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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936961/-effects-of-small-rna-interference-targeting-mammalian-target-of-rapamycin-on-paraquat-induced-pulmonary-fibrosis-in-rats
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Wenbin Yang, Xiaoqing Zhao, Ran Liang, Da Chen
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effects of small RNA interference targeting mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) expression on paraquat-induced pulmonary fibrosis in rats. METHODS: Human embryonic kidney cells HEK-293 were cultured in vitro. The mTOR small interfering RNA (mTOR-siRNA) expression plasmid transfection lentivirus was constructed, and non-specific sequence plasmid with no homology to mTOR gene was set as the control. Seventy-two healthy male Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats were randomly divided into normal saline (NS) control group, paraquat model group, mTOR unrelated sequence group, and mTOR-siRNA group, with 18 rats in each group...
September 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921394/combination-therapy-with-pirfenidone-plus-prednisolone-ameliorates-paraquat-induced-pulmonary-fibrosis
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Rokhsana Rasooli, Fatemeh Pourgholamhosein, Younes Kamali, Fatemeh Nabipour, Ali Mandegary
Pirfenidone is known to slow the decline in vital capacity and increase survival in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). Besides, administration of glucocorticoids, e.g., prednisolone has been the conventional strategy to the treatment of patients with this disease, although their efficacy is under debate. Since multiple coactivated pathways are involved in the pathogenesis of IPF, combination therapy is a foundation strategy to cover many more synergetic mechanisms and increase response. The aim of the present study was to compare the therapeutic efficacy of prednisolone plus pirfenidone with pirfenidone alone in PQ-induced lung fibrosis...
September 18, 2017: Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917142/reactions-of-tobacco-genotypes-with-different-antioxidant-capacities-to-powdery-mildew-and-tobacco-mosaic-virus-infections
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Gábor Gullner, Csilla Juhász, Adél Németh, Balázs Barna
The interactions of powdery mildew (Golovinomyces orontii) and Tobacco mosaic virus (TMV) with tobacco lines having down or upregulated antioxidants were investigated. Xanthi-nc, its salicylic acid-deficient NahG mutant, a paraquat-sensitive Samsun (PS) and its paraquat tolerant (PT) mutant were used. Cell membrane damage caused by H2O2 was significantly higher in NahG than Xanthi, whereas it was lower in PT than in PS. Leakage of ions from PT was reduced by the powdery mildew infection. On the other hand TMV inoculation led to a 6-fold and 2-fold elevation of ion leakage from hypersensitive resistant NahG and Xanthi leaves, respectively, whereas ion leakage increased slightly from susceptible PS leaves...
September 8, 2017: Plant Physiology and Biochemistry: PPB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916328/primary-hippocampal-neuronal-cell-death-induction-after-acute-and-repeated-paraquat-exposures-mediated-by-ache-variants-alteration-and-cholinergic-and-glutamatergic-transmission-disruption
#4
Javier Del Pino, Paula Moyano, Gloria Gómez Díaz, María José Anadon, Maria Jesus Diaz, José Manuel García, Margarita Lobo, Adela Pelayo, Emma Sola, María Teresa Frejo
Paraquat (PQ) is a widely used non-selective contact herbicide shown to produce memory and learning deficits after acute and repeated exposure similar to those induced in Alzheimer's disease (AD). However, the complete mechanisms through which it induces these effects are unknown. On the other hand, cholinergic and glutamatergic systems, mainly in the hippocampus, are involved on learning, memory and cell viability regulation. An alteration of hippocampal cholinergic or glutamatergic transmissions or neuronal cell loss may induce these effects...
September 12, 2017: Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912019/a-nigro-vagal-pathway-controls-gastric-motility-and-is-affected-in-a-rat-model-of-parkinsonism
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Laura Anselmi, Luca Toti, Cecilia Bove, Jessica Hampton, R Alberto Travagli
BACKGROUND & AIMS: In most patients with Parkinson's disease, gastrointestinal (GI) dysfunctions, such as gastroparesis and constipation, are prodromal to the cardinal motor symptoms of the disease. Sporadic Parkinson's disease has been proposed to develop following ingestion of neurotoxicants that affect the brain-gut axis via the vagus nerve, and then travel to higher centers compromising the substantia nigra pars compacta (SNpc), and, later, the cerebral cortex. We aimed to identify the pathway that connects the brainstem vagal nuclei and the SNpc, and to determine whether this pathway is compromised in a rat model of Parkinsonism...
September 11, 2017: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902670/neuroprotective-effects-of-coenzyme-q10-on-paraquat-induced-parkinson-s-disease-in-experimental-animals
#6
Hanan Naeim Attia, Yousreya Aly Maklad
Parkinson's disease (PD) affects ∼1-2% of the elderly population. Development of a neuroprotective therapy that may be initiated early in the course of the disease to retard/prevent disease progression is highly desirable. This study aimed to investigate prophylactic treatment with coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) before paraquat (PQ) exposure, a herbicide known to increase the risk for PD, to attain neuroprotection. In addition, therapeutic intervention with CoQ10 in mice already exposed to PQ (24 h) might halt ongoing neurodegeneration and behavioural deterioration...
September 11, 2017: Behavioural Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890724/vacuolar-sequestration-of-paraquat-is-involved-in-the-resistance-mechanism-in-lolium-perenne-l-spp-multiflorum
#7
Caio A C G Brunharo, Bradley D Hanson
Lolium perenne L. spp. multiflorum (Lam.) Husnot (LOLMU) is a winter annual weed, common to row crops, orchards and roadsides. Glyphosate-resistant populations of LOLMU are widespread in California. In many situations, growers have switched to paraquat or other postemergence herbicides to manage glyphosate-resistant LOLMU populations. Recently, poor control of LOLMU with paraquat was reported in a prune orchard in California where paraquat has been used several times. We hypothesize that the low efficacy observed is due to the selection of a paraquat-resistant biotype of LOLMU...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890133/expanding-the-kinome-world-a-new-protein-kinase-family-widely-conserved-in-bacteria
#8
Hien-Anh Nguyen, Takla El Khoury, Sébastien Guiral, Maria-Halima Laaberki, Marie-Pierre Candusso, Frédéric Galisson, Anne-Emmanuelle Foucher, Salsabil Kesraoui, Lionel Ballut, Sylvain Vallet, Cédric Orelle, Laure Zucchini, Juliette Martin, Adeline Page, Jihad Attieh, Nushin Aghajari, Christophe Grangeasse, Jean-Michel Jault
Fine-tuning of signaling pathways is essential for cells to cope with sudden environmental variations. This delicate balance is maintained in particular by protein kinases that control the activity of target proteins by reversible phosphorylation. In addition to homologous eukaryotic enzymes, bacteria have evolved some specific Ser/Thr/Tyr protein kinases without any structural resemblance to their eukaryotic counterparts. Here, we show that a previously identified family of ATPases, broadly conserved among bacteria, is in fact a new family of protein kinases with a Ser/Thr/Tyr kinase activity...
September 7, 2017: Journal of Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887652/disruption-of-adenylyl-cyclase-type-5-mimics-exercise-training
#9
John J Guers, Jie Zhang, Sara C Campbell, Marko Oydanich, Dorothy E Vatner, Stephen F Vatner
Exercise training is key to healthful longevity. Since exercise training compliance is difficult, it would be useful to have a therapeutic substitute that mimicked exercise training. We compared the effects of exercise training in wild-type (WT) littermates with adenylyl cyclase type 5 knock out (AC5 KO) mice, a model of enhanced exercise performance. Exercise performance, measured by maximal distance and work to exhaustion, was increased in exercise-trained WT to levels already attained in untrained AC5 KO...
September 8, 2017: Basic Research in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887419/oxidative-stressors-modify-the-response-of-streptococcus-mutans-to-its-competence-signal-peptides
#10
Matthew De Furio, Sang Joon Ahn, Robert A Burne, Stephen J Hagen
The dental caries pathogen Streptococcus mutans is continually exposed to several types of stress in the oral biofilm environment. Oxidative stress generated by reactive oxygen species has a major impact on the establishment, persistence and virulence of S. mutans. Here, we combined fluorescent reporter-promoter fusions with single-cell imaging to study the effects of reactive oxygen species on activation of genetic competence in S. mutans Exposure to paraquat, which generates superoxide anion, produced a qualitatively different effect on activation of expression of the gene for the master competence regulator, ComX, than did treatment with hydrogen peroxide (H2O2), which can yield hydroxyl radical...
September 8, 2017: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28881652/predictors-of-acute-kidney-injury-after-paraquat-intoxication
#11
Cheng-Hao Weng, Hui-Hsiang Chen, Ching-Chih Hu, Wen-Hung Huang, Ching-Wei Hsu, Jen-Fen Fu, Wey-Ran Lin, I-Kwan Wang, Tzung-Hai Yen
Paraquat intoxication is characterized by multi-organ failure, causing substantial mortality and morbidity. Many paraquat patients experience acute kidney injury (AKI), sometimes requiring hemodialysis. We observed 222 paraquat-intoxicated patients between 2000 and 2012, and divided them into AKI (n = 103) and non-AKI (n = 119) groups. The mortality rate was higher for AKI than non-AKI patients (70.1% vs. 40.0%, P < 0.001). Patients with AKI had a longer time to hospital arrival (P = 0.003), lower PaO2 (P = 0...
August 1, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28879679/antioxidant-activity-of-oleuropein-and-semisynthetic-acetyl-derivatives-determined-by-measuring-malondialdehyde-in-rat-brain
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Milena Rizzo, Domenica Ventrice, Francesca Giannetto, Salvatore Cirinnà, Natale Alfredo Santagati, Antonio Procopio, Vincenzo Mollace, Carolina Muscoli
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was the evaluation of the antioxidant activity of natural and semisynthetic polyphenol derivatives from Olea europea L., by assessing malondialdehyde (MDA), an important marker of oxidative stress. METHODS: Polyphenol as hydroxytyrosol, oleuropein, oleuropein aglycone as mix of four tautomeric forms and their respective acetyl-derivatives were obtained from olive leaves using semisynthetic protocols. These compounds were administered intraperitoneally to Wistar rats treated with paraquat, an herbicide which is able to cause oxidative stress after central administration...
September 6, 2017: Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878151/simultaneous-voltammetric-detection-of-carbaryl-and-paraquat-pesticides-on-graphene-modified-boron-doped-diamond-electrode
#13
Aniela Pop, Florica Manea, Adriana Flueras, Joop Schoonman
Monitoring of pesticide residues in food, beverages, and the environment requires fast, versatile, and sensitive analyzing methods. Direct electrochemical detection of pesticides could represent an efficient solution. Adequate electrode material, electrochemical technique, and optimal operation parameters define the detection method for practical application. In this study, cyclic voltammetric and differential pulse voltammetric techniques were used in order to individually and simultaneously detect two pesticides, i...
September 6, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28868065/control-of-glyphosate-resistant-common-ragweed-ambrosia-artemisiifolia-l-in-glufosinate-resistant-soybean-glycine-max-l-merr
#14
Ethann R Barnes, Stevan Z Knezevic, Peter H Sikkema, John L Lindquist, Amit J Jhala
Common ragweed emerges early in the season in Nebraska, USA and is competitive with soybean; therefore, preplant herbicides are important for effective control. Glyphosate has been used as a preplant control option; however, confirmation of glyphosate-resistant (GR) common ragweed in Nebraska necessitates evaluating other herbicide options. The objectives of this study were to (1) evaluate the efficacy of preplant (PP) herbicides followed by (fb) glufosinate alone or in tank-mixture with imazethapyr, acetochlor, or S-metolachlor applied post-emergence (POST) for control of GR common ragweed in glufosinate-resistant soybean; (2) their effect on common ragweed density, biomass, and soybean yield; and (3) the partial economics of herbicide programs...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28843913/paraquat-exposure-induced-parkinson-s-disease-like-symptoms-and-oxidative-stress-in-drosophila-melanogaster-neuroprotective-effect-of-bougainvillea-glabra-choisy
#15
Jefferson J Soares, Daniela T Rodrigues, Mayara B Gonçalves, Maurício C Lemos, Mariana S Gallarreta, Matheus C Bianchini, Mateus C Gayer, Robson L Puntel, Rafael Roehrs, Elton L G Denardin
Extracts from the leaves of Bougainvillea glabra Choisy are used in traditional medicines, but their actions on the central nervous system have not been studied. In the present study, we investigated the potential neuroprotective effects of Bougainvillea glabra Choisy leaf extract (BG extract) against paraquat (PQ)-induced neurotoxicity. Male adult wild-type flies (1- 4days old) were exposed to PQ (3.5mM) and/or BG extract (120μg/mL) through food for 4days. PQ-fed flies had decreased locomotor capacity in negative geotaxis and crossing number assays and had a higher incidence of mortality than the control group...
August 24, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819888/paraquat-induced-movement-disorder-in-relation-to-oxidative-stress-mediated-neurodegeneration-in-the-brain-of-drosophila-melanogaster
#16
S Niveditha, S R Ramesh, T Shivanandappa
Exposure to pesticides like paraquat (PQ) is considered as a risk factor for Parkinson's disease (PD). PQ has been shown to induce PD-like phenotype in experimental animals. Drosophila, a valuable laboratory model organism, is widely used to study neurodegenerative disorders including PD. The acute (single dose) PQ model of PD in Drosophila is associated with high mortality as well as reversibility of locomotor deficits and, therefore, does not replicate the disease phenotype. We have investigated the relevance of the acute and multiple (sublethal) dose of PQ to induce PD-like symptoms in Drosophila and shown that multiple-dose of PQ induces irreversible locomotor impairment without significant mortality...
August 18, 2017: Neurochemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815872/a-multimethod-computational-simulation-approach-for-investigating-mitochondrial-dynamics-and-dysfunction-in-degenerative-aging
#17
Timothy E Hoffman, Katherine J Barnett, Lyle Wallis, William H Hanneman
Research in biogerontology has largely focused on the complex relationship between mitochondrial dysfunction and biological aging. In particular, the mitochondrial free radical theory of aging (MFRTA) has been well accepted. However, this theory has been challenged by recent studies showing minimal increases in reactive oxygen species (ROS) as not entirely deleterious in nature, and even beneficial under the appropriate cellular circumstances. To assess these significant and nonintuitive observations in the context of a functional system, we have taken an in silico approach to expand the focus of the MFRTA by including other key mitochondrial stress response pathways, as they have been observed in the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans...
August 16, 2017: Aging Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808421/crosstalk-between-mitochondrial-fission-and-oxidative-stress-in-paraquat-induced-apoptosis-in-mouse-alveolar-type-ii-cells
#18
Guangju Zhao, Kaiqiang Cao, Changqin Xu, Aifang Sun, Wang Lu, Yi Zheng, Haixiao Li, Guangliang Hong, Bing Wu, Qiaomeng Qiu, Zhongqiu Lu
Paraquat (PQ), as a highly effective and nonselective herbicide, induces cell apoptosis through generation of superoxide anions which forms reactive oxygen species (ROS). Mitochondria, as regulators for cellular redox signaling, have been proved to play an important role in PQ-induced cell apoptosis. This study aimed to evaluate whether and how mitochondrial fission interacts with oxidative stress in PQ-induced apoptosis in mouse alveolar type II (AT-II) cells. Firstly, we demonstrated that PQ promoted apoptosis and release of cytochrome-c (Cyt-c)...
2017: International Journal of Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806074/mechanical-bond-protected-air-stable-radicals
#19
Junling Sun, Zhichang Liu, Wei-Guang Liu, Yilei Wu, Yuping Wang, Jonathan C Barnes, Keith R Hermann, William A Goddard, Michael R Wasielewski, J Fraser Stoddart
Radical templation centered around a heterotrisradical tricationic inclusion complex DB(•+)⊂DAPQT(2(•+)), assembled from an equimolar mixture of a disubstituted 4,4'-bipyridinium radical cation (DB(•+)) and an asymmetric cyclophane bisradical dication (DAPQT(2(•+))), affords a symmetric [2]catenane (SC·7PF6) and an asymmetric [2]catenane (AC·7PF6) on reaction of the 1:1 complex with diazapyrene and bipyridine, respectively. Both these highly charged [2]catenanes have been isolated as air-stable monoradicals and characterized by EPR spectroscopy...
September 1, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798883/magnetic-solid-phase-extraction-using-fe3o4-sio2-magnetic-nanoparticles-followed-by-uv-vis-spectrometry-for-determination-of-paraquat-in-plasma-and-urine-samples
#20
Ou Sha, Yu Wang, Xin Yin, Xiaobing Chen, Li Chen, Shujun Wang
A rapid and simple method was optimized and validated for the separation and quantification of paraquat, a frequently used herbicide and a leading cause of fatal poisoning worldwide, at trace levels with UV-Vis spectrophotometry in plasma and urine samples by direct magnetic solid-phase extraction. Fe3O4@SiO2 nanoparticles (NPs) were used as the magnetic solid-phase extraction agents and the paraquat absorbed on NPs was eluted using NaOH and ascorbic acid. Upon optimization, paraquat could be extracted and concentrated from various samples by 35-fold...
2017: Journal of Analytical Methods in Chemistry
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