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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29072009/-effect-of-acupuncture-on-expression-of-receptor-tyrosine-kinase-c-kit-in-interstitial-cells-of-cajal-carbon-monoxide-and-heme-oxygenase-in-colon-tissue-after-colonic-anastomosis-in-rats
#1
Jing-Jing Deng, Qing Yuan, Man-Xia Wang, Yi-Zong Yang
OBJECTIVE: To observe the effect of acupuncture on expression of receptor tyrosine kinase (RTK) c-kit in interstitial cells of Cajal (ICCs), carbon monoxide (CO) and heme oxygenase (HO) in colon tissue after colonic anastomosis, so as to explore the mechanism of acupuncture in improving gastrointestinal motility. METHODS: SD rats were randomly devided into control group, model group and acupuncture group. The model was established using colonic anastomosis. Each group was further devided into 3, 5, and 10 d (time-point) subgroups (n=10 in each)...
August 25, 2017: Zhen Ci Yan Jiu, Acupuncture Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29018614/anti-apoptotic-properties-of-carbon-monoxide-in-porcine-oocyte-during-in-vitro-aging
#2
David Němeček, Markéta Dvořáková, Ivona Heroutová, Eva Chmelíková, Markéta Sedmíková
If fertilization of matured oocyte does not occur, unfertilized oocyte undergoes aging, resulting in a time-dependent reduction of the oocyte's quality. The aging of porcine oocytes can lead to apoptosis. Carbon monoxide (CO), a signal molecule produced by the heme oxygenase (HO), possesses cytoprotective and anti-apoptotic effects that have been described in somatic cells. However, the effects of CO in oocytes have yet to be investigated. By immunocytochemistry method we detected that both isoforms of heme oxygenase (HO-1 and HO-2) are present in the porcine oocytes...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887196/enhanced-expression-of-heme-oxygenase-1-in-the-locus-coeruleus-can-be-associated-with-anxiolytic-like-effects
#3
Rafael Alves Cazuza, Olga Pol, Christie Ramos Andrade Leite-Panissi
Some researchers have shown that carbon monoxide (CO) plays a role in emotional behavior modulation through intracellular 3'-5'-guanosine monophosphate mechanisms in the locus coeruleus (LC). In fact, the LC region has a high expression of the heme-oxygenase (HO) enzymes, which are responsible for the production of CO. However, the physiological mechanism by which the HO-CO pathway participates in the modulation of emotional responses in the LC still needs clarification. This study evaluates whether a systemic intraperitoneal treatment is able to alter behavioral responses (in the elevated plus-maze and the light-dark box test) and the expression of the HO-1 and HO-2 enzymes in the LC...
January 15, 2018: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793202/differential-inhibition-of-rat-and-mouse-microsome-heme-oxygenase-by-derivatives-of-imidazole-and-benzimidazole
#4
Maaike Hum, Brian E McLaughlin, Xianqi Kong, Jason Z Vlahakis, Dragic Vukomanovic, Walter A Szarek, Kanji Nakatsu
Metalloporphyrin heme oxygenase (HO) inhibitors have made an important contribution to elucidating the role of HO in physiological processes. Nevertheless, their off-target effects have drawn substantial criticism, which prompted us to develop non-porphyrin, azole-based inhibitors of HO. These second-generation HO inhibitors were evaluated using spleen and brain microsomes from rats as native sources of HO-1 and HO-2, respectively. Recently, the use of azole-based inhibitors of HO has been extended to other mammalian species and, as a consequence, it will be important to characterize the inhibitors in these species...
August 9, 2017: Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770019/cardioprotective-effect-of-selective-estrogen-receptor-modulator-raloxifene-are-mediated-by-heme-oxygenase-in-estrogen-deficient-rat
#5
Anikó Posa, Renáta Szabó, Krisztina Kupai, Anikó Magyariné Berkó, Médea Veszelka, Gergő Szűcs, Denise Börzsei, Mariann Gyöngyösi, Imre Pávó, Zoltán Deim, Zoltán Szilvássy, Béla Juhász, Csaba Varga
Estrogens and raloxifene (RAL) have beneficial effects on certain cardiovascular indices in postmenopausal women characterized by estrogen deficiency. Heme oxygenase (HO) activity is increased by 17β-estradiol (E2) and RAL in estrogen-deficient rat resulting in vasorelaxation mediated by carbon monoxide. We determined the expressions of HO in cardiac and aortic tissues after ovariectomy (OVX) and subsequent RAL or E2 treatment. We investigated the effects of pharmacological inhibition of HO enzyme on the arginine vasopressin- (AVP-) induced blood pressure in vivo, the epinephrine- and phentolamine-induced electrocardiogram ST segment changes in vivo, and the myeloperoxidase (MPO) enzyme activity...
2017: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763300/ablation-of-adipose-ho-1-expression-increases-white-fat-over-beige-fat-through-inhibition-of-mitochondrial-fusion-and-of-pgc1%C3%AE-in-female-mice
#6
Shailendra P Singh, Ilana Grant, Aliza Meissner, Attallah Kappas, Nader G Abraham
Background Hmox1 plays an important role in the regulation of mitochondrial bioenergetics and function by regulating cellular heme-derived CO and bilirubin. Previous studies have demonstrated that global disruption of HO-1 in humans and mice resulted in severe organ dysfunction. Methods We investigated the potential role of adipose-specific-HO-1 genetic ablation on adipose tissue function, mitochondrial quality control and energy expenditure by generating an adipo-HO-1 knockout mouse model (Adipo-HO-1-/-) and, in vitro, adipocyte cells in which HO activity was inhibited...
August 1, 2017: Hormone Molecular Biology and Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708269/heme-oxygenase-database-hemeoxdb-and-qsar-analysis-of-isoform-1-inhibitors
#7
Emanuele Amata, Agostino Marrazzo, Maria Dichiara, Maria N Modica, Loredana Salerno, Orazio Prezzavento, Giovanni Nastasi, Antonio Rescifina, Giuseppe Romeo, Valeria Pittalà
Due to the increasing interest in the field of heme oxygenases (HOs), we have built a ligand database named HemeOxDB that includes the entire set of known HO-1 and HO-2 inhibitors, resulting in more than 400 compounds. The HemeOxDB is available online at http://www.researchdsf.unict.it/hemeoxdb/, and having a robust search engine allows the end-users to build complex queries, sort tabulated results, generate color coded 2D (two dimension) and 3D (three dimension) graphs, and is will grow to be a tool for the design of potent and selective HO-1 or HO-2 inhibitors...
July 14, 2017: ChemMedChem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28581768/spin-ice-thin-film-surface-ordering-emergent-square-ice-and-strain-effects
#8
L D C Jaubert, T Lin, T S Opel, P C W Holdsworth, M J P Gingras
Motivated by recent realizations of Dy_{2}Ti_{2}O_{7} and Ho_{2}Ti_{2}O_{7} spin ice thin films, and more generally by the physics of confined gauge fields, we study a model spin ice thin film with surfaces perpendicular to the [001] cubic axis. The resulting open boundaries make half of the bonds on the interfaces inequivalent. By tuning the strength of these inequivalent "orphan" bonds, dipolar interactions induce a surface ordering equivalent to a two-dimensional crystallization of magnetic surface charges...
May 19, 2017: Physical Review Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494251/nitric-oxide-releasing-derivatives-of-brefeldin-a-as-potent-and-highly-selective-anticancer-agents
#9
Kangtao Tian, Fanxing Xu, Xiang Gao, Tong Han, Jia Li, Huaqi Pan, Linghe Zang, Dahong Li, Zhanlin Li, Takahiro Uchita, Ming Gao, Huiming Hua
A series of NO-donating mono- or diester derivatives of brefeldin A were designed, synthesized and biologically evaluated. Some derivatives exhibited potent antiproliferative activity with low IC50 values. The most potent NO-donating hybrid 13b exhibited stronger cytotoxicity against human prostate cancer PC-3 cells, human colon carcinoma HT-29 cells and human liver cancer HepG-2 cells than BFA with IC50 values of 25 nM, 160 nM and 180 nM, respectively. More importantly, compound 13b showed good selectivity between human normal and tumor liver cells with selectivity index of 33...
August 18, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480030/drug-enhanced-carbon-monoxide-production-from-heme-by-cytochrome-p450-reductase
#10
Dragic Vukomanovic, Mona N Rahman, Zongchao Jia, Kanji Nakatsu
Carbon monoxide (CO) formed endogenously is considered to be cytoprotective, and the vast majority of CO formation is attributed to the degradation of heme by heme oxygenases-1 and -2 (HO-1, HO-2). Previously, we observed that brain microsomes containing HO-2 produced many-fold more CO in the presence of menadione and its congeners; herein we explored these observations further. We determined the effects of various drugs on CO production of rat brain microsomes and recombinant human cytochrome P450 reductase (CPR); CO was measured by gas chromatography with reductive detection...
January 2017: Medical Gas Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458133/scutellarin-derivatives-as-apoptosis-inducers-design-synthesis-and-biological-evaluation
#11
Tong Han, Jia Li, Jingjing Xue, He Li, Fanxing Xu, Keguang Cheng, Dahong Li, Zhanlin Li, Ming Gao, Huiming Hua
To explore novel antitumor agents with high efficiency and low toxicity, a series of NO-donating scutellarin derivatives (14-17) were synthesized and the antiproliferative activities against MCF-7, HCT-116, PC-3 and HepG2 cancer cell lines were assessed. Among them, compound 14b was the strongest with IC50 values of 2.96 μM, 7.25 μM, 0.09 μM and 0.50 μM, respectively, and displayed low toxicity against normal human liver L-O2 cells with an IC50 of 47.96 μM, showing good selectivity between normal and malignant liver cells...
July 28, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432629/aquatic-photolysis-of-hydroxylated-polybromodiphenyl-ethers-under-direct-uv-irradiation-a-case-study-of-2-ho-bde-68
#12
Bentuo Xu, Minghong Wu, Chenyuan Pan, Yan Sun, Debao Yuan, Liang Tang, Gang Xu
Hydroxylated polyhalodiphenyl ethers (HO-PXDEs) have attracted considerable scientific interest as examples of emerging aquatic pollutants. However, a comprehensive assessment of disposal methods for this particular pollutant was seldom investigated. This study examined the UV light degradation of HO-PXDEs, using 2'-HO-2, 3', 4, 5'-tetrabromodiphenyl ether (2'-HO-BDE-68) as a case study. The results showed that UV light was superior to visible light and electron beam irradiation for producing a high degradation rate of 2'-HO-BDE-68...
June 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426044/lanthanide-coordination-complexes-framed-by-sodium-ions-slow-relaxation-of-the-magnetization-in-the-dy-iii-derivative
#13
Andreas Konstantatos, Mikkel A Sørensen, Jesper Bendix, Høgni Weihe
Using a new polydentate Schiff-base ligand (H3L) we isolated three new tetranuclear isostructural lanthanide complexes with the general formula [LnNa2(L)4(DMF)4(H2O)2(AcO)2]·4DMF·2H2O [Ln = Dy (1), Ho (2), or Er (3)]. The structural characterization of the complexes reveals that the Na(+) ions are coordinated in the structure which gives them a structure-directing role in the molecule. The magnetic behavior of the systems was investigated by means of SQUID magnetometry which revealed that complex 1 exhibits single molecule magnet behavior at low temperatures which is enhanced by the application of a 2000 Oe static magnetic field...
May 9, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213042/gene-duplication-conservation-and-divergence-of-heme-oxygenase-2-genes-in-blunt-snout-bream-megalobrama-amblycephala-and-their-responses-to-hypoxia
#14
Xue-Li Zhang, Yi-Wen Sun, Jie Chen, Xia-Yun Jiang, Shu-Ming Zou
Heme oxygenase (HO) that catalyzes the degradation of heme, is involved in responding and using oxygen in teleost fish. Physiologic heme degradation can be catalyzed by two isozymes of HO (HO-1 and HO-2). In fish, the molecular constructions, expression characteristics and hypoxic regulation of HO-2 are still not well known. Here, we report the isolation and characterization of duplicated HO-2 genes in blunt snout bream, a hypoxia sensitive fish species. Blunt snout bream HO-2a and -2b genes shared a relatively low sequence identity of 67%...
April 30, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182947/ho-2-pockets-myristoylated-gag
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Marilyn D Resh
Membrane binding of viral and cellular N-myristoylated proteins can be regulated by selectively sequestering myristate. In this issue of Cell Host & Microbe, Zhu et al. (2017) report on a myristate binding site within the cellular protein heme oxygenase-2 that acts as a trap to inhibit N-myristoylated protein function.
February 8, 2017: Cell Host & Microbe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152789/does-oncology-patient-reported-healthcare-experience-vary-by-site-of-care-soc
#16
Adrianne Waldman Casebeer, Sari Hopson, Joseph Dye, Zhuliang Tao, Andrew M Howe, Stephen Stemkowski, Jeffrey Patton, Art Small, Anthony Masaquel
71 Background: Patients with cancer are increasingly receiving chemotherapy infusions in a hospital outpatient (HO) as compared to the physician practice setting (PO). Previous research has focused on SOC differences in economic measures, such as healthcare costs, in commercially insured populations. This study investigates SOC differences in patients' reported healthcare experience for a mostly Medicare population. METHODS: A convenience sample of 2,604 Humana members with cancer of the breast, lung, colon/rectum or NHL/CLL and treated in 2014 received a survey by mail to capture patient reported healthcare experiences...
March 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28132836/heme-oxygenase-2-binds-myristate-to-regulate-retrovirus-assembly-and-tlr4-signaling
#17
Yiping Zhu, Shukun Luo, Yosef Sabo, Cheng Wang, Liang Tong, Stephen P Goff
N-myristoylation is the covalent attachment of myristic acid to the N terminus of proteins in eukaryotic cells. The matrix domain (MA) of HIV-1 Gag protein is N-myristoylated and plays an important role in virus budding. In screening for host factors that interact with HIV-1 MA, we found that heme oxygenase (HO-2) specifically binds the myristate moiety of Gag. HO-2 was also found to bind TRAM, an adaptor protein for Toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4), and thereby impact both virus replication and cellular inflammatory responses...
February 8, 2017: Cell Host & Microbe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28127593/the-ferromagnetic-ln2co6-heterometallic-complexes
#18
Xiao-Qing Zhao, Jin Wang, Dong-Xu Bao, Shuo Xiang, Ya-Jun Liu, Yun-Chun Li
Four 3d-4f heterometallic complexes with the formula, {[Ln2Co6(OH)4(L1)6(L2)8(CH3CN)2]·nCH2Cl2} (Ln = Dy (1), n = 0.5; Ho (2), n = 1; Gd (3), n = 1; Y (4), n = 1; HL1 = 6-chloro-2-pyridinol, HL2 = pivalic acid), were synthesized. Single-crystal X-ray diffraction analyses revealed that complexes 1-4 consisted of a [Ln2Co6] core, featuring a Ln-Ln edge-sharing double-trigonal-bipyramid configuration. The magnetic susceptibilities revealed ferromagnetic coupling within complexes 1 and 2, and complex 1 displayed slow relaxation of magnetization...
January 27, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28115703/complementary-roles-of-gasotransmitters-co-and-h2s-in-sleep-apnea
#19
Ying-Jie Peng, Xiuli Zhang, Anna Gridina, Irina Chupikova, David L McCormick, Robert J Thomas, Thomas E Scammell, Gene Kim, Chirag Vasavda, Jayasri Nanduri, Ganesh K Kumar, Gregg L Semenza, Solomon H Snyder, Nanduri R Prabhakar
Sleep apnea, which is the periodic cessation of breathing during sleep, is a major health problem affecting over 10 million people in the United States and is associated with several sequelae, including hypertension and stroke. Clinical studies suggest that abnormal carotid body (CB) activity may be a driver of sleep apnea. Because gaseous molecules are important determinants of CB activity, aberrations in their signaling could lead to sleep apnea. Here, we report that mice deficient in heme oxygenase-2 (HO-2), which generates the gaseous molecule carbon monoxide (CO), exhibit sleep apnea characterized by high apnea and hypopnea indices during rapid eye movement (REM) sleep...
February 7, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088559/increased-expression-of-carbon-monoxide-producing-enzymes-in-the-mpoa-after-sexual-experience-in-male-rats
#20
Christopher L Robison, Jenna A McHenry, Elaine M Hull
The hypothalamus contains numerous nuclei involved in the regulation of reproductive, stress, circadian, and homeostatic behaviors, with many of these nuclei concentrated within the preoptic and anterior regions. The gaseous neurotransmitter, nitric oxide (NO), has already been shown to have an important regulatory role within the medial preoptic area (MPOA) of the anterior hypothalamus, where it facilitates sexual behaviors. However, little is known about the role of other gaseous neurotransmitters in this area...
January 12, 2017: Physiology & Behavior
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