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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656179/novel-reno-protective-mechanism-of-aspirin-involves-h2ak119-monoubiquitination-and-set7-in-preventing-type-1-diabetic-nephropathy
#1
Santosh Kumar Goru, Anil Bhanudas Gaikwad
BACKGROUND: Even after several novel therapeutic approaches, the number of people with diabetic nephropathy (DN) still continues to increase globally, this suggest to find novel therapeutic strategies to prevent it completely. Recent reports, are indicating the ubiquitin proteasome system alterations in DN. Recently, we also showed that, histone H2AK119 mono-ubiquitination (H2AK119-Ub) found to regulate Set7, a key epigenetic enzyme in the development of renal fibrosis under type 1 diabetic condition...
December 2, 2017: Pharmacological Reports: PR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29655978/sitagliptin-prevents-isoproterenol-induced-myocardial-infarction-in-rats-by-modulating-nitric-oxide-synthase-enzymes
#2
Mohamed Abdellah Ibrahim, Ayman Geddawy, Soha Abdel-Wahab
Ischemic heart disease is a common cause of mortality worldwide. Sitagliptin is a new anti-diabetic drug acting as dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) inhibitor. The study investigated the ability of sitagliptin to prevent pathological changes of isoproterenol- (ISO-) induced myocardial injury in rats. The role of nitric oxide (NO) was also reported. Rats were assorted into six groups (n = 7) and treated for 12 days. Group 1: normal control, received normal saline. Group 2, sitagliptin control, received sitagliptin (10mg/kg, orally)...
April 12, 2018: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29655695/alisma-orientale-extract-exerts-the-reversing-cholestasis-effect-by-activation-of-farnesoid-x-receptor
#3
Xiao-Kui Huo, Jing Liu, Zhen-Long Yu, Yi-Fei Wang, Chao Wang, Xiang-Ge Tian, Jing Ning, Lei Feng, Cheng-Peng Sun, Bao-Jing Zhang, Xiao-Chi Ma
BACKGROUND: Cholestasis is a clinical syndrome of liver damage that is caused by accumulation of bile acids in the liver and systemic circulation. Farnesoid X receptor (FXR) can regulate synthesis, metabolism, and excretion of bile acids. The rhizomes of Alisma orientale is a well-known traditional Chinese medicine to treat edema, obesity, gonorrhea, leukorrhea, diarrhea, hyperlipidemia, and diabetes in China. HYPOTHESIS/PURPOSE: We hypothesized Alisma orientale extract (AOE) to exert hepatoprotective effect against α-naphthylisothiocyanate (ANIT) induced cholestasis in rat...
March 15, 2018: Phytomedicine: International Journal of Phytotherapy and Phytopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29655677/an-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-study-of-a-4-herb-formula-on-the-management-of-diet-induced-metabolic-syndrome
#4
Elaine Wat, Yanping Wang, Ken Chan, Hon Wai Law, Chi Man Koon, Kit Man Lau, Ping Chung Leung, Choly Yan, Clara Bik San Lau
BACKGROUND: Metabolic syndrome is the cluster of risk factors that leads to increased episodes of cardiovascular disease (CVD). These risk factors include but are not limited to obesity, non-alcoholic fatty liver (NAFLD), dyslipidemia, and type 2 diabetes. Since the pathogenesis of metabolic syndrome has multiple metabolic origins, there is no single treatment for it. Pharmacological approaches consist of separate drugs which target at individual risk factors which pose various side effects...
March 15, 2018: Phytomedicine: International Journal of Phytotherapy and Phytopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29655463/proteomics-for-biomarker-identification-and-clinical-application-in-kidney-disease
#5
Lin Chen, Wei Su, Hua Chen, Dan-Qian Chen, Ming Wang, Yan Guo, Ying-Yong Zhao
Treatment effectiveness for kidney disease is limited by lack of accuracy, sensitivity, specificity of diagnostic, prognostic, and therapeutic biomarkers. The gold standard test renal biopsy along with serum creatinine and proteinuria is often necessary to establish a diagnosis, particularly in glomerular disease. Proteomics has become a powerful tool for novel biomarker discovery in kidney disease. Novel proteomics offer earlier and more accurate diagnosis of renal pathology than possible with traditional biomarkers such as serum creatinine and urine protein...
2018: Advances in Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29653365/bene%C3%AF-cial-health-effects-of-lupenone-triterpene-a-review
#6
REVIEW
Feng Xu, Xulong Huang, Hongmei Wu, Xiangpei Wang
There are a large number of new structure compounds with good pharmacological activity in the natural plants, can be applied to the treatment of human diseases. Finding active ingredients from the plants is one of the important ways to develop new drugs. Triterpenes are widespread in plants, and lupenone belongs to lupane type triterpenoids. Lupenone is very common natural ingredient distributed in multi-family plants including Asteraceae, Balanophoraceae, Cactaceae, Iridaceae, Musaceae, Urticaceae, Leguminosae, Bombacaceae, etc...
April 10, 2018: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29653084/calcium-dobesilate-a-drug-treatment-for-diabetic-retinopathy-can-negatively-interfere-with-the-measurement-of-glycated-albumin-using-the-enzymatic-method
#7
Xiuzhi Guo, Fang Zhao, Yicong Yin, Danchen Wang, Li'an Hou, Jie Wu, Dandan Li, Xinqi Cheng, Liangyu Xia, Ermu Xu, Ling Qiu
BACKGROUND: We reported that calcium dobesilate, a vasoprotective agent mainly used for diabetic retinopathy (DR), negatively interferes with glycated albumin (GA) assays involving enzymatic methods. METHODS: A calcium dobesilate standard was added to 3serum pools in vitro to prepare concentration-response series according to Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute EP7-A2 guidelines. Percentage deviation between each drug concentration and the drug-free sample was calculated for 6 commercially available GA assays...
April 10, 2018: Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29652246/metformin-in-non-diabetic-hyperglycaemia-the-glint-feasibility-rct
#8
Simon J Griffin, M Angelyn Bethel, Rury R Holman, Kamlesh Khunti, Nicholas Wareham, Gwen Brierley, Melanie Davies, Andrew Dymond, Rose Eichenberger, Philip Evans, Alastair Gray, Colin Greaves, Kyla Harrington, Graham Hitman, Greg Irving, Sarah Lessels, Ann Millward, John R Petrie, Martin Rutter, Mike Sampson, Naveed Sattar, Stephen Sharp
BACKGROUND: The treatment of people with diabetes with metformin can reduce cardiovascular disease (CVD) and may reduce the risk of cancer. However, it is unknown whether or not metformin can reduce the risk of these outcomes in people with elevated blood glucose levels below the threshold for diabetes [i.e. non-diabetic hyperglycaemia (NDH)]. OBJECTIVE: To assess the feasibility of the Glucose Lowering In Non-diabetic hyperglycaemia Trial (GLINT) and to estimate the key parameters to inform the design of the full trial...
April 2018: Health Technology Assessment: HTA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29651878/in-vivo-hypoglycemic-effect-of-kigelia-africana-lam-studies-with-alloxan-induced-diabetic-mice
#9
Stephen M Njogu, Wycliffe M Arika, Alex K Machocho, Joseph J N Ngeranwa, Eliud N M Njagi
The claims by the traditional herbal medicine practitioners that Kigelia africana has bioactivity against several diseases, including diabetes mellitus, were investigated in this study. Type I diabetes mellitus was induced in mice by intraperitoneal administration of alloxan monohydrate followed by treatment with the therapeutic doses of the aqueous and ethyl acetate leaf extract of K africana to the experimentally diabetic mice. The treatment effects were compared with the normal control, diabetic control, and diabetic control rats treated with a standard antidiabetic drugs (insulin administered intraperitoneally at 1 IU/kg body weight in 0...
January 2018: Journal of evidence-based integrative medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29651276/liposome-entrapment-of-bacteriophages-improves-wound-healing-in-a-diabetic-mouse-mrsa-infection
#10
Sanjay Chhibber, Jasjeet Kaur, Sandeep Kaur
Diabetic populations are more prone to developing wound infections which results in poor and delayed wound healing. Infection with drug resistant organisms further worsen the situation, driving searches for alternative treatment approaches such as phage therapy. Major drawback of phage therapy, however, is low phage persistence in situ , suggesting further refinement of the approach. In the present work we address this issue by employing liposomes as delivery vehicles. A liposome entrapped phage cocktail was evaluated for its ability to resolve a Staphylococcus aureus -induced diabetic excission wound infection...
2018: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29651202/a-narrative-review-of-potential-future-antidiabetic-drugs-should-we-expect-more
#11
REVIEW
Gaurav Chikara, Pramod Kumar Sharma, Pradeep Dwivedi, Jaykaran Charan, Sneha Ambwani, Surjit Singh
Prevalence of diabetes mellitus, a chronic metabolic disease characterized by hyperglycemia, is growing worldwide. The majority of the cases belong to type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Globally, India ranks second in terms of diabetes prevalence among adults. Currently available classes of therapeutic agents are used alone or in combinations but seldom achieve treatment targets. Diverse pathophysiology and the need of therapeutic agents with more favourable pharmacokinetic-pharmacodynamics profile make newer drug discoveries in the field of T2DM essential...
April 2018: Indian Journal of Clinical Biochemistry: IJCB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29651002/metformin-decreases-the-incidence-of-pancreatic-ductal-adenocarcinoma-promoted-by-diet-induced-obesity-in-the-conditional-krasg12d-mouse-model
#12
Hui-Hua Chang, Aune Moro, Caroline Ei Ne Chou, David W Dawson, Samuel French, Andrea I Schmidt, James Sinnett-Smith, Fang Hao, O Joe Hines, Guido Eibl, Enrique Rozengurt
Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) is a particularly deadly disease. Chronic conditions, including obesity and type-2 diabetes are risk factors, thus making PDAC amenable to preventive strategies. We aimed to characterize the chemo-preventive effects of metformin, a widely used anti-diabetic drug, on PDAC development using the KrasG12D mouse model subjected to a diet high in fats and calories (HFCD). LSL-KrasG12D/+ ;p48-Cre (KC) mice were given control diet (CD), HFCD, or HFCD with 5 mg/ml metformin in drinking water for 3 or 9 months...
April 12, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29650965/a-novel-autophagy-enhancer-as-a-therapeutic-agent-against-metabolic-syndrome-and-diabetes
#13
Hyejin Lim, Yu-Mi Lim, Kook Hwan Kim, Young Eui Jeon, Kihyoun Park, Jinyoung Kim, Hui-Yun Hwang, Dong Jin Lee, Haushabhau Pagire, Ho Jeong Kwon, Jin Hee Ahn, Myung-Shik Lee
Autophagy is a critical regulator of cellular homeostasis, dysregulation of which is associated with diverse diseases. Here we show therapeutic effects of a novel autophagy enhancer identified by high-throughput screening of a chemical library against metabolic syndrome. An autophagy enhancer increases LC3-I to LC3-II conversion without mTOR inhibition. MSL, an autophagy enhancer, activates calcineurin, and induces dephosphorylation/nuclear translocation of transcription factor EB (TFEB), a master regulator of lysosomal biogenesis and autophagy gene expression...
April 12, 2018: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29650340/longitudinal-evaluation-of-efficacy-safety-and-nutritional-status-during-one-year-treatment-with-the-duodenal-jejunal-bypass-liner
#14
Nina Riedel, Katharina Laubner, Anne Lautenbach, Gerhard Schön, Matthias Schlensak, Rainer Stengel, Thomas Eberl, Frank Dederichs, Jens Aberle, Jochen Seufert
BACKGROUND: The endoscopic duodenal-jejunal bypass liner (DJBL) represents a novel temporary endoscopic approach for treatment of obesity-associated type 2 diabetes. Recent results from the German DJBL registry confirmed substantial positive metabolic effects of the DJBL in type 2 diabetes. However, the last Food and Drug Administration trial was stopped due to a high occurrence of hepatic abscesses (3.5%). OBJECTIVES: Here, we analyzed time courses of development of co-morbidities, nutritive changes, and occurrence of adverse events during the 1-year treatment phase with the DJBL in the German DJBL registry...
March 9, 2018: Surgery for Obesity and related Diseases: Official Journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29650275/metformin-for-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-patients-opportunities-and-pitfalls
#15
REVIEW
Antonin Levy, Jérôme Doyen
Despite exciting advances of the anticancer armamentarium in the recent years, mortality of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) remains high and novel treatments are requisite. Therapy intensification is explored with promising, but expensive and potentially toxic new compounds. Repositioning already existing drugs for cancer treatment could save money and improve patient outcomes in specific contexts. Observational data suggest that use of the standard antidiabetic agent metformin decreases lung cancer incidence and mortality...
May 2018: Critical Reviews in Oncology/hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29649995/the-prevalence-and-systemic-risk-factors-of-diabetic-macular-edema-a-cross-sectional-study-from-turkey
#16
Durgul Acan, Mehmet Calan, Duygu Er, Tugba Arkan, Nilufer Kocak, Firat Bayraktar, Suleyman Kaynak
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of diabetic macular edema (DME) utilizing optical coherence tomography (OCT), and to clarify the effects of the systemic findings and risk factors on the development of DME. METHODS: This cross-sectional study was conducted in the departments of ophthalmology and endocrinology at the Dokuz Eylul University School of Medicine in Izmir, Turkey. The demographics, type and duration of diabetes mellitus, treatment modality, smoking and alcohol consumption habits, as well as the systemic blood pressure, renal functional tests, hemoglobulin A1c level, serum lipid profile, and 24-h urine albumin level were noted and statistically analyzed...
April 12, 2018: BMC Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29649541/efficacy-and-safety-of-sodium-glucose-cotransporter-2-inhibitors-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-and-moderate-renal-function-impairment-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#17
Lin Zhang, Mei Zhang, Qingguo Lv, Nanwei Tong
AIMS: A systematic review and meta-analysis was conducted to evaluate the clinical efficacy and safety of sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitors in patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D) and moderate renal function impairment. METHODS: Embase, Medline, and Cochrane Central were searched, and randomized controlled trials comparing SGLT2 inhibitors to placebos and other drugs for T2D were collected. RESULTS: Seven RCTs with a total of 3,307 participants were included, and the overall bias was low...
April 9, 2018: Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29649530/self-assembled-hyaluronic-acid-nanoparticles-implications-as-a-nanomedicine-for-treatment-of-type-2-diabetes
#18
Jun Gi Rho, Hwa Seung Han, Ji Hye Han, Hansang Lee, Van Quy Nguyen, Wang Hee Lee, Seunglee Kwon, Sungeun Heo, Juhwan Yoon, Han Ho Shin, Eun-Young Lee, Hoin Kang, Siyoung Yang, Eun Kyung Lee, Jae Hyung Park, Wook Kim
Self-assembled hyaluronic acid nanoparticles (HA-NPs) have been extensively investigated for biomedical and pharmaceutical applications owing to their biocompatibility and receptor-binding properties. Here, we report that an empty HA-NP itself not bearing any drug has therapeutic effects on adipose tissue inflammation and insulin resistance. HA-NPs inhibited not only the receptor-mediated internalization of low-molecular-weight (LMW) free HA but also LMW free HA-induced pro-inflammatory gene expression in mouse primary bone marrow-derived macrophages (BMDMs) isolated from wild-type mice, but not in CD44-null (CD44-/-) BMDMs...
April 9, 2018: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29649310/administration-of-oral-fluoroquinolone-and-the-risk-of-rhegmatogenous-retinal-detachment-a-nationwide-population-based-study-in-korea
#19
Seung Yong Choi, Hyun-A Lim, Hyeon Woo Yim, Young-Hoon Park
PURPOSE: To investigate the association between oral fluoroquinolones (FQ) and the risk of rhegmatogenous retinal detachment (RRD) using a nationwide population-based study in Korea, designed to control for time-related bias. METHODS: As a nested case-control study within a cohort, the KNHIS-NSC 2002-2013 (Korean National Health Insurance Service National Sample Cohort) data used for the investigation. The subjects who visited an ophthalmologist were included in a cohort...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29649130/separation-identification-and-antidiabetic-activity-of-catechin-isolated-from-arbutus-unedo-l-plant-roots
#20
Hanae Naceiri Mrabti, Nidal Jaradat, Ismail Fichtali, Wessal Ouedrhiri, Shehdeh Jodeh, Samar Ayesh, Yahia Cherrah, My El Abbes Faouzi
Phytopharmaceuticals play an essential role in medicine, since the need to investigate highly effective and safe drugs for the treatment of diabetes mellitus disease remains a significant challenge for modern medicine. Arbutus unedo L. root has various therapeutic properties, and has been used widely in the traditional medicine as an antidiabetic agent. The current study aimed to isolate the pharmacologically active compound from A. unedo roots using accelerated solvent extraction technology, to determine its chemical structure using different instrumental analytical methods, and also to evaluate the α-glucosidase inhibitory activity...
April 12, 2018: Plants (Basel, Switzerland)
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