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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783198/toxicity-assessment-of-metal-oxide-nano-pollutants-on-tomato-solanum-lycopersicon-a-study-on-growth-dynamics-and-plant-cell-death
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Bilal Ahmed, Mohammad Saghir Khan, Javed Musarrat
The present study for the first time demonstrated the interactions of metal oxide (MO) nano-pollutants (CuO and Al2 O3 -NPs) with tissues and cellular DNA of tomato plants grown in soil sand: silt: clay (667:190:143) and Hoagland-hydroponic system and assessed the hazardous effects of NPs on cell physiology and biochemistry. Results of SEM equipped with EDX revealed attachment of variably shaped CuO-NPs (18 nm) and Al2 O3 -NPs (21 nm) on roots, and internalization followed by translocation in plants by ICP-MS and TEM...
May 18, 2018: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783158/pirfenidone-ameliorates-lipopolysaccharide-induced-pulmonary-inflammation-and-fibrosis-by-blocking-nlrp3-inflammasome-activation
#2
Yi Li, Haitao Li, Shuai Liu, Pinhua Pan, Xiaoli Su, Hongyi Tan, Dongdong Wu, Lemeng Zhang, Chao Song, Minhui Dai, Qian Li, Zhi Mao, Yuan Long, Yongbin Hu, Chengping Hu
Acute respiratory distress syndrome(ARDS)is a severe clinical disorder characterized by its acute onset, diffuse alveolar damage, intractable hypoxemia, and non-cardiogenic pulmonary edema. Acute lung injury(ALI) can trigger persistent lung inflammation and fibrosis through activation of the NLRP3 inflammasome and subsequent secretion of mature IL-1β, suggesting that the NLRP3 inflammasome is a potential therapeutic target for ALI, for which new therapeutic approaches are needed. Our present study aims to assess whether pirfenidone,with anti-fibrotic and anti-inflammatory properties, can improve LPS-induced inflammation and fibrosis by inhibiting NLRP3 inflammasome activation...
May 18, 2018: Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782417/prevalence-and-analysis-of-medical-device-related-pressure-injuries-results-from-the-international-pressure-ulcer-prevalence-survey
#3
Susan A Kayser, Catherine A VanGilder, Elizabeth A Ayello, Charlie Lachenbruch
OBJECTIVE: To examine the prevalence and characteristics of medical device-related pressure injuries (MDR PIs) in a large, generalizable database. METHODS: This study is a retrospective analysis of the 2016 International Pressure Ulcer Prevalence data. Data were limited to US and Canadian facilities. Facilities included acute care, long-term care, rehabilitation, long-term acute care hospitals, and hospice. Analysis included 102,865 adult patients; 99,876 had complete data and were the focus of the analysis and are reported in the results below...
June 2018: Advances in Skin & Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782415/measuring-transcutaneous-oxygenation-to-validate-the-duration-required-to-achieve-electrode-equilibration
#4
Nathaniel Chiang, Jitendra K Jain, Jamie Sleigh, Thodur Vasudevan
OBJECTIVE: The transcutaneous oxygenation measurement (TCOM) system is useful in assessing tissue viability. There are no clear recommendations regarding the duration required for the electrode to equilibrate and reliably evaluate tissue oxygenation values. The objective of this study was to validate the duration required to achieve electrode equilibration in a clinical setting. METHODS: Minute-by-minute recordings using TCOM (TCOM3; Radiometer Medical ApS, Brønshøj, Copenhagen) were obtained for 82 limbs in 50 participants...
June 2018: Advances in Skin & Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780806/myeloperoxidase-negatively-regulates-neutrophil-endothelial-cell-interactions-by-impairing-%C3%AE-m%C3%AE-2-integrin-function-in-sterile-inflammation
#5
Alan Tseng, Kyungho Kim, Jing Li, Jaehyung Cho
Interactions of neutrophils with endothelial cells (ECs) and platelets contribute to tissue damage and vascular occlusion under sterile inflammatory conditions. However, the molecular mechanisms regulating the cell-cell interactions remain poorly understood. Previous studies suggest that reactive oxygen species, such as hydrogen peroxide (H2 O2 ), produced from NADPH oxidase 2 play a critical role in platelet-neutrophil interactions by regulating the function of neutrophil αMβ2 integrin during sterile inflammation...
2018: Frontiers in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780488/a-pre-protective-strategy-for-precise-tumor-targeting-and-efficient-photodynamic-therapy-with-a-switchable-dna-upconversion-nanocomposite
#6
Zhengze Yu, Yegang Ge, Qiaoqiao Sun, Wei Pan, Xiuyan Wan, Na Li, Bo Tang
Tumor-specific targeting based on folic acid (FA) is one of the most common and significant approaches in cancer therapy. However, the expression of folate receptors (FRs) in normal tissues will lead to unexpected targeting and unsatisfactory therapeutic effect. To address this issue, we develop a pre-protective strategy for precise tumor targeting and efficient photodynamic therapy (PDT) using a switchable DNA/upconversion nanocomposite, which can be triggered in the acidic tumor microenvironment. The DNA/upconversion nanocomposite is composed of polyacrylic acid (PAA) coated upconversion nanoparticles (UCNPs), the surface of which is modified using FA and chlorin e6 (Ce6) functionalized DNA sequences with different lengths...
April 14, 2018: Chemical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778984/the-role-of-cuzn-and-mn-superoxide-dismutases-in-earthworm-eisenia-andrei-kept-in-two-distinct-field-contaminated-soils
#7
Radka Roubalová, Jiří Dvořák, Petra Procházková, František Škanta, Isabel Navarro Pacheco Natividad, Jaroslav Semerád, Tomáš Cajthaml, Martin Bilej
Polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins/dibenzofurans (PCDD/Fs), together with polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), represent highly toxic and persistent organic environmental pollutants, especially due to their capability for bioaccumulation in fatty tissues. To observe the environmentally relevant effect of these compounds on earthworms, two soils naturally contaminated with PCDD/Fs and PAHs were used in our experiments. We focused on the role of CuZn- and Mn-superoxide dismutases. We assembled a full-length sequences of these molecules from Eisenia andrei earthworm and confirmed their activity...
May 17, 2018: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778909/n-acetylcysteine-protects-against-diabetic-nephropathy-through-control-of-oxidative-and-nitrosative-stress-by-recovery-of-nitric-oxide-in-rats
#8
Guilherme B Nogueira, Giovana R Punaro, Clemerson S Oliveira, Fabiane R Maciel, Thamires O Fernandes, Deyse Y Lima, Adelson M Rodrigues, Margaret G Mouro, Sergio R R Araujo, Elisa M S Higa
The diabetes mellitus (DM) induces several changes, with substantial increase of reactive oxygen species (ROS). The ROS cause damage to systemic and renal microvasculature, which could be one of the mechanisms involved in the development of diabetic nephropathy (DN). The ROS modulate other substances like the nitric oxide (NO), a vasodilator with important role in the renal function. N-acetylcysteine (NAC) is an antioxidant that acts replenishing intracellular cysteine levels, which is essential for glutathione formation...
May 17, 2018: Nitric Oxide: Biology and Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778882/insight-into-the-interactions-of-proteinase-inhibitor-alpha-2-macroglobulin-with-hypochlorite-thermal-analysis-and-biophysical-approach
#9
Tooba Siddiqui, Mohammad Khalid Zia, Syed Saqib Ali, Haseeb Ahsan, Fahim Halim Khan
Hypochlorous acid, an active bleaching agent is one of the major oxidants produced by neutrophils under physiological conditions. It is a potent reactive oxygen species (ROS) which causes oxidation of biomolecules. Treatment of proteins with hypochlorite results in direct oxidative damage to proteins. Alpha-2-macroglobulin is a major proteinase inhibitor and it can inhibit proteinase of any kind regardless of specificity and catalytic mechanism. The proteinase-antiproteinase balance plays an important role in mediating inflammation associated tissue destruction...
May 17, 2018: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778537/a-new-indanedione-derivative-alleviates-symptoms-of-diabetes-by-modulating-rage-nf-kappab-pathway-in-db-db-mice
#10
Gulnaz Khan, Meha Fatima Aftab, Bilquees Bano, Khalid Mohammed Khan, Munazza Murtaza, Sonia Siddiqui, M Hafizur Rehman, Rizwana Sanaullah Waraich
Accumulating evidence indicates that a number of tissues are damaged due to build-up of abnormal amount of Advanced Glycation End products (AGEs) in several diseases including diabetes. Currently AGE inhibitors are scarce in clinical use indicating a need for development of new anti-AGE agents. The aim of the current study is to identify the new AGE inhibitors and to decipher their mechanism of action for alleviating symptoms of diabetes in mice. Among several derivatives, one of the derivatives of indanedione, IDD-24 demonstrated highest inhibition of AGE formation and AGE mediated reactive oxygen species production in HepG-2 and mature 3T3-L1 adipocytes...
May 17, 2018: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778015/dietary-ala-epa-and-dha-have-distinct-effects-on-oxylipin-profiles-in-female-and-male-rat-kidney-liver-and-serum
#11
Shan Leng, Tanja Winter, Harold M Aukema
There is much data on the effects of dietary n-3 fatty acids on tissue fatty acid compositions, but comparable comprehensive data on their oxygenated metabolites (oxylipins) is limited. The effects of providing female and male rats with diets high in α-linolenic acid (ALA), EPA or DHA for 6 weeks on oxylipins and fatty acids in kidney, liver and serum were therefore examined. The oxylipin profile generally reflected fatty acids, but it also revealed unique effects of individual n-3 fatty acids that were not apparent from fatty acid data alone...
April 18, 2018: Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777940/curcumin-attenuates-cerebral-ischemia-injury-in-sprague-dawley-rats-and-pc12-cells-by-suppressing-overactivated-autophagy
#12
Yan Zhang, Ming Fang, Yameng Sun, Ting Zhang, Nan Shi, Jinfeng Li, Lei Jin, Kangyong Liu, Jianliang Fu
The present study assessed whether the protective effects of curcumin against cerebral ischemia injury were due to the suppression of overactivated autophagy. Curcumin is a well-known natural polyphenolic compound that effectively counteracts oxidation, inflammation, and various types of cancer. Several studies have demonstrated the protective effects of curcumin against ischemia-reperfusion injury in tissues from the lungs, cardiomyocytes, and liver. The present study employed brain injury models induced by middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO) in rats and PC12 oxygen-glucose-deprived (OGD) cells...
May 7, 2018: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777902/chemical-characterization-and-cerebroprotective-effect-of-methanolic-root-extract-of-colebrookea-oppositifolia-in-rats
#13
Gollapalle Lakshminarayanashastry Viswanatha, Marikunte V Venkataranganna, Nunna Bheema Lingeswara Prasad, Shylaja Hanumanthappa
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Colebrookea oppositifolia Smith is one of the extensively used plants to treat neurological conditions such as epilepsy by the various ethnic communities in sub-Himalayan regions of India such as Bhoxa, Tharu and nomadic Gujjars. AIM OF THE STUDY: This study was conducted to evaluate the cerebroprotective effect of C. oppositifolia methanolic root (MeCO) extract in Wistar rats. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The MeCO was characterized for total phenolic content and later subjected for detailed liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry analysis...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777756/peroxiredoxin-5-regulates-adipogenesis-attenuating-oxidative-stress-in-obese-mouse-models-induced-by-a-high-fat-diet
#14
Mi Hye Kim, Sun-Ji Park, Jung-Hak Kim, Jung Bae Seong, Kyung-Min Kim, Hyun Ae Woo, Dong-Seok Lee
Elevated levels of reactive oxygen species (ROS) are a hallmark of obesity. Peroxiredoxin 5 (Prx5), which is a cysteine-dependent peroxidase enzyme, has an intensive ROS scavenging activity because it is located in the cytosol and mitochondria. Therefore, we focused on the role of Prx5 in regulating mitochondrial ROS and adipogenesis. We demonstrated that Prx5 expression was upregulated during adipogenesis and Prx5 overexpression suppressed adipogenesis by regulating cytosolic and mitochondrial ROS generation...
May 16, 2018: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777585/potential-vascular-mechanisms-in-an-ex-vivo-functional-pig-bladder-model
#15
Uzoma A Anele, Paul H Ratz, Andrew F Colhoun, Sydney Roberts, Ryan Musselman, Randy A Vince, John E Speich, Adam P Klausner
AIMS: Chronic ischemia is a recognized factor in the pathophysiology of underactive bladder (UAB). Although relative ischemia (ie, low blood flow) is known to occur during filling, little is known regarding the pathophysiology that leads to UAB. Therefore, we developed an ex vivo functional porcine model to investigate the role of transient ischemia and whether autoregulation, a mechanism that maintains tissue oxygenation in certain vital organs, also exists in the bladder. METHODS: Using bladders from slaughtered pigs, we prepared an isolated perfused model where we studied the effects of bladder perfusion flow rate on perfusion pressure and tissue oxygenation during the filling phase...
May 19, 2018: Neurourology and Urodynamics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777581/in-vivo-performance-of-a-visible-wavelength-optical-sensor-for-monitoring-intestinal-perfusion-and-oxygenation
#16
Mitchell B Robinson, Anna M Wisniowiecki, Ryan J Butcher, Mark A Wilson, M Nance Ericson, Gerard L Cote
Traumatic injury resulting in hemorrhage is a prevalent cause of death worldwide. The current standard of care for trauma patients is to restore hemostasis by controlling bleeding and administering intravenous volume resuscitation. Adequate resuscitation to restore tissue blood flow and oxygenation is critical within the first hours following admission to assess severity and avoid complications. However, current clinical methods for guiding resuscitation are not sensitive or specific enough to adequately understand the patient condition...
May 2018: Journal of Biomedical Optics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777580/context-encoding-enables-machine-learning-based-quantitative-photoacoustics
#17
Thomas Kirchner, Janek Gröhl, Lena Maier-Hein
Real-time monitoring of functional tissue parameters, such as local blood oxygenation, based on optical imaging could provide groundbreaking advances in the diagnosis and interventional therapy of various diseases. Although photoacoustic (PA) imaging is a modality with great potential to measure optical absorption deep inside tissue, quantification of the measurements remains a major challenge. We introduce the first machine learning-based approach to quantitative PA imaging (qPAI), which relies on learning the fluence in a voxel to deduce the corresponding optical absorption...
May 2018: Journal of Biomedical Optics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776730/development-of-human-derived-hemoglobin-albumin-microspheres-as-oxygen-carriers-using-shirasu-porous-glass-membrane-emulsification
#18
Seiichi Ohta, Kenichiro Hashimoto, Xiaoting Fu, Masamichi Kamihira, Yasuyuki Sakai, Taichi Ito
Novel hemoglobin-based artificial oxygen carriers are necessary in tissue engineering. We developed human hemoglobin (hHb) and albumin (HSA)-based microspheres using Shirasu porous glass (SPG) membrane emulsification. The obtained microspheres had a uniform size with an average diameter of 15.1 μm measured by optical microscope, which is similar to the diameter of human red blood cells (7-8 μm). The loading amount of hHb in the microspheres was 20 wt%, which is similar to that of red blood cells (33 wt%)...
May 15, 2018: Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775863/superoxide-o-2-accumulation-contributes-to-symptomless-type-i-nonhost-resistance-of-plants-to-biotrophic-pathogens
#19
András Künstler, Renáta Bacsó, Réka Albert, Balázs Barna, Zoltán Király, Yaser Mohamed Hafez, József Fodor, Ildikó Schwarczinger, Lóránt Király
Nonhost resistance is the most common form of disease resistance exhibited by plants against most pathogenic microorganisms. Type I nonhost resistance is symptomless (i.e. no macroscopically visible cell/tissue death), implying an early halt of pathogen growth. The timing/speed of defences is much more rapid during type I nonhost resistance than during type II nonhost and host ("gene-for-gene") resistance associated with a hypersensitive response (localized necrosis, HR). However, the mechanism(s) underlying symptomless (type I) nonhost resistance is not entirely understood...
May 7, 2018: Plant Physiology and Biochemistry: PPB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775416/downregulation-of-the-%C3%AE-1-and-%C3%AE-1-subunit-of-sgc-in-arterial-smooth-muscle-cells-of-opscc-is-hpv-independent
#20
Y Korkmaz, H C Roggendorf, O G Siefer, J Seehawer, T Imhof, M Plomann, W Bloch, A Friebe, C U Huebbers
The nitric oxide (NO)-sensitive soluble guanylyl cyclase (sGC) is a heterodimeric enzyme with an α and β subunit. NO binds to heme of the β1 -subunit of sGC, activates the enzyme in the reduced heme iron state in vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs), and generates cGMP-inducing vasodilatation and suppression of VSMC proliferation. In the complex tumor milieu with higher levels of reactive oxygen species (ROS), sGC heme iron may become oxidized and insensitive to NO. To change sGC from an NO-insensitive to NO-sensitive state or NO-independent manner, protein expression of sGC in VSMC is required...
May 1, 2018: Journal of Dental Research
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