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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29793180/insulin-is-a-potential-antioxidant-for-diabetes-associated-cognitive-decline-via-regulating-nrf2-dependent-antioxidant-enzymes
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Ying Song, Wei Ding, Yun Bei, Yan Xiao, Hai-Da Tong, Li-Bo Wang, Li-Yao Ai
PURPOSE: To investigate the neuroprotective effects of insulin on diabetic encephalopathy and its mechanism. EXPERIMENTAL AND APPROACH: The diabetic model was established by injection of streptozotocin. Behavior examinations were conducted by the Morris water maze. Histopathological alterations were detected by HE staining. ROS, CAT levels and SOD activity were measured using a microplate reader. In vitro, the viability of wild type and knock-down PC12 cells was detected by MTT assay, the morphology of cells was monitored under a microscope...
May 21, 2018: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29793167/improvement-of-neuronal-differentiation-by-carbon-monoxide-role-of-pentose-phosphate-pathway
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Ana S Almeida, Nuno L Soares, Catarina O Sequeira, Sofia A Pereira, Ursula Sonnewald, Helena L A Vieira
Over the last decades, the silent-killer carbon monoxide (CO) has been shown to also be an endogenous cytoprotective molecule able to inhibit cell death and modulate mitochondrial metabolism. Neuronal metabolism is mostly oxidative and neurons also use glucose for maintaining their anti-oxidant status by generation of reduced glutathione (GSH) via the pentose-phosphate pathway (PPP). It is established that neuronal differentiation depends on reactive oxygen species (ROS) generation and signalling, however there is a lack of information about modulation of the PPP during adult neurogenesis...
May 15, 2018: Redox Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792947/trail-attenuates-sulforaphane-mediated-nrf2-and-sustains-ros-generation-leading-to-apoptosis-of-trail-resistant-human-bladder-cancer-cells
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Cheng-Yun Jin, Ilandarage Menu Neelaka Molagoda, Wisurumuni Arachchilage Hasitha Maduranga Karunarathne, Sang-Hyuck Kang, Cheol Park, Gi-Young Kim, Yung Hyun Choi
Tumor necrosis factor-related apoptosis inducing ligand (TRAIL) can preferentially initiate apoptosis in malignant cells with minimal toxicity to normal cells. Unfortunately, many human cancer cells are refractory to TRAIL-induced apoptosis through many unknown mechanisms. Here, we report that TRAIL resistance can be reversed in human bladder cancer cell lines by treatment with sulforaphane (SFN), a well-known chemopreventive isothiocyanate in various cruciferous vegetables. Combined treatment with SFN and TRAIL (SFN/TRAIL) significantly induced apoptosis concomitant with activation of caspases, loss of mitochondrial membrane potential (MMP), Bid truncation, and induction of death receptor 5...
May 21, 2018: Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792889/ros-triggered-degradable-iron-chelating-nanogels-safely-improving-iron-elimination-in-vivo
#4
Zhi Liu, Jing Qiao, Tamas Nagy, May P Xiong
Iron-mediated generation of highly toxic Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS) plays a major role in the process leading to iron overload-related diseases. The long-term subcutaneous administration of Deferoxamine (DFO) is currently clinically-approved to improve patient symptoms and survival. However, non-specific toxicity and short circulation times of the drug in humans often leads to poor patient compliance. Herein, thioketal-based ROS-responsive polymeric nanogels containing DFO moieties (rNG-DFO) were designed to chelate iron and to degrade under oxidative stimuli into fragments <10 nm to enhance excretion of iron-bound chelates...
May 21, 2018: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792861/nlgn3-protects-retinal-cells-from-h-2-o-2-via-activating-nrf2-signaling
#5
Xiu-Miao Li, Dan Huang, Qing Yu, Jin Yao, Jian Yang
Intensified oxidative stress can cause severe damage to human retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) cells and retinal ganglion cells (RGCs). The potential effect of neuroligin-3 (NLGN3) against the process is studied here. Our results show that NLGN3 efficiently inhibited hydrogen peroxide (H2 O2 )-induced death and apoptosis in human RPE cells and RGCs. H2 O2 -induced reactive oxygen species (ROS) production, lipid peroxidation and DNA damage in retinal cells were alleviated by NLGN3. NLGN3 activated nuclear-factor-E2-related factor 2 (Nrf2) signaling, enabling Nrf2 protein stabilization, nuclear translocation and expression of key anti-oxidant enzymes (HO1, NOQ1 and GCLC) in RPE cells and RGCs...
May 21, 2018: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792860/diphenyleneiodonium-enhances-oxidative-stress-and-inhibits-japanese-encephalitis-virus-induced-autophagy-and-er-stress-pathways
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Manish Sharma, Kiran Bala Sharma, Shailendra Chauhan, Sankar Bhattacharyya, Sudhanshu Vrati, Manjula Kalia
Diphenyleneiodonium (DPI) and N-acetyl-L-cysteine (NAC), two widely used anti-oxidants, were employed to evaluate the role of oxidative stress in Japanese encephalitis virus (JEV) induced autophagy, stress responses and replication. DPI and NAC exerted opposite effects on ROS levels in JEV infected mouse neuronal cells (Neuro2a), mouse embryonic fibroblasts (MEFs) and human epithelial cells (HeLa). While NAC effectively quenched ROS, DPI enhanced ROS levels, suggesting that DPI induces oxidative stress in JEV infected cells...
May 21, 2018: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792765/exploring-the-relationship-between-volunteering-and-hospice-sustainability-in-the-uk-a-theoretical-model
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Ros Scott, Divya Jindal-Snape, Gaye Manwaring
AIM: To explore the relationship between volunteering and the sustainability of UK voluntary hospices. METHODS: A narrative literature review was conducted to inform the development of a theoretical model. Eight databases were searched: CINAHL (EBSCO), British Nursing Index, Intute: Health and Life Sciences, ERIC, SCOPUS, ASSIA (CSA), Cochrane Library and Google Scholar. RESULTS: A total of 90 documents were analysed. Emerging themes included the importance of volunteering to the hospice economy and workforce, the quality of services, and public and community support...
May 2, 2018: International Journal of Palliative Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792682/calix-4-arene-based-redox-sensitive-molecular-probe-for-sers-guided-recognition-of-labile-iron-pool-in-tumor-cells
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Padincharapad Sreedevi, Jyothi B Nair, Preethanuj Preethalayam, Benadicta S Jeeja, Cherumuttathu H Suresh, Kaustabh Kumar Maiti, Ramavarma Luxmi Varma
Targeting the intracellular 'labile' iron pool is turned as a key modulator for cancer progression since the former is responsible for several pathological processes in tumor cells. Herein, we report a non- fluorescent calix[4]arene based triazole appended molecular probe (PTBC) for redox-specific detection of Fe3+ under physiological condition by UV-vis, FT-IR, 1H NMR, HR-MS spectroscopies, ITC and the binding strategy between Calix[4]arene and Fe3+ was modeled by DFT calculations. As a new insight PTBC probe showed significant Raman fingerprint through surface enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) modality revealing the ultrasensitive detection of Fe3+ with a LOD of 2 nM...
May 24, 2018: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792415/two-photon-active-organotin-iv-complexes-for-antibacterial-function-and-superresolution-bacteria-imaging
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Lei Hu, Hui Wang, Tingting Xia, Bin Fang, Yu Shen, Qiong Zhang, Xiaohe Tian, Hongping Zhou, Jieying Wu, Yupeng Tian
Antibacterial agents with two-photon absorption are expected to play a significant role in biomedical science. Herein, two novel organotin complexes, HLSn1 and HLSn2, based on coumarin were designed, synthesized, and systematically investigated. It was found that these complexes possessed suitable two-photon-active cross sections in the near-infrared region. Moreover, complex HLSn1 could efficiently inhibit the growth of Gram-negative Escherichia coli and Gram-positive Bacillus subtilis, especially the latter with a minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC; 90%) of 2 ± 0...
May 24, 2018: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792391/role-of-neutrophils-in-equine-asthma
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Benjamin Uberti, Gabriel Morán
Neutrophilic bronchiolitis is the primary lesion in asthma-affected horses. Neutrophils are key actors in host defense, migrating toward sites of inflammation and infection, where they act as early responder cells toward external insults. However, neutrophils can also mediate tissue damage in various non-infectious inflammatory processes. Within the airways, these cells likely contribute to bronchoconstriction, mucus hypersecretion, and pulmonary remodeling by releasing pro-inflammatory mediators, including the cytokines interleukin (IL)-8 and IL-17, neutrophil elastase, reactive oxygen species (ROS), and neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs)...
May 24, 2018: Animal Health Research Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792358/in-vitro-activities-of-ceiba-speciosa-a-st-hil-ravenna-aqueous-stem-bark-extract
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Juliana Andréa Dörr, Shanna Bitencourt, Luísa Bortoluzzi, Celso Alves, Joana Silva, Stefani Stoll, Susete Pinteus, Aline Augusti Boligon, Roberto Christ Vianna Santos, Stefan Laufer, Rui Pedrosa, Márcia Inês Goettert
Several species of the genus Ceiba (Malvaceae) are ethnopharmacologically used. Thus, this study aimed to investigate the in vitro beneficial properties of the aqueous stem bark extract of Ceiba speciosa. The extract presented a great amount of phenolic compounds (117.4 ± 6.2 mg GAE/g). The antioxidant activity was assessed by DPPH (IC50  = 42.87 μg/mL), ORAC (2351.17 μmol TE/g) and FRAP (235.94 μM FeSO4 /g) methods. In addition, the extract reduced MCF-7 cell viability as assessed by MTT. However, it prevented mitochondrial membrane depolarization and reduced caspase-9 activity induced by hydrogen peroxide...
May 24, 2018: Natural Product Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792199/nanoparticle-delivery-of-grape-seed-derived-proanthocyanidins-to-airway-epithelial-cells-dampens-oxidative-stress-and-inflammation
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S Castellani, A Trapani, A Spagnoletta, L di Toma, T Magrone, S Di Gioia, D Mandracchia, G Trapani, E Jirillo, M Conese
BACKGROUND: Chronic respiratory diseases, whose one of the hallmarks is oxidative stress, are still incurable and need novel therapeutic tools and pharmaceutical agents. The phenolic compounds contained in grape are endowed with well-recognized anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer, and anti-aging activities. Considering that natural anti-oxidants, such as proanthocyanidins, have poor water solubility and oral bioavailability, we have developed a drug delivery system based on solid lipid nanoparticles (SLN), apt to encapsulate grape seed extract (GSE), containing proanthocyanidins...
May 23, 2018: Journal of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792194/comparison-of-aqueous-polyethylene-glycol-aqueous-and-ethanolic-propolis-extracts-antioxidant-and-mitochondria-modulating-properties
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Loreta Kubiliene, Aiste Jekabsone, Modestas Zilius, Sonata Trumbeckaite, Daiva Simanaviciute, Rima Gerbutaviciene, Daiva Majiene
BACKGROUND: Propolis is multicomponent substance collected by honeybees from various plants. It is known for numerous biological effects and is commonly used as ethanolic extract because most of active substances of propolis are ethanol-soluble. However, water-based propolis extracts could be applied more safely, as this solvent is more biocompatible. On the other hand, water extracts has significantly smaller range and quantity of active compounds. The extraction power of water could be enhanced by adding co-solvent which increases both solubility and penetration of propolis compounds...
May 23, 2018: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792156/design-synthesis-and-biological-evaluation-of-1h-1-2-3-triazole-linked-1h%C3%A2-dibenzo-b-h-xanthenes-as-inductors-of-ros-mediated-apoptosis-in-the-breast-cancer-cell-line-mcf-7
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Carolina S Bortolot, Luana da S M Forezi, Roberta K F Marra, Marcelo I P Reis, Barbara V F E Sa, Ricardo Imbroisi Filho, Zeinab Ghasemishahrestani, Mauro Sola-Penna, Patricia Zancan, Vitor F Ferreira, Fernando de C da Silva
BACKGROUND: Low molecular weight 1,2,3-triazoles and naphthoquinones are endowed with various types of biological activity, such as against cancer, HIV and bacteria. However, in some cases, the conjugation of these two nuclei considerably increases their biological activities Objective: In this work, we decided to study the synthesis and screening of bis-naphthoquinones and xanthenes tethered to 1,2,3-triazoles against cancer cell lines, specifically the human breast cancer cell line MCF-7...
May 23, 2018: Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791511/caspase-11-dependent-pyroptosis-of-lung-epithelial-cells-protects-from-melioidosis-while-caspase-1-mediates-macrophage-pyroptosis-and-production-of-il-18
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Jinyong Wang, Manoranjan Sahoo, Louis Lantier, Jonathan Warawa, Hector Cordero, Kelly Deobald, Fabio Re
Infection with Burkholderia pseudomallei or B. thailandensis triggers activation of the NLRP3 and NLRC4 inflammasomes leading to release of IL-1β and IL-18 and death of infected macrophages by pyroptosis, respectively. The non-canonical inflammasome composed of caspase-11 is also activated by these bacteria and provides protection through induction of pyroptosis. The recent generation of bona fide caspase-1-deficient mice allowed us to reexamine in a mouse model of pneumonic melioidosis the role of caspase-1 independently of caspase-11 (that was also absent in previously generated Casp1-/- mice)...
May 23, 2018: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790749/anti-inflammatory-activity-of-8-hydroxydaidzein-in-lps-stimulated-bv2-microglial-cells-via-activation-of-nrf2-antioxidant-and-attenuation-of-akt-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-inflammatory-signaling-pathways-as-well-as-inhibition-of-cox-2-activity
#16
Pei-Shan Wu, Hsiou-Yu Ding, Jui-Hung Yen, Shu-Fen Chen, Kuan-Han Lee, Ming-Jiuan Wu
It was demonstrated that isoflavones can cross the blood-brain barrier, making them desirable candidate agents for the prevention of neurological symptoms. 8-Hydroxydaidzein (8-OHD, 4',7,8-trihydoxyisoflavone) is an isoflavone found only in fermented soy food. Current results showed that 8-OHD inhibited LPS-stimulated production of nitric oxide (NO) and proinflammatory cytokines, such as tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α and interleukin (IL)-6, by inhibiting gene expression in BV2 microglial cells. Moreover, 8-OHD markedly quenched reactive oxygen species (ROS) and activated NF-E2-related factor 2 (Nrf2) so as to upregulate expression of Phase II enzymes, including heme oxygenase (HO)-1, NAD(P)H quinone dehydrogenase 1 (NQO1), and the modifier subunit of glutamate cysteine ligase (GCLM)...
May 23, 2018: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790746/neuroprotective-compound-from-an-endophytic-fungus-colletotrichum-sp-js-0367
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Ji Hoon Song, Changyeol Lee, Dahae Lee, Soonok Kim, Sunghee Bang, Myoung-Sook Shin, Jun Lee, Ki Sung Kang, Sang Hee Shim
Colletotrichum sp. JS-0367 was isolated from Morus alba (mulberry), identified, and cultured on a large scale for chemical investigation. One new anthraquinone (1) and three known anthraquinones (2-4) were isolated and identified using spectroscopic methods including 1D/2D-NMR and HRESIMS. Although the neuroprotective effects of some anthraquinones have been reported, the biological activities of the four anthraquinones isolated in this study have not been reported. Therefore, the neuroprotective effects of these compounds were determined against murine hippocampal HT22 cell death induced by glutamate...
May 23, 2018: Journal of Natural Products
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790558/proteins-as-supramolecular-hosts-for-c-60-a-true-solution-of-c-60-in-water
#18
Matteo Di Giosia, Paul H H Bomans, Andrea Bottoni, Andrea Cantelli, Giuseppe Falini, Paola Franchi, Giuseppe Guarracino, Heiner Friedrich, Marco Lucarini, Francesco Paolucci, Stefania Rapino, Nico A J M Sommerdijk, Alice Soldà, Francesco Valle, Francesco Zerbetto, Matteo Calvaresi
Hybrid systems have great potential for a wide range of applications in chemistry, physics and materials science. Conjugation of a biosystem to a molecular material can tune the properties of the components or give rise to new properties. As a workhorse, here we take a C60@lysozyme hybrid. We show that lysozyme recognizes and disperses fullerene in water. AFM, cryo-TEM and high resolution X-ray powder diffraction show that the C60 dispersion is monomolecular. The adduct is biocompatible, stable in physiological and technologically-relevant environments, and easy to store...
May 23, 2018: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790536/dna-interactions-of-non-chelating-tinidazole-based-coordination-compounds-and-their-structural-redox-and-cytotoxic-properties
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Rodrigo Castro-Ramírez, Naytzé Ortiz-Pastrana, Ana B Caballero, Matthew T Zimmerman, Bradley S Stadelman, Andrea A E Gaertner, Julia L Brumaghim, Luís Korrodi-Gregório, Ricardo Pérez-Tomás, Patrick Gamez, Norah Barba-Behrens
Novel tinidazole (tnz) coordination compounds of different geometries were synthesised, whose respective solid-state packing appears to be driven by inter- and intramolecular lone pairπ interactions. The copper(ii) compounds exhibit interesting redox properties originating from both the tnz and the metal ions. These complexes interact with DNA through two distinct ways, namely via electrostatic interactions or/and groove binding, and they can mediate the generation of ROS that damage the biomolecule. Cytotoxic studies revealed an interesting activity of the dinuclear compound [Cu(tnz)2(μ-Cl)Cl]2 7, which is further more efficient towards cancer cells, compared with normal cells...
May 23, 2018: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790399/mechanistic-insight-into-reactivity-and-geno-toxicity-of-well-characterized-nanoparticles-of-cobalt-metal-and-oxides
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Francesca Cappellini, Yolanda Hedberg, Sarah McCarrick, Jonas Hedberg, Remco Derr, Giel Hendriks, Inger Odnevall Wallinder, Hanna L Karlsson
An increasing use of cobalt (Co)-based nanoparticles (NPs) in different applications and exposures at occupational settings triggers the need for toxicity assessment. Improved understanding regarding the physiochemical characteristics of Co metal NPs and different oxides in combination with assessment of toxicity and mechanisms may facilitate decisions for grouping during risk assessment. The aim of this study was to gain mechanistic insights in the correlation between NP reactivity and toxicity of three different Co-based NPs (Co, CoO, and Co3 O4 ) by using various tools for characterization, traditional toxicity assays, as well as six reporter cell lines (ToxTracker) for rapid detection of signaling pathways of relevance for carcinogenicity...
May 23, 2018: Nanotoxicology
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