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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29458127/calmodulin-induced-conformational-control-and-allostery-underlying-neuronal-nitric-oxide-synthase-activation
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Quinlin M Hanson, Jeffrey R Carley, Tyler J Gilbreath, Brian C Smith, Eric S Underbakke
Nitric oxide synthase (NOS) is the primary generator of nitric oxide signals controlling diverse physiological processes such as neurotransmission and vasodilation. NOS activation is contingent on Ca2+ /calmodulin binding at a linker between its oxygenase and reductase domains to induce large conformational changes that orchestrate inter-domain electron transfer. However, the structural dynamics underlying activation of full-length NOS remain ambiguous. Employing hydrogen-deuterium exchange mass spectrometry, we reveal mechanisms underlying neuronal NOS (nNOS) activation by calmodulin and regulation by phosphorylation...
February 16, 2018: Journal of Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29458045/aldose-reductase-inhibitor-fidarestat-prevents-doxorubicin-induced-endothelial-cell-death-and-dysfunction
#2
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/29457883/mapping-the-h-nox-hk-binding-interface-in-vibrio-cholerae-by-hydrogen-deuterium-exchange-mass-spectrometry
#3
Yirui Guo, Anthony T Iavarone, Matthew M Cooper, Michael A Marletta
Heme-nitric oxide/oxygen binding (H-NOX) proteins are a group of hemoproteins that bind diatomic gas ligands such as nitric oxide (NO) and oxygen (O2 ). H-NOX proteins typically regulate histidine kinases (HK) located within the same operon. It has been reported that NO-bound H-NOXs inhibit cognate histidine kinase autophosphorylation in bacterial H-NOX/HK complexes, however, a detailed mechanism of NO-mediated regulation of the H-NOX/HK activity remains unknown. In this study, the binding interface of Vibrio cholerae (Vc) H-NOX/HK complex was characterized by hydrogen/deuterium exchange mass spectrometry (HDX-MS) and further validated by mutagenesis, leading to a new model for NO-dependent kinase inhibition...
February 19, 2018: Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457374/proteasomal-function-is-impaired-in-human-osteoarthritic-chondrocytes-and-this-can-contribute-to-decreased-sox9-and-aggrecan
#4
Ramon L Serrano, Liang-Yu Chen, Martin K Lotz, Ru Liu-Bryan, Robert Terkeltaub
OBJECTIVE: Osteoarthritis (OA) chondrocytes have impaired autophagy, one arm of the proteostasis network that coordinates proteome and organelle quality control and degradation. Deficient proteostasis impacts differentiation and viability, and inflammatory processes in aging and disease. Studying OA chondrocytes, we assessed ubiquitin proteasome system proteasomal function. METHODS: We evaluated human knee cartilages by immunohistochemistry, and assessed proteasomal function, levels of proteasomal core subunits and chaperones, and autophagy in cultured chondrocytes...
February 18, 2018: Arthritis & Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457300/glucagon-like-peptide-2-decreases-osteoclasts-by-stimulating-apoptosis-dependent-on-nitric-oxide-synthase
#5
Yi Lu, Dongdong Lu, Yu Hu
OBJECTIVES: Glucagon-like peptide 2 (GLP2) is involved in the regulation of energy absorption and metabolism. Despite the importance of the GLP2 signalling mechanisms on osteoclast, little has been studied on how GLP2 works during osteoclastogenesis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: RAW264.7 cells were infected with rLV-Green-GLP2. The induction of osteoclasts was performed by RANKL. TRAP were detected by RT-PCR, Western blotting and staining. Total nitric oxide and total NOS activity were measured...
February 19, 2018: Cell Proliferation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456989/effect-of-thymoquinone-on-reproductive-parameter-in-morphine-treated-male-mice
#6
Mohammad Reza Salahshoor, Mojdeh Haghjoo, Shiva Roshankhah, Fatemeh Makalani, Cyrus Jalili
Background: Thymoquinone as the main active component of Nigella sativa might have a various pharmacological effects such as antiapoptotic and antioxidant. Morphine is commonly used for the treatment of severe pain that can increase the generation of free radicals and affects the spermatogenesis. This study was designed to evaluate protective effects of thymoquinone against morphine-induced damages, sperm viability, count, motility, morphology and testis histology, and nitric oxide and testosterone hormone of the mice...
2018: Advanced Biomedical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456842/hydrogen-sulfide-nitric-oxide-and-neurodegenerative-disorders
#7
REVIEW
Sandesh Panthi, Sumeet Manandhar, Kripa Gautam
Hydrogen Sulfide (H2 S) and Nitric Oxide (NO) have become recognized as important gaseous signaling molecules with enormous pharmacological effects, therapeutic value, and central physiological roles. NO is one of the most important regulators of the pathophysiological condition in central nervous system (CNS). It is critical in the various functioning of the brain; however, beyond certain concentration/level, it is toxic. H2 S was regarded as toxic gas with the smell like rotten egg. But, it is now regarded as emerging neuroprotectant and neuromodulator...
2018: Translational Neurodegeneration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456717/naringin-ameliorates-endothelial-dysfunction-in-fructose-fed-rats
#8
Wachirawadee Malakul, Sirinat Pengnet, Chanon Kumchoom, Sakara Tunsophon
High fructose consumption is associated with metabolic disorders including hyperglycemia and dyslipidemia, in addition to endothelial dysfunction. Naringin, a flavonoid present in citrus fruit, has been reported to exhibit lipid lowering, antioxidant, and cardiovascular protective properties. Therefore, the present study investigated the effect of naringin on fructose-induced endothelial dysfunction in rats and its underlying mechanisms. Male Sprague-Dawley rats were given 10% fructose in drinking water for 12 weeks, whereas control rats were fed drinking water alone...
March 2018: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456385/dna-damage-protecting-activity-and-antioxidant-potential-of-launaea-taraxacifolia-leaves-extract
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Michael Buenor Adinortey, Charles Ansah, Alexander Weremfo, Cynthia Ayefoumi Adinortey, Genevieve Etornam Adukpo, Elvis Ofori Ameyaw, Alexander Kwadwo Nyarko
Background: The leaf extract of Launaea taraxacifolia commonly known as African Lettuce is used locally to treat dyslipidemia and liver diseases, which are associated with oxidative stress. Methanol extract from L. taraxacifolia leaves was tested for its antioxidant activity and its ability to protect DNA from oxidative damage. Materials and Methods: In vitro antioxidant potential of the leaf extract was evaluated using 1,1-diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH), nitric oxide (NO), and hydroxyl (OH) radical scavenging assays...
January 2018: Journal of Natural Science, Biology, and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456238/remote-ischemic-postconditioning-ripc-of-the-upper-arm-results-in-protection-from-cardiac-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-following-primary-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-pci-for-acute-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction-stemi
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Bangming Cao, Haipeng Wang, Chi Zhang, Ming Xia, Xiangjun Yang
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to evaluate the role of remote ischemic postconditioning (RIPC) of the upper arm on protection from cardiac ischemia-reperfusion injury following primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in patients with acute ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). MATERIAL AND METHODS Eighty patients with STEMI were randomized into two groups: primary PCI (N=44) and primary PCI+RIPC (N=36). RIPC consisted of four cycles of 5 minutes of occlusion and five minutes of reperfusion by cuff inflation and deflation of the upper arm, commencing within one minute of the first PCI balloon dilatation...
February 19, 2018: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455967/gastroprotective-activity-of-polysaccharide-from-hericium-erinaceus-against-ethanol-induced-gastric-mucosal-lesion-and-pylorus-ligation-induced-gastric-ulcer-and-its-antioxidant-activities
#11
Xiao-Yin Wang, Jun-Yi Yin, Ming-Ming Zhao, Shi-Yu Liu, Shao-Ping Nie, Ming-Yong Xie
The gastroprotective activity of Hericium erinaceus polysaccharide was investigated in rats. The antioxidant activities were also evaluated. Pre-treatment of polysaccharide could reduce ethanol-induced gastric mucosal lesion and pylorus ligation-induced gastric ulcer. The polysaccharide exhibited scavenging activities of 1, 1-diphenyl-2-picryl-hydrozyl and hydroxyl radicals, and ferrous ion-chelating ability. In the pylorus ligation-induced model, gastric secretions (volume of gastric juice, gastric acid, pepsin and mucus) of ulcer rats administrated with polysaccharide were regulated...
April 15, 2018: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455417/effect-of-yulangsan-polysaccharide-on-the-reinstatement-of-morphine-induced-conditioned-place-preference-in-sprague-dawley-rats
#12
Chunxia Chen, Zhihuan Nong, Xingmei Liang, Mingyu Meng, Feifei Xuan, Qiuqiao Xie, Junhui He, Renbin Huang
We previously reported that Yulangsan polysaccharide (YLSP), which was isolated from the root of Millettia pulchra Kurz, attenuates withdrawal symptoms of morphine dependence by regulating the nitric oxide pathway and modulating monoaminergic neurotransmitters. In this study, we investigated the effects and mechanism of YLSP on the reinstatement of morphine-induced conditioned place preference (CPP) in rats. A CPP procedure was employed to assess the behavior of rats, and indicators of serum and four brain regions (nucleus accumbens, ventral tegmental area, hippocampus and prefrontal cortex) were determined to explore its underlying mechanism...
February 17, 2018: Neurochemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455357/phytochemical-constituents-antioxidant-activity-and-antiproliferative-properties-of-black-red-and-brown-rice-bran
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Ali Ghasemzadeh, Mohamad Taghi Karbalaii, Hawa Z E Jaafar, Asmah Rahmat
BACKGROUND: In the recent years, the health benefits of the pigmented rice varieties have reported due to the presence of bioactive compounds. In this study, the phytochemical constituents (total phenolic, flavonoid and anthocyanin content) and individual phenolics and flavonoids of the extracts of sixteen genotypes of pigmented rice bran were evaluated using spectrophotometric and ultra-high performance liquid chromatography method. Antioxidative properties of the free and bound fractions were evaluated using nitric oxide and 1,1-diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazyl scavenging assays...
February 17, 2018: Chemistry Central Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455284/speciation-analysis-of-arsenic-in-seafood-and-seaweed-part-i-evaluation-and-optimization-of-methods
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Mesay Mulugeta Wolle, Sean D Conklin
Several extraction and chromatographic methods were evaluated to identify optimum conditions for arsenic speciation analysis in seafood and seaweed. The extraction systems, which include aqueous, aqueous-organic, acidic, basic, and enzymatic solutions, were examined for their efficiency in extracting arsenic from finfish, crustaceans, molluscs, and seaweed keeping the chemical forms of the native arsenicals intact. While dilute solutions of nitric acid, hydrochloric acid, and tetramethylammonium hydroxide (TMAH) extract high fractions of arsenic from most of the matrices, the extractants oxidized arsenite (As3+ ) to arsenate (As5+ ) and converted some arsenosugars and non-polar arsenicals to known and/or unknown forms...
February 17, 2018: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455261/phytoglobins-regulate-nitric-oxide-dependent-abscisic-acid-synthesis-and-ethylene-induced-program-cell-death-in-developing-maize-somatic-embryos
#15
Karuna Kapoor, Mohamed M Mira, Belay T Ayele, Tran-Nguyen Nguyen, Robert D Hill, Claudio Stasolla
During maize somatic embryogenesis, suppression of phytoglobins (Pgbs) reduced ABA levels leading to ethylene-induced programmed cell death in the developing embryos. These effects modulate embryonic yield depending on the cellular localization of specific phytoglobin gene expression. Suppression of Zea mays phytoglobins (ZmPgb1.1 or ZmPgb1.2) during somatic embryogenesis induces programmed cell death (PCD) by elevating nitric oxide (NO). While ZmPgb1.1 is expressed in many embryonic domains and its suppression results in embryo abortion, ZmPgb1...
February 17, 2018: Planta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455095/establishment-of-pancreatic-microenvironment-model-of-er-stress-quercetin-attenuates-%C3%AE-cell-apoptosis-by-invoking-nitric-oxide-cgmp-signaling-in-endothelial-cells
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Natarajan Suganya, Krishna Priya Mani, Dornadula Sireesh, Palanisamy Rajaguru, Mariappanadar Vairamani, Thiruppathi Suresh, Takayoshi Suzuki, Suvro Chatterjee, Kunka Mohanram Ramkumar
The involvement of endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress in endothelial dysfunction and diabetes-associated complications has been well documented. Inhibition of ER stress represents a promising therapeutic strategy to attenuate endothelial dysfunction in diabetes. Recent attention has focused on the development of small molecule inhibitors of ER stress to maintain endothelial homeostasis in diabetes. Here we have developed a reliable, robust co-culture system that allows a study on the endothelial cells and pancreatic β-cells crosstalk under ER stress and validated using a known ER stress modulator, quercetin...
January 3, 2018: Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455054/seco-labdane-diterpenoids-from-the-leaves-of-callicarpa-nudiflora-showing-nitric-oxide-inhibitory-activity
#17
Xiaocong Sun, Feng Liu, Xueyuan Yang, Jinghan Wang, Bangjian Dong, Chunfeng Xie, Da-Qing Jin, Jie Zhang, Dongho Lee, Yasushi Ohizumi, Jing Xu, Yuanqiang Guo
Nine previously undescribed seco-labdane diterpenoids, nudiflopenes A-I, were isolated from the leaves of Callicarpa nudiflora. Their structures were elucidated on the basis of extensive 1D and 2D NMR spectroscopic data analysis, and the absolute configurations of these compounds were established by the modified Mosher's method and experimental and calculated electronic circular dichroism spectra. Nudiflopenes A-I belong to the class of seco-labdane diterpenoids. All of the isolates showed inhibitory activities on lipopolysaccharide-induced nitric oxide (NO) production in murine microglial BV-2 cells...
February 15, 2018: Phytochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455002/the-possible-neuroprotective-effect-of-ellagic-acid-on-sodium-arsenate-induced-neurotoxicity-in-rats
#18
Mehdi Goudarzi, Shivasadat Amiri, Ali Nesari, Azam Hosseinzadeh, Esrafil Mansouri, Saeed Mehrzadi
OBJECTIVE: Arsenic is a well-known environmental contaminant, causing toxicity in different organs. The aim of this study was to investigate the possible neuroprotective effect of ellagic acid (EA) on arsenic-induced neurotoxicity in rats. DESIGN: Animals were divided into five groups. The first group received normal saline (2 ml/kg) for 21 days as control group. Group 2 was orally treated with sodium arsenite (SA, 10 mg/kg) for 21 days. Groups 3 and 4 were orally treated with SA (10 mg/kg) for 7 days prior to EA (10 and 30 mg/kg respectively) treatment and continued up to 21 days simultaneously with SA administration...
February 15, 2018: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454969/jip3-knockout-protects-mice-against-high-fat-diet-induced-liver-injury
#19
Xiao-Jun Ma, Hai-Zhou Xing, Gao-Fei Ren, Xiao-Juan Rao, Zhi-Zhen Li
Multiple pathways contribute to nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in response to high fat diets (HFD). A homolog of mammalian JNK-interacting protein 3 (JIP3), also known as JSAP-1, activates different components in various signaling pathways to modulate cellular processes. The purpose of this study was to examine the role of JIP3 in obesity-related pathologies pathway. Wild-type (WT) C57BL/6 and JIP3-knockout (JIP3-/- ) mice were randomized to chow or HFD. HFD-fed WT mice increased hepatic JIP3 expression...
February 15, 2018: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454829/bioactive-triterpenoids-from-twigs-of-betula-schmidtii
#20
Kyoung Jin Park, Lalita Subedi, Sun Yeou Kim, Sang Un Choi, Kang Ro Lee
Investigation of the MeOH extract of Betula schmidtii twigs resulted in the isolation and identification of three new triterpenoids (1-3), along with ten known ones (4-13). The structures of new compounds (1-3) were elucidated by spectroscopic methods, including 1D, 2D NMR (1 H and13 C NMR, COSY, HSQC, HMBC, and NOESY), HR-MS, and chemical methods. All the isolated compounds were evaluated for their cytotoxicity against A549, SK-OV-3, SK-MEL-2, and HCT-15 cell lines. Compound 11 exhibited potent cytotoxic activities against four cell lines, and compounds 5 and 13 significantly induced nerve growth factor secretion in a C6 rat glioma cell line...
February 10, 2018: Bioorganic Chemistry
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