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Zahoor Qadir Samra, Sadaf Shabir, Zainab Rahmat, Mariam Zaman, Aqsa Nazir, Nadia Dar, Muhammad Amin Athar
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October 18, 2016: Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology
Saleh Ayashi, Ahmad Reza Assareh, Mohammad Taha Jalali, Samaneh Olapour, Hamid Yaghooti
OBJECTIVE: Carvedilol is a nonselective third generation β-blocker that does not display the negative effects of traditional β-blockers. Regarding the antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and distinct metabolic properties of carvedilol which are similar to that of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) and paraoxonase 1 (PON1), the present study intends to investigate the effects of carvedilol treatment on malondialdehyde (MDA) and soluble lectin-like ox-low-density lipoprotein (LDL) receptor (sLOX-1) as markers of oxidative stress in association to lipid profiles, apolipoproteins (apo), and PON1 activity in hypertensive patients...
July 2016: Indian Journal of Pharmacology
Huseyin Besiroglu, Mustafa Kadihasanoglu, Emin Ozbek
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October 17, 2016: Renal Failure
Jae-Yong Kim, Eun-Young Lee, Jin Kyun Park, Yeong Wook Song, Jae-Ryong Kim, Kyung-Hyun Cho
OBJECTIVE: In order to identify putative biomarkers in lipoprotein, we compared lipid and lipoprotein properties between rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients and control with similar age. METHODS: We analyzed four classes of lipoproteins (VLDL, LDL, HDL2, HDL3) from both male (n = 8, 69±4 year-old) and female (n = 25, 53±7 year-old) rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients as well as controls with similar age (n = 13). RESULTS: Although RA group showed normal levels of total cholesterol (TC), low-density lipoprotein (LDL)-cholesterol, and glucose, however, the RA group showed significantly reduced high-density lipoprotein (HDL)-C level and ratio of HDL-C/TC...
2016: PloS One
Y Altuner Torun, U Ertural, A B Ergul, C Karakukcu, M A Akin
OBJECTIVE: Indirect bilirubin exerts an antioxidant effect when increased mildly. This study aimed to investigate whether increased bilirubin levels lead to an oxidant effect in newborns with hyperbilirubinemia requiring phototherapy. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The study included 30 term newborn infants aged 0-7 days with indirect hyperbilirubinemia requiring phototherapy and no comorbid disease as the study group. In addition, 30 term healthy newborn infants aged 0-7 days without indirect hyperbilirubinemia were employed as a control group...
October 11, 2016: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
Ángeles C Ochoa-Martínez, Tania Ruíz-Vera, Sandra T Orta-García, G Domínguez-Cortinas, Jorge A Jiménez-Avalos, Iván N Pérez-Maldonado
AIM: This study aimed to evaluate the genetic effects of PON1 Q192R polymorphism on serum FABP4 levels in Mexican women. METHODS: PON1 Q192R polymorphism was genotyped using a TaqMan allelic discrimination assay and serum FABP4 concentration was measured using an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. RESULTS: The distribution of genotype frequencies in the assessed women (PON1 Q192R polymorphism) was QQ = 20%, QR = 48%, and RR = 32%...
October 6, 2016: Annals of Human Biology
Lai Peng, Stephanie Piekos, Grace L Guo, Xiao-Bo Zhong
The expression of phase-I drug metabolizing enzymes in liver changes dramatically during postnatal liver maturation. Farnesoid X receptor (FXR) is critical for bile acid and lipid homeostasis in liver. However, the role of FXR in regulating ontogeny of phase-I drug metabolizing genes is not clear. Hence, we applied RNA-sequencing to quantify the developmental expression of phase-I genes in both Fxr-null and control (C57BL/6) mouse livers during development. Liver samples of male C57BL/6 and Fxr-null mice at 6 different ages from prenatal to adult were used...
September 2016: Acta Pharmaceutica Sinica. B
Miha Purg, Anna Pabis, Florian Baier, Nobuhiko Tokuriki, Colin Jackson, Shina Caroline Lynn Kamerlin
Diverse organophosphate hydrolases have convergently evolved the ability to hydrolyse man-made organophosphates. Thus, these enzymes are attractive model systems for studying the factors shaping enzyme functional evolution. Methyl parathion hydrolase (MPH) is an enzyme from the metallo-β-lactamase superfamily, which hydrolyses a wide range of organophosphate, aryl ester and lactone substrates. In addition, MPH demonstrates metal-ion-dependent selectivity patterns. The origins of this remain unclear, but are linked to open questions about the more general role of metal ions in functional evolution and divergence within enzyme superfamilies...
November 13, 2016: Philosophical Transactions. Series A, Mathematical, Physical, and Engineering Sciences
Kannadasan AnandBabu, S R Bharathidevi, Sarangapani Sripriya, Parveen Sen, Vadivelu Jaya Prakash, Appukuttan Bindu, Natarajan Viswanathan, Narayanasamy Angayarkanni
Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is a multifactorial disease causing visual impairment in old age. Oxidative stress is one of the main contributors for the disease progression. Paraoxonase (PON), a HDL-resident antioxidant enzyme which removes oxidized low density lipoprotein (oxLDL), which is not studied much in AMD. This study assesses the PON activities in relation to the lipid status and genetic variants in AMD patients. In this prospective case-control study, a total of 48 AMD patients and 30 unrelated healthy controls were recruited...
September 28, 2016: Experimental Eye Research
A Jamroz-Wiśniewska, J Bełtowski, H Bartosik-Psujek, G Wójcicka, K Rejdak
BACKGROUND: Homocysteine thiolactone (HTL) is a cyclic thioester of homocysteine (Hcy) contributing to the toxicity of this amino acid. HTL spontaneously reacts with protein lysine residues leading to altered properties of target proteins and induction of immune response. HTL is hydrolyzed to Hcy by plasma enzyme, paraoxonase 1 (PON1). Although both Hcy and PON1 may be involved in the pathogenesis of multiple sclerosis (MS), protein modification by HTL in this disease has not been studied so far...
October 14, 2016: International Journal of Neuroscience
Didem Turgut Cosan, E Colak, F Saydam, H U Yazıcı, I Degirmenci, A Birdane, E Colak, H V Gunes
Human serum paraoxonase 1 (PON1) is carried by high-density lipoprotein in blood circulation and is shown to be effective in preventing oxidized phospholipids carried by low-density lipoprotein particles, thus it acts as an antioxidant. Polymorphism in this gene has been investigated for many metabolic diseases, but it is not thought to be a genetic risk factor for essential hypertension. The aim of this study was to determine whether there was an association between PON1 gene polymorphisms and concentration with essential hypertension...
2016: Clinical and Experimental Hypertension: CHE
Jie Cai, Sheng-Xian Yuan, Fu Yang, Qi-Fei Tao, Yuan Yang, Qing-Guo Xu, Zhen-Guang Wang, Jian Yu, Kong-Ying Lin, Zong-Yan Wang, Jin-Zhao Ma, Chuan-Chuan Zhou, Fang Wang, Shu-Han Sun, Wei-Ping Zhou
Paraoxonase 3 (PON3) exerts prominent anti-inflammation and anti-oxidation properties mainly at the cellular level, and is primarily expressed in the liver. However, its role in HCC remains unexplored. Here, we investigated the expression pattern, clinical significance, and function of PON3 in HCC. PON3 mRNA and protein levels were respectively determined in two large cohorts using quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR) and immunohistochemistry (IHC) of tissue microarray. We found that PON3 was downregulated in most HCCs...
September 20, 2016: Oncotarget
Yanyong Xu, Hongmei Liu, Mengting Liu, Feifei Li, Liangchen Liu, Fen Du, Daping Fan, Hong Yu
Apolipoprotein E (apoE) is well known as an antiatherogenic protein via regulating lipid metabolism and inflammation. We previously reported that a human apoE mimetic peptide, EpK, reduced atherosclerosis in apoE null (apoE(-/-)) mice through reducing inflammation without affecting plasma lipid levels. Here, we construct another human apoE mimetic peptide, named hEp, and investigate whether expression of hEp can reduce atherosclerotic lesion development in aged female apoE(-/-) mice with pre-existing lesions...
2016: American Journal of Translational Research
Renata Rebeca Pereira, Isabel Cristina Mallosto Emerich de Abreu, Joyce Ferreira da Costa Guerra, Nara Nunes Lage, Juliana Márcia Macedo Lopes, Maísa Silva, Wanderson Geraldo de Lima, Marcelo Eustáquio Silva, Maria Lucia Pedrosa
Açai (Euterpe oleracea Mart.), a fruit from the Amazon region, has emerged as a promising source of polyphenols. Açai consumption has been increasing owing to ascribed health benefits and antioxidant properties; however, its effects on hepatic injury are limited. In this study, we evaluated the antioxidant effect of filtered açai pulp on the expression of paraoxonase (PON) isoforms and PON1 activity in rats with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). The rats were fed a standard AIN-93M (control) diet or a high-fat (HF) diet containing 25% soy oil and 1% cholesterol with or without açai pulp (2 g/day) for 6 weeks...
2016: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
Subhamay Panda, Santamay Panda, Leena Kumari
Parasitic worm infection of humans is one of the most commonly prevalent helminth infection that has imposed great impact on society and public health in the developing world. The two species of hookworm, namely Ancylostoma duodenale and Necator americanus may be primarily responsible for causing parasitic infections in human beings. The highly prevalent areas for Ancylostoma duodenale infections are mainly India, Middle East, Australia, northern Africa and other parts of the world. The serum arylesterases/paraoxonases are family of enzymes that is involved in the hydrolysis of a number of organophosphorus insecticides to the nontoxic products...
July 2016: International Journal of Pharma and Bio Sciences
Osvaldo Fridman, Luis Gariglio, Stephanie Riviere, Rafael Porcile, Alicia Fuchs, Miguel Potenzoni
OBJECTIVES: Oxidative stress and inflammation are important processes in development of atherosclerosis. Paraoxonase 1 (PON1) is a bioscavenger enzyme associated with inflammation and oxidative stress. We evaluate the association of two single nucleotide polymorphisms in PON1 gene, and enzyme activities with lipid profile and glycemia. METHODS: This case-control study consisted of 126 patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) and 203 healthy controls. PON Q192R and L55M polymorphisms were detected by real-time PCR...
September 15, 2016: Archivos de Cardiología de México
Golbon Sohrab, Samira Ebrahimof, Giti Sotoudeh, Tirang Reza Neyestani, Pooneh Angoorani, Mehdi Hedayati, Fereidoun Siasi
Increased free radicals production due to hyperglycemia produces oxidative stress in patients with diabetes. Pomegranate juice (PJ) has antioxidant properties. This study was conducted to determine the effects of PJ consumption in oxidative stress in type 2 diabetic patients. This study was a randomized clinical trial performed on 60, 40-65 years old diabetic patients. The patients were randomly allocated either to PJ consumption group or control. Patients in PJ group consumed 200 ml of PJ daily for six weeks...
September 16, 2016: International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition
Jordi Camps, Anna Hernández-Aguilera, Anabel García-Heredia, Noemí Cabré, Fedra Luciano-Mateo, Meritxell Arenas, Jorge Joven
Metformin is a biguanide used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus and obesity. The main mechanism of action is to decrease the intestinal glucose absorption and the hepatic glucose production. It does not influence insulin secretion. Metformin also increases the affinity of the insulin receptor, reduces high insulin levels and improves insulin resistance. Additionally, it promotes weight loss. Metformin is a pleiotropic compound but acts, largely, by activating 5' adenosine monophosphate (AMP)-activated protein kinase (AMPK)...
September 15, 2016: Current Clinical Pharmacology
Abdolkarim Mahrooz
A growing interest exists in documenting the role of paraoxonase 1 (PON1) in different human diseases including, cardiovascular disease, obesity, diabetes mellitus, cancers, aging, and several neurological disorders. Three aspects of PON1 has attracted the attention of researchers: (1) hydrolyzing and detoxifying of toxic organophosphorous compounds such as nerve gases; (2) antioxidative activity in hydrolyzing oxidized phospholipids in high-density lipoprotein (HDL) and low-density lipoprotein (LDL); (3) interaction with various drugs...
September 15, 2016: Current Clinical Pharmacology
Naila Chand, Sher Muhammad, Rifat Ullah Khan, Ibrahim Abdullah Alhidary, Zia Ur Rehman
The aim of this study was to find the effect of synthetic γ-aminobutyric acid (GABA) on the performance, antioxidant status, and immune response in broiler exposed to summer stress. A total of 400-day-old male broiler chickens (Ross 308) was randomly distributed into five treatments (5 replicates). One group served as a control (basal diet only) while the others were supplemented with GABA at the rate of 25 (GABA-25), 50 (GABA 50), 75 (GABA-75), and 100 (GABA-100) mg/kg feed. The experiment was continued for 35 days...
September 15, 2016: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
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