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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449551/a-survey-of-korean-physicians-prescription-patterns-for-allergic-rhinitis
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Min Young Seo, Dong-Kyu Kim, Hye Mi Jee, Young Min Ahn, Yong Min Kim, Sang Duk Hong
Objectives: The aim of this study was to compare the prescription patterns according to characteristics of physicians using a survey distributed amongst physicians in Korea. Methods: We surveyed the prescription patterns for allergic rhinitis (AR) of the members of the Korean Academy of Asthma, Allergy and Clinical Immunology (KAAACI) and the Korean Association of Otorhinolaryngologists (KAO). Questionnaire contained 4 categories with 28 queries. 448 physicians including 98 internal medicine (IM), 113 pediatrics (PED), and 237 otorhinolaryngology (ENT) were responded...
April 28, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449397/differential-proteome-profiling-in-the-hippocampus-of-amnesic-mice
#2
Meghraj Singh Baghel, Mahendra Kumar Thakur
Amnesia or memory loss is associated with brain aging and several neurodegenerative pathologies including Alzheimer's disease (AD). This can be induced by a cholinergic antagonist scopolamine, but the underlying molecular mechanism is poorly understood. The present study of proteome profiling in the hippocampus could provide conceptual insights into the molecular mechanisms involved in amnesia. To reveal this, mice were administered scopolamine to induce amnesia and memory impairment was validated by novel object recognition test...
April 27, 2017: Hippocampus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449351/long-term-plasticity-of-corticostriatal-synapses-is-modulated-by-pathway-specific-co-release-of-opioids-through-kappa-opioid-receptors
#3
Sarah L Hawes, Armando G Salinas, David M Lovinger, Kim T Blackwell
Synaptic plasticity in striatum adjusts behaviour adaptively during skill learning, or maladaptively in the case of addiction. Just as dopamine plays a critical role in synaptic plasticity underlying normal skill learning and addiction, endogenous and exogenous opiates also modulate learning and addiction-related striatal plasticity. Though the role of opioid receptors in long-term depression in striatum has been characterized, their effect on long-term potentiation (LTP) remains unknown. In particular, direct pathway (Dopamine D1 Receptor containing; D1R) - spiny projection neurons (SPNs) co-release the opioid neuropeptide dynorphin, which acts at presynaptic kappa opioid receptors (KORs) on dopaminergic afferents and can negatively regulate dopamine release...
April 27, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449313/neurovascular-unit-alteration-in-somatosensory-cortex-and-enhancement-of-thermal-nociception-induced-by-amphetamine-involves-central-at1-receptor-activation
#4
Victoria Belén Occhieppo, Natalia Andrea Marchese, Iara Diamela Rodríguez, Osvaldo Martín Basmadjian, Gustavo Baiardi, Claudia Bregonzio
The use of psychostimulants, such as amphetamine (Amph), is associated with inflammatory processes, involving glia and vasculature alterations. Brain Angiotensin II (Ang II), through AT1 -receptors (AT1 -R), modulates neurotransmission and plays a crucial role in inflammatory responses in brain vasculature and glia. Our aim for the present work was to evaluate the role of AT1 -R in long-term alterations induced by repeated exposure to Amph. Astrocyte reactivity, neuronal survival and brain microvascular network were analyzed at the somatosensory cortex...
April 27, 2017: European Journal of Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449240/bmp-signaling-in-pulmonary-hypertension-advances-and-therapeutic-implications
#5
Kai Yang, Jian Wang, Wenju Lu
Bone morphogenetic protein (BMP)-mediated signaling pathway plays critical roles in pulmonary hypertension (PH) development and progression. The typical BMP signaling mostly involve BMP ligands, specific transmembrane serine/threonine kinase receptors, cellular responsive kinases and secreted antagonists. As more and more studies have been conducted, the specific protective or pathogenic roles of these molecules within all these subgroups of BMP signaling have been continuously uncovered. Based on these evidences, specific strategies have been designed by targeting these factors as novel treatment approach against PH...
April 27, 2017: Experimental Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449236/discovery-of-lhrh-and-development-of-lhrh-analogs-for-prostate-cancer-treatment
#6
Andrew V Schally, Norman L Block, Ferenc G Rick
The discovery, isolation, elucidation of structure, synthesis, and initial testing of the neuropeptide hypothalamic luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone (LHRH), which regulates reproduction, is briefly described. The design, synthesis, and experimental and clinical testing of agonistic analogs of LHRH is extensively reviewed focusing on the development of new methods for the treatment of prostate cancer. Subsequent development of antagonistic analogs of LHRH is then faithfully recounted with special emphasis on therapy of prostate cancer and BPH...
April 27, 2017: Prostate
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449208/complex-modulation-by-stress-of-the-effect-of-seizures-on-long-term-potentiation-in-mouse-hippocampal-slices
#7
Nicola Maggio, Efrat Shavit Stein, Menahem Segal
Stress has a profound effect on ability to express neuronal plasticity, learning and memory. Likewise, epileptic seizures lead to massive changes in brain connectivity, and in ability to undergo long term changes in reactivity to afferent stimulation. In the present study we analyzed possible long lasting interactions between a stressful experience and reactivity to pilocarpine, on the ability to produce long term potentiation (LTP) in a mouse hippocampus. Pilocarpine lowers paired pulse potentiation (PPP) as well as LTP in CA1 region of the mouse hippocampal slice...
April 27, 2017: Hippocampus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449186/the-risk-of-lower-gastrointestinal-bleeding-in-low-dose-aspirin-users
#8
W-C Chen, K-H Lin, Y-T Huang, T-J Tsai, W-C Sun, S-K Chuah, D-C Wu, P-I Hsu
BACKGROUND: Aspirin increases the risk of gastrointestinal bleeding. AIM: To investigate the risk of lower gastrointestinal bleeding (LGIB) in aspirin users. METHODS: Low-dose (75-325 mg daily) aspirin users and controls matched by age, gender and enrollment time in a 1:5 ratio were selected from 1 million randomly sampled subjects in the National Health Insurance Research Database of Taiwan. Cox proportional hazard regression models were developed to evaluate the predictors of LGIB with adjustments for age, gender, comorbidities including coronary artery disease, ischaemic stroke, diabetes, hypertension, chronic kidney disease, liver cirrhosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, dyslipidemia, uncomplicated peptic ulcer disease, history of peptic ulcer bleeding, and concomitant use of clopidogrel, ticlopidine, warfarin, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), cyclooxygenase-2 inhibitors, steroids, proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), histamine-2 receptor antagonists (H2RAs), nitrates, alendronate, selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) and calcium channel blockers...
April 27, 2017: Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449095/role-of-cc-cytokines-in-spatial-arrangement-of-the-inner-cell-mass-of-the-bovine-embryo
#9
Verónica M Negrón-Pérez, Dorianmarie Vargas-Franco, Peter J Hansen
The process of spatial rearrangement of cells of the inner cell mass (ICM) that are destined to become hypoblast is not well understood. The observation that the chemokine CCL24 and several other genes involved in chemokine signaling are expressed more in the ICM than the trophectoderm of the bovine embryo resulted in the hypothesis that CCL24 participates in spatial organization of the ICM. Temporally, expression of CCL24 in the bovine embryo occurs coincident with blastocyst formation: transcript abundance was low until the late morula stage, peaked in the blastocyst at Day 7 of development and declined by Day 9...
April 25, 2017: Biology of Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448991/participation-of-antidiuretic-hormone-adh-in-asthma-exacerbations-induced-by-psychological-stress-via-pka-pkc-signal-pathway-in-airway-related-vagal-preganglionic-neurons-avpns
#10
Lili Hou, Lei Zhu, Min Zhang, Xingyi Zhang, Guoqing Zhang, Zhenwei Liu, Qiang Li, Xin Zhou
AIMS: Present study was performed to examine whether ADH was implicated in psychological stress asthma and to explore the underlying molecular mechanism. METHODS: We not only examined ADH levels in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) via radioimmunoassay, but also measured ADH receptor (ADHR) expression in airway-related vagal preganglionic neurons (AVPNs) through real-time PCR in all experimental mice. Western blotting was performed to evaluate the relationship between ADH and PKA/PKC in psychological stress asthma...
April 25, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448702/ketamine-for-depression-1-clinical-summary-of-issues-related-to-efficacy-adverse-effects-and-mechanism-of-action
#11
Chittaranjan Andrade
Ketamine is an anesthetic drug that is also used for off-label indications such as the mediation of analgesia and sedation in various settings. It is additionally recognized as an agent with antidepressant potential. For depression, it is most commonly administered as a slow intravenous infusion in subanesthetic doses (usually 0.5 mg/kg). As an antidepressant, is strikingly different from conventional antidepressant drugs in that it brings about rapid and marked attenuation of depressive symptoms even in patients with refractory depression...
April 2017: Journal of Clinical Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448525/brorin-is-required-for-neurogenesis-gliogenesis-and-commissural-axon-guidance-in-the-zebrafish-forebrain
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Ayumi Miyake, Yoko Mekata, Hidenori Fujibayashi, Kazuya Nakanishi, Morichika Konishi, Nobuyuki Itoh
Bmps regulate numerous neural functions with their regulators. We previously identified Brorin, a neural-specific secreted antagonist of Bmp signaling, in humans, mice, and zebrafish. Mouse Brorin has two cysteine-rich domains containing 10 cysteine residues in its core region, and these are located in similar positions to those in the cysteine-rich domains of Chordin family members, which are secreted Bmp antagonists. Zebrafish Brorin had two cysteine-rich domains with high similarity to those of mouse Brorin...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447885/recovery-from-coma-post-cardiac-arrest-is-dependent-on-the-orexin-pathway
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Young-Jin Kang, Guilian Tian, Afsheen Bazrafkan, Maryam H Farahabadi, Matine Azadian, Hamidreza Abbasi, Brittany Shamaoun, Oswald Steward, Yama Akbari
Cardiac arrest affects >550,000 people annually in the USA while 80-90% of survivors suffer from a comatose state. Arousal from coma is critical for recovery but mechanisms of arousal are undefined. Orexin-A, a hypothalamic excitatory neuropeptide, has been linked to arousal deficits in various brain injuries. We investigated the orexinergic system's role in recovery from cardiac arrest-related neurological impairments, including arousal deficits. Using an asphyxial cardiac arrest and resuscitation model in rats, we examine neurological recovery post-resuscitation in conjunction with changes in orexin-A levels in cerebrospinal fluid and orexin-expressing neurons...
April 27, 2017: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447789/exploring-the-role-of-n-6-substituents-in-potent-dual-acting-5-c-ethyl-tetrazolyl-adenosine-derivatives-synthesis-binding-functional-assays-and-antinociceptive-effects-in-mice
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Riccardo Petrelli, Mirko Scortichini, Sonja Kachler, Serena Boccella, Carmen Cerchia, Ilaria Torquati, Fabio Del Bello, Daniela Salvemini, Ettore Novellino, Livio Luongo, Sabatino Maione, Kenneth A Jacobson, Antonio Lavecchia, Karl-Norbert Klotz, Loredana Cappellacci
Structural determinants of affinity of N(6)-substituted-5'-C-(ethyl-tetrazol-2-yl)-adenosine and 2-chloro-adenosine derivatives at adenosine receptor (AR) subtypes were studied with binding and molecular modeling. Small N(6)-cycloalkyl and 3-halo-benzyl groups furnished potent dual acting A1AR agonists and A3AR antagonists. 4 was the most potent dual acting human (h) A1AR agonist (Ki = 0.45 nM) and A3AR antagonist (Ki = 0.31 nM) and highly selective versus A2A; 11 and 26 were most potent at both h and rat (r) A3AR...
April 27, 2017: Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447730/pioglitazone-ameliorates-a%C3%AE-42-deposition-in-rats-with-diet-induced-insulin-resistance-associated-with-akt-gsk3%C3%AE-activation
#15
Sisi Yang, Zhe Chen, Ming Cao, Renjie Li, Zhigang Wang, Muxun Zhang
Pioglitazone may have potential benefits as an alternative therapeutic treatment for patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD), particularly in individuals that also have comorbid diabetes; however, the mechanisms of action remain unclear. The present study aimed to explore the effects of pioglitazone on amyloid β, isoform 42 (Aβ42) deposition in rats with diet‑induced insulin resistance (IR). Diet‑induced IR model rats were established in the presence or absence of pioglitazone. Plasma glucose and insulin levels, and cerebrospinal fluid insulin levels were measured; in addition, hippocampal tissues were collected for immunohistochemical analysis of Aβ42 expression...
March 16, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447713/tetramethylpyrazine-mediated-regulation-of-cxcr4-in-retinoblastoma-is-sensitive-to-cell-density
#16
Nandan Wu, Lijun Xu, Ying Yang, Na Yu, Zhang Zhang, Pei Chen, Jing Zhang, Mingjun Tang, Meng Yuan, Jian Ge, Keming Yu, Jing Zhuang
Retinoblastoma is the most common ocular tumor in children, and it causes extensive damage. Current treatment options for retinoblastoma include surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy and cryotherapy. However, the majority of chemotherapy medicines cause complications and side effects that lead to severe impairment of patient health. Previous studies have reported that tetramethylpyrazine (TMP), which is an extract of the Chinese herbal medicine Chuanxiong, reduces the risk of multidrug resistance in chemotherapy and inhibits the proliferation and metastasis of various types of cancer cells...
March 7, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447620/dna-replication-licensing-factor-cdc6-and-plk4-kinase-antagonistically-regulate-centrosome-duplication-via-sas-6
#17
Xiaowei Xu, Shijiao Huang, Boyan Zhang, Fan Huang, Wangfei Chi, Jingyan Fu, Gang Wang, Si Li, Qing Jiang, Chuanmao Zhang
Centrosome number is tightly controlled during the cell cycle to ensure proper spindle assembly and cell division. However, the underlying mechanism that controls centrosome number remains largely unclear. We show herein that the DNA replication licensing factor Cdc6 is recruited to the proximal side of the centrioles via cyclin A to negatively regulate centrosome duplication by binding and inhibiting the cartwheel protein Sas-6 from forming a stable complex with another centriole duplication core protein, STIL...
April 27, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447505/does-pituitary-suppression-affect-live-birth-rate-in-women-with-congenital-hypogonadotrophic-hypogonadism-undergoing-intra-cytoplasmic-sperm-injection-a-multicenter-cohort-study
#18
Sezcan Mumusoglu, Baris Ata, Volkan Turan, Berfu Demir, Inci Kahyaoglu, Kiper Aslan, Ayse Seyhan Ata, Bulent Yilmaz, Kayhan Yakin, Berrin Avci, Gurkan Uncu, Gurkan Bozdag
In this retrospective multicenter cohort study, women with congenital hypogonadotrophic hypogonadism (CHH) (n = 57) who underwent intra-cytoplasmic sperm injection in-between 2010-2014 were compared to age-matched controls with tubal factor infertility (n = 114) to assess ovarian stimulation cycle and pregnancy outcomes. Live birth rates (LBRs) per started cycle were 31.6 and 24.6% in CHH and controls groups, respectively (p = 0.36). Comparable success rates were also confirmed with the logistic regression analysis (OR: 1...
April 27, 2017: Gynecological Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447475/olaratumab-for-advanced-soft-tissue-sarcoma
#19
Alexander Tobias, Michael P O'Brien, Mark Agulnik
Olaratumab is a humanized IgG1 monoclonal antibody that blocks the platelet-derived growth factor receptor alpha (PDGFRα). Its antagonistic behavior inhibits the receptor's tyrosine kinase activity, thereby, turning off the downstream signaling cascades responsible for soft tissue sarcoma tumorigenesis. In October 2016, olaratumab received Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for its use in combination with doxorubicin for treatment of advanced soft tissue sarcoma. Areas covered: This drug profile takes a comprehensive look at the clinical studies leading to FDA approval of olaratumab as well as its safety and efficacy as a front-line treatment option for sarcoma patients...
April 27, 2017: Expert Review of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447311/attenuation-of-glutamate-induced-excitotoxicity-by-withanolide-a-in-neuron-like-cells-role-for-pi3k-akt-mapk-signaling-pathway
#20
Nawab John Dar, Naresh Kumar Satti, Prabhu Dutt, Abid Hamid, Muzamil Ahmad
Glutamate-induced excitotoxicity is one of the major underlying mechanisms for neurodegenerative diseases. Efforts are being made to treat such conditions with an array of natural compounds that can modulate the release of glutamate or the underlying mechanisms associated with it. Withania somnifera extract has potent pharmacologic activity similar to that of Korean Ginseng tea and is used to treat several neuronal disorders. However, to date, little efforts have been made to evaluate individual constituents of this plant for neurodegenerative disorders...
April 26, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
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