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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226311/effects-of-root-extracts-of-eurycoma-longifolia-jack-on-corpus-cavernosum-of-rat
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Bae Huey Tee, See Ziau Hoe, Swee Hung Cheah, Sau Kuen Lam
OBJECTIVE: This study was conducted to investigate the mechanisms of action of Eurycoma longifolia in rat corpus cavernosum. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Tincture of the roots was concentrated to dryness by evaporating the ethanol in vacuo. This ethanolic extract was partitioned into five fractions sequentially with hexane, dichloromethane, ethyl acetate, butanol and water. The corpus cavernosum relaxant activity of each fraction was investigated. Dichloromethanic (DCM) fraction which showed the highest potency in relaxing phenylephrine-precontracted corpora cavernosa was purified by column chromatography...
February 22, 2017: Medical Principles and Practice: International Journal of the Kuwait University, Health Science Centre
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225674/inhibiting-plasma-kallikrein-for-hereditary-angioedema-prophylaxis
#2
Aleena Banerji, Paula Busse, Mustafa Shennak, William Lumry, Mark Davis-Lorton, Henry J Wedner, Joshua Jacobs, James Baker, Jonathan A Bernstein, Richard Lockey, H Henry Li, Timothy Craig, Marco Cicardi, Marc Riedl, Ahmad Al-Ghazawi, Carolyn Soo, Ryan Iarrobino, Daniel J Sexton, Christopher TenHoor, Jon A Kenniston, Ryan Faucette, J Gordon Still, Harvey Kushner, Robert Mensah, Chris Stevens, Joseph C Biedenkapp, Yung Chyung, Burt Adelman
Background Hereditary angioedema with C1 inhibitor deficiency is characterized by recurrent, unpredictable swelling episodes caused by uncontrolled plasma kallikrein generation and excessive bradykinin release resulting from cleavage of high-molecular-weight kininogen. Lanadelumab (DX-2930) is a new kallikrein inhibitor with the potential for prophylactic treatment of hereditary angioedema with C1 inhibitor deficiency. Methods We conducted a phase 1b, multicenter, double-blind, placebo-controlled, multiple-ascending-dose trial...
23, 2017: New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223053/diabetes-upregulation-of-cyclooxygenase-2%C3%A2-contributes-to-altered-coronary-reactivity-after-cardiac-surgery
#3
Jun Feng, Kelsey Anderson, Arun K Singh, Afshin Ehsan, Hunter Mitchell, Yuhong Liu, Frank W Sellke
BACKGROUND: We hypothesized that upregulation of inducible cyclooxygenase 2 (COX-2) contributes to altered coronary arteriolar reactivity early after cardioplegic arrest and cardiopulmonary bypass (CP/CPB) in patients with diabetes mellitus who are undergoing cardiac surgery. METHODS: The right atrial tissue samples of nondiabetes (ND), controlled diabetes (CDM), and uncontrolled diabetes (UDM) patients undergoing cardiac surgery were harvested before and after CP/CPB...
February 18, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222330/hereditary-c1-inhibitor-deficiency-is-associated-with-high-spontaneous-amidase-activity
#4
Delphine Charignon, Arije Ghannam, Denise Ponard, Christian Drouet
BACKGROUND: Angioedema diagnosis classically targets the complement system (via C1 inhibitor (C1Inh) function and antigenic C4 level) and contact phase activation (via amidase activity). Bradykinin is responsible for angioedema attacks and is produced from contact phase activation secondary to failed C1Inh control. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to compare the diagnostic performances of spontaneous amidase activity and antigenic C4 level in C1Inh hereditary angioedema (C1Inh-HAE) patients...
February 18, 2017: Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220244/resetting-of-renal-tissular-renin-angiotensin-and-bradykinin-kallikrein-systems-after-unilateral-kidney-denervation-in-rats
#5
Jürgen M Bohlender, Jürg Nussberger, Frédéric Birkhäuser, Eric Grouzmann, George N Thalmann, Hans Imboden
The renal tissular renin-angiotensin and bradykinin-kallikrein systems control kidney function together with the renal sympathetic innervation but their interaction is still unclear. To further elucidate this relationship, we investigated these systems in rats 6 days after left kidney denervation (DNX, n = 8) compared to sham-operated controls (CTR, n = 8). Plasma renin concentration was unchanged in DNX vs. CTR (p = NS). Kidney bradykinin (BK) and angiotensin (Ang) I and II concentrations decreased bilaterally in DNX vs...
February 20, 2017: Histochemistry and Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219400/alleviation-of-secondary-brain-injury-posttraumatic-inflammation-and-brain-edema-formation-by-inhibition-of-factor-xiia
#6
Sarah Hopp, Marc W Nolte, Christian Stetter, Christoph Kleinschnitz, Anna-Leena Sirén, Christiane Albert-Weissenberger
BACKGROUND: Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a devastating neurological condition and a frequent cause of permanent disability. Posttraumatic inflammation and brain edema formation, two pathological key events contributing to secondary brain injury, are mediated by the contact-kinin system. Activation of this pathway in the plasma is triggered by activated factor XII. Hence, we set out to study in detail the influence of activated factor XII on the abovementioned pathophysiological features of TBI...
February 20, 2017: Journal of Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215026/separation-of-peptides-on-superficially-porous-particle-based-macrocyclic-glycopeptide-liquid-chromatography-stationary-phases-consideration-of-fast-separations
#7
Rasangi M Wimalasinghe, Zachary S Breitbach, Jauh T Lee, Daniel W Armstrong
Macrocyclic glycopeptide based liquid chromatography stationary phases are known for their highly selective peptide separations. Fast and ultrafast (t R < 1 min) high-efficiency separations were achieved with superficially porous particle (SPP)-based stationary phases. Separations of pharmaceutically important classes of peptides such as enkephalins and bradykinins have been achieved in less than 5 min in isocratic elution modes. Selectivity for peptides structurally similar to one another was increased with use of teicoplanin-based stationary phases compared with commercial C18 stationary phases...
February 18, 2017: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28201967/dipeptidyl-peptidase-4-inhibitor-induced-angioedema-an-overlooked-and-potentially-lethal-adverse-drug-reaction
#8
Susanne Irene Scott, Michelle Fog Andersen, Lise Aagaard, Christian Von Buchwald, Eva Rye Rasmussen
Introduction Angioedema is a potentially fatal adverse drug reaction of some medications, as swellings of the upper airways can cause death by asphyxiation. Angiotensin converting enzyme-inhibitors are widely known to cause angioedema but less is known about the association between dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitors (gliptins) and angioedema. Dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitors are anti-diabetic drugs used to improve glycaemic control. They, as a class effect, inadvertently affect the degradation of the vasoactive kinins bradykinin and substance P, both of which can cause angioedema due to vasodilatation and increase in vascular permeability in the capillaries...
February 14, 2017: Current Diabetes Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196712/ipomoea-pes-caprae-l-r-br-convolvulaceae-as-a-topical-herbal-medicine-to-relieve-pain-and-inflammation-promising-tool-against-effects-due-to-toxin-skin-contact
#9
Cristiane da Silva Barth, Hugo Guilherme Tolentino de Souza, Lilian W Rocha, Gislaine Francieli da Silva, Mariana Ferreira Dos Anjos, Veronica D'Avila Pastor, Tania Mari Belle Bresolin, Angelica Garcia Couto, José Roberto Santin, Nara Lins Meira Quintão
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Ipomoea pes-caprae is known as bayhops, beach morning glory or goat's foot, and in Brazil as salsa-de-praia. Its leaves are used in worldwide folk medicine for the relief of jellyfish-stings symptoms. The literature only reports the anti-inflammatory and neutralizing effects of a nonpolar plant derived, without validating the popular use or exploring the mechanism of action. AIM OF THE STUDY: This study aimed to evaluate and validate the topical effects of a semisolid containing hydroethanolic extract obtained from the aerial parts of I...
February 11, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192151/angiotensin-1-7-dependent-vasorelaxation-of-the-renal-artery-exhibits-unique-angiotensin-and-bradykinin-receptor-selectivity
#10
Mariam H M Yousif, Ibrahim F Benter, Debra I Diz, Mark C Chappell
Angiotensin-(1-7) [Ang-(1-7)] exhibits blood pressure lowering actions, inhibits cell growth, and reduces tissue inflammation and fibrosis which may functionally antagonize an activated Ang II-AT1 receptor axis. Since the vascular actions of Ang-(1-7) and the associated receptor/signaling pathways varies in different vascular beds, the current study established the vasorelaxant properties of the heptapeptide in the renal artery of male Wistar male rats. Ang-(1-7) produced an endothelium-dependent vasodilator relaxation of isolated renal artery segments pre-contracted by a sub-maximal concentration of phenylephrine (PE) (10(-7)M)...
February 9, 2017: Peptides
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167076/brain-network-alterations-in-the-inflammatory-soup-animal-model-of-migraine
#11
Lino Becerra, James Bishop, Gabi Barmettler, Vanessa Kainz, Rami Burstein, David Borsook
Advances in our understanding of the human pain experience have shifted much of the focus of pain research from the periphery to the brain. Current hypotheses suggest that the progression of migraine depends on abnormal functioning of neurons in multiple brain regions. Accordingly, we sought to capture functional brain changes induced by the application of an inflammatory cocktail known as inflammatory soup (IS), to the dura mater across multiple brain networks. Specifically, we aimed to determine whether IS alters additional neural networks indirectly related to the primary nociceptive pathways via the spinal cord to the thalamus and cortex...
February 3, 2017: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163105/nerve-growth-factor-derivative-ngf61-100-promotes-outgrowth-of-primary-sensory-neurons-with-reduced-signs-of-nociceptive-sensitization
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C Severini, P Petrocchi Passeri, M T Ciotti, F Florenzano, C Petrella, F Malerba, B Bruni, M D'Onofrio, I Arisi, R Brandi, R Possenti, P Calissano, A Cattaneo
Nerve Growth Factor (NGF) is being considered as a therapeutic candidate for Alzheimer's disease. However, the development of an NGF-based therapy is limited by its potent pain activity. We have developed a "painless" derivative form of human NGF (NGF61/100), characterized by identical neurotrophic properties but a reduced nociceptive sensitization activity in vivo. Here we characterized the response of rat dorsal root ganglia neurons (DRG) to the NGF derivative NGF61/100, in comparison to that of control NGF (NGF61), analyzing the expression of noxious pro-nociceptive mediators...
February 2, 2017: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28158879/hereditary-angioedema-implications-of-management
#13
Mohini Pathria, Guha Krishnaswamy, Juan C Guarderas
Hereditary angioedema (HAE) is a genetic condition that is characterized by frequent episodes of localized angioedema. It is a rare disorder that a primary care provider, otolaryngologist, dermatologist, or rheumatologist may encounter only occasionally. This disease is being reviewed because of the significant advances in further understanding the genetics, biology, and therapeutic management surrounding the condition. Histamine-mediated angioedema responds to steroids, antihistamines, and epinephrine, whereas bradykinin-mediated angioedema is resistant to those interventions and requires specialized therapy...
February 2017: Southern Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151501/-angioedema-and-the-role-of-bradykinins-new-treatments-and-implications-in-patients-with-heart-failure
#14
Marta Mansi, Maddalena Alessandra Wu, Andrea Zanichelli, Marco Cicardi
The definition of angioedema is an edema of subcutaneous and submucosal tissues due to increased vascular permeability and fluid extravasation. It can affect different areas, including extremities, genitals, upper airways and intestinal mucosa. The symptoms are disabling and this condition can be fatal if it involves the larynx. We can distinguish different forms of angioedema (hereditary and acquired) with different pathogenetic mechanisms, therefore responding to different treatments. Bradykinin-mediated angioedema (such as hereditary angioedema due to C1-inhibitor deficiency) does not respond to the standard therapy used for histamine-mediated angioedema...
December 2016: Giornale Italiano di Cardiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28137735/contact-system-activation-and-high-thrombin-generation-in-hyperthyroidism
#15
Namhee Kim, Ja-Yoon Gu, Hyun Ju Yoo, Se Eun Han, Young Il Kim, Il Seong Nam-Goong, Eun Sook Kim, Hyun Kyung Kim
Background Hyperthyroidism is associated with increased thrombotic risk. Since contact system activation through formation of neutrophil extracellular traps (NET) has emerged as an important trigger of thrombosis, we hypothesized that the contact system is activated along with active NET formation in hyperthyroidism and that their markers correlate with disease severity. Materials and Methods In 61 patients with hyperthyroidism and 40 normal controls, the levels of coagulation factors (fibrinogen, and factor VII, VIII, IX, XI, and XII), D-dimer, thrombin generation assay (TGA) markers, NET formation markers (histone-DNA complex, double-stranded DNA, neutrophil elastase), and contact system markers (activated factor XII [XIIa], high-molecular-weight kininogen [HMWK], prekallikrein, and bradykinin) were measured...
January 30, 2017: European Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28134997/mass-transport-circulatory-system-with-emphasis-on-nonendothermic-species
#16
Dane A Crossley, Warren W Burggren, Carl L Reiber, Jordi Altimiras, Kenneth J Rodnick
Mass transport can be generally defined as movement of material matter. The circulatory system then is a biological example given its role in the movement in transporting gases, nutrients, wastes, and chemical signals. Comparative physiology has a long history of providing new insights and advancing our understanding of circulatory mass transport across a wide array of circulatory systems. Here we focus on circulatory function of nonmodel species. Invertebrates possess diverse convection systems; that at the most complex generate pressures and perform at a level comparable to vertebrates...
December 6, 2016: Comprehensive Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133580/species-specific-pharmacology-of-maximakinin-an-amphibian-homologue-of-bradykinin-putative-prodrug-activity-at-the-human-b2-receptor-and-peptidase-resistance-in-rats
#17
Xavier Charest-Morin, Hélène Bachelard, Melissa Jean, Francois Marceau
Maximakinin (MK), an amphibian peptide possessing the C-terminal sequence of bradykinin (BK), is a BK B2 receptor (B2R) agonist eliciting prolonged signaling. We reinvestigated this 19-mer for species-specific pharmacologic profile, in vivo confirmation of resistance to inactivation by angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE), value as a module for the design of fusion proteins that bind to the B2R in mammalian species and potential activity as a histamine releaser. Competition of the binding of [(3)H]BK to recombinant human myc-B2Rs in cells that express these receptors revealed that MK possessed a tenuous fraction (<0...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133468/changing-the-treatment-of-heart-failure-with-reduced-ejection-fraction-clinical-use-of-sacubitril-valsartan-combination
#18
REVIEW
Edgardo Kaplinsky
Despite significant therapeutic advances, patients with chronic heart failure (HF) remain at high risk of morbidity and mortality. Sacubitril valsartan (previously known as LCZ696) is a new oral agent approved for the treatment of symptomatic chronic heart failure in adults with reduced ejection fraction. It is described as the first in class angiotensin receptor neprilysin inhibitor (ARNI) since it incorporates the neprilysin inhibitor, sacubitril and the angiotensin II receptor antagonist, valsartan. Neprilysin is an endopeptidase that breaks down several vasoactive peptides including natriuretic peptides (NPs), bradykinin, endothelin and angiotensin II (Ang-II)...
November 2016: Journal of Geriatric Cardiology: JGC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28131783/antihyperalgesic-effect-of-cb1-receptor-activation-involves-the-modulation-of-p2x3-receptor-in-the-primary-afferent-neuron
#19
Maria Cláudia Gonçalves Oliveira-Fusaro, Cristiane Isabel Silva Zanoni, Gilson Gonçalves Dos Santos, Luis Paulo Manzo, Dionéia Araldi, Ivan José Magayewski Bonet, Cláudia Herrera Tambeli, Elayne Vieira Dias, Carlos Amilcar Parada
Cannabinoid system is a potential target for pain control. Cannabinoid receptor 1 (CB1) activation play a role in the analgesic effect of cannabinoids once it is expressed in primary afferent neurons. This study investigates whether the anti-hyperalgesic effect of CB1 receptor activation involves P2×3 receptor in primary afferent neurons. Mechanical hyperalgesia was evaluated by electronic von Frey test. Cannabinoid effect was evaluated using anandamide or ACEA, a non-selective or a selective CB1 receptor agonists, respectively; AM251, a CB1 receptor antagonist, and antisense ODN for CB1 receptor...
January 25, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130181/differential-response-of-bone-and-kidney-to-acei-in-db-db-mice-a-potential-effect-of-captopril-on-accelerating-bone-loss
#20
Yan Zhang, Xiao-Li Li, Nan-Nan Sha, Bing Shu, Yong-Jian Zhao, Xin-Luan Wang, Hui-Hui Xiao, Qi Shi, Man-Sau Wong, Yong-Jun Wang
The components of renin-angiotensin system (RAS) are expressed in the kidney and bone. Kidney disease and bone injury are common complications associated with diabetes. This study aimed to investigate the effects of an angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor, captopril, on the kidney and bone of db/db mice. The db/db mice were orally administered by gavage with captopril for 8weeks with db/+ mice as the non-diabetic control. Serum and urine biochemistries were determined by standard colorimetric methods or ELISA...
January 24, 2017: Bone
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