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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677563/polysaccharide-of-hericium-erinaceus-attenuates-colitis-in-c57bl-6-mice-via-regulation-of-oxidative-stress-inflammation-related-signaling-pathways-and-modulating-the-composition-of-the-gut-microbiota
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Yilin Ren, Yan Geng, Yan Du, Wang Li, Zhen-Ming Lu, Hong-Yu Xu, Guo-Hua Xu, Jin-Song Shi, Zheng-Hong Xu
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a disease caused by a dysregulated immune with unknown etiology. Hericium erinaceus (H. erinaceus) is a Chinese medicinal fungus, with the effect of prevention and treatment of gastrointestinal disorders. In this study, we have tested the anti-inflammatory effect of polysaccharide of H. erinaceus (HECP, Mw: 86.67 kDa) in the model of dextran sulfate sodium (DSS)-induced colitis in C57BL/6 mice. Our data indicated that HECP could improve clinical symptoms and down-regulate key markers of oxidative stresses, including nitric oxide (NO), malondialdehyde (MDA), total superoxide dismutase (T-SOD), and myeloperoxidase (MPO)...
March 16, 2018: Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677454/combined-but-not-the-single-administration-of-vitamin-c-and-l-carnitine-ameliorates-cisplatin-induced-gastric-mucosa-damage-in-male-rats
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Modinat Adebukola Adefisayo, Wale Johnson Adeyemi, Quadri Kunle Alabi
Although cisplatin is a potent anticancer drug, it instigates oxidative and pro-inflammatory reactions which poses significant and distressing clinical symptoms in patients including nausea and vomiting which is related to damage of the gastric mucosa. This study investigated the effects of vitamin C and/or L-carnitine on cisplatin-induced gastric mucosa damage in rat. The rats were allocated into groups (n=5): a control group received distilled water and treatment groups received cisplatin (CIP) alone, cisplatin followed by vitamin C, L-carnitine or their combination...
April 20, 2018: Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676814/potential-of-carnosine-a-histamine-precursor-in-rat-model-of-bilateral-common-carotid-artery-occlusion-induced-vascular-dementia
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Nidhi Tiwari, Pankaj Bhatia, Amit Kumar, Amteshwar S Jaggi, Nirmal Singh
The present study investigates the potential of Carnosine a histamine precursor, in rat model of bilateral common carotid artery occlusion (BCCAo) induced vascular dementia (VaD). Wistar rats were subjected to BCCAo procedure under anesthesia to induce VaD. The rats were subjected to Morris water-maze (MWM) test (6th day onwards post-surgery). MWM test was employed to assess learning and memory of the animals whereby ELT (escape latency time), TSTQ (time spent in target quadrant) and Path length (distance travelled) taken as important parameters...
April 20, 2018: Fundamental & Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673975/tlr-2-il-10-and-il-17-mediated-immunity-in-experimental-chemotherapy-murine-model-of-systemic-candidiasis-cyclophosphamides-impact-and-roles
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Parvin Dehghan, Sepideh Tolouie, Behzad Baradaran, Sanam Nami, Hamid Morovati
The majority of immune components such as Toll-like receptor (TLR)-2, interleukin (IL)-17, neutrophils, and IL-10 play pivotal roles in immunity to Candida albicans (C. albicans) through identifying and launching inflammatory and regulatory responses. Chemotherapy is one of the most potent risk factors for systemic candidiasis through inducing immunosuppression (mostly cyclophosphamide induced immunosuppression) and there is a sensible lack of study around the immunity to C. albicans in such a situation. In this study, following the establishment of infection and immunosuppression in Balb/c mice model, the mRNA/protein levels of TLR-2, IL-10, IL-17, and Myeloperoxidase (MPO) in serum/kidney were measured using Real-time PCR and ELISA respectively...
April 16, 2018: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673593/augmented-neutrophil-extracellular-traps-formation-promotes-atherosclerosis-development-in-socially-defeated-apoe-mice
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Keita Yamamoto, Hiroyuki Yamada, Noriyuki Wakana, Masakazu Kikai, Kensuke Terada, Naotoshi Wada, Shinichiro Motoyama, Makoto Saburi, Takeshi Sugimoto, Daisuke Kami, Takehiro Ogata, Masakazu Ibi, Chihiro Yabe-Nishimura, Satoaki Matoba
Depression is an independent risk factor of cardiovascular disease (CVD); however, the causal association remains undefined. We exposed mice to repeated social defeat (RSD) to precipitate depressive-like behaviors, and investigated the effects on atherosclerosis. Eight-week-old male apoE-/- mice were exposed to RSD by housing with a larger CD-1 mouse in a shared home cage. They were subjected to vigorous physical contact daily for 10 consecutive days and fed a high-cholesterol diet (HCD) for 6 weeks. The social interaction ratio and immobility time showed dramatic social avoidance before and after HCD feeding...
April 16, 2018: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673451/-transplantation-of-human-placenta-mesenchymal-stem-cells-reduces-the-level-of-inflammatory-factors-in-lung-tissues-of-mice-with-acute-lung-injury
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Mingjun Xu, Guopan Liu, Yuanyuan Jia, Xiurui Yan, Xiaona Ma, Jun Wei, Xiaoming Liu, Xiaowei Ma
Objective To investigate the influence of human placenta mesenchymal stem cells (hPMSCs) on the expression levels of inflammatory factors in the lung tissues of lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced acute lung injury (ALI) mice. Methods Six-week-old healthy C57BL/6 male mice were randomly divided into control group, ALI model group and hPMSC-treated group, with 8 mice in each group. LPS was trickled in ALI model group by the trachea. The hPMSC-treated mice were injected with hPMSCs by tail vein at 12 hours after administration of LPS...
February 2018: Xi Bao Yu Fen Zi Mian Yi Xue za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Cellular and Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673284/reducing-myeloperoxidase-activity-decreases-inflammation-and-increases-cellular-protection-in-ischemic-stroke
#7
Hyeon J Kim, Ying Wei, Gregory R Wojtkiewicz, Ji Y Lee, Michael A Moskowitz, John W Chen
Myeloperoxidase (MPO) is a pro-inflammatory enzyme abundantly secreted by activated myeloid cells after stroke. We show that when MPO activity is either blocked by the specific inhibitor 4-aminobenzoic acid hydrazide (ABAH) in wildtype (WT) mice or congenitally absent (MPO-/- ), there was decreased cell loss, including degenerating neurons and oligodendrocytes, in the ischemic brains compared to vehicle-treated WT mice after stroke. MPO inhibition also reduced the number of activated myeloid cells after ischemia...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29672963/butein-protects-the-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-through-mitochondrial-reactive-oxygen-species-attenuation-in-rats
#8
Ghedeir M Alshammari, Aristatile Balakrishnan, Thirunavukkarasu Chinnasamy
One of the worldwide metabolic health dilemma is nonalcoholic fatty liver diseases (NAFLD). Researchers are searching effective drug to manage NAFLD patients. One of the best way to manage the metabolic imperfection is through natural principal isolated from different sources. Butein, a natural compound known to have numerous pharmacological application. In the current study we assessed the therapeutic effect of butein administration on liver function tests, oxidative stress, antioxidants, lipid abnormalities, serum inflammatory cytokines, and mitochondrial reactive oxygen species levels, in rats with methionine-choline deficient (MCD) diet induced NAFLD...
April 19, 2018: BioFactors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29672788/neutrophil-extracellular-traps-participate-in-all-different-types-of-thrombotic-and-haemorrhagic-complications-of-coronary-atherosclerosis
#9
Kartika R Pertiwi, Allard C van der Wal, Dara R Pabittei, Claire Mackaaij, Marinus B van Leeuwen, Xiaofei Li, Onno J de Boer
Acute coronary syndromes can be initiated by either atherosclerotic fibrous cap ruptures, superficial plaque erosions or intraplaque haemorrhages (IPHs). Since neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs) display pro-inflammatory and pro-thrombotic properties, we investigated the presence, extent and distribution of neutrophils and NETs in different types of plaque complications in relation to the age of overlying thrombus mass or haemorrhage. Sixty-four paraffin-embedded coronary plaque segments of 30 acute myocardial infarction patients were retrieved from the autopsy archives, which contained 44 complicated plaques (17 IPHs, 9 erosions and 18 ruptures) and 20 intact plaques...
April 19, 2018: Thrombosis and Haemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29671340/the-combination-of-indirubin-and-isatin-attenuates-dextran-sodium-sulfate-induced-ulcerative-colitis-in-mice
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Wenyan Gao, Luding Zhang, Xiaoqian Wang, Li Yu, Changhong Wang, Yang Gong
Indirubin and isatin have been used in the treatment of inflammatory diseases due to their anti-inflammatory properties. The present study aimed to evaluate the combined effect of indirubin and isatin on dextran sulfate sodium (DSS)-induced ulcerative colitis (UC). UC was induced by administration of 3% (w/v) DSS solution and then the model mice were administered indirubin (10 mg/kg) or/and isatin (10 mg/kg) by gavage once daily for a week. The results showed that indirubin or/and isatin significantly inhibited weight loss, lowered disease activity index (DAI), ameliorated pathological changes, decreased the levels of pro-inflammatory mediators and myeloperoxidase (MPO) activity, increased anti-inflammatory cytokine and Foxp3 expression, suppressed CD4+ T cell infiltration, and inhibited oxidative stress and epithelial cell apoptosis...
April 19, 2018: Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Biochimie et Biologie Cellulaire
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29670633/extracellular-sphingomyelinase-rv0888-of-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-contributes-to-pathological-lung-injury-of-mycobacterium-smegmatis-in-mice-via-inducing-formation-of-neutrophil-extracellular-traps
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Guanghui Dang, Yingying Cui, Lei Wang, Tiantian Li, Ziyin Cui, Ningning Song, Liping Chen, Hai Pang, Siguo Liu
Mycobacterium tuberculosis is the causative agent of tuberculosis (TB), which mainly causes pulmonary injury and tubercles. Although macrophages are generally considered to harbor the main cells of M. tuberculosis , new evidence suggests that neutrophils are rapidly recruited to the infected lung. M. tuberculosis itself, or its early secreted antigenic target protein 6 (ESAT-6), can induce formation of neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs). However, NETs trap mycobacteria but are unable to kill them. The role of NETs' formation in the pathogenesis of mycobacteria remains unclear...
2018: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29669993/myeloperoxidase-as-an-active-disease-biomarker-recent-biochemical-and-pathological-perspectives
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REVIEW
Amjad A Khan, Mohammed A Alsahli, Arshad H Rahmani
Myeloperoxidase (MPO) belongs to the family of heme-containing peroxidases, produced mostly from polymorphonuclear neutrophils. The active enzyme (150 kDa) is the product of the MPO gene located on long arm of chromosome 17. The primary gene product undergoes several modifications, such as the removal of introns and signal peptides, and leads to the formation of enzymatically inactive glycosylated apoproMPO which complexes with chaperons, producing inactive proMPO by the insertion of a heme moiety. The active enzyme is a homodimer of heavy and light chain protomers...
April 18, 2018: Medical Sciences: Open Access Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661352/effects-of-alpinetin-on-intestinal-barrier-function-inflammation-and-oxidative-stress-in-dextran-sulfate-sodium-induced-ulcerative-colitis-mice
#13
Yue Tan, Changqing Zheng
BACKGROUND: Alpinetin is a flavonoid isolated from Alpinia katsumadai Hayata that has demonstrated anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and anti-tumor activities. However, alpinetin has not been widely studied in amelioration of inflammatory bowel disease. The study aimed to investigate the role of alpinetin on intestinal epithelial tight junctions, oxidative stress and Nrf2/HO-1 signaling pathway in dextran sulfate sodium (DSS)-induced ulcerative colitis (UC) in mice. METHODS: A total of 40 mice were divided into 5 groups (n = 8/group): control group, DSS group (received 3% DSS), and low, medium and high-dose treatment groups (3% DSS + alpinetin 25, 50 and 100mg/kg)...
April 2018: American Journal of the Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661024/surface-engineered-lipid-nanoparticle-mediated-site-specific-drug-delivery-system-for-the-treatment-of-inflammatory-bowel-disease
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Gurpreet Kaur Sinhmar, Neel N Shah, Shruti U Rawal, Nimitt V Chokshi, Hiren N Khatri, Bhoomika M Patel, Mayur M Patel
The major challenge for the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is the incompetence to deliver the drug molecule selectively at the site of inflammation. Taking this into consideration, we proposed development of mannosylated nanostructured lipid carrier system (Mn-NLCs) for active targeting and site-specific delivery of budesonide to the inflamed tissues. The developed Mn-NLCs were characterized for particle size and size distribution, zeta potential, %entrapment efficiency, FTIR and TEM analysis...
April 16, 2018: Artificial Cells, Nanomedicine, and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29660910/pneumoperitoneum-induced-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-of-the-peritoneum-preconditioning-may-reduce-the-negative-side-effects-caused-by-carbon-dioxide-pneumoperitoneum-pilot-study
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Tünde Gyöngyvér Veres, Ildikó Takács, Tibor Nagy, Gábor Jancsó, Ariella Kondor, László Pótó, András Vereczkei
INTRODUCTION: Laparoscopy is more beneficial than the conventional open technique, however the pneumoperitoneum created may have an ischemic side effect. OBJECTIVE: Our aim was to evaluate the protective effects of preconditioning during laparoscopic cholecystectomies (LC). METHODS: 30 patients were randomized into 2 groups: I. PreC (preconditioning: 5 min. inflation, 5 min. deflation, followed by conventional LC), II: LC (conventional LC)...
April 13, 2018: Clinical Hemorheology and Microcirculation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29660904/ryanodine-receptor-antagonism-alleviates-skeletal-muscle-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-by-modulating-tnf-%C3%AE-and-il-10
#16
Hai-Peng Lin, Yan-Qing Zheng, Zhi-Ping Zhou, Gao-Xiong Wang, Ping-Fan Guo
BACKGROUND: Intracellular calcium overload has been implicated in various pathological conditions including ischemia reperfusion injury. This study aims to explore the effect and probable mechanism of dantrolene, a ryanodine receptor and intracellular calcium antagonist, on the skeletal muscle ischemia reperfusion injury. MATERIALS AND METHODS: SD rats were randomly divided into three groups: sham group which underwent anaesthesia and exposure of femoral vein, reperfusion group that received 2 h ischemia and the amount of diluent via femoral vein before 4 h reperfusion, dantrolene group that underwent 2 h ischemia and was given 2 mg/kg dantrolene via femoral vein before 4 h reperfusion...
April 13, 2018: Clinical Hemorheology and Microcirculation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656366/sodium-selenite-ameliorates-both-intestinal-and-extra-intestinal-changes-in-acetic-acid-induced-colitis-in-rats
#17
Samar M Soliman, Walaa Wadie, Samia A Shouman, Afaf A Ainshoka
Selenium and its derivatives including sodium selenite (sod sel) belong to the group of essential trace elements needed for proper health and nutrition. They are fairly safe and possess antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. The aim of present investigation was to elucidate the effect of sod sel on experimental colitis model in rats. Colitis was induced by intrarectal instillation of 4% (v/v) acetic acid. Two hours later, sod sel was given to rats on a daily basis for 15 consecutive days. Clinical symptoms, colon mass index, spleen weight inflammatory markers, hematological, biochemical, macroscopic, and histological changes were determined...
April 14, 2018: Naunyn-Schmiedeberg's Archives of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656318/a-novel-tetrasubstituted-imidazole-as-a-prototype-for-the-development-of-anti-inflammatory-drugs
#18
Marcus Vinicius P S Nascimento, Antonio C M Munhoz, Lais C Theindl, Eduarda Talita B Mohr, Najla Saleh, Eduardo B Parisotto, Thaís A Rossa, Ariane Zamoner, Tania B Creczynski-Pasa, Fabíola B Filippin-Monteiro, Marcus M Sá, Eduardo Monguilhott Dalmarco
Although inflammation is a biological phenomenon that exists to protect the host against infections and/or related problems, its unceasing activation results in the aggravation of several medical conditions. Imidazoles, whether natural or synthetic, are molecules related to a broad spectrum of biological effects, including anti-inflammatory properties. In this study, we screened eight novel small molecules of the imidazole class synthesized by our research group for their in vitro anti-inflammatory activity...
April 14, 2018: Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29655768/cell-free-dna-and-microvascular-damage-in-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction-treated-with-primary-percutaneous-coronary-intervention
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Juan Sanchis, Sergio García-Blas, Luis Ortega-Paz, Ana Paula Dantas, Enrique Rodríguez, Lidia Abellán, Salvatore Brugaletta, Ernesto Valero, Gema Miñana, Manuel Garabito, África Corchón, Julio Núñez, Arturo Carratalá, Manel Sabaté
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: Cell-free DNA (cfDNA) in ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction might originate from hyperactivated leukocytes at the coronary lesion. Our aim was to investigate the relationship between cfDNA and coronary reperfusion. METHODS: We studied 116 patients treated with primary angioplasty using thrombus aspiration. Coronary (during aspiration) and peripheral (at the end of the procedure) blood samples were drawn for cfDNA, as well as high-sensitivity troponin T and myeloperoxidase quantification...
April 11, 2018: Revista Española de Cardiología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29651299/a-leukocyte-activation-test-identifies-food-items-which-induce-release-of-dna-by-innate-immune-peripheral-blood-leucocytes
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Irma Garcia-Martinez, Theresa R Weiss, Muhammad N Yousaf, Ather Ali, Wajahat Z Mehal
Background: Leukocyte activation (LA) testing identifies food items that induce a patient specific cellular response in the immune system, and has recently been shown in a randomized double blinded prospective study to reduce symptoms in patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). We hypothesized that test reactivity to particular food items, and the systemic immune response initiated by these food items, is due to the release of cellular DNA from blood immune cells. Methods: We tested this by quantifying total DNA concentration in the cellular supernatant of immune cells exposed to positive and negative foods from 20 healthy volunteers...
2018: Nutrition & Metabolism
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