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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035538/effect-of-poria-cocos-hydroethanolic-extract-on-treating-adriamycin-induced-rat-model-of-nephrotic-syndrome
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Jun-Feng Zan, Chan-Juan Shen, Li-Ping Zhang, Yan-Wen Liu
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of Poria cocos (Schw.) Wolf hydroethanolic extract (PHE) against nephrotic syndrome (NS) in rats and to identify the potential active components from PHE. METHODS: The high content compounds were isolated and purified by using column chromatography followed by preparative high-performance liquid chromatography (p-HPLC). Forty male Wistar rats with adriamycin (ADR)-induced NS were randomly divided into 5 groups, 8 in each group: model control group, positive control group (with prednisone treatment), PHE low-dose group, PHE middle-dose group and PHE high-dose group...
December 29, 2016: Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28013190/mycobacterium-indicus-pranii-mw-mediated-protection-against-visceral-leishmaniasis-by-reciprocal-regulation-of-host-dual-specificity-phosphatases
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Shabina Parveen, Syamdas Bandhyopadhyay, Sonali Das, Suchandra Bhattacharyya Majumdar, Junaid Jibran Jawed, Bidisha Paul Chowdhury, Bhaskar Saha, Subrata Majumdar
Leishmania donovani resides within the host macrophages by dampening host defence mechanisms and thereby it modulates the host cell functions for its survival. Multiple host cell factors compete during the interplay between the host and the parasite. Roles for dual-specificity phosphatases (DUSPs) are implicated in various pathological conditions. However, the reciprocity of these DUSPs was unknown in L. donovani infection in a susceptible model. Here, we show that Mycobacterium indicus pranii (Mw), an immunomodulator, reciprocally regulates DUSP1 and DUSP6 through the TLR4 pathway...
December 2016: International Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28008783/lactobacillus-rhamnosus-ncdc17-ameliorates-type-2-diabetes-by-improving-gut-function-oxidative-stress-and-inflammation-in-high-fat-diet-fed-and-streptozotocintreated-rats
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S Singh, R K Sharma, S Malhotra, R Pothuraju, U K Shandilya
Restoration of dysbiosed gut microbiota through probiotic may have profound effect on type 2 diabetes. In the present study, rats were fed high fat diet (HFD) for 3 weeks and injected with low dose streptozotocin to induce type 2 diabetes. Diabetic rats were then fed Lactobacillus rhamnosus NCDC 17 and L. rhamnosus GG with HFD for six weeks. L. rhamnosus NCDC 17 improved oral glucose tolerance test, biochemical parameters (fasting blood glucose, plasma insulin, glycosylated haemoglobin, free fatty acids, triglycerides, total cholesterol, low-density lipoprotein cholesterol and high-density lipoprotein cholesterol), oxidative stress (thiobarbituric acid reactive substance and activities of catalase, superoxide dismutase and glutathione peroxidase in blood and liver), bifidobacteria and lactobacilli in cecum, expression of glucagon like peptide-1 producing genes in cecum, and adiponection in epididymal fat, while decreased propionate proportions (%) in caecum, and expression of tumour necrosis factor-α and interlukin-6 in epididymal fat of diabetic rats as compared to diabetes control group...
December 23, 2016: Beneficial Microbes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27983953/interlukin-22-connects-smoking-and-pancreatic-fibrosis-during-chronic-pancreatitis
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Sushil Kumar, Surinder K Batra
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 27, 2016: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27966296/interlukine-17-and-tgf-%C3%AE-levels-in-patients-with-acute-brucellosisbefore-and-after-treatment
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Masoomeh Sofian, Amitis Ramezani, Alia Mousavi, Mohammad Banifazl, Shima Cherei, Ali Cherei, Arezoo Aghakhani
BACKGROUND/AIM: T-helper cell type 1 (Th1)/Th2 cytokine balance is involved in the resistance or susceptibility to Brucella infection. The analysis of cytokine levels is valuable to determine the role of the immune system in Brucella prognosis. The aim of this study was to investigate the levels of serum interleukin-17 (IL-17) and transforming growth factor beta (TGF-β) and their alterations with treatment in patients with acute brucellosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: TGF-β was tested in 33 acute brucellosis patients and 19 controls and IL-17 was analyzed in 40 patients and 12 controls...
November 17, 2016: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904529/anti-aggregatory-effect-of-boswellic-acid-in-high-fat-fed-rats-involvement-of-redox-and-inflammatory-cascades
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Mona Kamal Tawfik
INTRODUCTION: A high-fat diet is one of the main dietary factors promoting platelet aggregation. The present study was conducted to elucidate the involvement of boswellic acid (BA) on the platelet hyperaggregability in HFD-fed rats. As platelet hyperaggregability in HFD rats is closely linked to inflammation and enhanced free radical production, the present study was extended to evaluate the anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidative effect of BA on HFD-promoted platelet aggregation. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Rats were assigned to normal, HFD-fed, aspirin-treated (30 mg/kg), and BA-treated (250 and 500 mg/kg) groups...
December 1, 2016: Archives of Medical Science: AMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901470/sinomenine-prevents-the-development-of-cardiomyopathy-in-diabetic-rats-by-inhibiting-inflammatory-responses-and-blocking-activation-of-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb
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Cheng Jiang, Yun-Long Tong, Dan Zhang, Li-Zhi Liu, Ju-Fei Wang
Diabetic cardiomyopathy is a severe complication of diabetes mellitus (DM). The goal of current work was to study the effects of sinomenine on streptozotocin-induced cardiomyopathy in rats. DM in rats was induced by intraperitoneal injection of streptozotocin. Cardiac function was evaluated by measuring left ventricle end-diastolic diameter, left ventricle end-systolic diameter and ejection fraction. Cardiac inflammation was evaluated by the degree of infiltration of T lymphocytes and the levels of pro-inflammatory cytokines...
January 2017: General Physiology and Biophysics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888115/application-of-carbon-nanotubes-as-the-carriers-of-the-cannabinoid-2-arachidonoylglycerol-towards-a-novel-treatment-strategy-in-colitis
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Parichehr Hassanzadeh, Elham Arbabi, Fatemeh Atyabi, Rassoul Dinarvand
AIMS: Treatment of colitis has remained a major clinical challenge. The cannabinoid, 2-arachidonoyglycerol (2-AG), has shown beneficial effects in colitis, however, poor solubility or rapid hydrolysis may limit its efficiency. According to the high biocompatibility of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) and their ability for controlled drug delivery, we aimed to prepare multi-walled CNTs-2-AG (MWCNTs-2-AG) complex in order to improve the pharmacological profile of 2-AG and evaluate the therapeutic potential of this nanocomplex in a rat model of colitis...
November 22, 2016: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27821848/depression-like-phenotype-by-deletion-of-%C3%AE-7-nicotinic-acetylcholine-receptor-role-of-bdnf-trkb-in-nucleus-accumbens
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Ji-Chun Zhang, Wei Yao, Qian Ren, Chun Yang, Chao Dong, Min Ma, Jin Wu, Kenji Hashimoto
The α7 subtype of nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (nAChR) plays a role in the inflammation which is implicated in depression. This study was undertaken to examine the role of α7 nAChR in depression using α7 nAChR knock-out (KO) mice. Serum levels of tumor necrosis factor-α and interlukin-1β in KO mice were higher than wild-type mice, suggesting an inflammatory process in KO mice. α7 nAChR KO mice showed depression-like phenotype. Furthermore, KO mice showed increased brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) and its receptor TrkB signaling, as well as increased synaptogenesis and spine density in the nucleus accumbens (NAc), although BDNF-TrkB signaling and synaptogenesis were not altered in the prefrontal cortex and hippocampus...
November 8, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27807687/troxerutin-preconditioning-and-ischemic-postconditioning-modulate-inflammatory-response-after-myocardial-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-in-rat-model
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Reza Badalzadeh, Behzad Baradaran, Alireza Alihemmati, Bahman Yousefi, Azam Abbaszadeh
Protective effects of ischemic postconditioning in myocardial ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury have been ever demonstrated, but the exact mechanisms remain unclear. Because of their multiplex activities, using natural pharmaceuticals seems to be clinically interesting. The aim of present study was to investigate the effects of troxerutin preconditioning and ischemic postconditioning on inflammatory responses after myocardial I/R injury in a rat model. Twenty-four Wistar rats were divided into four groups as the control, troxerutin receiving (TXR), postconditioning receiving (PostC), and combined therapy (TXR + PostC)...
November 2, 2016: Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27794389/activation-and-il-1%C3%AE-secretion-of-human-peripheral-phagocytes-infected-with-actinomadura-madurae-nocardia-asteroides-and-candida-albicans
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Alejandro Palma-Ramos, Gilberto Casillas-Pétriz, Laura Estela Castrillón-Rivera, Jorge Ismael Castañeda-Sánchez, Roberto Arenas-Guzmán, Maria Elisa Drago-Serrano, Teresita Sainz-Espuñes
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the ability of Actinomadura madurae (A. madurae) and Nocardia asteroides (N. asteroides), using Candida albicans (C. albicans) as prototypic control, to elicit the activation and IL-1β secretion of blood phagocytic cells from healthy donors. METHODS: Microscopic evaluation of phagocytosis/activation, cell viability and spectrophotometric quantitation of endocytosis/activation, were assessed by using formazan blue test in human blood phagocytes infected with C...
October 2016: Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27755959/protective-role-of-curcumin-on-renal-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-via-attenuating-the-inflammatory-mediators-and-caspase-3
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F-H Liu, W-J Ni, G-K Wang, J-J Zhang
Renal ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) damage may arise due to nephron sparing surgery in patient with a solitary kidney of restricted renal parenchymas. Apoptosis, inflammation and oxidative stress play a significant role in the expansion of renal dysfunction following renal I/R. The aim of the current investigation was to particularize the potential effect of curcumin against hypoxia induced renal injury. The albino Wistar rats divided into groups and each group contains six rats. They groups are normal control; disease control; curcumin (5 mg/kg per day) and another group orally treated with curcumin (10 mg/kg per day) for two weeks before induction of renal I/R...
September 30, 2016: Cellular and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27731803/effect-of-gabab-receptor-antagonists-cgp-35348-and-cgp-55845-on-serum-interleukin-6-and-18-concentrations-in-albino-mice-following-neonatal-hypoxia-ischemia-insult
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Quratulane Gillani, Muhammad Ali, Furhan Iqbal
Interleukin (IL) 6 and 18 plays an important role in inflammatory response following hypoxia ischemia encephalopathy (HIE). Present study was designed to demonstrate the effect of two GABAB receptor antagonists (CGP 35348 and 55845), respectively, on the serum IL6 and IL 18 concentrations in albino mice. Albino mice pups (of both genders) were subjected to Murine model of hypoxia-ischemia encephalopathy on postnatal day 10 (right common carotid artery was ligated followed by 8% hypoxia for 25 minutes). After neonatal brain damage and following weaning, mice were divided in three groups, in gender specific manner, and fed on normal rodent diet till they were 13 week old...
September 2016: Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27715351/yeast-%C3%AE-glucan-modulates-inflammation-and-waist-circumference-in-overweight-and-obese-subjects
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Krittiya Mosikanon, Dumrongkiet Arthan, Aikkarach Kettawan, Rungsunn Tungtrongchitr, Pattaneeya Prangthip
Increased inflammation occurs with excessive adiposity and yeast β-glucan modulates immune responses. This study investigated the potential effect of yeast β-glucan on inflammatory cytokines in overweight/obese people. A randomized, double blinded, placebo-controlled, clinical trial design enrolled 44 overweight/obese participants with body mass index ≥23 kg/m(2), randomized to two groups receiving β-glucan 477 mg/capsule (n = 22) or placebo (n = 22) orally for six weeks. At weeks one to two, participants received 1 β-glucan or placebo capsule/day and at four weeks two tablets/day...
March 4, 2017: Journal of Dietary Supplements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27693669/polymorphisms-of-interlukin-1%C3%AE-rs16944-confer-susceptibility-to-myelodysplastic-syndromes
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Congcong Yin, Na He, Peng Li, Chen Zhang, Jie Yu, Mingqiang Hua, Chunyan Ji, Daoxin Ma
Genetic factors have been shown to be associated with Myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) susceptibility. In recent years, the role of inflammation in the promotion of tumor growth is supported by a broad range of experimental and clinical evidence. But the relationship between polymorphisms in NOD-like receptor protein 3 (NLRP3) inflammasome and MDS is rarely reported. Thus, we conducted a case-control study, and genotyped five single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) (NLRP3, IL-1β, IL-18, CARD8, and NF-κB) in MDS patients and healthy controls...
November 15, 2016: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27683968/synergistic-effect-of-pegylation-and-pentoxifylline-addition-on-immunoprotection-of-pancreatic-islets
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Javad Hashemi, Sameereh Hashemi-Najafabadi, Ebrahim Vasheghani-Farahani
In this study, a method is proposed to reduce immunological response of immune system against Langerhans islets by PEGylation of islets combined with adjuvant therapy. For this purpose, the best composition for a mixture of succinimidyl valeric acid activated mPEG (mPEG-SVA) with different molecular weights (MWs) and for a mixture of succinimidyl carbonate activated mPEG (mPEG-SC) with different MWs was determined separately. Then, the effect of pentoxifylline (PTX) as an adjuvant drug on immunological response against PEGylated islets at best mPEG composition was studied...
October 13, 2016: Journal of Biomaterials Science. Polymer Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27671514/maternal-serum-and-cervicovaginal-il-6-in-patients-with-symptoms-of-preterm-labor
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Parisa Yavari Kia, Behzad Baradaran, Mahnaz Shahnazi, Mohammad Asghari Jafarabadi, Vahid Khaze, Shakiba Pourasad Shahrak
BACKGROUND: Preterm birth is a common problem in obstetrics. OBJECTIVE: To measure maternal serum interlukin-6 in mothers with preterm uterine contractions and compare it with cervicovaginal interlukin-6 in the same women. METHODS: In this cross-sectional study, we measured interlukin-6 in the sera and cervicovaginal fluids of 86 women with preterm uterine contractions. All participants had an intact membrane. Interlukin-6 was measured by using ELISA method...
September 2016: Iranian Journal of Immunology: IJI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27650753/h2s-dependent-and-independent-anti-inflammatory-activity-of-zofenoprilat-in-cells-of-the-vascular-wall
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Martina Monti, Erika Terzuoli, Marina Ziche, Lucia Morbidelli
Cardiovascular diseases as atherosclerosis are associated to an inflammatory state of the vessel wall which is accompanied by endothelial dysfunction, and adherence and activation of circulating inflammatory cells. Hydrogen sulfide, a novel cardiovascular protective gaseous mediator, has been reported to exert anti-inflammatory activity. We have recently demonstrated that the SH containing ACE inhibitor zofenoprilat, the active metabolite of zofenopril, controls the angiogenic features of vascular endothelium through H2S enzymatic production by cystathionine gamma lyase (CSE)...
September 17, 2016: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27633715/an-analysis-of-early-stage-il-2-capture-times-in-populations-of-t-cells-diffusively-interacting-in-a-confined-environment
#19
M Labowsky
This numerical analysis examines early-stage Interlukin-2 (IL-2) capture in large populations of secreting T helper (Th) and absorbing T regulatory (Treg) cells in an attempt to provide rational guidelines for when diffusive interactions can affect the Th autocrine cycle, as reflected in capture times. Autocrine and paracrine capture is calculated over a wide range of conditions: the mix of cells in a population; cell size and spacing; antigen activated IL-2 secretion and Th receptor expression rates; receptor dissociation constant; and number of resting Treg receptors...
September 12, 2016: Journal of Theoretical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27613946/supervised-vigorous-intensity-exercise-intervention-for-depressed-female-smokers-a-pilot-study
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Christi A Patten, Carrie A Bronars, Kristin S Vickers Douglas, Michael H Ussher, James A Levine, Susannah J Tye, Christine A Hughes, Tabetha A Brockman, Paul A Decker, Ramona S DeJesus, Mark D Williams, Thomas P Olson, Matthew M Clark, Angela M Dieterich
INTRODUCTION: Few studies have evaluated exercise interventions for smokers with depression or other psychiatric comorbidities. This pilot study evaluated the potential role of supervised vigorous exercise as a smoking cessation intervention for depressed females. METHODS: Thirty adult women with moderate-severe depressive symptoms were enrolled and randomly assigned to 12 weeks of thrice weekly, in person sessions of vigorous intensity supervised exercise at a YMCA setting (EX; n = 15) or health education (HE; n = 15)...
January 2017: Nicotine & Tobacco Research: Official Journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco
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