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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938693/the-regulation-of-immune-cells-by-lactobacilli-a-potential-therapeutic-target-for-anti-atherosclerosis-therapy
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REVIEW
Ya-Hui Ding, Lin-Yan Qian, Jie Pang, Jing-Yang Lin, Qiang Xu, Li-Hong Wang, Dong-Sheng Huang, Hai Zou
Atherosclerosis is an inflammatory disease regulated by several immune cells including lymphocytes, macrophages and dendritic cells. Gut probiotic bacteria like Lactobacilli have been shown immunomodificatory effects in the progression of atherogenesis. Some Lactobacillus stains can upregulate the activity of regulatory T-lymphocytes, suppress T-lymphocyte helper (Th) cells Th1, Th17, alter the Th1/Th2 ratio, influence the subsets ratio of M1/M2 macrophages, inhibit foam cell formation by suppressing macrophage phagocytosis of oxidized low-density lipoprotein, block the activation of the immune system with dendritic cells, which are expected to suppress the atherosclerosis-related inflammation...
August 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937867/coenzyme-q10-for-the-protection-of-lacrimal-gland-against-high-dose-radioiodine-therapy-associated-oxidative-damage-histopathologic-and-tissue-cytokine-level-assessments-in-an-animal-model
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Mehmet Yakin, Umit Eksioglu, Murat Sadic, Gokhan Koca, Guner Ozkan-Uney, Nihat Yumusak, Hande Husniye Telek, Ayten Demir, Nuray Yazihan, Firdevs Ornek, Meliha Korkmaz
PURPOSE: To evaluate protective effect of coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) in lacrimal glands against high-dose radioactive iodine (RAI)-associated oxidative damage. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirty Wistar albino rats were randomly divided into three groups. Group 1 was the control group. Group 2 received 3 mCi/kg RAI via gastric gavage but no medication. Group 3 received 3 mCi/kg RAI via gastric gavage and 30 mg/kg/day CoQ10 intraperitoneally. CoQ10 was started at day one just before RAI administration and continued for five days...
September 22, 2017: Current Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937624/therapeutic-mechanisms-of-vernonia-amygdalina-delile-in-the-treatment-of-prostate-cancer
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William Johnson, Paul B Tchounwou, Clement G Yedjou
Prostate cancer patients have been suffering from limited treatment options due to late diagnosis, poor drug tolerance, and multi-drug resistance to almost all the current drug treatments. Therefore, it is important to seek a new alternative therapeutic medicine that can effectively prevent the disease and even eradicate the progression and metastasis of prostate cancer. Vernonia amygdalina Delile (VAD) is a common edible vegetable in Cameroon that has been used as a traditional medicine for some human diseases...
September 22, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937237/selective-inhibition-of-nf-kappab-and-surfactant-therapy-in-experimental-meconium-induced-lung-injury
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J Kopincova, P Mikolka, M Kolomaznik, P Kosutova, A Calkovska, D Mokra
Meconium aspiration syndrome (MAS) in newborns is characterized mainly by respiratory failure due to surfactant dysfunction and inflammation. Previous meta-analyses did not prove any effect of exogenous surfactant treatment nor glucocorticoid administration on final outcome of children with MAS despite oxygenation improvement. As we supposed there is the need to intervene in both these fields simultaneously, we evaluated therapeutic effect of combination of exogenous surfactant and selective inhibitor of NF-kappaB (IKK-NBD peptide)...
September 22, 2017: Physiological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936716/induction-of-reactive-oxygen-species-an-emerging-approach-for-cancer-therapy
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REVIEW
Zhengzhi Zou, Haocai Chang, Haolong Li, Songmao Wang
Reactive oxygen species (ROS), a group of ions and molecules, include hydroxyl radicals (·OH), alkoxyl radicals, superoxide anion (O2·-), singlet oxygen ((1)O2) and hydrogen peroxide (H2O2). Hydroxyl radicals and alkoxyl radicals are extremely and highly reactive species respectively. Endogenous ROS are mainly formed in mitochondrial respiratory chain. Low levels of ROS play important roles in regulating biological functions in mammalian cells. However, excess production of ROS can induce cell death by oxidative damaging effects to intracellular biomacromolecules...
September 21, 2017: Apoptosis: An International Journal on Programmed Cell Death
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936600/oxygen-supplementation-improves-protein-milieu-supportive-of-protein-synthesis-and-antioxidant-function-in-the-cortex-of-alzheimer-s-disease-model-mice-a-quantitative-proteomic-study
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Hao Wang, Xiaoyu Hong, Shuiming Li, Yong Wang
Protein synthesis has been reported to be impaired in early-stage Alzheimer's disease (AD). Previously, we found that oxygen supplementation improved cognitive function and reduced mitochondrial damage in AD model mice. In the present study, we examined the effects of supplemental oxygen treatment on protein synthesis and oxidative damage. The synthesis of numerous proteins involved in mRNA splicing, transcription regulation, and translation was found to be significantly upregulated in cortex tissues of AD model mice given a supplemental oxygen treatment (OT group), relative to those of non-treated control AD model mice (Ctrl group), suggesting that impairment in protein synthesis may be alleviated by increased oxygen inhalation...
September 21, 2017: Journal of Molecular Neuroscience: MN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936196/anti-inflammatory-targets-for-the-treatment-of-reperfusion-injury-in-stroke
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Atsushi Mizuma, Midori A Yenari
While the mainstay of acute stroke treatment includes revascularization via recombinant tissue plasminogen activator or mechanical thrombectomy, only a minority of stroke patients are eligible for treatment, as delayed treatment can lead to worsened outcome. This worsened outcome at the experimental level has been attributed to an entity known as reperfusion injury (R/I). R/I is occurred when revascularization is delayed after critical brain and vascular injury has occurred, so that when oxygenated blood is restored, ischemic damage is increased, rather than decreased...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935146/effect-of-chocolate-and-mate-tea-on-the-lipid-profile-of-individuals-with-hiv-aids-on-antiretroviral-therapy-a-clinical-trial
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Suelen J Souza, Aline A Petrilli, Andrea M Teixeira, Patricia M Pontilho, Antonio A Carioca, Liania A Luzia, José M Souza, Nágila R Damasceno, Aluisio A Segurado, Patricia H Rondó
OBJECTIVE: HIV/AIDS is generally associated with dyslipidemia and oxidative imbalance, which are caused by the infection itself and by antiretroviral therapy (ART). The flavonoids, found in cocoa and yerba mate, have antioxidant and hypolipidemic properties. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of the consumption of dark chocolate and mate tea on the lipid profiles of individuals with HIV/AIDS who are undergoing ART. METHODS: A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled crossover clinical trial was conducted with 92 patients receiving ART for ≥6 mo and with viral suppression...
November 2017: Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935143/vitamin-e-treatment-decreases-muscle-injury-in-mdx-mice
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Rafael Dias Mâncio, Túlio de Almeida Hermes, Aline Barbosa Macedo, Daniela Sayuri Mizobuti, Amanda Harduim Valduga, Ian Feller Rupcic, Elaine Minatel
OBJECTIVE: Oxidative stress, in addition to the absence of the dystrophin protein, has been considered an important regulator of Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). Vitamin E presents an important role as a potent antioxidant and in preserving the integrity of the cell membrane. In this study, we evaluated the effects of vitamin E therapy on some physiological pathways that can contribute to muscle injury in the diaphragm muscle of mdx mice (the experimental model of DMD) such as CK levels, inflammatory response, oxidative stress, and the enzymatic antioxidant system...
November 2017: Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933303/cardioprotective-potential-of-iron-chelators-and-prochelators
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Hana Jansova, Tomas Simunek
Heart is a particularly sensitive organ to iron overload and cardiomyopathy due to the excessive cardiac iron deposition causes most deaths in disorders such as beta-thalassemia major. Free or loosely bound iron ions readily cycle between ferrous and ferric states and catalyze Haber-Weiss reaction that yields highly reactive and toxic hydroxyl radicals. Treatment with iron chelators (desferrioxamine, deferiprone, and deferasirox) substantially improved cardiovascular morbidity and mortality in iron overloaded patients...
September 20, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933212/impact-of-traumatic-brain-injury-on-dopaminergic-transmission
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Yuan-Hao Chen, Eagle Yi-Kung Huang, Tung-Tai Kuo, Jonathan Miller, Yung-Hsiao Chiang, Barry J Hoffer
Brain trauma is often associated with severe morbidity and is a major public health concern. Even when injury is mild and no obvious anatomic disruption is seen, many individuals suffer disabling neuropsychological impairments such as memory loss, mood dysfunction, substance abuse, and adjustment disorder. These changes may be related to subtle disruption of neural circuits as well as functional changes at the neurotransmitter level. In particular, there is considerable evidence that dopamine (DA) physiology in the nigrostriatal and mesocorticolimbic pathways might be impaired after traumatic brain injury (TBI)...
July 2017: Cell Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932757/a-five-repeat-micro-dystrophin-gene-ameliorated-dystrophic-phenotype-in-the-severe-dba-2j-mdx-model-of-duchenne-muscular-dystrophy
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Chady H Hakim, Nalinda B Wasala, Xiufang Pan, Kasun Kodippili, Yongping Yue, Keqing Zhang, Gang Yao, Brittney Haffner, Sean X Duan, Julian Ramos, Joel S Schneider, N Nora Yang, Jeffrey S Chamberlain, Dongsheng Duan
Micro-dystrophins are highly promising candidates for treating Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a lethal muscle disease caused by dystrophin deficiency. Here, we report robust disease rescue in the severe DBA/2J-mdx model with a neuronal nitric oxide synthase (nNOS)-binding micro-dystrophin vector. 2 × 10(13) vector genome particles/mouse of the vector were delivered intravenously to 10-week-old mice and were evaluated at 6 months of age. Saturated micro-dystrophin expression was detected in all skeletal muscles and the heart and restored the dystrophin-associated glycoprotein complex and nNOS...
September 15, 2017: Molecular Therapy. Methods & Clinical Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932625/vascular-aging-implications-for-cardiovascular-disease-and-therapy
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Yohannes T Ghebre, Eduard Yakubov, Wing Tak Wong, Prasanna Krishnamurthy, Nazish Sayed, Andrew G Sikora, Mark D Bonnen
The incidence and prevalence of cardiovascular disease is highest among the elderly, in part, due to deleterious effects of advancing age on the heart and blood vessels. Aging, a known cardiovascular risk factor, is progressively associated with structural and functional changes to the vasculature including hemodynamic disturbance due to increased oxidative stress, premature cellular senescence and impairments in synthesis and/or secretion of endothelium-derived vasoactive molecules. These molecular and physiological changes lead to vessel wall stiffening and thickening, as well as other vascular complications that culminate to loss of vascular tone regulation and endothelial function...
December 2016: Translational Medicine: Current Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932315/experimental-hepatic-carcinogenesis-oxidative-stress-and-natural-antioxidants
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REVIEW
Velid Unsal, Ergül Belge-Kurutaş
Hepatocellular carcinoma is one of the most common cancers in the world, and it is influenced by agents such as DEN, 2-AAF, phenobarbital, alcohol, aflatoxin B1 metabolite or hepatitis viruses (B and C). Oxidative stress is becoming recognized as a key factor in the progression of hepatocarcinogenesis. Reactive oxygen species can play a leading role in initiation and promotion of hepatic carcinogenesis. The metabolites of DEN Diethylnitrosamine (DEN) mediate the binding of tumour promoters by covalently binding to the DNA with one or two oxidation-providing electrons...
August 15, 2017: Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931882/honokiol-protects-against-doxorubicin-cardiotoxicity-via-improving-mitochondrial-function-in-mouse-hearts
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Lizhen Huang, Kailiang Zhang, Yingying Guo, Fengyuan Huang, Kevin Yang, Long Chen, Kai Huang, Fengxue Zhang, Qinqiang Long, Qinglin Yang
Honokiol is a key component of a medicinal herb, Magnolia bark. Honokiol possesses potential pharmacological benefits for many disease conditions, especially cancer. Recent studies demonstrate that Honokiol exerts beneficial effects on cardiac hypertrophy and doxorubicin (Dox)-cardiotoxicity via deacetylation of mitochondrial proteins. However, the effects and mechanisms of Honokiol on cardiac mitochondrial respiration remain unclear. In the present study, we investigate the effect of Honokiol on cardiac mitochondrial respiration in mice subjected to Dox treatment...
September 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931870/inactivation-of-hmgcl-promotes-proliferation-and-metastasis-of-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma-by-suppressing-oxidative-stress
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Wenqi Luo, Liting Qin, Bo Li, Zhipeng Liao, Jiezhen Liang, Xiling Xiao, Xue Xiao, Yingxi Mo, Guangwu Huang, Zhe Zhang, Xiaoying Zhou, Ping Li
Altered metabolism is considered as a hallmark of cancer. Here we investigated expression of 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl-coenzyme A (HMG-CoA) 2 lyase (HMGCL), an essential enzyme in ketogenesis, which produces ketone bodies by the breakdown of fatty acids to supply energy, in nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC). The expression of HMGCL was silenced in NPC tissue. Downregulation of HMGCL in NPC was associated with low intracellular β-hydroxybutyrate (β-HB) production, thereby reducing reactive oxygen species (ROS) generation...
September 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930153/selective-hdl-raising-human-apo-a-i-gene-therapy-counteracts-cardiac-hypertrophy-reduces-myocardial-fibrosis-and-improves-cardiac-function-in-mice-with-chronic-pressure-overload
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Ruhul Amin, Ilayaraja Muthuramu, Joseph Pierre Aboumsallem, Mudit Mishra, Frank Jacobs, Bart De Geest
Epidemiological studies support an independent inverse association between high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol levels and heart failure incidence. The effect of selective HDL-raising adeno-associated viral serotype 8-human apolipoprotein (apo) A-I (AAV8-A-I) gene transfer on cardiac remodeling induced by transverse aortic constriction (TAC) was evaluated in C57BL/6 low-density lipoprotein receptor-deficient mice. Septal wall thickness and cardiomyocyte cross-sectional area were reduced by 16.5% (p < 0...
September 20, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929923/rethinking-brain-cancer-therapy-tumor-enzyme-activatable-theranostic-nanoparticles
#18
Heike E Daldrup-Link
This invited commentary discusses a recent article by Mohanty et al in Molecular Cancer Therapeutics about significant therapeutic efficacies of novel theranostic nanoparticles (TNPs) for the treatment of human brain cancers in mouse models. The TNPs were cleaved by enzymes in the tumor tissue, matrix metalloproteinase (MMP-14), which lead to release of a highly potent therapeutic drug, azademethylcolchicine. Data showed that the TNPs caused selective toxic effects in MMP-14-expressing glioblastoma and not normal brain...
January 2017: Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929293/predictive-biomarkers-for-asthma-therapy
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REVIEW
Sarah K Medrek, Amit D Parulekar, Nicola A Hanania
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Asthma is a heterogeneous disease characterized by multiple phenotypes. Treatment of patients with severe disease can be challenging. Predictive biomarkers are measurable characteristics that reflect the underlying pathophysiology of asthma and can identify patients that are likely to respond to a given therapy. This review discusses current knowledge regarding predictive biomarkers in asthma. RECENT FINDINGS: Recent trials evaluating biologic therapies targeting IgE, IL-5, IL-13, and IL-4 have utilized predictive biomarkers to identify patients who might benefit from treatment...
September 19, 2017: Current Allergy and Asthma Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928969/morphine-pre-and-post-conditioning-exacerbates-apoptosis-in-rat-hippocampus-cells-in-a-model-of-homocysteine-induced-oxidative-stress
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Ahmad Karkhah, Ramin Ataee, Amin Ataie
Recent investigations indicated that morphine has protective effects in different ischemia/reperfusion models and may protect against neuronal cell death, while other evidence showed that morphine induces apoptosis in neurons. Therefore, the current study was conducted to investigate pre- and post-conditioning effects of morphine on hippocampal cell apoptosis in a rat model of homocysteine (Hcy)-induced oxidative stress. In the present study, 0.5 µmol/µl Hcy was injected into bilateral intrahipocampal in the rat brain and morphine at a therapeutic dose of 10 mg/kg was injected intraperitoneally 5 days before and after Hcy injection in rats...
October 2017: Biomedical Reports
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