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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325340/low-molecular-weight-xanthan-gum-for-treating-osteoarthritis
#1
Guanying Han, Qixin Chen, Fei Liu, Zan Cui, Huarong Shao, Fuyan Liu, Aibin Ma, Joshua Liao, Bin Guo, Yuewei Guo, Fengshan Wang, Peixue Ling, Xifan Mei
Osteoarthritis (OA) is one of the most common chronic diseases and characterized by degradation of articular cartilage. We have previously reported xanthan gum (XG) injection preparation with high molecular weights (Mw) in ranging from 3×10(6)Da to 5×10(6)Da (HM-XG) could enhance the viscosity of synovial fluid, protect joint cartilage in rabbit, and the therapeutical effect has no significance difference with an existing clinical medication (sodium hyaluronate, SH) at the same injection frequency (once weekly for 5 weeks)...
May 15, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322087/physiological-role-of-exogenous-nitric-oxide-in-improving-performance-yield-and-some-biochemical-aspects-of-sunflower-plant-under-zinc-stress
#2
Samia Ageeb Akladious, Heba Ibrahim Mohamed
The present study was undertaken to examine the possible roles of sodium nitroprusside in protection against oxidative damage due to zinc toxicity in sunflower plants. Physiochemical parameters in sunflower plants exposed to Zn(2+) (100, 200 and 300 mg/kg soil) alone or combined with SNP were measured. The results showed that excess of Zn decreased plant growth, seed yield components and photosynthetic pigments content. On the other hand, Zn stress increased the level of non-enzymatic antioxidants (ascorbic acid and reduced glutathione) and enzymatic antioxidants (superoxide dismutase, ascrobate peroxidase and glutathione reductase), coupled with the appearance of novel protein bands...
March 2017: Acta Biologica Hungarica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319748/modulation-of-vascular-function-and-anti-aggregation-effect-induced-by-1%C3%A2-3-1%C3%A2-6-%C3%AE-d-glucan-of-saccharomyces-cerevisiae-and-its-carboxymethylated-derivative-in-rats
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Lorena Soares Bezerra, Marciane Magnani, Raul Jorge Hernan Castro-Gomez, Hassler Clementino Cavalcante, Tays Amanda Felisberto da Silva, Renata Layne Paixão Vieira, Isac Almeida de Medeiros, Robson Cavalcante Veras
BACKGROUND: β-d-Glucans are polysaccharides found in the cell walls of yeasts, such as Saccharomyces cerevisiae, and they have been studied because of their beneficial effects on health, mainly in terms of immunomodulation. However, information on the action of these polymers on vascular and platelet function is still scarce. This study evaluate the effect of (1→3) (1→6) β-d-glucan (βG-Sc) and its carboxymethylated derivative (CM-G) on vascular and platelet function in rats. METHODS: The animals received daily oral treatments with βG-Sc (20mg/kg) and CM-G (20mg/kg) for eight days...
January 12, 2017: Pharmacological Reports: PR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315005/effect-of-nitric-oxide-on-renal-autoregulation-during-hypothermia-in-the-rat
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Lars Mikael Broman, Mattias Carlström, Örjan Källskog, Mats Wolgast
Hypothermia-induced reduction of metabolic rate is accompanied by depression of both glomerular perfusion and filtration. The present study investigated whether these changes are linked to changes in renal autoregulation and nitric oxide (NO) signalling. During hypothermia, renal blood flow (RBF) and glomerular filtration rate (GFR) were reduced and urine production was increased, and this was linked with reduced plasma cGMP levels and increased renal vascular resistance. Although stimulation of NO production decreased vascular resistance, blood pressure and urine flow, intravenous infusion of the NO precursor L-arginine or the NO donor sodium nitroprusside did not alter RBF or GFR...
March 17, 2017: Pflügers Archiv: European Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306529/in-vitro-inhibition-of-phosphodiesterase-5-and-arginase-activities-from-rat-penile-tissue-by-two-nigerian-herbs-hunteria-umbellata-and-anogeissus-leiocarpus
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Ganiyu Oboh, Adeniyi Abiodun Adebayo, Ayokunle Olubode Ademosun, Aline August Boligon
BACKGROUND: Anogeissus leiocarpus and Hunteria umbellata have been reportedly used in traditional medicine for the management of erectile dysfunction (ED). However, the scientific basis for their use has not been well established. Therefore, this study was designed to investigate the inhibitory effects of water extractable phytochemicals of H. umbellata and A. leiocarpus on phosphodiesterase-5 (PDE-5) and arginase as well as pro-oxidants induced lipid peroxidation in rat penile tissue...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Basic and Clinical Physiology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306357/asthma-causes-inflammation-of-human-pulmonary-arteries-and-decreases-vasodilatation-induced-by-prostaglandin-i2-analogs
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Nabil Foudi, Aouatef Badi, Mounira Amrane, Wassim Hodroj
OBJECTIVE: Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease associated with increased cardiovascular events. This study assesses the presence of inflammation and the vascular reactivity of pulmonary arteries in patients with acute asthma. METHODS: Rings of human pulmonary arteries obtained from non-asthmatic and asthmatic patients were set up in organ bath for vascular tone monitoring. Reactivity was induced by vasoconstrictor and vasodilator agents. Protein expression of inflammatory markers was detected by western blot...
February 21, 2017: Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303789/flatness-based-control-approach-to-drug-infusion-for-cardiac-function-regulation
#7
Gerasimos Rigatos, Nikolaos Zervos, Alexey Melkikh
A new control method based on differential flatness theory is developed in this study, aiming at solving the problem of regulation of haemodynamic parameters. Actually control of the cardiac output (volume of blood pumped out by heart per unit of time) and of the arterial blood pressure is achieved through the administered infusion of cardiovascular drugs such as dopamine and sodium nitroprusside. Time delays between the control inputs and the system's outputs are taken into account. Using the principle of dynamic extension, which means that by considering certain control inputs and their derivatives as additional state variables, a state-space description for the heart's function is obtained...
February 2017: IET Systems Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289180/beneficial-effects-of-apelin-on-vascular-function-in-patients-with-central-obesity
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Francesca Schinzari, Augusto Veneziani, Nadia Mores, Angela Barini, Nicola Di Daniele, Carmine Cardillo, Manfredi Tesauro
Patients with central obesity have impaired insulin-stimulated vasodilation and increased ET-1 (endothelin 1) vasoconstriction, which may contribute to insulin resistance and vascular damage. Apelin enhances insulin sensitivity and glucose disposal but also acts as a nitric oxide (NO)-dependent vasodilator and a counter-regulator of AT1 (angiotensin [Ang] II type 1) receptor-induced vasoconstriction. We, therefore, examined the effects of exogenous (Pyr(1))apelin on NO-mediated vasodilation and Ang II- or ET-1-dependent vasoconstrictor tone in obese patients...
March 13, 2017: Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287157/neurovascular-microcirculatory-vasodilation-mediated-by-c-fibers-and-transient-receptor-potential-vanilloid-type-1-channels-trpv-1-is-impaired-in-type-1-diabetes
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P Marche, S Dubois, P Abraham, E Parot-Schinkel, L Gascoin, A Humeau-Heurtier, P H Ducluzeau, G Mahe
Microvascular dysfunction may have an early onset in type 1 diabetes (T1D) and can precede major complications. Our objectives were to assess the endothelial-dependent (acetylcholine, ACh; and post-occlusive hyperemia, PORH), non-endothelial-dependent (sodium nitroprusside, SNP) and neurovascular-dependent (local heating, LH and current induced vasodilation, CIV) microcirculatory vasodilation in T1D patients compared with matched control subjects using a laser speckle contrast imager. Seventeen T1D patients - matched with 17 subjects according to age, gender, Body-Mass-Index, and smoking status - underwent macro- and microvascular investigations...
March 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285657/two-component-regulatory-system-acts-actr-is-required-for-sinorhizobium-meliloti-adaptation-to-oxidative-stress
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Guirong Tang, Sunjun Wang, Dawei Lu, Leqi Huang, Ningning Li, Li Luo
The two-component system ActS/ActR plays important roles in bacterial adaptation to abiotic stress, including acid tolerance and oxidant resistance. However, the underlying regulatory mechanism is not clear. In this study, we found that the ActS/ActR system is required for adaptation to oxidative stress by regulating the transcription of the genes actR, katB, gshA and gshB1. The actS and actR mutants were sensitive to low pH and oxidants such as H2O2, oxidized glutathione (GSSG) and sodium nitroprusside (SNP)...
May 2017: Microbiological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277969/involvement-of-nitric-oxide-in-enhanced-germination-and-seedling-growth-of-magnetoprimed-maize-seeds
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Pinke Patel, Guruprasad Kadur Narayanaswamy, Sunita Kataria, Lokesh Baghel
Nitric oxide (NO) is a highly reactive gaseous free radical, which in plants was found to stimulate seed germination and ending of dormancy. Experiments were conducted to study the effect of NO inhibitors sodium tungstate (ST) and Nω-nitro-L-arginine methyl ester hydrochloride (L-NAME), NADPH oxidase inhibitor diphenyleneiodonium (DPI) and NO donor sodium nitroprusside (SNP) on untreated and magnetoprimed maize (Zea mays var: GSF-2) seeds. Treatment of maize seeds with these inhibitors inhibited germination related parameters like seedling length, fresh weight, dry weight and vigour indices and α-amylase activity of maize seeds under laboratory conditions, whereas NO donor (SNP) promoted all these parameters...
February 21, 2017: Plant Signaling & Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271676/impact-of-endogenous-and-exogenous-interferences-on-clinical-chemistry-parameters-measured-on-blood-gas-analyzers
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Caleb V Grieme, Dena R Voss, Scott R Davis, Matthew D Krasowski
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of hemolysis, icterus, and lipemia (HIL) was determined for residual whole blood specimens analyzed for clinical chemistry parameters on blood gas analyzers. The frequency and potential impact of exogenous interference from iodide, salicylate, and thiocyanate (metabolite of sodium nitroprusside) on analysis of whole blood chloride was also assessed. METHODS: Over an approximately two month period at an academic medical center, indices for HIL were determined on Roche cobas c502 analyzers for 1,986 residual whole blood specimens that had been previously analyzed for clinical chemistry parameters on Radiometer ABL90 FLEX blood gas analyzers...
March 1, 2017: Clinical Laboratory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270043/roles-of-atp-sensitive-potassium-channel-in-modulating-gastric-tone-and-accommodation-in-dogs
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Shiying Li, Yong Lei, Jiande Dz Chen
OBJECTIVE: The ATP sensitive potassium (KATP) channel plays an important role in the regulation of resting membrane potential and membrane excitability. The role of the KATP channel in modulating gastric motility is unclear. The aim of this study was to investigate the role and mechanism of the KATP channel in modulating gastric tone and accommodation in dogs. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Gastric volume under a constant pressure reflecting gastric tone was measured using a barostat device in dogs equipped with a gastric cannula...
May 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261254/interaction-of-polyamines-abscisic-acid-nitric-oxide-and-hydrogen-peroxide-under-chilling-stress-in-tomato-lycopersicon-esculentum-mill-seedlings
#14
Qiannan Diao, Yongjun Song, Dongmei Shi, Hongyan Qi
Polyamines (PAs) play a vital role in the responses of higher plants to abiotic stresses. However, only a limited number of studies have examined the interplay between PAs and signal molecules. The aim of this study was to elucidate the cross-talk among PAs, abscisic acid (ABA), nitric oxide (NO), and hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) under chilling stress conditions using tomato seedlings [(Lycopersicon esculentum Mill.) cv. Moneymaker]. The study showed that during chilling stress (4°C; 0, 12, and 24 h), the application of spermidine (Spd) and spermine (Spm) elevated NO and H2O2 levels, enhanced nitrite reductase (NR), nitric oxide synthase (NOS)-like, and polyamine oxidase activities, and upregulated LeNR relative expression, but did not influence LeNOS1 expression...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258955/inhibition-of-cyclic-gmp-export-by-multidrug-resistance-protein-4-a-new-strategy-to-treat-erectile-dysfunction
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Charlotte Boydens, Bart Pauwels, Laura Vanden Daele, Johan Van de Voorde
BACKGROUND: Intracellular cyclic guanosine monophosphate (cGMP) concentrations are regulated by degradation enzymes (phosphodiesterases) and by active transport across the plasma membrane by multidrug resistance proteins (MRPs) 4 and 5. AIM: To evaluate the functional effect of MRP-4 inhibition and the role of MRP-4-mediated cGMP export in mouse corpora cavernosa. METHODS: Isometric tension of mouse corpora cavernosa was measured after cumulative addition of MK-571, an inhibitor of MRP-4, or sildenafil, a phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitor...
February 28, 2017: Journal of Sexual Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28250585/mitigation-by-sodium-nitroprusside-of-the-effects-of-salinity-on-the-morpho-physiological-and-biochemical-characteristics-of-rubus-idaeus-under-in-vitro-conditions
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Ali Ghadakchiasl, Ali-Akbar Mozafari, Nasser Ghaderi
This study examined the changes brought about by sodium nitroprusside (SNP) in the effects of salinity on the morpho-physiological and biochemical characteristics of Rubus idaeus var. Danehdrosht. Raspberry shoot-tip explants were cultured on Murashige and Skoog medium supplemented with a growth regulator that combined benzyleadenine (1 mg/l), indol-3-butyric acetic acid (0.2 mg/l), SNP (0, 50 and 100 µM) and sodium chloride (0, 50 and 100 mM). The results showed that salinity stress significantly decreased morpho-physiological and biochemical characteristics such as RWC, MSI and total protein content in regenerated explants and significantly increased the total soluble sugar, proline contents, peroxidase and superoxide dismutase activity in compared to the control...
January 2017: Physiology and Molecular Biology of Plants: An International Journal of Functional Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28250583/imperative-roles-of-salicylic-acid-and-nitric-oxide-in-improving-salinity-tolerance-in-pisum-sativum-l
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Shrishti Yadu, Teman Lal Dewangan, Vibhuti Chandrakar, S Keshavkant
This study was undertaken to scrutinize efficacy of salicylic acid (SA) and/or sodium nitroprusside [SNP, source of nitric oxide (NO)] to mitigate injury symptoms of saline stress in Pisum sativum L. Exposure to sodium chloride (NaCl) was found to be injurious to germinating P. sativum L. (var. Shubhra IM-9101) and a direct correlation between severity of toxicity and NaCl-concentrations could be discernible. Both SA and NO serves as signal molecules in plant stress responses, and play crucial roles in key regulatory pathways of growth, development and metabolism...
January 2017: Physiology and Molecular Biology of Plants: An International Journal of Functional Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28246028/effects-of-endogenous-nitric-oxide-on-adrenergic-nerve-mediated-vasoconstriction-and-calcitonin-gene-related-peptide-containing-nerve-mediated-vasodilation-in-pithed-rats
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Kousuke Yamawaki, Yoshito Zamami, Hiromu Kawasaki, Shingo Takatori
Vascular adrenergic nerves mainly regulate the tone of blood vessels. Calcitonin gene-related peptide-containing (CGRPergic) vasodilator nerves also participate in the regulation of vascular tone. Furthermore, there are nitric oxide (NO)-containing (nitrergic) nerves, which include NO in blood vessels as vasodilator nerves, but it remains unclear whether nitrergic nerves participate in vascular regulation. The present study investigated the role of nitrergic nerves in vascular responses to spinal cord stimulation (SCS) and vasoactive agents in pithed rats...
February 25, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229627/moderate-hypothermia-attenuates-%C3%AE-1-adrenoceptor-mediated-contraction-in-human-varicose-spermatic-vein-the-role-of-nitric-oxide-short-communication
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K E Nurullahoglu-Atalik, A Cenker
The effects of moderate hypothermia (28 °C) on the response of human varicose spermatic vein to α1-adrenoceptor agonist phenylephrine and the role of endothelial nitric oxide (NO) in these effects were studied. Concentration-response curves for phenylephrine (10(-9) to 3 × 10(-4) M) were recorded in rings with and without endothelium at 37 and 28 °C. To further analyze the role of NO, in the response to phenylephrine during hypothermia, the effects of this agonist in the presence of N(G)-nitro-L-arginine methyl ester (10(-4) M) were also determined...
December 2016: Physiol Int
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216392/nitrergic-cardiovascular-regulation-in-the-african-lungfish-protopterus-aethiopicus
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Renato Filogonio, William Joyce, Tobias Wang
As a ubiquitous signaling molecule, nitric oxide (NO) exerts various important effects on the cardiovascular system and is involved in the regulation of vascular tone and myocardial metabolism in vertebrates. Lungfishes are closely related to tetrapods and provide an interesting possibility to understand the transition from water to land. Lungfishes are endowed with both systemic and pulmonary circulations, and their incompletely divided ventricle allows for blood to bypass either circuit. Lungfishes inhabit ephemeral waterbodies that may enforce prolonged aestivation during drought, throughout which nitric oxide synthase (NOS) expression is upregulated...
February 17, 2017: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part A, Molecular & Integrative Physiology
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