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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533171/chronicles-of-a-reductase-biochemistry-genetics-and-physio-pathological-role-of-gsnor
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REVIEW
Salvatore Rizza, Giuseppe Filomeni
S-nitrosylation is a major redox posttranslational modification involved in cell signaling. The steady state concentration of S-nitrosylated proteins depends on the balance between the relative ability to generate nitric oxide (NO) via NO synthase and to reduce nitrosothiols by denitrosylases. Numerous works have been published in last decades regarding the role of NO and S-nitrosylation in the regulation of protein structure and function, and in driving cellular activities in vertebrates. Notwithstanding an increasing number of observations indicates that impairment of denitrosylation equally affects cellular homeostasis, there is still no report providing comprehensive knowledge on the impact that denitrosylation has on maintaining correct physiological processes and organ activities...
May 19, 2017: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513574/transcriptional-and-physiological-responses-to-nutrient-loading-on-toxin-formation-and-photosynthesis-in-microcystis-aeruginosa-fachb-905
#2
Guotao Peng, Sijie Lin, Zhengqiu Fan, Xiangrong Wang
An important goal of understanding harmful algae blooms is to determine how environmental factors affect the growth and toxin formation of toxin-producing species. In this study, we investigated the transcriptional responses of toxin formation gene (mcyB) and key photosynthesis genes (psaB, psbD and rbcL) of Microcystis aeruginosa FACHB-905 in different nutrient loading conditions using real-time reverse transcription quantitative polymerase chain reaction (RT-qPCR). Three physio-biochemical parameters (malondialdehyde (MDA), superoxide dismutase (SOD) and glutathione (GSH)) were also evaluated to provide insight into the physiological responses of Microcystis cells...
May 17, 2017: Toxins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494393/alterations-in-growth-oxidative-damage-and-metal-uptake-of-five-aromatic-rice-cultivars-under-lead-toxicity
#3
Umair Ashraf, Saddam Hussain, Shakeel Ahmad Anjum, Farhat Abbas, Mohsin Tanveer, Mehmood Ali Noor, Xiangru Tang
Lead (Pb) affects plant growth and its related physio-biochemical functions negatively. The present study investigated the responses of five different fragrant rice cultivars viz., Meixiangzhan (MXZ-2), Xiangyaxiangzhan (XYXZ), Guixiangzhan (GXZ), Basmati-385 (B-385), and Nongxiang-18 (NX-18) to four different Pb concentrations viz., 0, 400, 800 and 1200 μM. Results depicted that Pb toxicity significantly (P < 0.05) reduced the plant height, tillering ability and biomass accumulation by causing oxidative damage to rice plants; nonetheless, a significant variation was found in the sensitivity of rice cultivars to Pb toxicity...
April 21, 2017: Plant Physiology and Biochemistry: PPB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482696/are-unstable-support-surfaces-superior-to-stable-support-surfaces-during-trunk-rehabilitation-after-stroke-a-systematic-review
#4
Tamaya Van Criekinge, Wim Saeys, Luc Vereeck, Willem De Hertogh, Steven Truijen
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effect of trunk rehabilitation using unstable support surfaces compared to stable support surfaces, on static and dynamic balance after stroke. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A systematic review was conducted to identify relevant articles from the following databases: Medline (PubMed), Web of Science, PEDro, REHAB+, Rehabdata, Science Direct, CIRRIE, and Cochrane library. Studies were included when they involved adult stroke patients; were controlled clinical trials; assessed static and dynamic balance; and incorporated trunk exercises on stable or unstable support surfaces...
May 9, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476646/g-protein-coupled-receptor-gpr19-regulates-e-cadherin-expression-and-invasion-of-breast-cancer-cells
#5
Angad Rao, Deron R Herr
Dysregulation of G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) is known to be involved in the pathogenesis of a variety of diseases, including cancer initiation and progression. Within this family, approximately 140 GPCRs have no known endogenous ligands and these "orphan" GPCRs remain poorly characterized. The orphan GPCR GPR19 was identified and cloned 2 decades ago, but relatively little is known about its physio-pathological relevance. We observed its expression to be elevated in breast cancers and therefore sought to investigate its potential role in breast cancer pathology...
May 2, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458674/impact-of-combined-abiotic-and-biotic-stresses-on-plant-growth-and-avenues-for-crop-improvement-by-exploiting-physio-morphological-traits
#6
REVIEW
Prachi Pandey, Vadivelmurugan Irulappan, Muthukumar V Bagavathiannan, Muthappa Senthil-Kumar
Global warming leads to the concurrence of a number of abiotic and biotic stresses, thus affecting agricultural productivity. Occurrence of abiotic stresses can alter plant-pest interactions by enhancing host plant susceptibility to pathogenic organisms, insects, and by reducing competitive ability with weeds. On the contrary, some pests may alter plant response to abiotic stress factors. Therefore, systematic studies are pivotal to understand the effect of concurrent abiotic and biotic stress conditions on crop productivity...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28455700/short-term-fructose-feeding-induces-inflammation-and-oxidative-stress-in-the-hippocampus-of-young-and-adult-rats
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Luisa Cigliano, Maria Stefania Spagnuolo, Raffaella Crescenzo, Rosa Cancelliere, Lucia Iannotta, Arianna Mazzoli, Giovanna Liverini, Susanna Iossa
The drastic increase in the consumption of fructose encouraged the research to focus on its effects on brain physio-pathology. Although young and adults differ largely by their metabolic and physiological profiles, most of the previous studies investigated brain disturbances induced by long-term fructose feeding in adults. Therefore, we investigated whether a short-term consumption of fructose (2 weeks) produces early increase in specific markers of inflammation and oxidative stress in the hippocampus of young and adult rats...
April 28, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28455694/increased-root-canal-endotoxin-levels-are-associated-with-chronic-apical-periodontitis-increased-oxidative-and-nitrosative-stress-major-depression-severity-of-depression-and-a-lowered-quality-of-life
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Cinthya Gomes, Frederico Canato Martinho, Décio Sabbatini Barbosa, Leonardo Santos Antunes, Helvécio Cardoso Corrêa Póvoa, Thiago Hissnauer Leal Baltus, Nayara Rampazzo Morelli, Heber Odebrecht Vargas, Sandra Odebrecht Vargas Nunes, George Anderson, Michael Maes
Evidence indicates that major depression is accompanied by increased translocation of gut commensal Gram-negative bacteria (leaky gut) and consequent activation of oxidative and nitrosative (O&NS) pathways. This present study examined the associations among chronic apical periodontitis (CAP), root canal endotoxin levels (lipopolysaccharides, LPS), O&NS pathways, depressive symptoms, and quality of life. Measurements included advanced oxidation protein products (AOPP), nitric oxide metabolites (NOx), lipid peroxides (LOOH), -sulfhydryl (SH) groups, total radical trapping antioxidant parameter (TRAP), and paraoxonase (PON)1 activity in participants with CAP, with and without depression, as well as healthy controls (no depression, no CAP)...
April 28, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445548/assessing-the-severity-of-sleep-apnea-syndrome-based-on-ballistocardiogram
#9
Zhu Wang, Xingshe Zhou, Weichao Zhao, Fan Liu, Hongbo Ni, Zhiwen Yu
BACKGROUND: Sleep Apnea Syndrome (SAS) is a common sleep-related breathing disorder, which affects about 4-7% males and 2-4% females all around the world. Different approaches have been adopted to diagnose SAS and measure its severity, including the gold standard Polysomnography (PSG) in sleep study field as well as several alternative techniques such as single-channel ECG, pulse oximeter and so on. However, many shortcomings still limit their generalization in home environment. In this study, we aim to propose an efficient approach to automatically assess the severity of sleep apnea syndrome based on the ballistocardiogram (BCG) signal, which is non-intrusive and suitable for in home environment...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444858/dietary-protein-content-for-an-optimal-diet-a-clinical-view
#10
EDITORIAL
Lidia Santarpia, Franco Contaldo, Fabrizio Pasanisi
The dietary protein role in different clinical nutritional conditions and some physio-pathological perspectives is a current and hot topic to discuss. Recent Proceedings of the Protein Summit 2, joining more than 60 nutrition scientists, health experts, and nutrition educators, suggest to increase plant but, in particular, animal protein intake because richer in leucine and consequently more effective to influence anabolic protein metabolism. The Panel conclusions are in apparent contradiction with the nutritional ecology statements, which strongly sustain the reduction of animal origin foods in the human diet and are currently concerned about the excessive, mainly animal protein intake in western and westernized Countries...
April 25, 2017: Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia and Muscle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427932/reciprocal-changes-in-noradrenaline-and-gaba-levels-in-discrete-brain-regions-upon-rapid-eye-movement-sleep-deprivation-in-rats
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Rachna Mehta, Sudhuman Singh, Mudasir Ahmad Khanday, Birendra Nath Mallick
Rapid eye movement sleep (REMS) plays important role in maintenance of normal brain functions. Neurons containing various neurotransmitters in different brain regions interact to regulate this complex phenomenon in health and diseases. The number of neuronal projections, their firing rates and neurotransmitter levels vary in different brain regions under various conditions leading to normal or altered patho-physio-behavioral states. In this study using high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) we quantified noradrenaline (NA) and gamma-amino butyric acid (GABA) levels in locus coeruleus (LC), dorsal raphe (DR), pedunculo-pontine tegmentum (PPT), frontal lobe (FL), cortex and hippocampus (Hippo) in control and after 96 h REMS deprivation (REMSD) rats...
April 17, 2017: Neurochemistry International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426719/transcriptome-of-interstitial-cells-of-cajal-reveals-unique-and-selective-gene-signatures
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Moon Young Lee, Se Eun Ha, Chanjae Park, Paul J Park, Robert Fuchs, Lai Wei, Brian G Jorgensen, Doug Redelman, Sean M Ward, Kenton M Sanders, Seungil Ro
Transcriptome-scale data can reveal essential clues into understanding the underlying molecular mechanisms behind specific cellular functions and biological processes. Transcriptomics is a continually growing field of research utilized in biomarker discovery. The transcriptomic profile of interstitial cells of Cajal (ICC), which serve as slow-wave electrical pacemakers for gastrointestinal (GI) smooth muscle, has yet to be uncovered. Using copGFP-labeled ICC mice and flow cytometry, we isolated ICC populations from the murine small intestine and colon and obtained their transcriptomes...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416382/isolation-pathogenicity-and-characterization-of-a-novel-bacterial-pathogen-streptococcus-uberis-from-diseased-mandarin-fish-siniperca-chuatsi
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Xia Luo, Xiaozhe Fu, Guoli Liao, Ouqin Chang, Zhibin Huang, Ningqiu Li
In recent years, mandarin fish had a high mortality rate associated with abnormal swimming, exophthalmia, corneal opacity and eye hemorrhage on a fish farm located at Foshan city, Guangdong province, China. Three isolates of Gram-positive, chain-forming cocci were recovered from moribund fish, and designated as SS131025-1, SS131025-2, and SS131025-3. These isolates were identified as Streptococcus uberis according to their morphologic and physio-biochemical characteristics as well as phylogenetic analysis based on their 16S rRNA and GapC gene sequences...
April 14, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403801/iga-igm-responses-to-gram-negative-bacteria-are-not-associated-with-perinatal-depression-but-with-physio-somatic-symptoms-and-activation-of-the-tryptophan-catabolite-pathway-at-the-end-of-term-and-postnatal-anxiety
#14
Roomruangwong Chutima, Buranee Kanchanatawan, Sunee Sirivichayakul, George Anderson, André F Carvalho, Sebastien Duleu, Michel Geffard, Michael Maes
Evidence has implicated the translocation of commensal Gram-negative bacteria (Gram-B) due to leaky gut in the pathophysiology of depression and physio-somatic symptoms (e.g. fatigue, pain, irritable bowel syndrome, malaise, etc.). In addition, the leaky gut may contribute to immune-inflammatory activation and oxidative stress. This study investigated whether bacterial translocation is associated with perinatal depression and anxiety scores and with prenatal physio-somatic symptoms and immune-inflammatory biomarkers, including the tryptophan catabolite (TRYCAT) pathway...
April 7, 2017: CNS & Neurological Disorders Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401445/pharmacotherapeutic-targeting-of-g-protein-coupled-receptors-in-oncology-examples-of-approved-therapies-and-emerging-concepts
#15
REVIEW
Rosamaria Lappano, Marcello Maggiolini
G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) are involved in numerous physio-pathological processes, including the stimulation of cancer progression. In this regard, it should be mentioned that although GPCRs may represent major pharmaceutical targets, only a few drugs acting as GPCR inhibitors are currently used in anti-tumor therapies. For instance, certain pro-malignancy effects mediated by GPCRs are actually counteracted by the use of small molecules and peptides that function as receptor antagonists or inverse agonists...
June 2017: Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395125/probing-the-cmp-sialic-acid-donor-specificity-of-two-human-%C3%AE-d-galactoside-sialyltransferases-st3gal-i-and-st6gal-i-selectively-acting-on-o-and-n-glycosylproteins
#16
Maxence Noel, Pierre-André Gilormini, Virginie Cogez, Nao Yamakawa, Dorothée Vicogne, Cédric Lion, Christophe Biot, Yann Guerardel, Anne Harduin-Lepers
Sialylation of glycoproteins and glycolipids catalyzed by sialyltransferases are enzymatic reactions taking place in the Golgi of mammalian cells whereby sialic acid residues are added at the non-reducing ends of oligosaccharides. Because sialylated glycans play critical roles in a number of human physio-pathological processes, the past two decades have witnessed the development of modified sialic acid derivatives for a better understanding of sialic acid biology and development of new therapeutic targets. However, nothing is known about how individual mammalian sialyltransferases tolerate and behave towards these unnatural CMP-sialic acid donors...
April 10, 2017: Chembiochem: a European Journal of Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383766/tweak-promotes-migration-and-invasion-in-mefs-through-a-mechanism-dependent-on-erks-activation-and-fibulin-3-down-regulation
#17
Celia Sequera, Ana Vázquez-Carballo, María Arechederra, Sonia Fernández-Veledo, Almudena Porras
TWEAK regulates multiple physio-pathological processes in fibroblasts such as fibrosis. It also induces migration and invasion in tumors and it can activate p38 MAPK in various cell types. Moreover, p38α MAPK promotes migration and invasion in several cancer cells types and in mouse embryonic fibroblasts (MEFs). However, it remains unknown if TWEAK could promote migration in fibroblasts and whether p38α MAPK might play a role. Our results reveal that TWEAK activates ERKs, Akt and p38α/β MAPKs and reduces secreted Fibulin 3 in MEFs...
April 6, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382808/weaning-of-neurological-early-rehabilitation-patients-from-mechanical-ventilation-a-retrospective-observational-study
#18
Jens D Rollnik, Joachim K Krauss, Christoph Gutenbrunner, Claus Wallesch, Thomas Münte, Martin Stangel
BACKGROUND: There is little known about the factors influencing the weaning process of long-term mechanically ventilated patients in the neurological early rehabilitation. AIM: To identify salient clinical and neurophysiological variables with impact upon weaning from mechanical ventilation during neurological and neurosurgical early rehabilitation. DESIGN: Observational, retrospective data analysis. POPULATION: A sample of 65 mechanically ventilated neurological and neurosurgical early rehabilitation patients of the BDH-Clinic Hessisch Oldendorf in Northern Germany...
April 4, 2017: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378150/improvement-of-lay-rescuer-chest-compressions-with-a%C3%A2-novel-audiovisual-feedback-device-a-randomized-trial
#19
A Wutzler, S von Ulmenstein, M Bannehr, K Völk, J Förster, C Storm, W Haverkamp
BACKGROUND: Bystander actions and skills determine among others the outcome of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. However, the depth and rate of chest compressions (CC) are difficult to estimate for laypeople and poor CC quality may result. Our study aimed to evaluate the impact of a new feedback device on CC performance by laypeople. The percentage of CC with both correct rate and correct depth of all CC served as primary endpoint. METHODS: Forty-eight subjects with no medical background performed 2 min of CC on a manikin with and without a novel feedback device (TrueCPR™, Physio-Control, Redmond, Wash...
April 4, 2017: Medizinische Klinik, Intensivmedizin und Notfallmedizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369177/a-simple-and-direct-lc-ms-method-for-determination-of-genotoxic-impurity-hydroxylamine-in-pharmaceutical-compounds
#20
Thangarathinam Kumar, Mohandass Ramya, Viswanathan Srinivasan, N Xavier
Hydroxylamine is a known genotoxic impurity compound that needs to be controlled down to ppm level in pharmaceutical processes. It is difficult to detect using conventional analytical techniques due to its physio-chemical properties like lack of chromophore, low molecular weight, absence of carbon atom and high polarity. In addition to that, analysis of the pharmaceutical samples encounters considerable obstruction from matrix components that greatly overshadow the response of hydroxylamine. This study describes a simple, sensitive and direct Liquid Chromatographic-Mass Spectrometric method (LC-MS) for detection of hydroxylamine in pharmaceutical compounds...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Chromatographic Science
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