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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161542/vasorelaxation-effect-of-glycyrrhizae-uralensis-through-the-endothelium-dependent-pathway
#1
Chu Shan Tan, Yung Sing Ch'ng, Yean Chun Loh, Mohd Zaini Asmawi, Mariam Ahmad, Mun Fei Yam
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Glycyrrhiza uralensis (G. uralensis) is one of the herbs used in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) and serves as an envoy medicinal. Since G. uralensis plays a major role in the anti-hypertensive TCM formulae, we believe that G. uralensis might possess vasorelaxation activity. AIM OF THE STUDY: This study is designed to investigate the vasorelaxation effect of G. uralensis from various extracts and to study its pharmacology effect...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28134709/nephrogenic-diabetes-insipidus
#2
D Bockenhauer, Daniel G Bichet
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: In nephrogenic diabetes insipidus (NDI), the kidney is unable to concentrate urine despite elevated concentrations of the antidiuretic hormone arginine-vasopressin. In congenital NDI, polyuria and polydipsia are present from birth and should be immediately recognized to avoid severe episodes of dehydration. Unfortunately, NDI is still often recognized late after a 'diagnostic odyssey' involving false leads and dangerous treatments.Once diagnosed, appropriate treatment can be started...
April 2017: Current Opinion in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096462/unique-contributions-of-an-arginine-side-chain-to-ligand-recognition-in-a-glutamate-gated-chloride-channel
#3
Timothy Lynagh, Vitaly V Komnatnyy, Stephan A Pless
Glutamate recognition by neurotransmitter receptors often relies on arginine (Arg) residues in the binding site, leading to the assumption that charge-charge interactions underlie ligand recognition. However, assessing the precise chemical contribution of Arg side chains to protein function and pharmacology has proven to be exceedingly difficult in such large and complex proteins. Using the in vivo nonsense suppression approach, we report the first successful incorporation of the isosteric, titratable Arg analog, canavanine, into a neurotransmitter receptor in a living cell, utilizing a glutamate-gated chloride channel from the nematode Haemonchus contortus...
January 17, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074656/atomistic-modeling-of-ion-conduction-through-the-voltage-sensing-domain-of-the-shaker-k-ion-channel
#4
Mona L Wood, J Alfredo Freites, Francesco Tombola, Douglas J Tobias
Voltage-sensing domains (VSDs) sense changes in the membrane electrostatic potential and, through conformational changes, regulate a specific function. The VSDs of wild-type voltage-dependent K(+), Na(+), and Ca(2+) channels do not conduct ions, but they can become ion-permeable through pathological mutations in the VSD. Relatively little is known about the underlying mechanisms of conduction through VSDs. The most detailed studies have been performed on Shaker K(+) channel variants in which ion conduction through the VSD is manifested in electrophysiology experiments as a voltage-dependent inward current, the so-called omega current, which appears when the VSDs are in their resting state conformation...
January 25, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067368/the-effect-of-arginine-on-the-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling-pathway-during-porcine-intramuscular-preadipocyte-differentiation
#5
Xiaoling Chen, Yanliu Luo, Gang Jia, Guangmang Liu, Hua Zhao, Zhiqing Huang
Dietary l-arginine supplementation decreases backfat thickness and increases intramuscular fat content in growing-finishing pigs, but the underlying mechanisms are unknown. In this study, the effect of arginine on differentiation of porcine intramuscular preadipocytes was investigated in vitro. We showed that the mRNA and protein expressions of the peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor γ (PPARγ) and CCAAT/enhancer binding protein α were upregulated by arginine supplementation. Furthermore, the intracellular triglyceride level was increased by arginine supplementation...
January 9, 2017: Food & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27990605/profiling-of-selected-functional-metabolites-in-the-central-nervous-system-of-marine-medaka-oryzias-melastigma-for-environmental-neurotoxicological-assessments
#6
Elva Ngai-Yu Lei, Man-Shan Yau, Chi-Chung Yeung, Margaret B Murphy, Ka-Leung Wong, Michael Hon-Wah Lam
The simultaneous profiling of 43 functional metabolites in the brain of the small model vertebrate organism, marine medaka (Oryzais melastigma), has been accomplished via dansyl chloride derivatization and LC-MS/MS quantification. This technique was applied to examine effects of 2,2',4,4'-tetrabromodiphenyl ether (BDE-47), one of the most abundant polybrominated diphenyl ether flame retardants in the natural environment, on the central nervous system (CNS) of vertebrates. The model teleosts were fed with bioencapsulated Artemia nauplii for up to 21 days...
February 2017: Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27937055/curcumin-loaded-nanoliposomes-linked-to-homing-peptides-for-integrin-targeting-and-neuropilin-1-mediated-internalization
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Sogol Kangarlou, Sorour Ramezanpour, Saeed Balalaie, Shahla Roudbar Mohammadi, Ismaeil Haririan
CONTEXT: Curcumin, a naturally occurring polyphenol, has been extensively studied for its broad-spectrum anticancer effects. The potential benefits are, however, limited due to its poor water solubility and rapid degradation which result in low bioavailability on administration. OBJECTIVES: This study encapsulates curcumin in nanoliposomes including an integrin-homing peptide combined with a C end R neuropilin-1 targeting motif for targeted delivery and receptor-mediated internalization, respectively...
December 2017: Pharmaceutical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27880955/long-term-angiotensin-ii-receptor-blockade-limits-hypertension-aortic-dysfunction-and-structural-remodeling-in-a-rat-model-of-chronic-kidney-disease
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Omar Z Ameer, Mark Butlin, Elena Kaschina, Manuela Sommerfeld, Alberto P Avolio, Jacqueline K Phillips
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is associated with large artery remodeling, endothelial dysfunction and calcification, with angiotensin II (Ang II) a known driver of these pathologies. We investigated long-term Ang II type 1 receptor inhibition with valsartan on aortic function and structure in the Lewis polycystic kidney (LPK) rat model of CKD. METHODS: Mixed sex LPK and Lewis control (total n = 28) treated (valsartan 60 mg/kg/day p.o. from 4 to 18 weeks) and vehicle groups were studied...
2016: Journal of Vascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27822249/the-influence-of-administration-of-different-doses-of-arginine-and-lysine-coupled-with-zinc-in-the-lactating-ewes-on-the-zinc-concentration-in-milk
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M Keshvari, H Khazali, H Rokni, A Hosseini
Zinc (Zn) plays an essential role in the human and animal body system. Zinc deficiency might cause many disorders, so it is important to provide a sufficient amount of this microelement in both animals and humans. One of the most important sources of Zn is milk. The purpose of this study was to determine whether Zn can pass through the mammary epithelial cell into milk by a co-transport system with amino acid in the lactating ewes. This experimental research included 54 lactating ewes collected from the Agriculture-Jahad Organization of Tehran Province, that were allocated into 9 groups as follows: groups which received inorganic form as Zn chloride (1, 2 and 4 mg/kg), and groups which received organic Zn with different doses of arginine or lysine (1, 2 and 4 mg/kg) in chelate form...
2016: Iranian journal of veterinary research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27785939/vasorelaxant-action-of-the-chloroform-fraction-of-orthosiphon-stamineus-via-no-cgmp-pathway-potassium-and-calcium-channels
#10
Mun Fei Yam, Chu Shan Tan, Mariam Ahmad, Shibao Ruan
Orthosiphon stamineus Benth. (Lamiaceae) is an important plant in traditional folk medicine that is used to treat hypertension and kidney stones. In humans, this plant has been tested as an addition regiment for antihypertensive treatment. Among the treatments for hypertension, O. stamineus had been to have diuretic and vasorelaxant effects in animal models. There is still very little information regarding the vasorelaxant effect of O. stamineus. Therefore, the present study was designed to investigate the vasorelaxant activity and mechanism of action of the fractions of O...
2016: American Journal of Chinese Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27756575/identification-of-methylosome-components-as-negative-regulators-of-plant-immunity-using-chemical-genetics
#11
Shuai Huang, Aruna Balgi, Yaping Pan, Meng Li, Xiaoran Zhang, Lilin Du, Ming Zhou, Michel Roberge, Xin Li
Nucleotide-binding leucine-rich repeat (NLR) proteins serve as immune receptors in both plants and animals. To identify components required for NLR-mediated immunity, we designed and carried out a chemical genetics screen to search for small molecules that can alter immune responses in Arabidopsis thaliana. From 13 600 compounds, we identified Ro 8-4304 that was able to specifically suppress the severe autoimmune phenotypes of chs3-2D (chilling sensitive 3, 2D), including the arrested growth morphology and heightened PR (Pathogenesis Related) gene expression...
December 5, 2016: Molecular Plant
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27699019/mechanisms-of-simvastatin-induced-vasodilatation-of-rat-superior-mesenteric-arteries
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Yulong Chen, Hongmei Zhang, Huanhuan Liu, Ailan Cao
Independent of its lipid-lowering properties, simvastatin (Sim) induces vasorelaxation; however, the underlying mechanisms have remained elusive. The aim of the present study was to investigate the vasorelaxant effects of Sim on rat superior mesenteric arteries and the mechanisms involved. The isometric tension of rat superior mesenteric arterial rings was recorded in vitro on a myograph. The results showed that Sim concentration-dependently relaxed the superior mesenteric artery rings with endothelium pre-contracted by phenylephrine hydrochloride [maximum relaxation (Emax)=51...
October 2016: Biomedical Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27698719/endothelium-dependent-and-independent-relaxation-induced-by-resveratrol-in-rat-superior-mesenteric-arteries
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Yulong Chen, Cangbao Xu, Yahui Wei, Yaping Zhang, Ailan Cao
Resveratrol (Res) is a specific agonist of sirtuin 1, and has many cardioprotective effects. Although Res is able to relax various vascular beds, its pharmacological properties in rat superior mesenteric arteries and the underlying mechanism are not well clarified. The aim of present study was to investigate the vasorelaxant effects of Res on rat superior mesenteric arteries and the mechanisms involved. The isometric tension of rat superior mesenteric arterial rings was recorded in vitro using myography. It was found that Res concentration-dependently relaxed endothelium-intact superior mesenteric artery rings pre-contracted by phenylephrine hydrochloride (Emax, 97...
October 2016: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27681558/vasopressin-lowers-renal-epoxyeicosatrienoic-acid-levels-by-activating-soluble-epoxide-hydrolase
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Christin Boldt, Tom Röschel, Nina Himmerkus, Allein Plain, Markus Bleich, Robert Labes, Maximilian Blum, Hans Krause, Ahmed Magheli, Torsten Giesecke, Kerim Mutig, Michael Rothe, Steven M Weldon, Duska Dragun, Wolf-Hagen Schunck, Sebastian Bachmann, Alexander Paliege
Activation of the thick ascending limb (TAL) Na(+)-K(+)-2Cl(-) cotransporter (NKCC2) by the antidiuretic hormone arginine vasopressin (AVP) is an essential mechanism of renal urine concentration and contributes to extracellular fluid and electrolyte homeostasis. AVP effects in the kidney are modulated by locally and/or by systemically produced epoxyeicosatrienoic acid derivates (EET). The relation between AVP and EET metabolism has not been determined. Here, we show that chronic treatment of AVP-deficient Brattleboro rats with the AVP V2 receptor analog desmopressin (dDAVP; 5 ng/h, 3 days) significantly lowered renal EET levels (-56 ± 3% for 5,6-EET, -50 ± 3...
December 1, 2016: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27678152/in-silico-prediction-of-the-molecular-basis-of-cltx-and-aactx-interaction-with-matrix-metalloproteinase-2-mmp-2-to-inhibit-glioma-cell-invasion
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Houcemeddine Othman, Silke Andrea Wieninger, Mohamed ElAyeb, Michael Nilges, Najet Srairi-Abid
Glioblastoma is the deadliest type of brain cancer. Treatment could target the Matrix metalloproteinase-2 (MMP-2), which is known to be involved in the invasion process of glioblastoma cells. But current available inhibitors are not selective to MMP-2 due to their interaction with the catalytic binding site, which is highly conserved in all MMPs structures. Interestingly, members of the chloride channel blocker scorpion toxins, such as chlorotoxin (ClTx) and AaCTx, inhibit glioblastoma cell invasion and show a promising therapeutic potential...
September 28, 2016: Journal of Biomolecular Structure & Dynamics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27579456/hypertension-potentiates-cataractogenesis-in-rat-eye-through-modulation-of-oxidative-stress-and-electrolyte-homeostasis
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Samsroz Ahmad Khan, Rajesh Choudhary, Amrita Singh, Surendra H Bodakhe
PURPOSE: To evaluate modes of cataractogenesis in the hypertensive state by using different hypertensive animal models, including fructose, cadmium chloride (CdCl2), N ω-nitro-l-arginine methyl ester (l-NAME), and two-kidney, one clip (2K1C) method. METHODS: Male Sprague-Dawley albino rats (150-180 g) were divided into different groups, each group containing six animals. Hypertension was induced in animals via six weeks administration of fructose (10% solution in drinking water), CdCl2 (0...
September 2016: Journal of Current Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27578410/size-distribution-analysis-of-influenza-virus-particles-using-size-exclusion-chromatography
#17
Judith Vajda, Dennis Weber, Dominik Brekel, Boris Hundt, Egbert Müller
Size exclusion chromatography is a standard method in quality control of biopharmaceutical proteins. In contrast, vaccine analysis is often based on activity assays. The hemagglutination assay is a widely accepted influenza quantification method, providing no insight in the size distribution of virus particles. Capabilities of size exclusion chromatography to complement the hemagglutination assay are investigated. The presented method is comparatively robust regarding different buffer systems, ionic strength and additive concentrations...
September 23, 2016: Journal of Chromatography. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27541006/influence-of-arginine-salts-on-the-thermal-stability-and-aggregation-kinetics-of-monoclonal-antibody-dominant-role-of-anions
#18
Jifeng Zhang, Vadim Frey, Marta Corcoran, Jian Zhang-van Enk, J Anand Subramony
Thermal stability of the CH2 domain for an IgG1 monoclonal antibody and its aggregation kinetics were systematically studied at pH 4.8, below its pI of 8.8 in individual solutions of arginine salts with acetate, glutamate (Glu(-)), chloride, and sulfate as the anion, in comparison to sodium chloride and sodium sulfate. Thermal unfolding temperature, Tm, an indicator of thermal stability, was measured by both differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) and differential scanning fluorimetry (DSF). The aggregation kinetics was determined by assessing reversibility for the CH2 domain in the DSC repetitive scans and then cross-examined by the isothermal aggregation study measured by size exclusion chromatography...
October 3, 2016: Molecular Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27506270/mannitol-l-arginine-based-formulation-systems-for-freeze-drying-of-protein-pharmaceuticals-effect-of-the-l-arginine-counter-ion-and-formulation-composition-on-the-formulation-properties-and-the-physical-state-of-mannitol
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Peter Stärtzel, Henning Gieseler, Margit Gieseler, Ahmad M Abdul-Fattah, Michael Adler, Hanns-Christian Mahler, Pierre Goldbach
Previous studies have shown that protein storage stability in freeze-dried l-arginine-based systems improved in the presence of chloride ions. However, chloride ions reduced the glass transition temperature of the freeze concentrate (Tg') and made freeze drying more challenging. In this study, l-arginine was freeze dried with mannitol to obtain partially crystalline solids that can be freeze dried in a fast process and result in elegant cakes. We characterized the effect of different l-arginine counter ions on physicochemical properties of mannitol compared with mannitol/sucrose systems...
October 2016: Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27470386/endothelium-and-smooth-muscle-dependent-vasodilator-effects-of-citrus-aurantium-l-var-amara-focus-on-ca-2-modulation
#20
Purum Kang, Kang-Hyun Ryu, Jeong-Min Lee, Hyo-Keun Kim, Geun Hee Seol
Neroli, the essential oil of Citrus aurantium L. var. amara, is a well-characterized alleviative agent used to treat cardiovascular symptoms. However, because it has been found to have multiple effects, its mechanism of action requires further exploration. We sought to clarify the mechanism underlying the actions of neroli in mouse aorta. In aortic rings from mice precontracted with prostaglandin F2 alpha, neroli induced vasodilation. However, relaxation effect of neroli was decreased in endothelium-denuded ring or pre-incubation with the nitric oxide synthase inhibitor NG-Nitro-l-arginine-methyl ester (L-NAME)...
August 2016: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
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