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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29655683/bronchodilator-effects-of-lignosus-rhinocerotis-extract-on-rat-isolated-airways-is-linked-to-the-blockage-of-calcium-entry
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Mei-Kee Lee, Kuan-Hon Lim, Paul Millns, Suresh Kumar Mohankumar, Szu-Ting Ng, Chon-Seng Tan, Sue-Mian Then, Yvonne Mbaki, Kang-Nee Ting
BACKGROUND: Lignosus rhinocerotis (Cooke) Ryvarden is a popular medicinal mushroom used for centuries in Southeast Asia to treat asthma and chronic cough. The present study aimed to investigate the effect of this mushroom on airways patency. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The composition of L. rhinocerotis TM02 cultivar was analyzed. Organ bath experiment was employed to study the bronchodilator effect of Lignosus rhinocerotis cold water extract (CWE) on rat isolated airways...
March 15, 2018: Phytomedicine: International Journal of Phytotherapy and Phytopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29601948/microarray-analysis-of-obese-women-with-polycystic-ovary-syndrome-for-key-gene-screening-key-pathway-identification-and-drug-prediction
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Lina Wei, Chunlei Xin, Wenjuan Wang, Cuifang Hao
PURPOSE: This study aimed to screen key genes and pathways involved in obese polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), and predict drugs for treatment of obese PCOS via bioinformatics approaches. METHODS: Microarray dataset GSE10946 were downloaded from the Gene Expression Omnibus database, including 7 cumulus cell samples from obese PCOS patients and 6 lean control samples. Differentially expressed genes (DEGs) between obese PCOS and controls were obtained using Bayesian test after data preprocessing, followed by functional enrichment analyses for DEGs...
March 27, 2018: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29587766/adrb3-polymorphism-rs4994-trp64arg-associates-significantly-with-bodyweight-elevation-and-dyslipidaemias-in-saudis-but-not-rs1801253-arg389gly-polymorphism-in-ardb1
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Maha Daghestani, Mazin Daghestani, Mamoon Daghistani, Abdelmoneim Eldali, Zeinab K Hassan, Maha H Elamin, Arjumand Warsy
BACKGROUND: In some populations, obesity and body weight related disorders show a correlation with polymorphisms in three subtypes of beta-adrenoceptor (β1, β2, and β3) [ADRB1, ADRB2 and ADRB3] genes. We scanned for the polymorphism of Arg389Gly (rs1801253) in ADRB1 and Trp64Arg (rs4994) in ADRB3 genes in Saudi population to determine association, if any, of these polymorphisms with obesity and related disorders. METHODS: We studied 329 non-related adults (33...
March 27, 2018: Lipids in Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29464872/time-dependent-effect-of-phytocannabinoid-treatments-in-fat-cells
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S Ramlugon, R-A Levendal, C L Frost
The objectives of this paper is to investigate, demonstrate, and compare the mechanism of action of phytocannabinoids as antidiabetic and anti-obesity agents in preadipocytes and adipocytes, relative to rosiglitazone and metformin. Briefly, cannabis extract, Δ9 -tetrahydrocannabinol and cannabidiol (in very low dosages) were shown to promote glucose uptake higher or to equivalent levels, reduce fat accumulation, and reverse the insulin-resistant state of 3T3-L1 cells more effectively, relative to rosiglitazone and metformin...
February 21, 2018: Phytotherapy Research: PTR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29462491/the-beta-adrenergic-agonist-salbutamol-modulates-neuromuscular-junction-formation-in-zebrafish-models-of-human-myasthenic-syndromes
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Grace McMacken, Dan Cox, Andreas Roos, Juliane Müller, Roger Whittaker, Hanns Lochmüller
Inherited defects of the neuromuscular junction (NMJ) comprise an increasingly diverse range of disorders, termed congenital myasthenic syndromes (CMS). Therapies acting on the sympathetic nervous system, including the selective β2 adrenergic agonist salbutamol and the α and β adrenergic agonist ephedrine, have become standard treatment for several types of CMS. However, the mechanism of the therapeutic effect of sympathomimetics in these disorders is not understood. Here, we examined the effect of salbutamol on NMJ development using zebrafish with deficiency of the key postsynaptic proteins Dok-7 and MuSK...
February 16, 2018: Human Molecular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29407091/estradiol-protection-against-toxic-effects-of-catecholamine-on-electrical-properties-in-human-induced-pluripotent-stem-cell-derived-cardiomyocytes
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Ibrahim El-Battrawy, Zhihan Zhao, Huan Lan, Jan-Dierk Schünemann, Katherine Sattler, Fanis Buljubasic, Bence Patocskai, Xin Li, Gökhan Yücel, Siegfried Lang, Daniel Nowak, Lukas Cyganek, Karen Bieback, Jochen Utikal, Wolfram-Hubertus Zimmermann, Ursula Ravens, Thomas Wieland, Martin Borggrefe, Xiao-Bo Zhou, Ibrahim Akin
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Previous studies revealed that Takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TTC), a transient disorder of ventricular dysfunction affecting predominantly postmenopausal women, is associated with acquired long QT syndrome and arrhythmias, but the exact pathophysiologic mechanism is unknown. Our aim is to investigate the electrophysiological mechanism for QT-prolongation in TTC-patients by using human induced pluripotent stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes (hiPSC-CMs). METHODS: hiPSC-CMs, which were generated from human skin fibroblasts of three healthy donors, were treated by estradiol (10μM for one week) and a toxic concentration of isoprenaline (Iso, 1mM for 2h)...
March 1, 2018: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29282345/-drug-induced-akathisia
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Toshiya Inada
Akathisia consists of subjective inner restlessness, such as awareness of the inability to remain seated, restless legs, fidgetiness, and the desire to move constantly, and of objective increased motor phenomena, such as body rocking, shifting from foot to foot, stamping in place, crossing and uncrossing legs, pacing around. Although the broad definition of akathisia includes the inner and motor restlessness observed in patients with idiopathic Parkinson's disease, post-encephalitic parkinsonism, and restless legs syndrome, here we exclusively focus on the narrow definition of antipsychotic-induced akathisia...
December 2017: Brain and Nerve, Shinkei Kenkyū No Shinpo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29206314/inhibition-of-spinal-p38-mapk-prevents-articular-neutrophil-infiltration-in-experimental-arthritis-via-sympathetic-activation
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Alexandre Kanashiro, Marcelo Franchin, Gabriel Shimizu Bassi, Dênis Augusto Reis Santana, Thiago Mattar Cunha, Fernando Queiróz Cunha, Luis Ulloa, Gerson Jonathan Rodrigues
The central nervous system controls the innate immunity by modulating efferent neuronal networks. Recently, we have reported that central brain stimulation inhibits inflammatory responses. In the present study, we investigate whether spinal p38 mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) affects joint inflammation in experimental arthritis. Firstly, we observed that intra-articular administration of zymosan in mice induces the phosphorylation of the spinal cord p38 MAPK. In addition, we demonstrated that spinal p38 MAPK inhibition with intrathecal injection of SB203580, a conventional and well-characterized inhibitor, prevents knee joint neutrophil recruitment, edema formation, experimental score and cytokine production...
December 5, 2017: Fundamental & Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29183838/abediterol-las100977-an-inhaled-long-acting-%C3%AE-2-adrenoceptor-agonist-has-a-fast-association-rate-and-long-residence-time-at-receptor
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Israel Ramos, Mònica Aparici, Maria Letosa, Carlos Puig, Amadeu Gavaldà, Josep Maria Huerta, Sonia Espinosa, Dolors Vilella, Montserrat Miralpeix
This study describes the association rate and residence time of abediterol, a novel long-acting β2 -adrenoceptor agonist (LABA) in Phase II development for treatment of asthma and COPD, in comparison with indacaterol, olodaterol, vilanterol and salmeterol, for both human β1 - and β2 -adrenoceptors. Abediterol association and dissociation rates were monitored directly by using its tritiated form. Moreover, association was determined indirectly using experimental Ki and koff obtained from assays performed with unlabelled compound...
January 15, 2018: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155297/divergent-profile-between-hypothalamic-and-plasmatic-aminopeptidase-activities-in-wky-and-shr-influence-of-beta-adrenergic-blockade
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REVIEW
Isabel Prieto, Ana B Segarra, Marc de Gasparo, Magdalena Martínez-Cañamero, Manuel Ramírez-Sánchez
AIMS: Wistar-Kyoto (WKY) and spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHR) differ in their renin-angiotensin system function and sympathetic tone. The metabolism of angiotensins and vasopressin depends on the action of certain aminopeptidases whose activity may be influenced by the autonomic nervous system. Their regulation may differ between WKY and SHR in hypothalamus and plasma according to the sympathetic tone. We analyzed aminopeptidases responsible for the hydrolysis of certain angiotensins, vasopressin, cholecystokinin or enkephalins in hypothalamus and plasma of WKY and SHR in untreated controls rats and under beta-adrenoceptor blockade...
January 1, 2018: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132172/can-screening-and-confirmatory-testing-in-the-management-of-patients-with-primary-aldosteronism-be-improved
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Michael Stowasser, Ashraf Ahmed, Zeng Guo, Martin Wolley, Jacobus Ungerer, Brett McWhinney, Marko Poglitsch, Richard Gordon
Widespread application of the plasma aldosterone/renin ratio (ARR) as a screening test has led to the recognition that primary aldosteronism (PA) is the most common specifically treatable and potentially curable form of hypertension, accounting for 5-10% of patients. Maximal detection requires accurate diagnostic approaches and awareness and control of factors that confound results, including most antihypertensives, posture, time of day, dietary salt, and plasma potassium. Recent studies have revealed potential for false positives in patients on beta-adrenoceptor blockers, and, when direct renin concentration (but not plasma renin activity) is used to measure renin, in women during the luteal phase of the menstrual cycle or receiving estrogen-containing contraceptives or hormonal replacement therapy...
December 2017: Hormone and Metabolic Research, Hormon- und Stoffwechselforschung, Hormones et Métabolisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28953050/repeated-administration-of-amitriptyline-in-neuropathic-pain-modulation-of-the-noradrenergic-descending-inhibitory-system
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Tadanao Hiroki, Takashi Suto, Shigeru Saito, Hideaki Obata
BACKGROUND: The tricyclic antidepressant amitriptyline, the serotonin and noradrenaline reuptake inhibitor duloxetine, and gabapentinoids are first-line drugs for treatment of neuropathic pain. The analgesic effect of these drugs relates to brainstem-spinal descending noradrenergic systems. However, amitriptyline utilizes a variety of mechanisms for analgesia in neuropathic pain, and it is unclear which mechanism is most important. In the present study, we investigated the role of descending noradrenergic systems in the analgesic effect of these drugs for treatment of neuropathic pain...
August 4, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906080/persistence-and-adherence-with-mirabegron-vs-antimuscarinics-in-overactive-bladder-retrospective-analysis-of-a-uk-general-practice-prescription-database
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Adrian S Wagg, Steve Foley, John Peters, Jameel Nazir, Leanne Kool-Houweling, Ludmila Scrine
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: Persistence with antimuscarinic (AM) drugs prescribed for overactive bladder (OAB) is poor. This study aimed to compare persistence and adherence with the beta-3-adrenoceptor agonist mirabegron (MIR) vs AMs over 12 months. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This retrospective cohort analysis included patients aged ≥18 years who were prescribed MIR, or any AM. A 12-month look-back was used to assess inclusion eligibility. The primary end-point was persistence, defined as time to first discontinuation of index drug, during 1 year follow-up...
October 2017: International Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28868931/emerging-inhaled-long-acting-beta-2-adrenoceptor-agonists-for-the-treatment-of-copd
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REVIEW
Thomas J Monaco, Nicola A Hanania
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), characterized by persistent and partially reversible airflow obstruction, is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Long-acting inhaled bronchodilators form the backbone for the maintenance therapy for this disease. The ultra-long-acting β2-agonists (ultra-LABAs) represent novel pharmacologic agents with interesting potential benefits as stand-alone therapy or in combination with other therapies for the treatment of COPD. Areas covered: In this review, we will focus newly developed ultra-LABAs, describing currently available evidence of their clinical effect and safety, their comparison relative to older long-acting β2-agonists, and their potential niche in the maintenance treatment of COPD...
September 2017: Expert Opinion on Emerging Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28865782/signal-transduction-and-chronopharmacology-of-regulation-of-circadian-cardiovascular-rhythms-in-animal-models-of-human-hypertension
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REVIEW
Björn Lemmer
Inbred strains of rats can be used as models of human hypertension to evaluate mechanisms of regulation of the circadian rhythms underlying hypertension. Blood pressure and heart rate rhythms in rodents are endogenous (circadian). Studies have been performed in rats on the turnover of norepinephrine, on processes of signal transduction in the beta-adrenoceptor-adenylate cyclase-cyclic AMP-phosphodiesterase system and in the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system, and on circadian rhythms in blood pressure and heart rate using radiotelemetry...
October 2017: Heart Failure Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622599/adrenergic-regulation-of-cytoplasmic-structures-related-to-secretory-processes-in-pig-pinealocytes-an-ultrastructural-quantitative-study
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Barbara Przybylska-Gornowicz, Bogdan Lewczuk, Natalia Ziółkowska, Magdalena Prusik
Two structures, considered as secretory in nature, are present in the pinealocytes in of the domestic pig show the presence of two structures, which are considered as secretory in nature - the dense core vesicles (DCV) and the membrane bounded (dense) bodies (MBB). The latter are extremely numerous in pig pinealocytes (they occupy 6-20% of the cytoplasm), and the number of MBB changes under different physiological and experimental conditions. Norepinephrine is the main neurotransmitter that regulates the secretion of pineal melatonin...
October 2017: Micron: the International Research and Review Journal for Microscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597249/differential-regulation-of-protein-phosphatase-1-pp1-isoforms-in-human-heart-failure-and-atrial-fibrillation
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Stefanie Meyer-Roxlau, Simon Lämmle, Annett Opitz, Stephan Künzel, Julius P Joos, Stefan Neef, Karolina Sekeres, Samuel Sossalla, Friedrich Schöndube, Konstantin Alexiou, Lars S Maier, Dobromir Dobrev, Kaomei Guan, Silvio Weber, Ali El-Armouche
Protein phosphatase 1 (PP1) is a key regulator of important cardiac signaling pathways. Dysregulation of PP1 has been heavily implicated in cardiac dysfunctions. Accordingly, pharmacological targeting of PP1 activity is considered for therapeutic intervention in human cardiomyopathies. Recent evidence from animal models implicated previously unrecognized, isoform-specific activities of PP1 in the healthy and diseased heart. Therefore, this study examined the expression of the distinct PP1 isoforms PP1α, β, and γ in human heart failure (HF) and atrial fibrillation (AF) and addressed the consequences of β-adrenoceptor blocker (beta-blocker) therapy for HF patients with reduced ejection fraction on PP1 isoform expression...
July 2017: Basic Research in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539361/synthesis-of-the-ca-2-mobilizing-messengers-naadp-and-cadpr-by-intracellular-cd38-enzyme-in-the-mouse-heart-role-in-%C3%AE-adrenoceptor-signaling
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Wee K Lin, Emma L Bolton, Wilian A Cortopassi, Yanwen Wang, Fiona O'Brien, Matylda Maciejewska, Matthew P Jacobson, Clive Garnham, Margarida Ruas, John Parrington, Ming Lei, Rebecca Sitsapesan, Antony Galione, Derek A Terrar
Nicotinic acid adenine dinucleotide phosphate (NAADP) and cyclic ADP-ribose (cADPR) are Ca2+ -mobilizing messengers important for modulating cardiac excitation-contraction coupling and pathophysiology. CD38, which belongs to the ADP-ribosyl cyclase family, catalyzes synthesis of both NAADP and cADPR in vitro However, it remains unclear whether this is the main enzyme for their production under physiological conditions. Here we show that membrane fractions from WT but not CD38 -/- mouse hearts supported NAADP and cADPR synthesis...
August 11, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522796/effects-of-%C3%AE-adrenoceptor-and-catechol-o-methyl-transferase-comt-polymorphism-on-postoperative-outcome-in-cardiac-surgery-patients
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Stefan Dhein, Pascal M Dohmen, Matthias Sauer, Julia Tews, Johannes Weickmann, Anne-Kathrin Funkat, Martin Misfeld, Michael A Borger, Friedrich W Mohr
BACKGROUND There is a long-standing debate about the role of beta-adrenoceptor polymorphisms in the cardiovascular system. We wanted to elucidate whether β1-adrenoceptor-polymorphisms affects the postoperative catecholamine consumption and the length of intermediate care unit stay in patients undergoing cardiac surgery, and whether this might be enhanced or attenuated by catechol-O-methyl-transferase (COMT) polymorphism. MATERIAL AND METHODS We included 116 patients (63±1.2 years; 34% females; 81±1 kg) undergoing cardiac surgery...
May 19, 2017: Medical Science Monitor Basic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486910/clinical-significance-of-the-sympathetic-nervous-system-in-the-development-and-progression-of-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension
#20
Ru-Xia Liu, Qian Luo, Hui Qiao, Juan Yu, Qian-Long Zhang, Peng Wang, Yong-Gang Cao, Chang-Lin Jiang, Li-Hui Qu
Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is defined as a complex disease of clinically characterized by elevated pulmonary pressure eventually resulting in right heart failure and premature death. To date, PAH still remains a life-threatening disease. Published evidence suggests that patients with PAH present profound sympathetic nervous system abnormalities and sympathetic activity has been shown to be increased. The mechanism of PAH is still complex and poorly understood. <p> Results: Some data have showed that adrenoceptors are involved in the process of the pathology and have different functions in the progression of PAH followed by heart failure...
January 12, 2017: Current Neurovascular Research
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