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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151273/post-treatment-with-methylene-blue-is-effective-against-delayed-encephalopathy-after-acute-carbon-monoxide-poisoning
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Ningjun Zhao, Pengchong Liang, Xiaoying Zhuo, Chenglei Su, Xuemei Zong, Bingnan Guo, Han Dong, Xianliang Yan, Shuqun Hu, Quanguang Zhang, Xu Tie
Delayed encephalopathy after acute carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning (DEACMP) is the most severe and clinically intractable complication that occurs following acute carbon monoxide poisoning. Unfortunately, the mechanism of DEACMP is still vague. Growing evidence indicates that delayed cerebral damage following CO poisoning is related to oxidative stress, abnormal neuro-inflammation, apoptosis and immune-mediated injury. Our recent report indicated that methylene blue (MB) may be a promising therapeutic agent in the prevention of neuronal cell death and cognitive deficits following transient global cerebral ischaemia (GCI)...
November 19, 2017: Basic & Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29069269/comparing-interrater-reliability-between-eye-examination-and-eye-self-examination-1
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Maria Alzete de Lima, Lorita Marlena Freitag Pagliuca, Jennara Cândido do Nascimento, Joselany Áfio Caetano
OBJECTIVE: to compare Interrater reliability concerning two eye assessment methods. METHOD: quasi-experimental study conducted with 324 college students including eye self-examination and eye assessment performed by the researchers in a public university. Kappa coefficient was used to verify agreement. RESULTS: reliability coefficients between Interraters ranged from 0.85 to 0.95, with statistical significance at 0.05. The exams to check for near acuity and peripheral vision presented a reasonable kappa >0...
October 19, 2017: Revista Latino-americana de Enfermagem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054133/effects-of-intrathecal-injection-of-the-conditioned-medium-of-bone-marrow-stromal-cells-on-spinal-cord-injury-of-rats
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Kenji Kanekiyo, Tamami Wakabayashi, Norihiko Nakano, Yoshihiro Yamada, Masahiro Tamachi, Yoshihisa Suzuki, Masanori Fukushima, Fukuki Saito, Seiya Abe, Chihiro Tsukagoshi, Chimi Miyamoto, Chizuka Ide
Bone marrow stromal cells (BMSCs) have been studied for the treatment of spinal cord injury (SCI). In previous studies, we showed that the transplantation of BMSCs, even though they disappeared from the host spinal cord within 1-3 weeks after transplantation, improved locomotor behaviors and promoted axonal regeneration. This result led to the hypothesis that BMSCs might release some neurotrophic factors effective for the treatment of SCI. The present study examined this by injecting the conditioned medium (CM) of BMSCs to treat SCI in rats...
October 20, 2017: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28956010/cinnamic-acid-shortens-the-period-of-the-circadian-clock-in-mice
#4
Katsutaka Oishi, Saori Yamamoto, Hideaki Oike, Naoki Ohkura, Masahiko Taniguchi
Cinnamic acid (CA) derivatives have recently received focus due to their anticancer, antioxidant, and antidiabetic properties. The present study aimed to determine the effects of cinnamic acid on the circadian clock, which is a cell-autonomous endogenous system that generates circadian rhythms that govern the behavior and physiology of most organisms. Cinnamic acid significantly shortened the circadian period of PER2::LUC expression in neuronal cells that differentiated from neuronal progenitor cells derived from PER2::LUC mouse embryos...
March 2017: Biochemistry and Biophysics Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546155/long-term-nicotine-exposure-dampens-lps-induced-nerve-mediated-airway-hyperreactivity-in-murine-airways
#5
Yuan Xu, Lars-Olaf Cardell
Nicotine is a major component of cigarette smoke. It causes addiction and is used clinically to aid smoke cessation. The aim of the present study is to investigate the effect of nicotine on lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced airway hyperreactivity (AHR) and to explore the potential involvement of neuronal mechanisms behind nicotine's effects in murine models in vivo and in vitro. BALB/c mice were exposed to nicotine in vivo via subcutaneous Alzet osmotic minipumps containing nicotine tartate salt solution (24 mg·kg(-1)·day(-1)) for 28 days...
September 1, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523230/targeting-resolution-of-neuroinflammation-after-ischemic-stroke-with-a-lipoxin-a4-analog-protective-mechanisms-and-long-term-effects-on-neurological-recovery
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Kimberly E Hawkins, Kelly M DeMars, Jon C Alexander, Lauren G de Leon, Sean C Pacheco, Christina Graves, Changjun Yang, Austin O McCrea, Jan C Frankowski, Timothy J Garrett, Marcelo Febo, Eduardo Candelario-Jalil
BACKGROUND: Resolution of inflammation is an emerging new strategy to reduce damage following ischemic stroke. Lipoxin A4 (LXA 4) is an anti-inflammatory, pro-resolution lipid mediator that reduces neuroinflammation in stroke. Since LXA 4 is rapidly inactivated, potent analogs have been synthesized, including BML-111. We hypothesized that post-ischemic, intravenous treatment with BML-111 for 1 week would provide neuroprotection and reduce neurobehavioral deficits at 4 weeks after ischemic stroke in rats...
May 2017: Brain and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409734/intratumoral-delivery-of-bortezomib-impact-on-survival-in-an-intracranial-glioma-tumor-model
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Weijun Wang, Hee-Yeon Cho, Rachel Rosenstein-Sisson, Nagore I Marín Ramos, Ryan Price, Kyle Hurth, Axel H Schönthal, Florence M Hofman, Thomas C Chen
OBJECTIVE Glioblastoma (GBM) is the most prevalent and the most aggressive of primary brain tumors. There is currently no effective treatment for this tumor. The proteasome inhibitor bortezomib is effective for a variety of tumors, but not for GBM. The authors' goal was to demonstrate that bortezomib can be effective in the orthotopic GBM murine model if the appropriate method of drug delivery is used. In this study the Alzet mini-osmotic pump was used to bring the drug directly to the tumor in the brain, circumventing the blood-brain barrier; thus making bortezomib an effective treatment for GBM...
April 14, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326744/nutritional-parameters-and-carbohydrate-and-fat-metabolism-after-prolonged-salsolinol-administration-in-rats-fed-normal-or-high-fat-diets
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Magdalena Kurnik-Lucka, Krzysztof Gil, Andrzej Bugajski, Agata Furgała, Piotr Thor
OBJECTIVES: Previous studies have reported that exogenous salsolinol might contribute to myenteric cell death and altered gastrointestinal motility. Because the entire gut mucosal, entero-endocrine and motor functions are integrated by the enteric nervous system, the aim of the present study was to investigate if prolonged intraperitoneal salsolinol administration alters basic metabolism and nutritional parameters in adult Wistar rats fed normal or high-fat diets. METHODS: Male Wistar rats were subjected to continuous intraperitoneal low dosing of salsolinol with ALZET osmotic mini-pumps for 2 or 4 weeks and fed either a normal or high-fat diet...
December 2016: Neuro Endocrinology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28139517/role-of-jagged1-hey1-signal-in-angiotensin-ii-induced-impairment-of-myocardial-angiogenesis
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Ai-Li Guan, Tao He, Yi-Bing Shao, Yi-Fan Chi, Hong-Yan Dai, Yan Wang, Li Xu, Xuan Yang, Hua-Min Ding, Shang-Lang Cai
BACKGROUND: Angiotensin II (Ang II) is a major contributor to the development of heart failure. However, the molecular and cellular mechanisms that underlie this process remain elusive. Inadequate angiogenesis in the myocardium leads to a transition from cardiac hypertrophy to dysfunction, and our previous study showed that Ang II significantly impaired the angiogenesis response. The current study was designed to examine the role of Jagged1-Notch signaling in the effect of Ang II during impaired angiogenesis and cardiac hypertrophy...
February 5, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28013000/galanin-contributes-to-monoaminergic-dysfunction-and-to-dependent-neurobehavioral-comorbidities-of-epilepsy
#10
Jesus-Servando Medel-Matus, Don Shin, Raman Sankar, Andrey Mazarati
Status epilepticus (SE) in rats, along with chronic epilepsy, leads to the development of behavioral impairments resembling depressive disorder and/or attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), thus reflecting respective comorbidities in epilepsy patients. Suppressed neurotransmitter tone in the raphe nucleus (RN)-prefrontal cortex (PFC) serotonergic pathway and in the locus coeruleus (LC)-PFC noradrenergic pathway underlies depressive- and impulsive-like behavioral deficits respectively. We examined possible mechanisms leading to the monoamine dysfunction in brainstem efferents, namely modulatory effects of the neuropeptide galanin on serotonin (5-HT) and norepinephrine (NE) signaling...
March 2017: Experimental Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27993561/loss-of-smooth-muscle-cell-disintegrin-and-metalloproteinase-17-transiently-suppresses-angiotensin-ii-induced-hypertension-and-end-organ-damage
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Mengcheng Shen, Jude Morton, Sandra T Davidge, Zamaneh Kassiri
Hypertension is associated with hypertrophy and hyperplasia of smooth muscle cells (SMCs). Disintegrin and metalloproteinase 17 (ADAM17) is a membrane-bound enzyme reported to mediate SMC hypertrophy through activation of epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR). We investigated the role of ADAM17 in Ang II-induced hypertension and end-organ damage. VSMC was isolated from mice with intact ADAM17 expression (Adam17(f/f)) or lacking ADAM17 in the SMC (Adam17(f/f)/Cre(Sm22)). Human VSMCs were isolated from the aorta of donors, and ADAM17 deletion was achieved by siRNA transfection...
February 2017: Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27986121/intracellular-progesterone-receptor-mediates-the-increase-in-glioblastoma-growth-induced-by-progesterone-in-the-rat-brain
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Liliana Germán-Castelán, Joaquín Manjarrez-Marmolejo, Aliesha González-Arenas, Ignacio Camacho-Arroyo
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Progesterone (P) is a steroid hormone involved in the development of several types of cancer including astrocytomas, the most common and malignant brain tumors. We undertook this study to investigate the effects of P on the growth and infiltration of a tumor caused by the xenotransplant of U87 cells derived from a human astrocytoma grade IV (glioblastoma) in the cerebral cortex of male rats and the participation of intracellular progesterone receptor (PR) on these effects...
August 2016: Archives of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27847197/synchrotron-radiation-micro-ct-as-a-novel-tool-to-evaluate-the-effect-of-agomir-210-in-a-rat-spinal-cord-injury-model
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Yong Cao, Tian-Ding Wu, Hao Wu, Ye Lang, Dong-Zhe Li, Shuang-Fei Ni, Hong-Bin Lu, Jian-Zhong Hu
MicroRNA-210 (miR-210) was initially reported to be associated with hypoxia and plays a vital role in modulating angiogenesis. However, the potential effect and underlying mechanisms of miR-210 activity in rat spinal cord injury (SCI) have not yet been fully illuminated. In the present study, differential microRNA expression after SCI was determined by Microarray analysis. To explore the effect of miR-210 after SCI, we intrathecally injected agomir-210 with Alzet Osmotic Pumps to up-regulated the endogenous miR-210 expression...
January 15, 2017: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27513841/the-effect-of-peripheral-chronic-salsolinol-administration-on-fat-pad-adipocytes-morphological-parameters
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Veronika Aleksandrovych, Magdalena Kurnik, Magdalena Białas, Andrzej Bugajski, Piotr Thor, Krzysztof Gil
Salsolinol (1-methyl-6,7-dihydroxy-1,2,3,4-tetrahydroisoquinoline) is thought to regulate dopaminergic neurons and to act as a mediator in the neuroendocrine system. We have previously reported that exogenous salsolinol evokes enteric neuronal cell death, leading to the impairment of myenteric neurons density and abnormal intestinal transit in rats. We also observed significant reduction of body weight, related to the disrupted gastrointestinal homeostasis. e aim of current study was to evaluate the influence of prolonged salsolinol administration body weight, food intake, adipose tissue accumulation and fad pad adipocyte morphological parameters assessed by image analysis...
2016: Folia Medica Cracoviensia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27508651/-op-3b-02-ageing-and-lack-of-estrogens-activates-cyclooxygenases-pathway-increasing-superoxide-anion-production-in-response-to-thromboxane-a2
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S Novella, X Vidal-Gómez, A Mompeón, D Pérez-Cremades, G Segarra, P Medina, C Hermenegildo
OBJECTIVE: The role of ageing in the development of vascular disease is currently associated with a rise in oxidative stress. Thromboxane A2 (TXA2) is an inflammatory and oxidant endogenous vasoconstrictor which action increases with ageing and lack of estrogens, both conditions found in menopause. Our aim was to determine superoxide anion (O2-) levels in response to TXA2 in aortic vascular tissue from senescent and ovariectomized mice and the role of cyclooxygenase as source of O2-. DESIGN AND METHOD: Senescence accelerated mice (SAM) were used in this study...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27379984/in-vivo-use-of-the-cyp-inhibitor-1-aminobenzotriazole-to-increase-long-term-exposure-in-mice
#16
Ayahisa Watanabe, Kei Mayumi, Kyohei Nishimura, Hiromi Osaki
1-Aminobenzotriazole (ABT) is a well-known in vivo nonspecific inhibitor of cytochrome P450 (CYP) enzymes. An effective dosing regimen of ABT for a multiple-administration study is needed to conduct pharmacological studies for proof-of-concept, although it has been established for single-administration study, to characterize the pharmacokinetics of drug candidates. This study demonstrated a suitable dosing vehicle of ABT for continuous administration and increased exposure to antipyrine, which is a nonspecific probe of CYP, using ABT for a long period in mice...
September 2016: Biopharmaceutics & Drug Disposition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26945602/surgery-accelerates-the-development-of-endometriosis-in%C3%A2-mice
#17
Qiqi Long, Xishi Liu, Sun-Wei Guo
BACKGROUND: Surgery is currently the mainstay treatment for solid tumors and many benign diseases, including endometriosis, and women tend to receive substantially more surgeries than men mainly because of gynecological and cosmetic surgeries. Despite its cosmetic, therapeutic, or even life-saving benefits, surgery is reported to increase the cancer risk and promotes cancer metastasis. Surgery activates adrenergic signaling, which in turn suppresses cell-mediated immunity and promotes angiogenesis and metastasis...
September 2016: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26845248/role-of-%C3%AE-1d-adrenoceptors-in-vascular-wall-hypertrophy-during-angiotensin-ii-induced-hypertension
#18
I A Gallardo-Ortíz, S N Rodríguez-Hernández, J J López-Guerrero, L Del Valle-Mondragón, P López-Sánchez, R M Touyz, R Villalobos-Molina
The in vivo effect of continuous angiotensin II (Ang II) infusion on arterial blood pressure, vascular hypertrophy and α1 -adrenoceptors (α1 -ARs) expression was explored. Alzet(®) minipumps filled with Ang II (200 ng kg(-1)  min(-1) ) were subcutaneously implanted in male Wistar rats (3 months-old). Groups of rats were also treated with losartan, an AT1 R antagonist, or with BMY 7378, a selective α1D -AR antagonist. Blood pressure was measured by tail-cuff; after 2 or 4 weeks of treatment, vessels were isolated for functional and structural analyses...
September 2015: Autonomic & Autacoid Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26780497/role-of-p-glycoprotein-in-mediating-rivastigmine-effect-on-amyloid-%C3%AE-brain-load-and-related-pathology-in-alzheimer-s-disease-mouse-model
#19
Loqman A Mohamed, Jeffrey N Keller, Amal Kaddoumi
Recently, we showed that rivastigmine decreased amyloid-β (Aβ) brain load in aged rats by enhancing its clearance across the blood-brain barrier (BBB) via upregulation of P-glycoprotein (P-gp) and low-density lipoprotein receptor-related protein 1 (LRP1). Here, we extend our previous work to clarify P-gp role in mediating rivastigmine effect on Aβ brain levels and neuroprotection in a mouse model of Alzheimer's disease (AD) that expresses different levels of P-gp. APPSWE mice were bred with mdr1a/b knockout mice to produce littermates that were divided into three groups; APP(+)/mdr1(+/+), APP(+)/mdr1(+/-) and APP(+)/mdr1(-/-)...
April 2016: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26646764/pyrroloquinoline-quinone-resists-denervation-induced-skeletal-muscle-atrophy-by-activating-pgc-1%C3%AE-and-integrating-mitochondrial-electron-transport-chain-complexes
#20
Yung-Ting Kuo, Ping-Hsiao Shih, Shu-Huei Kao, Geng-Chang Yeh, Horng-Mo Lee
Denervation-mediated skeletal muscle atrophy results from the loss of electric stimulation and leads to protein degradation, which is critically regulated by the well-confirmed transcriptional co-activator peroxisome proliferator co-activator 1 alpha (PGC-1α). No adequate treatments of muscle wasting are available. Pyrroloquinoline quinone (PQQ), a naturally occurring antioxidant component with multiple functions including mitochondrial modulation, demonstrates the ability to protect against muscle dysfunction...
2015: PloS One
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