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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026700/relationship-between-the-remaining-dentin-thickness-and-coronal-pulp-status-of-decayed-primary-molars
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Roula Berbari, Hussein Fayyad-Kazan, Mohamad Ezzedine, Mohammad Fayyad-Kazan, Daniel Bandon, Elia Sfeir
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to assess the correlation between the remaining dentin thickness (RDT) in deep decayed primary molars and the inflammatory status and bacterial composition of the corresponding coronal pulp. We hypothesized that RDT could be used as a reference for clinicians in assigning the indication for pulpotomy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Pulpotomies were conducted on the cameral pulp of 48 primary molars. Microorganisms, such as Lactobacillus sp...
September 2017: Journal of International Society of Preventive & Community Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28962079/corilagin-protects-the-acute-lung-injury-by-ameliorating-the-apoptosis-pathway
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Shixun Guo, Yun Fu, Shenming Xiong, Jiudi Lv
This study elucidates the protective effect of corilagin in acute lung injury rat model. Lung injury induced by ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) model was established by isolating the lungs from the rats. Ischemia was produced for the duration of 1h and thereafter reperfusion was done for 90min in isolated lung in presence and absence of corilagin (20 and 40mg/ml). Effect of corilagin was evaluated by estimating the pulmonary vein oxygen partial pressure (PaO2), airway compliance and tidal volume. Moreover the level of oxidative stress parameter, pro inflammatory parameters, phosphorylation of JNK and apoptosis rate was estimated in lung tissues...
November 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28950663/betulinic-acid-protects-the-neuronal-damage-in-new-born-rats-from-isoflurane-induced-apoptosis-in-the-developing-brain-by-blocking-fasl-fas-signaling-pathway
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Dongwei Wang, Ping Chen, Lei Chen, Fanrong Zeng, Rongjia Zang, Haiping Liu, Chunfeng Lu
Betulinic acid (BA) is a naturally occurring pentacyclic lupane group triterpenoid, has reported to protect cerebral ischemia. Present study evaluates the protective effect of betulinic acid on the isoflurane-induced neuronal damage in neonatal mice. All the mice of 7days age were exposed to isoflurane (2%; 2h) for the duration of 3day. At the end of protocol cognitive function was evaluated by Morris water maze (MWM) test. However count of apoptotic cells were estimated by TUNEL staining. Concentration of oxidative stress parameters [superoxide dismutase (SOD); catalase (CAT) and reduced glutathione (GSH)], cytokines [tumor necrosis factor (TNF-α); interlukin-6 (IL-6) and IL-1β] and expressions of caspase 3, FAS and FASL were estimated in the neuronal cells...
November 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933742/vitamin-d-supplementation-improves-quality-of-life-and-physical-performance-in-osteoarthritis-patients
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Pacharee Manoy, Pongsak Yuktanandana, Aree Tanavalee, Wilai Anomasiri, Srihatach Ngarmukos, Thanathep Tanpowpong, Sittisak Honsawek
(1) Background: Lower levels of serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) are common in osteoarthritis (OA) patients. However, the effect of vitamin D supplementation on muscle strength and physical performance remains unclear. This study will investigate the effects of vitamin D₂ supplementation on muscle strength and physical performance in knee OA patients; (2) Methods: One hundred and seventy-five primary knee OA patients with low levels of serum 25(OH)D (<30 ng/mL) received 40,000 IU vitamin D₂ (ergocalciferol) per week for six months...
July 26, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886527/cardioprotective-effect-of-malva-sylvestris-l-in-myocardial-ischemic-reprefused-rats
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Hanheng Zuo, Yinping Li, Yinghua Cui, Yi An
PURPOSE: The present investigation evaluated the cardioprotective effect of Malva sylvestris L. (MS) on myocardial ischemic/reperfusion (MI/R) in rats. METHODS: All animals were divided into four groups: the sham operated group, ischemia/reperfusion group (MI/R), and the MS (250 and 500mg/kg) treated groups, who received MS 250 and 500mg/kg intragastrically for 15 consecutive days, respectively. At the end of the protocol, concentrations of aspartate transaminase (AST), creatine kinase-MB fraction (CK-MB) and lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) were estimated in serum and the concentrations of other parameters, such as C-reactive protein, macrophage inflammatory protein 1 alpha (MIP-1α), and nitric oxide (NO) were also estimated in the blood...
November 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28828171/serum-stweak-and-fgf-23-levels-in-hemodialysis-and-renal-transplant-patients
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H Eskandari Naji, A Ghorbanihaghjo, H Argani, S Raeisi, J Safa, A H Alirezaei, N Rashtchizadeh
BACKGROUND: Kidney transplantation is the treatment of choice for patients with end-stage renal disease. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the changes in serum soluble TNF-like weak inducer of apoptosis (sTWEAK) and fibroblast growth factor 23 (FGF-23) in hemodialysis (HD) patients and renal transplant recipients (RTR). METHODS: Serum samples were obtained from 30 patients on chronic HD, 30 RTRs, and 30 normal controls. Biochemical factors, sTWEAK, FGF-23, and interlukin-6 (IL-6) were measured by standard methods...
2017: International Journal of Organ Transplantation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770106/outcome-of-surgical-treatment-in-late-onset-capsular-block-syndrome
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Yang Huang, Zi Ye, Hang Li, Zhaohui Li
PURPOSE: To further investigate the pathogenesis of late-onset capsular block syndrome (CBS) and to evaluate the safety of surgical treatment. METHODS: Seven patients diagnosed with late-onset CBS were retrospectively analyzed. Anterior chamber depth (ACD), intraocular pressure (IOP), refractive diopter, and best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA) before and after surgery were recorded. The opaque substance was tested with Western blot, and a flow cytometer multiple array assay system was utilized to evaluate the levels of inflammatory cytokines from opaque substance and aqueous humor, respectively...
2017: Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765519/effect-of-naringin-on-monosodium-iodoacetate-induced-osteoarthritis-pain-in-rats
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Qiang Xu, Zuo-Fu Zhang, Wei-Xue Sun
BACKGROUND The aim of the current study was to evaluate the anti-osteoarthritic and anti-inflammatory effect of naringin in a monosodium iodoacetate (MIA)- induced osteoarthritis (OA) model in rats. The anti-osteoarthritic potential of naringin was evaluated against the MIA-induced OA rat model. MATERIAL AND METHODS Wistar rats were used for the study and were divided into the following groups: normal control (saline-treated); group II (MIA-treated): group III (MIA+Naringin), and group IV (MIA+Indomethacin)...
August 2, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761990/roburic-acid-suppresses-no-and-il-6-production-via-targeting-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-and-mapk-pathway-in-raw264-7-cells
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Yufen Chen, Ning Ji, Shunli Pan, Zhe Zhang, Ran Wang, Yuling Qiu, Meihua Jin, Dexin Kong
In the present study, we investigated the anti-inflammatory effect of roburic acid on production of nitric oxide (NO) and interlukin-6 (IL-6) in lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-stimulated RAW264.7 macrophage cells. We found that roburic acid reduced production of NO and IL-6, and the expression of inducible nitric oxide synthases (iNOS). Meanwhile, phosphorylation of inhibitor of κBα (IκBα) and IκB kinase α/β (IKKα/β), as well as translocation of nuclear factor-κB (NF-κB) to the nucleus, was suppressed by roburic acid treatment...
December 2017: Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748974/cranberries-improve-postprandial-glucose-excursions-in-type-2-diabetes
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Jace Schell, Nancy M Betts, Megan Foster, R Hal Scofield, Arpita Basu
Recent research supports a favorable role of cranberries on cardiometabolic health. Postprandial metabolism, especially hyperglycemia, has been shown to be an independent cardiovascular risk and few clinical studies have reported the role of berries in improving postprandial dysmetabolism. We investigated the postprandial effects of dried cranberries following a high-fat breakfast challenge in obese participants with type 2 diabetes (T2DM), in a randomized crossover trial. Blood draw and vascular measurements were conducted at fasting, 1, 2 and 4 hours (h), following the consumption of a fast-food style high-fat breakfast (70 g fat, 974 kcal) with or without cranberries (40 g)...
September 20, 2017: Food & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743081/mycobacterium-tuberculosis-ppe44-rv2770c-is-involved-in-response-to-multiple-stresses-and-promotes-the-macrophage-expression-of-il-12-p40-and-il-6-via-the-p38-erk-and-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signaling-axis
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Zhaoxiao Yu, Chenhui Zhang, Mingliang Zhou, Qiming Li, Hui Li, Wei Duan, Xue Li, Yonghong Feng, Jianping Xie
Tuberculosis (TB), caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis, remains a formidable threat to global public health. The successful intracellular persistence of M. tuberculosis significantly contributes to the intractability of tuberculosis. Proline-glutamic acid (PE) and proline-proline-glutamic acid (PPE) are mycobacterial exclusive protein families that widely reported to be involved in the bacterial virulence, physiology and interaction with host. Rv2770c (PPE44), a predicted virulence factor, was up-regulated upon the infected guinea pig lungs...
September 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639898/targeting-interlukin-6-to-relieve-immunosuppression-in-tumor-microenvironment
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Qian Liu, Shengnan Yu, Anping Li, Hanxiao Xu, Xinwei Han, Kongming Wu
Immunotolerance is one of the hallmarks of malignant tumors. Tumor cells escape from host immune surveillance through various mechanisms resulting in tumor progression and therapeutic resistance. Interlukin-6 is a proinflammatory cytokine involved in many physiological and pathological processes by integrating with multiple intracellular signaling pathways. Aberrant expression of interlukin-6 is associated with the growth, metastasis, and chemotherapeutic resistance in a wide range of cancers. Interlukin-6 exerts immunosuppressive capacity mostly by stimulating the infiltrations of myeloid-derived suppressor cells, tumor-associated neutrophils, and cancer stem-like cells via Janus-activated kinase/signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 pathway in tumor microenvironment...
June 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629733/an-optimized-protocol-for-the-generation-and-functional-analysis-of-human-mast-cells-from-cd34-enriched-cell-populations
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Yuzhi Yin, Yun Bai, Ana Olivera, Avanti Desai, Dean D Metcalfe
The culture of mast cells from human tissues such a cord blood, peripheral blood or bone marrow aspirates has advanced our understanding of human mast cells (huMC) degranulation, mediator production and response to pharmacologic agents. However, existing methods for huMC culture tend to be laborious and expensive. Combining technical approaches from several of these protocols, we designed a simplified and more cost effective approach to the culture of mast cells from human cell populations including peripheral blood and cryopreserved cells from lymphocytapheresis...
September 2017: Journal of Immunological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618089/crh-promotes-human-colon-cancer-cell-proliferation-via-il-6-jak2-stat3-signaling-pathway-and-vegf-induced-tumor-angiogenesis
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Xianjun Fang, Yali Hong, Li Dai, Yuanyuan Qian, Chao Zhu, Biao Wu, Shengnan Li
Corticotrophin-releasing hormone (CRH) has been demonstrated to participate in various diseases. Our previous study showed that its receptor CRHR1 mediated the development of colitis-associated cancer in mouse model. However, the detailed mechanisms remain unclear. In this study, we explored the oncogenetic role of CRH/CRHR1 signaling in colon cancer cells. Cell proliferation and colony formation assays revealed that CRH contributed to cell proliferation. Moreover, tube formation assay showed that CRH-treated colon cancer cell supernatant significantly promoted tube formation of human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs)...
November 2017: Molecular Carcinogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608141/triterpenoids-principle-of-wedelia-calendulacea-attenuated-diethynitrosamine-induced-hepatocellular-carcinoma-via-down-regulating-oxidative-stress-inflammation-and-pathology-via-nf-kb-pathway
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Amita Verma, Deepika Singh, Firoz Anwar, Prakash Chandra Bhatt, Fahad Al-Abbasi, Vikas Kumar
The aerial part of Wedelia calendulacea have been used in Ayurveda, Unani, Tibetan, Siddha and other folk medicine systems to protect the liver and renal tissue. Liver is considered as primary metabolizing site of body, which is prone to damage by endogenous and exogenous toxicants. A reason for liver toxicity, and major causes of the hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). 19-α-Hydroxyurs-12(13)-ene-28 oic acid-3-O-β-D-glucopyranoside (HEG), a triterpenoids found in the higher plants, has been known to possess protective effect against various toxicants...
June 12, 2017: Inflammopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28567066/level-of-inflammatory-factors-in-chronic-hemodialysis-patients-with-and-without-cardiovascular-disease
#16
Shahram Taheri, Azar Baradaran, Mahnaz Aliakbarian, Mojgan Mortazavi
BACKGROUND: Considering the existence of controversies about the predictive value of inflammatory markers for cardiovascular disease (CVD), we aimed to compare the level of high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) and interlukin-6 (IL-6) level in chronic hemodialysis (HD) patients with and without CVD. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this historical cohort study, HD patients with and without CVD disease were enrolled. The presence of CVD risk factors, level of inflammatory factors including IL-6 and hs-CRP as well as lipid levels, fasting blood sugar, and other biochemical factors were compared in two studied groups...
2017: Journal of Research in Medical Sciences: the Official Journal of Isfahan University of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545436/thymoquinone-tq-inhibits-the-replication-of-intracellular-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-in-macrophages-and-modulates-nitric-oxide-production
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Hafij Al Mahmud, Hoonhee Seo, Sukyung Kim, Md Imtiazul Islam, Kung-Woo Nam, Hyun-Deuk Cho, Ho-Yeon Song
BACKGROUND: Human tuberculosis, which is caused by the pathogen Mycobacterium tuberculosis, remains a major public health concern. Increasing drug resistance poses a threat of disease resurgence and continues to cause considerable mortality worldwide, which necessitates the development of new drugs with improved efficacy. Thymoquinone (TQ), an essential compound of Nigella sativa, was previously reported as an active anti-tuberculosis agent. METHODS: In this study, the effects of TQ on intracellular mycobacterial replication are examined in macrophages...
May 25, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509078/the-effects-of-vitamin-d-supplementation-on-proatherogenic-inflammatory-markers-and-carotid-intima-media-thickness-in-subjects-with-metabolic-syndrome-a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-clinical-trial
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Shabnam Salekzamani, Abolhassan Shakeri Bavil, Hossein Mehralizadeh, Mohammad Asghari Jafarabadi, Aymaral Ghezel, Bahram Pourghassem Gargari
PURPOSE: Metabolic syndrome may predispose to cardiovascular diseases. Since, in recent studies, vitamin D is advocated for cardioprotective roles, this study was designed to investigate the effects of vitamin D supplementation on proatherogenic inflammatory markers and common carotid intima media thickness in subjects with metabolic syndrome. METHODS: This randomized double blind clinical trial was conducted in Tabriz, Iran. Eligible subjects (n = 80) with metabolic syndrome were recruited thorough advertisement and randomized to receive either vitamin D (50,000 IU/week) or matching placebo for 16 weeks...
July 2017: Endocrine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501584/thiamine-potentiates-chemoprotective-effects-of-ibuprofen-in-den-induced-hepatic-cancer-via-alteration-of-oxidative-stress-and-inflammatory-mechanism
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Muhammad Afzal, Imran Kazmi, Ruqaiyah Khan, Poonam Rana, Vikas Kumar, Fahad A Al-Abbasi, Mazin A Zamzami, Firoz Anwar
Present study, was an effort to scrutinize the molecular and biochemical role of ibuprofen and thiamine combination in diethylnitrosamine (DEN)-induced HCC in Wistar rats. Single intraperitoneal injection of DEN (200 mg/kg) was used for induction of HCC in rats. The rats were divided into eight various groups. DEN induced rats were treated with pure ibuprofen (40 mg/kg) and thiamine in combination for the period of 12th weeks. The protocol was terminated after the 16th week. Exposure of DEN up-regulated the levels of different serum biochemical parameters, antioxidant enzyme level, Alfa-fetoprotein (AFP) and reduced the level of High density lipoprotein (HDL) in Wistar rats along with the alteration in pro-inflammatory cytokines viz...
June 1, 2017: Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379604/neat1-mir-181c-regulates-osteopontin-opn-mediated-synoviocyte-proliferation-in-osteoarthritis
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Qiyuan Wang, Wanchun Wang, Fan Zhang, Youwen Deng, Zeling Long
Osteoarthritis (OA) is characterized by progressive destruction of articular cartilage, resulting in significant disability. Inflammatory cytokines commonly initiate the extreme changes in the synovium and cartilage microenvironment of the OA patients, subsequently resulting in cell dysfunctions, especially synoviocyte dysfunction. We revealed that the expression of osteopontin (OPN), which has been reported to regulate expression of various inflammatory factors associating with the pathogenesis of OA including matrix metalloprotease 13 (MMP13), interlukine-6 and 8 (IL-6 and IL-8), is significantly upregulated in OA tissues...
April 5, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
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