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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538980/downregulation-of-lysyl-oxidase-protects-retinal-endothelial-cells-from-high-glucose-induced-apoptosis
#1
Dongjoon Kim, Robert P Mecham, Philip C Trackman, Sayon Roy
Purpose: To investigate the effect of reducing high glucose (HG)-induced lysyl oxidase (LOX) overexpression and increased activity on retinal endothelial cell apoptosis. Methods: Rat retinal endothelial cells (RRECs) were grown in normal (N) or HG (30 mM glucose) medium for 7 days. In parallel, RRECs were grown in HG medium and transfected with LOX small interfering RNA (siRNA), scrambled siRNA as control, or exposed to β-aminopropionitrile (BAPN), a LOX inhibitor...
May 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538848/-chemoprotective-effect-of-the-alkaloid-extract-of-melocactus-bellavistensis-against-colon-cancer-induced-in-rats-using-1-2-dimethylhydrazine
#2
Karla Ríos-León, Cesar Fuertes-Ruiton, Jorge Arroyo, Julio Ruiz
Objectives: To determine the toxicity and chemoprotective effect of the alkaloid extract of Melocactus bellavistensis against colon cancer induced in rats using 1,2-dimethylhydrazine (DMH). Materials and methods: The alkaloid extract was obtained from the fleshy part of M. bellavistensis, and an acute toxicity test was then carried out on 30 mice of the Balb C57 strain. To assess its chemoprotective effect, colon cancer was induced in 45 Holtzman rats using DMH according to the following experimental design: one control group received 2 mL/kg sodium polysorbate, and four groups received 20 mg/kg DMH plus 0, 1, 5, or 10 mg/kg M...
January 2017: Revista Peruana de Medicina Experimental y Salud Pública
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538815/effects-of-electroacupuncture-on-stress-and-anxiety-related-responses-in-rats
#3
Ricardo M Bassetto, Tatiana Wscieklica, Kathlein C P Pouza, Daniela Ortolani, Milena B Viana, Isabel C Cespedes, Regina C Spadari
The aim of this work was to investigate if eletroacupuncture at PC6 would modulate the stress-induced anxiety-like behavior and the level of activation of several brain areas. Rats were distributed in groups: control; submitted to immobilization; submitted to immobilization and eletroacupuncture at PC6 or at the tail. Immobilization increased grooming and decreased stretched attend postures and the time spent in the open arms of the ele-vated plus-maze. Eletroacupuncture at PC6 or tail canceled the effect of immobilization on grooming and attenuated the stretched attend posture...
May 22, 2017: Anais da Academia Brasileira de Ciências
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538806/development-of-a-new-model-of-actinic-enteritis-in-rats-using-a-cobalt-60-open-source-and-a-protection-device-as-a-collimator
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Vinicius Rodrigues Taranto Nunes, Paula Vieira Teixeira Vidigal, Márcio Tadeu Pereira, Luís Carlos Duarte Ladeira, Rafael Calvão Barbuto, Ivana Duval-Araujo
Purpose: To describe a new model of actinic enteritis that does not use radiotherapy machines. Methods: Sixteen Wistar rats were divided into four groups, consisting of four animals each: control (group A), two weeks after irradiation (group B), five weeks after irradiation (group C) and eight weeks after irradiation (group D). Animals were given a 10Gy radiation from a Cobalt-60 natural source in a nuclear technology research center. Protections of the surrounding tissues were obtained through the usage of plumb devices with a hole in the center, which served as a collimator...
April 2017: Acta Cirúrgica Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538804/transitional-metaplasia-in-intestinal-epithelium-of-rats-submitted-to-intestinal-cystoplasty-and-treatment-with-l-lysine
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Alessandra Marques Dos Santos, Joao Paulo Ferreira Coelho, Camila de Carvalho Juanes, Rafael Barbosa de Azevedo, Clara Araujo Diniz, Francisco Vagnaldo Fechine Jamacaru, Conceição Aparecida Dornelas
Purpose: To evaluated the effects of L-lysine on the intestinal and urothelial epithelia in cystoplasty in rats. Methods: Twenty-eight 9-week-old rats were assigned to 4 groups: Group A (n=8) cystoplasty followed by administration of L-lysine (150 mg/kg body weight by gavage) for 30 weeks; Group B (n=8) cystoplasty + water for 30 weeks; Group C (n=6) L-lysine for 30 weeks; Group D (n=6) water for 30 weeks. Results: On histopathology with hematoxylin and eosin, mild to moderate hyperplasia transitional was observed in at the site of anastomosis in all animals submitted to cystoplasty (Groups A and B), but "transitional metaplasia" of the intestinal glandular epithelium was more accentuated in Group A (p=0...
April 2017: Acta Cirúrgica Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538803/comparative-study-between-standard-and-inside-out-vein-graft-techniques-on-sciatic-nerve-repair-of-rats-muscular-and-functional-analysis
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Cleuber Rodrigo de Souza Bueno, Mizael Pereira, Idvaldo Aparecido, Rogerio Leone Buchaim, Jesus Carlos Andreo, Antônio de Castro Rodrigues, Geraldo Marco
Purpose: To compare the functional result of standart vein grafts and inside-out vein graft technique on sciatic nerve repair. Methods: We used 24 male Wistar rats divided into 4 groups: control group (CG), standard vein graft group (SVG), Inside-out vein graft group (IOVG) and denervated Group (DG). SVG, IOVG and DG underwent total section of the sciatic nerve, SVG and IOVG however underwent nerve repair surgery using a graft with normal jugular vein and inside-out jugular vein, respectively...
April 2017: Acta Cirúrgica Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538802/the-effect-of-intradermal-administration-of-inactive-platelet-rich-plasma-on-flap-viability-in-rats
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Erkan Orhan, Ahmet Çağrı Uysal, Engin Başer, Dürdane Keskin, Çiğdem Demiroğlu-Yakut
Purpose: To evaluate the effect of inactive form of platelet rich plasma (PRP) on the flap viability. Methods: Thirty six rats were used. Rats were divided into six groups then 9x3 cm random pattern skin flaps were elevated from dorsum of all rats. For precluding vascularization from the base, a silicone layer was placed under the flap in groups 2(only flap+silicone), 4(saline+silicone) and 6(PRP+silicone). In groups 1(only flap), 2(only flap+silicone) nothing was done except flap surgery...
April 2017: Acta Cirúrgica Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538801/effects-of-hyperbaric-oxygen-and-nerve-growth-factor-on-the-long-term-neural-behavior-of-neonatal-rats-with-hypoxic-ischemic-brain-damage
#8
Lixia Wei, Qing Ren, Yongjun Zhang, Jiwen Wang
Purpose: To evaluate the effects of HBO (Hyperbaric oxygen) and NGF (Nerve growth factor) on the long-term neural behavior of neonatal rats with HIBD (Neonatal hypoxic ischemic brain damage). Methods: The HIBD model was produced by ligating the right common carotid artery of 7 days old SD (Sprague-Dawley) rats followed by 8% O2 + 92% N2 for 2h. Totally 40 rats were randomly divided into 5 groups including sham-operated group, HIBD control group, HBO treated group, NGF treated group and NGF + HBO treated group...
April 2017: Acta Cirúrgica Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538800/effect-of-aqueous-extract-of-the-leaves-of-baccharis-trimera-on-the-proliferation-of-hepatocytes-after-partial-hepatectomy-in-rats
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Sonia Oliveira Lima, Maria Bernadete Galrão de Almeida Figueiredo, Vanessa Rocha de Santana, Danillo Primo Andrade Santana, Matheus de Souza Nogueira, Erick Sobral Porto, Renata Lima Batalha de Andrade, Jessica Macêdo Santos, Ricardo Luiz Cavalcanti de Albuquerque, Juliana Cordeiro Cardoso
Purpose: To evaluate the effect of aqueous extract of Baccharis trimera leaves on the proliferative capacity of the liver after partial hepatectomy (PH) in rats. Methods: Twenty Wistar rats weighing between 300 and 450g were divided into two groups: control (HP) and test (HP100-rats that received the aqueous extract of Baccharis trimera for four days at a dose of 100 mg / kg / day). On the fifth day, animals from both groups underwent resection of 70% of the liver...
April 2017: Acta Cirúrgica Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538761/effects-of-continuous-and-accumulated-exercise-on-endothelial-function-in-rat-aorta
#10
Juliana Edwiges Martinez, Elane de Fátima Taipeiro, Agnaldo Bruno Chies
Background: The practice of exercise in short bouts repeated throughout the day may be an alternative strategy to lift people out of physical inactivity. Objective: to evaluate if accumulated exercise, as occurs in continuous exercise training, improve endothelial function in rat aorta. Methods: Wistar male rats were divided into three groups: continuous exercise (CEx, 1 hour on the treadmill) or accumulated exercise (AEx, 4 bouts of 15 minutes / day) for 5 days/week for 8 weeks, or sedentary (SED)...
April 2017: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cardiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538709/minimal-invasive-cystometry-and-intra-abdominal-pressure-assessments-in-rodents-a-novel-animal-study
#11
Yafei Yang, Jin Yang, Lin Chen, Jianyun Hu, Shasha Xing, Bastian Amend, Arnulf Stenzl, Xin Wei, Haifeng Hu
BACKGROUND The abdominal straining pattern can act as a novel parameter for improving the prediction of bladder outlet obstruction (BOO). To preserve detrusor function in the early stage of urinary system impairment, such as BOO, we establish a novel method for cystometry and Intra-abdominal pressure (IAP) assessments in rodents without cystostomy. MATERIAL AND METHODS Twenty mice and rats were divided into three groups (control, sham-operated and BOO group) respectively. The cystometry and IAP assessments were measured by the pediatric venous indwelling sheath and coronary dilatation catheter connected to Laborie urodynamic system on postoperative day 7...
May 24, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538694/essential-role-of-growth-hormone-and-igf-1-in-therapeutic-effect-of-ghrelin-in-the-course-of-acetic-acid-induced-colitis
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Piotr Ceranowicz, Zygmunt Warzecha, Jakub Cieszkowski, Dagmara Ceranowicz, Beata Kuśnierz-Cabala, Joanna Bonior, Jolanta Jaworek, Tadeusz Ambroży, Krzysztof Gil, Rafał Olszanecki, Małgorzata Pihut, Artur Dembiński
Previous studies have shown that ghrelin exhibits a protective and therapeutic effect in the gut. The aim of the present study was to examine whether administration of ghrelin affects the course of acetic acid-induced colitis and to determine what is the role of growth hormone (GH) and insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) in this effect. In sham-operated or hypophysectomized male Wistar rats, colitis was induced by enema with 1 mL of 3% solution of acetic acid. Saline or ghrelin (given at the dose of 8 nmol/kg/dose) was administered intraperitoneally twice a day...
May 24, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538666/melatonin-attenuates-pulmonary-hypertension-in-chronically-hypoxic-rats
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Ming Wai Hung, Hang Mee Yeung, Chi Fai Lau, Angela Ming See Poon, George L Tipoe, Man Lung Fung
Chronic hypoxia induces pulmonary hypertension and vascular remodeling, which are clinically relevant to patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) associated with a decreased level of nitric oxide (NO). Oxidative stress and inflammation play important roles in the pathophysiological processes in COPD. We examined the hypothesis that daily administration of melatonin (10 mg/kg) mitigates the pulmonary hypertension and vascular remodeling in chronically hypoxic rats. The right ventricular systolic pressure (RVSP) and the thickness of pulmonary arteriolar wall were measured from normoxic control, vehicle- and melatonin-treated hypoxic rats exposed to 10% O₂ for 14 days...
May 24, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538568/comparison-of-lymphovenous-shunt-methods-in-a-rat-model-supermicrosurgical-lymphaticovenular-anastomosis-versus-microsurgical-lymphaticovenous-implantation
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Ryohei Ishiura, Takumi Yamamoto, Takahumi Saito, Daisuke Mito, Takuya Iida
BACKGROUND: Lymphaticovenular anastomosis and lymphaticovenous implantation are the most popular lymphovenous shunt operations for the treatment of obstructive lymphedema. However, no study has been reported regarding direct comparison between lymphaticovenular anastomosis and lymphaticovenous implantation. This study aimed to compare postoperative patency of lymphaticovenular anastomosis and lymphaticovenous implantation using a rat model. METHODS: Twelve Wistar rats were used for the study...
June 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538566/predicting-thrombosis-formation-in-1-mm-diameter-arterial-anastomoses-with-transit-time-ultrasound-technology
#15
Gabrielle Shaughness, Collin Blackburn, Alberto Ballestín, Yelena Akelina, Jeffrey A Ascherman
BACKGROUND: Thrombosis is a common source of failure in anastomoses, flaps, and vascular grafts. Ensuring vessel patency is critical to the success of microvascular procedures. Any tool that can accurately predict the patency of an anastomosis intraoperatively would enable the surgeon to detect and correct flow restrictions while the patient is still in the operating room. METHODS: The authors used transit-time ultrasound technology in this pilot study to investigate whether a minimal cutoff value for quantitative postoperative blood flow (in milliliters per minute) could be established that would reliably predict sustained vessel patency at 24 hours postoperatively...
June 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538519/expression-of-brain-derived-neurotrophic-factors-neurotrophin-3-and-neurotrophin-4-in-the-nucleus-accumbens-during-heroin-dependency-and-withdrawal
#16
Yixin Li, Baijuan Xia, Rongrong Li, Dan Yin, Yanlin Wang, Wenmei Liang
Neurotrophins, brain-derived neurotrophic factors (BDNF), neurotrophin-3 (NT-3), and neurotrophin-4 (NT-4), have been implicated in the modulation of heroin dependency. This study was designed to explore the expression alterations of BDNF, NT-3, and NT-4 in the context of heroin dependence and withdrawal in the rat nucleus accumbens (NAc). Heroin dependence was induced by a progressive intraperitoneal treatment of heroin. The results showed that the expression levels of BDNF and NT-4 were significantly decreased in the NAc of rats with heroin addiction in comparison with the control group, whereas there was a significant increase in BDNF and NT-4 expressions in the groups of rats with both naloxone-induced and spontaneous withdrawal...
May 19, 2017: Neuroreport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538213/prediction-of-egfr-and-kras-mutation-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-using-quantitative-18f-fdg-pet-ct-metrics
#17
Ryogo Minamimoto, Mehran Jamali, Olivier Gevaert, Sebastian Echegaray, Amanda Khuong, Chuong D Hoang, Joseph B Shrager, Sylvia K Plevritis, Daniel L Rubin, Ann N Leung, Sandy Napel, Andrew Quon
This study investigated the relationship between epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) and Kirsten rat sarcoma viral oncogene homolog (KRAS) mutations in non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and quantitative FDG-PET/CT parameters including tumor heterogeneity. 131 patients with NSCLC underwent staging FDG-PET/CT followed by tumor resection and histopathological analysis that included testing for the EGFR and KRAS gene mutations. Patient and lesion characteristics, including smoking habits and FDG uptake parameters, were correlated to each gene mutation...
May 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538193/ethyl-pyruvate-protects-pc12-cells-from-oxygen-glucose-deprivation-a-potential-role-in-ischemic-cerebrovascular-disease
#18
Wenbo Li, Jiyu Lou, Liping Wei, Hongying Bai, Yaohui Zhang, Yuqing He
The protective potential of ethyl pyruvate (EP) on neuron has been investigated previously. This study was intended to investigate the effects of EP on the severity of oxygen-glucose deprivation (OGD)-induced injury in neural-like PC12 cells. PC12 cells were exposed to OGD condition with or without EP treatment. Then, cell viability, apoptosis, and the expressions of neurotrophic factors were detected. Further, Sprague-Dawley rats were intravenously administered with 5mg/kg EP for 14 days post-middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO)...
May 21, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538181/malate-and-aspartate-increase-l-arginine-and-nitric-oxide-and-attenuate-hypertension
#19
Entai Hou, Na Sun, Fuchang Zhang, Chenyang Zhao, Kristie Usa, Mingyu Liang, Zhongmin Tian
Fumarase catalyzes the interconversion of fumarate and L-malate in the tricarboxylic acid cycle. The Dahl salt-sensitive (SS) rat, a model of salt-sensitive hypertension, exhibits fumarase insufficiencies. To investigate the mechanism mediating the effect of fumarase-related metabolites on hypertension, we considered the pathway in which L-malate can be converted to oxaloacetate, aspartate, argininosuccinate, and L-arginine, the substrate of nitric oxide (NO) synthase. The levels of aspartate, citrulline, L-arginine, and NO were significantly decreased in the kidneys of SS rats compared to salt-insensitive consomic SS...
May 23, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538086/sphingosine-1-phosphate-receptor-1-agonist-sew2871-causes-severe-cardiac-side-effects-and-does-not-improve-microvascular-barrier-breakdown-in-sepsis
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Sven Flemming, Natalie Burkard, Michael Meir, Martin Alexander Schick, Christoph-Thomas Germer, Nicolas Schlegel
BACKGROUND: Endothelial barrier dysfunction is a hallmark in the pathogenesis of sepsis. Sphingosine-1-phosphate (S1P) has been proposed to be critically involved in the maintenance of endothelial barrier function predominately by activating S1P receptor-1 (S1P1). Previous studies have shown that the specific S1P1 agonist SEW2871 improves endothelial barrier function under inflammatory conditions. However, the effectiveness of SEW2871 and potential side effects remained largely unexplored in a clinically relevant model of sepsis...
May 23, 2017: Shock
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