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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29057793/melatonin-improves-the-photosynthetic-carbon-assimilation-and-antioxidant-capacity-in-wheat-exposed-to-nano-zno-stress
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Zhiyu Zuo, Luying Sun, Tianyu Wang, Peng Miao, Xiancan Zhu, Shengqun Liu, Fengbin Song, Hanping Mao, Xiangnan Li
The release of nanoparticles into the environment is inevitable, which has raised global environmental concern. Melatonin is involved in various stress responses in plants. The present study investigated the effects of melatonin on photosynthetic carbon (C) assimilation and plant growth in nano-ZnO stressed plants. It was found that melatonin improved the photosynthetic C assimilation in nano-ZnO stressed wheat plants, mainly due to the enhanced photosynthetic energy transport efficiency, higher chlorophyll concentration and higher activities of Rubisco and ATPases...
October 18, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29057661/the-effect-of-zinc-and-melatonin-supplementation-on-immunity-parameters-in-breast-cancer-induced-by-dmba-in-rats
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Saltuk Bugra Baltaci, Rasim Mogulkoc, Abdulkerim Kasim Baltaci, Ayca Emsen, Hasibe Artac
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to determine the effects of zinc and melatonin supplements on the immunity parameters of female rats with breast cancer induced by DMBA. METHODS: Group 1; Control, Group 2; 7,12-dimethylbenz[a]anthracene (DMBA), Group 3; DMBA + zinc, Group 4; DMBA + melatonin, Group 5; DMBA + zinc + melatonin. The rats' breast cancer was induced by DMBA 80 mg/kg. Groups 3-5 received daily 5 mg/kg doses of zinc, melatonin, and zinc + melatonin, respectively...
October 23, 2017: Archives of Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29057188/pineal-gland-tumor-but-not-pinealoma-a-case-report
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Syeda Naqvi, Chintan Rupareliya, Abdullah Shams, Maria Hameed, Zabeen Mahuwala, Pirthvi Raj Giyanwani
The pineal gland is a small pinecone-shaped and functionally endocrine structure located in the epithalamus region. Developmentally, the pineal gland is considered as a part of the epithalamus. It plays a role in the entrainment of the circadian rhythms of an organism by producing melatonin, a functionally important hormone. Lesions of the pineal region are rare compared to other parts of the brain. A lesion may be tumorous or non-tumorous in nature. The most common lesions are tumors that are pineal parenchymal tumors (PPT) in origin...
August 18, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29056663/exposure-to-photoperiod-melatonin-induced-sexually-activated-rams-after-weaning-advances-the-resumption-of-sexual-activity-in-post-partum-mediterranean-ewes-lambing-in-january
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José A Abecia, Philippe Chemineau, Andrea Gómez, Carlos Palacios, Matthieu Keller, José A Delgadillo
This study was aimed to determine whether the presence of sexually stimulated rams by photoperiodic and melatonin treatments can advance the resumption of post-partum sexual activity in Mediterranean ewes lambing in January and weaned at the end of the breeding season at 41°N, in March. Rams were exposed to two months of long days (16 h light/day) and given three melatonin implants at the end of the long days (sexually-activated rams; SAR). Control rams (CR) were exposed to the natural photoperiod. Thirty-six ewes weaned on 25 February were assigned to one of two groups...
January 21, 2017: Veterinary Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29056434/dim-light-melatonin-onset-and-affect-in-adolescents-with-an-evening-circadian-preference
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Michael R Dolsen, Allison G Harvey
PURPOSE: A shift toward an evening circadian preference and the onset of mood problems often occur during adolescence. Although these changes are linked to poorer outcomes, few studies have considered how positive and negative affect are related to the circadian rhythm during adolescence. This study examined the relationship between evening and morning affect ratings and dim light melatonin onset (DLMO), a measure of endogenous circadian rhythm. Age and sex were tested as moderators. METHODS: This study is based on a subset of 163 (94 female, age = 14...
October 19, 2017: Journal of Adolescent Health: Official Publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053350/melatonin-affects-the-growth-and-cadmium-accumulation-of-malachium-aquaticum-and-galinsoga-parviflora
#6
Yi Tang, Lijin Lin, Yongdong Xie, Ji Liu, Guochao Sun, Huanxiu Li, Ming'an Liao, Zhihui Wang, Dong Liang, Hui Xia, Xun Wang, Jing Zhang, Zejing Liu, Zhi Huang, Zhongqun He, Lihua Tu
Phytoremediation technology has become one of the main techniques for remediating soils polluted by heavy metals because it does not damage the environment, but heavy metal-tolerant plants have the disadvantages of low biomass and slow growth. A pot experiment was conducted to study the effects of melatonin (Mel) on growth and cadmium (Cd) accumulation in the Cd accumulator Malachium aquaticum and hyperaccumulator Galinsoga parviflora by spraying different concentrations of Mel on them. The results showed that shoot biomass, photosynthetic pigment content and antioxidant enzyme activity were increased in both species after Mel was sprayed on their leaves...
October 20, 2017: International Journal of Phytoremediation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053271/discovery-of-7-18-f-fluorotryptophan-as-a-novel-pet-probe-for-the-visualization-of-tryptophan-metabolism-in-vivo
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Boris D Zlatopolskiy, Johannes Zischler, Dominique Schäfer, Elizaveta A Urusova, Mehrab Guliyev, Olesia Bannykh, Heike Endepols, Bernd Neumaier
Tryptophan and its metabolites are involved in different physiological and pathophysiological processes. Consequently, PET tracers addressing tryptophan metabolic pathways should allow the detection of different pathologies like neurological disorders and cancer. Herein we report an efficient method for the preparation of fluorotryptophans labeled in different positions with (18)F and their biological evaluation. 4-7-[(18)F]Fluorotryptophans ([(18)F]FTrps) were prepared according to a modified protocol of alcohol-enhanced Cu-mediated radiofluorination in 30-53% radiochemical yields...
October 20, 2017: Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052995/b-c6f5-3-catalyzed-regioselective-deuteration-of-electron-rich-aromatic-and-heteroaromatic-compounds
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Wu Li, Ming-Ming Wang, Yuya Hu, Thomas Werner
Deuterium labeled compounds find widespread application in life science. Herein, the deuteration of electron-rich (hetero)aromatic compounds employing B(C6F5)3 as the catalyst and D2O as the deuterium source is reported. This protocol is highly efficient, simply manipulated, and successfully applied in the deuteration of 23 substrates including natural neurotransmitter-like melatonin. It is assumed that the weakening of the O-D bond ultimately results in the formation of electrophilic D(+).
October 20, 2017: Organic Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29051117/melatonin-reduces-oxidative-damage-and-upregulates-heat-shock-protein-90-expression-in-cryopreserved-human-semen
#9
Shou-Long Deng, Tie-Cheng Sun, Kun Yu, Zhi-Peng Wang, Bao-Lu Zhang, Yan Zhang, Xiu-Xia Wang, Zheng-Xing Lian, Yi-Xun Liu
Sperm cells can be damaged during the semen cryopreservation process, decreasing their fertilizing ability. Physical damage and oxidative stress may occur during the freeze-thawing process. Antioxidants such as the native antioxidant melatonin can potentially improve cryopreservation outcomes. In this study, we added melatonin to cryoprotectant to examine its effect on frozen-thawed human sperm. We found that adding 0.1mM melatonin to cryoprotectant significantly increased sperm viability (24.80 ± 0.46% vs...
October 16, 2017: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049332/blue-lighting-accelerates-post-stress-relaxation-results-of-a-preliminary-study
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Jesus Minguillon, Miguel Angel Lopez-Gordo, Diego A Renedo-Criado, Maria Jose Sanchez-Carrion, Francisco Pelayo
Several authors have studied the influence of light on both human physiology and emotions. Blue light has been proved to reduce sleepiness by suppression of melatonin secretion and it is also present in many emotion-related studies. Most of these have a common lack of objective methodology since results and conclusions are based on subjective perception of emotions. The aim of this work was the objective assessment of the effect of blue lighting in post-stress relaxation, in comparison with white lighting, by means of bio-signals and standardized procedures...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049001/effects-of-melatonin-on-mechanisms-involved-in-hypertension-using-human-umbilical-vein-endothelial-cells
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Guangfang Shao, Suping Zhang, Jihua Nie, Jianxiang Li, Jian Tong
Changes in diurnal rhythmicity in blood pressure (BP) are associated with hypertension and consequent cardiovascular damage. The involvement of diurnal rhythmicity as a pathogenic factor in hypertension is not fully understood. Since the hormone melatonin (MLT) regulates circadian rhythm, it was also of interest to determine whether this hormone played a role in hypertension-related alterations in circadian rhythm. Thus the aim of this study was to examine the mechanisms underlying MLT-mediated antihypertension...
October 19, 2017: Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29047086/natural-antioxidants-as-potential-therapy-and-a-promising-role-for-melatonin-against-pulmonary-hypertension
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Gerald J Maarman
Plasma and serum samples, and lung/heart tissue of pulmonary hypertension (PH) patients and animal models of PH display elevated oxidative stress. Moreover, the severity of PH and levels of oxidative stress increase concurrently, which suggests that oxidative stress could be utilized as a biomarker for PH progression. Accumulating evidence has well established that oxidative stress is also key role player in the development of PH. Preclinical studies have demonstrated that natural antioxidants improved PH condition, and, therefore, antioxidant therapy has been proposed as a potential therapeutic strategy against PH...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045623/the-influence-of-circadian-timing-on-olfactory-sensitivity
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Rachel S Herz, Eliza Van Reen, David Barker, Cassie J Hilditch, Ashten Bartz, Mary A Carskadon
Olfactory sensitivity has traditionally been viewed as a trait that varies according to individual differences but is not expected to change with one's momentary state. Recent research has begun to challenge this position and time of day has been shown to alter detection levels. Links between obesity and the timing of food intake further raise the issue of whether odor detection may vary as a function of circadian processes. To investigate this question, thirty-seven (21 male) adolescents (M age =13.7 years) took part in a 28-hr forced-desynchrony (FD) protocol with 17...
October 17, 2017: Chemical Senses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044638/impact-of-melatonin-supplementation-in-the-rat-spermatogenesis-subjected-to-forced-swimming-exercise
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A Moayeri, T Mokhtari, A Hedayatpour, H-A Abbaszadeh, S Mohammadpour, H Ramezanikhah, S Shokri
Oxygen consumption increases many times during exercise, which can increase reactive oxygen species. It negatively affects fertility in male athletes. Melatonin is exerting a regulatory role at different levels of the hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal axis. However, there is no evidence that the protective effects of melatonin persist after long duration exercise on the spermatogenesis. Therefore, this study was conducted to examine the impacts of melatonin on the testis following the administration of swimming exercise...
October 18, 2017: Andrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29041987/the-effects-of-melatonin-on-colonization-of-neonate-spermatogonial-mouse-stem-cells-in-a-three-dimensional-soft-agar-culture-system
#15
Shadan Navid, Mehdi Abbasi, Yumi Hoshino
BACKGROUND: Melatonin is a pleiotropic hormone with powerful antioxidant activity both in vivo and in vitro. The present study aimed to investigate the effects of melatonin on the proliferation efficiency of neonatal mouse spermatogonial stem cells (SSCs) using a three-dimensional soft agar culture system (SACS) which has the capacity to induce development of SSCs similar to in vivo conditions. METHODS: SSCs were isolated from testes of neonate mice and their purities were assessed by flow cytometry using PLZF antibody...
October 17, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040758/linking-light-exposure-and-subsequent-sleep-a-field-polysomnography-study-in-humans
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Emma J Wams, Tom Woelders, Irene Marring, Laura van Rosmalen, Domien G M Beersma, Marijke C M Gordijn, Roelof A Hut
Study objectives: To determine the effect of light exposure on subsequent sleep characteristics under ambulatory field conditions. Methods: Twenty healthy participants were fitted with ambulatory PSG and wrist-actigraphs to assess light exposure, rest-activity, sleep quality, timing and architecture. Laboratory salivary dim-light melatonin onset (DLMO) was analyzed to determine endogenous circadian phase. Results: Later circadian clock phase was associated with lower intensity (R2=0...
October 11, 2017: Sleep
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29039977/chronic-disruptions-of-circadian-sleep-regulation-induce-specific-proinflammatory-responses-in-the-rat-colon
#17
Lenka Polidarová, Pavel Houdek, Alena Sumová
Exposure to environmental conditions that disturb the daily rhythms has been shown to enhance the proinflammatory responses of immunostimulant-challenged immune system. However, it is not known whether circadian disturbances may stimulate unchallenged immune responses and thus contribute per se to the development of inflammation-related diseases. Our aim was to ascertain an effect of various conditions threatening the behavioral activity/rest cycle regulation, namely aging with or without melatonin, 6 h advance/delay phase shifts in the light/dark cycle repeated with a 2-day frequency and constant light, on expression of immune markers in the rat colon...
October 17, 2017: Chronobiology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037070/melatonin-promotes-self-renewal-of-nestin-positive-pancreatic-stem-cells-through-activation-of-the-mt2-erk-smad-nestin-axis
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Chunyu Bai, Yuhua Gao, Xiangyang Zhang, Wancai Yang, Weijun Guan
Although melatonin has been shown to exhibit a wide variety of biological functions, its effects on promotion of self-renewal in pancreatic stem cells remain unknown. In this study, we incubated murine pancreatic stem cells (PSCs) with various concentrations of melatonin (0.01, 0.1, 1, 10 or 100 μM) to screen for the optimum culture medium for increasing cell proliferation. We found that 10 μM melatonin can significantly increase proliferation and enhance expression of a stem cell marker, nestin, in PSCs via melatonin receptor 2 (MT2)...
October 16, 2017: Artificial Cells, Nanomedicine, and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036910/melatonin-treatment-reduces-oxidative-damage-and-normalizes-plasma-pro-inflammatory-cytokines-in-patients-suffering-from-charcot-marie-tooth-neuropathy-a-pilot-study-in-three-children
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Mariam Chahbouni, María Del Señor López, Antonio Molina-Carballo, Tomás de Haro, Antonio Muñoz-Hoyos, Marisol Fernández-Ortiz, Ana Guerra-Librero, Darío Acuña-Castroviejo
Charcot-Marie-Tooth neuropathy (CMT) is a motor and sensory neuropathy comprising a heterogeneous group of inherited diseases. The CMT1A phenotype is predominant in the 70% of CMT patients, with nerve conduction velocity reduction and hypertrophic demyelination. These patients have elevated oxidative stress and chronic inflammation. Currently, there is no effective cure for CMT; herein, we investigated whether melatonin treatment may reduce the inflammatory and oxidative damage in CMT1A patients. Three patients, aged 8-10 years, were treated with melatonin (60 mg at 21:00 h plus 10 mg at 09:00 h), and plasma levels of lipid peroxidation (LPO), nitrites (NOx), IL-1β, IL-2, IL-6, TNF-α, INF-γ, oxidized to reduced glutathione (GSSG/GSH) ratio, and the activities of superoxide dismutase (SOD), glutathione-S transferase (GST), glutathione peroxidase (GPx), and reductase (GRd), were determined in erythrocytes at 3 and 6 months of treatment...
October 14, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036889/single-administration-of-melatonin-modulates-the-nitroxidergic-system-at-the-peripheral-level-and-reduces-thermal-nociceptive-hypersensitivity-in-neuropathic-rats
#20
Elisa Borsani, Barbara Buffoli, Veronica Bonazza, Russel J Reiter, Rita Rezzani, Luigi F Rodella
Neuropathic pain is a severe condition with unsatisfactory treatments. Melatonin, an indolamine, seems to be a promising molecule suitable for this purpose due to its well-known anti-inflammatory, analgesic, and antioxidant effects, as well as its modulation of the nitroxidergic system. Nevertheless, the data on its mechanism of action and potentialities are currently insufficient in this pathology, especially at the peripheral level. Thus, this work evaluated the effect of a single administration of melatonin in an established mononeuropathy pain model that monitors the behaviour and the changes in the nitroxidergic system in dorsal root ganglia and skin, which are affected by nervous impairment...
October 14, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
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