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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28941398/the-mechanisms-mediating-the-antiepileptic-effects-of-the-ketogenic-diet-and-potential-opportunities-for-improvement-with-metabolism-altering-drugs
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Neil A Youngson, Margaret J Morris, Bill Ballard
The ketogenic diet (KD) is increasingly being used to treat patients with intractable epilepsy. Despite decades of research, the reason for its success, when anticonvulsants have failed, is still not completely understood. There are, however, many candidate mechanisms which can be grouped into those that alter neuronal excitability at the synapse, and those that confer neuroprotection. The molecular underpinning of these mechanisms centres on the shift from glucose- to lipid-based energy generation that accompanies a high fat/low carbohydrate diet...
September 13, 2017: Seizure: the Journal of the British Epilepsy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938766/dietary-effects-of-bacillus-subtilis-fmbj-on-the-antioxidant-capacity-of-broilers-at-an-early-age
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Lili Zhang, Kaiwen Bai, Jingfei Zhang, Wen Xu, Qiang Huang, Tian Wang
This study was designed to evaluate the usage of Bacillus subtilis fmbj (BS fmbj) in broiler diets, and its effects on the antioxidant capacity of broilers at an early age. A total of 240 day-old male Arbor Acres (AA) broilers were randomly assigned to 4 groups, namely the control (CON) group (fed basal diets with 0 cfu/kg BS fmbj), the BS-1 group (fed basal diet with 0.2 × 1011 cfu/kg BS fmbj), BS-2 group (fed basal diet with 0.3 × 1011 cfu/kg BS fmbj), and BS-3 group (fed basal diet with 0.4 × 1011 cfu/kg BS fmbj)...
October 1, 2017: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938592/visible-light-sensitive-titanium-dioxide-nanoplatform-for-tumor-responsive-fe2-liberating-and-artemisinin-delivery
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Huijuan Zhang, Hongling Zhang, Xing Zhu, Xiaoge Zhang, Qianqian Chen, Jianjiao Chen, Lin Hou, Zhenzhong Zhang
Artemisinin is a kind of Fe(2+)-dependent drugs. Artemisinin and Fe(2+) co-transport systems can improve its anti-tumor effect. In this study, a visible light-sensitive nanoplatform (HA-TiO2-IONPs/ART) was developed. Detailed investigation demonstrated that HA-TiO2-IONPs/ART could realize Fe(2+) and artemisinin synchronous co-delivery and tumor-responsive release. This feature enhanced the anti-tumor efficiency of artemisinin significantly. In vitro results proved that hyaluronic acid modification could improve the biocompatibility, dispersion stability and cytophagy ability of nanocarriers...
August 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938588/calreticulin-modulates-the-intracellular-survival-of-mycobacteria-by-regulating-er-stress-mediated-apoptosis
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Sung Hee Jo, Ji-Ae Choi, Yun-Ji Lim, Junghwan Lee, Soo-Na Cho, Sung-Man Oh, Dam Go, Seon-Hwa Kim, Chang-Hwa Song
Endoplasmic reticulum (ER)-stress-mediated apoptosis is a host defense mechanism against Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) infection. Calreticulin (CRT) is the major calcium-binding chaperone protein. Previous reports have suggested a close relationship between the cell-surface expression of CRT and apoptosis. In this study, the role of CRT during Mtb infection was examined. The results showed that Mtb infection induces CRT production by macrophages and that CRT levels are correlated with the degree of apoptotic cell death...
August 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938571/preclinical-study-of-cc223-as-a-potential-anti-ovarian-cancer-agent
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Zhenzhen Jin, Huanfu Niu, Xuenan Wang, Lei Zhang, Qin Wang, Aijun Yang
Aberrant activation of mTOR contributes to ovarian cancer progression. CC223 is a novel and potent mTOR kinase inhibitor. The current study tested its activity against human ovarian cancer cells. We showed that CC223, at nM concentrations, inhibited survival and proliferation of established/primary human ovarian cancer cells. Further, significant apoptosis activation was observed in CC223-treated ovarian cancer cells. CC223 disrupted assembly of mTOR complex 1 (mTORC1) and mTORC2 in SKOV3 cells. Meanwhile, activation of mTORC1 and mTORC2 was almost completely blocked by CC223...
August 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938426/a-sustained-activation-of-pancreatic-nmdars-is-a-novel-factor-of-%C3%AE-cell-apoptosis-and-dysfunction
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Xiao-Ting Huang, Shao-Jie Yue, Chen Li, Yan-Hong Huang, Qing-Mei Cheng, Xiao-Hong Li, Cai-Xia Hao, Ling-Zhi Wang, Jian-Ping Xu, Ming Ji, Chen Chen, Dan-Dan Feng, Zi-Qiang Luo
Type 2 diabetes, which features β-cell failure, is caused by the decrease of β-cell mass and insulin secretory function. Current treatments fail to halt the decrease of functional β-cell mass. Strategies to prevent β-cell apoptosis and dysfunction are highly desirable. Recently, our group and others have reported that blockade of N-methyl-D-aspartate receptors (NMDARs) in the islets has been proposed to prevent the progress of type 2 diabetes through improving β-cell function. It suggests that a sustained activation of the NMDARs may exhibit deleterious effect on β-cells...
September 4, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938395/aldose-reductase-mediates-nlrp3-inflammasome-initiated-innate-immune-response-in-hyperglycemia-induced-thp1-monocytes-and-male-mice
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Pabitra B Pal, Himangshu Sonowal, Kirtikar Shukla, Satish K Srivastava, Kota V Ramana
Despite recent studies that show oxidative stress-generated reactive oxygen species (ROS) regulate NLRP3-inflammasome-mediated innate immune response in various diabetic complications, the mechanism(s) of how ROS activate innate immune response is not well understood. We have shown earlier that aldose reductase (AR), besides reducing glucose, reduces lipid aldehydes and their glutathione conjugates and participates in various oxidative stress-induced inflammatory pathways. To understand the role of AR in ROS-induced innate immune response, we have investigated the mechanism(s) by which AR activates hyperglycemia-induced NLRP3-inflammsome- initiated innate immune response in Thp1 monocytes and in streptozotocin (STZ)-induced diabetic mice...
July 28, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937978/a-new-discrete-dynamic-model-of-aba-induced-stomatal-closure-predicts-key-feedback-loops
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Réka Albert, Biswa R Acharya, Byeong Wook Jeon, Jorge G T Zañudo, Mengmeng Zhu, Karim Osman, Sarah M Assmann
Stomata, microscopic pores in leaf surfaces through which water loss and carbon dioxide uptake occur, are closed in response to drought by the phytohormone abscisic acid (ABA). This process is vital for drought tolerance and has been the topic of extensive experimental investigation in the last decades. Although a core signaling chain has been elucidated consisting of ABA binding to receptors, which alleviates negative regulation by protein phosphatases 2C (PP2Cs) of the protein kinase OPEN STOMATA 1 (OST1) and ultimately results in activation of anion channels, osmotic water loss, and stomatal closure, over 70 additional components have been identified, yet their relationships with each other and the core components are poorly elucidated...
September 22, 2017: PLoS Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937916/nanoparticles-for-advanced-photodynamic-therapy-of-cancer
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Heidi Abrahamse, Cherie Ann Kruger, Sania Kadanyo, Ajay Mishra
The world widespread rise in cancer incidence has caused an increase in the demand for effective and safe materials for treatment. One of the most prevalent forms of treatment for cancer is photodynamic therapy (PDT), which is seen as an alternative to radiotherapy, as well as chemotherapy. In more recent years, researchers are exploring new nanotechnology-based strategies to improve the effectiveness of PDT. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this review is to explore the current trends and research findings associated with PDT and the development of nanotechnology as treatment modality for cancer...
September 21, 2017: Photomedicine and Laser Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937788/lipid-extracts-from-the-brains-of-silver-carp-hypophthalmichthys-molitrix-induce-apoptosis-in-mcf-7-cells-through-the-generation-of-reactive-oxygen-species-and-the-mitochondrial-pathway
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Caixia Wang, Wenshui Xia, Qixing Jiang, Yanshun Xu, Peipei Yu
Previous studies have verified the protective role of n3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) in cancer. Fish brain lipids are rich in n3 PUFAs. However, the action and mechanism of their potent anticancer activities remain unclear. In this study, polar lipids (PLs) and neutral lipids (NLs) were isolated from the total lipids (TLs) of the silver carp brain, and the anticancer effects of the lipid fractions (LFs) were examined in a human breast cancer cell line (MCF-7). The LFs effectively inhibited the cell proliferation of MCF-7 cells in a time- and concentration-dependent manner by cell cycle arrest at the S stage and induction of apoptosis...
September 22, 2017: Nutrition and Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937764/is-vitamin-a-an-antioxidant-or-a-prooxidant
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Duy Quang Dao, Thi Chinh Ngo, Nguyen Minh Thong, Pham Cam Nam
Antioxidant efficiency of all-trans-retinol has been studied on the basis of characteristic thermochemical properties using density functional theory. The influence of the solvent polarity has also been evaluated. It is found that retinol may act in parallel as an effective antioxidant via H-atom donating as well as a prooxidant in yielding reactive hydroxyl radical. In fact, the lowest values of bond dissociation enthalpy were found at C18-H and C18-OH positions. Retinol was also determined as good electron donor but bad acceptor in the single electron transfer (ET) reaction with hydroperoxyl (HOO●) radical...
September 22, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937680/salinomycin-kills-cancer-stem-cells-by-sequestering-iron-in-lysosomes
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Trang Thi Mai, Ahmed Hamaï, Antje Hienzsch, Tatiana Cañeque, Sebastian Müller, Julien Wicinski, Olivier Cabaud, Christine Leroy, Amandine David, Verónica Acevedo, Akihide Ryo, Christophe Ginestier, Daniel Birnbaum, Emmanuelle Charafe-Jauffret, Patrice Codogno, Maryam Mehrpour, Raphaël Rodriguez
Cancer stem cells (CSCs) represent a subset of cells within tumours that exhibit self-renewal properties and the capacity to seed tumours. CSCs are typically refractory to conventional treatments and have been associated to metastasis and relapse. Salinomycin operates as a selective agent against CSCs through mechanisms that remain elusive. Here, we provide evidence that a synthetic derivative of salinomycin, which we named ironomycin (AM5), exhibits a more potent and selective activity against breast CSCs in vitro and in vivo, by accumulating and sequestering iron in lysosomes...
October 2017: Nature Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937257/uric-acid-contributes-greatly-to-hepatic-antioxidant-capacity-besides-protein
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T Mikami, M Sorimachi
Uric acid is the end-product of purine nucleotide metabolism and an increase in uric acid concentration in the body results in hyperuricemia, ultimately leading to gout. However, uric acid is a potent antioxidant and interacts with reactive oxygen species (ROS) to be non-enzymatically converted to allantoin. Uric acid accounts for approximately 60% of antioxidant capacity in the plasma; however, its contribution to tissue antioxidant capacity is unknown. In this study, the contribution of uric acid to tissue antioxidant capacity and its conversion to allantoin by scavenging ROS in tissue were examined...
September 22, 2017: Physiological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937232/physiology-of-nitric-oxide-in-the-respiratory-system
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M Antosova, D Mokra, L Pepucha, J Plevkova, T Buday, M Sterusky, A Bencova
Nitric oxide (NO) is an important endogenous neurotransmitter and mediator. It participates in regulation of physiological processes in different organ systems including airways. Therefore, it is important to clarify its role in the regulation of both airway and vascular smooth muscle, neurotransmission and neurotoxicity, mucus transport, lung development and in the. surfactant production. The bioactivity of NO is highly variable and depends on many factors: the presence and activity of NO-producing enzymes, activity of competitive enzymes (e...
September 22, 2017: Physiological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937157/mutual-interference-of-cu-and-zn-ions-in-alzheimer-s-disease-perspectives-at-the-molecular-level
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Elena Atrián-Blasco, Amandine Conte-Daban, Christelle Hureau
While metal ions such as copper and zinc are essential in biology, they are also linked to several amyloid-related diseases, including Alzheimer's disease (AD). Zinc and copper can indeed modify the aggregation pathways of the amyloid-β (Aβ) peptide, the key component encountered in AD. In addition, the redox active copper ions do produce Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS) when bound to the Aβ peptide. While Cu(i) or Cu(ii) or Zn(ii) coordination to the Aβ has been extensively studied in the last ten years, characterization of hetero-bimetallic Aβ complexes is still scarce...
September 22, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937042/sirtuin-1-mediates-hydrogen-sulfide-induced-cytoprotection-effects-in-neonatal-mouse-cardiomyocytes
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Ai-Jun Liu, Bin Li, Ming Yang, Yang Liu, Ying-Long Liu, Jun-Wu Su
BACKGROUND: Current knowledge indicates that oxidative damage and the following inflammation is pivotal pathway for myocardial cell death. In recent decades, hydrogen sulfide (H2S) has been identified as a novel endogenous vasodilator and neuromodulator due to its antioxidation capacity. However, whether H2S pretreatment in neonatal mouse cardiomyocytes is a protection effect against oxidative stress remains elusive. METHODS: Primary neonatal mouse cardiomyocytes were isolated and cultured, subsequently, pretreated with the H2S donor, sodium hydrosulfide (NaHS)...
October 5, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936822/-posterior-reversible-encephalopathy-syndrome-triggerred-by-alcohol-withdrawal
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Tuğçe Mengi, Yaprak Seçil, Aysel Çoban, Yeşim Beckmann
INTRODUCTION: Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES) is a clinico-radiological entity characterized by headache, altered mental status, epileptic seizures, visual disturbances and typically transient changes in posterior cerebral circulation areas. In this article, we present a case of alcohol withdrawal accompanied by PRES. CASE PRESENTATION: A 53-year-old male patient presented to the emergency department with visual hallucinations and meaningless speech...
2017: Türk Psikiyatri Dergisi, Turkish Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936806/simultaneous-application-of-cisplatin-and-static-magnetic-field-enhances-oxidative-stress-in-hela-cell-line
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Samaneh Kamalipooya, Parviz Abdolmaleki, Zahra Salemi, Fatemeh Javani Jouni, Jaber Zafari, Homa Soleimani
In this study, we reported the effects of simultaneous application of static magnetic field (SMF) and cisplatin as an anticancer drug on the oxidative stress in human cervical cancer (HeLa) cell line and normal skin fibroblast cells (Hu02). The cells were exposed to different SMF intensities (7, 10, and 15 mT) for 24 and 48 h. IC50 concentrations of cisplatin were obtained by MTT assay. The cytotoxic effects of combined treatment were studied by measuring the intracellular reactive oxygen species content using flow cytometric method and estimation of membrane lipid peroxidation by spectrophotometry...
September 21, 2017: In Vitro Cellular & Developmental Biology. Animal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936789/toxic-synergism-between-quinolinic-acid-and-glutaric-acid-in-neuronal-cells-is-mediated-by-oxidative-stress-insights-to-a-new-toxic-model
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Paula Pierozan, Ana Laura Colín-González, Helena Biasibetti, Janaina Camacho da Silva, Angela Wyse, Moacir Wajner, Abel Santamaria
It has been shown that synergistic toxic effects of quinolinic acid (QUIN) and glutaric acid (GA), both in isolated nerve endings and in vivo conditions, suggest the contribution of these metabolites to neurodegeneration. However, this synergism still requires a detailed characterization of the mechanisms involved in cell damage during its occurrence. In this study, the effects of subtoxic concentrations of QUIN and/or GA were tested in neuronal cultures, co-cultures (neuronal cells + astrocytes), and mixed cultures (neuronal cells + astrocytes + microglia) from rat cortex and striatum...
September 21, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936716/induction-of-reactive-oxygen-species-an-emerging-approach-for-cancer-therapy
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REVIEW
Zhengzhi Zou, Haocai Chang, Haolong Li, Songmao Wang
Reactive oxygen species (ROS), a group of ions and molecules, include hydroxyl radicals (·OH), alkoxyl radicals, superoxide anion (O2·-), singlet oxygen ((1)O2) and hydrogen peroxide (H2O2). Hydroxyl radicals and alkoxyl radicals are extremely and highly reactive species respectively. Endogenous ROS are mainly formed in mitochondrial respiratory chain. Low levels of ROS play important roles in regulating biological functions in mammalian cells. However, excess production of ROS can induce cell death by oxidative damaging effects to intracellular biomacromolecules...
September 21, 2017: Apoptosis: An International Journal on Programmed Cell Death
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