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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917279/minocycline-attenuates-cirrhotic-cardiomyopathy-and-portal-hypertension-in-a-rat-model-possible-involvement-of-nitric-oxide-pathway
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Seyyedeh Elaheh Mousavi, Seyed Mahdi Rezayat, Maliheh Nobakht, Seyed Soheil Saeedi Saravi, Iraj Yazdani, Amir Rashidian, Ahmad Reza Dehpour
OBJECTIVES: An increase in nitric oxide (NO) production has been reported in cirrhotic cardiomyopathy and, portal hypertension. Since minocycline has been shown to inhibit NO overproduction, we aimed to examine its role in a rat model of CCl4-induced cirrhotic cardiovascular complications. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Portal pressure and inotropic responsiveness of isolated papillary muscles to isoproterenol were measured in cirrhotic rats, following minocycline (50 mg/kg/day for 8 weeks) treatment...
November 2016: Iranian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908707/the-role-of-nmda-receptor-and-nitric-oxide-cyclic-guanosine-monophosphate-pathway-in-the-antidepressant-like-effect-of-dextromethorphan-in-mice-forced-swimming-test-and-tail-suspension-test
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Ehsan Sakhaee, Sattar Ostadhadi, Muhammad Imran Khan, Farbod Yousefi, Abbas Norouzi-Javidan, Reyhaneh Akbarian, Mohsen Chamanara, Samira Zolfaghari, Ahmad-Reza Dehpour
Depression is a devastating disorder which has a high impact on the wellbeing of overall society. As such, need for innovative therapeutic agents are always there. Most of the researchers focused on N-methyl-d-aspartate receptor to explore the antidepressant like activity of new therapeutic agents. Dextromethorphan is a cough suppressant agent with potential antidepressant activity reported in mouse force swimming test. Considering N-methyl-d-aspartate as a forefront in exploring antidepressant agents, here we focused to unpin the antidepressant mechanism of dextromethorphan targeting N-methyl-d-aspartate receptor induced nitric oxide-cyclic guanosine monophosphate signaling...
November 28, 2016: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899254/thalidomide-attenuates-the-development-and-expression-of-antinociceptive-tolerance-to-%C3%AE-opioid-agonist-morphine-through-l-arginine-inos-and-nitric-oxide-pathway
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Muhammad Imran Khan, Sattar Ostadhadi, Faiza Mumtaz, Majid Momeny, Farima Moghaddaskho, Mahsa Hassanipour, Shahram Ejtemaei-Mehr, Ahmad Reza Dehpour
Morphine is a μ-opioid analgesic drug which is used in the treatment and management of chronic pain. However, due to development of antinociceptive tolerance its clinical use is limited. Thalidomide is an old glutamic acid derivative which recently reemerged because of its potential to counteract a number of disorders including neurodegenerative disorders. The potential underlying mechanisms and effects of thalidomide on morphine-induced antinociceptive tolerance is still elusive. Hence, the present study was designed to explore the effect of thalidomide on the development and expression of morphine antinociceptive tolerance targeting l-arginine-nitric oxide (NO) pathway in mice and T98G human glioblastoma cell line...
November 26, 2016: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875784/anticonvulsant-effect-of-dextrometrophan-on-pentylenetetrazole-induced-seizures-in-mice-involvement-of-nitric-oxide-and-n-methyl-d-aspartate-receptors
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Gholamreza Mohseni, Sattar Ostadhadi, Reyhaneh Akbarian, Mohsen Chamanara, Abbas Norouzi-Javidan, Ahmad-Reza Dehpour
Dextrometrophan (DM), widely used as an antitussive, has recently generated interest as an anticonvulsant drug. Some effects of dextrometrophan are associated with alterations in several pathways, such as inhibition of nitric oxide synthase (NOS) enzyme and N-methyl d-aspartate (NMDA) receptors. In this study, we aimed to investigate the anticonvulsant effect of acute administration of dextrometrophan on pentylenetetrazole (PTZ)-induced seizures and the probable involvement of the nitric oxide (NO) pathway and NMDA receptors in this effect...
November 19, 2016: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27851890/levosimendan-exerts-anticonvulsant-properties-against-ptz-induced-seizures-in-mice-through-activation-of-nnos-no-pathway-role-for-katp-channel
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Maziar Gooshe, Mohammad Tabaeizadeh, Ali Reza Aleyasin, Payam Mojahedi, Keyvan Ghasemi, Farbod Yousefi, Ali Vafaei, Hossein Amini Khoyi, Shayan Amiri, Ahmad Reza Dehpour
AIMS: Although approving new anticonvulsants was a major breakthrough in the field of epilepsy control, so far we have met limited success in almost one third of patients suffering from epilepsy and a definite and reliable method is yet to be found. Levosimendan demonstrated neuroprotective effects and reduced mortality in conditions in which seizure can be an etiology of death; however, the underlying neuroprotective mechanisms of levosimendan still eludes us. In the light of evidence suggesting levosimendan can be a KATP channel opener and nitrergic pathway activator, levosimendan may exert antiseizure effects through KATP channels and nitrergic pathway...
November 13, 2016: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843112/synthesis-and-biological-evaluation-of-chalcone-derivatives-containing-aminoguanidine-or-acylhydrazone-moieties
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Zhi-Yu Wei, Ke-Qiang Chi, Zhan-Kui Yu, Hong-Yan Liu, Liang-Peng Sun, Chang-Ji Zheng, Hu-Ri Piao
Three novel series of chalcone derivatives containing an aminoguanidine or acylhydrazone moiety were designed, synthesized and evaluated in terms of their antibacterial, antifungal and anti-inflammatory activities. Most of the synthesized compounds showed potent inhibitory activity towards various bacteria and one fungus with minimum inhibitory concentrations (MICs) ranging from 1 to 8μg/mL. Compared with our previously reported chalcone derivatives (MICs >64μg/mL), these compounds exhibited improved antibacterial activities (MICs=2μg/mL) against Gram-negative bacterial strains (Escherichia coli 1924 and 1356)...
December 15, 2016: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27802897/evidence-for-the-involvement-of-nitric-oxide-in-cholestasis-induced-itch-associated-response-in-mice
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Sattar Ostadhadi, Arash Foroutan, Majid Momeny, Abbas Norouzi-Javidan, Ehsan Azimi, Nastaran Kordjazy, Ahmad Reza Dehpour
Cholestasis is a major systemic disorder associated with distressing pruritus (itch). Nitric oxide (NO) is a neurotransmitter, assumed to be involved in pruritus. Based on over-production of NO in cholestatic liver diseases, this project aimed to investigate involvement of NO in cholestasis-related itch in mice. To achieve this, cholestasis was induced by bile duct ligation (BDL). Our results showed that BDL mice elicited significant itch on fifth and seventh day after the procedure. This scratching behavior was inhibited by intraperitoneal (IP) treatment of mice with non-selective NOS inhibitor N-nitro-l-arginine methyl ester (l-NAME; 3mg/kg) and inducible NOS (iNOS) inhibitor aminoguanidine (AG; 100mg/kg)...
October 29, 2016: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27756748/metformin-improves-defective-hematopoiesis-and-delays-tumor-formation-in-fanconi-anemia-mice
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Qing-Shuo Zhang, Weiliang Tang, Matthew Deater, Ngoc Phan, Andrea N Marcogliese, Hui Li, Muhsen Al-Dhalimy, Angela Major, Susan Olson, Raymond J Monnat, Markus Grompe
Fanconi anemia is an inherited bone marrow failure disorder associated with a high incidence of leukemia and solid tumors. Bone marrow transplantation is currently the only curative therapy for the hematopoietic complications of this disorder. However, long-term morbidity and mortality remain very high and new therapeutics are badly needed. Here we show that the widely used diabetes drug metformin improves hematopoiesis and delays tumor formation in Fancd2(-/-) mice. Metformin is the first compound reported to improve both of these Fanconi anemia phenotypes...
October 18, 2016: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27731508/peripheral-blood-mononuclear-cells-infiltration-downregulates-decidual-faah-activity-in-an-lps-induced-embryo-resorption-model
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Manuel Luis Wolfson, Julieta Aisemberg, Fernando Correa, Ana María Franchi
Maternal infections with gram-negative bacteria are associated with miscarriage and are one of the most common complications during pregnancy. Previous studies from our group have shown that lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-activated infiltrating peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) into decidual tissue plays an important role in the establishment of a local inflammatory process that results in embryo cytotoxicity and early embryo resorption. Moreover, we have also shown that an increased endocannabinoid tone mediates LPS-induced deleterious effects during early pregnancy loss...
October 12, 2016: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27720762/pharmacological-analysis-of-hemodynamic-responses-to-lachesis-muta-south-american-bushmaster-snake-venom-in-anesthetized-rats
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Lourdes Dias, Mariana A P Rodrigues, Bruna R Inoue, Renata L Rodrigues, André L Rennó, Valéria B de Souza, Frank D Torres-Huaco, Norma C Sousa, Alessandra Stroka, Anibal R Melgarejo, Stephen Hyslop
In this work, we examined some mechanisms involved in the hypotension caused by Lachesis muta (South American bushmaster) venom in anesthetized rats. Venom (1.5 mg/kg, i.v.) caused immediate hypotension that was maximal after 5 min and gradually returned to baseline over 60 min. Pretreatment of rats with the non-selective nitric oxide synthase (NOS) inhibitor N(ω)-nitro-L-arginine methyl ester (L-NAME) did not attenuate the early phase of venom-induced hypotension, but abolished the recovery phase and resulted in rapid death; a similar effect was observed with the soluble guanylate cyclase (sGC) inhibitor ODQ...
October 5, 2016: Toxicon: Official Journal of the International Society on Toxinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27717936/-alteration-mechanisms-of-oxidative-stress-at-periodontal-tissues-of-rats-in-a-simulated-periodontitis-and-elaborate-methods-of-their-correction
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Елена В Хмиль, Лилия И Ляшенко, Наталия В Янко, Дмитрий А Хмиль, Людмила Ф Каськова
INTRODUCTION: one of the peroxidation stress mechanisms is inducible NO synthase (iNOS) expression involved in the pathogenesis of periodontitis. AIM: to access the influence of isoform NO synthase (NOS) on alteration mechanisms of oxidative stress at periodontal tissues of 50 mature rats in a simulated periodontitis (SP). MATERIALS AND METHODS: a SP at rats was induced by a high-carbohydrate, high-fat (HCHF) diet. Тreated SP rat groups were intragastrically administered with selective neuronal NOS (nNOS) inhibitor 7-nitroindazole, selective inducible NOS (iNOS) inhibitor aminoguanidine, and nitric oxide synthase substrate L-arginine...
2016: Wiadomości Lekarskie: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27717924/-mechanisms-of-nitroxide-ergic-dysregulation-in-tissues-of-parodontium-in-rats-under-combined-excessive-sodium-nitrate-and-fluoride-intake
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Алексей В Богданов, Юлия М Гришко, Виталий А Костенко
INTRODUCTION: intake of inorganic nitrates is typically accompanied by production of excessive amount of nitric oxide (NO), which level is maintained by the mechanism of autoregulation known as the NO cycle. Hypothetically, this process may be disrupted with fluorides that are able to suppress arginase pathway of L-arginine metabolism, which competes with NO-synthase pathway. AIM: to study mechanisms of disregulation of oxidative (NO-synthase) and non-oxidative (arginase) metabolic pathways of L-arginine in the tissues of periodontium under combined excessive sodium nitrate and fluoride intake...
2016: Wiadomości Lekarskie: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27690380/flavonoids-from-litsea-japonica-inhibit-ages-formation-and-rat-lense-aldose-reductase-in-vitro-and-vessel-dilation-in-zebrafish
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Ik-Soo Lee, Yu Jin Kim, Seung-Hyun Jung, Joo-Hwan Kim, Jin Sook Kim
In our ongoing efforts to identify effective naturally sourced agents for the treating of diabetic complications, two new (1 and 2) and 11 known phenolic compounds (3-13) were isolated from an 80 % ethanol extract of Litsea japonica leaves. The structures of the new compounds were established by spectroscopic and chemical studies. These isolates (1-13) were subjected to an in vitro bioassay evaluating their inhibitory activity on advanced glycation end products formation and rat lens aldose reductase activity...
September 30, 2016: Planta Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27687139/inhibitory-actions-of-selected-natural-substances-on-formation-of-advanced-glycation-endproducts-and-advanced-oxidation-protein-products
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Ewa Grzebyk, Agnieszka Piwowar
BACKGROUND: Advanced glycation endproducts (AGE) and advanced oxidation protein products (AOPP) arise as a result of excessive glycation and oxidation processes of proteins in hyperglycemia and oxidative stress conditions respectively, both in vivo and in vitro. In vivo these processes are especially intensified in patients with diabetes, and the adverse effects of AGE and AOPP are particularly unfavorable for the pathogenesis and aggravate the biochemical disturbances and clinical complications of diabetes...
September 29, 2016: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27684512/a-direct-early-stage-guanidinylation-protocol-for-the-synthesis-of-complex-aminoguanidine-containing-natural-products
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Christopher E Malmberg, Stephen Chamberland
The guanidine functional group, displayed most prominently in the amino acid arginine, one of the fundamental building blocks of life, is an important structural element found in many complex natural products and pharmaceuticals. Owing to the continual discovery of new guanidine-containing natural products and designed small molecules, rapid and efficient guanidinylation methods are of keen interest to synthetic and medicinal organic chemists. Because the nucleophilicity and basicity of guanidines can affect subsequent chemical transformations, traditional, indirect guanidinylation is typically pursued...
2016: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27681714/antiprotozoal-and-antiglycation-activities-of-sesquiterpene-coumarins-from-ferula-narthex-exudate
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Adnan Amin, Emmy Tuenter, Paul Cos, Louis Maes, Vassiliki Exarchou, Sandra Apers, Luc Pieters
The exudate of Ferula narthex Boiss. (Apiaceae) is widely used in the Indian subcontinent as a spice and because of its health effects. Six sesquiterpene coumarins have been isolated from this exudate: feselol, ligupersin A, asacoumarin A, 8'-O-acetyl-asacoumarin A, 10'R-karatavacinol and 10'R-acetyl-karatavacinol. Based on its use in infectious and diabetic conditions, the isolated constituents were evaluated for antimicrobial and antiglycation activities. Some compounds showed activity against protozoal parasites, asacoumarin A being the most active one against Plasmodium falciparum K1 (IC50 1...
2016: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27649132/xanthium-strumarium-as-an-inhibitor-of-%C3%AE-glucosidase-protein-tyrosine-phosphatase-1%C3%AE-protein-glycation-and-abts%C3%A2-%C2%BA-for-diabetic-and-its-complication
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Seung Hwan Hwang, Zhiqiang Wang, Ha Na Yoon, Soon Sung Lim
Phytochemical investigation of the natural products from Xanthium strumarium led to the isolation of fourteen compounds including seven caffeoylquinic acid (CQA) derivatives. The individual compounds were screened for inhibition of α-glucosidase, protein tyrosine phosphatase 1β (PTP1β), advanced glycation end products (AGEs), and ABTS⁺ radical scavenging activity using in vitro assays. Among the isolated compounds, methyl-3,5-di-caffeoyquinic acid exhibited significant inhibitory activity against α-glucosidase (18...
2016: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27628193/dmbt1-promotes-basal-and-meconium-induced-nitric-oxide-production-in-human-lung-epithelial-cells-in-vitro
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Hanna Müller, Christel Weiss, Marcus Renner, Ursula Felderhoff-Müser, Jan Mollenhauer
Meconium aspiration syndrome (MAS) is characterized by surfactant inactivation and inflammation. As lung epithelial cells up-regulate nitric oxide (NO) in response to inflammation, the NO production following meconium exposition was examined in relation to expression of Deleted in Malignant Brain Tumors 1 (DMBT1), a protein with functions in innate immunity and inflammatory regulation. Here, DMBT1 expression was analyzed by immunohistochemistry in postmortem lung sections from patients with MAS. The lung epithelial cell line A549, stably transfected with a DMBT1 (DMBT1+ cells) expression plasmid or with an empty expression plasmid (DMBT1- cells), was exposed to meconium...
September 15, 2016: Histochemistry and Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27614253/bacterial-toxins-activation-of-abbreviated-urea-cycle-in-porcine-cerebral-vascular-smooth-muscle-cells
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Rajesh G Mishra, Tzu-Ling Tseng, Mei-Fang Chen, Po-Yi Chen, Tony J-F Lee
Nitric oxide (NO) overproduction via induction of inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) is implicated in vasodilatory shock in sepsis, leading to septic encephalopathy and accelerating cerebral ischemic injury. An abbreviated urea-cycle (L-citrulline-L-arginine-NO cycle) has been demonstrated in cerebral perivascular nitrergic nerves and endothelial cells but not in normal cerebral vascular smooth muscle cell (CVSMC). This cycle indicates that argininosuccinate synthase (ASS) catalyzes L-citrulline (L-cit) conversion to form argininosuccinate (AS), and subsequent AS cleavage by argininosuccinate lyase (ASL) forms L-arginine (L-arg), the substrate for NO synthesis...
September 7, 2016: Vascular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27588385/pharmacological-profile-of-dexketoprofen-in-orofacial-pain
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Hugo F Miranda, Fernando Sierralta, Nicolás Aranda, Viviana Noriega, Juan Carlos Prieto
BACKGROUND: Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) may act through others mechanisms, in addition to inhibition of prostaglandin synthesis. These includes cholinergic, NO, serotonergic and opioids pathways. METHODS: The aim of this work was to evaluate the effect of systemic action of (S)-+-ketoprofen (dexketoprofen, DEX) on pain behaviors using the orofacial formalin test in mice and the potential involvement of cholinergic, NO, serotonergic and opioids pathways...
June 25, 2016: Pharmacological Reports: PR
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