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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29458170/downregulation-of-metabotropic-glutamate-receptor-5-inhibits-hepatoma-development-in-a-neurotoxin-rotenone-induced-parkinson-s-disease-model
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Xiao Xu Bai, Li Gu, Hui Min Yang, Shao Song Xi, Ning Xia, Song Zhang, Hong Zhang
Clinical epidemiological studies have shown that there is a link between Parkinson's disease (PD) and cancer, but how PD regulates cancer development remains unknown. In our study, the effect of metabotropic glutamate receptor 5 (mGlu5 ) on hepatoma was explored in a rotenone-induced PD model both in vitro and in vivo. We found that conditioned media derived from MN9D dopaminergic neuronal cells by rotenone-induced toxicity inhibited the growth, migration, invasion and promoted apoptosis of Hepa1-6 cells, which corresponded with decreased expression of mGlu5 ...
February 16, 2018: Toxicology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29458045/aldose-reductase-inhibitor-fidarestat-prevents-doxorubicin-induced-endothelial-cell-death-and-dysfunction
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Himangshu Sonowal, Pabitra Pal, Kirtikar Shukla, Ashish Saxena, Satish K Srivastava, Kota V Ramana
Despite doxorubicin (Dox) being one of the most widely used chemotherapy agents for breast, blood and lung cancers, its use in colon cancer is limited due to increased drug resistance and severe cardiotoxic side effects that increase mortality associated with its use at high doses. Therefore, better adjuvant therapies are warranted to improve the chemotherapeutic efficacy and to decrease cardiotoxicity. We have recently shown that aldose reductase inhibitor, fidarestat, increases the Dox-induced colon cancer cell death and reduces cardiomyopathy...
February 16, 2018: Biochemical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457833/a-green-method-to-determine-vuv-185-nm-fluence-rate-based-on-hydrogen-peroxide-production-in-aqueous-solution
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Laxiang Yang, Mengkai Li, Wentao Li, James R Bolton, Zhimin Qiang
A mini-fluidic vacuum ultraviolet/ultraviolet (VUV/UV) photoreaction system (MVPS) was developed in our previous study. Based on the MVPS, a green method to determine VUV fluence rate has been developed using the production rate of H2 O2 when water is exposed to 185 nm VUV. The H2 O2 production followed pseudo-zero-order reaction kinetics well over the first 10 min of VUV/UV exposure. This new method was well calibrated with a standard cis-cyclooctene cis-trans photoisomerization actinometer as recommended by the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry...
February 19, 2018: Photochemistry and Photobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457449/catalytically-active-single-chain-polymeric-nanoparticles-exploring-their-functions-in-complex-biological-media
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Yiliu Liu, Silvia Pujals, Patrick J M Stals, Thomas Pauloehrl, Stanislav I Presolski, E W Meijer, Lorenzo Albertazzi, Anja R A Palmans
Dynamic single-chain polymeric nanoparticles (SCPNs) are intriguing, bioinspired architectures that result from the collapse or folding of an individual polymer chain into a nanometer-sized particle. Here we present a detailed biophysical study on the behavior of dynamic SCPNs in living cells and an evaluation of their catalytic functionality in such a complex medium. We first developed a number of delivery strategies that allowed the selective localization of SCPNs in different cellular compartments. Live/dead tests showed that the SCPNs were not toxic to cells while spectral imaging revealed that SCPNs provide a structural shielding and reduced the influence from the outer biological media...
February 19, 2018: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456527/light-as-a-broad-spectrum-antimicrobial
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Peter J Gwynne, Maurice P Gallagher
Antimicrobial resistance is a significant and growing concern. To continue to treat even simple infections, there is a pressing need for new alternative and complementary approaches to antimicrobial therapy. One possible addition to the current range of treatments is the use of narrow-wavelength light as an antimicrobial, which has been shown to eliminate a range of common pathogens. Much progress has already been made with blue light but the potential of other regions of the electromagnetic spectrum is largely unexplored...
2018: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455535/antioxidative-nanoparticles-significantly-enhance-therapeutic-efficacy-of-an-antibacterial-therapy-against-listeria-monocytogenes-infection
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Yutaka Ikeda, Kazuhiro Shoji, Chitho P Feliciano, Shinji Saito, Yukio Nagasaki
Acute inflammatory conditions such as sepsis lead to fatal conditions, including multiple organ failure. Several treatments such as steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are currently being investigated in order to decrease the blood cytokine level, which increases remarkably. However, any of these therapeutic treatments are not always reliable and effective; none have drastically improved survival rates, and some have mostly ended with failure. Reactive oxygen species (ROS) are signaling molecules responsible for the production of cytokines and chemokines that can mediate hyperactivation of the immune response called cytokine storm...
February 20, 2018: Molecular Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455116/linking-mode-of-action-of-the-model-respiratory-and-photosynthesis-uncoupler-3-5-dichlorophenol-to-adverse-outcomes-in-lemna-minor
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Li Xie, Tânia Gomes, Knut Asbjørn Solhaug, You Song, Knut Erik Tollefsen
Standard chemical toxicity testing guidelines using aquatic plant Lemna minor have been developed by several international standardisation organisations. Although being highly useful for regulatory purposes by focusing on traditional adverse endpoints, these tests provide limited information about the toxic mechanisms and modes of action (MoA). The present study aimed to use selected functional assays in L. minor after exposure to 3,5-dichlorophenol (3,5-DCP) as a model to characterise the toxic mechanisms causing growth inhibition and lethality in primary producers...
February 10, 2018: Aquatic Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454986/nano-sized-tio-2-ntio-2-induces-metabolic-perturbations-in-physarum-polycephalum-macroplasmodium-to-counter-oxidative-stress-under-dark-conditions
#8
Zhi Zhang, Zhi Cheng Liang, Jian Hua Zhang, Sheng Li Tian, Jun Le Qu, Jiao Ning Tang, Shi De Liu
Nano-sized TiO2 (nTiO2 ) exerts an oxidative effect on cells upon exposure to solar or UV irradiation and ecotoxicity of the nTiO2 is an urgent concern. Little information is available regarding the effect of TiO2 on cells under dark conditions. Metabolomics is a unique approach to the discovery of biomarkers of nTiO2 cytotoxicity, and leads to the identification of perturbed metabolic pathways and the mechanism underlying nTiO2 toxicity. In the present study, gas chromatography mass spectrometry (GC/MS)-based metabolomics was performed to investigate the effect of nTiO2 on sensitive cells (P...
February 15, 2018: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454269/biological-effects-of-four-iron-containing-nanoremediation-materials-on-the-green-alga-chlamydomonas-sp
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Nhung H A Nguyen, Nadia R Von Moos, Vera I Slaveykova, Katrin Mackenzie, Rainer U Meckenstock, Silke Thűmmler, Julian Bosch, Alena Ševců
As nanoremediation strategies for in-situ groundwater treatment extend beyond nanoiron-based applications to adsorption and oxidation, ecotoxicological evaluations of newly developed materials are required. The biological effects of four new materials with different iron (Fe) speciations ([i] FerMEG12 - pristine flake-like milled Fe(0) nanoparticles (nZVI), [ii] Carbo-Iron ® - Fe(0)-nanoclusters containing activated carbon (AC) composite, [iii] Trap-Ox® Fe-BEA35 (Fe-zeolite) - Fe-doped zeolite, and [iv] Nano-Goethite - 'pure' FeOOH) were studied using the unicellular green alga Chlamydomonas sp...
February 14, 2018: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454199/benthic-nitrite-exchanges-in-the-seine-river-france-an-early-diagenetic-modeling-analysis
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Zahra Akbarzadeh, Anniet M Laverman, Fereidoun Rezanezhad, Mélanie Raimonet, Eric Viollier, Babak Shafei, Philippe Van Cappellen
Nitrite is a toxic intermediate compound in the nitrogen (N) cycle. Elevated concentrations of nitrite have been observed in the Seine River, raising questions about its sources and fate. Here, we assess the role of bottom sediments as potential sources or sinks of nitrite along the river continuum. Sediment cores were collected from two depocenters, one located upstream, the other downstream, from the largest wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) servicing the conurbation of Paris. Pore water profiles of oxygen, nitrate, nitrite and ammonium were measured...
February 14, 2018: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453538/nickel-oxide-nanoparticles-induced-transcriptomic-alterations-in-hepg2-cells
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Quaiser Saquib, Maqsood A Siddiqui, Javed Ahmad, Sabiha M Ansari, Mohammad Faisal, Rizwan Wahab, Abdulrahman A Alatar, Abdulaziz A Al-Khedhairy, Javed Musarrat
Nickel oxide nanoparticles (NiO-NPs) are increasingly used and concerns have been raised on its toxicity. Although a few studies have reported the toxicity of NiO-NPs, a comprehensive understanding of NiO-NPs toxicity in human cells is still lagging. In this study, we integrated transcriptomic approach and genotoxic evidence to depict the mechanism of NiO-NPs toxicity in human hepatocellular carcinoma (HepG2) cells. DNA damage analysis was done using comet assay, which showed 26-fold greater tail moment in HepG2 cells at the highest concentration of 100 μg/ml...
2018: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453534/nanoparticles-caused-oxidative-imbalance
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Mariusz Zuberek, Agnieszka Grzelak
Application of nanomaterials in nearly every single branch of industry results in their accumulation in both abiotic environment and tissues of living organisms. Despite the common use of nanomaterials, we are not able to precisely define their toxicity towards humans and surrounding biota. Although we were able to determine final effects of chronic exposure to nanoparticles which consist of many pathologies such as respiratory diseases, allergies, diseases of cardiovascular system, disorders in embryonic life differentiation and growth disorders, toxic effects on the immune system and cancers...
2018: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453477/effects-of-bilateral-nasal-packing-on-oxygen-saturation-and-blood-pressure
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Meera Bista
INTRODUCTION: Nasal packing is one of the most common rhinological procedures in ENT practice exerting local in nose and systemic effects. Systemic effects may be due to poor sleep quality, respiratory difficulty, decreased oxygen saturation, circulatory problems and toxic shock syndrome which can threaten the life of a person.The study was done to investigate the effect on bilateral nasal packing on blood oxygen saturation and blood pressure changes. METHODS: A cross-sectional prospective study was undertaken in Kathmandu Medical College from January 2017 to June 2017...
October 2017: JNMA; Journal of the Nepal Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452593/a-review-on-biosynthesis-of-silver-nanoparticles-and-their-biocidal-properties
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REVIEW
Khwaja Salahuddin Siddiqi, Azamal Husen, Rifaqat A K Rao
Use of silver and silver salts is as old as human civilization but the fabrication of silver nanoparticles (Ag NPs) has only recently been recognized. They have been specifically used in agriculture and medicine as antibacterial, antifungal and antioxidants. It has been demonstrated that Ag NPs arrest the growth and multiplication of many bacteria such as Bacillus cereus, Staphylococcus aureus, Citrobacter koseri, Salmonella typhii, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Escherichia coli, Klebsiella pneumonia, Vibrio parahaemolyticus and fungus Candida albicans by binding Ag/Ag + with the biomolecules present in the microbial cells...
February 16, 2018: Journal of Nanobiotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452266/healthy-brain-aging-interplay-between-reactive-species-inflammation-and-energy-supply
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REVIEW
O Garaschuk, H M Semchyshyn, V I Lushchak
Brains' high energy expenditure with preferable utilization of glucose and ketone bodies, defines the specific features of its energy homeostasis. The extensive oxidative metabolism is accompanied by a concomitant generation of high amounts of reactive oxygen, nitrogen, and carbonyl species, which will be here collectively referred to as RONCS. Such metabolism in combination with high content of polyunsaturated fatty acids creates specific problems in maintaining brains' redox homeostasis. While the levels of products of interaction between RONCS and cellular components increase slowly during the first two trimesters of individuals' life, their increase is substantially accelerated towards the end of life...
February 13, 2018: Ageing Research Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451568/upconversion-in-photodynamic-therapy-plumbing-the-depths
#16
Michael R Hamblin
Photodynamic therapy (PDT) involves the combination of non-toxic dyes called photosensitizers (PS) and harmless visible light that interact with ambient oxygen to give reactive oxygen species (ROS) that can damage biomolecules and kill cells. PDT has mostly been developed as a cancer therapy but can also be used as an antimicrobial approach against localized infections. However even the longest wavelength used for exciting PS (in the 700 nm region) has relatively poor tissue penetration, and many PS are much better excited by blue and green light...
February 16, 2018: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29449858/exogenous-hydrogen-peroxide-contributes-to-heme-oxygenase-1-delaying-programmed-cell-death-in-isolated-aleurone-layers-of-rice-subjected-to-drought-stress-in-a-cgmp-dependent-manner
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Guanghui Wang, Yu Xiao, Xiaojiang Deng, Heting Zhang, Tingge Li, Huiping Chen
Hydrogen peroxide (H 2 O 2 ) is a reactive oxygen species (ROS) that plays a dual role in plant cells. Here, we discovered that drought (20% polyethylene glycol-6000, PEG)-triggered decreases of HO-1 transcript expression and HO activity. However, exogenous H 2 O 2 contributed toward the increase in HO-1 gene expression and activity of the enzyme under drought stress. Meanwhile, the HO-1 inducer hematin could mimic the effects of the H 2 O 2 scavengers ascorbic acid (AsA) and dimethylthiourea (DMTU) and the H 2 O 2 synthesis inhibitor diphenyleneiodonium (DPI) for scavenging or diminishing drought-induced endogenous H 2 O 2 ...
2018: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29448631/effects-of-cdse-and-cdse-zns-core-shell-quantum-dots-on-singlet-oxygen-production-and-cell-toxicity
#18
Hong Dinh Duong, Sumin Yang, Young Woo Seo, Jong Il Rhee
Four types of quantum dots (QDs) with varying emission wavelengths were synthesized in this study. The dots included CdSe and CdSe/ZnS core/shell QDs with short emission wavelengths of 540 nm and 560 nm, respectively, as well as CdSe and CdSe/ZnS core/shell QDs with longer emission wavelengths of 585 nm and 595 nm, respectively. The ligands on the QD surfaces were exchanged with mercaptopropionic acid (MPA) to make them water-soluble. The efficiency of singlet oxygen (1O2) production from both CdSe and CdSe/ZnS core/shell QDs was highest at a QD concentration of 14 μg/ml Singlet oxygen production from the CdSe QDs was higher than that with the CdSe/ZnS core/shell QDs after 1 h of LED470 irradiation...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29448140/synthesis-and-structure-activity-relationships-of-asymmetric-dimeric-%C3%AE-carboline-derivatives-as-potential-antitumor-agents
#19
Liang Guo, Wei Chen, Rihui Cao, Wenxi Fan, Qin Ma, Jie Zhang, Bin Dai
A series of newly asymmetric dimeric β-carbolines with a spacer of 4-6 methylene units between the indole nitrogen and the harmine oxygen were synthesized. Structures of all the novel synthesized compounds were confirmed by their spectral and analytical studies. All of the synthesized compounds were screened for their in vitro cytotoxic activity against nine cancer cell lines. The results revealed that compounds 7c, 7o and 7s exhibited the highest cytotoxic activities with IC 50 values of less than 20 μM against the tumor cell lines tested...
February 7, 2018: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29447230/propofol-induces-a-metabolic-switch-to-glycolysis-and-cell-death-in-a-mitochondrial-electron-transport-chain-dependent-manner
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Chisato Sumi, Akihisa Okamoto, Hiromasa Tanaka, Kenichiro Nishi, Munenori Kusunoki, Tomohiro Shoji, Takeo Uba, Yoshiyuki Matsuo, Takehiko Adachi, Jun-Ichi Hayashi, Keizo Takenaga, Kiichi Hirota
The intravenous anesthetic propofol (2,6-diisopropylphenol) has been used for the induction and maintenance of anesthesia and sedation in critical patient care. However, the rare but severe complication propofol infusion syndrome (PRIS) can occur, especially in patients receiving high doses of propofol for prolonged periods. In vivo and in vitro evidence suggests that the propofol toxicity is related to the impaired mitochondrial function. However, underlying molecular mechanisms remain unknown. Therefore, we investigated effects of propofol on cell metabolism and death using a series of established cell lines of various origins, including neurons, myocytes, and trans-mitochondrial cybrids, with defined mitochondrial DNA deficits...
2018: PloS One
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