine-insulin-therapy-in-a-cat
#17
Lisa A Murphy, Greg F Zuendt, Reid K Nakamura, Paul Gambardella
CASE SUMMARY: A 14-year-old, domestic shorthair cat was treated for transient diabetes mellitus for 3 months with glargine insulin, which was discontinued when the diabetes mellitus resolved. Approximately 36 months later the diabetes mellitus recurred and glargine insulin was restarted. Within 2-3 mins of the first injection the cat collapsed, developed profuse vomiting and diarrhea, as well as facial swelling and diffuse erythema. A hypersensitivity reaction was suspected and the cat was treated with antihistamines, aggressive fluid therapy and gastrointestinal support...
July 2016: JFMS open reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484857/muscle-architectural-properties-in-the-common-marmoset-callithrix-jacchus
#18
Naomichi Ogihara, Motoharu Oishi, Ryogo Kanai, Hikaru Shimada, Takahiro Kondo, Kimika Yoshino-Saito, Junichi Ushiba, Hideyuki Okano
The common marmoset, Callithrix jacchus, is a small New World monkey that has recently gained attention as an important experimental animal model in the field of neuroscience as well in rehabilitative and regenerative medicine. This attention reflects the closer phylogenetic relationship between humans and common marmosets compared to that between humans and other experimental animals. When studying the neuronal mechanism behind various types of neurological motor disorders using the common marmoset, possible differences in muscle parameters (e...
July 2017: Primates; Journal of Primatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476175/biochemical-and-proteomics-analyses-of-antioxidant-enzymes-reveal-the-potential-stress-tolerance-in-rhododendron-chrysanthum-pall
#19
Xiaofu Zhou, Silin Chen, Hui Wu, Yi Yang, Hongwei Xu
BACKGROUND: Rhododendron chrysanthum Pall., an endangered species with significant ornamental and medicinal value, is endemic to the Changbai Mountain of China and can also serve as a significant plant resource for investigating the stress tolerance in plants. Proteomics is an effective analytical tool that provides significant information about plant metabolism and gene expression. However, no proteomics data have been reported for R. chrysanthum previously. In alpine tundra, the abiotic stress will lead to a severe over-accumulation of reactive oxygen species (ROS)...
May 3, 2017: Biology Direct
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475267/sublethal-effects-of-the-pyrethroid-insecticide-deltamethrin-on-oxidative-stress-parameters-in-green-toad-bufotes-viridis-l
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Tijana B Radovanović, Mohammed Nasia, Imre I Krizmanić, Marko D Prokić, Jelena P Gavrić, Svetlana G Despotović, Branka R Gavrilović, Slavica S Borković-Mitić, Slađan Z Pavlović, Zorica S Saičić
Pyrethroids are synthetic insecticides widely used in agriculture, public health and veterinary medicine. Deltamethrin, a type II of pyrethroid insecticide, has attracted particular attention because of its frequent use. The mechanisms of the toxicity of most pesticides, including pyrethroids, in nontarget organisms is linked to the production of free radicals, oxidative stress induction, increased lipid peroxidation (LPO) and disruption of the total antioxidant potential. The aim of present study was to investigate the effects of acute toxicity of three different concentrations (8 mg/kg body weight (bw), 16 mg/kg bw and 32 mg/kg bw) of orally applied deltamethrin after 96 hours of treatment...
May 5, 2017: Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
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