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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550806/lettuce-facing-microcystins-rich-irrigation-water-at-different-developmental-stages-effects-on-plant-performance-and-microcystins-bioaccumulation
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Efi Levizou, George Statiris, Theodoti Papadimitriou, Chrysi S Laspidou, Konstantinos Ar Kormas
This study investigated the microcystins (MCs)-rich irrigation water effect on lettuce of different developmental stages, i.e. during a two months period, covering the whole period from seed germination to harvest at marketable size of the plant. We followed four lettuce plant groups receiving MCs-rich water (1.81μgl(-1) of dissolved MCs), originating from the Karla Reservoir, central Greece: 1) from seeds, 2) the cotyledon, 3) two true leaves and 4) four true leaves stages, all of which were compared to control plants that received tap water...
May 24, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550802/mechanism-of-action-of-three-newly-registered-drugs-for-multiple-sclerosis-treatment
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Kaja Kasarełło, Agnieszka Cudnoch-Jędrzejewska, Andrzej Członkowski, Dagmara Mirowska-Guzel
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a disease of suspected autoimmune origin leading to neurodegeneration. The disease pathomechanism is considered to be primarily based on neuroinflammation directed against myelin antigens caused by autoreactive T cells. MS etiology remains still unknown, which makes it difficult to create an efficient therapy, therefore, MS treatment targets mechanisms involved in disease pathology. In this review, we present the mechanism of action of three newly registered drugs for MS. Dimethyl fumarate (DMF) is an agent presenting a broad spectrum of action...
February 22, 2017: Pharmacological Reports: PR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550782/immunofluorescence-evaluation-of-4-hydroxynonenal-and-8-hydroxy-2-deoxyguanosine-activation-in-zebrafish-daino-rerio-larvae-brain-exposed-microinjected-to-propyl-gallate
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Ahmet Topal, Selim Çomakli, Mustafa Özkaraca, Alper Baran, Mine Köktürk, Veysel Parlak, Yavuz Selim Sağlam, Muhammed Atamanalp, Saltuk Buğrahan Ceyhun
Propyl gallate (PG) is a chemical compound obtained by esterification of propanol with gallic acid. Due to its antioxidative properties, it is widely used in cosmetics and pharmaceutical industries as well as to protect the oils in foods such as butter, milk-based desserts, chewing gum, mayonnaise, meat, soups, cereals, spices and seasonings from rancidity. This study has been designed to assessment 8-OHdG and 4-HNE activity, and histopathological changes in the brain tissues of zebrafish larvae, which is a lecithotrophic organism, after 96 h of PG exposure via microinjecting to yolk sac of embryo...
May 19, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550753/catalase-loaded-cisplatin-prodrug-constructed-liposomes-to-overcome-tumor-hypoxia-for-enhanced-chemo-radiotherapy-of-cancer
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Rui Zhang, Xuejiao Song, Chao Liang, Xuan Yi, Guosheng Song, Yu Chao, Yu Yang, Kai Yang, Liangzhu Feng, Zhuang Liu
Aiming at improved therapeutic efficacies, the combination of chemotherapy and radiotherapy (chemo-radiotherapy) has been widely studied and applied in clinic. However, the hostile characteristics of tumor microenvironment such as hypoxia often limit the efficacies in both types of cancer therapies. Herein, catalase (CAT), an antioxidant enzyme, is encapsulated inside liposomes constituted by cisplatin (IV)-prodrug-conjugated phospholipid, forming CAT@Pt (IV)-liposome for enhanced chemo-radiotherapy of cancer...
May 18, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550652/a-new-biflavonoid-and-a-new-triterpene-from-the-leaves-of-garcinia-paucinervis-and-their-biological-activities
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CuiCui Jia, Tong Han, Jun Xu, ShengGe Li, YaTing Sun, DaHong Li, ZhanLin Li, HuiMing Hua
A new biflavonoid, paucinervin K (1) and a new triterpene, 23-hydroxy-friedelin (2), together with eleven known compounds 3-13 were isolated from the leaves of Garcinia paucinervis. Their structures, including stereochemistry, were determined by spectroscopic analysis of NMR, MS, IR and ECD calculation and the octant rule. Some of the isolated compounds were tested for antiproliferative, α-glucosidase inhibitory and antioxidant activities in vitro. Compounds 1, 3, 4, 5 and 9 showed moderate preferential antioxidant and hypoglycemic activities...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Natural Medicines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550604/microencapsulation-of-%C3%AE-carotene-based-on-casein-guar-gum-blend-using-zeta-potential-yield-stress-phenomenon-an-approach-to-enhance-photo-stability-and-retention-of-functionality
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Deepika Thakur, Ashay Jain, Gargi Ghoshal, U S Shivhare, O P Katare
β-Carotene, abundant majorly in carrot, pink guava yams, spinach, kale, sweet potato, and palm oil, is an important nutrient for human health due to its scavenging action upon reactive free radicals wherever produced in the body. Inclusion of liposoluble β-carotene in foods and food ingredients is a challenging aspect due to its labile nature and low absorption from natural sources. This fact has led to the application of encapsulation of β-carotene to improve stability and bioavailability. The present work was aimed to fabricate microcapsules (MCs) of β-carotene oily dispersion using the complex coacervation technique with casein (CA) and guar gum (GG) blend...
May 26, 2017: AAPS PharmSciTech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550445/%C3%AE-carotene-at-physiologically-attainable-concentration-induces-apoptosis-and-down-regulates-cell-survival-and-antioxidant-markers-in-human-breast-cancer-mcf-7-cells
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G Sowmya Shree, K Yogendra Prasad, H S Arpitha, U R Deepika, K Nawneet Kumar, Priya Mondal, P Ganesan
Although β-carotene is known for its anti-carcinogenic and antioxidant properties, a few recent epidemiological and experimental evidence show that at higher concentration it acts as pro-oxidant and induces cancer. Since the global burden of breast cancer exceeds all other types of cancer, and its incidence rates is also in increasing trend, the present study attempted to evaluate the anti-cancer molecular mechanism of β-carotene (at 1 µM concentration) isolated from Spinacia oleracea in human breast cancer (MCF-7) cells...
May 26, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550367/in-vitro-study-of-antioxidant-and-antibacterial-activities-of-lactobacillus-probiotic-spp
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Z Pourramezan, R Kasra Kermanshahi, M Oloomi, A Aliahmadi, H Rezadoost
This study investigated the influence of aeration and minimal medium conditions on antioxidant and antibacterial activities of 21 probiotic Lactobacillus strains isolated from dairy products. The probiotic potential of the isolates was evaluated by pH and bile tolerance. Random amplified polymorphic DNA polymerase chain reaction (RAPD-PCR) was used to confirm the phenotypic identification of isolates. Antioxidant producer isolates were screened by resistance to reactive oxygen species (ROS). The antioxidant and antibacterial activities of extracellular materials after 48 h fermentation with antioxidative strains were determined using 2,2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) and broth microdilution assays, respectively...
May 26, 2017: Folia Microbiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550120/hiv-1-decreases-nrf2-are-activity-and-phagocytic-function-in-alveolar-macrophages
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Bashar S Staitieh, Lingmei Ding, Wendy A Neveu, Paul Spearman, David M Guidot, Xian Fan
Respiratory complications occur frequently in individuals living with human immunodeficiency-1 virus (HIV) infection, and there is evidence that HIV-related oxidative stress impairs alveolar macrophage immune function. We hypothesized that nuclear factor (erythroid-derived 2)-like 2 (Nrf2), a master transcription factor that activates the antioxidant response element (ARE) and regulates antioxidant defenses, has an important role in alveolar macrophage (AMs) immune dysfunction in individuals with HIV infections...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Leukocyte Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550088/cardiac-telomere-length-in-heart-development-function-and-disease
#10
Scott A Booth, Fadi J Charchar
Telomeres are repetitive nucleoprotein structures at chromosome ends and a decrease in the number of these repeats, known as a reduction in telomere length (TL), triggers cellular senescence and apoptosis. Heart disease, the worldwide leading cause of death, often results from the loss of cardiac cells which could be explained by decreases in TL. Due to the cell-specific regulation of TL, this review focuses on studies that have measured telomeres in heart cells and critically assesses the relationship between cardiac TL and heart function...
May 26, 2017: Physiological Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549983/the-effect-of-omega-3-supplementation-on-pregnancy-outcomes-by-smoking-status
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Spencer G Kuper, Adi R Abramovici, Victoria C Jauk, Lorie M Harper, Joseph R Biggio, Alan T Tita
BACKGROUND: Smoking during pregnancy is associated with adverse maternal and neonatal outcomes such as preterm delivery, intrauterine growth restriction, stillbirth, and low birth weight. Since smoking causes oxidative stress, some have suggested using antioxidants to counteract the effects of oxidative stress. Smokers have lower serum levels of omega-3 fatty acids, an important antioxidant, and thus, investigating whether omega-3 supplementation in smokers reduces adverse maternal and neonatal outcomes represents an important area of research...
May 23, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549941/dietary-zinc-deficiency-reduced-growth-performance-intestinal-immune-and-physical-barrier-functions-related-to-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-tor-nrf2-jnk-and-mlck-signaling-pathway-of-young-grass-carp-ctenopharyngodon-idella
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Zheng-Xing Song, Wei-Dan Jiang, Yang Liu, Pei Wu, Jun Jiang, Xiao-Qiu Zhou, Sheng-Yao Kuang, Ling Tang, Wu-Neng Tang, Yong-An Zhang, Lin Feng
Our study investigated the effects of dietary zinc (Zn) deficiency on growth performance, intestinal immune and physical barrier functions of young grass carp (Ctenopharyngodon idella). A total of 630 grass carp (244.14 ± 0.40 g) were fed graded levels of zinc lactate (10.71, 30.21, 49.84, 72.31, 92.56, 110.78 mg Zn/kg diet) and one zinc sulfate group (56.9 mg Zn/kg diet) for 60 days. At the end of the feeding trial, fish were challenged with Aeromonas hydrophila for 14 days. These results indicated that compared with optimal dietary Zn level, dietary Zn deficiency (10...
May 23, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549891/synthesis-and-pharmacological-evaluation-of-novel-chromone-derivatives-as-balanced-multifunctional-agents-against-alzheimer-s-disease
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Fan Li, Jia-Jia Wu, Jin Wang, Xue-Lian Yang, Pei Cai, Qiao-Hong Liu, Ling-Yi Kong, Xiao-Bing Wang
In a continuing effort to develop multitargeted compounds as potential treatment agents against Alzheimer's disease (AD), a series of chromone derivatives were designed, synthesized and evaluated. In vitro assay indicated that most of the target compounds have both MAOs inhibition activities, antioxidant activity and biometal chelating ability. Especially, compound s19 exhibits good inhibitory potency for inhibition of MAOs (IC50 value of 5.12μM for hMAO-A and 0.816μM for hMAO-B), moderate inhibition of Aβ aggregation (75...
May 17, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549861/the-ethanol-extract-of-leonurus-sibiricus-l-induces-antioxidant-antinociceptive-and-topical-anti-inflammatory-effects
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Alan Santos Oliveira, Luana Mendonça Cercato, Marília Trindade de Santana Souza, Allan John de Oliveira Melo, Bruno Dos Santos Lima, Marcelo Cavalcante Duarte, Adriano Antunes de Souza Araujo, Ana Mara de Oliveira E Silva, Enilton Aparecido Camargo
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Leonurus sibiricus L. (Lamiaceae), popularly known as motherwort, or "erva-de-macaé" or "rubim" in Brazil, is a plant used for the treatment of inflammatory conditions, but few studies have evaluated this anti-inflammatory activity or other activities that may be relevant. AIM OF THE STUDY: This study was undertaken to investigate the antioxidant, antinociceptive and topical anti-inflammatory effects of the ethanol extract of L. sibiricus (EELs)...
May 23, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549843/topical-coenzyme-q10-demonstrates-mitochondrial-mediated-neuroprotection-in-a-rodent-model-of-ocular-hypertension
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Benjamin Michael Davis, Kailin Tian, Milena Pahlitzsch, Jonathan Brenton, Nivedita Ravindran, Gibran Butt, Giulia Malaguarnera, Eduardo Normando, Li Guo, Maria Francesca Cordeiro
Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is a mitochondrial-targeted antioxidant with known neuroprotective activity. Its ocular effects when co-solubilised with α-tocopherol polyethylene glycol succinate (TPGS) were evaluated. In vitro studies confirmed that CoQ10 was significantly protective in different retinal ganglion cell (RGC) models. In vivo studies in Adult Dark Agouti (DA) rats with unilateral surgically-induced ocular hypertension (OHT) treated with either CoQ10/TPGS micelles or TPGS vehicle twice daily for three weeks were performed, following which retinal cell health was assessed in vivo using DARC (Detection of Apoptotic Retinal Cells) and post-mortem with Brn3a histological assessment on whole retinal mounts...
May 23, 2017: Mitochondrion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549842/mitochondrial-dysfunction-and-oxidative-stress-in-corneal-disease
#16
Neeru A Vallabh, Vito Romano, Colin E Willoughby
The cornea is the anterior transparent surface and the main refracting structure of the eye. Mitochondrial dysfunction and oxidative stress are implicated in the pathogenesis of inherited (e.g. Kearns Sayre Syndrome) and acquired corneal diseases (e.g. keratoconus and Fuchs endothelial corneal dystrophy). Both antioxidants and reactive oxygen species are found in the healthy cornea. There is increasing evidence of imbalance in the oxidative balance and mitochondrial function in the cornea in disease states...
May 23, 2017: Mitochondrion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549828/deficiency-of-long-isoforms-of-nfe2l1-sensitizes-min6-pancreatic-%C3%AE-cells-to-arsenite-induced-cytotoxicity
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Qi Cui, Jingqi Fu, Yuxin Hu, Yongfang Li, Bei Yang, Lu Li, Jing Sun, Chengjie Chen, Guifan Sun, Yuanyuan Xu, Qiang Zhang, Jingbo Pi
Increasing evidence indicates that chronic inorganic arsenic exposure is associated with type 2 diabetes (T2D), a disease of growing prevalence. Pancreatic β-cells were targeted and damaged by oxidative stress induced by arsenite. We previously showed that nuclear factor erythroid 2 like 2 (Nfe2l2)-deficient pancreatic β-cells were vulnerable to cell damage induced by oxidative stressors including arsenite, due to a muted antioxidant response. Like nuclear factor erythroid 2 like 2 (NFE2L2), NFE2L1 also belongs to the cap 'n' collar (CNC) basic-region leucine zipper (bZIP) transcription factor family, and regulates antioxidant response element (ARE) related genes...
May 23, 2017: Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549437/p-p-ddt-induces-testicular-oxidative-stress-induced-apoptosis-in-adult-rats
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Neila Marouani, Dorsaf Hallegue, Mohsen Sakly, Moncef Benkhalifa, Khémais Ben Rhouma, Olfa Tebourbi
BACKGROUND: The 1,1,1-trichloro-2,2-bis(4-chlorophenyl)ethane (p,p'-DDT) is a known persistent organic pollutant and male reproductive toxicant. The present study is designed to test the hypothesis that oxidative stress mediates p,p'-DDT-induced apoptosis in testis. METHODS: Male Wistar rats received an intraperitoneal (ip) injection of the pesticide at doses of 50 and 100mg/kg for 10 consecutive days. The oxidative stress was evaluated by biomarkers such lipid peroxidation (LPO) and metallothioneins (MTs) levels...
May 26, 2017: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology: RB&E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549307/thymoquinone-protects-against-the-sepsis-induced-mortality-mesenteric-hypoperfusion-aortic-dysfunction-and-multiple-organ-damage-in-rats
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Erdem Kamil Ozer, Mustafa Tugrul Goktas, Aysun Toker, Sultan Pehlivan, Hulagu Bariskaner, Ceyhan Ugurluoglu, Alper Bektas Iskit
BACKGROUND: Thymoquinone (TQ) is a potent cytoprotective, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agent. We aimed to investigate the possible protective effects of TQ on survival, mesenteric artery blood flow (MABF), vascular reactivity, oxidative and inflammatory injuries in a murine sepsis model induced by cecal ligation and puncture (CLP). METHODS: Wistar rats were divided into the following four groups: Sham, CLP, Sham+TQ and CLP+TQ. TQ (1mg/kg/day) or vehicle (dimethyl sulfoxide, 1mL/kg/day) was intraperitoneally injected for 3 days...
March 24, 2017: Pharmacological Reports: PR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548968/aldose-reductase-interacts-with-akt1-to-augment-hepatic-akt-mtor-signaling-and-promote-hepatocarcinogenesis
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Jia-Xing Zhao, Ya-Wei Yuan, Cheng-Fu Cai, Dong-Yan Shen, Mao-Li Chen, Feng Ye, Yan-Jun Mi, Qi-Cong Luo, Wang-Yu Cai, Wei Zhang, Ying Long, Yong Zeng, Guo-Dong Ye, Shu-Yu Yang
Marked up-regulation of aldose reductase (AR) is reportedly associated with the development of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). We investigated how aberrantly overexpressed AR might promote oncogenic transformation in liver cells and tissues. We found that overexpressed AR interacted with the kinase domain of AKT1 to increase AKT/mTOR signaling. In both cultured liver cancer cells and liver tissues in DEN-induced transgenic HCC model mice, we observed that AR overexpression-induced AKT/mTOR signaling tended to enhance lactate formation and hepatic inflammation to enhance hepatocarcinogenesis...
May 10, 2017: Oncotarget
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