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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345370/inhibition-of-soluble-epoxide-hydrolase-attenuates-eosinophil-recruitment-and-food-allergen-induced-gastrointestinal-inflammation
#1
Idil Bastan, Xiao Na Ge, Mythili Dileepan, Yana G Greenberg, Alonso G Guedes, Sung Hee Hwang, Bruce D Hammock, Robert J Washabau, Savita P Rao, P Sriramarao
Prevalence of food allergies in the United States is on the rise. Eosinophils are recruited to the intestinal mucosa in substantial numbers in food allergen-driven gastrointestinal (GI) inflammation. Soluble epoxide hydrolase (sEH) is known to play a pro-inflammatory role during inflammation by metabolizing anti-inflammatory epoxyeicosatrienoic acids (EETs) to pro-inflammatory diols. We investigated the role of sEH in a murine model of food allergy and evaluated the potential therapeutic effect of a highly selective sEH inhibitor (trans-4-{4-[3-(4-trifluoromethoxyphenyl)-ureido]-cyclohexyloxy}-benzoic acid [t-TUCB])...
January 17, 2018: Journal of Leukocyte Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343610/cyp2j2-expression-in-adult-ventricular-myocytes-protects-against-external-and-drug-induced-ros-toxicity
#2
Eric A Evangelista, Rozenn Lemaitre, Nona Sotoodehnia, Sina Gharib, Rheem A Totah
CYP2J2 is a drug metabolizing enzyme that is highly expressed in adult ventricular myocytes. It is responsible for the bioactivation of arachidonic acid (AA) into epoxyeicosatrienoic acids (EETs). EETs are biologically active signaling compounds that protect against disease progression, particularly in cardiovascular diseases. As a drug-metabolizing enzyme, CYP2J2 is susceptible to drug interactions that could lead to cardiotoxicity. Previously, CYP2J2 has been shown to be resistant to induction by canonical CYP inducers such as phenytoin and rifampin...
January 17, 2018: Drug Metabolism and Disposition: the Biological Fate of Chemicals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337910/network-based-methods-for-identifying-key-active-proteins-in-the-extracellular-electron-transfer-process-in-shewanella-oneidensis-mr-1
#3
Dewu Ding, Xiao Sun
Shewanella oneidensis MR-1 can transfer electrons from the intracellular environment to the extracellular space of the cells to reduce the extracellular insoluble electron acceptors (Extracellular Electron Transfer, EET). Benefiting from this EET capability, Shewanella has been widely used in different areas, such as energy production, wastewater treatment, and bioremediation. Genome-wide proteomics data was used to determine the active proteins involved in activating the EET process. We identified 1012 proteins with decreased expression and 811 proteins with increased expression when the EET process changed from inactivation to activation...
January 16, 2018: Genes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322050/effects-of-umeclidinium-vilanterol-on-exercise-endurance-in-copd-a-randomised-study
#4
John H Riley, Chris J Kalberg, Alison Donald, David A Lipson, Muhammad Shoaib, Lee Tombs
This multicentre, randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled, two-period crossover study assessed the effect of umeclidinium/vilanterol (UMEC/VI) on exercise capacity in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) using the endurance shuttle walk test (ESWT). Patients were randomised 1:1 to one of two treatment sequences: 1) UMEC/VI 62.5/25 µg followed by placebo or 2) placebo followed by UMEC/VI 62.5/25 µg. Each treatment was taken once daily for 12 weeks. The primary end-point was 3-h post-dose exercise endurance time (EET) at week 12...
January 2018: ERJ Open Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318993/a-case-of-severe-plasmodium-falciparum-malaria-co-infected-with-hiv-improved-with-exchange-transfusion
#5
Ayşe Sağmak Tartar, Ayhan Akbulut, Ömür Gökmen Sevindik, Hatice Handan Akbulut, Kutbeddin Demirdağ
In our country, within years, despite a dramatic drop in the number of patients with malaria, a dramatic increase in the number of patients with import malaria is noteworthy. A 32-year-old male patient presented with fever, shivering, malaise, and loss of appetite. He had travelled to West Africa. Laboratory findings were as follows: hemoglobin: 8.8 g/dL and anti-HIV: positive. Microscopic examinations of thin blood smears and thick blood preparations revealed widespread trophozoites. The presence of double-dotted ring forms and banana-shaped gametocytes resulted in Plasmodium falciparum malaria being diagnosed...
December 2017: Türkiye Parazitolojii Dergisi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318723/endothelium-specific-cyp2j2-overexpression-attenuates-age-related-insulin-resistance
#6
Yan Yang, Ruolan Dong, Zhihui Chen, Danli Hu, Menglu Fu, Ying Tang, Dao Wen Wang, Xizhen Xu, Ling Tu
Ample evidences demonstrate that cytochrome P450 epoxygenase-derived epoxyeicosatrienoic acids (EETs) exert diverse biological activities, which include potent vasodilatory, anti-inflammatory, and cardiovascular protective effects. In this study, we investigated the effects of endothelium-specific CYP2J2 overexpression on age-related insulin resistance and metabolic dysfunction. Endothelium-specific targeting of the human CYP epoxygenase, CYP2J2, transgenic mice (Tie2-CYP2J2-Tr mice) was utilized. The effects of endothelium-specific CYP2J2 overexpression on aging-associated obesity, inflammation, and peripheral insulin resistance were evaluated by assessing metabolic parameters in young (3 months old) and aged (16 months old) adult male Tie2-CYP2J2-Tr mice...
January 10, 2018: Aging Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315517/role-of-respiratory-terminal-oxidases-in-the-extracellular-electron-transfer-ability-of-cyanobacteria
#7
Narendran Sekar, Jian Wang, Yan Zhou, Yi Fang, Yajun Yan, Ramaraja P Ramasamy
Cyanobacteria are used as anode catalysts in photo-bioelectrochemical cells to generate electricity in a sustainable, economic and environmental friendly manner using only water and sunlight. Though cyanobacteria (CB) possess unique advantage for solar energy conversion by virtue of its robust photosynthesis, they cannot efficiently perform extracellular electron transfer (EET). The reasons being, unlike dissimilatory metal reducing bacteria (that are usually exploited in microbial fuel cells to generate electricity), (1) CB do not possess any special features on their outer membrane to carry out EET and (2) the electrons generated in photosynthetic electron transport chain are channeled into competing respiratory pathways rather than to the anode...
January 8, 2018: Biotechnology and Bioengineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29299558/modelling-excitation-energy-transfer-in-covalently-linked-molecular-dyads-containing-a-bodipy-unit-and-a-macrocycle
#8
Cloé Azarias, Lorenzo Cupellini, Anouar Belhboub, Benedetta Mennucci, Denis Jacquemin
With the help of time-dependent density functional theory coupled to an implicit solvation scheme (the polarisable continuum model), we have investigated the singlet-singlet Excitation Energy Transfer (EET) process in a panel of large BODIPY-macrocycle dyads. We have first considered different strategies to compute the electronic coupling in a representative BODIPY-zinc porphyrin assembly and, next evaluated the performances of the chosen computational protocol on several BODIPY-porphyrinoid molecular architectures for which the EET rate constants have been experimentally measured...
January 4, 2018: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29298899/epoxide-hydrolase-1-ephx1-hydrolyzes-epoxyeicosanoids-and-impairs-cardiac-recovery-after-ischemia
#9
Matthew L Edin, Behin Gholipour Hamedani, Artiom Gruzdev, Joan P Graves, Fred B Lih, Samuel J Arbes, Rohanit Singh, Anette C Orjuela Leon, J Alyce Bradbury, Laura M DeGraff, Samantha L Hoopes, Michael Arand, Darryl Zeldin
Stimuli such as inflammation or hypoxia induce cytochrome P450 epoxygenase-mediated production of arachidonic acid-derived epoxyeicosatrienoic acids (EETs). EETs have cardioprotective, vasodilatory, angiogenic, anti-inflammatory, and analgesic effects, which are diminished by EET hydrolysis yielding biologically less active dihydroxyeicosatrienoic acids (DHETs). Previous in vitro assays have suggested that epoxide hydrolase 2 (EPHX2) is responsible for nearly all EET hydrolysis; EPHX1, which exhibits slow EET hydrolysis in vitro, is thought to contribute only marginally to EET hydrolysis...
January 3, 2018: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29290096/protective-effect-of-fenofibrate-against-ischemia-reperfusion-induced-cardiac-arrhythmias-in-isolated-rat-hearts
#10
Ishfaq A Bukhari, Abdulrahman A Almotrefi, Osama Y Mohamed, Abeer A Al-Masri, Saeed Ahmed Sheikh
Fenofibrate is a peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor (PPAR)-α activator that lowers triglycerides and influences cytochrome P-450 (CYP-450) epoxygenase dependent arachidonic acid (AA) metabolism. CYP-450 epoxygenase metabolizes AA to epoxyeicosatrienoic acids (EETs). EETs have coronary dilating, cardiac and renal protective properties. Fibrates possess similar properties due to their CYP-450 epoxygenase inducing properties that leads to increase in endogenous EETs production. In the current investigations fenofibrate (100 mg/kg, orally) for two weeks decreased ischemia/reperfusion (I/R)-induced premature ventricular contractions (PVCs), ventricular tachycardia (VT) and ventricular fibrillation (VF) in the isolated rat hearts...
December 31, 2017: Fundamental & Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29285425/active-maintenance-of-endothelial-cells-prevents-kidney-fibrosis
#11
Seung Hee Yang, Yong Chul Kim, Jung Nam An, Jin Hyuk Kim, Juhoh Lee, Hee-Yoon Lee, Joo-Youn Cho, Jin Ho Paik, Yun Kyu Oh, Chun Soo Lim, Yon Su Kim, Jung Pyo Lee
Background: Soluble epoxide hydrolase (sEH) expressed by endothelial cells catalyzes the metabolism of epoxyeicosatrienoic acids (EETs), which are vasoactive agents. Methods: We used a unilateral ureteral obstruction mouse model of kidney fibrosis to determine whether inhibition of sEH activity reduces fibrosis, the final common pathway for chronic kidney disease. Results: sEH activity was inhibited by continuous release of the inhibitor 12-(3-adamantan-1-ylureido)-dodecanoic acid (AUDA) for 1 or 2 weeks...
December 2017: Kidney Research and Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29280492/unexpected-prominent-tension-pneumosella-five-years-after-endoscopic-endonasal-transsphenoidal-surgery
#12
Tatsuma Matsuda, Kentaro Horiguchi, Yoshinori Higuchi, Toyoyuki Hanazawa, Yoshitaka Okamoto, Yasuo Iwadate
Tension pneumosella (TP) is a rare entity reported as the invagination of the sphenoid sinus mucosa into the skull base after endonasal transsphenoidal surgery. Few studies have reported on TP, and in these studies, invagination is confined to either the intrasellar or suprasellar area. We encountered a case of unexpected prominent TP toward the intracranial space 5 years after endoscopic endonasal transsphenoidal surgery (EETS) for a nonfunctioning pituitary adenoma. In addition, we present a hypothesis of the underlying mechanism by a pressure gradient change between the extracranial and intracranial space in TP formation...
December 27, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29279315/two-pools-of-epoxyeicosatrienoic-acids-in-humans-alterations-in-salt-sensitive-normotensive-subjects
#13
Fernando Elijovich, Ginger L Milne, Nancy J Brown, Michal Laniado-Schwartzman, Cheryl L Laffer
We measured epoxyeicosatrienoic acids (EETs) and dihydroxyeicosatrienoic acids (DHETs) in 21 normotensive subjects classified as salt resistant (13) or salt sensitive (8) with an inpatient protocol of salt loading (460 mEq Na+/24 hours, HiNa) and depletion (10 mEq Na+/24 hours+furosemide 40 mg×3, LoNa). No urine EETs were detected; hence, enzyme linked innumosorbent assay 14,15-DHETs (dihydroxyeicosatrienoic acids) were considered the total converted 14,15-urine pool. We report ultra-performance liquid chromatography/tandem mass spectrometry plasma EETs, DHETs, and their sum (plasma total pool) for the 3 regioisomers (8,9-, 11,12-, 14,15-) and their sum (08,15-)...
December 26, 2017: Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29248833/endoscopic-management-of-atypical-sellar-cavernous-hemangioma-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#14
A M Al-Sharydah, S S Al-Suhibani, S A Al-Jubran, A H Al-Abdulwahhab, M Al-Bar, H M Al-Jehani, W M Al-Issawi
INTRODUCTION: supratentorial cavernous hemangiomas, particularly those found in the sellar region, are extremely rare. We present a case of sellar cavernous hemangioma with radiological characteristics that have never been reported. Due to the difficulty diagnosing these lesions, misdiagnosis might occur. Thus, briefing surgeons about the clinico-radiological features of such rare lesions is crucial for better understanding the enigmatic features of such rare lesions and to develop early management approaches that could result in better surgical excision with a lower tendency for complications...
December 8, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243269/excitation-energy-transfer-pathways-in-light-harvesting-proteins-modeling-with-pyfrec
#15
Yana Kholod, Michael DeFilippo, Brittany Reed, Danielle Valdez, Grant Gillan, Dmytro Kosenkov
Excitation energy transfer (EET) determines the fate of sunlight energy absorbed by light-harvesting proteins in natural photosynthetic systems and photovoltaic cells. As previously reported (D. Kosenkov, J. Comput. Chem. 2016, 37(19), 1847), PyFREC software enables computation of electronic couplings between organic molecules with a molecular fragmentation approach. The present work reports implementation of direct fragmentation-based computation of the electronic couplings and EET rates in pigment-protein complexes within the Förster theory in PyFREC...
December 15, 2017: Journal of Computational Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239433/photophysical-properties-of-acetylene-linked-syn-bimane-oligomers-a-molecular-photonic-wire
#16
T S Chwee, Z C Wong, M B Sullivan, W Y Fan
Computational studies using correlated wave function methods and density functional theory were carried out on a series of acetylene-linked bimane oligomers with particular emphasis on their excitonic properties and implications for intra-chain excitation energy transfer (EET). The low energy barriers found for the rotation of bimane subunits about the longitudinal axis are such that the π-conjugation is easily disrupted. Nevertheless, a distinctive feature of the oligomer lies in the parallel alignment of the S1 transition dipole along the longitudinal axis, which sustains electronic coupling between adjacent bimane subunits over a range of torsional angles and is crucial for driving intra-chain EET...
December 14, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232926/differential-effects-of-seh-inhibitors-on-the-proliferation-and-migration-of-vascular-smooth-muscle-cells
#17
Hyo Seon Kim, Sang Kyum Kim, Keon Wook Kang
Epoxyeicosatrienoic acid (EET) is a cardioprotective metabolite of arachidonic acid. It is known that soluble epoxide hydrolase (sEH) is involved in the metabolic degradation of EET. The abnormal proliferation and migration of vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs) play important roles in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis and restenosis. Thus, the present study investigated the effects of the sEH inhibitor 12-(((tricyclo(3.3.1.13,7)dec-1-ylamino)carbonyl)amino)-dodecanoic acid (AUDA) on platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF)-induced proliferation and migration in rat VSMCs...
December 11, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230451/energy-transfer-and-charge-separation-dynamics-in-photoexcited-pyrene-bodipy-molecular-dyads
#18
M Fakis, J S Beckwith, K Seintis, E Martinou, C Nançoz, N Karakostas, I Petsalakis, G Pistolis, E Vauthey
The photophysical properties of two pyrene-bodipy molecular dyads, composed of a phenyl-pyrene (Py-Ph) linked to the meso position of a bodipy (BD) molecule with either H-atoms (BD1) or ethyl groups (BD2) at the 2,6 positions, are investigated by stationary, nanosecond and femtosecond spectroscopy. The properties of these dyads (Py-Ph-BD1 and Py-Ph-BD2) are compared to those of their constituent chromophores in two solvents namely 1,2-dichloroethane (DCE) and acetonitrile (ACN). Stationary spectroscopy reveals a weak coupling among the subunits in both dyads...
December 12, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29210394/electron-and-excitation-energy-transfers-in-covalently-linked-donor-acceptor-dyads-mechanisms-and-dynamics-revealed-using-quantum-chemistry
#19
Lorenzo Cupellini, Samuele Giannini, Benedetta Mennucci
Photoinduced electron transfer (ET), hole transfer (HT), charge recombination (CR) and energy transfer (EET) are fundamental mechanisms, which occur in both natural and artificial light harvesting systems. Here, we present a computational strategy which determines ET, HT, CR and EET rates in a consistent way and merges them in a kinetic model to reproduce the net excited state dynamics. The effects of the solvent are included in all steps of the calculations making the present strategy a useful tool for a rational design of charge and energy transfer processes in complex systems...
December 6, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29200270/arachidonic-acid-metabolism-by-human-cardiovascular-cyp2j2-is-modulated-by-doxorubicin
#20
William R Arnold, Javier L Baylon, Emad Tajkhorshid, Aditi Das
Doxorubicin (DOX) is a chemotherapeutic that is used in the treatment of a wide variety of cancers. However, it causes cardiotoxicity partly due to the formation of reactive oxygen species (ROS). CYP2J2 is a human cytochrome P450 that is highly expressed in cardiomyocytes. It converts arachidonic acid (AA) into four different regioisomers of epoxyeicosatrienoic acids (EETs). Using kinetic analyses we show that AA metabolism by CYP2J2 is modulated by DOX. We show that cytochrome P450 reductase (CPR), the redox partner of CYP2J2, metabolizes DOX to 7-deoxydoxorubicin aglycone (7-de-aDOX)...
December 4, 2017: Biochemistry
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