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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710019/effects-of-human-blood-levels-of-two-pah-mixtures-on-the-ahr-signalling-activation-pathway-and-cyp1a1-and-comt-target-genes-in-granulosa-non-tumor-and-granulosa-tumor-cell-lines
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Karolina Zajda, Anna Ptak, Agnieszka Rak, Elżbieta Fiedor, Adam Grochowalski, Tomasz Milewicz, Ewa L Gregoraszczuk
Epidemiological studies have shown a link between problems with offspring of couples living in a contaminated environment in comparison to those who live in an uncontaminated environment. We measured the concentrations of 16 priority polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in maternal and cord blood. To explore the mechanism of the effects of PAH mixtures on nonluteinized granulosa cells (HGrC1) and granulosa tumor cells (COV434), as well as cell proliferation and apoptosis, we investigated the effect of PAH mixtures on the expression of the aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AHR), aryl hydrocarbon receptor nuclear translocator (ARNT) and aryl hydrocarbon receptor repressor (AHRR) genes, as well as the expression and activity of target genes cytochrome P450 1A1 (CYP1A1) and catechol-O-methyltransferase (COMT)...
July 11, 2017: Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702078/anticancer-activities-and-mechanisms-of-heat-clearing-and-detoxicating-traditional-chinese-herbal-medicine
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REVIEW
Yulin Zhang, Yeer Liang, Chengwei He
In traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) theory, pathogenic heat and toxins, which are akin to the inflammatory factors, are the causes of cancer and could promote its virulent development. Therefore, heat-clearing and detoxicating (HCD) herbs are essential components of TCM formulas for cancer treatment. An increasing interest has been focused on the study of HCD herbs and accumulated evidences have shown that HCD herbs or HCD herbs-based formulas exhibited remarkable anticancer effects when used alone or combined with other therapeutic approaches...
2017: Chinese Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692390/use-of-emergency-department-data-to-monitor-and-respond-to-an-increase-in-opioid-overdoses-in-new-hampshire-2011-2015
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Elizabeth R Daly, Kenneth Dufault, David J Swenson, Paul Lakevicius, Erin Metcalf, Benjamin P Chan
OBJECTIVES: Opioid-related overdoses and deaths in New Hampshire have increased substantially in recent years, similar to increases observed across the United States. We queried emergency department (ED) data in New Hampshire to monitor opioid-related ED encounters as part of the public health response to this health problem. METHODS: We obtained data on opioid-related ED encounters for the period January 1, 2011, through December 31, 2015, from New Hampshire's syndromic surveillance ED data system by querying for (1) chief complaint text related to the words "fentanyl," "heroin," "opiate," and "opioid" and (2) opioid-related International Classification of Diseases ( ICD) codes...
July 2017: Public Health Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28671567/evaluation-of-marine-microalga-diacronema-vlkianum-biomass-fatty-acid-assimilation-in-wistar-rats
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Cristina de Mello-Sampayo, Angela Paterna, Ambra Polizzi, Diana Duarte, Irineu Batista, Rui Pinto, Patrícia Gonçalves, Anabela Raymundo, Ana P Batista, Luísa Gouveia, Beatriz Silva-Lima, Narcisa M Bandarra
Diacronema vlkianum is a marine microalgae for which supposed health promoting effects have been claimed based on its phytochemical composition. The potential use of its biomass as health ingredient, including detox-shakes, and the lack of bioavailability studies were the main concerns. In order to evaluate the microalgae-biomass assimilation and its health-benefits, single-dose (CD1-mice) studies were followed by 66-days repeated-dose study in Wistar rats with the highest tested single-dose of microalgae equivalent to 101 mg/kg eicosapentaenoic acid + docosahexaenoic acid (EPA+DHA)...
July 1, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28661152/profiles-and-gender-specifics-of-udp-glucuronosyltransferases-and-sulfotransferases-expressions-in-the-major-metabolic-organs-of-wild-type-and-efflux-transporter-knockout-fvb-mice
#5
Jiamei Chen, Haihui Zheng, Sijing Zeng, Cong Xie, Xiaoyan Li, Tongmeng Yan, Xia Gong, Linlin Lu, Xiaoxiao Qi, Ying Wang, Ming Hu, Lijun Zhu, Zhongqiu Liu
Hepatic and extrahepatic tissues participate in xenobiotic detoxication, carcinogen activation, prodrug processing, and estrogen regulation through UDP-glucuronosyltransferases (UGTs/Ugts) and sulfotransferases (SULTs/Sults). Wild-type (WT) and efflux transporter knockout (KO) FVB mice have been commonly used to perform the studies of pharmacokinetics, metabolism, and toxicity. We employed the developed UHPLC-MS/MS approach to gain systematic insight on gender-specific of Ugts and Sults in major metabolic organs...
July 17, 2017: Molecular Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28659508/resolution-of-refractory-bipolar-disorder-with-psychotic-features-and-suicidality-through-lifestyle-interventions-a-case-report
#6
Kelly Brogan
Background • This case illustrates the relationship between gut, hormonal, and brain function in that dietary change, mindfulness interventions, and detoxification led to resolution of disabling luteally exacerbated psychiatric symptoms. Summary • A 45-y-old, married, Caucasian female with a history of diagnosed bipolar disorder with psychotic features, premenstrual dysphoric disorder, panic disorder, and repeated occurrence of suicide attempts and self-mutilating behavior presented for outpatient management...
April 2017: Advances in Mind-body Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647874/alleviative-effect-of-licorice-on-copper-chloride-induced-oxidative-stress-in-the-brain-biochemical-histopathological-immunohistochemical-and-genotoxic-study
#7
Heba El-Sayed Mostafa, Eman Ahmad Alaa-Eldin, Dalia Abdallah El-Shafei, Nehal S Abouhashem
Although copper is an essential micronutrient involved in a variety of biological processes indispensable for sustaining life, it can be toxic when administered in excess. Licorice (Glycyrrhizaglabra) has been used in Chinese folk medicine for the treatment of various disorders. Licorice has the biological capabilities of detoxication, antioxidation, and antiinfection. Here, we test the hypothesis that licorice could ameliorate copper-induced neurotoxic and genotoxic effects in adult male albino rats. For this purpose, 48 adult male albino rats were randomized into five groups: group I (8 rats), untreated control; group II (16 rats), subdivided into; vehicle control IIa (8 rats) which received 1 mL saline twice weekly intraperitoneally for 8 weeks and vehicle control IIb (8 rats) received 0...
June 24, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645060/young-people-who-use-drugs-engaged-in-harm-reduction-programs-in-new-york-city-overdose-and-other-risks
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Michele Calvo, Jessica MacFarlane, Heather Zaccaro, Matthew Curtis, María Cabán, Jamie Favaro, Marian R Passannante, Taeko Frost
BACKGROUND: Little is known about the engagement of young people who use drugs (PWUD) in harm reduction programs (HRPs), and few studies have included non-opioid users and non-injectors. While HRPs have effectively engaged PWUD, young people are under-represented in their services. METHODS: The Injection Drug Users Health Alliance Citywide Study (IDUCS) is the largest community-based study of PWUD in HRPs in the US. From 2014-2015, 2421 HRP participants across New York City (NYC) completed a cross-sectional survey...
June 15, 2017: Drug and Alcohol Dependence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629539/uplc-esi-qtof-ms-based-metabolomics-survey-on-the-toxicity-of-triptolide-and-detoxication-of-licorice
#9
Zhuo Wang, Jian-Qun Liu, Jin-Di Xu, He Zhu, Ming Kong, Guo-Hua Zhang, Su-Min Duan, Xiu-Yang Li, Guang-Fu Li, Li-Fang Liu, Song-Lin Li
Triptolide (TP) from Tripterygium wilfordii has been demonstrated to possess anti-inflammatory, immunosuppressive, and anticancer activities. TP is specially used for the treatment of awkward rheumatoid arthritis, but its clinical application is confined by intense side effects. It is reported that licorice can obviously reduce the toxicity of TP, but the detailed mechanisms involved have not been comprehensively investigated. The current study aimed to explore metabolomics characteristics of the toxic reaction induced by TP and the intervention effect of licorice water extraction (LWE) against such toxicity...
June 2017: Chinese Journal of Natural Medicines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629367/african-american-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma-expression-profile-reveals-dysregulation-of-stress-response-and-detox-networks
#10
Hayriye Verda Erkizan, Kory Johnson, Svetlana Ghimbovschi, Deepa Karkera, Gregory Trachiotis, Houtan Adib, Eric P Hoffman, Robert G Wadleigh
BACKGROUND: Esophageal carcinoma is the third most common gastrointestinal malignancy worldwide and is largely unresponsive to therapy. African-Americans have an increased risk for esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC), the subtype that shows marked variation in geographic frequency. The molecular architecture of African-American ESCC is still poorly understood. It is unclear why African-American ESCC is more aggressive and the survival rate in these patients is worse than those of other ethnic groups...
June 19, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576389/healthcare-utilization-in-adults-with-opioid-dependence-receiving-extended-release-naltrexone-compared-to-treatment-as-usual
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William E Soares, Donna Wilson, Niels Rathlev, Joshua D Lee, Michael Gordon, Edward V Nunes, Charles P O'Brien, Peter D Friedmann
BACKGROUND: Opioid use disorders have reached epidemic proportions, with overdose now the leading cause of accidental death in the United States. Extended release naltrexone (XR-NTX) has emerged as a medication treatment that reduces opioid use and craving. However, the effect of XR-NTX therapy on acute healthcare utilization, including emergency department visits and inpatient hospitalizations, remains uncertain. The objective of the current study is to evaluate hospital-based healthcare resource utilization in adults involved in the criminal justice system with a history of opioid use disorder randomized to XR-NTX therapy compared with treatment as usual (TAU) during a 6-month treatment phase and 12months post-treatment follow up...
May 12, 2017: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28571768/copper-activation-of-organophosporus-compounds-detoxication-by-chicken-serum
#12
Antonio Monroy-Noyola, Miguel Angel Sogorb, Nuria Díaz-Alejo, Eugenio Vilanova
Avian species contain low levels of enzymes that hydrolyze organophosphorus compounds (OPs), and chickens are used as a model of OPs delayed neurotoxicity. For both reasons, we studied the ability of chicken tissue for OP detoxication. A significant activating effect of Cu(2+) on the hydrolysis of O-hexyl O-2,5-dichlorophenyl phosphoramidate (HDCP) was observed in hen plasma and the microsomal fractions of the liver, brain, and mainly in hen serum, by spectrophotometric and chiral chromatography methods. The concentration of 1 mM of Cu(2+) or Zn(2+) showed 200% and 168% activation, respectively, in hen plasma compared with the Ca(2+)-dependent hydrolysis, whereas these cations had an inhibitory effect on soluble liver and brain fractions...
May 29, 2017: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28558808/gender-differences-in-discharge-dispositions-of-emergency-department-visits-involving-drug-misuse-and-abuse-2004-2011
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Jennifer I Manuel, Jane Lee
BACKGROUND: Drug use-related visits to the emergency department (ED) can undermine discharge planning and lead to recurrent use of acute services. Yet, little is known about where patients go post discharge. We explored trends in discharge dispositions of drug-involved ED visits, with a focus on gender differences. METHODS: We extracted data from the 2004-2011 Drug Abuse Warning Network, a national probability sample of drug-related visits to hospital EDs in the U...
May 30, 2017: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506909/the-selective-effect-of-glycyrrhizin-and-glycyrrhetinic-acid-on-topoisomerase-ii%C3%AE-and-apoptosis-in-combination-with-etoposide-on-triple-negative-breast-cancer-mda-mb-231-cells
#14
Yun Cai, Boxin Zhao, Qianying Liang, Yunqi Zhang, Jieying Cai, Guofeng Li
Triple negative breast cancer(TNBC) has generated growing interests due to its aggressive biologic behavior and absence of targeted therapy approach. Glycyrrhizin(GL) from licorice root and its metabolite, glycyrrhetinic acid(GA) have shown extensive bioactivities in clinic. Here, we demonstrate that GL and GA have contrary anti-cancer effect on TNBC MDA-MB-231 cells. Beside its inhibition of cell proliferation, GA at non-cytotoxic concentration showed synergistic effect in combination with anti-cancer drug, etoposide(VP-16)...
May 12, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505487/heroin-refusal-self-efficacy-and-preference-for-medication-assisted-treatment-after-inpatient-detoxification
#15
Shannon R Kenney, Genie L Bailey, Bradley J Anderson, Michael D Stein
OBJECTIVE: An individual's self-efficacy to refuse using heroin in high-risk situations is believed to minimize the likelihood for relapse. However, among individuals completing inpatient heroin detoxification, perceived refusal self-efficacy may also reduce one's perceived need for medication-assisted treatment (MAT), an effective and recommended treatment for opioid use disorder. In the current study, we examined the relationship between heroin refusal self-efficacy and preference for MAT following inpatient detoxification...
October 2017: Addictive Behaviors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490916/the-cannabis-withdrawal-syndrome-current-insights
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REVIEW
Udo Bonnet, Ulrich W Preuss
The cannabis withdrawal syndrome (CWS) is a criterion of cannabis use disorders (CUDs) (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders - Fifth Edition) and cannabis dependence (International Classification of Diseases [ICD]-10). Several lines of evidence from animal and human studies indicate that cessation from long-term and regular cannabis use precipitates a specific withdrawal syndrome with mainly mood and behavioral symptoms of light to moderate intensity, which can usually be treated in an outpatient setting...
2017: Substance Abuse and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468624/direct-hydrogen-production-from-dilute-acid-pretreated-sugarcane-bagasse-hydrolysate-using-the-newly-isolated-thermoanaerobacterium-thermosaccharolyticum-mj1
#17
Bin-Bin Hu, Ming-Jun Zhu
BACKGROUND: Energy shortage and environmental pollution are two severe global problems, and biological hydrogen production from lignocellulose shows great potential as a promising alternative biofuel to replace the fossil fuels. Currently, most studies on hydrogen production from lignocellulose concentrate on cellulolytic microbe, pretreatment method, process optimization and development of new raw materials. Due to no effective approaches to relieve the inhibiting effect of inhibitors, the acid pretreated lignocellulose hydrolysate was directly discarded and caused environmental problems, suggesting that isolation of inhibitor-tolerant strains may facilitate the utilization of acid pretreated lignocellulose hydrolysate...
May 3, 2017: Microbial Cell Factories
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28450305/mechanisms-in-endocrinology-update-on-pathogenesis-of-primary-adrenal-insufficiency-beyond-steroid-enzyme-deficiency-and-autoimmune-adrenal-destruction
#18
Christa Flueck
Primary adrenal insufficiency (PAI) is potentially life threatening, but rare. In children genetic defects prevail, while adults suffer mostly from acquired forms. The spectrum of genetic defects has increased in recent years with the use of next generation sequencing methods and reaches now far beyond genetic defects in known enzymes of steroidogenesis. Cofactor disorders such as P450 oxidoreductase (POR) deficiency manifesting as a complex form of congenital adrenal hyperplasia with a broad clinical phenotype have come to the forth...
April 27, 2017: European Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424803/use-of-a-flumazenil-infusion-to-treat-chlordiazepoxide-toxicity
#19
I R Wallace, E C Campbell, M Trimble
"Alcohol detox" is a common presentation to acute medical services and is usually managed via standardised guidelines and protocols. We present a case of chlordiazepoxide toxicity, requiring repeated bolus doses and subsequently 24 hours of an intravenous infusion of flumazenil in response to guideline directed management of an alcohol withdrawal state. The use of prolonged flumazenil infusions to treat benzodiazepine toxicity is infrequently described. Chlordiazepoxide is metabolised in the hepatic microsomal pathway and hepatic impairment can lead to accumulation of toxic metabolites, which may have been the explanation for toxicity in this case...
2017: Acute Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408246/renal-protective-effect-and-action-mechanism-of-huangkui-capsule-and-its-main-five-flavonoids
#20
Hong-Die Cai, Shu-Lan Su, Da-Wei Qian, Sheng Guo, Wei-Wei Tao, Xu Dong Cong, Renmao Tang, Jin-Ao Duan
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: The flower of Abelmoschus manihot (Linn.) Medicus (A. manihot), as a traditional Chinese Herbal medicine, was used widely in China with efficacy of inducing diuresis for treating strangurtia, and subdhing swelling and detoxicating. It has been reported that Huangkui capsule, prepared by the extract of the flower of A. manihot, can reduce the content of urinary protein, serum creatinine and serum urea nitrogen in nephropathy rats and processes renoprotective activity, while the action mechanism need to illuminate deeply...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
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