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Stress ulcer

Ji-Eun Kang, Hyun-Do Kim, Soo-Young Park, Jae-Gu Pan, Jeong Hyun Kim, Do-Young Yum
Background and Aims: Commercial superoxide dismutase (SOD) is derived from melon extract and has a potential as a dietary supplement due to its beneficial anti-oxidative effects. We aimed to improve the productivity of SOD compared with plant SOD by using a generally-regarded-as-safe (GRAS) microorganism, Bacillus amyloliquefaciens, and assess its anti-oxidative effect using γ-radiation- and dextransulfate sodium (DSS)-induced oxidative models in mice. Methods: We identified the sodA gene encoding manganese-containing SODs (Mn-SOD) in B...
March 14, 2018: Journal of Crohn's & Colitis
Luc V C Brun, Jean Jacques Roux, Ghislain E Sopoh, Julia Aguiar, Miriam Eddyani, Wayne M Meyers, Dirk Stubbe, Marie T Akele Akpo, Françoise Portaels, Bouke C de Jong
Background: Basidiobolomycosis is a rare subcutaneous mycosis, which can be mistaken for several other diseases, such as soft tissue tumors, lymphoma, or Buruli ulcer in the preulcerative stage. Microbiological confirmation by PCR for Basidiobolus ranarum and culture yield the most specific diagnosis, yet they are not widely available in endemic areas and with varying sensitivity. A combination of histopathological findings, namely, granulomatous inflammation with giant cells, septate hyphal fragments, and the Splendore-Hoeppli phenomenon, can confirm basidiobolomycosis in patients presenting with painless, hard induration of soft tissue...
2018: Case Reports in Pathology
Jingping Zhang, Jingjing Huang, Kasimujiang Aximujiang, Chenbo Xu, Abulaiti Ahemaiti, Guixia Wu, Li Zhong, Kurexi Yunusi
Stress is a powerful modulator of neuroendocrine, behavioral, and immunological functions. So far, the molecular mechanisms of response to stressors still remain elusive. In the current study, after 10 days of repeated chronic stress (hot-dry environment and electric foot-shock), a murine model of combined-stress (CS) was created in the SPF Wistar rats. Meanwhile, we established an ulcerative-colitis (UC) rat model induced by 2,4,6-trinitrobenzene sulfonic acid (TNBS)/ethanol enema according to previous studies...
March 14, 2018: Scientific Reports
Joy Ogbechi, Belinda S Hall, Thomas Sbarrato, Jack Taunton, Anne E Willis, Ronald C Wek, Rachel E Simmonds
Mycolactone is the exotoxin virulence factor of Mycobacterium ulcerans that causes the neglected tropical disease Buruli ulcer. We recently showed it to be a broad spectrum inhibitor of Sec61-dependent co-translational translocation of proteins into the endoplasmic reticulum (ER). An outstanding question is the molecular pathway linking this to its known cytotoxicity. We have now used translational profiling to better understand the reprogramming that occurs in cells exposed to mycolactone. Gene ontology identified enrichment in genes involved in cellular response to stress, and apoptosis signalling among those showing enhanced translation...
March 14, 2018: Cell Death & Disease
Mohammad Ibrahim, Musadiq Ibrahim, Niaz Muhammad, Muhammad Ishaq Ali Shah, Gerlânia de Oliveira Leite, Joao B T Rocha
Selenium (Se) is a dietary essential trace element with important biological roles. It is a nutrient related to the complex metabolic and enzymatic functions. Organoselenium compounds have been reported to have anti-ulcer activity and used as drug for the treatment of gastrointestinal disorders. The antiulcer activity of binapthyl diselenide (NapSe)2 was investigated in ethanol-induced gastric lesions in rats. A number of markers of oxidative stress were examined in rats stomach including thiobarbituric acid reactive species (TBARS), catalase (CAT), superoxide dismutase (SOD), non-protein thiol groups (NPSH) and ascorbic acid...
March 13, 2018: Inflammopharmacology
Rafa S Almeer, Sahar M Mahmoud, Hatem K Amin, Ahmed E Abdel Moneim
In this study, we aimed to evaluate the anti-inflammatory and protective effects of Ziziphus spina-christi fruit extract (ZFE) against acetic acid (AcOH)-induced colitis in rats. Before a single AcOH instillation, ZFE (100, 200, and 400 mg/kg/day) was administered for 5 days by oral gavage. Pretreatment with ZFE at different doses suppressed the spread of inflammation and inhibited mucosal damage; in addition, it reduced ulcer size and mitigated colitis markers. Administration of ZFE (400 mg/kg) resulted in a greater reduction of inflammatory colonic injury than that after reference drug, mesalazine (MLZ), administration...
March 5, 2018: Food and Chemical Toxicology
Yonglai Zhang, Rui Sha, Kaiguo Wang, Hao Li, Bo Yan, Naibao Zhou
Tetrahydropalmatine exerts numerous pharmacological activities, including analgesic and narcotic effects; anti-arrhythmic, blood pressure lowering and cardioprotective effects; protective effects against cerebral ischemia-reperfusion injury; inhibition of platelet aggregation; prevention of ulcerative diseases and inhibition of gastric acid secretion; antitumor effects; and beneficial effects on the withdrawal symptoms associated with drug addiction. The present study aimed to investigate the protective effects of tetrahydropalmatine against ketamine‑induced learning and memory impairment in mice...
March 7, 2018: Molecular Medicine Reports
Umair Masood, Anuj Sharma, Zabeer Bhatti, Jessica Carroll, Amit Bhardwaj, Devamohan Sivalingam, Amit S Dhamoon
Stress ulcer prophylaxis (SUP) is often inappropriately utilized, particularly in critically ill patients. The objective of this study is to find an effective way of reducing inappropriate SUP use in an academic medical intensive care unit (ICU). Medical ICU patients receiving SUP were identified over a 1-month period, and their charts were reviewed to determine whether American Society of Health-System Pharmacists guidelines were followed. Inappropriate usage was calculated as inappropriate patient-days and converted to incidence per 100 patient-days...
January 2018: Inquiry: a Journal of Medical Care Organization, Provision and Financing
Junji Wei, Rongcai Jiang, Lihong Li, Dezhi Kang, Guodong Gao, Chao You, Jianmin Zhang, Liang Gao, Qibing Huang, Duanwu Luo, Gang Zhao, Hongyi Zhang, Shuo Wang, Renzhi Wang
OBJECTIVE: China has limited data on stress-related gastrointestinal ulcers in patients admitted for neurosurgical care. This study evaluated the incidence of upper gastrointestinal bleeding (UGIB) and use of stress ulcer prophylaxis (SUP) in Chinese neurocritical care patients (Glasgow Coma Scale [GCS] score ≤ 10). METHODS: This multicenter, retrospective study was performed from January 2015 to July 2015. Medical records of 1468 patients hospitalized during 2014 were reviewed...
March 2, 2018: Current Medical Research and Opinion
Takemasa Senoo, Ryu Sasaki, Yuko Akazawa, Tatsuki Ichikawa, Satoshi Miuma, Hisamitsu Miyaaki, Naota Taura, Kazuhiko Nakao
BACKGROUND: Geranylgeranylacetone (GGA), an anti-ulcer drug widely used in Japan, has attracted interest because of its various therapeutic effects. Therefore, we investigated the effects of GGA on human hepatic stellate cells (HSCs) in vitro and in a mouse model of liver fibrosis. METHODS: LX2, an immortalized human HSC line, was cultured and treated with GGA at concentrations up to 0.5 mM. After GGA treatment, changes in cellular morphology, apoptosis, and fibrosis-related gene expression were assessed...
February 27, 2018: BMC Gastroenterology
Jaap J van Netten, Jeff G van Baal, Adriaan Bril, Marieke Wissink, Sicco A Bus
BACKGROUND: Mechanical stress is important in causing and healing plantar diabetic foot ulcers, but almost always studied as peak pressure only. Measuring cumulative plantar tissue stress combines plantar pressure and ambulatory activity, and better defines the load on ulcers. Our aim was to explore differences in cumulative plantar tissue stress between people with healing and non-healing plantar diabetic foot ulcers. METHODS: We analyzed a subgroup of 31 patients from a randomized clinical trial, treated with a removable offloading device for their plantar diabetic forefoot ulcer...
February 19, 2018: Clinical Biomechanics
Yongjian Xiong, Juanjuan Qiu, Changyi Li, Yang Qiu, Li Guo, Yuejian Liu, Jiajia Wan, Yuchun Li, Guokai Wu, Liang Wang, Zijuan Zhou, Jianyi Dong, Chunhua Du, Dapeng Chen, Huishu Guo
Activation of phosphatase and tensin homolog (PTEN) is known to induce cell apoptosis. MicroRNA-374a (miR-374a), which can suppress PTEN expression, has been found abnormally expressed in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Fortunellin is a citrus flavonoid that is a potential anti-inflammation agent in inflammatory diseases. The present study investigated the effects and mechanisms underlying fortunellin-induced inhibition of PTEN in IBD. Colitis was established in rats by the intracolonic administration of 2,4,6-trinitrobenzene sulfonic acid to mimic human ulcerative colitis, which is the main type of IBD...
2018: Frontiers in Immunology
Glaubert A Sousa, Irisdalva S Oliveira, Francilene V Silva-Freitas, Ana Flávia S C Viana, Benedito P S Neto, Francisco Valmor M Cunha, Rodrigo L G Gonçalves, Antônio Carlos M Lima Filho, Maurício P M Amaral, Rita de Cássia M Oliveira, Pedro D Fernandes, Jéssica K S Maciel, Tânia Maria S da Silva, Maria de Fátima V Souza, Francisco A Oliveira
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Pilosocereus gounellei Cactaceae), popularly known as "xique xique", is a species native from Caatinga region of Northeast Brazil, which is used by traditional communities in folk medicine for a variety of health problems, especially inflammatory processes and gastritis. AIM OF THE STUDY: The present study investigates the possible gastric antiulceractivity of ethanol extracts obtained from the cladodes and roots of Pilosocereus gounellei (EECPG and EERPG, respectively) and mechanisms of action underlying this effect...
February 19, 2018: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
Md Rashedunnabi Akanda, In-Shik Kim, Dongchoon Ahn, Hyun-Jin Tae, Hyeon-Hwa Nam, Byung-Kil Choo, Kyunghwa Kim, Byung-Yong Park
Globally, gastric ulcer is a vital health hazard for a human. Rabdosia inflexa (RI) has been used in traditional medicine for inflammatory diseases. The present study aimed to investigate the protective effect and related molecular mechanism of RI using lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced inflammation in RAW 246.7 cells and HCl/EtOH-induced gastric ulcer in mice. We applied 3-(4,5-dimethyl-thiazol-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide (MTT), nitric oxide (NO), reactive oxygen species (ROS), histopathology, malondialdehyde (MDA), quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (qPCR), immunohistochemistry (IHC), and Western blot analyses to evaluate the protective role of RI...
February 16, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
Lichy Han, Mateusz Maciejewski, Christoph Brockel, Lovisa Afzelius, Russ B Altman
Background: Monogenic diseases have been shown to contribute to complex disease risk and may hold new insights into the underlying biological mechanism of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). Methods: We analyzed Mendelian disease associations with IBD using over 55 million patients from the Optum's deidentified electronic health records dataset database. Using the significant Mendelian diseases, we performed pathway enrichment analysis and constructed a model using gene expression datasets to differentiate Crohn's disease (CD), ulcerative colitis (UC), and healthy patient samples...
February 15, 2018: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
Paula M De Angelis, Aasa R Schjølberg, Juliana B Hughes, Henrik S Huitfeldt, Solveig Norheim Andersen, Anne Carine Østvold
Background: The colon and rectum are continuously exposed to oxidative stress that generates reactive oxygen species, which are a major cause of DNA double-strand breaks (DSB). Furthermore, chronic inflammatory diseases such as ulcerative colitis (UC) are characterized by an excess of reactive nitrogen species that can also lead to DNA double-strand breakage and genomic instability. We investigated the expression of the nuclear casein kinase and cyclin-dependent kinase substrate 1 (NUCKS1) protein in UC and sporadic colorectal cancer (CRC) due to its involvement in both DNA double-strand break repair and inflammatory signaling...
February 15, 2018: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
Hiroko Abe, Mika Ishioka, Yasuko Fujita, Aya Umeno, Mayu Yasunaga, Akihiko Sato, Shigehiko Ohnishi, Shingo Suzuki, Noriko Ishida, Mototada Shichiri, Yasukazu Yoshida, Yoshihiro Nakajima
Ulcerative colitis is a well-known inflammatory bowel disease. Although there are drugs that are effective against this disease, the prevention and attenuation of ulcerative colitis by food rich in functional ingredients without side effects is desired because some drugs have side effects. In this study, we investigated the effects of yuzu (Citrus junos Tanaka), a citrus fruit native to northeast Asia, on a mouse dextran sulfate sodium (DSS)-induced colitis model. Mice given drinking water containing DSS showed significant weight loss, colon shortening, diarrhea, and visible fecal blood...
February 19, 2018: Journal of Oleo Science
Katsuyoshi Matsuoka, Yukari Uemura, Takanori Kanai, Reiko Kunisaki, Yasuo Suzuki, Kaoru Yokoyama, Naoki Yoshimura, Toshifumi Hibi
BACKGROUND: Fermented milk products containing Bifidobacterium breve strain Yakult (BFM) may improve clinical status in ulcerative colitis (UC) patients. AIMS: To assess efficacy of BFM in maintaining remission in Japanese patients with quiescent UC. METHODS: This double-blind study (B-FLORA) enrolled 195 patients with quiescent UC, randomized to receive one pack of BFM fermented milk per day [Bifidobacterium breve strain Yakult (10 billion bacteria) and Lactobacillus acidophilus (1 billion bacteria)] (n = 98) or matching placebo (n = 97) for 48 weeks...
February 15, 2018: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
Md Rashedunnabi Akanda, Hyeon-Hwa Nam, Weishun Tian, Anowarul Islam, Byung-Kil Choo, Byung-Yong Park
Ulcerative colitis (UC) is a major inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) has become a worldwide emergent disease. Veronica polita (VP) is a medicinal herb that has strong antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. In the present study, we studied the protective effect of VP on dextran sulfate sodium (DSS)-induced experimental colitis in mice. Phytochemical screening of VP extract demonstrated the presence of high total phenolic and flavonoid contents. Compared with the DSS group, VP significantly reduced clinical symptoms with less weight loss, bloody stool, shortening of the colon, and the severity of colitis was considerably inhibited as evidenced by the reduced disease activity index (DAI) and degree of histological damage in the colon and spleen...
February 12, 2018: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
Mohamed A Ibrahim, Walaa Yehia Abdelzaher, Remon R Rofaeil, Soha Abdelwahab
Neuropathic pain is a worldwide health problem with no consensus regarding its optimal therapy. This study compared the analgesic effect and gastric, hepatic, and renal safety of combined low doses of diclofenac and celecoxib with gabapentin versus their individual high doses in the treatment of neuropathic pain in rats. Left sciatic nerve ligation was used as neuropathic pain model. Rats were allocated into 7 groups (7 rats for each): sham control; model group (received vehicle); Gaba-group (received gabapentin (100 mg/kg /day); Diclo 10-group (received diclofenac (10 mg/kg); Cele 10-group (received celecoxib (10 mg/kg/day); Gaba + Diclo 5 (receivedgabapentin(100 mg/kg /day) plus diclofenac (5 mg/kg); Gaba + Cele 5 (received gabapentin (100 mg/kg/day) plus celecoxib (5 mg/kg))...
February 10, 2018: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
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