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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528433/hydrolysis-of-phosphatidylcholine-isoprostanes-ptdcho-ip-by-peripheral-human-group-iia-v-and-x-secretory-phospholipases-a2-spla2
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Arnis Kuksis, Waldemar Pruzanski
Biologically active F- and E/D-type-prostane ring isomers (F2-IP and E2/D2-IP, respectively) are produced in situ by non-enzymatic peroxidation of arachidonic acid esterified to GroPCho (PtdCho-IP) and are universally distributed in tissue lipoproteins and cell membranes. Previous work has shown that platelet-activating factor acetylhydrolases (PAF-AH) are the main endogenous PLA2 involved in degradation of PtdCho-IP. The present study shows that the PtdCho-IP are also subject to hydrolysis by group IIA, V and X secretory PLA2, which also have a wide peripheral tissue distribution...
May 20, 2017: Lipids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528294/isoliquiritigenin-reduces-oxidative-damage-and-alleviates-mitochondrial-impairment-by-sirt1-activation-in-experimental-diabetic-neuropathy
#2
Veera Ganesh Yerra, Anil Kumar Kalvala, Ashutosh Kumar
Sirtuin (SIRT1) inactivation underlies the pathogenesis of insulin resistance and hyperglycaemia-associated vascular complications, but its role in diabetic neuropathy (DN) has not been yet explored. We have evaluated hyperglycaemia-induced alteration of SIRT1 signalling and the effect of isoliquiritigenin (ILQ) on SIRT1-directed AMP kinase (AMPK) and peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma coactivator 1-alpha (PGC-1α) signalling in peripheral nerves of streptozotocin (STZ) (55 mg/kg, ip)-induced diabetic rats and in high glucose (30 mM)-exposed neuro2a (N2A) cells...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528136/the-management-of-the-acute-ischemic-priapism-a-state-of-the-art-review
#3
M Falcone, A Gillo, M Capece, A Raheem, D Ralph, G Garaffa
OBJECTIVE: To review the current literature on early penile prosthesis implantation in patients with refractory ischemic priapism (IP). ACQUISITION OF EVIDENCE: A systematic search for the terms "penile prosthesis", "priapism", "impotence", "fibrosis", "downsized prosthesis cylinders", and "patient satisfaction" has been carried out in PubMed, EMBASE, Cochrane, SCOPUS and Science Citation Index databases. SYNTHESIS OF EVIDENCE: Cavernosal tissue damage in IP is time related...
May 17, 2017: Actas Urologicas Españolas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527831/different-efficacy-of-inhaled-and-oral-medications-in-pulmonary-hypertension
#4
Batool J AbuHalimeh, Joseph G Parambil, Adriano R Tonelli
Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is progressive disorder characterized by elevated pulmonary vascular resistance that can lead to right heart failure and death. One of the main therapeutic options for PAH are medications targeting the prostacyclin pathway. Treprostinil is a prostacyclin analogue and selexipag is a selective IP receptor agonist. Treprostinil can be delivered by a variety of routes including oral, inhaled, subcutaneous and intravenous. Selexipag is currently approved as an oral formulation...
May 17, 2017: Heart & Lung: the Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526937/molecular-confirmation-of-intraspecific-tomato-solanum-lycopersicum-hybrids-and-their-evaluation-against-late-blight-and-cucumber-mosaic-virus
#5
Amjad Hameed, Muhammad Yussouf Saleem, Khalid Pervaiz Akhtar, Muhammad Shoaib, Qumer Iqbal, Muhammad Asghar
Tomato is one of the most consumed vegetables in the world. Diseases are the number one concern in the development of high-yield and disease-resistant tomato hybrids which is the foremost priority of breeders. Present study was conducted (1) to develop DNA-based markers for genetic confirmation of tomato F1 hybrids, (2) to utilize sequenced characterized amplified region (SCAR) marker linked to the Ph-3 gene for Phytophthora infestans resistance in tomato and (3) to evaluate male and female parental genotypes and their F1 hybrids against late blight (LB) and cucumber mosaic virus (CMV)...
May 19, 2017: Molecular Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526629/the-ultra-structural-organization-of-the-elastic-network-in-the-intra-and-inter-lamellar-matrix-of-the-intervertebral-disc
#6
J Tavakoli, D M Elliott, J J Costi
The inter-lamellar matrix (ILM) -located between adjacent lamellae of the annulus fibrosus- consists of a complex structure of elastic fibres, while elastic fibers of the intra-lamellar region are aligned predominantly parallel to the collagen fibers. The organization of elastic fibres under low magnification, in both inter- and intra-lamellar regions, was studied by light microscopic analysis of histologically prepared samples; however, little is known about their ultrastructure. An ultrastructural visualization of elastic fibres in the inter-lamellar matrix is crucial for describing their contribution to structural integrity, as well as mechanical properties of the annulus fibrosus...
May 16, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526320/mercury-exposure-induces-cytoskeleton-disruption-and-loss-of-renal-function-through-epigenetic-modulation-of-mmp9-expression
#7
Hafizurrahman Khan, Radha Dutt Singh, Ratnakar Tiwari, Siddhartha Gangopadhyay, Somendu Kumar Roy, Dhirendra Singh, Vikas Srivastava
Mercury is one of the major heavy metal pollutants occurring in elemental, inorganic and organic forms. Due to ban on most inorganic mercury containing products, human exposure to mercury generally occurs as methylmercury (MeHg) by consumption of contaminated fish and other sea food. Animal and epidemiological studies indicate that MeHg affects neural and renal function. Our study is focused on nephrotoxic potential of MeHg. In this study, we have shown for the first time how MeHg could epigenetically modulate matrix metalloproteinase 9(MMP9) to promote nephrotoxicity using an animal model of sub chronic MeHg exposure...
May 16, 2017: Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525944/oxidative-stress-and-some-biochemical-alterations-due-to-scorpion-leiurus-quinquestriatus-crude-venom-in-rats
#8
Muhammad M A Salman, Seddik Hammad
Scorpion envenomation is a common medical problem in many countries; it is an important cause of morbidity and mortality. The venom of Leiurus quinquestriatus (LQ) is responsible for a number of deaths in children and adults. It has been stated that specific pathophysiological conditions such as generation of oxygen free radicals may trigger the onset of multiple organ dysfunction; therefore, the present study aimed to assess the oxidative stress mediated by LQ crude venom and its effect on the biochemical parameters in rats...
May 15, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525515/lidocaine-prevents-oxidative-stress-induced-endothelial-dysfunction-of-the-systemic-artery-in-rats-with-intermittent-periodontal-inflammation
#9
Takumi Saito, Yasuhiro Yamamoto, Guo-Gang Feng, Yoshiaki Kazaoka, Yoshihiro Fujiwara, Hiroyuki Kinoshita
BACKGROUND: Periodontal inflammation causes endothelial dysfunction of the systemic artery. However, it is unknown whether the use of local anesthetics during painful dental procedures alleviates periodontal inflammation and systemic endothelial function. This study was designed to examine whether the gingival or systemic injection of lidocaine prevents oxidative stress-induced endothelial dysfunction of the systemic artery in rats with intermittent periodontal inflammation caused by lipopolysaccharides (LPS)...
June 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523577/ffa3-activation-stimulates-duodenal-bicarbonate-secretion-and-prevents-nsaid-induced-enteropathy-via-the-glp-2-pathway-in-rats
#10
Hyder Said, Yasutada Akiba, Kazuyuki Narimatsu, Koji Maruta, Ayaka Kuri, Ken-Ichi Iwamoto, Atsukazu Kuwahara, Jonathan D Kaunitz
BACKGROUND: Therapy with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) is associated with enteropathy in humans and experimental animals, a cause of considerable morbidity. Unlike foregut NSAID-associated mucosal lesions, most treatments for this condition are of little efficacy. We propose that the endogenously released intestinotrophic hormone glucagon-like peptide-2 (GLP-2) prevents the development of NSAID-induced enteropathy. Since the short-chain fatty acid receptor FFA3 is expressed on enteroendocrine L cells and on enteric nerves in the gastrointestinal tract, we further hypothesized that activation of FFA3 on L cells protects the mucosa from injury via GLP-2 release with enhanced duodenal HCO3(-) secretion...
May 18, 2017: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523567/peripheral-viral-challenge-triggers-hippocampal-production-of-inflammatory-proteins
#11
Tiffany Petrisko, Gregory Konat
Peripheral viral infections increase seizure propensity and intensity in susceptible individuals. We have modeled this comorbidity by demonstrating that intraperitoneal (ip) injection of the conventional viral mimetic, polyinosinic-polycytidylic acid (PIC), renders the brain hypersusceptible to seizures induced by kainic acid (KA). At the molecular level, the hippocampus, which is the ictal site of KA-induced seizures, exhibits upregulated expression of messages encoding several inflammatory genes. Here, we profiled temporal expression of these genes at the protein level...
May 18, 2017: Metabolic Brain Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516987/theoretical-investigations-into-the-charge-transfer-properties-of-thiophene-%C3%AE-substituted-naphthodithiophene-diimides-excellent-n-channel-and-ambipolar-organic-semiconductors
#12
Li-Fei Ji, Jian-Xun Fan, Shou-Feng Zhang, Ai-Min Ren
A theoretical study was carried out to investigate the electronic structures and the charge transport properties of a series of naphthodithiophene diimide (NDTI) thiophene α-substituted derivatives NDTI-X using density functional theory and classical Marcus charge transfer theory. This study deeply revealed the structure-property relationships by analyzing the intermolecular interactions in crystal structures of C8-NDTI and C8-NDTI-Cl thoroughly by using the Hirshfeld surface, QTAIM theories and symmetry-adapted perturbation theory (SAPT)...
May 18, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515693/rolipram-improves-outcome-in-a-rat-model-of-infant-sepsis-induced-cardiorenal-syndrome
#13
Clark R Sims, Sharda P Singh, Shengyu Mu, Neriman Gokden, Dala Zakaria, Trung C Nguyen, Philip R Mayeux
While the mortality rate associated with sepsis in children has fallen over the years, it still remains unacceptably high. The development of both acute cardiac dysfunction and acute kidney injury during severe sepsis is categorized as type 5 cardiorenal syndrome (CRS) and is poorly understood in infants. To address this lack of understanding and the need for an appropriate animal model in which to conduct relevant preclinical studies, we developed a model of infant sepsis-induced CRS in rat pups then evaluated the therapeutic potential of the phosphodiesterase (PDE) 4 inhibitor, rolipram...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515692/wu-tou-decoction-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-integrating-network-pharmacology-and-in-vivo-pharmacological-evaluation
#14
Qingqing Guo, Kang Zheng, Danping Fan, Yukun Zhao, Li Li, Yanqin Bian, Xuemei Qiu, Xue Liu, Ge Zhang, Chaoying Ma, Xiaojuan He, Aiping Lu
Purpose: This study aimed to explore underlying action mechanism of Wu-Tou decoction (WTD) in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) through network pharmacology prediction and experimental verification. Methods: Chemical compounds and human target proteins of WTD as well as RA-related human genes were obtained from TCM Database @ Taiwan, PubChem and GenBank, respectively. Subsequently, molecular networks and canonical pathways presumably involved in the treatment of WTD on RA were generated by ingenuity pathway analysis (IPA) software...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513337/assessment-of-applicability-index-for-better-management-of-municipal-solid-waste-a-case-study-of-dhanbad-india
#15
Pooja Yadav, S R Samadder
Selection of suitable Municipal Solid Waste Management (MSWM) options is one of the major challenges in urban areas of the developing countries. Success of MSWM, requires accurate data of generation rate, composition, and physico-chemical characteristics of solid wastes. Improper handling of solid waste can have significant environmental and aesthetical impacts. The present study proposes a new method (applicability index- Pik values) for identifying the most appropriate disposal option with the help of applicability values of Composting-CP, Incineration-IP, and Landfill-LP for individual components of MSW based on the results of the physico-chemical analysis of the collected representative solid waste samples from the study area, Dhanbad, India...
May 17, 2017: Environmental Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512637/positive-correlation-between-ip-10-and-ifn-%C3%AE-levels-in-rhesus-monkeys-macaca-mulatta-with-either-naturally-acquired-or-experimental-infection-of-mycobacterium-tuberculosis
#16
Fangui Min, Ruike Wu, Jinchun Pan, Shuwu Huang, Yinzhu Luo, Yu Zhang
Numerous studies identify that IP-10 and IFN-γ are involved in leucocyte migration and activation and regarded as promising surrogate biomarkers in human and bovine tuberculosis infection, but there is lack of evidence for IP-10 in nonhuman primates. In this study, we directly determined IP-10 and IFN-γ levels in plasma from 30 healthy monkeys, 30 monkeys with naturally acquired tuberculosis, 4 monkeys experimentally infected with tuberculosis, and PPD stimulated whole blood of 14 monkeys with naturally acquired tuberculosis by ELISA...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511782/prevalence-of-early-repolarization-pattern-in-patients-with-lone-atrial-fibrillation
#17
Patrick W McNair, Dan M Benenson, James E Ip, George Thomas, Jim W Cheung, Christopher F Liu, Bruce B Lerman, Steven M Markowitz
BACKGROUND: The objective of this study was to test the association of early repolarization pattern (ER) with lone atrial fibrillation (AF). METHODS: Electrocardiograms (ECGs) were analyzed in blinded fashion in a case-control study of 182 patients with lone AF and 182 controls without AF. RESULTS: Patients with lone AF and controls had similar frequencies of ER pattern (15% vs. 19%, p=0.40). In patients <50years of age, there was also no difference in the percentage of patients with ER in the AF and control groups (17% vs...
April 28, 2017: Journal of Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506902/ski3301-a-purified-herbal-extract-from-sophora-tonkinensis-inhibited-airway-inflammation-and-bronchospasm-in-allergic-asthma-animal-models-in-vivo
#18
Hunseung Yoo, Minseok Kang, Sungsoo Pyo, Hee-Sung Chae, Keun Ho Ryu, Jinwoong Kim, Young-Won Chin
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Sophora tonkinensis (Leguminosae, ST) is a traditional herbal plant in Korea and China. Its roots and rhizomes have been used to dissipate heat, to clear toxic material and to treat acute pharyngolaryngeal infections and sore throats. AIM OF STUDY: In this study, we tried to investigate the anti-inflammatory and anti-asthmatic effects of a purified extract (SKI3301) from Sophora tonkinensis using in vitro enzyme assay models and ovalbumin (OVA)-induced asthma animal models...
May 12, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506620/bombesin-administration-impairs-memory-and-does-not-reverse-memory-deficit-caused-by-sleep-deprivation
#19
L B T Ferreira, S L B Oliveira, J Raya, L A Esumi, D C Hipolide
Sleep deprivation impairs performance in emotional memory tasks, however this effect on memory is not completely understood. Possible mechanisms may involve an alteration in neurotransmission systems, as shown by the fact that many drugs that modulate neural pathways can prevent memory impairment by sleep loss. Gastrin releasing peptide (GRP) is a neuropeptide that emerged as a regulatory molecule of emotional memory through the modulation of other neurotransmission systems. Thus, the present study addressed the effect of intraperitoneal (IP) administration of bombesin (BB) (2...
May 12, 2017: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503991/platelet-concentrates-modulate-myeloid-dendritic-cell-immune-responses
#20
Katrina K Ki, Helen M Faddy, Robert L Flower, Melinda M Dean
Platelet transfusion has been reported to modulate the recipients' immune system. To date, the precise mechanism(s) driving poor patient outcomes (e.g., increased rate of mortality, morbidity, infectious complications and prolonged hospital stays) following platelet transfusion are largely undefined. To determine the potential for platelet concentrates (PC) to modulate responses of crucial immune regulatory cells, a human in vitro whole blood model of transfusion was established. Maturation and activation of human myeloid dendritic cells (mDC) and the specialized subset blood DC antigen (BDCA)3(+) DC were assessed following exposure to buffy-coat derived PC at day (D)2 (fresh) and D5 (date-of-expiry)...
May 15, 2017: Platelets
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