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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29713542/systematic-review-of-antioxidant-types-and-doses-in-male-infertility-benefits-on-semen-parameters-advanced-sperm-function-assisted-reproduction-and-live-birth-rate
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Ahmad Majzoub, Ashok Agarwal
Objective: To explore the current evidence concerning the effect of oral antioxidant supplementation on various male fertility outcomes, as antioxidants are widely available compounds that are commonly used for the treatment of male infertility. Materials and methods: PubMed, Medline and Cochrane electronic databases were searched according to a modified Preferred Reporting Items for Systemic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) guidelines looking for studies investigating the effect of antioxidant therapy on infertile men...
March 2018: Arab Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29694831/atorvastatin-in-nano-particulate-formulation-abates-muscle-and-liver-affliction-when-coalesced-with-coenzyme-q10-and-or-vitamin-e-in-hyperlipidemic-rats
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S M Farrag, M A Hamzawy, M F El-Yamany, M A Saad, N N Nassar
AIMS: Statins are the most widely used to lower elevated low-density lipoprotein levels and preventing cardiovascular diseases in humans. However, about 20% of patients treated with this medication suffer from statin-related myalgia. To this end, this study investigated the potential effect of nano-particulate formulation in alleviating the muscles and liver damage either alone or when co-administered with nano coenzyme Q10 and nano vitamin E. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Male Wistar rats were fed normal diet or high-fat diet for 12 weeks, following which rats were treated with either (i) atorvastatin (5 or 20 mg/kg/day, p...
April 22, 2018: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29671254/co-enzyme-q10-upregulates-hsp70-and-protects-chicken-primary-myocardial-cells-under-in-vitro-heat-stress-via-pkc-mapk
#3
Jiao Xu, Shu Tang, Bin Yin, Jiarui Sun, Endong Bao
In this report, we investigate the protective mechanism of co-enzyme Q10 on chicken primary myocardial cells during heat stress. Morphological observations indicate that addition of co-enzyme Q10 protects myocardial cells from heat stress, reduces the damage of mitochondria and nucleus, and decreases the mean number of vacuolated mitochondria. We have previously shown that co-enzyme Q10 can protect myocardial cells by upregulating the expression of Hsp70. Therefore, signaling pathways involved in this process were explored...
April 18, 2018: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29605683/development-and-validation-of-a-rp-hplc-method-for-the-simultaneous-detection-and-quantification-of-simvastatin-s-isoforms-and-coenzyme-q10-in-lecithin-chitosan-nanoparticles
#4
Adryana Clementino, Fabio Sonvico
Hybrid nanocapsules constituted of phospholipids and polysaccharides have been proposed as colloidal systems for the delivery of drugs via non-parenteral administration routes, due their capacity of high drug loading, controlled drug release and targeted delivery to the specific organ. Moreover, nanoparticles systems offer the possibility of co-encapsulation of drugs in the same drug delivery system and, consequently, the simultaneous administration of compounds. Characterization of nanoparticles properties, specifically involves quantification of the active pharmaceutical ingredients and is pivotal in the development of innovative nanomedicines...
March 23, 2018: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29596118/treatment-of-depression-with-duloxetine-in-mitochondrial-encephalopathy-lactic-acidosis-and-stroke-like-episodes
#5
Brittany Cozart, Jesus Diaz Vera, James D Denham, William L Whiting
The mitochondrial cytopathies are a heterogeneous group of diseases characterized by heteroplasmic maternal transmission and selective dysfunction of tissues and organs highly dependent on aerobic respiration (eg, skeletal muscle, cardiac muscle, and brain). Mitochondrial encephalomyopathy with lactic acidosis and stroke-like episodes (MELAS) is a specific subtype of mitochondrial cytopathy that is commonly associated with mood disturbances in individuals who survive until adulthood. Because of the altered cellular metabolism inherent in MELAS, it is often difficult to determine drug dosing, drug choice, and treatment response in patients with this rare disease...
March 28, 2018: Clinical Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29575583/global-effects-of-plant-litter-alterations-on-soil-co-2-to-the-atmosphere
#6
Xinli Chen, Han Y H Chen
Soil respiration (Rs) is the largest terrestrial carbon (C) efflux to the atmosphere and is predicted to increase drastically through global warming. However, the responses of Rs to global warming are complicated by the fact that terrestrial plant growth and the subsequent input of plant litter to soil are also altered by ongoing climate change and human activities. Despite a number of experiments established in various ecosystems around the world, it remains a challenge to predict the magnitude and direction of changes in Rs and its temperature sensitivity (Q10 ) due to litter alteration...
March 25, 2018: Global Change Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29502896/effects-of-coenzyme-q10-on-semen-cryopreservation-of-stallions-classified-as-having-good-or-bad-semen-freezing-ability
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Joao A M Carneiro, Igor F Canisso, R S Bandeira, V F C Scheeren, Camila P Freitas-Dell'Aqua, Marco A Alvarenga, Frederico O Papa, Jose A Dell'Aqua
This study aimed to evaluate the antioxidant properties of coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) during cryopreservation of semen obtained from stallions having good and bad semen freezing ability (GFA vs. BFA, respectively). Forty ejaculates (n = 20 stallions) were split into five centrifugation and five freezing extenders containing different concentrations of CoQ10 (0, 25, 50, 75 and 100 μmols/L). If CoQ10 was added to the centrifugation extender, the freezing extender had no CoQ10 added; similarly, if CoQ10 was added to the freezing extender, the centrifugation extender had no CoQ10...
May 2018: Animal Reproduction Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29288336/cytotoxicity-of-propofol-in-human-induced-pluripotent-stem-cell-derived-cardiomyocytes
#8
Koji Kido, Hiroyuki Ito, Yudai Yamamoto, Koshi Makita, Tokujiro Uchida
PURPOSE: Propofol infusion syndrome (PRIS) is a lethal condition caused by propofol overdose. Previous studies suggest that pathophysiological mechanisms underlying PRIS involve mitochondrial dysfunction; however, these mechanisms have not been fully elucidated. This study aimed to establish an experimental model of propofol-induced cytotoxicity using cultured human induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC)-derived cardiomyocytes to determine the mechanisms behind propofol-induced mitochondrial dysfunction, and to evaluate the protective effects of coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10)...
February 2018: Journal of Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29258174/co-enzyme-q10-and-n-3-polyunsaturated-fatty-acid-supplementation-reverse-intermittent-hypoxia-induced-growth-restriction-and-improved-antioxidant-profiles-in-neonatal-rats
#9
Kay D Beharry, Charles L Cai, Michael M Henry, Sara Chowdhury, Gloria B Valencia, Jacob V Aranda
Neonatal intermittent hypoxia (IH) increases the risk for many morbidities in extremely low birth weight/gestational age (ELBW/ELGA) neonates with compromised antioxidant systems and poor growth. We hypothesized that supplementation with coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10, ubiquinol) or n -3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) during neonatal IH improves antioxidant profiles and somatic growth in neonatal rats. Newborn rats were exposed to two IH paradigms at birth (P0): (1) 50% O₂ with brief hypoxic episodes (12% O₂); or (2) room air (RA) with brief hypoxia, until P14 during which they received daily oral CoQ10 in olive oil, n -3 PUFAs in fish oil, or olive oil only from P0 to P14...
December 16, 2017: Antioxidants (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228766/the-effects-of-addition-of-coenzyme-q10-to-metformin-on-sirolimus-induced-diabetes-mellitus
#10
In O Sun, Long Jin, Jian Jin, Sun Woo Lim, Byung Ha Chung, Chul Woo Yang
Background/Aims: This study was performed to determine whether adding coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) to metformin (MET) has a beneficial effect as a treatment for sirolimus (SRL)-induced diabetes mellitus (DM). Methods: DM was induced in rats by daily treatment with SRL (0.3 mg/kg, subcutaneous) for 28 days, and animals were treated with CoQ10 (20 mg/kg, oral) and MET (250 mg/kg, oral) alone or in combination for the latter 14 days of SRL treatment. The effects of CoQ10 and MET on SRL-induced DM were assessed with the intraperitoneal glucose tolerance test (IPGTT) and by determining plasma insulin concentration and the homeostatic model assessment of insulin resistance (HOMA-R) index...
December 13, 2017: Korean Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29204172/protective-effects-of-coenzyme-q-10-and-l-carnitine-against-statin-induced-pancreatic-mitochondrial-toxicity-in-rats
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Melina Sadighara, Jalal Pourahamad Joktaji, Valiollah Hajhashemi, Mohsen Minaiyan
Statins are widely used in patients with hyperlipidemia and whom with high risk of cardiovascular diseases. Unfortunately, statins also exert some adverse effects on the liver and pancreas and enhance the risk of type 2 diabetes mellitus. The objective of the present research was to investigate the protective effects of coenzyme Q10 (Co-Q10 ) and L-carnitine (LC) on statins induced toxicity on pancreatic mitochondria in vivo . Seven groups of male Wistar rats received atorvastatin (20 mg/kg, p.o.), atorvastatin + Co-Q10 (10 mg/kg, i...
December 2017: Research in Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29096550/optimization-of-nutraceutical-coenzyme-q10-nanoemulsion-with-improved-skin-permeability-and-anti-wrinkle-efficiency
#12
Eman S El-Leithy, Amna M Makky, Abeer M Khattab, Doaa G Hussein
Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is an insoluble, poorly permeable antioxidant with great biological value which acts as anti-aging and anti-wrinkle agent. To improve its permeability through topical application, the current study aimed at formulating oil/water (o/w) nanoemulsion (NE) as an efficient vehicle for delivering (CoQ10) through the skin barriers. The solubility of (CoQ10) was tested for various oils, surfactants (S), and co-surfactants (CoS). The NE region was determined by constructing pseudoternary phase diagrams...
February 2018: Drug Development and Industrial Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28943100/validation-of-a-pharmacological-model-for-mitochondrial-dysfunction-in-healthy-subjects-using-simvastatin-a-randomized-placebo-controlled-proof-of-pharmacology-study
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Marcus P J van Diemen, Cécile L Berends, Naila Akram, Joep Wezel, Wouter M Teeuwisse, Bert G Mik, Hermien E Kan, Andrew Webb, Jan Willem M Beenakker, Geert Jan Groeneveld
Proof-of-pharmacology models to study compounds in healthy subjects offer multiple advantages. Simvastatin is known to induce mitochondrial dysfunction at least partly by depletion of co-enzyme Q10. The goal of this study was to evaluate a model of simvastatin-induced mitochondrial dysfunction in healthy subjects and to determine whether mitochondrial dysfunction could be pharmacologically reversed by treatment with co-enzyme Q10 (ubiquinol). Subjects received simvastatin 40mg/day for 8 weeks. After 4 weeks, subjects were randomized to receive ubiquinol 300mg/day or placebo in a double-blinded fashion...
November 15, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895754/coenzyme-q10-and-retinaldehyde-co-loaded-nanostructured-lipid-carriers-for-efficacy-evaluation-in-wrinkles
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Kritika Nayak, Sameer S Katiyar, Varun Kushwah, Sanyog Jain
This study depicts coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) and retinaldehyde (RAL) co-loaded nanostructured lipid carriers (NLCs); having activity on different targets of photoageing, which can overcome deficits of conventional topical dosage forms. The developed NLCs were characterised for particle size, polydispersity index and percent entrapment efficiency (%EE), followed by their incorporation into Carbopol® 934 P-NF gel. In vitro cellular uptake and cytotoxicity assay was performed to evaluate NLCs and in vivo study on ultraviolet- (UV) induced wrinkle model to determine efficacy of NLCs...
April 2018: Journal of Drug Targeting
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28844183/attenuation-of-oxidative-damage-by-coenzyme-q10-loaded-nanoemulsion-via-oral-route-for-the-management-of-parkinson-s-disease
#15
Sanjula Baboota, Bijay Kumar Gupta, Shobhit Kumar, Harleen Kaur, Javed Ali
Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is a well known antioxidant molecule which is used in the treatment of neurodegenerative disorders but due to poor solubility it suffers with the drawback of low oral bioavailability. The aim of present study was to prepare and characterize CoQ10 loaded nanoemulsion to improve the oral bioavailability. Prepared formulation was studied for droplet size, polydispersity index (PDI), percentage transmittance, refractive index, viscosity, zeta potential, surface morphology by transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and in vitro release study...
August 26, 2017: Rejuvenation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762311/therapeutic-potential-of-co-enzyme-q10-in-retinal-diseases
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REVIEW
Xun Zhang, Ali Mohammad Tohari, Fabio Marcheggiani, Xinzhi Zhou, James Reilly, Luca Tiano, Xinhua Shu
BACKGROUND: Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) plays a critical role in mitochondrial oxidative phosphorylation by serving as an electron carrier in the respiratory electron transport chain. CoQ10 also functions as a lipid-soluble antioxidant by protecting lipids, proteins and DNA damaged by oxidative stress. CoQ10 deficiency has been associated with a number of human diseases in which CoQ10 supplementation therapy has been effective in slowing or reversing pathological changes. Oxidative stress is a major contributory factor in the process of retinal degeneration...
2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743569/structural-characterization-catalytic-kinetic-and-thermodynamic-properties-of-keratinase-from-bacillus-pumilus-fh9
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Mohamed A Abdel-Naby, Heba A El-Refai, Mohammad H A Ibrahim
Bacillus pumilus FH9 keratinase was purified to homogeneity with a 59.9% yield through a series of three steps. The purified enzyme was a monomeric protein with a molecular mass around 50kDa and containing 7.3% carbohydrates. The pure B. pumilus FH9 keratinase was optimally active at pH 9.0 and 60°C. The calculated activation energy for keratin hydrolysis was 24.52kJmol(-1) and its temperature quotient (Q10) was 1.19. The calculated values of thermodynamic parameters for keratin hydrolysis were as follows: ΔH*=21...
December 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736527/human-coq9-rescues-a-coq9-yeast-mutant-by-enhancing-coenzyme-q-biosynthesis-from-4-hydroxybenzoic-acid-and-stabilizing-the-coq-synthome
#18
Cuiwen H He, Dylan S Black, Christopher M Allan, Brigitte Meunier, Shamima Rahman, Catherine F Clarke
Coq9 is required for the stability of a mitochondrial multi-subunit complex, termed the CoQ-synthome, and the deamination step of Q intermediates that derive from para-aminobenzoic acid (pABA) in yeast. In human, mutations in the COQ9 gene cause neonatal-onset primary Q10 deficiency. In this study, we determined whether expression of human COQ9 could complement yeast coq9 point or null mutants. We found that expression of human COQ9 rescues the growth of the temperature-sensitive yeast mutant, coq9-ts19, on a non-fermentable carbon source and increases the content of Q6, by enhancing Q biosynthesis from 4-hydroxybenzoic acid (4HB)...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684614/ubiquinol-effects-on-antiphospholipid-syndrome-prothrombotic-profile-a-randomized-placebo-controlled-trial
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Carlos Pérez-Sánchez, María Ángeles Aguirre, Patricia Ruiz-Limón, María Carmen Ábalos-Aguilera, Yolanda Jiménez-Gómez, Iván Arias-de la Rosa, Antonio Rodriguez-Ariza, Lucía Fernández-Del Río, José Antonio González-Reyes, Pedro Segui, Eduardo Collantes-Estévez, Nuria Barbarroja, Francisco Velasco, Savino Sciascia, Irene Cecchi, María José Cuadrado, José Manuel Villalba, Chary López-Pedrera
OBJECTIVE: Antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) leukocytes exhibit an oxidative perturbation, directly linked to alterations in mitochondrial dynamics and metabolism. This disturbance is related to the patients' prothrombotic status and can be prevented by in vitro treatment with coenzyme Q10. Our aim was to investigate short-term effects of in vivo ubiquinol (reduced coenzyme Q10 [Qred ]) supplementation on markers related to inflammation and thrombosis in APS through a prospective, randomized, crossover, placebo-controlled trial...
October 2017: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637167/effects-of-dissolved-oxygen-concentration-on-photosynthetic-bacteria-wastewater-treatment-pollutants-removal-cell-growth-and-pigments-production
#20
Fan Meng, Anqi Yang, Guangming Zhang, Hangyao Wang
Dissolved oxygen (DO) is an important parameter in photosynthetic bacteria (PSB) wastewater treatment. This study set different DO levels and detected the pollutants removal, PSB growth and pigments production. Results showed that DO significantly influenced the performances of PSB wastewater treatment process. The highest COD (93%) and NH3-N removal (83%) was achieved under DO of 4-8mg/L, but DO of 2-4mg/L was recommended considering the aeration cost. PSB biomass reached 1645mg/L under DO of 4-8mg/L with satisfying co-enzyme Q10 content...
October 2017: Bioresource Technology
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