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Carla Gonzales-Arimborgo, Irma Yupanqui, Elsa Montero, Dulce E Alarcón-Yaquetto, Alisson Zevallos-Concha, Lidia Caballero, Manuel Gasco, Jianping Zhao, Ikhlas A Khan, Gustavo F Gonzales
The plant maca, grown at 4000 m altitude in the Peruvian Central Andes, contains hypocotyls that have been used as food and in traditional medicine for centuries. The aim of this research was to provide results on some health effects of oral administration of spray-dried extracts of black or red maca (Lepidium meyenii) in adult human subjects living at low (LA) and high altitude (HA). A total of 175 participants were given 3 g of either placebo, black, or red maca extract daily for 12 weeks. Primary outcomes were changes in sexual desire, mood, energy, health-related quality of life score (HRQL), and chronic mountain sickness (CMS) score, or in glycaemia, blood pressure, and hemoglobin levels...
August 18, 2016: Pharmaceuticals
Hans C Lou, Astrid Rosenstand, David J Brooks, Dirk Bender, Steen Jakobsen, Jakob U Blicher, Kim V Hansen, Arne Møller
BACKGROUND: While it has recently been shown that dopamine release stimulates conscious self-monitoring through the generation of gamma oscillations in medial prefrontal/anterior cingulate cortex, and that the GABAergic system is effective in producing such oscillations, interaction of the two transmitter systems has not been demonstrated in humans. We here hypothesize that dopamine challenge stimulates the GABA system directly in the medial prefrontal/anterior cingulate region in the human brain...
July 2016: Brain and Behavior
Jing Ma, Yan Zhang, Jun Wang, Tianyu Zhao, Ping Ji, Jinlin Song, Hongmei Zhang, Wenping Luo
Gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA), the major inhibitory neurotransmitter in the adult mammalian central nervous system, has been reported to play an important physiological role in peripheral non-neuronal tissues, such as tumors. However, whether deregulated GABA is associated with oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) is currently unknown. In this study, we investigated the effects of GABA on the proliferation of the OSCC cell line, Tca8113. Immunohistochemical analyses were performed to examine the expression of GABA A type receptor pi subunit (GABRP) in human OSCC tissues, and reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction, immunofluorescence staining and western blot analysis were performed to examine the expression of GABRP in Tca8113 cells...
July 2016: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
Laura Blancquaert, Shahid P Baba, Sebastian Kwiatkowski, Jan Stautemas, Sanne Stegen, Silvia Barbaresi, Weiliang Chung, Adjoa A Boakye, J David Hoetker, Aruni Bhatnagar, Joris Delanghe, Bert Vanheel, Maria Veiga-da-Cunha, Wim Derave, Inge Everaert
KEY POINTS: Using recombinant DNA technology, the present study provides the first strong and direct evidence indicating that β-alanine is an efficient substrate for the mammalian transaminating enzymes 4-aminobutyrate-2-oxoglutarate transaminase and alanine-glyoxylate transaminase. The concentration of carnosine and anserine in murine skeletal and heart muscle depends on circulating availability of β-alanine, which is in turn controlled by degradation of β-alanine in liver and kidney...
September 1, 2016: Journal of Physiology
Marko A Peltoniemi, Nora M Hagelberg, Klaus T Olkkola, Teijo I Saari
Ketamine is a phencyclidine derivative, which functions primarily as an antagonist of the N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor. It has no affinity for gamma-aminobutyric acid receptors in the central nervous system. Ketamine shows a chiral structure consisting of two optical isomers. It undergoes oxidative metabolism, mainly to norketamine by cytochrome P450 (CYP) 3A and CYP2B6 enzymes. The use of S-ketamine is increasing worldwide, since the S(+)-enantiomer has been postulated to be a four times more potent anesthetic and analgesic than the R(-)-enantiomer and approximately two times more effective than the racemic mixture of ketamine...
September 2016: Clinical Pharmacokinetics
G Divyashri, G Krishna, Muralidhara, S G Prapulla
Accumulating evidence suggests that probiotic bacteria play a vital role in modulating various aspects integral to the health and well-being of humans. In the present study, probiotic attributes and the antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and neuromodulatory potential of Enterococcus faecium CFR 3003 were investigated by employing suitable model systems. E. faecium exhibited robust resistance to gastrointestinal stress conditions as it could withstand acid stress at pH 1.5, 2 and 3. The bacterium also survived at a bile salt concentration of 0...
December 2015: Journal of Medical Microbiology
Gérald J Prud'homme, Yelena Glinka, Qinghua Wang
Gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) is the major inhibitory neurotransmitter in the brain. However, it is also produced in other sites; notably by pancreatic β cells and immune cells. The function of GABA in the immune system is at an early stage of study, but it exerts inhibitory effects that are relevant to autoimmune diseases. The study of GABAergic interactions in the immune system has centered on three main aspects: 1) the expression of GABA and the relevant GABAergic molecular machinery; 2) the in vitro response of immune cells; and 3) therapeutic applications in autoimmune diseases...
November 2015: Autoimmunity Reviews
Atsushi Yamatsu, Yusuke Yamashita, Isafumi Maru, Jinwei Yang, Jin Tatsuzaki, Mujo Kim
The effects of two food materials, γ-aminobutyric acid (GABA) produced by natural fermentation and Apocynum venetum leaf extract (AVLE), on the improvement of sleep were investigated in humans. The electroencephalogram (EEG) test revealed that oral administration of GABA (100 mg) and AVLE (50 mg) had beneficial effects on sleep. GABA shortened sleep latency by 5.3 min and AVLE increased non-rapid eye movement (REM) sleep time by 7.6%. Simultaneous intake of GABA and AVLE shortened sleep latency by 4.3 min and increased non-REM sleep time by 5...
2015: Journal of Nutritional Science and Vitaminology
Shruti Chhabra, Naveen Chhabra, Shivani Gaba
INTRODUCTION: Animal bites are a significant public health problem, with the majority of bites coming from dogs, cats and humans. These may present as punctures, abrasions, tears, or avulsions. The force and relative bluntness of the teeth also increases the possibility of a crush injury with devitalized tissue .The clinical presentation and appropriate treatment of infected bite wounds vary according to the animal and causative organisms. These wounds have always been considered complex injuries contaminated with a unique polymicrobial inoculum...
June 2015: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery
A E Fayed
The article is concerned with health benefits of two main physiologically active ingredients namely, Isoflavones and γ-Aminobutyric acid, with emphasis on their fitness for fortification of yoghurt to be consumed as a functional food. Isoflavones (ISO) are part of the diphenol compounds, called "phytoestrogens," which are structurally and functionally similar to estradiol, the human estrogen, but much less potent. Because of this similarity, ISO were suggested to have preventive effects for many kinds of hormone-dependent diseases...
May 2015: Journal of Food Science and Technology
Jun Jiang, Ying Ying Shen, Jun Li, Yu Hui Lin, Chun Xia Luo, Dong Ya Zhu
Chronic pain is a major public health problem categorized as inflammatory or neuropathic, each involving impaired GABAergic control in the spinal cord of mammals. (+)-Borneol, a bicyclic monoterpene present in the essential oil of plants, is used for analgesia and anesthesia in traditional Chinese medicine. It has been reported that (+)-borneol directly potentiates GABA activity at recombinant human GABAA receptors. Although borneol has antinociceptive effect on acute pain models, little is known about its effect on chronic pain and its mechanism...
June 15, 2015: European Journal of Pharmacology
Siriporn Tuntipopipat, Chawanphat Muangnoi, Parunya Thiyajai, Warangkana Srichamnong, Somsri Charoenkiatkul, Kemika Praengam
Parboiled germinated brown rice (PGBR) has been suggested as a functional food because it is relatively rich in a number of nutrients and health promoting compounds. Here we compared the bioaccessibility of several of the bioactive compounds in cooked PGBR and brown rice (BR) by simulating oral, gastric and small intestinal digestion. The uptake and retention of bioactive compounds from a bioaccessible fraction also was determined using Caco-2 human intestinal cells. The anti-inflammatory activity of the bioaccessible fraction from digested BR and PGBR was then assessed with Caco-2 cells that were activated with H2O2 + IL-1β...
May 2015: Food & Function
A Doert, U Pilatus, F Zanella, W E Müller, G P Eckert
Biochemical alterations underlying the symptoms and pathomechanisms of Alzheimer's disease (AD) are not fully understood. However, alterations of glucose metabolism and mitochondrial dysfunction certainly play an important role. (1)H- and (13)C-NMR spectroscopy exhibits promising results in providing information about those alterations in vivo in patients and animals, especially regarding the mitochondrial tricarboxylic acid (TCA) cycle. Accordingly, transgenic mice expressing mutant human amyloid precursor protein (APP(SL))-serving as a model of neuropathological changes in AD-were examined with in vitro 1D (1)H- and 2D (1)H-(13)C-HSQC-NMR spectroscopy after oral administration of 1-(13)C-glucose and acquisition of brain material after 30 min...
April 2015: Journal of Neural Transmission
Hiroshi Ogi, Kyoko Itoh, Hiroshi Ikegaya, Shinji Fushiki
AIM: Humans are commonly exposed to endocrine-disrupting chemical bisphenol A (BPA), giving rise to concern over the psychobehavioral effects of BPA. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of prenatal and lactational BPA exposure on neurotransmitters, including norepinephrine (NE), gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) and glutamate (Glu), and to assess the association with behavioral phenotypes. METHODS: C57BL/6J mice were orally administered with BPA (500 μg/bwkg/day) or vehicle daily from embryonic day 0 to postnatal week 3 (P3W), through their dams...
September 2015: Brain & Development
Joshua A Lile, Thomas H Kelly, Lon R Hays
BACKGROUND: Our previous research suggested the involvement of γ-aminobutyric acid (GABA), in particular the GABAB receptor subtype, in the interoceptive effects of Δ(9)-tetrahydrocannabinol (Δ(9)-THC). The aim of the present study was to determine the potential involvement of the GABAA receptor subtype by assessing the separate and combined effects of the GABAA positive allosteric modulator diazepam and Δ(9)-THC using pharmacologically selective drug-discrimination procedures. METHODS: Ten cannabis users learned to discriminate 30 mg oral Δ(9)-THC from placebo and then received diazepam (5 and 10mg), Δ(9)-THC (5, 15 and 30 mg) and placebo, alone and in combination...
October 1, 2014: Drug and Alcohol Dependence
J Klement, B Mergelkuhl, J Born, H Lehnert, M Hallschmid
The attenuated counter-regulatory response to hypoglycaemia after antecedent hypoglycaemic episodes has been observed in animals to be associated with an increase in γ-aminobutyric acid (GABA) signalling. We therefore tested the hypothesis that the pharmacological suppression of GABAergic activity during a repeated hypoglycaemic episode enhances counter-regulatory responses. Fourteen healthy men participated in two experimental sessions each comprising three insulin-induced hypoglycaemic episodes. Before the third hypoglycaemic episode, participants received the GABA-antagonistic drug modafinil (200 mg orally) and placebo, respectively...
December 2014: Diabetes, Obesity & Metabolism
Sai P Pydi, Tyler Sobotkiewicz, Rohini Billakanti, Rajinder P Bhullar, Michele C Loewen, Prashen Chelikani
In humans, the 25 bitter taste receptors (T2Rs) are activated by hundreds of structurally diverse bitter compounds. However, only five antagonists or bitter blockers are known. In this study, using molecular modeling guided site-directed mutagenesis, we elucidated the ligand-binding pocket of T2R4. We found seven amino acids located in the extracellular side of transmembrane 3 (TM3), TM4, extracellular loop 2 (ECL2), and ECL3 to be involved in T2R4 binding to its agonist quinine. ECL2 residues Asn-173 and Thr-174 are essential for quinine binding...
September 5, 2014: Journal of Biological Chemistry
Mariangela Ceruso, Sonia Del Prete, Zeid AlOthman, Sameh M Osman, Andrea Scozzafava, Clemente Capasso, Claudiu T Supuran
New benzenesulfonamides incorporating GABA or N-α-acetyl-L-lysine scaffolds as well as guanidine functionalities as water solubilizing moieties were obtained, using 4-aminoethyl/methyl-benzenesulfonamide and metanilamide/sulfanilamide as zinc-binding motives. The new compounds were medium potency inhibitors of the widespread cytosolic human carbonic anhydrase (CA, EC isoforms I and II and more effective inhibitors (KIs low nanomolar range) of the bacterial γ-CA from the oral pathogen Porphyromonas gingivalis...
August 15, 2014: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
Anand T Talikoti, K Dinesh, V D Deepak, Ananya Nanda, P Somasekharam
Endotracheal intubation is sine quo non for safe conduct of general anaesthesia. Pregabalin, an anticonvulsant drug is being studied for control of haemodynamic response to laryngoscopy and intubation. Some authors have found that pregabalin 150 mg orally attenuates the haemodynamic response to laryngoscopy. The purpose of the present study was to compare injection lignocaine (preservative free) i.v. and oral pregabalin for attenuation of haemodynamic response to laryngoscopy and intubation. The study consisted of 60 patients of ASA class I, divided into two groups of 30 each...
October 2013: Journal of the Indian Medical Association
Sunil Sahdeo, Tanya Wallace, Ryoko Hirakawa, Frederic Knoflach, Daniel Bertrand, Hans Maag, Dinah Misner, Geoffrey C Tombaugh, Luca Santarelli, Ken Brameld, Marcos E Milla, Donald C Button
Both preclinical evidence and clinical evidence suggest that α7 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor activation (α7nAChR) improves cognitive function, the decline of which is associated with conditions such as Alzheimer's disease and schizophrenia. Moreover, allosteric modulation of α7nAChR is an emerging therapeutic strategy in an attempt to avoid the rapid desensitization properties associated with the α7nAChR after orthosteric activation. We used a calcium assay to screen for positive allosteric modulators (PAMs) of α7nAChR and report on the pharmacologic characterization of the novel compound RO5126946 (5-chloro-N-[(1S,3R)-2,2-dimethyl-3-(4-sulfamoyl-phenyl)-cyclopropyl]-2-methoxy-benzamide), which allosterically modulates α7nAChR activity...
August 2014: Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
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