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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534811/hormetic-property-of-ginseng-steroids-on-anti-oxidant-status-against-exercise-challenge-in-rat-skeletal-muscle
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Ming-Fen Hsu, Szu-Hsien Yu, Mallikarjuna Korivi, Wei-Horng Jean, Shin-Da Lee, Chih-Yang Huang, Yi-Hung Liao, Jessica Lu, Chia-Hua Kuo
BACKGROUND: Existing literature on anti-oxidant capacity of ginseng has been inconsistent due to variance in the profile of ginseng steroids (Ginsenosides) that is because of differences in seasons and species. METHODS: We used various doses of ginseng steroids to determine its effect on oxidative stress and anti-oxidant capacity of rat skeletal muscle against exercise. RESULTS: Under non-exercise conditions, we found increased thiobarbituric acid reactive substance (TBARS) levels and decreased reduced/oxidized glutathione ratio (GSH/GSSG) in rat skeletal muscle as dose increases (p < 0...
May 19, 2017: Antioxidants (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531762/high-dose-testosterone-enanthate-supplementation-boosts-oxidative-stress-but-exerts-little-effect-on-the-antioxidant-barrier-in-sedentary-adolescent-male-rat-liver
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Ewa Sadowska-Krepaa, Barbara Klapcinępa, Barbara Kłapcińska, Sławomir Jagsz, Anna Nowara, Izabela Szołtysek-Bołdys, Małgorzata Chalimoniuk, Józef Langfort, Stanisław J Chrapusta
BACKGROUND: Anabolic-androgenic steroids abuse is on the rise among adolescent boys and young men, mostly in those seeking a 'shortcut' to an improved body image. This approach is associated with the risk of severe adverse health effects, some of which involve the liver and are linked to hepatic oxidative stress. Testosterone and its esters is a cornerstone of most anabolic-androgenic steroid stacking protocols. METHODS: We assessed and compared several hepatotoxicity and liver oxidative stress indices, as well as the contents of some components of the hepatic antioxidant barrier between sedentary adolescent male rats given a 6-week course of weekly im testosterone enanthate (TE, 8 or 80mg/kgBW/week) or vehicle (sesame oil) injections...
March 11, 2017: Pharmacological Reports: PR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485773/curcumin-alleviates-lumbar-radiculopathy-by-reducing-neuroinflammation-oxidative-stress-and-nociceptive-factors
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L Xiao, M Ding, A Fernandez, P Zhao, L Jin, X Li
Current non-surgical treatments for lumbar radiculopathy [e.g. epidural steroids and Tumour necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) antagonists] are neither effective nor safe. As a non-toxic natural product, curcumin possesses an exceptional anti-inflammatory profile. We hypothesised that curcumin alleviates lumbar radiculopathy by attenuating neuroinflammation, oxidative stress and nociceptive factors. In a dorsal root ganglion (DRG) culture, curcumin effectively inhibited TNF-α-induced neuroinflammation, in a dose-dependent manner, as shown by mRNA and protein expression of IL-6 and COX-2...
May 9, 2017: European Cells & Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28456064/effects-of-diclofenac-on-the-expression-of-nrf2-and-its-downstream-target-genes-in-mosquito-fish-gambusia-affinis
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Shuang Bao, Xiangping Nie, Ruikang Ou, Chao Wang, Peijia Ku, Kaibing Li
Diclofenac (DCF) is one of widely used non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Recently, this drug has been universally detected in aquatic environment. However, its potential adverse effects and oxidative stress toxic mechanisms on fish remain unclear. In the present study, we first cloned the crucial partial sequences of some key oxidative stress related genes, which include NF-E2-related factor 2 (Nrf2), NAD(P)H: quinoneoxidoreductase (NQO1), glutamate-cysteine ligase catalytic subunit (GCLC), Cu-Zn superoxide dismutase (SOD2), catalase (CAT), alpha-glutathione S-transferase (GSTA), and UDP-glucuronosyltransferases (UGT) in mosquito fish (Gambusia affinis)...
April 20, 2017: Aquatic Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28456011/neurosteroid-biosynthesis-downregulation-and-changes-in-gabaa-receptor-subunit-composition-a-biomarker-axis-in-stress-induced-cognitive-and-emotional-impairment
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REVIEW
Andrea Locci, Graziano Pinna
By rapidly modulating neuronal excitability, neurosteroids regulate physiological processes, such as responses to stress and development. Excessive stress affects their biosynthesis and causes an imbalance in cognition and emotions. The progesterone derivative, allopregnanolone (Allo) enhances extrasynaptic and postsynaptic inhibition by directly binding at GABAA receptors, and thus, positively and allosterically modulates the function of GABA. Allo levels are decreased in stress-induced psychiatric disorders, including depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and elevating Allo levels may be a valid therapeutic approach to counteract behavioural dysfunction...
April 29, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432552/subchronic-nandrolone-administration-reduces-cardiac-oxidative-markers-during-restraint-stress-by-modulating-protein-expression-patterns
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Barbara Pergolizzi, Vitina Carriero, Giuliana Abbadessa, Claudia Penna, Paola Berchialla, Silvia De Francia, Enrico Bracco, Silvia Racca
Nandrolone decanoate (ND), an anabolic-androgenic steroid prohibited in collegiate and professional sports, is associated with detrimental cardiovascular effects through redox-dependent mechanisms. We previously observed that high-dose short-term ND administration (15 mg/kg for 2 weeks) did not induce left heart ventricular hypertrophy and, paradoxically, improved postischemic response, whereas chronic ND treatment (5 mg/kg twice a week for 10 weeks) significantly reduced the cardioprotective effect of postconditioning, with an increase in infarct size and a decrease in cardiac performance...
April 21, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393633/csp-1103-chf5074-stabilizes-human-transthyretin-in-healthy-human-subjects
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Lixia Qiang, Yanxia Guan, Xiangshun Li, Li Liu, Yanshuang Mu, Aki Sugano, Yutaka Takaoka, Toshiyuki Sakaeda, Bruno P Imbimbo, Ken-Ichi Yamamura, Shoude Jin, Zhenghua Li
Hereditary amyloid polyneuropathy is a type of protein misfolding disease. Transthyretin (TTR) is a homotetrameric serum protein and TTR tetramer dissociation is the limiting step in amyloid fibril formation. Thus, prevention of TTR dissociation is a promising therapeutic approach and some TTR stabilizers have been approved for the treatment of TTR amyloidosis. CSP-1103 (CHF5074) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory derivative that lacks cyclooxygenase inhibitory activity. In vitro, CSP-1103 stabilizes the TTR tetramer by binding to the thyroxine (T4) binding site...
April 10, 2017: Amyloid: the International Journal of Experimental and Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365624/getting-to-the-heart-of-hypopituitarism
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Julie Martin-Grace, Mohamed Ahmed, Niall Mulvihill, Eoin R Feeney, Rachel K Crowley
A 53-year-old woman was diagnosed with hypopituitarism following an acute presentation with cardiac tamponade and hyponatraemia, having recently been investigated for a pericardial effusion. Secondary hypothyroidism is a rare cause of pericardial effusion and tamponade, but an important differential to consider. Management requires appropriate hormone replacement and, critically, a low threshold for commencing stress dose steroids. Clinical signs classically associated with cardiac tamponade are frequently absent in cases of tamponade due to primary and secondary hypothyroidism, and the relatively volume deplete state of secondary hypoadrenalism in hypopituitarism may further mask an evolving tamponade, as the rise in right atrial pressure is less marked even in the presence of large effusion...
April 2017: Clinical Medicine: Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of London
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342008/alterations-of-the-oxidative-status-in-rat-hippocampus-and-prodepressant-effect-of-chronic-testosterone-enanthate-administration
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Jovana Joksimović, Dragica Selaković, Vladimir Jakovljević, Vladimir Mihailović, Jelena Katanić, Tatjana Boroja, Gvozden Rosić
In a last few decades, anabolic-androgenic steroids (AASs) abuse has become serious health concern especially among adolescents. AASs abuse has been reported to be involved in pathogenesis of various mood disorders, including depression. In order to evaluate the effects of chronic (6 weeks) testosterone enanthate (TE) treatment in supraphysiological dose and exercise on depression-like behavior in rats, 32 male rats were divided into four groups: control (C), testosterone enanthate (T, 20 mg/kg/w, s.c.), exercise (E, swimming for 1 h/day), and combined group-testosterone enanthate plus exercise (T + E)...
March 24, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315483/functional-proteomic-analysis-of-corticosteroid-pharmacodynamics-in-rat-liver-relationship-to-hepatic-stress-signaling-energy-regulation-and-drug-metabolism
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Vivaswath S Ayyar, Richard R Almon, Debra C DuBois, Siddharth Sukumaran, Jun Qu, William J Jusko
Corticosteroids (CS) are anti-inflammatory agents that cause extensive pharmacogenomic and proteomic changes in multiple tissues. An understanding of the proteome-wide effects of CS in liver and its relationships to altered hepatic and systemic physiology remains incomplete. Here, we report the application of a functional pharmacoproteomic approach to gain integrated insight into the complex nature of CS responses in liver in vivo. An in-depth functional analysis was performed using rich pharmacodynamic (temporal-based) proteomic data measured over 66h in rat liver following a single dose of methylprednisolone (MPL)...
March 14, 2017: Journal of Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274682/glucocorticoids-and-reproduction-traffic-control-on-the-road-to-reproduction
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REVIEW
Shannon Whirledge, John A Cidlowski
Glucocorticoids are steroid hormones that regulate diverse cellular functions and are essential to facilitate normal physiology. However, stress-induced levels of glucocorticoids result in several pathologies including profound reproductive dysfunction. Compelling new evidence indicates that glucocorticoids are crucial to the establishment and maintenance of reproductive function. The fertility-promoting or -inhibiting activity of glucocorticoids depends on timing, dose, and glucocorticoid responsiveness within a given tissue, which is mediated by the glucocorticoid receptor (GR)...
June 2017: Trends in Endocrinology and Metabolism: TEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28250584/brassinosteroids-improve-photosystem-ii-efficiency-gas-exchange-antioxidant-enzymes-and-growth-of-cowpea-plants-exposed-to-water-deficit
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J V Lima, A K S Lobato
Water deficit is considered the main abiotic stress that limits agricultural production worldwide. Brassinosteroids (BRs) are natural substances that play roles in plant tolerance against abiotic stresses, including water deficit. This research aims to determine whether BRs can mitigate the negative effects caused by water deficiency, revealing how BRs act and their possible contribution to increased tolerance of cowpea plants to water deficit. The experiment was a factorial design with the factors completely randomised, with two water conditions (control and water deficit) and three levels of brassinosteroids (0, 50 and 100 nM 24-epibrassinolide; EBR is an active BRs)...
January 2017: Physiology and Molecular Biology of Plants: An International Journal of Functional Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215878/neuroactive-steroids-and-ptsd-treatment
#13
REVIEW
Ann M Rasmusson, Christine E Marx, Suzanne L Pineles, Andrea Locci, Erica R Scioli-Salter, Yael I Nillni, Jennifer J Liang, Graziano Pinna
This review highlights early efforts to translate pre-clinical and clinical findings regarding the role of neuroactive steroids in stress adaptation and PTSD into new therapeutics for PTSD. Numerous studies have demonstrated PTSD-related alterations in resting levels or the reactivity of neuroactive steroids and their targets. These studies also have demonstrated substantial variability in the dysfunction of specific neuroactive steroid systems among PTSD subpopulations. These variabilities have been related to the developmental timing of trauma, severity and type of trauma, genetic background, sex, reproductive state, lifestyle influences such as substance use and exercise, and the presence of comorbid conditions such as depression and chronic pain...
February 12, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196366/pre-treatment-of-17%C3%AE-estradiol-attenuates-cerebral-ischemia-induced-blood-brain-barrier-disruption-in-aged-rats-involvement-of-antioxidant-signaling
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Han Xiao, Mingyang Deng, Binbin Yang, Zhiping Hu, Jianguang Tang
BACKGROUND/AIMS: The blood-brain barrier (BBB) disruption is often induced in brain injury and particularly associated with cerebral ischemia in stroke. Estradiol, an endogenous steroid hormone, has been reported to play a protective role against cerebrovascular pathologies. Here we aimed to determine the potential effects of estradiol (17β-estradiol 3-benzoate, E2) on the integrity of BBB and brain damage following middle carotid artery occlusion (MCAO). METHODS: Aged ovariectomized female rats (24-month-old) were administered E2 for two months by daily intraperitoneal injections, prior to the induction of MCAO...
February 15, 2017: Neuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185934/corticosteroids-deeply-depress-the-in-vitro-steroidogenic-capacity-of-eurasian-perch-ovary-at-the-end-of-the-reproductive-cycle
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S N M Mandiki, S Milla, S Nkogo Robles, P Kestemont
Corticosteroids play positive or negative role in the reproductive mechanisms of many fish species but the physiological contexts relating to such biphasic actions are not well defined. In the present study we investigated to what extent corticosteroids (cortisol-Co, 11-deoxycorticosterone-DOC) hormones may interfere with the steroidogenic capacity of Eurasian perch ovarian tissues, and we tested whether the negative effects of corticosteroids may be mitigated by potential stimulating endocrine factors, namely insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF), human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) or thyroid hormones (Triidothyronine-T3, thyroxine-T4)...
February 7, 2017: General and Comparative Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178153/case-report-malignant-transformation-in-cronkhite-canada-syndrome-polyp
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Ye Zong, Haiying Zhao, Li Yu, Ming Ji, Yongdong Wu, Shutian Zhang
RATIONALE: Cronkhite-Canada syndrome (CCS) is a rare disease, the etiology of CCS is currently unknown. Although CCS is widely accepted as a benign disorder, the malignant potential of the polyps in CCS patients is yet controversial. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 55-year-old Chinese male was first admitted to Beijing Friendship Hospital with a 3-month history of frequent watery diarrhea (10-15 times/day), loss of taste, and a weight loss of 10 kg in August 2010. The left heel bone fracture in the patient occurred about 2 weeks prior to his diarrhea...
February 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166954/impacts-of-dose-and-time-of-boldenone-and-stanazolol-exposure-in-inflammatory-markers-oxidative-and-nitrosative-stress-and-histopathological-changes-in-the-rat-testes
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Andressa Bueno, Fabiano B Carvalho, Jessié M Gutierres, Cibele L Lhamas, Indiara Brusco, Sara M Oliveira, Marta G Amaral, Guilherme Dorneles, Juliana Sorraila, Marta M Duarte, Cinthia M de Andrade
The present study was conducted to analyze the adverse effects of the anabolic steroids boldenone (BOL) and stanazolol (ST) in the reproductive function of male rats. These molecules were administered using three different protocols. In Protocol I, BOL and ST were administered in a higher dose than what is recommended but for a short period. In Protocol II, a moderate dose of these compounds was applied for an intermediate period, whereas in Protocol III a reduced dose was administered but for an extended period...
March 1, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090489/effect-of-short-term-high-dose-methylprednisolone-on-oxidative-stress-in-children-with-acute-immune-thrombocytopenia
#18
Musa Cura, Ahmet Koç, Nurten Aksoy, Zeynep Canan Özdemir
BACKGROUND: Immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) is the most common cause of acquired childhood thrombocytopenia and is characterized by increased immune-mediated destruction of circulating thrombocytes. Oxidative damage may be involved in ITP pathogenesis; paraoxonase (PON) and arylesterase (ARE) enzymes are closely associated with the cellular antioxidant system. We investigated the effect of short-term high-dose methylprednisolone (HDMP) treatment on the total oxidant status (TOS), total antioxidant capacity (TAC), oxidative stress index (OSI), and PON and ARE enzymatic activity in children with acute ITP...
December 2016: Blood Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28033582/diosgenin-ameliorates-development-of-neuropathic-pain-in-diabetic-rats-involvement-of-oxidative-stress-and-inflammation
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Zahra Kiasalari, Tayebeh Rahmani, Narges Mahmoudi, Tourandokht Baluchnejadmojarad, Mehrdad Roghani
Neuropathic pain is one of the prevalent complications of diabetes mellitus (DM). Oxidative stress and inflammation are the principal determinants for its development. Pharmacological interventions targeted at alleviating or suppressing these pathways are clinically promising. Diosgenin is a natural steroidal saponin with anti-diabetic and multiple protective properties. This study was designed to study the efficacy of chronic diosgenin administration on alleviation of hyperalgesia in streptozotocin (STZ)-diabetic rats...
February 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900224/perioperative-severe-hypotension-in-a-patient-with-multiple-endocrine-neoplasia-type-iib-and-bilateral-adrenalectomies-time-to-review-the-evidence-for-stress-dose-steroids
#20
Jens Tan, Acsa Zavala, Katherine B Hagan, Antoinette Van Meter, Uduak Ursula Williams, Wei Zhang, Pascal Owusu-Agyemang
Multiple endocrine neoplasia type IIb (MEN IIb) is an endocrine disorder which can manifest with tumors such as pheochromocytomas and neuromas. We present the case of a patient with MEN IIb, after bilateral adrenalectomies, on maintenance steroid replacement, who underwent a neuroma resection and developed severe hypotension. There is persistent controversy regarding the general administration of perioperative "stress dose" steroids for patients with adrenal insufficiency. While the most recent literature suggests that stress dose steroids are unnecessary for secondary adrenal insufficiency, the rarer form of primary adrenal insufficiency always requires supplemental steroids, specifically hydrocortisone, when undergoing surgical procedures...
2016: Case Reports in Anesthesiology
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