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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642498/uptake-and-metabolism-of-arginine-impact-plasmodium-development-in-the-liver
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Patrícia Meireles, António M Mendes, Rita I Aroeira, Bryan C Mounce, Marco Vignuzzi, Henry M Staines, Miguel Prudêncio
Prior to infecting erythrocytes and causing malaria symptoms, Plasmodium parasites undergo an obligatory phase of invasion and extensive replication inside their mammalian host's liver cells that depends on the parasite's ability to obtain the nutrients it requires for its intra-hepatic growth and multiplication. Here, we show that L-arginine (Arg) uptake through the host cell's SLC7A2-encoded transporters is essential for the parasite's development and maturation in the liver. Our data suggest that the Arg that is taken up is primarily metabolized by the arginase pathway to produce the polyamines required for Plasmodium growth...
June 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642332/morphine-worsens-the-severity-and-prevents-pancreatic-regeneration-in-mouse-models-of-acute-pancreatitis
#2
Usman Barlass, Raini Dutta, Hassam Cheema, John George, Archana Sareen, Ajay Dixit, Zuobiao Yuan, Bhuwan Giri, Jingjing Meng, Santanu Banerjee, Sulagna Banerjee, Vikas Dudeja, Rajinder K Dawra, Sabita Roy, Ashok K Saluja
BACKGROUND: Opioids such as morphine are widely used for the management of pain associated with acute pancreatitis. Interestingly, opioids are also known to affect the immune system and modulate inflammatory pathways in non-pancreatic diseases. However, the impact of morphine on the progression of acute pancreatitis has never been evaluated. In the current study, we evaluated the impact of morphine on the progression and severity of acute pancreatitis. METHODS: Effect of morphine treatment on acute pancreatitis in caerulein, L-arginine and ethanol-palmitoleic acid models was evaluated after induction of the disease...
June 22, 2017: Gut
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641602/milk-replacers-supplemented-with-either-l-arginine-or-l-carnitine-potentially-improve-muscle-maturation-of-early-reared-low-birth-weight-piglets-from-hyperprolific-sows
#3
J G Madsen, S Mueller, M Kreuzer, M B Bigler, P Silacci, G Bee
As a result of the selection for genotypes with greater sow prolificacy, litter size increased and, concomitantly, average litter birth weight and early postnatal survival rates of low birth weight (L-BtW) offspring decreased. This study compared the impact of l-carnitine (CAR) and l-arginine (ARG) supplemented with a milk replacer and fed to L-BtW piglets born from large litters from days 7 to 28 of age on growth performance, carcass composition, organ and Semitendinosus muscle (STM) development. A total of 30 female and castrated Swiss Large White piglets weaned at 7 days of age were assigned to three milk replacer diets containing either no supplement (CON), CAR (0...
June 23, 2017: Animal: An International Journal of Animal Bioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640960/ferulic-acid-alleviates-symptoms-of-preeclampsia-in-rats-by-upregulating-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor
#4
Weiyan Gong, Jipeng Wan, Qing Yuan, Quanzhan Man, Xiaojing Zhang
Preeclampsia is a complication affecting pregnant women worldwide, which leads to maternal and fetal morbidity and mortality. In this study, we evaluated the efficacy of ferulic acid (FA) on an N(ω) -nitro-L-arginine methyl ester hydrochloride (L-NAME) induced rat model of preeclampsia. L-NAME was administered to pregnant rats to induce preeclampsia. 48 rats were divided into three experimental groups (n=16 each): control group, preeclampsia group and preeclampsia with FA treatment (preeclampsia+FA). Physiological characteristics such as urine volume, total urine protein and blood pressure were assessed...
June 22, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology & Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640652/protective-effect-against-brain-tissues-oxidative-damage-as-a-possible-mechanism-for-beneficial-effects-of-l-arginine-on-lipopolysaccharide-induced-memory-impairment-in-rats
#5
Mahmoud Hosseini, Akbar Anaeigoudari, Farimah Beheshti, Mohammad Soukhtanloo, Reza Nosratabadi
L-Arginine (LA) and nitric oxide (NO) have been suggested to have some effects on learning, memory, brain tissues oxidative damage, and neuroinflammation. In this study, protective effect against brain tissues oxidative damage as a possible mechanism for beneficial effects of LA on lipopolysaccharide (LPS) induced memory impairment was investigated. The rats were grouped into and treated by (1) control (saline), (2) LPS (1 mg/kg, IP), (3) LA (200 mg/kg) - LPS (4) LA. In passive avoidance (PA) test, LPS administration shortened the latency to enter the dark compartment in LPS group compared to control (p < ...
June 22, 2017: Drug and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640644/nebivolol-alleviates-aortic-remodeling-through-enos-upregulation-and-inhibition-of-oxidative-stress-in-l-name-induced-hypertensive-rats
#6
Yan Wang, Fei Zhang, Yu Liu, Sha Yin, Xuefen Pang, Zhidong Li, Zehui Wei
PURPOSE: To investigate the effect and mechanism of nebivolol on aortic remodeling in N-nitro-l-arginine methyl ester (l-NAME)-induced hypertension. METHODS: Male Sprague-Dawley rats were treated with equal volumes of drinking water or l-NAME (60 mg/kg/day), alone or in combination with nebivolol (8 mg/kg/day) or atenolol (80 mg/kg/day) by gavage for 8 weeks. Systolic blood pressure (SBP), aortic morphometry, plasma nitric oxide (NO) levels, nitric oxide synthase (NOS) activity, and relaxation of aorta to acetylcholine were determined...
June 22, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Hypertension: CHE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640602/dietary-n-carbamylglutamate-supplementation-in-reduced-protein-diet-affects-carcass-traits-and-profile-of-muscle-amino-acids-and-fatty-acids-in-finishing-pigs
#7
Changchuan Ye, Xiangzhou Zeng, JInlong Zhu, Ying Liu, Qianhong Ye, Shiyan Qiao, Xiangfang Zeng
This aim of this study was to investigate whether dietary N-Carbamylglutamate (NCG) supplementation affected carcass traits and meat quality in finishing pigs. One hundred and twenty gilts were randomly assigned to one of four treatments for 40 d, including standard protein diet (SP), reduced protein diet supplemented 1.7% L-alanine (RP + Ala), reduced protein diet supplemented with 1.0 % L-arginine (RP + Arg) and reduced protein diet supplemented with 0.1% NCG and 1.7% L-alanine (RP + NCG). NCG supplementation increased the endogenous synthesis of L-arginine...
June 22, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638786/polyelectrolyte-enrobed-cancer-cells-in-view-of-personalized-immune-therapy
#8
Lien Lybaert, Keun Ah Ryu, Riet De Rycke, Alfred C Chon, Olivier De Wever, Karim Y Vermaelen, Aaron Esser-Kahn, Bruno G De Geest
Targeting the immune system with a personalized vaccine containing cues derived from the patient's malignancy might be a promising approach in the fight against cancer. It includes neo-antigens as well as nonmutated tumor antigens, preferentially leading to an immune response that is directed to a broader range of epitopes compared to strategies involving a single antigen. Here, this paper reports on an elegant method to encapsulate whole cancer cells into polyelectrolyte particles. Porous and nonaggregated microparticles containing dead cancer cells are obtained by admixing mannitol and live cancer cells with oppositely charged polyelectrolytes, dextran sulfate (anionic polysaccharide), and poly-l-arginine (cationic polypeptide) prior to atomization into a hot air stream...
June 2017: Advanced Science (Weinheim, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630872/effect-of-regular-aerobic-activity-in-young-healthy-athletes-on-profile-of-endothelial-function-and-platelet-activity
#9
Katarzyna Podgórska, Arkadiusz Derkacz, Ewa Szahidewicz-Krupska, Jakub Jasiczek, Piotr Dobrowolski, Aneta Radziwon-Balicka, Robert Skomro, Andrzej Szuba, Grzegorz Mazur, Adrian Doroszko
The aim of the study was to assess the impact of regular professional sports activity on the endothelial and platelet function in young men. The studied group were 79 young men (18-40 y, 25 athletes and 54 without any regular physical activity). The nitric oxide (NO) metabolic pathway intermediates, oxidative stress markers, mediators of inflammation, and platelet aggregation were measured. Flow mediated dilation (FMD) was studied before and after intravenous 16,0 g L-arginine infusion, which was repeated after oral administration of acetylsalicylic acid (ASA-75 mg/day) for 4 days...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625766/amine-oxidation-by-d-arginine-dehydrogenase-in-pseudomonas-aeruginosa
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Daniel Ouedraogo, Jacob Ball, Archana Iyer, Renata A G Reis, Maria Vodovoz, Giovanni Gadda
d-Arginine dehydrogenase from Pseudomonas aeruginosa (PaDADH) is a flavin-dependent oxidoreductase, which is part of a novel two-enzyme racemization system that functions to convert d-arginine to l-arginine. PaDADH contains a noncovalently linked FAD that shows the highest activity with d-arginine. The enzyme exhibits broad substrate specificity towards d-amino acids, particularly with cationic and hydrophobic d-amino acids. Biochemical studies have established the structure and the mechanistic properties of the enzyme...
June 15, 2017: Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624333/l-theanine-prevent-quinolinic-acid-induced-motor-deficit-and-striatal-neurotoxicity-reduction-in-oxido-nitrosative-stress-and-restoration-of-striatal-neurotransmitters-level
#11
Sumit Jamwal, Shamsher Singh, Jaskamal Singh Gill, Puneet Kumar
L-theanine has been documented to possess anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory and neuroprotective potential in various animal models of neurological disorders. The present study was anticipated to investigate the effect of L-theanine against quinolinic acid induced motor deficits, oxido-nitrosative stress, neuro-inflammation and neurotransmitters alteration in rats. Rats were stereotaxically injected QA (200 nmol/2µl saline; intrastriatal); bilaterally on 0day and L-theanine (25 & 50mg/kg; p.o.) was administered for 21 days starting from day 1 of QA injection...
June 14, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617605/arginine-based-polymer-brush-coatings-with-hydrolysis-triggered-switchable-functionalities-from-antimicrobial-cationic-to-antifouling-zwitterionic
#12
Gang Xu, Xianneng Liu, Peng Liu, Dicky Pranantyo, Koon Gee Neoh, En-Tang Kang
Arginine polymer-based coatings with switchable properties were developed on the glass slides (GS) to demonstrate the smart transition from antimicrobial (cationic) to fouling-resistant (zwitterionic) surfaces. L-arginine methyl ester-methacryloylamide (Arg-Est) and L-arginine-methacryloylamide (Arg-Me) polymer brushes were grafted from the GS surface via surface-initiated reversible addition-fragmentation chain-transfer (SI-RAFT) polymerization. In comparison to the pristine GS and Arg-Me graft polymerized GS (GS-Arg-Me) surfaces, the Arg-Est polymer brushes-functionalized GS surfaces exhibit a superior antimicrobial activity...
June 15, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617308/nox2-induced-activation-of-arginase-and-diabetes-induced-retinal-endothelial-cell-senescence
#13
Modesto Rojas, Tahira Lemtalsi, Haroldo A Toque, Zhimin Xu, David Fulton, Robert William Caldwell, Ruth B Caldwell
Increases in reactive oxygen species (ROS) and decreases in nitric oxide (NO) have been linked to vascular dysfunction during diabetic retinopathy (DR). Diabetes can reduce NO by increasing ROS and by increasing activity of arginase, which competes with nitric oxide synthase (NOS) for their commons substrate l-arginine. Increased ROS and decreased NO can cause premature endothelial cell (EC) senescence leading to defective vascular repair. We have previously demonstrated the involvement of NADPH oxidase 2 (NOX2)-derived ROS, decreased NO and overactive arginase in DR...
June 15, 2017: Antioxidants (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614771/mantidis-ootheca-induces-vascular-relaxation-through-pi3k-akt-mediated-nitric-oxide-cyclic-gmp-protein-kinase-g-signaling-in-endothelial-cells
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H Y Kim, Y J Lee, B H Han, J J Yoon, Y M Ahn, M H Hong, R Tan, D G Kang, H S Lee
Mantidis ootheca (Sang Piao Xiao) is well known mantis eggs in a foamy pouch. The purpose of the present study was to investigate the underlying cellular mechanisms of the nitric oxide (NO)-releasing property of the aqueous extract of Mantidis ootheca (AMO) in rat aorta and vascular endothelial cells. AMO was examined for its vascular relaxant effect in isolated phenylephrine-precontracted rat thoracic aortic rings. The roles of the nitric oxide (NO) signaling in the AMO-induced effects were tested in human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs)...
April 2017: Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology: An Official Journal of the Polish Physiological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612866/technetium-99m-complexes-of-l-arginine-derivatives-for-targeting-amino-acid-transporters
#15
Maurício Morais, Vera F C Ferreira, Flávio Figueira, Filipa Mendes, Paula Raposinho, Isabel Santos, Bruno L Oliveira, João D G Correia
Although relevant from the clinical point of view, radiotracers targeting cationic amino acid transporters are relatively unexplored and, in particular, no metal-based radiotracers are known. The rare examples of complexes recognized by amino acid transporters, namely by the Na(+)-independent neutral l-type amino acid transporter 1 (LAT1), are (99m)Tc(i)/Re(i) compounds. Herein, we describe conjugates comprising a pyrazolyl-diamine chelating unit and the cationic amino acid l-arginine (l-Arg) linked by a propyl (L1) or hexyl linker (L2), which allowed the preparation of stable complexes of the type fac-[(99m)Tc(CO)3(k(3)-L)](+) (Tc1, L = L1; Tc2, L = L2) and of the respective surrogates Re1 and Re2...
June 14, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611854/arginine-asymmetric-dimethylarginine-ratio-in-colorectal-surgery
#16
Neli Ragina, Gabrielle Davis, Michael Doorly, Kyle Cologne, Anthony J Senagore
BACKGROUND: Asymmetric dimethylarginine (ADMA) is a naturally occurring amino acid that inhibits the effects of nitric oxide synthetases, producing considerable effects on the vascular system. Recent studies have suggested that increased ADMA is a major contributor to endothelial dysfunction, resulting in significant effects on cardiovascular and renal function. METHODS: The study sample consisted of five male and 11 female patients scheduled for elective laparoscopic colorectal surgery; patients were between 41 and 77 years of age...
July 2017: Journal of Clinical Medicine Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609431/polymorphisms-in-urea-cycle-enzyme-genes-are-associated-with-persistent-pulmonary-hypertension-of-the-newborn
#17
Dinushan C Kaluarachchi, Caitlin J Smith, Jonathan M Klein, Jeffrey C Murray, John M Dagle, Kelli K Ryckman
BACKGROUND: Persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn (PPHN) is characterized by elevated pulmonary vascular resistance. Endogenous nitric oxide is critical for regulation of pulmonary vascular resistance. Nitric oxide is generated from L -arginine, supplied by the urea cycle (UC). We hypothesized that polymorphisms in UC enzyme genes and low concentrations of UC intermediates are associated with PPHN. METHODS: We performed a family based candidate gene analysis to study 48 single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in 6 UC enzyme genes...
June 13, 2017: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607124/placental-vesicles-carry-active-endothelial-nitric-oxide-synthase-and-their-activity-is-reduced-in-preeclampsia
#18
Carolina Motta-Mejia, Neva Kandzija, Wei Zhang, Vuyane Mhlomi, Ana Sofia Cerdeira, Alexandra Burdujan, Dionne Tannetta, Rebecca Dragovic, Ian L Sargent, Christopher W Redman, Uday Kishore, Manu Vatish
Preeclampsia, a multisystem hypertensive disorder of pregnancy, is associated with increased systemic vascular resistance. Placentae from patients with preeclampsia have reduced levels of endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) and, thus, less nitric oxide (NO). Syncytiotrophoblast extracellular vesicles (STBEV), comprising microvesicles (STBMV) and exosomes, carry signals from the syncytiotrophoblast to the mother. We hypothesized that STBEV-bound eNOS (STBEV-eNOS), capable of producing NO, are released into the maternal circulation...
June 12, 2017: Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605330/effect-of-antihypertensive-drug-treatment-on-oxidative-stress-markers-in-heart-of-spontaneously-hypertensive-rat-models
#19
Nik Syamimi Nik Yusoff, Zulkarnain Mustapha, Sharifah Emilia Tuan Sharif, Chandran Govindasamy, Kuttulebbai Nainamohamed Salam Sirajudeen
Oxidative stress has been suggested to play a role in hypertension- and hypertension-induced organ damage. The effect of antihypertensive drug treatments on oxidative stress markers has not been well assessed. Therefore, in this study we investigated the effect of enalapril on oxidative stress markers in hearts of hypertensive rat models such as spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHR) and SHRs administered N-nitro-L-arginine methyl ester (SHR+L-NAME rats). Male rats were divided into four groups: SHRs, SHR+enalapril (SHR-E) rats, SHR+L-NAME rats, SHR+enalapril+L-NAME (SHRE+L-NAME) rats...
2017: Journal of Environmental Pathology, Toxicology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603495/neuronal-voltage-gated-potassium-channels-may-modulate-nitric-oxide-synthesis-in-corpus-cavernosum
#20
Amira M Senbel, Heba M Abd Elmoneim, Fouad M Sharabi, Mahmoud M Mohy El-Din
Potassium channels (K(+)Ch) in corpus cavernosum play an important role in the regulation of erection. Nitric oxide (NO) acts through opening of K(+)Ch leading to hyperpolarization and relaxation. Aim : This study aims to update knowledge about the role of voltage-gated K(+)Ch (KV) channels in erectile machinery and investigate their role in the control of NO action &/or synthesis in the corpus cavernosum. Methods : Tension studies using isolated rabbit corpus cavernosum (CC) strips and rat anococcygeus muscle were conducted...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
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