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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166576/the-beneficial-health-aspects-of-sea-buckthorn-elaeagnus-rhamnoides-l-a-nelson-oil
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REVIEW
Beata Olas
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL CONTEXT: Plant oils are known to have biological activity. This review paper summarizes the current knowledge of the composition of sea buckthorn (Elaeagnus rhamnoides (L.) A.Nelson) seed and pulp oil and its beneficial health aspects. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In vitro and in vivo studies on humans and animals have found sea buckthorn oil to have a variety of beneficial properties to human health, and indicate that it may be a valuable component of human and animal nutrition...
November 19, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166574/altered-tnf-%C3%AE-response-by-aconibal-%C3%A2-and-methotrexate-in-a-lipopolysaccharide-induced-setting-of-inflammatory-conditions-potential-on-a-synergistic-combination
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Gunhyuk Park, Seoung Hoon Lee, Ji-Ye Han, Dal-Seok Oh
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Aconitum carmichaelii (AC) is a common herbal medicine used as anti-inflammatory and analgesic agent in Eastern Asia. In Korea, a commercial processed AC (Aconibal(®)) is traditionally used to treat the symptoms of spondylosis deformans and rheumatic pain. AIM OF STUDY: Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is systemic and auto-immune disease characterized by chronic inflammation. Methotrexate (MTX) is often the first-line therapy for RA. If MTX monotherapy is ineffective or RA is initially severe, adding a tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α inhibitor to the treatment can be beneficial...
November 19, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166396/human-trafficking-and-exploitation-a-global-health-concern
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Cathy Zimmerman, Ligia Kiss
In this collection review, Cathy Zimmerman and colleague introduce the PLOS Medicine Collection on Human Trafficking, Exploitation and Health, laying out the magnitude of the global trafficking problem and offering a public health policy framework to guide responses to trafficking.
November 2017: PLoS Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166285/an-evaluation-of-the-usefulness-of-invasive-and-non-invasive-methods-used-to-diagnose-helicobacter-spp-infections-in-dogs
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M Jankowski, J Spużak, K Kubiak, K Glińska-Suchocka, M Biernat
The aim of this study was to assess the suitability of invasive and non-invasive methods used to diagnose Helicobacter spp. in the stomachs of dogs. The study was carried out on 30 dogs of both sexes and different breeds, between one and 15 years old. A histopathologic examination, a microbiological culture, a rapid urease test, a direct bacteriological preparation and a nested PCR assay were carried out. Gastric Helicobacter spp. was identified in gastric biopsy specimens from 16 (53.3%) dogs using direct bacteriological preparation, in four (13...
September 26, 2017: Polish Journal of Veterinary Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166267/comparison-of-the-two-types-of-stimulating-electrodes-in-the-study-of-motor-nerve-conduction-in-dogs
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T Monowid, A Bocheńska, S Lew, A Pomianowski
In this research two kinds of stimulation electrodes were compared in motor nerve conduction study: needle electrodes used in human medicine and electrodes made of injection needles connected to the stimulator via alligator-type electrodes. A study was conducted in 22 mixed-breed dogs. The resulting values of the potential amplitudes of the stimulus, the parameters of the complex muscle potentials, and the motor nerve conduction velocity were statistically compared. There was no statistical difference between the parameters obtained with the two types of stimulation electrodes...
September 26, 2017: Polish Journal of Veterinary Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165562/the-diversity-of-recent-and-ancient-human-dream-a-new-microarray-for-genetic-anthropology-and-genealogy-forensics-and-personalized-medicine
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Eran Elhaik, Leeban Yusuf, Ainan I J Anderson, Mehdi Pirooznia, Dimitrios Arnellos, Gregory Vilshansky, Gunes Ercal, Yontao Lu, Teresa Webster, Michael L Baird, Umberto Esposito
The human population displays wide variety in demographic history, ancestry, content of DNA derived from hominins or ancient populations, adaptation, traits, copy number variation (CNVs), drug response, and more. These polymorphisms are of broad interest to population geneticists, forensics investigators, and medical professionals. Historically, much of that knowledge was gained from population survey projects. While many commercial arrays exist for genome-wide single-nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) genotyping, their design specifications are limited and they do not allow a full exploration of biodiversity...
November 20, 2017: Genome Biology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165474/sugar-and-mineral-enriched-fraction-from-olive-mill-wastewater-for-promising-cosmeceutical-application-characterization-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-studies
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Maria Domenica Di Mauro, Barbara Tomasello, Roberta Carla Giardina, Sandro Dattilo, Veronica Mazzei, Fulvia Sinatra, Massimo Caruso, Nicola D'Antona, Marcella Renis
Nowadays, agro-food by-products represent a potential low-cost source of biologically active ingredients which have been paid significant attention as nutraceuticals, medicine, food and cosmetics. In a previous study we evaluated the total sugars, metals and polyphenols of olive mill wastewater (OMWW) from a Cerasuola olive cultivar. In the present work we selectively recovered a sugar and mineral enriched fraction (SMEF) from Cerasuola OMWW by a green adsorption/desorption process. The SMEF was mainly found to be composed of monosaccharides and potassium by HPLC-ELSD and ICP-MS...
November 22, 2017: Food & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164821/cytotoxic-triterpenoids-from-roots-of-actinidia-chinensis
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Liu-Bin Wei, Si-Yuan Ma, Hong-Xing Liu, Chu-Sheng Huang, Na Liao
Phytochmical investigation of roots of Actinidia chinensis PLANCH led to the isolation triterpenoids 1 - 16, including a new compound 2α,3α,23,24-tetrahydroxyurs-12,20(30)-dien-28-oic acid (1). Their structures were identified on the basis of spectroscopic analysis, including 1D- and 2D-NMR, HR-ESI mass spectrometry, and by comparison with the literatures. The cytotoxicities of triterpenoids 1 - 16 against a panel of cultured human cancer cell lines (HepG2, A549, MCF-7, SK-OV-3, and HeLa) were evaluated. The new compound 1 exhibited moderate antitumor activities with IC50 values of 19...
November 21, 2017: Chemistry & Biodiversity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164808/a-universal-approach-to-correct-various-hbb-gene-mutations-in-human-stem-cells-for-gene-therapy-of-beta-thalassemia-and-sickle-cell-disease
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Liuhong Cai, Hao Bai, Vasiliki Mahairaki, Yongxing Gao, Chaoxia He, Yanfei Wen, You-Chuan Jin, You Wang, Rachel L Pan, Armaan Qasba, Zhaohui Ye, Linzhao Cheng
Beta-thalassemia is one of the most common recessive genetic diseases, caused by mutations in the HBB gene. Over 200 different types of mutations in the HBB gene containing three exons have been identified in patients with β-thalassemia (β-thal) whereas a homozygous mutation in exon 1 causes sickle cell disease (SCD). Novel therapeutic strategies to permanently correct the HBB mutation in stem cells that are able to expand and differentiate into erythrocytes producing corrected HBB proteins are highly desirable...
November 21, 2017: Stem Cells Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164803/preclinical-evaluation-and-optimization-of-a-cell-therapy-using-human-cord-blood-derived-endothelial-colony-forming-cells-for-ischemic-retinopathies
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Emma Reid, Jasenka Guduric-Fuchs, Christina L O'Neill, Lynsey-Dawn Allen, Sarah E J Chambers, Alan W Stitt, Reinhold J Medina
Cell therapy using endothelial progenitors holds promise for vascular repair in ischemic retinopathies. Using a well-defined subpopulation of human cord blood-derived endothelial progenitors known as endothelial colony-forming cells (ECFCs), we have evaluated essential requirements for further development of this cell therapy targeting the ischemic retina, including dose response, delivery route, and toxicity. First, to evaluate therapeutic efficacy relating to cell dose, ECFCs were injected into the vitreous of mice with oxygen-induced retinopathy...
November 22, 2017: Stem Cells Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164800/the-generation-of-human-%C3%AE-%C3%AE-t-cell-derived-induced-pluripotent-stem-cells-from-whole-peripheral-blood-mononuclear-cell-culture
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Daisuke Watanabe, Michiyo Koyanagi-Aoi, Mariko Taniguchi-Ikeda, Yukiko Yoshida, Takeshi Azuma, Takashi Aoi
γδT cells constitute a small proportion of lymphocytes in peripheral blood. Unlike αβT cells, the anti-tumor activities are exerted through several different pathways in a MHC-unrestricted manner. Thus, immunotherapy using γδT cells is considered to be effective for various types of cancer. Occasionally, however, ex vivo expanded cells are not as effective as expected due to cell exhaustion. To overcome the issue of T-cell exhaustion, researchers have generated induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) that harbor the same T-cell receptor (TCR) genes as their original T-cells, which provide nearly limitless sources for antigen-specific cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTLs)...
November 21, 2017: Stem Cells Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164624/suppression-of-uvb-mediated-matrix-metalloproteinase-generation-by-sorbus-commixta-twig-extract-in-human-dermal-fibroblasts
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Song Hua Xuan, Young Min Park, So Hyun Park, Hyo Jin Jeong, Soo Nam Park
Sorbus commixta is a traditional oriental medicinal plant that grows in East Asian countries such as Korea, Japan, and China. The twig of S. commixta has been considered valuable for centuries to treat diseases including asthma, cough, and other bronchial disorders. However, the effect of S. commixta twig extract on human skin has not been investigated well. The present study aimed at assessing the anti-photoaging effect of S. commixta twig ethanol extract (STE) on ultraviolet B (UVB)-induced matrix metalloproteinase (MMP) levels and its underlying mechanism in human dermal fibroblasts...
November 22, 2017: Photochemistry and Photobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164047/cost-of-tuberculosis-treatment-evidence-from-iran-s-health-system
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Vahid Bay, Payam Tabarsi, Aziz Rezapour, Sima Marzban, Ehsan Zarei
Objectives: This study aimed to estimate the cost of smear-positive drug-susceptible pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) treatment of the patients in the Azadshahr district, Golestan Province, Iran. Methods: In this retrospective study, all new smear positive pulmonary TB patients who had been registered at the district's health network between April, 2013 and December, 2015 and had successfully completed their treatment were entered into the study (45 patients). Treatment costs were estimated from the provider's perspective using an activity-based costing (ABC) method...
October 2017: Osong Public Health and Research Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163704/riparsaponin-isolated-from-homonoia-riparia-lour-induces-apoptosis-of-oral-cancer-cells
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Tiecheng Li, Lei Wang
Homonoia riparia Lour (Euphorbiaceae) is a known source of herbal medicine in China, and riparsaponin (RSP) is an active constituent isolated from H. riparia. The aim of the present study was to investigate the antitumor effect of RSP on human oral carcinoma cells and its potential underlying molecular mechanism. RSP was isolated from roots of H. riparia and identified using nuclear magnetic resonance. An MTT assay was used to evaluate the cytotoxicity of RSP on human oral carcinoma cells. Subsequently, DAPI staining was performed to investigate the apoptotic effect of RSP...
December 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163703/the-downregulation-of-c-myc-and-its-target-gene-htert-is-associated-with-the-antiproliferative-effects-of-baicalin-on-hl-60-cells
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Xia Ren, Zhiyong Zhang, Jing Tian, Hengxiao Wang, Guanhua Song, Qiang Guo, Jing Tian, Yang Han, Qiong Liao, Guoqiang Liu, Huifang Ding, Guosheng Jiang
Baicalin is a flavonoid compound isolated from Scutellaria baicalensis, a Chinese traditional medicinal herb, and is used as an anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, anxiolytic and hepatoprotective drug. Accumulating evidence has demonstrated that baicalin exhibits potent antitumor properties by suppressing cell growth, arresting cell cycle progression and inducing differentiation or apoptosis in leukemia cell lines. However, whether or not the extrinsic pathway is involved in baicalin-induced apoptosis of leukemia cells and the mechanisms underlying the antitumor activity of baicalin remain unclear...
December 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163228/gmsc-derived-exosomes-combined-with-a-chitosan-silk-hydrogel-sponge-accelerates-wound-healing-in-a-diabetic-rat-skin-defect-model
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Quan Shi, Zhiyong Qian, Donghua Liu, Jie Sun, Xing Wang, Hongchen Liu, Juan Xu, Ximin Guo
Background: Delayed wound healing in diabetic patients is one of the most challenging complications in clinical medicine, as it poses a greater risk of gangrene, amputation and even death. Therefore, a novel method to promote diabetic wound healing is of considerable interest at present. Previous studies showed that injection of MSC-derived exosomes has beneficial effects on wound healing. In current studies, we aimed to isolate exosomes derived from gingival mesenchymal stem cells (GMSCs) and then loading them to the chitosan/silk hydrogel sponge to evaluate the effects of this novel non-invasive method on skin defects in diabetic rats...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163161/inhibition-of-mir-128-3p-by-tongxinluo-protects-human-cardiomyocytes-from-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-via-upregulation-of-p70s6k1-p-p70s6k1
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Gui-Hao Chen, Chuan-Sheng Xu, Jie Zhang, Qing Li, He-He Cui, Xiang-Dong Li, Li-Ping Chang, Rui-Jie Tang, Jun-Yan Xu, Xia-Qiu Tian, Pei-Sen Huang, Jun Xu, Chen Jin, Yue-Jin Yang
Background and Aims: Tongxinluo (TXL) is a multifunctional traditional Chinese medicine that has been widely used to treat cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases. However, no studies have explored whether TXL can protect human cardiomyocytes (HCMs) from ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury. Reperfusion Injury Salvage Kinase (RISK) pathway activation was previously demonstrated to protect the hearts against I/R injury and it is generally activated via Akt or (and) Erk 1/2, and their common downstream protein, ribosomal protein S6 kinase (p70s6k)...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163061/cyclodextrins-and-iatrogenic-hearing-loss-new-drugs-with-significant-risk
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REVIEW
Mark A Crumling, Kelly A King, R Keith Duncan
Cyclodextrins are a family of cyclic oligosaccharides with widespread usage in medicine, industry and basic sciences owing to their ability to solubilize and stabilize guest compounds. In medicine, cyclodextrins primarily act as a complexing vehicle and consequently serve as powerful drug delivery agents. Recently, uncomplexed cyclodextrins have emerged as potent therapeutic compounds in their own right, based on their ability to sequester and mobilize cellular lipids. In particular, 2-hydroxypropyl-β-cyclodextrin (HPβCD) has garnered attention because of its cholesterol chelating properties, which appear to treat a rare neurodegenerative disorder and to promote atherosclerosis regression related to stroke and heart disease...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161660/molecular-mechanisms-of-anti-inflammatory-effect-of-chrysophanol-an-active-component-of-ast2017-01-on-atopic-dermatitis-in-vitro-models
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Hyun-Ja Jeong, Hee-Yun Kim, Hyung-Min Kim
AST2017-01 mainly consists of Rumex crispus and -Cordyceps militaris and has been widely consumed as an herbal medicine or functional food in Korea. Here we investigated the influences of AST2017-01 and its active component, chrysophanol on human mast cell (HMC-1 cell) and human keratinocyte (HaCaT cell)-mediated inflammatory reactions. Pretreatment with AST2017-01 or chrysophanol suppressed intracellular calcium levels and histamine release in phorbol 12-myristate 13-acetate and calcium ionophore A23187 (PMACI)-treated HMC-1 cells...
November 18, 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161650/how-the-morphological-properties-of-mentha-longifolia-l-huds-may-be-affected-by-geographical-differences
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Mohammad Mohammadi, Hossein Ali Asadi-Gharneh
With respect to the benefits of medicinal plants for human health and their use as food, they are extensively being researched and planted in different parts of the world including Iran. Among the most important parameters, which may affect the growth and the yield of medicinal plants is their geographical (ecotype) properties. Accordingly, a research work was proposed to investigate the effects of 10 different regions or ecotypes on the morphological properties of pennyroyal [Mentha longifolia. (L.) Huds.] from the Lamiaceae family in one of the Iranian provinces, namely Ilam...
October 28, 2017: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
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