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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651233/terminalia-bellirica-gaertn-roxb-fruit-mitigates-ccl4-induced-oxidative-stress-and-hepatotoxicity-in-rats
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Jayesh Kuriakose, Helen Lal Raisa, Vysakh A, Binil Eldhose, Latha M S
Terminalia bellirica (Gaertn.) Roxb. is a medicinal plant used for the treatment of various ailments in the traditional system of medicine like Ayurveda where it has been prescribed as a rejuvenator and general health tonic. The fruit of the plant is one of the components of the age old ayurvedic formulation-'Triphala'. The present study evaluates curative effect of aqueous acetone extract of Terminalia bellirica fruits (AATB) against CCl4 induced oxidative stress and liver damage in an animal model. Two doses of the fruit extract (200mg/kg body weight and 400mg/kg body weight) were investigated for the beneficial effects...
June 23, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651197/ascorbic-acid-protects-coccomyxa-subellipsoidea-against-metal-toxicity-through-modulation-of-ros-no-balance-and-metal-uptake
#2
Jozef Kováčik, Gabriela Rotková, Marek Bujdoš, Petr Babula, Viera Peterková, Peter Matúš
Impact of exogenous ascorbic acid (AsA, 100μM) on acute metal toxicity (Pb and Hg, 24h of exposure to 100μM) in unicellular green alga Coccomyxa subellipsoidea was studied. Hg (often extensively) depleted amount of pigments, potassium, soluble proteins, endogenous AsA, non-protein thiols and nitric oxide signal but elevated ROS signal and activities of catalase and superoxide dismutase. Responses to Pb application (if any) were less visible with ROS signal being slightly elevated and amount of non-protein thiols being slightly reduced...
June 16, 2017: Journal of Hazardous Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651186/circulating-malondialdehyde-modified-low-density-lipoprotein-mda-ldl-as-a-novel-predictor-of-clinical-outcome-after-endovascular-therapy-in-patients-with-peripheral-artery-disease-pad
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Taka-Aki Takamura, Taketsugu Tsuchiya, Minako Oda, Makoto Watanabe, Ryuhei Saito, Ryoko Sato-Ishida, Hironobu Akao, Yasuyuki Kawai, Michihiko Kitayama, Kouji Kajinami
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Despite advances in the treatment of peripheral artery disease (PAD), cardiovascular events and death rates remain high. This study aimed at identifying markers of outcome in patients with PAD undergoing endovascular therapy (EVT). METHODS: Consecutive patients undergoing EVT were recruited. Markers of oxidative stress (malondialdehyde-modified low-density lipoprotein [MDA-LDL]), inflammation (IL-6; high-sensitivity C-reactive protein [hsCRP]) and fibrinolysis (D-dimer) were measured pre-EVT and at post-EVT time-points to 36 h...
June 16, 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651060/mechanism-underlying-methyl-eugenol-attenuation-of-intestinal-ischemia-reperfusion-injury
#4
Hanan Saleh, Haidan M El-Shorbagy
Intestinal Ischemia/Reperfusion injury (I/R) is associated with a high risk of mortality in the clinical situation. Many factors are involved in I/R including reactive oxygen species (ROS), cytokine release and apoptosis. We aimed to determine whether a pure methyl eugenol (ME) given before intestinal ischemia, protects against intestinal I/R and the possible mechanism involved in this protection. Rat received ME (100 mg/kg) for 30 days then underwent intestinal I/R with 30 min ischemia and 60 min reperfusion...
June 26, 2017: Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, Physiologie Appliquée, Nutrition et Métabolisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650200/the-cortisol-c-reactive-protein-ratio-and-negative-affect-reactivity-in-depressed-adults
#5
Edward C Suarez, John S Sundy
OBJECTIVE: We evaluated the effect of the cortisol (CORT) to high sensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP) ratio on stress-induced negative affect (NA) reactivity and whether the association was moderated by depressive symptom severity and gender. The CORT/CRP ratio was used to evaluate the integrity of the negative feedback loop between the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis and inflammatory response system. METHOD: Basal CORT and hsCRP levels were measured in fasting blood samples from 198 medication-free and nonsmoking healthy men and women...
June 26, 2017: Health Psychology: Official Journal of the Division of Health Psychology, American Psychological Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649993/kappa-opioid-receptor-activation-in-dopamine-neurons-disrupts-behavioral-inhibition
#6
Antony D Abraham, Harrison M Fontaine, Allisa J Song, Mackenzie M Andrews, Madison A Baird, Brigitte L Kieffer, Benjamin B Land, Charles Chavkin
The dynorphin/kappa opioid receptor (KOR) system has been previously implicated in the regulation of cognition, but the neural circuitry and molecular mechanisms underlying KOR-mediated cognitive disruption are unknown. Here, we used an operational test of cognition involving timing and behavioral inhibition and found that systemic KOR activation impairs performance of male and female C57BL/6 mice in the differential reinforcement of low response rates (DRL) task. Systemic KOR antagonism also blocked stress-induced disruptions of DRL performance...
June 26, 2017: Neuropsychopharmacology: Official Publication of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649584/data-for-characterization-of-salk_084889-a-t-dna-insertion-line-of-arabidopsis-thaliana
#7
Mingqi Zhou, Anna-Lisa Paul, Robert J Ferl
In this article we report the identification of T-DNA (transfer DNA) insertion sites within two different gene regions in the genome of an Arabidopsis mutant line, SALK_084889. The T-DNA positions are in the 3' UTR (untranslated region) of DREB2A (Dehydration-responsive element-binding protein 2A) (AT5G05410) and promoter of LOX1 (Lipoxygenase 1) (AT1G55020) as determined by DNA-PCR and sanger sequencing. The expression levels of DREB2A and LOX1 were also analyzed using quantitative realtime PCR (qPCR) in SALK_084889 and wild type Arabidopsis (Col, Columbia)...
August 2017: Data in Brief
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649560/escaping-death-mitochondrial-redox-homeostasis-in-cancer-cells
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Francesco Ciccarese, Vincenzo Ciminale
Reactive oxygen species (ROS) are important signaling molecules that act through the oxidation of nucleic acids, proteins, and lipids. Several hallmarks of cancer, including uncontrolled proliferation, angiogenesis, and genomic instability, are promoted by the increased ROS levels commonly found in tumor cells. To counteract excessive ROS accumulation, oxidative stress, and death, cancer cells tightly regulate ROS levels by enhancing scavenging enzymes, which are dependent on the reducing cofactor nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate (NADPH)...
2017: Frontiers in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649404/comparative-transcriptomic-analysis-of-gardnerella-vaginalis-biofilms-vs-planktonic-cultures-using-rna-seq
#9
Joana Castro, Angela França, Katie R Bradwell, Myrna G Serrano, Kimberly K Jefferson, Nuno Cerca
Bacterial vaginosis is the most common gynecological disorder affecting women of reproductive age. Bacterial vaginosis is frequently associated with the development of a Gardnerella vaginalis biofilm. Recent data indicates that G. vaginalis biofilms are more tolerant to antibiotics and are able to incorporate other bacterial vaginosis -associated species, yielding a multi-species biofilm. However, despite its apparent role in bacterial vaginosis, little is known regarding the molecular determinants involved in biofilm formation by G...
2017: NPJ Biofilms and Microbiomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649264/genome-wide-analysis-of-the-pvhsp20-family-in-switchgrass-motif-genomic-organization-and-identification-of-stress-or-developmental-related-hsp20s
#10
Haidong Yan, Ailing Zhang, Jing Chen, Xiaoyan He, Bin Xu, Guanqi Xie, Zhiming Miao, Xinquan Zhang, Linkai Huang
Hsp20 proteins exist in all plant species and represent the most abundant small heat shock proteins (sHSPs) in plants. Hsp20s were known as chaperones maintaining cellular homeostasis during heat or other kinds of abiotic stresses. The objective of this study was to understand the phylogenetic relationship, genomic organization, diversification of motif modules, genome localization, expression profiles, and interaction networks of switchgrass (Panicum virgatum L.) Hsp20s (PvHsp20s). A total of 63 PvHsp20s were identified with their consensus as well as unique ACD motifs and gene structures analyzed...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649260/tomato-udp-glucose-sterol-glycosyltransferases-a-family-of-developmental-and-stress-regulated-genes-that-encode-cytosolic-and-membrane-associated-forms-of-the-enzyme
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Karla Ramirez-Estrada, Nídia Castillo, Juan A Lara, Monserrat Arró, Albert Boronat, Albert Ferrer, Teresa Altabella
Sterol glycosyltransferases (SGTs) catalyze the glycosylation of the free hydroxyl group at C-3 position of sterols to produce sterol glycosides. Glycosylated sterols and free sterols are primarily located in cell membranes where in combination with other membrane-bound lipids play a key role in modulating their properties and functioning. In contrast to most plant species, those of the genus Solanum contain very high levels of glycosylated sterols, which in the case of tomato may account for more than 85% of the total sterol content...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649255/overexpression-of-the-peat1-elicitor-gene-from-alternaria-tenuissima-improves-drought-tolerance-in-rice-plants-via-interaction-with-a-myo-inositol-oxygenase
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Fachao Shi, Yijie Dong, Yi Zhang, Xiufeng Yang, Dewen Qiu
Abiotic stresses, especially drought, seriously threaten cereal crops yields and quality. In this study, we observed that the rice plants of overexpression the Alternariatenuissima PeaT1 gene showed enhanced drought stress tolerance and increased the survival rate following a drought treatment. In PeaT1-overexpressing (PeaT1OE) plants, abscisic acid and chlorophyll content significantly increased, while the malondialdehyde (MDA) content decreased compared with the wild-type plants. Additionally, we confirmed that the transcript levels of drought-responsive genes, including OsAM1, OsLP2, and OsDST, were prominently lower in the PeaT1OE plants...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649248/a-combination-of-podophyllotoxin-and-rutin-alleviates-radiation-induced-pneumonitis-and-fibrosis-through-modulation-of-lung-inflammation-in-mice
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Savita Verma, Bhargab Kalita, Sania Bajaj, Hridayesh Prakash, Ajay Kumar Singh, Manju Lata Gupta
Pneumonitis and pulmonary fibrosis are predominant consequences of radiation exposure, whether planned or accidental. The present study, demonstrates radioprotective potential of a formulation, prepared by combining podophyllotoxin and rutin (G-003M), in mice exposed to 11 Gy thoracic gamma radiation (TGR). Treated mice were observed for survival and other symptomatic features. Formation of reactive oxygen species (ROS)/nitric oxide (NO) was measured in bronchoalveolar lavage cells. DNA damage and cell death were assessed in alveolar cells by terminal deoxynucleotidyl transferase dUTP nick-end labeling assay...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649223/pretreatment-with-sodium-phenylbutyrate-alleviates-cerebral-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-by-upregulating-dj-1-protein
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Rui-Xin Yang, Jie Lei, Bo-Dong Wang, Da-Yun Feng, Lu Huang, Yu-Qian Li, Tao Li, Gang Zhu, Chen Li, Fang-Fang Lu, Tie-Jian Nie, Guo-Dong Gao, Li Gao
Oxidative stress and mitochondrial dysfunction play critical roles in ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury. DJ-1 is an endogenous antioxidant that attenuates oxidative stress and maintains mitochondrial function, likely acting as a protector of I/R injury. In the present study, we explored the protective effect of a possible DJ-1 agonist, sodium phenylbutyrate (SPB), against I/R injury by protecting mitochondrial dysfunction via the upregulation of DJ-1 protein. Pretreatment with SPB upregulated the DJ-1 protein level and rescued the I/R injury-induced DJ-1 decrease about 50% both in vivo and in vitro...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648821/caveolae-protect-notochord-cells-against-catastrophic-mechanical-failure-during-development
#15
Ye-Wheen Lim, Harriet P Lo, Charles Ferguson, Nick Martel, Jean Giacomotto, Guillermo A Gomez, Alpha S Yap, Thomas E Hall, Robert G Parton
The embryonic notochord is a flexible structure present during development that serves as scaffold for formation of the vertebrate spine. This rod-like organ is thought to have evolved in non-vertebrate chordates to facilitate locomotion by providing a rigid but flexible midline structure against which the axial muscles can contract. This hydrostatic "skeleton" is exposed to a variety of mechanical forces during oscillation of the body. There is evidence that caveolae, submicroscopic cup-shaped plasma membrane pits, can buffer tension in cells that undergo high levels of mechanical stress...
June 14, 2017: Current Biology: CB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648695/the-usefulness-of-advanced-lipid-and-oxidative-stress-testing-for-diagnosis-and-management-of-low-hdl-cholesterol-phenotype-a-case-report
#16
Vladimir Kuburovic, Jelena Vekic, Aleksandra Zeljkovic, Alain Carrie, Jelena Kotur-Stevuljevic, Dragana Bojanin, Jovan Kosutic, Vesna Spasojevic-Kalimanovska, Milica Miljkovic, Nina Kuburovic, Philippe Couvert
OBJECTIVE: Plasma high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) level is a strong inverse predictor of cardiovascular disease (CVD) development. Tangier disease, a consequence of mutations in the ATP binding cassette transporter 1 (ABCA1) gene, is associated with very low HDL-C levels. Still, the relationship between Tangier disease and CVD is not always evident. The study investigates usefulness of lipoprotein subfractions, oxidative stress and paraoxonase 1 (PON1) status assessment for evaluation and management of patient with low HDL-C phenotype...
June 22, 2017: Clinical Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648635/pro-oxidant-pro-inflammatory-alterations-in-the-offspring%C3%A2-s-heart-of-mild-diabetic-rats-are-regulated-by-maternal-treatments-with-a-mitochondrial-antioxidant
#17
Romina Higa, Sabrina L Roberti, Evangelina Capobianco, Daiana Fornes, Verónica White, Alicia Jawerbaum
Maternal diabetes programs metabolic and cardiovascular diseases in the offspring. Here, we demonstrated increased pro-oxidant/pro-inflammatory markers in the heart of 2-day-old offspring of diabetic rats, previous to the induction of metabolic alterations. At a pre-pubertal stage, sex-dependent changes were evidenced in the diabetic group, as only males showed increased glycemia as well as increased lipoperoxidation and concentrations of nitrated proteins, matrix metalloproteinase-9 and peroxisome proliferator activated receptor α (PPARα) in the heart...
June 22, 2017: Reproductive Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648357/acidic-stress-enhances-covr-s-dependent-gene-repression-through-activation-of-the-covr-s-promoter-in-emm1-type-group-a-streptococcus
#18
Chuan Chiang-Ni, Huei-Chuan Tseng, Chia-Hui Hung, Cheng-Hsun Chiu
Streptococcus pyogenes (group A Streptococcus) is a clinically important gram-positive bacterium that causes severe diseases with high mortality. Spontaneous mutations in genes encoding the CovR/CovS two-component regulatory system have been shown to derepress expression of virulence factors and are significantly associated with invasiveness of infections. Sensor kinase CovS senses environmental signals and then regulates the levels of phosphorylated CovR. In addition, CovS is responsible for survival of group A Streptococcus under acidic stress...
June 16, 2017: International Journal of Medical Microbiology: IJMM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648096/nad-h-and-nadp-h-redox-couples-and-cellular-energy-metabolism
#19
Wusheng Xiao, Rui-Sheng Wang, Diane E Handy, Joseph Loscalzo
SIGNIFICANCE: The NAD+/NADH and NADP+/NADPH redox couples are essential for maintaining cellular redox homeostasis and for modulating numerous biological events, including cellular metabolism. Deficiency or imbalance of these two redox couples has been associated with many pathological disorders. Recent Advances: Newly-identified biosynthetic enzymes and newly-developed genetically encoded biosensors enable us to understand better how cells maintain compartmentalized NAD(H) and NADP(H) pools...
June 24, 2017: Antioxidants & Redox Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647905/time-dependent-leaf-proteome-alterations-of-brachypodium-distachyon-in-response-to-drought-stress
#20
Ozge Tatli, Bahar Sogutmaz Ozdemir, Gizem Dinler Doganay
For the first time, a comprehensive proteome analysis was conducted on Brachypodium leaves under drought stress. Gradual changes in response to drought stress were monitored. Drought is one of the major stress factors that dramatically affect the agricultural productivity worldwide. Improving the yield under drought is an urgent challenge in agriculture. Brachypodium distachyon is a model species for monocot plants such as wheat, barley and several potential biofuel grasses. In the current study, a comprehensive proteome analysis was conducted on Brachypodium leaves under different levels of drought application...
June 24, 2017: Plant Molecular Biology
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