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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733445/enhanced-no-dependent-pulmonary-vasodilation-limits-increased-vasoconstrictor-sensitivity-in-neonatal-chronic-hypoxia
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Joshua R Sheak, Laura Weise-Cross, Ray J deKay, Benjimen R Walker, Nikki L Jernigan, Thomas C Resta
Augmented vasoconstrictor reactivity is thought to play an important role in the development of chronic hypoxia (CH)-induced neonatal pulmonary hypertension (pHTN). However, whether this response to CH results from pulmonary endothelial dysfunction and reduced NO-mediated vasodilation is not well understood. We hypothesized that neonatal CH enhances basal tone and pulmonary vasoconstrictor sensitivity by limiting NO-dependent pulmonary vasodilation. To test this hypothesis, we assessed effects of the NO synthase (NOS) inhibitor N(w)-nitro-L-arginine (L-NNA) on baseline pulmonary vascular resistance (PVR) and vasoconstrictor sensitivity to the thromboxane mimetic U-46619 in saline-perfused lungs (in situ) from 2-wk-old control and CH (12 day exposure, 0...
July 21, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731176/hypotonic-contrast-media-is-more-toxic-than-isotonic-contrast-media-on-endothelial-cells-in-vivo-and-in-vitro
#2
Lihui Ren, Ping Wang, Zuoyan Wang, Yong Liu, Shuzheng Lv
The aim of the current study was to investigate the cytotoxic effects of hypotonic (iopamidol) and isotonic (iodixanol) contract media (CMs) in vitro and in vivo. A total of 60 Wistar rats were included and were randomly divided into three groups (20 rats per group). Iodixanol (4 g iodine/kg), iopamidol (4 g iodine/kg) or equal volume of normal saline was injected via tail vein. HUVEC and H5V cell viability was determined by Cell Counting Kit‑8 agents. Western blotting was performed to detect ATP‑binding cassette subfamily G member 1 (ABCG1) expression...
July 21, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730709/the-role-of-the-cytopathologist-in-subtyping-and-epidermal-growth-factor-receptor-testing-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-an-institutional-experience
#3
A Sekar, N Gupta, A Rajwanshi, R Chaturvedi, N Singh, A Lal
OBJECTIVE: Approximately 10% of non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) remains unclassifiable as NSCLC-not otherwise specified (NOS), after using a panel of immunomarkers. The present study was undertaken to assess sensitivity and specificity of immunomarkers in sub-typing NSCLC on fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC). Epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutations were also detected in these samples. METHODS: Sixty cases of NSCLC including 15 squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), 15 adenocarcinomas (ADC) and 30 NSCLC-NOS reported on FNAC were included in the study...
July 21, 2017: Cytopathology: Official Journal of the British Society for Clinical Cytology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728965/survival-analysis-of-metal-crowns-versus-restorations-in-primary-mandibular-molars
#4
Gerardo Maupomé, Juan F Yepes, Madison Galloway, Qing Tang, George J Eckert, Timothy Downey, LaQuia Vinson
BACKGROUND: The effectiveness of stainless steel crowns (SSCs) versus direct restorations when placed in primary mandibular molars (teeth nos. L and S) is uncertain. The authors evaluated effectiveness by gauging longevity of treatment. METHODS: The authors obtained private dental insurance claims (2004-2016) from a national dental data warehouse. Paid insurance claims records (n = 1,323,489) included type of treating dentist, treatment placed, and patient age...
July 17, 2017: Journal of the American Dental Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728456/quillaja-saponaria-bark-saponin-protects-wistar-rats-against-ferrous-sulphate-induced-oxidative-and-inflammatory-liver-damage
#5
Mustafa Ahmed Abdel-Reheim, Basim Anwar Shehata Messiha, Ali Ahmed Abo-Saif
CONTEXT: Saponins from different sources are historically reported in Chinese medicine to possess many beneficial effects. However, insufficient experimental data are available regarding the hepatoprotective potential of Quillaja bark saponin. OBJECTIVE: The protective effect of Quillaja saponaria Molina (Quillajaceae) bark triterpenoid saponin against iron-induced hepatotoxicity is compared to the standard N-acetylcysteine in adult male Wistar rats. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Animals were divided into (six) groups, namely a normal control, an N-acetylcysteine control (300 mg/kg/day, p...
December 2017: Pharmaceutical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727746/atorvastatin-reduces-%C3%AE-adrenergic-dysfunction-in-rats-with-diabetic-cardiomyopathy
#6
Aude Carillion, Sarah Feldman, Na Na, Matthieu Biais, Wassila Carpentier, Aurélie Birenbaum, Nicolas Cagnard, Xavier Loyer, Dominique Bonnefont-Rousselot, Stéphane Hatem, Bruno Riou, Julien Amour
BACKGROUND: In the diabetic heart the β-adrenergic response is altered partly by down-regulation of the β1-adrenoceptor, reducing its positive inotropic effect and up-regulation of the β3-adrenoceptor, increasing its negative inotropic effect. Statins have clinical benefits on morbidity and mortality in diabetic patients which are attributed to their "pleiotropic" effects. The objective of our study was to investigate the role of statin treatment on β-adrenergic dysfunction in diabetic rat cardiomyocytes...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727462/tridimensional-reconstruction-of-a-complex-iatrogenic-defect-using-orthodontic-forced-eruption-and-minimally-invasive-bone-grafting
#7
Ernesto A Lee
As the use of dental implants has become more common, so has the frequency of complications and unforeseen outcomes. This article describes the treatment of a complex iatrogenic defect secondary to a failed implant (No. 7) and multiple bone-grafting attempts in the maxillary anterior region. The patient's revealing smile line and high-risk circumstances demanded the use of an interdisciplinary treatment approach with high potential for predictable esthetic results. Forced eruption was performed to restore the alveolar height deficit and develop the compromised hard and soft tissues around teeth Nos...
July 2017: Compendium of Continuing Education in Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724607/renal-hemodynamic-effects-of-glucagon-like-peptide-1-agonist-are-mediated-by-nitric-oxide-but-not-prostaglandin
#8
Scott Culver Thomson, Ali Kashkouli, Zhi Zhao Liu, Prabhleen Singh
The incretin hormone, glucagon like peptide-1 (GLP-1), is known for responding to dietary fat and carbohydrate. It elicits effects on pancreas, gut, and brain to stabilize blood glucose levels. We have previously reported that the GLP-1 agonist, exenatide, vasodilates the kidney and suppresses proximal reabsorption. The present study was undertaken to determine whether the renal effects of exenatide are mediated by nitric oxide (NO) and/or prostaglandins. Inulin clearance (GFR) and urine flow rate (UV) were measured in anesthetized rats before and during exenatide infusion (1 nmol/h iv)...
July 19, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720408/comparative-investigation-of-neuronal-nitric-oxide-synthase-immunoreactivity-in-rat-and-human-claustrum
#9
Boycho Landzhov, Dimka Hinova-Palova, Lawrence Edelstein, Elena Dzhambazova, Ilina Brainova, Georgi P Georgiev, Vesela Ivanova, Adrian Paloff, Wladimir Ovtscharoff
We compared the distribution, density and morphological characteristics of nitric oxide synthase-immunoreactive (NOS-ir) neurons in the rat and human claustrum. These neurons were categorized by diameter into three main types: large, medium and small. In the human claustrum, large neurons ranged from 26 to 40μm in diameter, medium neurons from 20 to 25μm and small neurons from 13 to 19μm. In the rat claustrum, large neurons ranged from 19 to 23μm in diameter, medium neurons from 15 to 18μm and small neurons from 10 to 14μm...
July 15, 2017: Journal of Chemical Neuroanatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717361/research-of-hubs-location-method-for-weighted-brain-network-based-on-nos-fa
#10
Zhengkui Weng, Bin Wang, Jie Xue, Baojie Yang, Hui Liu, Xin Xiong
As a complex network of many interlinked brain regions, there are some central hub regions which play key roles in the structural human brain network based on T1 and diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) technology. Since most studies about hubs location method in the whole human brain network are mainly concerned with the local properties of each single node but not the global properties of all the directly connected nodes, a novel hubs location method based on global importance contribution evaluation index is proposed in this study...
2017: Computational Intelligence and Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715444/pyrrolidine-dithiocarbamate-ameliorates-endothelial-dysfunction-in-thoracic-aorta-of-diabetic-rats-by-preserving-vascular-ddah-activity
#11
Chang-Wu Lu, Yuan Lin, Yan-Ping Lei, Lan Wang, Zhi-Min He, Yan Xiong
OBJECTIVE: Endothelial dysfunction plays a pivotal role in the development of diabetic cardiovascular complications. Accumulation of endogenous nitric oxide synthase (NOS) inhibitor asymmetric dimethylarginine (ADMA) and inhibition of dimethylarginine dimethylaminohydrolase (DDAH) activity have been involved in diabetic endothelial dysfunction. This study was to investigate the effect of pyrrolidine dithiocarbamate (PDTC) on impairment of endothelium-dependent vasodilatation in diabetic rats and its potential mechanism...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712310/primary-cutaneous-peripheral-t-cell-lymphoma-in-a-sporotrichoid-pattern-a-case-report
#12
Daniel J Lewis, Harina Vin, Tiffany Hinojosa, Michael T Tetzlaff, Bouthaina S Dabaja, Madeleine Duvic
We present the extraordinary case of a 72-year-old man with a history of primary cutaneous peripheral T-cell lymphoma not otherwise specified (pcPTCL-NOS) previously controlled with topical agents who developed tumours in a sporotrichoid pattern. Culture of the tumours was negative, and histopathology showed findings consistent with recurrent pcPTCL. The tumours were successfully treated with localised radiation therapy. Sporotrichoid lesions are an extremely rare and atypical presentation of cutaneous lymphoma, with only 2 other cases reported in the literature...
July 1, 2017: Journal of Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710553/metabolism-and-distribution-of-pharmacological-homoarginine-in-plasma-and-main-organs-of-the-anesthetized-rat
#13
Duygu Naile Günes, Arslan Arinc Kayacelebi, Erik Hanff, Joel Lundgren, Björn Redfors, Dimitrios Tsikas
L-Homoarginine (hArg) and guanidinoacetate (GAA) are produced from L-arginine (Arg) by the catalytic action of arginine:glycine amidinotransferase. Guanidinoacetate methyltransferase methylates GAA on its non-guanidine N atom to produce creatine. Arg and hArg are converted by nitric oxide synthase (NOS) to nitric oxide (NO). NO is oxidized to nitrite and nitrate which circulate in the blood and are excreted in the urine. Asymmetric dimethylarginine (ADMA), an NOS inhibitor, is widely accepted to be exclusively produced after asymmetric N (G)-methylation of Arg residues in proteins and their regular proteolysis...
July 14, 2017: Amino Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710069/vitamin-c-mitigates-oxidative-nitrosative-stress-and-inflammation-in-doxorubicin-induced-cardiomyopathy
#14
Gauri Akolkar, Danielle da Silva Dias, Prathapan Ayyappan, Ashim K Bagchi, Davinder S Jassal, Vera Mc Salemi, Maria Claudia Irigoyen, Katia De Angelis, Pawan K Singal
Increase in oxidative/nitrosative stress is one of the mechanisms associated with the development of cardiotoxicity due to Doxorubicin (Dox), a potent chemotherapy drug. Previously, we reported mitigation of Dox-induced oxidative/nitrosative stress and apoptosis by Vitamin C (Vit C) in isolated cardiomyocytes. In the present in vivo study in rats, we investigated the effect of prophylactic treatment with Vit C on Dox-induced apoptosis, inflammation, oxidative/nitrosative stress, cardiac dysfunction and Vit C transporter proteins...
July 14, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709897/a-polysaccharide-pnpa-from-pleurotus-nebrodensis-ameliorates-hepatic-ischemic-reperfusion-i-r-injury-in-rats
#15
Jun Wang, Bingju Yan
The effects of a polysaccharide (PNPA) from the fruiting bodies of Pleurotus nebrodensis on hepatic ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury in rats were explored. Severe liver injury was shown in rats following I/R with high content of serum AST and ALT, as evidenced by histological examination, whereas less damage was noted after PNPA treatment compared to rats in the I/R group. Also, pre-treatment with PNPA (400mg/kg) could reduce the level of MDA in liver tissue and increase the activity of ROS scavengers (T-AOC, SOD, CAT, GSH-PX), Nitric oxide synthase (T-NOS and iNOS), and GSH...
July 11, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709458/markers-of-nitric-oxide-are-associated-with-sepsis-severity-an-observational-study
#16
Martin Sebastian Winkler, Stefan Kluge, Maximilian Holzmann, Eileen Moritz, Linda Robbe, Antonia Bauer, Corinne Zahrte, Marion Priefler, Edzard Schwedhelm, Rainer H Böger, Alwin E Goetz, Axel Nierhaus, Christian Zoellner
BACKGROUND: Nitric oxide (NO) regulates processes involved in sepsis progression, including vascular function and pathogen defense. Direct NO measurement in patients is unfeasible because of its short half-life. Surrogate markers for NO bioavailability are substrates of NO generating synthase (NOS): L-arginine (lArg) and homoarginine (hArg) together with the inhibitory competitive substrate asymmetric dimethylarginine (ADMA). In immune cells ADMA is cleaved by dimethylarginine-dimethylaminohydrolase-2 (DDAH2)...
July 15, 2017: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708805/serum-adalimumab-levels-predict-successful-remission-and-safe-deintensification-in-inflammatory-bowel-disease-patients-in-clinical-practice
#17
Mariam Aguas Peris, Virginia Bosó, Belén Navarro, Maria R Marqués-Miñana, Guillermo Bastida, Belén Beltrán, Marisa Iborra, Esteban Sáez-González, Emilio Monte-Boquet, Jose L Poveda-Andrés, Pilar Nos
BACKGROUND: Little is known about the association between the pharmacokinetic features of adalimumab (ADL) and disease outcome in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). AIMS: To assess the association between random serum ADL levels and clinical or biochemical remission with clinical decision making in daily practice according to these levels; and to determine the cutoff value for successful dose reduction in patients with IBD treated with ADL. METHODS: We conducted a prospective observational study of patients with IBD who received long-term maintenance therapy with ADL...
August 2017: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707585/migraine-neurogenic-inflammation-drug-development-pharmacochemical-aspects
#18
Melinda Lukács, János Tajti, Ferenc Fülöp, József Toldi, Lars Edvinsson, László Vécsei
BACKGROUND: Migraine is a primary headache disorder. Despite numerous studies conducted with the aim to understand the pathophysiology of migraine, several aspects are still unclear. The trigeminovascular system plays a key role. Neurogenic inflammation is presumed to be an important factor in migraine pathophysiology, mediated by the activation of primary neurons, leading to the release of various pro-inflammatory neuropeptides and neurotransmitters such as Calcitonin Gene-Related Peptide (CGRP), substance P (SP), and vasoactive intestinal peptide (VIP)...
July 12, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706452/elucidation-of-the-profound-antagonism-of-contractile-action-of-phenylephrine-in-rat-aorta-effected-by-an-atypical-sympathomimetic-decongestant
#19
Eldina Rizvić, Goran Janković, Miroslav M Savić
Vasoconstrictive properties of sympathomimetic drugs are the basis of their widespread use as decongestants and possible source of adverse responses. Insufficiently substantiated practice of combining decongestants in some marketed preparations, such are those containing phenylephrine and lerimazoline, may affect the overall contractile activity, and thus their therapeutic utility. This study aimed to examine the interaction between lerimazoline and phenylephrine in isolated rat aortic rings, and also to assess the substrate of the obtained lerimazoline-induced attenuation of phenylephrine contraction...
July 2017: Korean Journal of Physiology & Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706257/efficacy-and-safety-of-taxane-based-systemic-chemotherapy-of-advanced-gastric-cancer-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#20
Jinxin Shi, Peng Gao, Yongxi Song, Xiaowan Chen, Yuan Li, Changwang Zhang, Hongchi Wang, Zhenning Wang
Taxanes are chemotherapeutic agents commonly used to treat several cancers. However, the effects of taxanes on advanced gastric cancer (AGC) are still not clear, especially when used as a first-line treatment. This systematic review and meta-analysis aims to investigate the efficacy and safety of taxanes as a first-line treatment of AGC. The quality of our included studies was assessed using the Cochrane risk of bias tool for RCTs and NOS scale for nRCTs, and the data of the included studies was of satisfactory quality to analyze...
July 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
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