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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212554/afb1-hepatocarcinogenesis-is-via-lipid-peroxidation-that-inhibits-dna-repair-sensitizes-mutation-susceptibility-and-induces-aldehyde-dna-adducts-at-p53-mutational-hotspot-codon-249
#1
Mao-Wen Weng, Hyun-Wook Lee, Bongkun Choi, Hsiang-Tsui Wang, Yu Hu, Manju Mehta, Dhimant Desai, Shantu Amin, Yi Zheng, Moon-Shong Tang
Aflatoxin B1 (AFB1) contamination in the food chain is a major cause of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). More than 60% of AFB1 related HCC carry p53 codon 249 mutations but the causal mechanism remains unclear. We found that 1) AFB1 induces two types of DNA adducts in human hepatocytes, AFB1-8,9-epoxide-deoxyguanosine (AFB1-E-dG) induced by AFB1-E and cyclic α-methyl-γ-hydroxy-1,N2-propano-dG (meth-OH-PdG) induced by lipid peroxidation generated acetaldehyde (Acet) and crotonaldehyde (Cro); 2) the level of meth-OH-PdG is >30 fold higher than the level of AFB1-E-dG; 3) AFB1, Acet, and Cro, but not AFB1-E, preferentially induce DNA damage at codon 249; 4) methylation at -CpG- sites enhances meth-OH-PdG formation at codon 249; and 5) repair of meth-OH-PdG at codon 249 is poor...
February 14, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210728/self-initiation-of-uv-photopolymerization-reactions-using-tetrahalogenated-bisphenol-a-meth-acrylates
#2
Théophile Pelras, Wolfgang Knolle, Sergej Naumov, Katja Heymann, Olesya Daikos, Tom Scherzer
The potential of tetrachlorinated and tetrabrominated bisphenol A diacrylates and dimethacrylates for self-initiation of a radical photopolymerization was investigated. The kinetics of the photopolymerization of an acrylic model varnish containing halogenated monomers was studied by real-time FTIR spectroscopy, whereas the formation of reactive species and secondary products was elucidated by laser flash photolysis and product analysis by GC-MS after steady-state photolysis. The interpretation of the experimental data and the analysis of possible reaction pathways were assisted by quantum chemical calculations...
February 17, 2017: Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192984/diketopyrrolopyrrole-amphiphile-based-micelle-like-fluorescent-nanoparticles-for-selective-and-sensitive-detection-of-mercury-ii-ions-in-water
#3
Kaixuan Nie, Bo Dong, Huanhuan Shi, Zhengchun Liu, Bo Liang
A technique for encapsulating fluorescent organic probes in a micelle system offers an important alternative method to manufacture water-soluble organic nanoparticles (ONPs) for use in sensing Hg(2+). This article reports on a study of a surfactant-free micelle-like ONPs based on a 3,6-di(2-thienyl)-2,5-dihydropyrrolo[3,4-c]pyrrole-1,4-dione (TDPP) amphiphile, (2-(2-(2-methoxyethoxy)ethyl)-3,6-di(2-thiophyl)-2,5-dihydropyrrolo[3,4-c]pyrrole-1,4-dione (NDPP) fabricated to monitor Hg(2+) in water. NDPP was synthesized through a simple one-step modification of a commercially available dye TDPP with a flexible and hydrophilic alkoxy...
February 15, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28147236/the-neuroprotective-effect-of-memantine-on-methamphetamine-induced-cognitive-deficits
#4
Jian-Dong Long, Yao Liu, Dong-Liang Jiao, Yu-Jun Wang, Gui-Ying Zan, Yun-Yue Ju, Min Zhao, Jing-Gen Liu
Repeated exposure to methamphetamine (METH) can cause severe neurotoxicity to the cortical neurons. In the present study, we investigated the effect of METH on cognitive function deficits, and determined the neuroprotective effects of memantine (MEM) on memory impairment induced by METH. The protein levels of Bcl-2 and cleaved caspase-3 in prefrontal cortex (PFC) were further examined to exploring the underlying mechanism. We found that repeated METH administration impaired long term (24h) memory retention without affecting short term (5min) memory retention...
January 29, 2017: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28138562/amphetamines-promote-mitochondrial-dysfunction-and-dna-damage-in-pulmonary-hypertension
#5
Pin-I Chen, Aiqin Cao, Kazuya Miyagawa, Nancy F Tojais, Jan K Hennigs, Caiyun G Li, Nathaly M Sweeney, Audrey S Inglis, Lingli Wang, Dan Li, Matthew Ye, Brian J Feldman, Marlene Rabinovitch
Amphetamine (AMPH) or methamphetamine (METH) abuse can cause oxidative damage and is a risk factor for diseases including pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). Pulmonary artery endothelial cells (PAECs) from AMPH-associated-PAH patients show DNA damage as judged by γH2AX foci and DNA comet tails. We therefore hypothesized that AMPH induces DNA damage and vascular pathology by interfering with normal adaptation to an environmental perturbation causing oxidative stress. Consistent with this, we found that AMPH alone does not cause DNA damage in normoxic PAECs, but greatly amplifies DNA damage in hypoxic PAECs...
January 26, 2017: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130052/pharmacological-activation-of-the-neurotensin-receptor-1-abrogates-the-methamphetamine-induced-striatal-apoptosis-in-the-mouse-brain
#6
Qingkun Liu, Ariela Hazan, Eddie Grinman, Jesus A Angulo
Methamphetamine (METH) is a widely abused psychostimulant displaying potent addictive and neurotoxic properties. METH induces neurotoxicity of dopaminergic terminals and striatal neurons in the striatum. Despite much information on neurotransmitters, the role of neuropeptides is poorly understood. In this study, we investigated the role of the neuropeptide neurotensin on the METH-induced apoptosis of some striatal neurons in mice. We observed that a single injection of METH (30 mg/kg, ip) induced the loss of approximately 15% of striatal neurons...
January 24, 2017: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110822/oxytocin-acts-in-nucleus-accumbens-to-attenuate-methamphetamine-seeking-and-demand
#7
Brittney M Cox, Brandon S Bentzley, Helaina Regen-Tuero, Ronald E See, Carmela M Reichel, Gary Aston-Jones
BACKGROUND: Evidence indicates that oxytocin, an endogenous peptide well known for its role in social behaviors, childbirth, and lactation, is a promising addiction pharmacotherapy. We employed a within-session behavioral-economic (BE) procedure in rats to examine oxytocin as a pharmacotherapy for methamphetamine (meth) addiction. The BE paradigm was modeled after BE procedures used to assess motivation for drugs in humans with addiction. The same BE variables assessed across species have been shown to predict later relapse behavior...
December 1, 2016: Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110346/prognostic-value-of-molecular-and-imaging-biomarkers-in-patients-with-supratentorial-glioma
#8
Egesta Lopci, Marco Riva, Laura Olivari, Fabio Raneri, Riccardo Soffietti, Arnoldo Piccardo, Alberto Bizzi, Pierina Navarria, Anna Maria Ascolese, Roberta Rudà, Bethania Fernandes, Federico Pessina, Marco Grimaldi, Matteo Simonelli, Marco Rossi, Tommaso Alfieri, Paolo Andrea Zucali, Marta Scorsetti, Lorenzo Bello, Arturo Chiti
PURPOSE: We evaluated the relationship between (11)C-methionine PET ((11)C-METH PET) findings and molecular biomarkers in patients with supratentorial glioma who underwent surgery. METHODS: A consecutive series of 109 patients with pathologically proven glioma (64 men, 45 women; median age 43 years) referred to our Institution from March 2012 to January 2015 for tumour resection and who underwent preoperative (11)C-METH PET were analysed. Semiquantitative evaluation of the (11)C-METH PET images included SUVmax, region of interest-to-normal brain SUV ratio (SUVratio) and metabolic tumour volume (MTV)...
January 21, 2017: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109106/-effect-of-methamphetamine-exposure-on-s-nitrosylation-of-protein-disulphide-isomerase-in-pc12-cells
#9
Xiao-Fang Wu, Ai-Feng Wang, Ping-Ming Qiu
OBJECTIVE: To study the effect of methamphetamine (METH) exposure on S-nitrosylation of protein disulphide isomerase and the neurotoxicity of METH in PC12 cells. METHODS: PC12 cells were exposed to different concentrations of METH, and the cell viability was assessed using the cell-counting kit-8. PC12 cells exposed to METH in the presence of the NOS inhibitor N-nitro-L-arginine (L-NNA) were examined for cell viability and S-nitrosylation of protein disulphide isomerase using the biotin-switch method, and the changes in cell morphology were examined with HE staining...
January 20, 2017: Nan Fang Yi Ke da Xue Xue Bao, Journal of Southern Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107391/recreational-drug-use-among-chinese-msm-and-transgender-individuals-results-from-a-national-online-cross-sectional-study
#10
Peizhen Zhao, Songyuan Tang, Cheng Wang, Ye Zhang, John Best, Thitikarn May Tangthanasup, Shujie Huang, Bin Yang, Chongyi Wei, Joseph D Tucker, Weiming Tang
BACKGROUND: Recreational drug use has increased considerably among Chinese men who have sex with men (MSM). The phenomenon has the potentially to increase HIV transmission among Chinese MSM. The aims of this study were: 1) to investigate the prevalence of recreational drug use among Chinese MSM, and 2) to explore the correlation between gay smartphone based sex-seeking applications (gay apps), HIV/STIs testing, group sex, commercial sex, sexual roles and poppers use among Chinese MSM...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074940/alpha7-nicotinic-acetylcholine-receptor-is-required-for-amyloid-pathology-in-brain-endothelial-cells-induced-by-glycoprotein-120-methamphetamine-and-nicotine
#11
Liqun Liu, Jingyi Yu, Li Li, Bao Zhang, Lingjuan Liu, Chun-Hua Wu, Ambrose Jong, Ding-An Mao, Sheng-He Huang
One of the most challenging issues in HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders (HAND) caused by HIV-1 virotoxins and drug abuse is the lack of understanding the underlying mechanisms that are commonly associated with disorders of the blood-brain barrier (BBB), which mainly consists of brain microvascular endothelial cells (BMEC). Here, we hypothesized that Glycoprotein 120 (gp120), methamphetamine (METH) and nicotine (NT) can enhance amyloid-beta (Aβ) accumulation in BMEC through Alpha7 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (α7 nAChR)...
January 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070110/melatonin-suppresses-methamphetamine-triggered-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-in-c6-cells-glioma-cell-lines
#12
Wanida Tungkum, Pichaya Jumnongprakhon, Chainarong Tocharus, Piyarat Govitrapong, Jiraporn Tocharus
Methamphetamine (METH) is a neurotoxic drug that causes brain damage by inducing neuronal and glial cell death together with glial cell hyperactivity-mediated progressive neurodegeneration. Previous studies have shown that METH induced glial cell hyperactivity and death via oxidative stress, the inflammatory response, and endoplasmic reticulum stress (ER stress) mechanisms, and melatonin could reverse these effects. However, the exact mechanism of the protective role of melatonin in METH-mediated ER stress has not been understood...
2017: Journal of Toxicological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058866/the-influence-of-thermal-treatment-and-type-of-insoluble-poly-meth-acrylates-on-dissolution-behavior-of-very-soluble-drug-from-hypromellose-matrix-tablets-evaluated-by-multivariate-data-analysis
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Katerina Kubova, Daniel Peček, Kristýna Hasserová, Petr Doležel, Miroslava Pavelková, Jakub Vyslouzil, Jan Muselík, David Vetchy
Hypromellose matrices exhibit extended burst effect immediately after contact with aqueous medium, especially when a water-soluble drug is incorporated. The objective of this study was to reduce burst effect and maintain complete dissolution of a very soluble levetiracetam over 12 h period from hypromellose K4M matrices to obtain zero-order kinetics. Desired changes were achieved by applying water dispersions of insoluble Eudragits(®) (NE, NM, RL, RS) as a granulation liquid to the drug/microcrystalline cellulose mixture during high-shear granulation (non-thermal treated set) and consequently by thermally treating granules or final tablets (TT), respectively...
March 2017: Pharmaceutical Development and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057490/blockade-of-patch-based-%C3%AE-opioid-receptors-in-the-striatum-attenuates-methamphetamine-induced-conditioned-place-preference-and-reduces-activation-of-the-patch-compartment
#14
Kristen A Horner, Mary Caroline Logan, Trevor J Fisher, Jordan B Logue
The behavioral effects of methamphetamine (METH) are mediated by the striatum, which is divided into the patch compartment, which mediates limbic and reward functions, and the matrix compartment, which mediates sensorimotor tasks. METH treatment results in repetitive behavior that is related to enhanced relative activation of the patch versus the matrix compartment. The patch, but not the matrix compartment contains a high density of μ opioid receptors, and localized blockade of patch-based μ opioid receptors attenuates METH-induced patch-enhanced activity and repetitive behaviors...
February 5, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051103/maladaptive-sex-behavior-following-concurrent-methamphetamine-and-sexual-experience-in-male-rats-is-associated-with-altered-neural-activity-in-frontal-cortex
#15
Lindsey B Kuiper, Karla S Frohmader, Lique M Coolen
The use of psychostimulants is often associated with hypersexuality, and psychostimulant users have identified the effects of drug on sexual behavior as a reason for further use. It was previously demonstrated that methamphetamine (Meth), when administered concurrently with sexual behavior show impairment of inhibition of sexual behavior in a conditioned sex aversion (CSA) paradigm where mating is paired with illness. This is indicative of maladaptive sex behavior following Meth and sex experience. The present study examined the neural pathways activated during inhibition of sexual behavior and the effects of concurrent Meth and sexual behavior on neural activity in these pathways, using ERK phosphorylation (pERK) as neural activity marker...
January 4, 2017: Neuropsychopharmacology: Official Publication of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045134/methamphetamine-and-ovarian-steroid-responsive-cells-in-the-posteriodorsal-medial-amygdala-are-required-for-methamphetamine-enhanced-proceptive-behaviors
#16
Katrina M Williams, Jessica A Mong
Methamphetamine (Meth) is a psychomotor stimulant strongly associated with increases in sexual drive and impulse in both men and women. These changes in sexual motivation have a greater impact on women due to their likelihood of facing the greater burden of unplanned pregnancies, as well as increased risk for psychiatric co-morbidities such as depression. We have previously established a rodent model of Meth-induced increases in sexual motivation. Using this model, we have identified the posteriodorsal medial amygdala (MePD) via excitotoxic lesion studies as a necessary nucleus in Meth-facilitated female sexual motivation...
January 3, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042538/rora-and-autism-in-the-isfahan-population-is-there-an-epigenetic-relationship
#17
Mansoor Salehi, Elahe Kamali, Mojgan Karahmadi, Seyyed Mohammad Mousavi
OBJECTIVE: Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by difficulty in verbal and non-verbal communication, impaired social interaction, and restricted and repetitive behavior. It has been recently introduced as a multigenic disorder with significant epigenetic effects on its pathology. Recently, epigenetic silencing of retinoic acid receptor- related orphan receptor alpha (RORα) gene (which has an essential role in neural tissue development) was shown to have occurred in autistic children due to methylation of its promoter region...
2017: Cell Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039330/dissecting-the-influence-of-two-structural-substituents-on-the-differential-neurotoxic-effects-of-methamphetamine-and-mephedrone-on-dopamine-nerve-endings-with-the-use-of-4-methylmethamphetamine-and-methcathinone
#18
John H Anneken, Mariana Angoa-Perez, Girish C Sati, David Crich, Donald M Kuhn
Mephedrone (MEPH) is a β-ketoamphetamine stimulant drug of abuse that is often a constituent of illicit bath salts formulations. While MEPH bears remarkable similarities to methamphetamine (METH) in terms of chemical structure, as well as its neurochemical and behavioral effects, it has been shown to have a reduced neurotoxic profile compared to METH. The addition of a β-keto moiety and a 4-methyl ring substituent to METH yields MEPH, and a loss of direct neurotoxic potential. In the present study, 2 analogs of METH, methcathinone (MeCa) and 4-methylmethamphetamine (4MM), were assessed for their effects on mouse dopamine (DA) nerve endings to determine the relative contribution of each individual moiety to the loss of direct neurotoxicity in MEPH...
December 30, 2016: Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28034961/role-of-prefrontal-serotonergic-and-dopaminergic-systems-in-encounter-induced-hyperactivity-in-methamphetamine-sensitized-mice
#19
Tatsunori Tanaka, Yukio Ago, Chiaki Umehara, Emina Imoto, Shigeru Hasebe, Hitoshi Hashimoto, Kazuhiro Takuma, Toshio Matsuda
BACKGROUND: Isolation-reared mice show social encounter-induced hyperactivity with activation of prefrontal serotonergic and dopaminergic systems, but it is not known whether this stress response is observed in other pathological conditions. Here we examined whether the social encounter stimulation induces abnormal behavior during withdrawal in chronic methamphetamine (METH)-treated mice. METHODS: To induce METH-induced behavioral sensitization, male mice were injected with METH (1 mg/kg) once daily for 7 days...
December 29, 2016: International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032504/universal-conditions-for-the-controlled-polymerization-of-acrylates-methacrylates-and-styrene-via-cu-0-rdrp
#20
Richard Whitfield, Athina Anastasaki, Vasiliki Nikolaou, Glen R Jones, Nikolaos G Engelis, Emre H Discekici, Carolin Fleischmann, Johannes Willenbacher, Craig J Hawker, David M Haddleton
Atom transfer radical polymerization (ATRP) typically requires various parameters to be optimized in order to achieve a high degree of control over molecular weight and dispersity (such as the type of initiator, transition metal, ligand, solvent, temperature, deactivator, added salts, and reducing agents). These components play a major role when switching monomers, e.g., from acrylic to methacrylic and/or styrenic monomers during the synthesis of homo- and block copolymers as the stability and reactivity of the carbon centered propagating radical dramatically changes...
January 18, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
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