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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430291/status-of-the-brain-antioxidant-system-at-different-growing-periods-after-prenatal-stress-and-n-acetyl-cysteine-administration
#1
Liegelin Kavitha Bernhardt, Sampath Madhyastha, Lakshminarayana Bairy, Anoop Kishore
<i>Prenatal stress-induced neurobehavioral deficits observed in offspring are multifactorial, including oxidative stress in the developing brain. The time by which the developing brain acquires self-defense against oxidative stress is not clear. Hence in the present study we aimed to evaluate the brain antioxidant status during different developing periods. Further the study also evaluates the role of the glutathione precursor, N-acetyl cysteine (NAC) on the brain antioxidant status. Pregnant rats were subjected to restraint stress during an early or late gestational period...
2017: Folia Neuropathologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428099/nipple-sparing-mastectomy-and-its-application-on-brca-gene-mutation-carrier
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Michael Co, Rosemarie Chiu, Tung Milly Chiu, Yau Chun Chong, Swan Lau, Yung Ho Lee, Hoi Man To, Ava Kwong
In breast cancer 1 (BRCA) gene mutation carriers, mastectomy is still the mainstay of treatment for breast cancers due to the increased risk of local recurrence. It is performed as a therapeutic, as well as prophylactic procedure. However, mastectomy with removal of nipple areolar complex (NAC) is associated with adverse cosmetic outcome. NAC sparing mastectomy (NSM), which results in better cosmetic outcome, has been performed in non-BRCA mutation carriers. While studies have shown that NSM is a oncologically safe in sporadic breast cancers, its application in BRCA mutation carriers is still controversial...
February 14, 2017: Clinical Breast Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427645/ultrasound-assisted-extraction-of-achyrocline-satureioides-prevents-contrast-induced-nephropathy-in-mice
#3
Ketheley L Guss, Stefano Pavanni, Bruno Prati, Lucas Dazzi, Jairo P de Oliveira, Breno V Nogueira, Thiago M C Pereira, Marcio Fronza, Denise C Endringer, Rodrigo Scherer
Achyrocline satureioides or Macela, has been largely used in traditional folk medicine in Brazil as an anti-inflammatory agent and to treat various digestive disorders. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the preventive action of the extracts of A. satureioides obtained by maceration and ultrasound-assisted extraction, quercetin and N-acetylcysteine against contrast-induced nephropathy in mice. The antioxidant activity, cytotoxicity and inhibition of nitric oxide (NO) production in macrophages were evaluated...
July 2017: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427271/the-value-of-pre-and-post-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-f-18-fdg-pet-ct-scans-in-breast-cancer-comparison-with-mri
#4
Eun Kyoung Choi, Ie Ryung Yoo, Sung Hun Kim, Sonya Youngju Park, Joo Hyun O, Bong Joo Kang
Background Accurate assessment of neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC) response with positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) may provide appropriate operation guidelines for individual breast cancer patients. Purpose To compare the values of PET/CT and MRI for response evaluation following NAC in breast cancer patients. Material and Methods Thirty-three consecutive patients who underwent NAC were included. PET/CT and MRI were performed before and one to four weeks after NAC...
January 1, 2017: Acta Radiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427241/egfr-inhibition-attenuates-diabetic-nephropathy-through-decreasing-ros-and-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress
#5
Zheng Xu, Yunjie Zhao, Peng Zhong, Jingying Wang, Qiaoyou Weng, Yuanyuan Qian, Jibo Han, Chunpeng Zou, Guang Liang
Diabetic nephropathy (DN) is a progressive kidney disease due to glomerular capillary damage in diabetic patients. Endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress caused by reactive oxygen species (ROS) is associated with DN progression. Epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mediates oxidative stress and damage of cardiomyocytes in diabetic mice. Here we demonstrated that AG1478, a specific inhibitor of EGFR, blocked EGFR and AKT phosphorylation in diabetic mice. Oxidative stress and ER stress markers were eliminated after AG1478 administration...
March 6, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427237/oxidative-dna-double-strand-breaks-and-autophagy-in-the-antitumor-effect-of-sterically-hindered-platinum-ii-complexes-in-nsclcs
#6
Feihong Chen, Xinyi Wang, Xiufeng Jin, Jian Zhao, Shaohua Gou
A series of novel platinum(II) complexes with (1R,2R)-N1,N2-diisobutyl-1,2-diaminocyclohexane as a carrier ligand, while N1,N2-diisobutyl moiety serving as steric hindrance were designed, synthesized and characterized. The in vitro biological assays demonstrated that complex 3 had increased cytotoxicity against lung cancer cells, especially non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) compared to its mono-substituted complex 3a, indicating that the sterically hindered alkyl moieties have significant influences on its antitumor property...
March 6, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427227/high-dose-ascorbate-and-arsenic-trioxide-selectively-kill-acute-myeloid-leukemia-and-acute-promyelocytic-leukemia-blasts-in-vitro
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Nélida I Noguera, Elvira Pelosi, Daniela F Angelini, Maria Liliana Piredda, Gisella Guerrera, Eleonora Piras, Luca Battistini, Lauretta Massai, Anna Berardi, Gianfranco Catalano, Laura Cicconi, Germana Castelli, Agnese D'Angiò, Luca Pasquini, Grazia Graziani, Giuseppe Fioritoni, Maria Teresa Voso, Domenico Mastrangelo, Ugo Testa, Francesco Lo-Coco
The use of high-dose ascorbate (ASC) for the treatment of human cancer has been attempted several decades ago and has been recently revived by several in vitro and in vivo studies in solid tumors. We tested the cytotoxic effects of ASC, alone or in combination with arsenic trioxide (ATO) in acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL). Leukemic cell lines and primary blasts from AML and APL patients were treated with graded concentrations of ASC, alone or in association with standard concentration (1 μM) of ATO...
March 6, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426683/genome-wide-identification-and-characterization-of-mirnaome-from-tomato-solanum-lycopersicum-roots-and-root-knot-nematode-meloidogyne-incognita-during-susceptible-interaction
#8
Pritam Kaur, Neha Shukla, Gopal Joshi, Cheeni VijayaKumar, Arun Jagannath, Manu Agarwal, Shailendra Goel, Amar Kumar
Root-knot nematodes (RKNs, Meloidogyne spp.) are the most damaging plant parasites causing severe losses to crop production. The present study reports genome-wide identification and characterization of both tomato and RKN miRNAs simultaneously from RKN-infected susceptible tomato roots using high-throughput sequencing technique. RNAseq data from 11 small RNA libraries derived from 5 disease development stages identified 281 novel miRNAs of tomato in addition to 52 conserved and 4 variants of conserved miRNAs...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426681/preventing-treating-and-predicting-barbering-a-fundamental-role-for-biomarkers-of-oxidative-stress-in-a-mouse-model-of-trichotillomania
#9
Giovana de L T Vieira, Amy C Lossie, Donald C Lay, John S Radcliffe, Joseph P Garner
Barbering, where a "barber" mouse plucks hair from its cagemates or itself, is both a spontaneously occurring abnormal behavior in mice and a well validated model of Trichotillomania (TTM). N-Acetylcysteine, (NAC) a cysteine derived food additive, is remarkably effective in treating TTM patients, but its mechanism of action is unknown. Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS), also known as free radicals, form as a natural byproduct of the normal metabolism of oxygen. Under normal circumstances, cells are able to defend themselves against ROS damage with antioxidant pathways...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424592/new-implications-for-the-melanocortin-system-in-alcohol-drinking-behavior-in-adolescents-the-glial-dysfunction-hypothesis
#10
Juan A Orellana, Waldo Cerpa, Maria F Carvajal, José M Lerma-Cabrera, Eduardo Karahanian, Cesar Osorio-Fuentealba, Rodrigo A Quintanilla
Alcohol dependence causes physical, social, and moral harms and currently represents an important public health concern. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), alcoholism is the third leading cause of death worldwide, after tobacco consumption and hypertension. Recent epidemiologic studies have shown a growing trend in alcohol abuse among adolescents, characterized by the consumption of large doses of alcohol over a short time period. Since brain development is an ongoing process during adolescence, short- and long-term brain damage associated with drinking behavior could lead to serious consequences for health and wellbeing...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423703/artocarpin-an-isoprenyl-flavonoid-induces-p53-dependent-or-independent-apoptosis-via-ros-mediated-mapks-and-akt-activation-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-cells
#11
Ming-Horng Tsai, Ju-Fang Liu, Yao-Chang Chiang, Stephen Chu-Sung Hu, Lee-Fen Hsu, Yu-Ching Lin, Zih-Chan Lin, Hui-Chun Lee, Mei-Chuan Chen, Chieh-Liang Huang, Chiang-Wen Lee
Artocarpin has been shown to exhibit cytotoxic effects on different cancer cells, including non-small cell lung carcinoma (NSCLC, A549). However, the underlying mechanisms remain unclear. Here, we explore both p53-dependent and independent apoptosis pathways in artocarpin-treated NSCLC cells. Our results showed that artocarpin rapidly induced activation of cellular protein kinases including Erk1/2, p38 and AktS473. Inhibition of these protein kinases prevented artocarpin-induced cell death. Moreover, artocarpin-induced phosphorylation of these protein kinases and apoptosis were mediated by induction of reactive oxygen species (ROS), as pretreatment with NAC (a ROS scavenger) and Apocynin (a Nox-2 inhibitor) blocked these events...
March 9, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423628/benzyl-isothiocyanate-induces-reactive-oxygen-species-initiated-autophagy-and-apoptosis-in-human-prostate-cancer-cells
#12
Ji-Fan Lin, Te-Fu Tsai, Shan-Che Yang, Yi-Chia Lin, Hung-En Chen, Kuang-Yu Chou, Thomas I-Sheng Hwang
Benzyl isothiocyanate (BITC) in cruciferous plants, which are part of the human diet, has been shown to induce apoptosis in various types of cancer. In this study, we show that BITC effectively suppresses the growth of cultured human prostate cancer cells (CRW-22Rv1 and PC3) by causing mitochondrial membrane potential loss, caspase 3/7 activation and DNA fragmentation. Furthermore, BITC induces ROS generation in these cells. The induction of apoptosis by BITC was significantly attenuated in the presence of N-acetylcysteine (NAC) and catalase (CAT), well-studied ROS scavengers...
March 21, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422766/an-immunoscore-using-pd-l1-cd68-and-tumor-infiltrating-lymphocytes-tils-to-predict-response-to-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-in-invasive-breast-cancer
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Lauren E McLemore, Murali Janakiram, Joseph Albanese, Nella Shapiro, Yungtai Lo, Xingxing Zang, Susan Fineberg
Response to neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC) in invasive breast cancer (IBC) is partly regulated by the immune microenvironment. We evaluated immune checkpoint PD-L1 expression, presence of CD68+ cells of macrophage/monocytic lineage and stromal tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs) in prechemotherapy biopsies and correlated with NAC response. We studied 76 cases of IBC. Prechemotherapy biopsies with >30% TILs were considered lymphocyte-rich IBC. We performed immunohistochemistry for PD-L1 and CD68. Prechemotherapy cores showing >1% PD-L1+ immune or tumor cells were considered positive...
April 18, 2017: Applied Immunohistochemistry & Molecular Morphology: AIMM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421411/seleno-short-chain-chitosan-induces-apoptosis-in-human-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-a549-cells-through-ros-mediated-mitochondrial-pathway
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Yana Zhao, Shaojing Zhang, Pengfei Wang, Shengnan Fu, Di Wu, Anjun Liu
Seleno-short-chain chitosan (SSCC) is a synthesized chitosan derivative. In this study, antitumor activity and underlying mechanism of SSCC on human non-small-cell lung cancer A549 cells were investigated in vitro. The MTT assay showed that SSCC could inhibit cell viability in a dose- and time-dependent manner, and 200 μg/ml SSCC exhibited significantly toxic effects on A549 cells. The cell cycle assay showed that SSCC triggered S phase cell cycle arrest in a dose- and time-dependent manner, which was related to a downregulation of S phase associated cyclin A...
April 18, 2017: Cytotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421266/reactive-oxygen-species-mediated-t-lymphocyte-abnormalities-in-an-iron-overloaded-mouse-model-and-iron-overloaded-patients-with-myelodysplastic-syndromes
#15
Jie Chen, Wen-Yi Lu, Ming-Feng Zhao, Xiao-Li Cao, Yan-Yu Jiang, Xin Jin, Ping Xu, Ting-Ting Yuan, Yu-Chen Zhang, Xiao Chai, Juan-Xia Meng, Qing Li, Xia Xiao, Juan Mu, De-Guan Li, Ai-Ping Qi
The adverse effects of iron overload have raised more concerns as a growing number of studies reported its association with immune disorders. This study aimed to investigate alterations in the immune system by iron overload in patients with myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) and an iron-overloaded mouse model. The peripheral blood from patients was harvested to test the effect of iron overload on the subsets of T lymphocytes, and the level of reactive oxygen species (ROS) was also evaluated. The data showed that iron-overloaded patients had a lower percentage of CD3(+) T cells and disrupted T cell subsets, concomitant with higher ROS level in lymphocytes...
April 18, 2017: Annals of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421097/development-of-incompletely-fused-carpels-in-maize-ovary-revealed-by-mirna-target-gene-and-phytohormone-analysis
#16
Hongping Li, Ting Peng, Qun Wang, Yufeng Wu, Jianfeng Chang, Moubiao Zhang, Guiliang Tang, Chaohai Li
Although the molecular basis of carpel fusion in maize ovary development remains largely unknown, increasing evidence suggests a critical role of microRNAs (miRNAs). In this study, a combination of miRNA sequencing, degradome and physiological analyses was used to characterize carpel fusion development in maize ovaries showing incompletely (IFC) and completely fused carpels (CFC). A total of 162 known miRNAs distributed across 33 families were identified, of which 20 were differentially expressed. In addition, 53 miRNA candidates were identified, of which 10 were differentially expressed in the IFC and CFC ovaries...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420969/acquisition-maintenance-and-relapse-like-alcohol-drinking-lessons-from-the-uchb-rat-line
#17
REVIEW
Yedy Israel, Eduardo Karahanian, Fernando Ezquer, Paola Morales, Marcelo Ezquer, Mario Rivera-Meza, Mario Herrera-Marschitz, María E Quintanilla
This review article addresses the biological factors that influence: (i) the acquisition of alcohol intake; (ii) the maintenance of chronic alcohol intake; and (iii) alcohol relapse-like drinking behavior in animals bred for their high-ethanol intake. Data from several rat strains/lines strongly suggest that catalase-mediated brain oxidation of ethanol into acetaldehyde is an absolute requirement (up 80%-95%) for rats to display ethanol's reinforcing effects and to initiate chronic ethanol intake. Acetaldehyde binds non-enzymatically to dopamine forming salsolinol, a compound that is self-administered...
2017: Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419535/enhanced-entrapment-and-improved-in-vitro-controlled-release-of-n-acetyl-cysteine-in-hybrid-plga-lecithin-nanoparticles-prepared-using-a-nanoprecipitation-self-assembly-method
#18
Parvin Ahmaditabar, Amir Abbas Momtazi-Borojeni, Ali Hossein Rezayan, Mahboobeh Mahmoodi, Amirhossein Sahebkar, Mostafa Mellat
To enhance the in vitro controlled release of N-acetyl cysteine (NAC), hybrid nanoparticles (NPs) consisting of a poly(lactide-co-glycolide) (PLGA) hydrophobic core and a soybean lecithin mono-layer coat were prepared. Hybrid NPs were synthesized using a nanoprecipitation combined with self-assembly method. To characterize prepared NPs, zeta potential, diameter size, surface morphology, disparity and lipid coating of hybrid NPs were detrmined using dynamic light scattering, scanning electron microscope and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy techniques...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419348/litchi-fruit-lcnac1-is-a-target-of-lcmyc2-and-regulator-of-fruit-senescence-through-its-interaction-with-lcwrky1
#19
Guoxiang Jiang, Huiling Yan, Fuwang Wu, Dandan Zhang, Wei Zeng, Hongxia Qu, Feng Chen, Li Tan, Xuewu Duan, Yueming Jiang
Senescence is a key factor resulting in deterioration of non-climacteric fruit. NAC transcription factors are important regulators in plant development and abiotic stress responses, yet little information regarding the role of NACs in regulating non-climacteric fruit senescence is available. In this study, we cloned 13 NAC genes from litchi (Litchi chinensis) fruit, and analyzed subcellular localization and expression profiles of these genes during postharvest natural and low-temperature-delayed senescence...
April 13, 2017: Plant & Cell Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419143/chaetocin-induces-apoptosis-in-human-melanoma-cells-through-the-generation-of-reactive-oxygen-species-and-the-intrinsic-mitochondrial-pathway-and-exerts-its-anti-tumor-activity-in-vivo
#20
Xinming Han, Yan Han, Yongsheng Zheng, Qiang Sun, Tao Ma, Junyi Zhang, Lianji Xu
Chaetocin is a small-molecule natural product produced by Chaetomium species fungi, and it has a potent anti-proliferative pharmacological activity on various cancer cells. However, the effect of chaetocin on anti-melanoma pharmacological role has not been investigated. Therefore, in this study, we explored the effect of chaetocin on cell proliferation in the human melanoma Sk-Mel-28 and A375 cells and the growth of tumor xenografts in nude mice. The results indicated that chaetocin treatment significantly suppressed cell proliferation and induced apoptosis in the Sk-Mel-28 and A375 cells in a dose- and time-dependent manner...
2017: PloS One
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