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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318377/root-hydrotropism-and-thigmotropism-in-arabidopsis-thaliana-are-differentially-controlled-by-redox-status
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Georgina Ponce, Gabriel Corkidi, Delfeena Eapen, Fernando Lledias, Luis Cárdenas, Gladys Cassab
Factors that affect the direction of root growth in response to environmental signals influence crop productivity. We analyzed the root tropic responses of thioredoxin (trxs), thigmotropic (wav2-1), and hydrotropic (ahr1 and nhr1) Arabidopsis thaliana mutants treated with low concentrations of paraquat (PQ), which induces mild oxidative stress, and established a new method for evaluating root waviness (root bending effort, RBE). This method estimates root bending by measuring and summing local curvature over the whole length of the root, regardless of the asymmetry of the wavy pattern under thigmostimulation...
March 20, 2017: Plant Signaling & Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314361/hepatotoxicity-and-drug-chemical-interaction-toxicity-of-nanoclay-particles-in-mice
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Katsuhiro Isoda, Ryutaro Nagata, Tomoya Hasegawa, Yuichiro Taira, Ikuko Taira, Yoshimi Shimizu, Kazuo Isama, Tetsuji Nishimura, Isao Ishida
Nanomaterials are relatively new and unconventional materials with many useful properties, but their effects on biological systems are poorly understood. Nanoclay is a general term for layered mineral silicate nanoparticles that are ideally suited for use in clay-based nanocomposites. The potential biological hazards of nanoclays have not been addressed, however. Therefore, we investigated the in vivo effects and drug interactions of nanoclays. In mice, administration of nanoclay particles via the tail vein led to acute liver injury...
December 2017: Nanoscale Research Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303546/clathrin-dependent-uptake-of-paraquat-into-sh-sy5y-cells-and-its-internalization-into-different-subcellular-compartments
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Fengrui Li, Xiaofei Tian, Xiaoni Zhan, Baojie Wang, Mei Ding, Hao Pang
The herbicide paraquat (PQ) is an exogenous toxin that allows the selective activation of dopaminergic neurons in the mesencephalon to induce injury and also causes its apoptosis in vitro. However, uptake mechanisms between PQ and neurons remain elusive. To address this issue, we undertook a study of PQ endocytosis in a dopaminergic SH-SY5Y cell line as well as explored the subsequent subcellular location and potential functional analysis of PQ. The PQ was found to bind the SH-SY5Y cell membrane and then became internalized via a clathrin-dependent pathway...
March 16, 2017: Neurotoxicity Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300670/ergothioneine-products-derived-by-superoxide-oxidation-in-endothelial-cells-exposed-to-high-glucose
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Luigi Servillo, Nunzia D'Onofrio, Rosario Casale, Domenico Cautela, Alfonso Giovane, Domenico Castaldo, Maria Luisa Balestrieri
Ergothioneine (Egt), 2-mercapto-L-histidine betaine (ESH), is a dietary component acting as antioxidant and cytoprotectant. In vitro studies demonstrated that Egt, a powerful scavenger of hydroxyl radicals, superoxide anion, hypochlorous acid and peroxynitrite, protects vascular function against oxidative damages, thus preventing endothelial dysfunction. In order to delve the peculiar oxidative behavior of Egt, firstly identified in cell free-systems, experiments were designed to identify the Egt oxidation products when endothelial cells (EC) benefit of its protection against high-glucose (hGluc)...
March 12, 2017: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300243/water-soluble-pillar-5-arene-induced-the-morphology-transformation-of-self-assembled-nanostructures-and-had-further-application-in-paraquat-detection
#5
Yan Sun, Wenxin Fu, Chongyi Chen, Jin Wang, Yong Yao
Well-defined nanostructures were constructed by self-assembling hexamethylenediamine-functionalized tetrachloroperylene bisimides (compound A) in water/acetone. These structures could further reversibly transform into fluorescent vesicles by adding and removing water-soluble pillar[5]arene.
March 16, 2017: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287228/pseudorotaxane-capped-mesoporous-silica-nanoparticles-for-3-4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine-mdma-detection-in-water
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Beatriz Lozano-Torres, Lluís Pascual, Andrea Bernardos, María D Marcos, Jan O Jeppesen, Yolanda Salinas, Ramón Martínez-Máñez, Félix Sancenón
Mesoporous silica nanoparticles loaded with fluorescein and capped by a pseudorotaxane, formed between a naphthalene derivative and cyclobis(paraquat-p-phenylene) (CBPQT(4+)), were used for the selective and sensitive fluorogenic detection of 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA).
March 13, 2017: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286208/oxoisoaporphine-alkaloid-derivative-8-1-reduces-a%C3%AE-1-42-secretion-and-toxicity-in-human-cell-and-caenorhabditis-elegans-models-of-alzheimer-s-disease
#7
Liyingzi Huang, Yunfeng Luo, Zhijun Pu, Xianghui Kong, Xiang Fu, Huanhuan Xing, Shenqi Wei, Huang Tang, Wei Chen
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a multifactorial neurodegenerative disease and a growing health problem worldwide. Because the drugs currently used to treat AD have certain drawbacks such as single targeting, there is a need to develop novel multi-target compounds, among which oxoisoaporphine alkaloid derivatives are promising candidates. In this study, the possible anti-AD activities of 14 novel oxoisoaporphine alkaloid derivatives that we synthesized were screened and evaluated. We found that, in the 14 novel derivatives, compound 8-1 significantly reduced Aβ1-42 secretion in SH-SY5Y cells overexpressing the Swedish mutant form of human β-amyloid precursor protein (APPsw)...
March 9, 2017: Neurochemistry International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285915/adamantyl-and-other-polycyclic-cage-based-conjugates-of-desferrioxamine-b-dfob-for-treating-iron-mediated-toxicity-in-cell-models-of-parkinson-s-disease
#8
Thomas J Telfer, Jeffrey R Liddell, Clare Duncan, Anthony R White, Rachel Codd
The death of dopaminergic neurons is a major pathological hallmark of Parkinson's disease (PD). Elevated iron within the substantia nigra of the PD brain is thought to catalyze this neuronal death through hydroxyl radical-derived oxidative damage. Removing this excess iron presents a potential therapeutic strategy for PD. Seventeen derivatives of the non-toxic iron chelator desferrioxamine B (DFOB) were prepared by the conjugation of adamantyl- (1-4, 8-12), deconstructed adamantyl units (5-7), norborna(e)ne- (13-16) or bicyclo[2...
March 2, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284907/minocycline-protects-rescues-and-prevents-knockdown-transgenic-parkin-drosophila-against-paraquat-iron-toxicity-implications-for-autosomic-recessive-juvenile-parkinsonism
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Hector Flavio Ortega-Arellano, Marlene Jimenez-Del-Rio, Carlos Velez-Pardo
Autosomal recessive Juvenile Parkinsonism (AR-JP) is a chronic, progressive neurodegenerative disorder caused by mutation in the PARKIN gene, and invariably associated with dopaminergic (DAergic) neuronal loss and brain iron accumulation. Since current medical therapy is symptomatic and lacks significant disease-modifying effects, other treatment approaches are urgently needed it. In the present work, we investigate the role of minocycline (MC) in paraquat (PQ)/iron-induced neurotoxicity in the Drosophila TH > parkin-RNAi/+ (w[*]; UAS-parkin-RNAi; TH-GAL4) fly and have shown the following: (i) MC increased life span and restored the locomotor activity of knockdown (KD) transgenic parkin flies in comparison with the control (vehicle) group; (ii) MC at low (0...
March 8, 2017: Neurotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279080/effectiveness-of-heparin-eye-drops-in-paraquat-induced-ocular-injury
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Liu Jian-Wei, Li Xiu-Yun, Deng Ai-Jun
PURPOSE: To evaluate the efficacy of heparin eye drops in the treatment of paraquat-induced ocular surface injury. DESIGN AND METHODS: In this retrospective study, we included 25 patients (31 eyes) with paraquat-induced ocular surface injury, who attended the Affiliated Hospital of Weifang Medical University between October 2008 and October 2013. The patients were split into two groups according to whether or not received heparin eye drops. The clinical data were compared between the two groups, i...
March 9, 2017: Cutaneous and Ocular Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28266538/profiling-analysis-of-long-non-coding-rnas-in-early-postnatal-mouse-hearts
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Xiongshan Sun, Qi Han, Hongqin Luo, Xiaodong Pan, Yan Ji, Yao Yang, Hanying Chen, Fangjie Wang, Wenjing Lai, Xiao Guan, Qi Zhang, Yuan Tang, Jianhong Chu, Jianhua Yu, Weinian Shou, Youcai Deng, Xiaohui Li
Mammalian cardiomyocytes undergo a critical hyperplastic-to-hypertrophic growth transition at early postnatal age, which is important in establishing normal physiological function of postnatal hearts. In the current study, we intended to explore the role of long non-coding (lnc) RNAs in this transitional stage. We analyzed lncRNA expression profiles in mouse hearts at postnatal day (P) 1, P7 and P28 via microarray. We identified 1,146 differentially expressed lncRNAs with more than 2.0-fold change when compared the expression profiles of P1 to P7, P1 to P28, and P7 to P28...
March 7, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264730/seminal-cell-free-dna-levels-measured-by-picogreen-fluorochrome-are-associated-with-sperm-fertility-criteria
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F Costa, F Barbisan, C E Assmann, N K F Araújo, A R de Oliveira, J P Signori, F Rogalski, B Bonadiman, M S Fernandes, I B M da Cruz
Previous investigations suggested that elevated cell-free DNA (cfDNA) can indicate non-healthy states. However, the potential association between cfDNA seminal plasma levels and fertility sperm parameters has not yet been determined. Therefore, the present study evaluated the association between seminal cfDNA levels and sperm fertility criteria to determine the use of seminal cfDNA quantification. An in vivo protocol quantified cfDNA levels of semen samples obtained from 163 male patients using fluorescent PicoGreen dye staining...
March 7, 2017: Zygote: the Biology of Gametes and Early Embryos
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264041/suicide-prevention-through-means-restriction-impact-of-the-2008-2011-pesticide-restrictions-on-suicide-in-sri-lanka
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Duleeka W Knipe, Shu-Sen Chang, Andrew Dawson, Michael Eddleston, Flemming Konradsen, Chris Metcalfe, David Gunnell
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effect of 3-year phased bans of the pesticides dimethoate and fenthion in 2008-2010, and paraquat in 2009-2011, on suicide mortality in Sri Lanka. METHODS: Age-standardised overall, sex-specific, and method-specific suicide rates were calculated using Sri Lankan police data (1989-2015). Using negative binomial regression models, we estimated the change in the rate and number of suicide deaths in post-ban years (2011-15) compared to those expected based on pre-ban trends (2001-10)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261553/discernment-scheme-for-paraquat-poisoning-a-five-year-experience-in-shiraz-iran
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Saeed Kavousi-Gharbi, Reza Jalli, Akbar Rasekhi-Kazerouni, Zahra Habibagahi, Sayed Mahdi Marashi
AIM: To evaluate various schemes for paraquat poisoning and different variables that influence the outcome of acute paraquat poisoning. METHODS: In a cross-sectional study, the information about all cases of acute paraquat poisoning who were admitted to teaching hospitals affiliated to Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, in a five year period (September 2010 to September 2015) were evaluated. The variables included: Demographic data, medical assessment, therapeutic options, laboratory findings, and the outcomes...
February 20, 2017: World Journal of Experimental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257663/molecular-pathways-related-to-the-longevity-promotion-and-cognitive-improvement-of-cistanche-tubulosa-in-drosophila
#15
Wei-Yong Lin, Chun Yao, Jack Cheng, Shung-Te Kao, Fuu-Jen Tsai, Hsin-Ping Liu
BACKGROUND: The aging process, including physical dysfunction and age-related memory impairment (AMI), are considered to be correlated with cumulative oxidative damages and insulin/IGF-1 signaling pathway. PURPOSE: The present study was to elucidate the in vivo effects on delaying aging and ameliorating AMI and underlying molecular mechanisms of Cistanche tubulosa (CT), a herb used in traditional Chinese medicine to improve sexual function and treat kidney dysfunction...
March 15, 2017: Phytomedicine: International Journal of Phytotherapy and Phytopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28251407/jujube-ziziphus-jujuba-mill-fruit-feeding-extends-lifespan-and-increases-tolerance-to-environmental-stresses-by-regulating-aging-associated-gene-expression-in-drosophila
#16
Saurav Ghimire, Man Su Kim
Jujube (Ziziphus Jujuba Mill.) fruit has been utilized as an adjunct to alleviate medical symptoms including, but not limited to, anorexia, fatigue, anxiety and mild diarrhea for centuries. Despite a growing body of literature revealing jujube fruit's health promoting properties such as anti-cancer, anti-inflammation and anti-oxidant effects (shown with cell-based in vitro platforms), there is a paucity of studies systemically examining its impact on whole organisms or throughout the entire course of life utilizing in vivo model systems...
March 1, 2017: Biogerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28249220/chloroquine-attenuates-paraquat-induced-lung-injury-in-mice-by-altering-inflammation-oxidative-stress-and-fibrosis
#17
Haitao Shen, Na Wu, Yu Wang, Hongyu Zhao, Lichun Zhang, Tiegang Li, Min Zhao
Paraquat is one of the most extensively used herbicides and has high toxicity for humans and animals. However, there is no effective treatment for paraquat poisoning. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the effects of chloroquine on paraquat-induced lung injury in mice. Mice received a single intraperitoneal injection of paraquat and a daily intraperitoneal injection of the indicated dosages of chloroquine or dexamethasone. The histological changes, inflammation and oxidative stress in the lungs were examined at day 3, and the degree of pulmonary fibrosis was examined at day 28...
February 25, 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28244005/sodium-selenite-prevents-paraquat-induced-neurotoxicity-in-zebrafish
#18
Talise E Müller, Mauro E Nunes, Charlene C Menezes, Aline T Marins, Jossiele Leitemperger, Ana Carolina Lopes Gressler, Fabiano B Carvalho, Catiuscia Molz de Freitas, Vanessa A Quadros, Roselei Fachinetto, Denis B Rosemberg, Vania L Loro
Considering the antioxidant properties of sodium selenite (Na2SeO3) and the involvement of oxidative stress events in paraquat-induced neurotoxicity, this study investigated the protective effect of dietary Na2SeO3 on biochemical and behavioral parameters of zebrafish exposed to paraquat (PQ). Fish were pretreated with a Na2SeO3 diet for 21 days and then PQ (20 mg/kg) was administered intraperitoneally with six injections for 16 days. In the novel tank test, the Na2SeO3 diet prevented the locomotor impairments, as well as the increase in the time spent in the top area of the tank, and the exacerbation of freezing episodes...
February 27, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241710/-two-death-cases-of-lung-damage-due-to-paraquat-posion-caused-by-skin-contant
#19
Y Liu, M Xia
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 20, 2017: Chinese Journal of Industrial Hygiene and Occupational Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241703/-nationwide-telephone-counseling-and-return-analysis-about-2326-cases-of-paraquat-intoxication
#20
L Y Shu, M Xia, W Ai
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 20, 2017: Chinese Journal of Industrial Hygiene and Occupational Diseases
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