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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222466/cromolyn-sodium-attenuates-paraquat-induced-lung-injury-by-modulation-of-proinflammatory-cytokines
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Amir Larki Harchegani, Ali Asghar Hemmati, Amir Nili-Ahmadabadi, Borhan Darabi, Somayeh Shabib
The current study aimed to investigate the effects of Cromolyn Sodium (CS) on proinflammatory cytokines in Paraquat (PQ)-induced lung damage in rat. Animals were randomly divided into 5 groups. Group 1 and 2 received nebulized vehicle and CS (8 mg/kg) for 3 consecutive weeks, respectively. Group 3 was treated with single oral dose of PQ (40 mg/kg). Groups 4 and 5 were PQ groups which received nebulized CS (6 and 8 mg/kg/day, respectively) from 1 week before to 2 weeks after PQ administration. Finally, the animals were scarified and the changes of hydroxyproline (HP) and histology were evaluated in lung tissue...
February 21, 2017: Drug Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217258/antioxidant-effects-of-aqueous-extract-of-salep-on-paraquat-induced-rat-liver-injury
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Shekoufeh Atashpour, Hossein Kargar Jahromi, Zahra Kargar Jahromi, Sanaz Zarei
AIM: To evaluate the effects of aqueous extract of Salep on Paraquat-mediated liver injury. METHODS: In this experimental study, 56 adult male Wistar rats were divided randomly to 7 groups as control, sham, and 5 experimental groups. In control group, rats did not receive any substance during experiment. In Sham group, rats were given distilled water according to their body weight and in experimental groups, Paraquat alone and with different doses of Salep aqueous extract (40, 80, 160 and 320 mg/kg) was given intraperitoneal daily for 14 d...
February 8, 2017: World Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215578/mfn2-protects-dopaminergic-neurons-exposed-to-paraquat-both-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-implications-for-idiopathic-parkinson-s-disease
#3
Fanpeng Zhao, Wenzhang Wang, Chunyu Wang, Sandra L Siedlak, Hisashi Fujioka, Beisha Tang, Xiongwei Zhu
Mitochondrial dynamics and quality control plays a critical role in the maintenance of mitochondrial homeostasis and function. Pathogenic mutations of many genes associated with familial Parkinson's disease (PD) caused abnormal mitochondrial dynamics, suggesting a likely involvement of disturbed mitochondrial fission/fusion in the pathogenesis of PD. In this study, we focused on the potential role of mitochondrial fission/fusion in idiopathic PD patients and in neuronal cells and animals exposed to paraquat (PQ), a commonly used herbicide and PD-related neurotoxin, as models for idiopathic PD...
February 16, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215032/nlrp3-inflammasome-activation-regulated-by-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-and-dapk-contributed-to-paraquat-induced-acute-kidney-injury
#4
Zhenning Liu, Xiaokai Wang, Yu Wang, Min Zhao
Paraquat can result in dysfunction of multiple organs after ingestion in human. However, the mechanisms of nucleotide-binding domain and leucine-rich repeat containing protein 3 (NLRP3) inflammasome activation in acute kidney injury have not been clearly demonstrated. The aim of this study was to determine the effect of NLRP3 inflammasome activation and its regulation by nuclear factor-kappa B (NF-κB) and death-associated protein kinase (DAPK). Male Wistar rats were treated with intraperitoneal injection of paraquat at 20 mg/kg, and NF-κB inhibitor BAY 11-7082 was pretreated at 10 mg/kg 1 h before paraquat exposure...
February 18, 2017: Immunologic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202386/paraquat-and-maneb-co-exposure-induces-noradrenergic-locus-coeruleus-neurodegeneration-through-nadph-oxidase-mediated-microglial-activation
#5
Liyan Hou, Cong Zhang, Ke Wang, Xiaofang Liu, Hongwei Wang, Yuning Che, Fuqiang Sun, Xueying Zhou, Xiulan Zhao, Qingshan Wang
Co-exposure to paraquat (PQ) and maneb (Mb) has been shown to increase the risk of Parkinson's disease (PD) and dopaminergic (DA) neurodegeneration in the substantia nigra pars compacta (SNpc) is observed in PQ and Mb-treated experimental animals. The loss of noradrenergic locus coeruleus (LC/NE) neurons in brainstem is a common feature shared by multiple neurodegenerative diseases, including PD. However, whether PQ and Mb is able to damage LC/NE neurons remains undefined. In this study, mice treated with combined PQ and Mb displayed progressive LC/NE neurodegeneration...
February 13, 2017: Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202179/effects-of-melatonin-in-rats-in-the-initial-third-stage-of-pregnancy-exposed-to-sub-lethal-doses-of-herbicides
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Lécio Leone de Almeida, Álvaro Aguiar Coelho Teixeira, Anísio Francisco Soares, Franklin Magliano da Cunha, Valdemiro Amaro da Silva, Leucio Duarte Vieira Filho, Valéria Wanderley-Teixeira
: Exposure to the herbicides Paraquat (PQ) and Roundup(®) may cause cell lesions due to an increase in oxidative stress levels in different biological systems, even in the reproductive system. OBJECTIVE: Evaluate the possible changes in reproductive parameters and hepatic, as well as its prevention by simultaneous application of melatonin. METHODS: Thirty-five female rats at the age of 3 months were divided into seven groups: three groups exposed to sub-lethal doses of the herbicides PQ (50mg/kg) and Roundup(®) (500mg/kg) (n=5, G2, G3 and G4); three groups exposed to herbicides and simultaneous treatment with 10mg/kg of Melatonin (n=5, G5, G6 and G7) and control group (n=5, G1) from the first to the seventh day of pregnancy...
February 12, 2017: Acta Histochemica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187184/the-finr-regulated-essential-gene-fpra-encoding-ferredoxin-nadp-reductase-roles-in-superoxide-mediated-stress-protection-and-virulence-of-pseudomonas-aeruginosa
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Siriwan Boonma, Adisak Romsang, Jintana Duang-Nkern, Sopapan Atichartpongkul, Wachareeporn Trinachartvanit, Paiboon Vattanaviboon, Skorn Mongkolsuk
Pseudomonas aeruginosa has two genes encoding ferredoxin NADP(+) reductases, denoted fprA and fprB. We show here that P. aeruginosa fprA is an essential gene. However, the ΔfprA mutant could only be successfully constructed in PAO1 strains containing an extra copy of fprA on a mini-Tn7 vector integrated into the chromosome or carrying it on a temperature-sensitive plasmid. The strain containing an extra copy of the ferredoxin gene (fdx1) could suppress the essentiality of FprA. Other ferredoxin genes could not suppress the requirement for FprA, suggesting that Fdx1 mediates the essentiality of FprA...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182653/protecting-cells-by-protecting-their-vulnerable-lysosomes-identification-of-a-new-mechanism-for-preserving-lysosomal-functional-integrity-upon-oxidative-stress
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Raquel Pascua-Maestro, Sergio Diez-Hermano, Concepción Lillo, Maria D Ganfornina, Diego Sanchez
Environmental insults such as oxidative stress can damage cell membranes. Lysosomes are particularly sensitive to membrane permeabilization since their function depends on intraluminal acidic pH and requires stable membrane-dependent proton gradients. Among the catalog of oxidative stress-responsive genes is the Lipocalin Apolipoprotein D (ApoD), an extracellular lipid binding protein endowed with antioxidant capacity. Within the nervous system, cell types in the defense frontline, such as astrocytes, secrete ApoD to help neurons cope with the challenge...
February 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179109/mechanisms-of-defense-against-products-of-cysteine-catabolism-in-the-nematode-caenorhabditis-elegans
#9
Leonid Livshits, Arijit Kumar Chatterjee, Netanel Karbian, Rachel Abergel, Zohar Abergel, Einav Gross
Cysteine catabolism presents cells with a double-edged sword. On the one hand, cysteine degradation provides cells with essential molecules such as taurine and sulfide. The formation of sulfide in cells is thought to regulate important and diverse physiological processes including blood circulation, synaptic activity and inflammation. On the other hand, the catabolism of cysteine by gut microbiota can release high levels of sulfide that may underlie the development or relapse of ulcerative colitis, an inflammatory bowel disease affecting millions of people worldwide...
March 2017: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28170237/size-matched-radical-multivalency
#10
Mark C Lipke, Tao Cheng, Yilei Wu, Hasan Arslan, Hai Xiao, Michael R Wasielewski, William A Goddard, J Fraser Stoddart
Persistent π-radicals such as MV+• (MV refers to methyl viologen, i.e., N,Nꞌ-dimethyl-4,4ꞌ-bipyridinum) engage in weak radical-radical interactions. This phenomenon has been utilized recently in supramolecular chemistry with the discovery that MV+• and [cyclobis(paraquat-p-phenylene)]2(+•) (CBPQT2(+•)) form a strong 1:1 host-guest complex [CBPQT⊂MV]3(+•). In this full paper, we describe the extension of radical-pairing-based molecular recognition to a larger, square-shaped diradical host, [cyclobis(paraquat-4,4ꞌ-biphenylene)]2(+•) (MS2(+•))...
February 7, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166438/supplementation-of-spirulina-arthrospira-platensis-improves-lifespan-and-locomotor-activity-in-paraquat-sensitive-dj-1%C3%AE-%C3%AE-93-flies-a-parkinson-s-disease-model-in-drosophila-melanogaster
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Ajay Kumar, Pearl K Christian, Komal Panchal, B R Guruprasad, Anand K Tiwari
Spirulina (Arthrospira platensis) is a cyanobacterium (blue-green alga) consumed by humans and other animals because of its nutritional values and pharmacological properties. Apart from high protein contents, it also contains high levels of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compounds, such as carotenoids, β-carotene, phycocyanin, and phycocyanobilin, indicating its possible pharmaco-therapeutic utility. In the present study using DJ-1β(Δ93) flies, a Parkinson's disease model in Drosophila, we have demonstrated the therapeutic effect of spirulina and its active component C-phycocyanin (C-PC) in the improvement of lifespan and locomotor behavior...
February 6, 2017: Journal of Dietary Supplements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160702/safety-assessment-of-nanopesticides-using-the-roundworm-caenorhabditis-elegans
#12
Mauricio T Jacques, Jhones L Oliveira, Estefânia V R Campos, Leonardo F Fraceto, Daiana Silva Ávila
The extensive use of pesticides is causing environmental pollution, affecting animal organisms in different habitats and also leading human health at risk. In this study, we present as an alternative the use of nanoparticles loaded with pesticides and report their toxicological assessment to a soil organism, Caenorhabditis elegans. Three nanoparticle formulations were analyzed: solid lipid nanoparticles loaded or not with atrazine and simazine, SLN; polymeric nanoparticles, NC_PCL loaded with atrazine; and chitosan/tripolyphosphate, CS/TPP, loaded or not with paraquat...
February 1, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28155296/paraquat-intoxication-and-associated-pathological-findings-in-three-dogs-in-south-africa
#13
June H Williams, Zandri Whitehead, Erna Van Wilpe
Paraquat is a bipyridylium non-selective contact herbicide commonly used worldwide. When ingestion occurs by humans and animals either accidentally, intentionally or maliciously, paraquat selectively accumulates in the lungs resulting in the production of oxygen-free radicals, causing membrane damage and cell death. Intoxicated subjects typically show progressive and fatal pulmonary haemorrhage, collapse and oedema. In individuals surviving the acute phase, pulmonary fibrosis develops. Gastrointestinal-, renal- and central nervous system clinical signs may also occur...
November 9, 2016: Journal of the South African Veterinary Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28147270/auxilin-underlies-progressive-locomotor-deficits-and-dopaminergic-neuron-loss-in-a-drosophila-model-of-parkinson-s-disease
#14
Li Song, Yijing He, Jiayao Ou, Yongbo Zhao, Ruoyu Li, Jingjing Cheng, Chin-Hsien Lin, Margaret S Ho
Parkinson's disease (PD) is a common neurodegenerative disorder that exhibits motor and non-motor symptoms, as well as pathological hallmarks, including dopaminergic (DA) neuron death and formation of α-synuclein (α-Syn) Lewy bodies. Cyclin-G-associated kinase (GAK), a PD susceptibility gene identified through genome-wide association studies (GWAS), is a ubiquitous serine/threonine kinase involved in clathrin uncoating, though its PD-related function remains elusive. Here, we implicate the Drosophila GAK homolog, auxilin (aux), in a broad spectrum of parkinsonian-like symptoms...
January 31, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28131803/myd88-gene-knockout-attenuates-paraquat-induced-acute-lung-injury
#15
Haitao Shen, Na Wu, Yu Wang, Feng Guo, Lianghong Chen, Zhigang Zhang, Dong Jia, Min Zhao
OBJECTIVE: This study investigated the role of myeloid differentiation factor 88 (MyD88) in paraquat-induced acute lung injury (ALI). METHODS: C57BL mice were divided into the control group, paraquat group, MyD88 knockout (KO) group, and MyD88 KO plus paraquat group. At 48h after paraquat poisoning, serum and lung tissues were collected. ELISA was employed to detect tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) and interleukine-1β (IL-1β) contents in serum. Lung tissues were processed for hematoxylin-eosin staining, followed by histological scoring...
January 25, 2017: Toxicology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28127418/tualang-honey-protects-the-rat-midbrain-and-lung-against-repeated-paraquat-exposure
#16
Suk Peng Tang, Sirajudeen Kuttulebbai Nainamohamed Salam, Hasnan Jaafar, Siew Hua Gan, Mustapha Muzaimi, Siti Amrah Sulaiman
Paraquat (PQ) is a dopaminergic neurotoxin and a well-known pneumotoxicant that exerts its toxic effect via oxidative stress-mediated cellular injuries. This study investigated the protective effects of Tualang honey against PQ-induced toxicity in the midbrain and lungs of rats. The rats were orally treated with distilled water (2 mL/kg/day), Tualang honey (1.0 g/kg/day), or ubiquinol (0.2 g/kg/day) throughout the experimental period. Two weeks after the respective treatments, the rats were injected intraperitoneally with saline (1 mL/kg/week) or PQ (10 mg/kg/week) once per week for four consecutive weeks...
2017: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28123623/intravenous-injection-of-xuebijing-attenuates-acute-kidney-injury-in-rats-with-paraquat-intoxication
#17
Jia-Jun Xu, Jian-Tao Zhen, Li Tang, Qing-Ming Lin
BACKGROUND: The study aimed to investigate the therapeutic benefits of intravenous Xuebijing on acute kidney injury (AKI) in rats with paraquat intoxication. METHODS: Male Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly divided equally into three groups: sham group (n=8), paraquat group (n=8) and Xuebijing-treated group (n=8) using a random number table. The rats were intraperitoneally injected with 50 mg/kg of paraquat. One hour after paraquat administration, the rats were treated intravenously with Xuebijing (8 mL/kg)...
2017: World Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122251/early-life-stress-affects-mortality-rate-more-than-social-behavior-gene-expression-or-oxidative-damage-in-honey-bee-workers
#18
Olav Rueppell, Babak Yousefi, Juan Collazo, Daniel Smith
Early life stressors can affect aging and life expectancy in positive or negative ways. Individuals can adjust their behavior and molecular physiology based on early life experiences but relatively few studies have connected such mechanisms to demographic patterns in social organisms. Sociality buffers individuals from environmental influences and it is unclear how much early life stress affects later life history. Workers of the honey bee (Apis mellifera L.) were exposed to two stressors, Varroa parasitism and Paraquat exposure, early in life...
January 22, 2017: Experimental Gerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28116923/effects-of-prolonged-methylprednisolone-treatment-after-pulse-therapy-for-paraquat-intoxicated-rats
#19
S Y Feng, J Gao, J Wang, Y Li
OBJECTIVE: This study was designed to evaluate prolonged methylprednisolone (MP) treatment after pulse therapy for paraquat (PQ)-intoxicated rats. METHOD: Acute PQ toxicity was induced by intraperitoneally injecting single toxic dose of 25 mg/kg of body weight. Rats were divided into four groups: control group (saline solution for 15 days), PQ group (saline solution for 15 days after PQ toxicity), pulse group (15 mg·kg(-1)·day(-1) MP for 3 days after PQ toxicity and then saline solution for 12 days) and pulse + prolonged group (15 mg·kg(-1)·day(-1) MP for 3 days after PQ toxicity; dosage was subsequently reduced by half every 2 days, and MP was terminated until 0...
January 1, 2017: Human & Experimental Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28115273/ablation-of-akt2-prevents-paraquat-induced-myocardial-mitochondrial-injury-and-contractile-dysfunction-role-of-nrf2
#20
Shuyi Wang, Xiaoling Zhu, Lize Xiong, Jun Ren
Paraquat is a quaternary nitrogen herbicide triggering oxidative stress, mitochondrial damage and multi-organ injuries including hearts. To date, effective measure to combat paraquat toxicity is still lacking. Recent evidence has revealed a role for Akt in cardiac homeostasis. To this end, this study was designed to examine the role of Akt2 in acute paraquat exposure-induced cardiac contractile and mitochondrial injury using a unique murine model of Akt2 knockout. Cardiac contractile and intracellular Ca(2+) properties were evaluated...
January 20, 2017: Toxicology Letters
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