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Ruiguo Wang, Wei Zhang, Peilong Wang, Xiaoou Su
An ultrasensitive paper based lateral flow assay is described for rapid and simultaneous fluorometric detection of several β-agonists including clenbuterol and its chemical analogues (mabuterol, brombuterol, cimaterol, cimbuterol, bromchlorbuterol and banbuterol). A nonspecific monoclonal antibody (mAb) against clenbuterol and its analogues was prepared and employed in a competitive immunoassay where mAb conjugated to fluorescent nanoparticles and free β-agonists compete for the binding sites. This enables rapid screening for the 7 β-agonists in a single run that takes about 8 min...
2018: Mikrochimica Acta
Giulia Milano, Stefania Chiappini, Francesca Mattioli, Antonietta Martelli, Fabrizio Schifano
A recent years' increase in misusing levels of image- and performance- enhancing drugs (IPEDs) has been observed. Out of these drugs, beta-2 agonists have recently emerged for their potential of misuse, especially for slimming and bodybuilding purposes. To this perspective, clenbuterol ('the size zero pill') has been reported as being both popular and widely available from the illegal market. All clenbuterol and salbutamol misuse/abuse/dependence/withdrawal/overdose/off-label spontaneous reports (2006-2016) from the European Medicines Agency (EMA) EudraVigilance (EV) database were collected and analysed by age range, gender, concomitant therapies and source of information...
March 2, 2018: Basic & Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology
Gerard J Marek, Brian P Ramos
5-Hydroxytryptamine2A (5-HT2A ) receptors are enriched in layers I and Va of the rat prefrontal cortex and neocortex and their activation increases the frequency of glutamatergic excitatory post-synaptic potentials/currents (EPSP/Cs) onto layer V pyramidal cells. A number of other G-protein coupled receptors (GPCRs) are also enriched in cortical layers I and Va and either induce (α1 -adrenergic and orexin2 ) or suppress (metabotropic glutamate2 [mGlu2 ], adenosine A1 , μ-opioid) both 5-HT-induced EPSCs and head twitches or head shakes induced by the phenethylamine hallucinogen 2,5-dimethoxy-4-iodoamphetamine (DOI)...
2018: Frontiers in Pharmacology
Paulo Vinicius F da Costa, Rejane Maria P da Silva, Hugo B Suffredini, Wendel A Alves
This work describes the electro polymerization of a poly-L-arginine film onto boron-doped diamond (BDD) electrode and glassy carbon electrode (GCE) surfaces. The morphological and electrochemical properties of the modified electrodes were studied by atomic force microscopy and electrochemical methods, and their potential for terbutaline sulfate (TBS) detection was determined by voltammetry and chronoamperometry techniques. Our results demonstrate that the electrochemical surface area of both uncoated-bare electrodes (GCE e BDD) did not have significant differences in performance...
July 1, 2018: Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
B Gray, M Viljanto, E Menzies, L Vanhaecke
The detection of drugs in human hair samples has been performed by laboratories around the world for many years and the matrix is popular in disciplines such as workplace drug testing. To date, however, hair has not become a routinely utilised matrix in sports drug detection. The analysis of hair samples offers a number of potential advantages to doping control laboratories, not least of which are the greatly extended detection window and the ease of sample collection and storage. This paper describes the development, validation and utilisation of a sensitive ultra-high performance liquid chromatography-triple quadrupole mass spectrometry (UHPLC-MS/MS) method for the detection of 50 compounds...
February 12, 2018: Drug Testing and Analysis
Pietro Mascagni, Fabio Melandro, Zoe Larghi Laureiro, Gianluca Mennini, Massimo Rossi
This article is the first description of a spontaneous hepatic rupture in a young bodybuilder with a history of clenbuterol and ephedrine alkaloid use. The patient presented with a sudden mid-epigastric pain and vomiting. Hemoglobin levels decreased a few hours later and a computed tomography scan was performed which revealed a rupture of the right liver capsule and hemoperitoneum. Two attempts at transarterial embolization did not control the bleeding and a right hemihepatectomy was performed. The pathological report identified a hepatic adenoma, a capsular tear and diffuse peliosis hepatis...
January 9, 2018: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
Éadaoin W Griffin, Justin D Yssel, Eoin O'Neill, Katie J Ryan, Noreen Boyle, Peter Harper, Andrew Harkin, Thomas Connor
OBJECTIVES: Clenbuterol is a brain penetrant β2-adrenoceptor agonist with anti-inflammatory and putative neuroprotective properties. In the present investigation, the effect of clenbuterol was assessed in a rat model of acute brain injury induced by intra-striatal administration of the pro-inflammatory cytokine IL-1β. METHODS: Clenbuterol (0.5 mg/kg; i.p.) was administered one hour prior to stereotactically delivered IL-1β (100 ng) into the striatum. Four hours postinjection, rats were anesthetized, blood samples were collected for circulating cytokine and chemokine analysis, and the ipsilateral striatum and liver tissue were harvested for mRNA expression analysis of target genes...
January 5, 2018: Immunopharmacology and Immunotoxicology
Jian Wang, Yuan Liu, Junhua Zhang, Zhengzheng Han, Wei Wang, Yang Liu, Dong Wei, Wei Huang
Large-scale expression of β2 -adrenergic receptor (β2 -AR) in functional form is necessary for establishment of receptor assays for detecting illegally abused β-adrenergic agonists (β-agonists). Cell-based heterologous expression systems have manycritical difficulties in synthesizing this membrane protein, such as low protein yields and aberrant folding. To overcome these challenges, the main objective of the present work was to synthesize large amounts of functional β2 -AR in a cell-free system based on Escherichia coli extracts...
November 2017: Biochemistry. Biokhimii︠a︡
Xincui Jin, Guozhen Fang, Mingfei Pan, Yukun Yang, Xiaoyun Bai, Shuo Wang
A simple, efficient and sensitive molecularly imprinted electrochemiluminescence sensor (MIECLS) based on reduced graphene oxide (rGO) and upconversion nanoparticles (UCNPs) was developed for determination of clenbuterol (CLB). In this study, rGO generated by electrodeposition of graphene oxide not only acted as carrier for immobilizing UCNPs, but also had a significant impact in boosting electrochemiluminescence (ECL) response of UCNPs thanks to its high conductivity, superior electron transport rate and large specific surface area...
April 15, 2018: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
Natalia González, Marcos Grünhut, Ivana Šrámková, Adriana G Lista, Burkhard Horstkotte, Petr Solich, Hana Sklenářová, Carolina C Acebal
A fully automated spectrophotometric method based on flow-batch analysis has been developed for the determination of clenbuterol including an on-line solid phase extraction using a molecularly imprinted polymer (MIP) as the sorbent. The molecularly imprinted solid phase extraction (MISPE) procedure allowed analyte extraction from complex matrices at low concentration levels and with high selectivity towards the analyte. The MISPE procedure was performed using a commercial MIP cartridge that was introduced into a guard column holder and integrated in the analyzer system...
February 1, 2018: Talanta
Min Chen, Chuncheng Liu, Meng Wang, Hong Wang, Kuo Zhang, Yu Zheng, Zhengquan Yu, Xiangdong Li, Wei Guo, Ning Li, Qingyong Meng
β2-Adrenoceptor (β2-AR) agonists promote muscle growth. The aim of this study was to elucidate some effects of the selective β2-adrenoceptor agonist clenbuterol (CLB) on myoblast proliferation. We found that CLB induces cell cycle arrest in C2C12 myoblasts. This effect is partly due to the enhanced stability of p27, rather than the increased gene transcription via cAMP response element-binding protein (CREB). Specifically, CLB treatment enhanced the accumulation of p27 in the nucleus while depleting it from the cytosol via a mechanism that requires β2-AR...
2017: International Journal of Biological Sciences
M H Blokland, E F van Tricht, L A van Ginkel, S S Sterk
A robust LC-MS/MS method was developed to quantify a large number of phase I and phase II steroids in urine. The decision limit is for most compounds lower than 1ngml-1 with a measurement uncertainty smaller than 30%. The method is fully validated and was applied to assess the influence of administered synthetic steroids and beta-agonists on the steroidogenesis. From three animal experiments, clenbuterol, diethylstilbestrol and stanozolol, the steroid profiles in urine of bovine animals were compared before and after treatment...
November 2017: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Jiaquan Xu, Shengrui Xu, Yipo Xiao, Konstantin Chingin, Haiyan Lu, Runhan Yan, Huanwen Chen
Rapid quantitative determination of bulk molecular concentration in solid samples without sample pretreatment is demonstrated using the internal extractive electrospray ionization-mass spectrometry (iEESI-MS) analysis of six β-agonists, including salbutamol (Sal), clenbuterol (Cle), ractopamine (Rac), terbutaline (Ter), tulobuterol (Tul), brombuterol (Bro), in pork tissue samples. Single sample analysis only required 1 min. The linear range of detection was about 0.01-1000 μg/kg (R(2) > 0.9994). The limit-of-detection (LOD) varied from 0...
November 7, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
Robert B Cameron, Craig C Beeson, Rick G Schnellmann
Mitochondrial dysfunction is associated with numerous acute and chronic degenerative diseases. The beta-2 adrenergic receptor (β2AR) agonist formoterol induces mitochondrial biogenesis (MB), but other β2AR agonists, such as clenbuterol, do not. We sought to identify the MB signaling pathway of formoterol and the differences in signaling between these two ligands that result in the differential induction of MB. While formoterol and clenbuterol increased cAMP, only formoterol increased the phosphorylation of Akt and its downstream target eNOS...
September 5, 2017: Scientific Reports
Nina Brandt, Lene Nielsen, Bjørg Thiellesen Buch, Anders Gudiksen, Stine Ringholm, Ylva Hellsten, Jens Bangsbo, Henriette Pilegaard
PGC-1α has been suggested to regulate exercise training-induced metabolic adaptations and autophagy in skeletal muscle. The factors regulating PGC-1α are however not fully resolved. The aim was to investigate the impact of β-adrenergic signaling in PGC-1α mediated metabolic adaptations in skeletal muscle with exercise training. Muscle was obtained from muscle specific PGC-1α knockout (MKO) mice and LOX/LOX 1) 3h after a single exercise bout with or without prior injection of propranolol or 3h after a single injection of clenbuterol and 2) after 5 weeks of wheel running exercise training with or without propranolol treatment or after 5 weeks of clenbuterol treatment...
September 5, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Endocrinology and Metabolism
Benjamín Velasco-Bejarano, Jahir Bautista, Ma Olivia Noguez, Evangelina Camacho, Martha E Rodríguez, Leonardo Rodríguez
Several banned substances are illegally used by athletes in racemic mixtures for performance enhancement. These include clenbuterol, methyl hexaneamine, methamphetamines, and amphetamines. Clenbuterol is present in a large number of doping samples from Olympic and non-Olympic athletes that have adverse analytical findings (AAFs). In some cases, the presence of these substances could be the result of consumption of meat contaminated with clenbuterol. In other cases, the origin is not clear. In this study, 27 products with racemic clenbuterol were evaluated using a new analytical methodology for the resolution of R-(-) and S-(+)-enantiomers of clenbuterol by liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) using a chiral column in 15 min with good separation...
August 30, 2017: Drug Testing and Analysis
Guangping Zhang, Lin Wu, Chao Li, Shangquan Wu, Qingchuan Zhang
We developed a microcantilever array biosensor instrument based on optical readout from a microcantilever array in fluid environment. The microcantilever signals were read out sequentially by laser beams emitted from eight optical fibers. The optical fibers were coupled to lasers, while the other ends of the fibers were embedded in eight V-grooves with 250 μm pitch microfabricated from a Si wafer. Aspherical lens was used to keep the distance between lasers. A programmable logic controller was used to make the system work stably...
July 2017: Review of Scientific Instruments
Lili Lv, Lijuan Wang, Jun Li, Yajun Jiao, Shengnan Gao, Jiachang Wang, Hongyuan Yan
A rapid and effective nonaqueous capillary electrophoresis (NACE)-ultraviolet (UV) method was developed for the enantiomeric separation of seven β-agonists. Diacetone-d-mannitol-boric acid complex was used as a new chiral selector. It was in situ synthesized by the reaction of diacetone-d-mannitol and boric acid in methanol medium containing triethylamine. The effects of diacetone-d-mannitol, boric acid, and triethylamine concentrations on the enantioseparation were carefully investigated. Under the optimized conditions, baseline enantioseparation could be obtained for six of the tested β-agonists within 12min...
October 25, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
Renata Solimini, Maria C Rotolo, Manuela Pellegrini, Adele Minutillo, Roberta Pacifici, Francesco P Busardò, Simona Zaami
BACKGROUND: Powdery drugs such as cocaine and heroin are frequently adulterated or diluted predominantly to obtain more doses and to increase the drug dealer's profits, but also to enhance, to modify or to oppose drug effects. The aim of this report is to provide an overview of the recent scientific literature on medicines as well as on new psychoactive substances, used as cutting agents (i.e. pharmacologically active adulterants) and on the related adverse health effects on consumers, possibly due to the synergistic effect of the adulterants laced with substances of abuse...
2017: Current Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
Haiyan Lu, Hua Zhang, Tenggao Zhu, Yipo Xiao, Shaoxian Xie, Haiwei Gu, Meng Cui, Liping Luo
Direct mass spectrometry analysis of metabolic effects of clenbuterol and salbutamol on pork quality at the molecular level is incredibly beneficial for food regulations, public health and the development of new anti-obesity drugs. With internal extractive electrospray ionization mass spectrometry (iEESI-MS), nutrients including creatine, amino acids, L-carnitine, vitamin B6, carnosine and phosphatidylcholines in pork tissue were identified, without sample pretreatment, using collision-induced dissociation (CID) experiments and by comparison with authentic compounds...
July 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
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