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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806720/exploration-of-acute-genotoxic-effects-and-antigenotoxic-potential-of-gambogic-acid-using-allium-cepa-assay
#1
Abhishek Shetty, Thejaswini Venkatesh, Padmanaban S Suresh, Rie Tsutsumi
The plant derived xanthanoid gambogic acid (GA) is well known for its anticancer activity. To date, biological actions of GA on plant system have not been reported. In the present study, we evaluated the potential acute genotoxic activity of GA, and its antigenotoxic potential against H2O2 induced genetic damage using Allium cepa root chromosomal aberration assay under hydroponic conditions. There was a significant decrease in the percentage of mitotic index/prophase index with the increase in clastogenicity percentage in a dose and time-dependent manner when Allium cepa bulbs were exposed to GA at 0...
August 5, 2017: Plant Physiology and Biochemistry: PPB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806186/the-impact-of-cyp2c19-2-cyp4f2-3-and-clinical-factors-on-platelet-aggregation-cyp4f2-enzyme-activity-and-20-hydroxyeicosatetraenoic-acid-concentration-in-patients-treated-with-dual-antiplatelet-therapy
#2
Vacis Tatarunas, Nora Kupstyte, Agne Giedraitiene, Vilius Skipskis, Valdas Jakstas, Vaidotas Zvikas, Vaiva Lesauskaite
: The aim of the current study was to evaluate the impact of CYP2C192 (rs4244285), CYP4F23 (rs2108622), and nongenetic factors on platelet aggregation and to investigate the mechanism of CYP4F2's effect on platelet aggregation in the patients treated with dual antiplatelet therapy. A total of 146 patients were included in this study. Ticagrelor or clopidogrel were administered in a loading dose of 180 mg and 600 mg, respectively, in combination with aspirin (300 mg). Blood samples for analysis were taken the next morning after antiplatelet therapy induction...
August 12, 2017: Blood Coagulation & Fibrinolysis: An International Journal in Haemostasis and Thrombosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806117/postdiagnosis-statin-use-and-mortality-in-danish-patients-with-prostate-cancer
#3
Signe Benzon Larsen, Christian Dehlendorff, Charlotte Skriver, Susanne Oksbjerg Dalton, Christina Gade Jespersen, Michael Borre, Klaus Brasso, Mette Nørgaard, Christoffer Johansen, Henrik Toft Sørensen, Jesper Hallas, Søren Friis
Purpose Increasing evidence indicates that statin use may reduce mortality from prostate cancer. In this work, we examined whether postdiagnosis statin use was associated with reduced cancer-specific mortality or all-cause mortality among patients with prostate cancer in Denmark. Material and Methods From nationwide Danish registries, we identified all patients with incident prostate adenocarcinoma from 1998 to 2011 and retrieved data on tumor and patient characteristics, drug use, and primary treatment. We defined postdiagnosis use (two or more prescriptions) of statins as a time-varying covariate with 1-year lag...
August 14, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805588/weight-in-parkinson-s-disease-phenotypical-significance
#4
Jagdish C Sharma, Anna Lewis
Body weight in Parkinson's disease (PD) is a significant nonmotor feature. Weight homeostasis is a complex physiological process and gets deranged in PD patients leading to changes in weight. While both the low and high body weight have been reported as risk factors for PD, the majority of PD patients have a lower weight and a subset of patients lose weight during the course of the disease, while a small proportion gain weight. A number of clinical parameters such as older age, impaired cognition, severity of disease, and an imbalance of food intake determined by satiety and hunger hormones have been reported to be associated with but not the cause of weight change...
2017: International Review of Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805311/mechanistic-model-for-blood-pressure-and-heart-rate-changes-produced-by-telmisartan-in-humans
#5
Dong Woo Chae, Mijeong Son, Yukyung Kim, Hankil Son, Kyungsoo Park
Telmisartan, an angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB), is indicated for the treatment of essential hypertension. This study aimed to develop a mechanistic model of telmisartan drug effect in human using non-invasive markers. Data were acquired from a previous study where telmisartan 80 mg was given once daily for 6 days. Systolic (SBP) and diastolic blood pressure (DBP) and heart rate (HR) were measured before dosing for day 1 to 5 and serially after the last dose. Mean arterial pressure (MAP) and pulse pressure (PP) were calculated from SBP and DBP...
August 14, 2017: Basic & Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805258/impact-of-beta-blockers-on-cardiopulmonary-exercise-testing-in-patients-with-advanced-liver-disease
#6
M P Wallen, A Hall, K A Dias, J S Ramos, S E Keating, A J Woodward, T L Skinner, G A Macdonald, R Arena, J S Coombes
BACKGROUND: Patients with advanced liver disease may develop portal hypertension that can result in variceal haemorrhage. Beta-blockers reduce portal pressure and minimise haemorrhage risk. These medications may attenuate measures of cardiopulmonary performance, such as the ventilatory threshold and peak oxygen uptake measured via cardiopulmonary exercise testing. AIM: To determine the effect of beta-blockers on cardiopulmonary exercise testing variables in patients with advanced liver disease...
August 14, 2017: Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805085/strategies-to-release-doxorubicin-from-doxorubicin-delivery-vehicles
#7
Juan Li, Bin Zhang, Chunwen Yue, Jing Wu, Lanxia Zhao, Deqing Sun, Rongmei Wang
Doxorubicin (DOX) is one of the most effective cytotoxic anticancer drugs and has been successfully applied in clinics to treat haematological malignancies and a broad range of solid tumours. However, the clinical applications of DOX have long been limited due to severe dose-dependent toxicities. Recent advances in the development of DOX delivery vehicles have addressed some of the non-specific toxicity challenges associated with DOX. These DOX-loaded vehicles are designed to release DOX in cancer cells effectively by cutting off linkers between DOX and carriers response to stimuli...
August 13, 2017: Journal of Drug Targeting
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804860/temperature-drop-and-the-risk-of-asthma-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#8
Xiaowei Cong, Xijin Xu, Yuling Zhang, Qihua Wang, Long Xu, Xia Huo
The relationship between asthma and temperature changes remains controversial. The aim of this study was to investigate the association between temperature changes and the risk of asthma. A total of 26 studies (combined total number of subjects N > 26 million), covering 13 countries and Costa Rica, were identified by using a series of keywords in different combinations and searching the papers in PubMed, EMBSEA, Web of Science, MEDLINE, AIM, LILACS, and WPRIM before February 2016. Most of the papers were published in English...
August 13, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804849/ristocetin-induced-platelet-aggregation-ripa-and-ripa-mixing-studies
#9
Juan Pablo Frontroth, Emmanuel J Favaloro
Ristocetin-induced platelet aggregation (RIPA) is used as an in vitro test to determine the presence and integrity of the platelet glycoprotein (GP) Ibα-V-IX complex and von Willebrand factor (VWF) interaction and is usually performed using platelet-rich plasma (PRP). Impairment in the response of VWF/GPIbα-V-IX is measured with reference to several established concentrations of ristocetin and may indicate defects in VWF or in GPIbα-V-IX function. RIPA-based mixing studies comprise an additional approach to testing this interaction to help define whether defects identified by RIPA lie in VWF or in GPIbα-V-IX...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804648/inhibition-of-rho-kinase-induces-antioxidative-molecules-and-suppresses-reactive-oxidative-species-in-trabecular-meshwork-cells
#10
Tomokazu Fujimoto, Toshihiro Inoue, Saori Ohira, Nanako Awai-Kasaoka, Takanori Kameda, Miyuki Inoue-Mochita, Hidenobu Tanihara
PURPOSE: To investigate the effect of rho kinase inhibitors on oxidative stress in trabecular meshwork (TM) cells. METHODS: TM cells were isolated from the eyes of cynomolgus monkeys. Y-27632 and menadione were used to inhibit rho kinase and induce production of reactive oxygen species (ROS), respectively. The cynomolgus monkey array and 12,613 probes were used in DNA microarray analysis, and the affected genes were categorized using gene ontology analysis. The mRNA levels of the target genes were confirmed by real-time RT-PCR...
2017: Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804517/update-on-the-role-of-nanoliposomal-irinotecan-in-the-treatment-of-metastatic-pancreatic-cancer
#11
REVIEW
Fnu Asad Ur Rahman, Saeed Ali, Muhammad Wasif Saif
Median survival for patients with metastatic pancreatic cancer (MPC) treated with combination chemotherapeutic agents such as gemcitabine-based regimens and FOLFIRINOX is currently less than 12 months. This highlights the need for more efficacious first-line, as well as second-line therapies. Nanoliposomal irinotecan, in combination with 5-fluorouracil (5-FU)/folinic acid has recently been assessed as second-line therapy after initial gemcitabine-based therapy. It is the first, second-line treatment approved by the US Food and Drug Administration to treat patients with MPC based on results of the NAnoliPOsomaL Irinotecan (NAPOLI-1) study, which showed that this regimen significantly prolonged progression-free survival (3...
July 2017: Therapeutic Advances in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804476/wood-ash-induced-ph-changes-strongly-affect-soil-bacterial-numbers-and-community-composition
#12
Toke Bang-Andreasen, Jeppe T Nielsen, Jana Voriskova, Janine Heise, Regin Rønn, Rasmus Kjøller, Hans C B Hansen, Carsten S Jacobsen
Recirculation of wood ash from energy production to forest soil improves the sustainability of this energy production form as recycled wood ash contains nutrients that otherwise would be lost at harvest. In addition, wood-ash is beneficial to many soils due to its inherent acid-neutralizing capabilities. However, wood ash has several ecosystem-perturbing effects like increased soil pH and pore water electrical conductivity both known to strongly impact soil bacterial numbers and community composition. Studies investigating soil bacterial community responses to wood ash application remain sparse and the available results are ambiguous and remain at a general taxonomic level...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804462/heat-acclimation-mediated-cross-tolerance-origins-in-within-life-epigenetics
#13
REVIEW
Michal Horowitz
The primary outcome of heat acclimation is increased thermotolerance, which stems from enhancement of innate cytoprotective pathways. These pathways produce "ON CALL" molecules that can combat stressors to which the body has never been exposed, via cross-tolerance mechanisms (heat acclimation-mediated cross-tolerance-HACT). The foundation of HACT lies in the sharing of generic stress signaling, combined with tissue/organ- specific protective responses. HACT becomes apparent when acclimatory homeostasis is achieved, lasts for several weeks, and has a memory...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804003/effect-and-proposed-mechanism-of-vitamin-c-modulating-amino-acid-regulation-of-autophagic-proteolysis
#14
Md Razaul Karim, Motoni Kadowaki
Autophagy is an intracellular bulk degradation process, induced under nutrient starvation. Failure of autophagy has been recognized as a contributor to aging and multiple age related neurodegenerative diseases. Improving autophagy is a beneficial anti-aging strategy, however very few physiological regulators have been identified. Here, we demonstrate that vitamin C is a nutritional stimulator of autophagy. Supplementation of fresh hepatocytes with vitamin C increased autophagic proteolysis significantly in the presence of amino acids in a dose- and time-dependent manner, although no effect was observed in the absence of amino acids...
August 10, 2017: Biochimie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803882/changes-in-coumarin-kinetics-and-subcellular-localization-of-cyp2e1-contribute-to-bile-duct-damage-and-reduce-hepatocellular-damage-after-repeated-administration-of-coumarin-in-rats
#15
Yasuhiro Tanaka, Wataru Fujii, Hisako Hori, Yoshinori Kitagawa, Kiyokazu Ozaki
Coumarin exhibits different hepatotoxicity in rats depending on the administration frequency. To investigate the underlying mechanisms for the differences, we administered coumarin to rats as a single dose or repeatedly for 4 weeks. We found large increases in blood levels of liver enzymes and noticeable centrilobular hepatic necrosis after a single dose of coumarin. After repeated administration, enzyme levels mildly increased, while those of γ-GTP and total bilirubin significantly increased, suggesting bile duct damage...
August 10, 2017: Toxicology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803781/myc-regulates-chromatin-decompaction-and-nuclear-architecture-during-b-cell-activation
#16
Kyong-Rim Kieffer-Kwon, Keisuke Nimura, Suhas S P Rao, Jianliang Xu, Seolkyoung Jung, Aleksandra Pekowska, Marei Dose, Evan Stevens, Ewy Mathe, Peng Dong, Su-Chen Huang, Maria Aurelia Ricci, Laura Baranello, Ying Zheng, Francesco Tomassoni Ardori, Wolfgang Resch, Diana Stavreva, Steevenson Nelson, Michael McAndrew, Adriel Casellas, Elizabeth Finn, Charles Gregory, Brian Glenn St Hilaire, Steven M Johnson, Wendy Dubois, Maria Pia Cosma, Eric Batchelor, David Levens, Robert D Phair, Tom Misteli, Lino Tessarollo, Gordon Hager, Melike Lakadamyali, Zhe Liu, Monique Floer, Hari Shroff, Erez Lieberman Aiden, Rafael Casellas
50 years ago, Vincent Allfrey and colleagues discovered that lymphocyte activation triggers massive acetylation of chromatin. However, the molecular mechanisms driving epigenetic accessibility are still unknown. We here show that stimulated lymphocytes decondense chromatin by three differentially regulated steps. First, chromatin is repositioned away from the nuclear periphery in response to global acetylation. Second, histone nanodomain clusters decompact into mononucleosome fibers through a mechanism that requires Myc and continual energy input...
July 28, 2017: Molecular Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803773/low-dose-versus-high-dose-tranexamic-acid-reduces-the-risk-of-nonischemic-seizures-after-cardiac-surgery-with-cardiopulmonary-bypass
#17
Pierre Couture, Jean-Sébastien Lebon, Éric Laliberté, Georges Desjardins, Marie-Ève Chamberland, Christian Ayoub, Antoine Rochon, Jennifer Cogan, André Denault, Alain Deschamps
OBJECTIVE: The incidence of postoperative nonischemic seizures associated with the use of tranexamic acid (TXA) and the possibility of prevention with a low-dose regimen of TXA were evaluated. DESIGN: Retrospective study. SETTING: Tertiary care university hospital. PARTICIPANTS: A total of 12,195 patients who underwent cardiac surgical procedures under cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) were evaluated. INTERVENTIONS: The files of every clinical seizure case diagnosed in the surgical intensive care unit between April 2006 and April 2014 were reviewed...
April 15, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803744/novel-1l-polyethylene-glycol-based-bowel-preparation-ner1006-for-overall-and-right-sided-colon-cleansing-a-randomized-controlled-phase-3-trial-versus-trisulfate
#18
Michael P DeMicco, Lucy B Clayton, Jeff Pilot, Michael S Epstein
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: NER1006 is the first 32 fluid ounce (1L) polyethylene glycol-based bowel preparation. This randomized, multicenter, colonoscopist/central reader-blinded Phase 3 non-inferiority trial assessed the efficacy, safety, and tolerability of NER1006 versus trisulfate for bowel cleansing. METHODS: Patients undergoing colonoscopy were randomized (1:1) to receive NER1006 or trisulfate, using evening/morning split-dosing administration. Blinded central readers used the validated Harefield Cleansing Scale (HCS) to evaluate 2 alternative primary endpoints: overall bowel cleansing success and high-quality cleansing of the ascending colon/cecum...
August 10, 2017: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803576/age-at-castration-surgical-or-immunological-impacts-carcass-characteristics-and-meat-quality-of-male-pigs
#19
L Huber, E J Squires, I B Mandell, C F M de Lange
In order to accurately estimate body composition at slaughter and to meet specific market targets, the influence of age at time of castration (surgical or immunological) on body composition and boar taint indicators must be determined for male pigs. In all, 48 males were randomly assigned to one of four management regimens: (1) entire male pigs (EM), (2) EM surgically castrated at ~40 kg BW and 10 weeks of age (late castrates; LC), (3) conventional, early surgical castrates (within 4 days of birth; EC) and (4) EM immunized with a gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) analog (primary dose at 30 kg BW and 8 weeks of age; booster dose at 70 kg and 14 weeks of age; IM)...
August 14, 2017: Animal: An International Journal of Animal Bioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803492/rifampin-vs-rifapentine-what-is-the-preferred-rifamycin-for-tuberculosis
#20
Omamah Alfarisi, Wael A Alghamdi, Mohammad H Al-Shaer, Kelly E Dooley, Charles A Peloquin
One-third of the world's population is infected with Mycobacterium tuberculosis (M.tb.). Latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) can progress to tuberculosis disease, the leading cause of death by infection. Rifamycin antibiotics, like rifampin and rifapentine, have unique sterilizing activity against M.tb. What are the advantages of each for LTBI or tuberculosis treatment? Areas covered: We review studies assessing the pharmacokinetics (PK), pharmacodynamics (PD), drug interaction risk, safety, and efficacy of rifampin and rifapentine and provide basis for comparing them...
August 14, 2017: Expert Review of Clinical Pharmacology
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