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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213641/role-of-levothyroxine-and-vitamin-e-supplementation-in-the-treatment-of-oxidative-stress-induced-injury-and-apoptosis-of-myocardial-cells-in-hypothyroid-rats
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J Ye, X Zhong, Y Du, C Cai, T Pan
OBJECTIVE: To explore the underlying mechanism and treatment of myocardial injury caused by hypothyroidism, we evaluated oxidative stress in serum and myocardial tissue of hypothyroid rats. The effect of levothyroxine (LT4) replacement therapy and vitamin E (VitE) supplementation on oxidative stress-induced injury and apoptosis of myocardial tissue is examined. METHODS: Male Sprague-Dawley rats were divided into five groups: normal control group, propylthiouracil group (PTU group), LT4 treatment group (PTU + LT4 group), vitamin E treatment group (PTU + VitE group), and combined treatment group (PTU + LT4 + VitE group)...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Endocrinological Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210072/the-parenteral-vitamin-c-improves-sepsis-and-sepsis-induced-multiple-organ-dysfunction-syndrome-via-preventing-cellular-immunosuppression
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Yu-Lei Gao, Bin Lu, Jian-Hua Zhai, Yan-Cun Liu, Hai-Xia Qi, Ying Yao, Yan-Fen Chai, Song-Tao Shou
Cellular immunosuppression appears to be involved in sepsis and sepsis-induced multiple organ dysfunction syndrome (MODS). Recent evidence showed that parenteral vitamin C (Vit C) had the ability to attenuate sepsis and sepsis-induced MODS. Herein, we investigated the impact of parenteral Vit C on cellular immunosuppression and the therapeutic value in sepsis. Using cecal ligation and puncture (CLP), sepsis was induced in WT and Gulo(-/-) mice followed with 200 mg/Kg parenteral Vit C administration. The immunologic functions of CD4(+)CD25(+) regulatory T cells (Tregs) and CD4(+)CD25(-) T cells, as well as the organ functions, were determined...
2017: Mediators of Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209347/high-resolution-mass-spectrometry-based-method-applicable-for-a-wide-range-of-3-hydroxy-3-methyl-glutaryl-coenzyme-a-reductase-inhibitors-in-blood-serum-including-intermediates-and-products-of-the-cholesterol-biosynthetic-pathway
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Vít Kosek, Milena Stránská, Marie Fenclová, Tomáš Ruml, Libor Vítek, Jana Hajšlová
Statins belong to the major class of hypolipidemic drugs. They act as competitive inhibitors of 3-hydroxy-3-methyl-glutaryl-coenzyme A (HMG-CoA) reductase, a rate-limiting enzyme in the cholesterol biosynthetic pathway. This inhibition not only leads to the depletion of cholesterol and its fatty acid esters, but also to the depletion of the intermediates of this metabolic pathway (mainly pyrophosphates), which can play an important role in tumor proliferation. The aim of the current study was to establish a versatile multi-analyte method capable of quantitative determination of various currently-used statins, together with free cholesterol (FC), cholesterol esters (CEs), and some key intermediates of the mevalonate pathway occurring in human serum...
January 31, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209169/vascular-impulse-technology-versus-elevation-in-the-treatment-of-posttraumatic-swelling-of-extremity-fractures-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Marc Schnetzke, Benedict Swartman, Isabel Bonnen, Holger Keil, Svenja Schüler, Paul A Grützner, Jochen Franke
BACKGROUND: Fractures of the extremities are often complicated by a variable degree of swelling secondary to hemorrhage and soft tissue injury. Patients typically require up to 7 days of inpatient bed rest and elevation to reduce swelling to an acceptable level for operative treatment with internal fixation. Alternatively, an intermittent pneumatic compression device, such as the Vascular Impulse Technology (VIT) system, can be used at the injured extremity to reduce the posttraumatic swelling...
February 16, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198914/action-of-vitamin-e-on-experimental-severe-acute-liver-failure
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Fabiano Moraes Miguel, Elizângela Gonçalves Schemitt, Josieli Raskopf Colares, Renata Minuzzo Hartmann, Maria Isabel Morgan-Martins, Norma Possa Marroni
BACKGROUND: Severe Acute Liver Failure (ALF) is a life-threatening clinical syndrome characterized by hepatocyte necrosis, loss of hepatic architecture, and impairment of liver functions. One of the main causes of ALF is hepatotoxicity from chemical agents, which damage hepatocytes and result in increase of reactive oxygen species. The vitamin E isoform is the one with the strongest biological antioxidant activity. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the antioxidant effect of vitamin E in this ALF model...
February 13, 2017: Arquivos de Gastroenterologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198449/recombinant-vacuolar-iron-transporter-family-homologue-pfvit-from-human-malaria-causing-plasmodium-falciparum-is-a-fe-2-h-exchanger
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Paola Labarbuta, Katie Duckett, Catherine H Botting, Osama Chahrour, John Malone, John P Dalton, Christopher J Law
Vacuolar iron transporters (VITs) are a poorly understood family of integral membrane proteins that can function in iron homeostasis via sequestration of labile Fe(2+) into vacuolar compartments. Here we report on the heterologous overexpression and purification of PfVIT, a vacuolar iron transporter homologue from the human malaria-causing parasite Plasmodium falciparum. Use of synthetic, codon-optimised DNA enabled overexpression of functional PfVIT in the inner membrane of Escherichia coli which, in turn, conferred iron tolerance to the bacterial cells...
February 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192042/assessing-timing-and-causes-of-neonatal-lamb-losses-in-a-bighorn-sheep-ovis-canadensis-canadensis-herd-via-use-of-vaginal-implant-transmitters
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Jamin L Grigg, Lisa L Wolfe, Karen A Fox, Halcyon J Killion, Jessica Jennings-Gaines, Michael W Miller, Brian P Dreher
We evaluated the use of vaginal implant transmitters (VITs) as a means of detecting, capturing, and radio collaring Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep ( Ovis canadensis canadensis) lambs to estimate survival and to facilitate carcass recovery to assess causes of mortality. We focused on one of several bighorn herds in Colorado, USA, suffering from depressed recruitment that was not preceded by a classic all-age die-off. We captured, radio-collared, diagnosed pregnancy by ultrasound examination, and inserted VITs into 15 pregnant ewes from a herd residing near Granite, Colorado...
February 13, 2017: Journal of Wildlife Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187310/proteomic-analysis-of-liver-tissue-from-rainbow-trout-oncorhynchus-mykiss-under-high-rearing-density-after-administration-of-dietary-vitamin-e-and-selenium-nanoparticles
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Mahdi Naderi, Saeed Keyvanshokooh, Amir Parviz Salati, Alireza Ghaedi
The aim of the present study was to investigate the effects of dietary vitamin E (vit E) and selenium nanoparticles (nanoSe) on liver proteome profile of rainbow trout under high density condition. To correlate the proteome modifications with physiological aspects, growth, serum metabolites (cortisol, glucose, lactate, ALT, AST, and ALP), and liver antioxidant-related parameters (SOD, GPx, CAT, and MDA) were also examined. A total of 1275 fish (average weight of 42.6±2.3g) were stocked into 12 tanks at a density of 80kgm(-3)...
February 4, 2017: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part D, Genomics & Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178330/comparative-study-of-extrapolative-factors-linked-with-oxidative-injury-and-anti-inflammatory-status-in-chronic-kidney-disease-patients-experiencing-cardiovascular-distress
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Mahmood Rasool, Muhammad Abdul Basit Ashraf, Arif Malik, Sulayman Waquar, Shahida Aziz Khan, Mahmood Husain Qazi, Waseem Ahmad, Muhammad Asif, Sami Ullah Khan, Ahmad Zaheer, Muther Mansoor Qaisrani, Abdul Rehman Khan, Aamir Iqbal, Amir Raza, Saima Iram, Kashif Kamran, Asim Iqbal, Mohammad Zahid Mustafa, Hani Choudhry, Mazin A Zamzami, Wesam H Abdulaal, Mohammad Sarwar Jamal
BACKGROUND: Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a group of heterogeneous abnormalities affecting the function and structure of the kidney and mostly further proceeds to cardiovascular damage prior to end stage renal disease (ESRD). The oxidative insult and inflammatory mediators have some undefined role in CKD and cardiovascular complications. It is therefore, aimed at to pin point the predictive factors in the development of cardiovascular disorder in patients with chronic kidney disease...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177240/transcriptomic-analyses-of-ascorbic-acid-and-carotenoid-metabolites-influenced-by-root-restriction-during-grape-berry-development-and-ripening
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Feng Leng, Dan Dan Tang, Qiong Lin, Jin Ping Cao, Di Wu, Shiping Wang, Chongde Sun
Ascorbic acid (AsA) and carotenoids are recognized as crucial metabolites for various biological processes in plants. The contents of AsA and carotenoids in fruits are influenced by external environmental stimuli, such as water, temperature, light and hormones. However, it is still not clear whether it can be affected by root restriction (RR) treatment. In this study, 'Summer Black' grape berry (Vitis vinifera × V. labrusca) under RR and control treatments during development and ripening were used as materials...
February 8, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28171703/pelvic-floor-dysfunction-after-vaginal-and-cesarean-delivery-among-singleton-primiparas
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Martin Huser, Petr Janku, Robert Hudecek, Zuzana Zbozinkova, Miroslav Bursa, Vit Unzeitig, Pavel Ventruba
OBJECTIVE: To compare the prevalence of pelvic floor dysfunction symptoms, including pelvic organ prolapse (POP), urinary incontinence (UI), and fecal incontinence (FI) among primiparous women after vaginal and cesarean delivery. METHODS: In a prospective cohort study at a university hospital in the Czech Republic, singleton primiparas with cephalic presentation who delivered at term were enrolled between 2002 and 2007. In 2013, 5-10 years after delivery, women who had not delivered again completed an internet-based survey about current symptoms of POP, UI, and FI, which were evaluated using validated questionnaires...
February 7, 2017: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28170242/eu-iii-complex-with-do3a-amino-phosphonate-ligand-as-a-concentration-independent-ph-responsive-contrast-agent-for-magnetic-resonance-spectroscopy-mrs
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Tereza Krchová, Vít Herynek, Andrea Gálisová, Jan Blahut, Petr Hermann, Jan Kotek
A new DOTA-like ligand H5do3aNP with a 2-[amino(methylphosphonic acid)]ethyl-coordinating pendant arm was prepared, and its coordinating properties were studied by NMR spectroscopy and potentiometry. The study revealed a rare slow exchange (on the (1)H and (31)P NMR time scale) between protonated and unprotonated complex species with a corresponding acidity constant pKA ∼ 8.0. This unusually slow time scale associated with protonation is caused by a significant geometric change from square-antiprismatic (SA) arrangement observed for protonated complex SA-[Eu(Hdo3aNP)](-) to twisted-square-antiprismatic (TSA) arrangement found for deprotonated complex TSA-[Eu(do3aNP)](2-)...
February 20, 2017: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169974/f-calprotectin-and-blood-markers-correlate-to-quality-of-life-in-pediatric-inflammatory-bowel-disease
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Katrine Carlsen, Christian Jakobsen, Thomas Kallemose, Anders Paerregaard, Lene Buhl Riis, Pia Munkholm, Vibeke Wewer
OBJECTIVES: Our aim was to investigate predictors of Health Related Quality of Life (HRQoL) with respect to changes in disease parameters over time in children with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). METHODS: This was a prospective longitudinal study examining the association between HRQoL (IMPACT III) and symptom scores (PCDAI, abbrPUCAI), fecal calprotectin (FC) measures and blood analyses (C-reactive protein [CRP], erythrocyte sedimentation-rate [ESR], orosomucoid [ORM], albumin [ALB], hemoglobin [HB] and vitamin-D [VIT-D]) in a cohort of 10-17 years old IBD patients...
February 4, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133684/antioxidant-effect-of-vitamin-e-and-5-aminosalicylic-acid-on-acrylamide-induced-kidney-injury-in-rats
#14
Nisreen A Rajeh, Najlaa M Al-Dhaheri
To explore renal toxicity caused by sub-acute exposure of acrylamide and to study the protective effect of 5-Aminosalicylic acid (5-ASA) and Vitamin E (vit-E)on Acrylamide (ACR) induced renal toxicity. Methods: This study was conducted at King Fahad Medical Research Centre, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, between August and November 2015. A total of 49 adult Wistar rats (250 ± 20g) aged 60 days were kept in a controlled environment and used in the present study. The rats were divided into 7 groups (control, ACR alone, ACR+5-ASA, ACR+vit-E, ACR+ASA+vit-E, vit-E alone, and ASA alone)...
February 2017: Saudi Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28131741/structural-aspects-of-thyroid-hormone-binding-to-proteins-and-competitive-interactions-with-natural-and-synthetic-compounds
#15
Ulrich Schweizer, Holly Towell, Allegra Vit, Alfonso Rodriguez-Ruiz, Clemens Steegborn
Thyroid hormones and their metabolites constitute a vast class of related iodothyronine compounds that contribute to the regulation of metabolic activity and cell differentiation. They are in turn transported, transformed and recognized as signaling molecules through binding to a variety of proteins from a wide range of evolutionary unrelated protein families, which renders these proteins and their iodothyronine binding sites an example for extensive convergent evolution. In this review, we will briefly summarize what is known about iodothyronine binding sites in proteins, the modes of protein/iodothyronine interaction, and the ligand conformations...
January 25, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28129773/investigation-of-the-vitamin-d-nutritional-status-in-women-with-gestational-diabetes-mellitus-in-beijing
#16
Yanping Liu, Qiaer Jin, Yuanyuan Bao, Shanshan Li, Jing Wang, Ling Qiu
BACKGROUND: Vitamin D deficiency is a common issue, which has relation with GDM, during the pregnant period. To study the Vitamin D nutritional status of pregnant women with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) in the middle and late pregnancy and analyze the different sources of Vitamin D intake. METHODS: A total of ninety-eight pregnant women with GDM were enrolled voluntarily in this study. The patients were divided into two groups, Vitamin D supplement intake and control group...
January 28, 2017: Lipids in Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28129123/improved-intravitreal-aav-mediated-inner-retinal-gene-transduction-after-surgical-internal-limiting-membrane-peeling-in-cynomolgus-monkeys
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Kazuhisa Takahashi, Tsutomu Igarashi, Koichi Miyake, Maika Kobayashi, Chiemi Yaguchi, Osamu Iijima, Yoshiyuki Yamazaki, Yuko Katakai, Noriko Miyake, Shuhei Kameya, Takashi Shimada, Hiroshi Takahashi, Takashi Okada
The retina is an ideal target for gene therapy because of its easy accessibility and limited immunological response. We previously reported that intravitreally injected adeno-associated virus (AAV) vector transduced the inner retina with high efficiency in a rodent model. In large animals, however, the efficiency of retinal transduction was low, because the vitreous and internal limiting membrane (ILM) acted as barriers to transduction. To overcome these barriers in cynomolgus monkeys, we performed vitrectomy (VIT) and ILM peeling before AAV vector injection...
January 4, 2017: Molecular Therapy: the Journal of the American Society of Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28127705/the-effects-of-vitamin-c-on-hypothyroidism-associated-learning-and-memory-impairment-in-juvenile-rats
#18
Farimah Beheshti, Sareh Karimi, Farzaneh Vafaee, Mohammad Naser Shafei, Hamid Reza Sadeghnia, Mosa Al Reza Hadjzadeh, Mahmoud Hosseini
In this study the effects of Vitamin C (Vit C) on hypothyroidism-associated learning and memory impairment in juvenile rats was investigated. The pregnant rats were kept in separate cages. After delivery, they were randomly divided into six groups and treated: (1) Control; (2) Propylthiouracil (PTU) which 0.005% PTU in their drinking; (3-5) Propylthiouracil- Vit C groups; besides PTU, dams in these groups received 10, 100 and 500 mg/kg Vit C respectively, (6) one group as a positive control; the intact rats received an effective dose, 100 mg/kg Vit...
January 26, 2017: Metabolic Brain Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28120601/hymenoptera-venom-allergy-a-closer-collaboration-is-needed-between-allergists-and-emergency-physicians
#19
A Ciccarelli, C Calabrò, C Imperatore, G Scala
Background. Hymenoptera stings are sometimes fatal in venom-allergic patients. Fatalities mostly occur in previously stung subjects, especially those with a history of systemic reactions, and could be avoided if patients were properly informed of the existence of a prevention strategy for insect stings, referred to an allergy follow-up and prescribed auto-injectable epinephrine and/or venom-specific immunotherapy (VIT). We sought to assess knowledge and awareness of Hymenoptera Venom Allergy (HVA) in a small sample of Emergency Physicians in our geographic area...
January 2017: European Annals of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28120424/allergen-immunotherapy-for-insect-venom-allergy-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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S Dhami, H Zaman, E-M Varga, G J Sturm, A Muraro, C A Akdis, D Antolín-Amérigo, M B Bilò, D Bokanovic, M A Calderon, E Cichocka-Jarosz, J N G Oude Elberink, R Gawlik, T Jakob, M Kosnik, J Lange, E Mingomataj, D I Mitsias, H Mosbech, M Ollert, O Pfaar, C Pitsios, V Pravettoni, G Roberts, F Ruëff, B A Sin, M Asaria, G Netuveli, A Sheikh
BACKGROUND: The European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI) is in the process of developing the EAACI Guidelines on Allergen Immunotherapy (AIT) for the management of insect venom allergy. To inform this process, we sought to assess the effectiveness, cost-effectiveness and safety of AIT in the management of insect venom allergy. METHODS: We undertook a systematic review, which involved searching 15 international biomedical databases for published and unpublished evidence...
November 6, 2016: Allergy
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