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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031205/protective-effect-of-%C3%AE-lipoic-acid-against-spleen-toxicity-of-dimethylnitrosamine-in-male-mice-antioxidant-and-ultrastructure-approaches
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Nahla S El-Shenawy, Reham Z Hamza, Howayda E Khaled
The α-lipoic acid is a soft material and useful for the potential biomedical applications. The study was aimed to assess the potency of α-lipoic acid (ALA) against the toxicity of dimethylnitrosamine (DMN) on spleen of mice by assessing the antioxidants, histopathological and ultrastructure changes. The experiment was achieved on six groups of male mice as following; groups 1, 2, 3, and 4 were served as a control, ALA groups, low dose of DMN (DMN-LD; 2mgkg(-1)) and high dose of DMN (DMN-HD; 4mgkg(-1)). Group 5 was received DMN-LD plus ALA and group 6 was given DMN-HD plus ALA...
October 11, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031180/design-of-silk-proteins-with-increased-heme-binding-capacity-and-fabrication-of-silk-heme-materials
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Trevor D Rapson, Jian-Wei Liu, Alagacone Sriskantha, Mustafa Musameh, Christopher J Dunn, Jeffrey S Church, Andrea Woodhead, Andrew C Warden, Mark J Riley, Jeffrey R Harmer, Christopher J Noble, Tara D Sutherland
In our previous studies, heme was bound into honeybee silk to generate materials that could function as nitric oxide sensors or as recoverable heterogeneous biocatalysts. In this study, we sought to increase the heme-binding capacity of the silk protein by firstly redesigning the heme binding site to contain histidine as the coordinating residue and secondly, by adding multiple histidine residues within the core of the coiled coil core region of the modified silk protein. We used detergent and a protein denaturant to confirm the importance of the helical structure of the silk for heme coordination...
September 4, 2017: Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029361/the-mechanism-of-attenuation-of-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-by-a-phosphodiesterase-5-inhibitor-via-renal-klotho-expression
#3
Seung Tae Han, Jae Seok Kim, Jun Young Lee, Min Keun Kim, Jin Sae Yoo, Byoung Geun Han, Seung Ok Choi, Jae Won Yang
OBJECTIVES: Phosphodiesterase-5 (PDE-5) inhibitors induces vasodilation in several organs by blocking cyclic GMP (guanosine monophosphate) degradation. However, the existence of alternative mechanism of action in case of an impaired nitric oxide (NO) system remains controversial. Previous studies suggested that decreased NO bioavailability may result in the down-regulation of klotho expression, but the relationship between klotho and NO remains obscure. Therefore, we investigated whether a PDE-5 inhibitor could preserve epithelial mesenchymal transition (EMT) and relationship exists between the NO and renal klotho expression...
October 13, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology & Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029332/identification-of-a-novel-subset-of-myeloid-derived-suppressor-cells-during-chronic-staphylococcal-infection-that-resembles-immature-eosinophils
#4
Oliver Goldmann, Andreas Beineke, Eva Medina
We have previously reported that myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSC), which are a heterogeneous population of immunosuppressive immature myeloid cells, expanded during chronic Staphylococcus aureus infection and promoted bacterial persistence by inhibiting effector T cells. Two major MDSC subsets including monocytic MDSCs (M-MDSC) and granulocytic MDSCs (G-MDSC) have been described to date. Here, we identified a new subset of MDSC (Eo-MDSC) in S. aureus-infected mice that phenotypically resembles eosinophils...
September 23, 2017: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028763/effects-of-hyperoxia-during-resuscitation-from-hemorrhagic-shock-in-swine-with-preexisting-coronary-artery-disease
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Clair Hartmann, Maurizio Loconte, Elena Antonucci, Michael Holzhauser, Tobias Hölle, David Katzsch, Tamara Merz, Oscar McCook, Ulrich Wachter, Josef A Vogt, Andrea Hoffmann, Martin Wepler, Michael Gröger, Martin Matejovic, Enrico Calzia, Michael Georgieff, Pierre Asfar, Peter Radermacher, Benedikt L Nussbaum
OBJECTIVES: Investigation of the effects of hyperoxia during resuscitation from hemorrhagic shock in swine with preexisting coronary artery disease. DESIGN: Prospective, controlled, randomized trial. SETTING: University animal research laboratory. SUBJECTS: Nineteen hypercholesterolemic pigs with preexisting coronary artery disease. INTERVENTIONS: Anesthetized, mechanically ventilated, and surgically instrumented pigs underwent 3 hours of hemorrhagic shock (removal of 30% of the calculated blood volume and subsequent titration of mean arterial blood pressure ≈40 mm Hg)...
October 12, 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028606/inflammatory-and-biocompatibility-evaluation-of-antimicrobial-peptide-gl13k-immobilized-onto-titanium-by-silanization
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Lin Zhou, Zhaonan Lin, Jiamin Ding, Wenxiu Huang, Jiang Chen, Dong Wu
The inflammatory reaction around the implant after implant placement is important not only for osseointegration but also for long-term implant survivals. In our study, GL13K, an antimicrobial peptide, was immobilized onto titanium surfaces to improve its anti-inflammatory properties. The method of silanization was used to immobilize the GL13K, which was confirmed by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, scanning electron microscopy, atomic force microscopy, water contact angle measurement. DAPI fluorescence staining and Cell Counting Kit-8 (CCK-8) were used to measure the cell attachment and cell viability of the RAW264...
October 4, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028538/nitric-oxide-induces-rice-tolerance-to-excessive-nickel-by-regulating-nickel-uptake-reactive-oxygen-species-detoxification-and-defense-related-gene-expression
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Muhammad Rizwan, Mohammad Golam Mostofa, Muhammad Zulfiqar Ahmad, Muhammad Imtiaz, Sajid Mehmood, Muhammad Adeel, Zhihua Dai, Zheyong Li, Omar Aziz, Yihui Zhang, Shuxin Tu
Soil contamination with nickel (Ni) is a persistent threat to crop production worldwide. The present study examined the putative roles of nitric oxide (NO) in improving Ni-tolerance in rice. Our findings showed that application of exogenous sodium nitroprusside (SNP), a NO donor, significantly improved the growth performance of rice seedlings when grown under excessive Ni. The enhanced Ni-tolerance of rice prompted by SNP could be ascribed to its ability to regulate Ni uptake, decrease Ni-induced oxidative stress as evidenced by reduced levels of hydrogen peroxide, malondialdehyde, and electrolyte leakage in Ni-stressed plants...
September 30, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028172/influences-of-histidine-1-and-azaphenylalanine-4-on-the-affinity-anti-inflammatory-and-antiangiogenic-activities-of-azapeptide-cluster-of-differentiation-36-receptor-modulators
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Kelvine Chignen Possi, Mukandila Mulumba, Samy Omri, Yesica Garcia-Ramos, Houda Tahiri, Sylvain Chemtob, Huy Ong, William D Lubell
Azapeptide analogs of growth hormone releasing peptide-6 (GHRP-6) exhibit promising affinity, selectivity and modulator activity on the cluster of differentiation 36 receptor (CD36). For example, [A(1), azaF(4)]- and [azaY(4)]-GHRP-6 (1a and 2b) were previously shown to bind selectively to CD36, and exhibited respectively significant antiangiogenic and slight angiogenic activities in a microvascular sprouting assay using choroid explants. The influences of the 1- and 4-position residues on the affinity, anti-inflammatory and antiangiogenic activity of these azapeptides have now been studied in detail by the synthesis and analysis of a set of 25 analogs featuring Ala1 or His1 and a variety aromatic side chains at the aza-amino acid residue in the 4-position...
October 13, 2017: Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027929/procyanidin-b2-protects-neurons-from-oxidative-nitrosative-and-excitotoxic-stress
#9
Taylor C Sutcliffe, Aimee N Winter, Noelle C Punessen, Daniel A Linseman
The aberrant generation of oxygen and nitrogen free radicals can cause severe damage to key cellular components, resulting in cell apoptosis. Similarly, excitotoxicity leads to protease activation and mitochondrial dysfunction, which subsequently causes cell death. Each of these factors play critical roles in the neuronal cell death underlying various neurodegenerative diseases. Procyanidin B2 (PB2) is a naturally occurring polyphenolic compound found in high concentrations in cocoa, apples, and grapes. Here, we examine the neuroprotective effects of PB2 in primary cultures of rat cerebellar granule neurons (CGNs) exposed to various stressors...
October 13, 2017: Antioxidants (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027691/serum-adenosine-deaminase-and-xanthine-oxidase-activities-in-silver-catfish-naturally-infected-with-ichthyophthirius-multifiliis-the-influence-of-these-enzymes-on-inflammatory-and-oxidative-status
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M D Baldissera, C F Souza, P H Doleski, S G Monteiro, A S da Silva, B Baldisserotto
Adenosine deaminase (ADA) activity, through adenosine (Ado) levels, as well as xanthine oxidase (XO) activity through uric acid levels exerts an essential role on immune and inflammatory responses during infectious diseases. Thus, the aim of this study was to evaluate the involvement of seric ADA and XO activities in the inflammatory and oxidative status of silver catfish naturally infected with Ichthyophthirius multifiliis. Seric ADA activity decreased, while Ado levels increased in infected animals compared to uninfected animals...
October 13, 2017: Journal of Fish Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027435/-preliminary-establishment-of-integration-of-alzheimer-s-disease-and-blood-stasis-syndrome-tree-shrew-model-and-evaluation-of-intervention-of-panax-notoginseng-saponins
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Ben Chen, Mei-Chun Qin, Jin-Lan Huang, Deng-Pan Wu, Er-Chu Guo, Zhi-Ping Liu, Zhe-Hao Xu, Xi-Xi Guo, Zhen-Guo Zhong
To establish the integration of Alzheimer's disease(AD) and blood stasis syndrome tree shrew model. Panax notoginseng saponins (PNS) was used to intervene the model to testify the stability of the model. The level of blood stasis of each group in the tree shrew model was evaluated by analyzing five traditional Chinese medicine(TCM) characterizations, four blood coagulation indexes, plasma nitric oxide (NO) level, plasma superoxide dismutase (SOD) level in each group. Hematoxylin and eosin(HE) staining was used to observe the morphological changes of brain hippocampal neuron cell of each group...
March 2017: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027349/aerobic-exercise-training-lowers-platelet-reactivity-and-improves-platelet-sensitivity-to-prostacyclin-in-pre-and-postmenopausal-women
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M H Lundberg Slingsby, M Nyberg, J Egelund, C M Mandrup, R Frikke-Schmidt, N S Kirkby, Y Hellsten
BACKGROUND: The risk of atherothrombotic events increases after menopause. Regular physical activity has been shown to reduce platelet reactivity in younger women, but it is unknown how regular exercise affects platelet function after menopause. OBJECTIVES: To examine the effects of regular aerobic exercise in late pre- and recent postmenopausal women by testing basal platelet reactivity and platelet sensitivity to prostacyclin and nitric oxide. METHODS: 25 sedentary, but healthy, late premenopausal and 24 matched recently postmenopausal women, mean (95% confidence interval) 49...
October 12, 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis: JTH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027317/exposure-to-omentum-adipose-tissue-conditioned-medium-from-obese-pregnant-women-promotes-myometrial-artery-dysfunction
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Christina E Hayward, Elizabeth J Cowley, Colin P Sibley, Jenny E Myers, Mark Wareing
AIM: Underlying mechanisms of poor pregnancy outcome in obese (OB) mothers (body mass index [BMI] ≥ 30 kg/m(2) ) are unknown. Our studies demonstrate that OB pregnant women have altered myometrial artery (MA) function related to the thromboxane and nitric oxide pathways. In obesity, increased central fat mass is associated with an altered endocrine milieu. We tested the hypothesis that in OB pregnant women the omentum, a central fat store, releases factors that promote dysfunction in normal MAs...
October 13, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027214/development-of-an-alternative-zebrafish-model-for-drug-induced-intestinal-toxicity
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Bokyeong Ryu, C-Yoon Kim, Hanseul Oh, Ukjin Kim, Jin Kim, Cho-Rok Jung, Byoung-Hee Lee, Seungki Lee, Seo-Na Chang, Ji Min Lee, Hyung-Min Chung, Jae-Hak Park
An evaluation of intestinal toxicity is important because the mucosal lining of the gastrointestinal tract is the first barrier for oral xenobiotics. Until now, a rat model has been recommended as the standard intestinal toxicity model and the Caco-2 cell line, originated from a human colon adenocarcinoma, has been used as an alternative to this model, but there are limitations regarding cost-effectiveness and the need for mimicry of the human system. In this study, we investigated whether zebrafish could be a valid alternative to rats and Caco-2 cells as an intestinal toxicity model...
October 13, 2017: Journal of Applied Toxicology: JAT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027056/curcumin-affords-neuroprotection-and-inhibits-%C3%AE-synuclein-aggregation-in-lipopolysaccharide-induced-parkinson-s-disease-model
#15
Neha Sharma, Bimla Nehru
Parkinson's disease (PD) pathology is characterized by the abnormal accumulation and aggregation of the pre-synaptic protein α-synuclein in the dopaminergic neurons as Lewy bodies (LBs). Curcumin, which plays a neuroprotective role in various animal models of PD, was found to directly modulate the aggregation of α-synuclein in in vitro as well as in in vivo studies. While curcumin has been shown to exhibit strong anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, there are a number of other possible mechanisms by which curcumin may alter α-synuclein aggregation which still remains obscure...
October 12, 2017: Inflammopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026298/therapeutic-effects-of-lornoxicam-loaded-nanomicellar-formula-in-experimental-models-of-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Hebatullah Samy Helmy, Ayman E El-Sahar, Rabab H Sayed, Rehab Nabil Shamma, Alaa Hamed Salama, Eman Maher Elbaz
BACKGROUND: Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic inflammatory disease treated by nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) including lornoxicam (LX). Nanocarriers have been used to increase the efficacy and reduce the side effects of various drugs. The objective of the present study was to compare the therapeutic efficacy of systemic administration of lornoxicam-loaded nanomicellar formula (LX-NM) with that of free LX. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The LX-loaded mixed polymeric nanomicellar formula was prepared by direct equilibrium technique...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026175/efficient-reduction-of-nitric-oxide-using-zirconium-phosphide-powders-synthesized-by-elemental-combination-method
#17
Zhen Li, Ning Chen, Jigang Wang, Peishen Li, Ming Guo, Qiang Wang, Chunhong Li, Changzheng Wang, Tao Guo, Shaowei Chen
Zirconium phosphide (ZrP) powders were synthesized by elemental combination method via the direct reaction of zirconium powders with red phosphorus, and characterized by XRD, SEM, XPS, XRF, SAED and TEM measurements. The obtained ZrP powders were found to exhibit apparent activity in the ready eliminateion of nitric oxide (NO) via facile redox reactions, and the elimination dynamics was evaluated within the context of various important experimental parameters, such as reaction temperature and gas concentration...
October 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026145/cibinetide-dampens-innate-immune-cell-functions-thus-ameliorating-the-course-of-experimental-colitis
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Manfred Nairz, David Haschka, Stefanie Dichtl, Thomas Sonnweber, Andrea Schroll, Malte Aßhoff, John E Mindur, Patrizia L Moser, Dominik Wolf, Filip K Swirski, Igor Theurl, Anthony Cerami, Michael Brines, Günter Weiss
Two distinct forms of the erythropoietin receptor (EPOR) mediate the cellular responses to erythropoietin (EPO) in different tissues. EPOR homodimers signal to promote the maturation of erythroid progenitor cells. In other cell types, including immune cells, EPOR and the ß-common receptor (CD131) form heteromers (the innate repair receptor; IRR), and exert tissue protective effects. We used dextran sulphate sodium (DSS) to induce colitis in C57BL/6 N mice. Once colitis was established, mice were treated with solvent, EPO or the selective IRR agonist cibinetide...
October 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026009/inactivated-lactobacillus-promotes-the-protection-against-myocardial-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-through%C3%A2-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BA-b-pathway
#19
Ni Wang, Genhong Song, Yang Yang, Weiwei Yuan, Ming Qi
Objectives: Although restoration of blood flow to an ischemic organ is essential to prevent irreversible cellular injury, reperfusion may augment tissue injury in excess of that produced by ischemia alone. So this experiment was designed to study the protective effects and mechanism of inactivated lactobacillus (Lac) on myocardial ischemia reperfusion injury (MIRI). Methods: MIRI rat models were established by ligation of left anterior descending coronary artery for about 30 min and then, reperfusion for 120 min and divided into control group, model group and Lac (10(6), 10(7) and 10(8)cfu/kg) groups...
October 12, 2017: Bioscience Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025730/apelin-13-inhibits-gastric-motility-through-vagal-cholinergic-pathway-in-rats
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Mehmet Bülbül, Osman Sinen, Melahat Gök, R Alberto Travagli
The expression of apelin and its receptors (APJ) in central autonomic networks suggests that apelin may regulate gastrointestinal motor functions. In rodents, central administration of apelin-13 has been shown to inhibit gastric emptying, however, the mechanisms involved remain to be determined. Using male adult Sprague-Dawley rats, the aims of the present study were i) to determine the expression of APJ receptor in DVC, ii) to assess the effects central application of apelin-13 into the dorsal vagal complex (DVC) on gastric tone and motility and iii) to investigate the neuronal pathways responsible for apelin-induced alterations...
October 12, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology
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