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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040496/changes-in-platelet-bax-levels-contribute-to-impaired-platelet-response-to-thrombin-after-cardiopulmonary-bypass-prospective-observational-clinical-and-laboratory-investigations
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M Murase, Y Nakayama, D I Sessler, N Mukai, S Ogawa, Y Nakajima
Background: Anucleate platelets can undergo apoptosis in response to various stimuli, as do nucleated cells. Cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) causes platelet dysfunction and can also activate platelet apoptotic pathways. We therefore evaluated time-dependent changes in blood platelet Bax (a pro-apoptotic molecule) levels and platelet dysfunction after cardiac surgery. Methods: We assessed blood samples obtained from subjects having on-pump or off-pump coronary artery bypass graft surgery (n=20 each)...
October 10, 2017: British Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040306/micheliolide-suppresses-lps-induced-neuroinflammatory-responses
#2
Zhaomeng Sun, Guodong Li, Tanjun Tong, Jun Chen
Microglia-involved neuroinflammation is thought to promote brain damage in various neurodegenerative disorders. Thus, inhibition of microglial over-activation may have a therapeutic benefit for the treatment of neurodegenerative disorders. Micheliolide (MCL) is a sesquiterpene lactone which inhibits various inflammatory response. However, whether MCL can inhibit neuroinflammation caused by LPS-activated BV2 microglia has not yet been explored. In this study, we demonstrated that treatment of BV2 cells with MCL significantly repressed LPS-stimulated nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) and cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) expression, as well as tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α), interleukin-6 (IL-6) and nitric oxide (NO) induction...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036927/chinese-olive-canarium-album-l-fruit-extract-attenuates-metabolic-dysfunction-in-diabetic-rats
#3
Yu-Te Yeh, An-Na Chiang, Shu-Chen Hsieh
Hyperglycemia and dysregulation of lipid metabolism play a crucial role in metabolic dysfunction. The aims of present study were to evaluate the ameliorative effect of the ethyl acetate fraction of Chinese olive fruit extract (CO-EtOAc) on high-fat diet (HFD) and streptozotocin (STZ)-induced diabetic rats. CO-EtOAc, rich in gallic acid and ellagic acid, could markedly decreased the body weight and epididymal adipose mass. In addition, CO-EtOAc increased serum HDL-C levels, hepatic GSH levels, and antioxidant enzyme activities; lowered blood glucose, serum levels of total cholesterol (TC), triglycerides (TG), bile acid, and tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNFα); and reduced TC and TG in liver...
October 15, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036254/evaluation-of-risk-of-major-adverse-cardiovascular-events-with-biologic-therapy-in-patients-with-psoriasis
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Robert Bissonnette, Francisco Kerdel, Luigi Naldi, Kim Papp, Claudia Galindo, Wayne Langholff, K L Tang, Philippe Szapary, Steven Fakharzadeh, Bhaskar Srivastava, Kavitha Goyal, Alice B Gottlieb
BACKGROUND: Psoriasis is associated with increased risk of major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE). OBJECTIVES: Compare MACE risk with biologics vs topical/phototherapy use. METHODS: Psoriasis Longitudinal Assessment Registry (PSOLAR) is an international psoriasis registry of patients eligible to receive biologic/systemic treatments prospectively. MACE is defined as myocardial infarction, stroke, or cardiovascular death. Biologic cohorts, including tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α) inhibitors (ie, adalimumab, etanercept, and infliximab) and ustekinumab, combined and by class, were compared with a topical/phototherapy cohort...
October 1, 2017: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035850/anti-angiogenic-and-anti-lymphangiogenic-role-of-praziquantel-and-artemether-in-experimental-mansoniasis
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Naglaa Fathy Abd El-Aal, Rania Said Hamza, Mona Magdy
Angiogenesis is one of the pillars of neoplasia. Lymphangiogenesis in context of granulomas is not yet understood. This study aimed to evaluate the role of praziquantel (PZQ) and artemether (ART) as anti-angiogenic and anti-lymphangiogenic drugs in Schistosoma mansoni induced experimental hepatic model through immunohistochemical and serological studies, this can be used as a potential novel prophylactic approach in hepatic malignancy prevention and possible management. Forty female CD-1 Swiss albino mice were used divided into 4 groups (10 mice each); control healthy, control infected untreated, PZQ-treated and ART-treated...
December 20, 2017: Acta Parasitologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033844/syngeneic-b16f10-melanoma-causes-cachexia-and-impaired-skeletal-muscle-strength-and-locomotor-activity-in-mice
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Fabrício A Voltarelli, Fernando T Frajacomo, Camila de Souza Padilha, Mayra T J Testa, Paola S Cella, Diogo F Ribeiro, Donizete X de Oliveira, Luciana C Veronez, Gabriela S Bisson, Felipe A Moura, Rafael Deminice
Muscle wasting has been emerging as one of the principal components of cancer cachexia, leading to progressive impairment of work capacity. Despite early stages melanomas rarely promotes weight loss, the appearance of metastatic and/or solid tumor melanoma can leads to cachexia development. Here, we investigated the B16F10 tumor-induced cachexia and its contribution to muscle strength and locomotor-like activity impairment. C57BL/6 mice were subcutaneously injected with 5 × 10(4) B16F10 melanoma cells or PBS as a Sham negative control...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033839/schisandra-chinensis-stem-ameliorates-3-nitropropionic-acid-induced-striatal-toxicity-via-activation-of-the-nrf2-pathway-and-inhibition-of-the-mapks-and-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-pathways
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Eun-Jeong Kim, Minhee Jang, Min Jung Lee, Jong Hee Choi, Sung Joong Lee, Sun Kwang Kim, Dae Sik Jang, Ik-Hyun Cho
The beneficial value of the stems of Schisandra chinensis (SSC) in neurological diseases is unclear. We examined whether SSC aqueous extract (SSCE) alleviates striatal toxicity in a 3-nitropropionic acid (3-NPA)-induced mouse model of Huntington's disease (HD). SSCE (75, 150, or 300 mg/kg/day, p.o.) was given daily before or after 3-NPA treatment. Pre- and onset-treatment with SSCE displayed a significant protective effect and pretreatment was more effective as assessed by neurological scores and survival rate...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028771/mechanisms-of-thrombocytopenia-during-septic-shock-a-multiplex-cluster-analysis-of-endogenous-sepsis-mediators
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Alexandre Bedet, Keyvan Razazi, Florence Boissier, Mathieu Surenaud, Sophie Hue, Stéphane Giraudier, Christian Brun-Buisson, Armand Mekontso Dessap
BACKGROUND: Thrombocytopenia is a common feature of sepsis and may involve various mechanisms often related to the inflammatory response. This study aimed at evaluating factors associated with thrombocytopenia during human septic shock. In particular, we used a multiplex analysis to assess the role of endogenous sepsis mediators. METHODS: Prospective, observational study. Thrombocytopenia was defined as an absolute platelet count <100 G/L or a 50% relative decrease in platelet count during the first week of septic shock...
October 12, 2017: Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028684/toxic-metals-increase-serum-tumor-necrosis-factor-%C3%AE-levels-modified-by-essential-elements-and-different-types-of-tumor-necrosis-factor-%C3%AE-promoter-single-nucleotide-polymorphisms
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Yung-Cheng Huang, Wei-Chiao Chang, Ya-Han Shan, Chao-Yi Lin, Chao-Ling Wang, Chia-Yen Dai, Chi-Kung Ho, Ming-Tsang Wu, Hung-Yi Chuang
BACKGROUND: Lead (Pb), cadmium (Cd), and arsenic (As) could cause health issues through oxidative stress that is indicated in the elevated tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α). However, some of the essential elements-selenium (Se), zinc (Zn), cobalt (Co), and copper (Cu)-are cofactors or structural components of antioxidant enzymes. It is suggested that single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the TNF-α gene have different TNF-α responses. This study aims to evaluate the effect of serum TNF-α levels through the interactions between toxic metals and essential elements and how the interactions between the toxic metals and TNF-α SNPs (-1031 T > C, -863 C > A, -857 C > T, -308 G > A, -238 G > A) influence serum TNF-α levels...
October 2017: Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028606/inflammatory-and-biocompatibility-evaluation-of-antimicrobial-peptide-gl13k-immobilized-onto-titanium-by-silanization
#10
Lin Zhou, Zhaonan Lin, Jiamin Ding, Wenxiu Huang, Jiang Chen, Dong Wu
The inflammatory reaction around the implant after implant placement is important not only for osseointegration but also for long-term implant survivals. In our study, GL13K, an antimicrobial peptide, was immobilized onto titanium surfaces to improve its anti-inflammatory properties. The method of silanization was used to immobilize the GL13K, which was confirmed by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, scanning electron microscopy, atomic force microscopy, water contact angle measurement. DAPI fluorescence staining and Cell Counting Kit-8 (CCK-8) were used to measure the cell attachment and cell viability of the RAW264...
October 4, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028430/curcumin-prevents-osteoarthritis-by-inhibiting-the-activation-of-inflammasome-nlrp3
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Yufeng Sun, Wei Liu, Hao Zhang, Hongtao Li, Jiakun Liu, Fayao Zhang, Tao Jiang, Shan Jiang
Curcumin has shown protective potential on osteoarthritis. However, its effect on treatment of osteoarthritis remains elusive so far. This study aimed to determine whether curcumin could ameliorate osteoarthritis in vivo and the underline mechanisms. The mice subjected to destabilization of the medial meniscus (DMM) surgery were administered curcumin. Cartilage integrity was evaluated by immunohistological staining. Expression levels of inflammatory cytokines from mice arthrodial cartilage were detected. THP-1 cells were primed by lipopolysaccharide (LPS)/ATP to induce inflammation, followed by the addition of curcumin...
October 2017: Journal of Interferon & Cytokine Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028148/follow-up-of-1887-patients-receiving-tumor-necrosis-alpha-antagonists-tuberculin-skin-test-conversion-and-tuberculosis-risk
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Tulin Cagatay, Zuleyha Bingol, Esen Kıyan, Zeynep Yegin, Gulfer Okumus, Orhan Arseven, Feyza Erkan, Ziya Gulbaran, Mustafa Erelel, Turhan Ece, Penbe Cagatay', Zeki Kılıçaslan
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the characteristics of patients who developed tuberculosis while receiving tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α) antagonists and the related factors with tuberculosis. METHODS: Patient's demographics, tuberculin skin test (TST), isoniazid prophylaxis, type of TNF-α antagonist were recorded. TST conversion (>5mm increase) was evaluated for patients who had baseline and 1-year TST. RESULTS: Files of 1887 patients who were receiving TNF-α antagonists between August2005 and June 2015 were evaluated...
October 13, 2017: Clinical Respiratory Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027631/detrimental-roles-of-tnf-alpha-in-the-antiphospholipid-syndrome-and-de-novo-synthesis-of-antiphospholipid-antibodies-induced-by-biopharmaceuticals-against-tnf-alpha
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REVIEW
Mirjana Bećarević
Antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) is an autoimmune disease that is characterized by arterial and/or venous thrombosis and/or recurrent pregnancy losses. Obstetric APS (OAPS) is considered as a distinct entity from vascular APS (VAPS). In the absence of any additional disease, APS is designated as primary (PAPS), while the term secondary APS (SAPS) is used when other diseases are associated. Catastrophic APS (CAPS) is characterized by the rapid development of multiple thrombosis in various vital organs. The presence of antiphospholipid antibodies (aPL Abs) is considered as a laboratory criterion for APS diagnosis...
October 13, 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026838/tumor-necrosis-factor-alpha-antibodies-in-fistulizing-crohn-s-disease-an-updated-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Pardis Zaboli, Mohammad Abdollahi, Shilan Mozaffari, Shekoufeh Nikfar
Medical treatment for fistulizing Crohn's disease (FCD) is changing rapidly over the time by the introduction of novel therapeutic medicines, while no global consensus is available. This study aims to accomplish a systematic review and meta-analysis on the efficacy of tumor necrosis factor-alpha antibodies (anti-TNF-α antibodies) versus placebo in FCD. A systematic review of published literature was carried out till December 2016, and a meta-analysis of identified studies was done. Data have been explored from PubMed, Scopus, Cochrane Library Database, and Web of Science...
July 2017: Journal of Research in Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026700/relationship-between-the-remaining-dentin-thickness-and-coronal-pulp-status-of-decayed-primary-molars
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Roula Berbari, Hussein Fayyad-Kazan, Mohamad Ezzedine, Mohammad Fayyad-Kazan, Daniel Bandon, Elia Sfeir
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to assess the correlation between the remaining dentin thickness (RDT) in deep decayed primary molars and the inflammatory status and bacterial composition of the corresponding coronal pulp. We hypothesized that RDT could be used as a reference for clinicians in assigning the indication for pulpotomy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Pulpotomies were conducted on the cameral pulp of 48 primary molars. Microorganisms, such as Lactobacillus sp...
September 2017: Journal of International Society of Preventive & Community Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29022496/antitumor-and-radiosensitizing-synergistic-effects-of-apigenin-and-cryptotanshinone-against-solid-ehrlich-carcinoma-in-female-mice
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Amina M Medhat, Khaled Sh Azab, Mahmoud M Said, Neama M El Fatih, Nermeen M El Bakary
Considerable attention has been paid to the introduction of novel naturally occurring plant-derived radiosensitizer compounds in order to augment the radiation efficacy and improve the treatment outcome of different tumors. This study was therefore undertaken to evaluate the antitumor, antiangiogeneic, and synergistic radiosensitizing effects of apigenin, a dietary flavonoid, and/or cryptotanshinone, a terpenoid isolated from the roots of Salvia miltiorrhiza, against the growth of solid Ehrlich carcinoma in female mice...
October 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29022128/endodontic-infections-increase-leukocyte-and-lymphocyte-levels-in-the-blood
#17
Renata Oliveira Samuel, João Eduardo Gomes-Filho, Mariane Maffei Azuma, Dóris Hissako Sumida, Sandra Helena Penha de Oliveira, Fernando Yamamoto Chiba, Suely Regina Mogami Bomfim, Paulo César Ciarlini, Luis Gustavo Narciso, Luciano Tavares Angelo Cintra
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to determine whether the presence of single or multiple apical periodontitis (AP) alters blood cell counts and cytokine production. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Thirty rats were divided into three groups: a control group comprising rats without AP, a group called 1AP comprising rats with AP in one tooth, and a group called 4AP comprising rats with AP in four teeth. Endodontic infection was induced by pulp exposure of the first right maxillary molar in the 1AP group or by exposing the first and second right maxillary and mandibular molars in the 4AP group...
October 11, 2017: Clinical Oral Investigations
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29020500/tocilizumab-for-the-treatment-of-beh%C3%A3-et-uveitis-that-failed-interferon-alpha-and-anti-tumor-necrosis-factor-alpha-therapy
#18
Hilal Eser Ozturk, Merih Oray, Ilknur Tugal-Tutkun
PURPOSE: To report the results of tocilizumab (TCZ) treatment in patients with Behçet uveitis (BU) who had failed conventional, interferon alpha, and anti-Tumor necrosis factor-alpha therapy. METHODS: We reviewed the records of five patients with BU treated with monthly infusions of TCZ 8 mg/kg. Outcome measures were visual acuity, anterior chamber cells, laser flare meter (LFM) readings, vitreous haze, central macular thickness (CMT), and fluorescein angiography (FA) score...
October 11, 2017: Ocular Immunology and Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29020142/acute-inflammation-following-personal-exposure-to-fine-particulate-air-pollution
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Cuicui Wang, Renjie Chen, Min Shi, Jing Cai, Jingjin Shi, Changyuan Yang, Huichu Li, Zhijing Lin, Xia Meng, Cong Liu, Yue Niu, Yongjie Xia, Zhuohui Zhao, Haidong Kan, Clarice R Weinberg
Air pollution may increase cardiovascular and respiratory risk through inflammatory pathways, but evidence for acute effects has been weak and indirect. We enrolled 36 healthy nonsmoking college students for a panel study in Shanghai, China, a city with highly variable levels of air pollution, between December 2014 and July 2015. We measured personal exposure to fine particulate matter (PM2.5) continuously for 72-hour preceding each of four clinical visits that included phlebotomy. We measured four inflammation proteins and DNA methylation at nearby regulatory CpG loci...
August 17, 2017: American Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29019238/total-synthesis-and-anti-inflammatory-evaluation-of-penchinone-a-and-its-structural-analogs
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Yongguk Oh, Yeon Jeong Jang, Mijin Jeon, Hyung Sik Kim, Jong Hwan Kwak, Kyu Hyuck Chung, Suhkneung Pyo, Young Hoon Jung, In Su Kim
The first total synthesis and biological evaluation of penchinone A and its structural analogs are described. The key steps for the preparation of penchinone A derivatives involve the oxime-directed palladium(II)-catalyzed oxidative acylation, Claisen rearrangement and base-mediated olefin migration. This transformation efficiently provides a range of allyl-substituted biaryl ketones with site-selectivity and functional group compatibility. In addition, all synthetic compounds were screened for anti-inflammatory activity against nitric oxide (NO), tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α), and interleukin-6 (IL-6) with lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced RAW264...
October 11, 2017: Journal of Organic Chemistry
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