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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769094/screening-of-melatonin-%C3%AE-tocopherol-folic-acid-acetyl-l-carnitine-and-resveratrol-for-anti-dengue-2-virus-activity
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Atchara Paemanee, Atitaya Hitakarun, Sittiruk Roytrakul, Duncan R Smith
OBJECTIVE: Infections with the mosquito transmitted dengue virus (DENV) are a significant public health burden in many parts of the world. Despite the introduction of a commercial vaccine in some parts of the world, the majority of the populations at risk of infection remain unprotected against this disease, and there is currently no treatment for DENV infection. Natural compounds offer the prospect of cheap and sustainable therapeutics to reduce the disease burden during infection, and thus potentially alleviate the risk of more severe disease...
May 16, 2018: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29722322/treatment-with-acetyl-l-carnitine-exerts-a-neuroprotective-effect-in-the-sciatic-nerve-following-loose-ligation-a-functional-and-microanatomical-study
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Daniele Tomassoni, Lorenzo Di Cesare Mannelli, Vincenzo Bramanti, Carla Ghelardini, Francesco Amenta, Alessandra Pacini
Peripheral neuropathies are chronic painful syndromes characterized by allodynia, hyperalgesia and altered nerve functionality. Nerve tissue degeneration represents the microanatomical correlate of peripheral neuropathies. Aimed to improve the therapeutic possibilities, this study investigated the hypersensitivity and the neuromorphological alterations related to the loose ligation of the sciatic nerve in rats. Effects elicited by treatment with acetyl-L-carnitine (ALCAR) in comparison to gabapentin were assessed...
April 2018: Neural Regeneration Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29696241/blood-pressure-and-metabolic-effects-of-acetyl-l-carnitine-in-type-2-diabetes-diabasi-randomized-controlled-trial
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Aneliya Parvanova, Matias Trillini, Manuel A Podestà, Ilian P Iliev, Carolina Aparicio, Annalisa Perna, Francesco Peraro, Nadia Rubis, Flavio Gaspari, Antonio Cannata, Silvia Ferrari, Antonio C Bossi, Roberto Trevisan, Sreejith Parameswaran, Jonathan S Chávez-Iñiguez, Fahrudin Masnic, Sidy Mohamed Seck, Teerayuth Jiamjariyaporn, Monica Cortinovis, Luca Perico, Kanishka Sharma, Giuseppe Remuzzi, Piero Ruggenenti, David G Warnock
Context: Acetyl-l-carnitine (ALC), a mitochondrial carrier involved in lipid oxidation and glucose metabolism, decreased systolic blood pressure (SBP), and ameliorated insulin sensitivity in hypertensive nondiabetic subjects at high cardiovascular risk. Objective: To assess the effects of ALC on SBP and glycemic and lipid control in patients with hypertension, type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2D), and dyslipidemia on background statin therapy. Design: After 4-week run-in period and stratification according to previous statin therapy, patients were randomized to 6-month, double-blind treatment with ALC or placebo added-on simvastatin...
May 1, 2018: Journal of the Endocrine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678548/acetyl-l-carnitine-is-an-anti-angiogenic-agent-targeting-the-vegfr2-and-cxcr4-pathways
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Denisa Baci, Antonino Bruno, Barbara Bassani, Matilde Tramacere, Lorenzo Mortara, Adriana Albini, Douglas M Noonan
Carnitines play an important role in the energy exchange in cells, involved in the transport of fatty acids across the inner mitochondrial membrane. L-Acetylcarnitine (ALCAR) is an acetic acid ester of carnitine that has higher bioavailability than carnitine and is considered a fat-burning energizer supplement. We previously found that in serum samples from prostate cancer (PCa) patients, 3 carnitine family members were significantly decreased, suggesting a potential protective role of carnitine against PCa...
April 17, 2018: Cancer Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656010/age-related-defects-in-short-term-plasticity-are-reversed-by-acetyl-l-carnitine-at-the-mouse-calyx-of-held
#5
Mahendra Singh, Pedro Miura, Robert Renden
Hearing acuity and sound localization are affected by aging and may contribute to cognitive dementias. Although loss of sensorineural conduction is well documented to occur with age, little is known regarding short-term synaptic plasticity in central auditory nuclei. Age-related changes in synaptic transmission properties were evaluated at the mouse calyx of Held, a sign-inverting relay synapse in the circuit for sound localization, in juvenile adults (1 month old) and late middle-aged (18-21 months old) mice...
March 21, 2018: Neurobiology of Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29614331/carnitine-levels-and-mutations-in-the-slc22a5-gene-in-faroes-patients-with-parkinson-s-disease
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Súsanna A Crooks, Sára Bech, Jónrit Halling, Debes H Christiansen, Beate Ritz, Maria Skaalum Petersen
INTRODUCTION: Mitochondrial dysfunction, oxidative stress and energy production have been implicated in the etiology of Parkinson's disease (PD). Several agents are under investigation for potential neuroprotective effects including acetyl-l-carnitine (ALC). OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether low carnitine levels and mutations in the SLC22A5 gene encoding the carnitine transporter are associates with PD risk in the Faroe Islands where the prevalence of both PD and carnitine transporter deficiency (CTD) is high...
March 31, 2018: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29466368/untargeted-metabolomics-reveals-distinct-metabolic-reprogramming-in-endothelial-cells-co-cultured-with-csc-and-non-csc-prostate-cancer-cell-subpopulations
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Anusha Jayaraman, Praveen Kumar, Silvia Marin, Pedro de Atauri, Francesca Mateo, Timothy M Thomson, Josep J Centelles, Stewart F Graham, Marta Cascante
Tumour angiogenesis is an important hallmark of cancer and the study of its metabolic adaptations, downstream to any cellular change, can reveal attractive targets for inhibiting cancer growth. In the tumour microenvironment, endothelial cells (ECs) interact with heterogeneous tumour cell types that drive angiogenesis and metastasis. In this study we aim to characterize the metabolic alterations in ECs influenced by the presence of tumour cells with extreme metastatic abilities. Human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) were subjected to different microenvironmental conditions, such as the presence of highly metastatic PC-3M and highly invasive PC-3S prostate cancer cell lines, in addition to the angiogenic activator vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), under normoxia...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29428597/possible-involvement-of-tetrahydrobiopterin-in-the-disturbance-of-redox-homeostasis-in-sepsis-induced-brain-dysfunction
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Maha Gamal, Jackline Moawad, Laila Rashed, Mary Attia Morcos, Nivin Sharawy
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Tetrahydrobiopterin (BH4 ) is an essential co-factor that regulates nitric oxide (NO) and reactive oxygen species (ROS) production by nitric oxide synthases (NOS). In this study, we evaluated the effects of sepsis on BH4 level and redox status in the brain by using the rat model of sepsis-induced by cecal ligation and puncture (CLP) and examined whether BH4 and/or acetyl-L-carnitine (ALC) could prevent the neuronal apoptosis and neurological changes induced by sepsis...
April 15, 2018: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29385880/the-effect-of-antioxidants-on-angiogenesis-in-uterine-transplantation
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Tugba Ugurlu, Candan Ozogul, Gulistan Sanem Saribas, Seren Gulsen Gurgen, Seda Nur Akyol, Bahar Kartal
The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of antioxidants on angiogenesis in uterine transplantation. We used 24 female rats equally divided into four groups: Group 1 had the uterus stored in HTK (Histidine-Tryptophan-Ketoglutarate) solution at 4 °C cold storage for 4 h. Group 2 had the uterine tissue stored in HTK solution combined with acetyl L-carnitine (10-8  M) for 4 h at +4 °C. The same procedures with Group 1 and 2 were repeated for 24 h for Groups 3 and 4, respectively. Histological investigation and immunohistochemical analysis were performed...
April 2018: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology: the Journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29373970/role-of-l-carnitine-in-female-infertility
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REVIEW
Ashok Agarwal, Pallav Sengupta, Damayanthi Durairajanayagam
BACKGROUND: L-carnitine (LC), and its acetylated form, acetyl L-carnitine (ALC), have immense functional capabilities to regulate the oxidative and metabolic status of the female reproductive system. The vulnerability of this system to free radicals demand for advanced strategies to combat them. For this purpose, the 'quasi vitamins' LC and ALC can be used either individually, or in combination with each other or with other antioxidants. MAIN BODY: This review (a) summarizes the effects of carnitines on female fertility along with the findings from various in vivo and in vitro studies involving human, animal and assisted reproductive technology, and (b) proposes their mechanism of actions in improving female fertility through their integrated actions on reducing cellular stress, maintaining hormonal balance and enhancing energy production...
January 26, 2018: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology: RB&E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29361042/two-year-trends-of-taxane-induced-neuropathy-in-women-enrolled-in-a-randomized-trial-of-acetyl-l-carnitine-swog-s0715
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Dawn L Hershman, Joseph M Unger, Katherine D Crew, Cathee Till, Heather Greenlee, Lori M Minasian, Carol M Moinpour, Danika L Lew, Louis Fehrenbacher, James L Wade, Siu-Fun Wong, Michael J Fisch, N Lynn Henry, Kathy S Albain
Background: Chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN) is a common and disabling side effect of taxanes. Acetyl-L-carnitine (ALC) was unexpectedly found to increase CIPN in a randomized trial. We investigated the long-term patterns of CIPN among patients in this trial. Methods: S0715 was a randomized, double-blind, multicenter trial comparing ALC (1000 mg three times a day) with placebo for 24 weeks in women undergoing adjuvant taxane-based chemotherapy for breast cancer...
January 18, 2018: Journal of the National Cancer Institute
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29359025/cardiac-autonomic-neuropathy-risk-factors-diagnosis-and-treatment
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REVIEW
Victoria A Serhiyenko, Alexandr A Serhiyenko
Cardiac autonomic neuropathy (CAN) is a serious complication of diabetes mellitus (DM) that is strongly associated with approximately five-fold increased risk of cardiovascular mortality. CAN manifests in a spectrum of things, ranging from resting tachycardia and fixed heart rate (HR) to development of "silent" myocardial infarction. Clinical correlates or risk markers for CAN are age, DM duration, glycemic control, hypertension, and dyslipidemia (DLP), development of other microvascular complications...
January 15, 2018: World Journal of Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315686/effect-of-metabolic-and-antioxidant-supplementation-on-sperm-parameters-in-oligo-astheno-teratozoospermia-with-and-without-varicocele-a-double-blind-placebo-controlled-study
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G M Busetto, A Agarwal, A Virmani, G Antonini, G Ragonesi, F Del Giudice, S Micic, V Gentile, E De Berardinis
Since sperm require high energy levels to perform their specialised function, it is vital that essential nutrients are available for spermatozoa when they develop, capacitate and acquire motility. However, they are vulnerable to a lack of energy and excess amounts of reactive oxygen species, which can impair sperm function, lead to immotility, acrosomal reaction impairment, DNA fragmentation and cell death. This monocentric, randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial investigated the effect of 6 months of supplementation with l-carnitine, acetyl-l-carnitine and other micronutrients on sperm quality in 104 subjects with oligo- and/or astheno- and/or teratozoospermia with or without varicocele...
April 2018: Andrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29278859/acetyl-l-carnitine-attenuates-arsenic-induced-liver-injury-by-abrogation-of-mitochondrial-dysfunction-inflammation-and-apoptosis-in-rats
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Vida Bodaghi-Namileh, Mohammad Reza Sepand, Ameneh Omidi, Mehdi Aghsami, Seyed Afshin Seyednejad, Sara Kasirzadeh, Omid Sabzevari
Industrial and agricultural developments in recent years have resulted in the excessive discharge of arsenic into the environment, making arsenic toxicity a major worldwide concern. Oxidative stress is considered the primary mechanism for arsenic toxicity. The main objective of this study was to evaluate acetyl-l-carnitine's (ALC) protective ability against the arsenic-induced hepatotoxicity. For this purpose, male Wistar rats were distributed randomly into 5 groups of 8 rats each: control, arsenic (5 mg/kg) and arsenic plus ALC (5 mg/kg; 100, 200, 300 mg/kg)...
March 2018: Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225006/mechanistic-studies-on-ketamine-induced-mitochondrial-toxicity-in-zebrafish-embryos
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Bonnie L Robinson, Melanie Dumas, Syed F Ali, Merle G Paule, Qiang Gu, Jyotshna Kanungo
Ketamine, a phencyclidine derivative, is an antagonist of the Ca2+ -permeable N-methyl-d-aspartate (NMDA)-type glutamate receptors. It is a pediatric anesthetic and has been implicated in developmental neurotoxicity. Ketamine has also been shown to deplete ATP in mammalian cells. Our previous studies showed that acetyl l-carnitine (ALCAR) prevented ketamine-induced cardiotoxicity and neurotoxicity in zebrafish embryos. Based on our finding that ALCAR's protective effect was blunted by oligomycin A, an inhibitor of ATP synthase, we further investigated the effects of ketamine and ALCAR on ATP levels, mitochondria and ATP synthase in zebrafish embryos...
December 7, 2017: Neurotoxicology and Teratology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29189995/acetyl-l-carnitine-attenuates-arsenic-induced-oxidative-stress-and-hippocampal-mitochondrial-dysfunction
#16
Hedieh Keshavarz-Bahaghighat, Mohammad Reza Sepand, Mohammad Hossein Ghahremani, Mehdi Aghsami, Nima Sanadgol, Ameneh Omidi, Vida Bodaghi-Namileh, Omid Sabzevari
Augmentation of mitochondrial oxidative stress through activating a series of deadly events has implicated as the main culprit of arsenic toxicity and therapeutic approaches based on improving mitochondrial function hold a great promise for attenuating the arsenic-induced toxicity. Acetyl-L-carnitine (ALC) through balancing the coenzyme A (CoA)/acyl-CoA ratio plays an important role in mitochondrial metabolism and thereby can help protect hippocampal neurons from oxidative damage. In the present study, we aimed to explore the effect of arsenic interactions on the mitochondrial function in the hippocampus of rats...
November 30, 2017: Biological Trace Element Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164469/antibiotic-anisomycin-induces-cell-cycle-arrest-and-apoptosis-through-inhibiting-mitochondrial-biogenesis-in-osteosarcoma
#17
Chuanhua Cao, Haiying Yu, Feng Wu, Huixiong Qi, Jingbo He
The anti-cancer activities of antibiotic anisomycin have been demonstrated in kidney, colon and ovarian cancers whereas its underlying mechanisms are not well elucidated. In this work, we investigated whether anisomycin is effective in sensitizes osteosarcoma cell response to chemotherapy. We show that anisomycin inhibits proliferation via inducing osteosarcoma cell arrest at G2/M phase, accompanied by the increased levels of mitotic marker cyclin B and the decreased levels of Rb and E2F-1. Anisomycin also induces apoptosis in a caspase-dependent manner in osteosarcoma cells...
December 2017: Journal of Bioenergetics and Biomembranes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136144/antioxidants-improve-ivf-outcome-and-subsequent-embryo-development-in-the-mouse
#18
T Truong, D K Gardner
STUDY QUESTION: What is the effect of a combination of three antioxidants (Acetyl-L-Carnitine, N-Acetyl-L-Cysteine and α-Lipoic Acid), present in IVF medium during mouse oocyte and sperm collection, on fertilization and subsequent IVF embryo development? SUMMARY ANSWER: A combination of antioxidants resulted in faster developmental times from the 2-cell stage through to expanded blastocyst stage, accompanied by a significant increase in blastocyst cell number and a reduction of intracellular hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) levels...
December 1, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29076953/acetyl-l-carnitine-supplementation-and-the-treatment-of-depressive-symptoms-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#19
Nicola Veronese, Brendon Stubbs, Marco Solmi, Olesya Ajnakina, Andre F Carvalho, Stefania Maggi
OBJECTIVE: Deficiency of acetyl-L-carnitine (ALC) seems to play a role in the risk of developing depression, indicating a dysregulation of fatty acid transport across the inner membrane of mitochondria. However, data about ALC supplementation in humans are limited. We thus conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis investigating the effect of ALC on depressive symptoms across randomized controlled trials (RCTs). METHODS: A literature search in major databases, without language restriction, was undertaken from inception until 30 December 2016...
February 2018: Psychosomatic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033604/chronic-pain-and-adult-hippocampal-neurogenesis-translational-implications-from-preclinical-studies
#20
Mariagrazia Grilli
Adult hippocampal neurogenesis (ahNG) occurs in the human brain. Adult generated neurons have been proposed to functionally contribute to relevant hippocampal functions such as learning and memory, mood regulation, and stress response. Learning, environmental enrichment, and physical exercise exert positive effects on ahNG. In parallel, these proneurogenic stimuli have been shown to ameliorate cognitive performance and/or depressive-like behavior in animal models. Conversely, aging, social isolation, and chronic stress exert negative effects on ahNG...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
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