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X-W Ma, Y Li, X-C Han, Q-Z Xin
OBJECTIVE: Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is the most common type of human lung cancer leading cause of cancer death worldwide. However, first-line drugs such as gefitinib and erlotinib showed great drug resistance in the clinical. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The cell proliferation was evaluated by MTT assay; gene expression was detected by qPCR assay. The protein expression was analyzed by Western blotting. RESULTS: Our results showed that in mouse models of lung cancer by A549 or NCI-H1975 xenograft, the local anesthetic drug Procaine (PCA) with 50 mg/kg specifically attenuated tumors compared with the vehicle-treated group...
November 2016: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
Jingwei Xiong, Qiuyue Kong, Leyang Dai, He Ma, Xiaofei Cao, Li Liu, Zhengnian Ding
The local anaesthetics (LAs) are widely used for peripheral nerve blocks, epidural anaesthesia, spinal anaesthesia and pain management. However, exposure to LAs for long duration or at high dosage can provoke potential neuronal damages. Autophagy is an intracellular bulk degradation process for proteins and organelles. However, both the effects of LAs on autophagy in neuronal cells and the effects of autophagy on LAs neurotoxicity are not clear. To answer these questions, both lipid LAs (procaine and tetracaine) and amide LAs (bupivacaine, lidocaine and ropivacaine) were administrated to human neuroblastoma SH-SY5Y cells...
November 15, 2016: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
Hussein Sabit, Mariam B Samy, Osama A M Said, Mokhtar M El-Zawahri
Colon cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer in the world, and it is the major cause of morbidity and mortality throughout the world. The present study aimed at treating colon cancer cell line (HCT116) with different chemotherapeutic drug/drug combinations (procaine, vorinostat "SAHA," sodium phenylbutyrate, erlotinib, and carboplatin). Two different final concentrations were applied: 3 μM and 5 μM. Trypan blue test was performed to assess the viability of the cell before and after being treated with the drugs...
2016: Genetics Research International
I Schulze, E M Poos, H Meyer, A K List, S B R Kaestner, J Rehage
The aim of this study was to examine the effects of preoperative carprofen on the cardiorespiratory, hormonal and metabolic stress response during umbilical surgery under isoflurane anaesthesia combined with local anaesthesia, in calves. A randomised, blinded experimental study was conducted in 24 calves. Carprofen (n = 12; 1.4 mg/kg) or physiological saline solution (controls; n = 12) was administered 1 h prior to surgery. Anaesthesia was induced with xylazine (0.1 mg/kg, IM) and, after the onset of sedation (i...
October 2016: Veterinary Journal
B Hanedan, A O Saltali, I Duman, A Mermer, S B Taylan, M Sari, S Apiliogulari
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October 6, 2016: Clinical Therapeutics
Ahmed N F Neamat-Allah, Hend M El Damaty
AIM: Respiratory tract infections are considered the major problem of equine worldwide. Strangles is an infectious and highly contagious respiratory bacterial disease of equine caused by Streptococcus equi. This study is aimed to evaluate some clinical and epidemiological investigation associated with strangles and to study the hematological and biochemical changes in 20 Arabian horse naturally infected with S. equi during the disease and after 10 days from treatment by procaine penicillin with benzathine penicillin...
August 2016: Veterinary World
Betul Gozel Ulusal
BACKGROUND: Cosmetic applications of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) are new, and reports are scarce and dispersed in the literature. There are a variety of commercially available kits and injection techniques, and the number and intervals of injections vary. New investigations should focus on developing a standardized procedure for PRP preparation and application methods to augment its efficacy and potency. OBJECTIVES: In this report, we aim to provide data and commentary to assist and add to current guidelines...
September 5, 2016: Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology
Svetlana S Efimova, Anastasiia A Zakharova, Ludmila V Schagina, Olga S Ostroumova
The effects of local anesthetics (LAs), including aminoamides and aminoesters, on the characteristics of single gramicidin A (GA) channels in 1,2-dioleoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphocholine (DOPC) bilayers were studied. Aminoamides, namely lidocaine (LDC), prilocaine (PLC), mepivacaine (MPV), and bupivacaine (BPV), reduced the conductance of GA channels. Aminoesters influenced the current fluctuations induced by GA differently; procaine (PC) did not affect the fluctuations, whereas tetracaine (TTC) distinctly reduced the conductance of single GA channels...
December 2016: Journal of Membrane Biology
Seifollah Jalili, Marzieh Saeedi
Despite available experimental results, the molecular mechanism of action of local anesthetics upon the nervous system and contribution of the cell membrane to the process are still controversial. In this work, molecular dynamics simulations were performed to investigate the effect of two clinically used local anesthetics, procaine and tetracaine, on the structure and dynamics of a fully hydrated dimyristoylphosphatidylcholine lipid bilayer. We focused on comparing the main effects of uncharged and charged drugs on various properties of the lipid membrane: mass density distribution, diffusion coefficient, order parameter, radial distribution function, hydrogen bonding, electrostatic potential, headgroup angle, and water dipole orientation...
August 24, 2016: European Biophysics Journal: EBJ
Donghua Li, Yurong Yan, Lingzhi Yu, Yong Duan
Neuropathic pain (NPP) is the main culprit among chronic pains affecting the normal life of patients. Procaine is a frequently-used local anesthesia with multiple efficacies in various diseases. However, its role in modulating NPP has not been reported yet. This study aims at uncovering the role of procaine in NPP. Rats were pretreated with procaine by intrathecal injection. Then NPP rat model was induced by sciatic nerve chronic compression injury (CCI) and behavior tests were performed to analyze the pain behaviors upon mechanical, thermal and cold stimulations...
September 1, 2016: Biomolecules & Therapeutics
M Żmigrodzka, M Guzera, A Winnicka
Platelets play a crucial role in hemostasis. Their activation has not yet been evaluated in healthy dogs with a normal and low platelet count. The aim of this study was to determine the influence of activators on platelet activation in dogs with a normal platelet count and asymptomatic thrombocytopenia. 72 clinically healthy dogs were enrolled. Patients were allocated into three groups. Group 1 consisted of 30 dogs with a normal platelet count, group 2 included 22 dogs with a platelet count between 100 and 200×109/l and group 3 consisted of 20 dogs with a platelet count lower than 100×109/l...
2016: Polish Journal of Veterinary Sciences
Luke M Andrighetto, Niki K Burns, Paul G Stevenson, James R Pearson, Luke C Henderson, Christopher J Bowen, Xavier A Conlan
In-silico optimisation of a two-dimensional high performance liquid chromatography (2D-HPLC) separation protocol has been developed for the interrogation of methamphetamine samples including model, real world seizure, and laboratory synthesised samples. The protocol used Drylab(®) software to rapidly identify the optimum separation conditions from a library of chromatography columns. The optimum separation space was provided by the Phenomonex Kinetex PFP column (first dimension) and an Agilent Poroshell 120 EC-C18 column (second dimension)...
September 2016: Forensic Science International
Diana Ciolacu, Cyrielle Rudaz, Mihai Vasilescu, Tatiana Budtova
Porous cellulose matrices were prepared via cellulose dissolution in 8wt% NaOH-water, physical gelation and chemical cross-linking with epichlorohydrin (ECH), coagulation in water and lyophilisation. Cellulose and cross-linker concentration were varied. The behaviour of gels upon coagulation and the swelling of cryogels in water were analysed. An anomalous high swelling at cross-linker concentration around stoichiometric molar ratio with cellulose was observed. Cellulose cryogel morphology, crystallinity and density were studied...
October 20, 2016: Carbohydrate Polymers
Carmen Herencia, Juan Miguel Diaz-Tocados, Lidia Jurado, Addy Montes de Oca, Maria Encarnación Rodríguez-Ortiz, Carmen Martín-Alonso, Julio M Martínez-Moreno, Noemi Vergara, Mariano Rodríguez, Yolanda Almadén, Juan R Muñoz-Castañeda
INTRODUCTION: Periodontitis is a complex pathology characterized by the loss of alveolar bone. The causes and the mechanisms that promote this bone resorption still remain unknown. The knowledge of the critical regulators involved in the alteration of alveolar bone homeostasis is of great importance for developing molecular therapies. Procaine is an anesthetic drug with demethylant properties, mainly used by dentists in oral surgeries. The inhibitor role of Wnt signaling of procaine was described in vitro in colon cancer cells...
2016: PloS One
K Gayathri, S Vijay Shankar, S Venkatesan, S Kalaivani
A 50-year-old male presented with left lower abdominal pain, visible pulsation below xiphoid process, and tenderness in the left iliac fossa for the past 10 days. Chest X-ray revealed blunting of left cardiophrenic angle. Echocardiogram revealed descending thoracic aortic pseudoaneurysm. Contrast-enhanced computed tomography of the chest and abdomen revealed dissecting aneurysm of lower thoracic and upper abdominal aorta. Thoracoabdominal aortogram revealed erosion of D12 vertebra and infected aneurysm of adjacent thoracoabdominal aorta...
January 2016: Indian Journal of Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Stefan Weinschenk, Markus W Hollmann, Richard Göllner, Susanne Picardi, Thomas Strowitzki, Leon Diehl, Lorenz Hotz, Thomas Meuser
BACKGROUND: Neck pain is a frequent reason for seeking medical advice. Neuroanatomical findings suggest a close connection between the pharynx and the trapezius region. Irritation of the pharynx may induce tenderness of this area. Specific tender points, called neck reflex points (NRPs), can be identified here with high reproducibility. We hypothesized that therapeutic local anesthesia (TLA; or neural therapy, NT) in the pharyngeal region can reduce tenderness in patients with therapy-resistant neck pain...
2016: Forschende Komplementärmedizin, Research in Complementary Medicine
Annika Heininger, Rahmi Yusuf, Robert J Lawrence, Roger R Draheim
The Escherichia coli sensor kinase EnvZ modulates porin expression in response to various stimuli, including extracellular osmolarity, the presence of procaine and interaction with an accessory protein, MzrA. Two major outer membrane porins, OmpF and OmpC, act as passive diffusion-limited pores that allow compounds, including certain classes of antibiotics such as β-lactams and fluoroquinolones, to enter the bacterial cell. Even though the mechanisms by which EnvZ detects and processes the presence of various stimuli are a fundamental component of microbial physiology, they are not yet fully understood...
August 2016: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
Jingjing Ji, Yuanjian Liu, Wei Wei, Yuanjian Zhang, Songqin Liu
In this paper, a rolling chain amplification (RCA) strategy was proposed for chronocoulometric detection of DNA methyltransferase (MTase) activity. Briefly, after the double DNA helix structure was assembled on the surface of gold electrode, it was first methylated by M. SssI MTase and then RCA was realized in the presence of E. coli and phi29 DNA polymerase. Successively, numerous hexaammineruthenium (III) chloride ([Ru(NH3)6)(3+), RuHex) were adsorbed on replicons by electrostatic interaction and generated a large electrochemical readout, the signal was "on"...
November 15, 2016: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
Hana Jedlickova, Veronika Durčanská, Vladimír Vašků
Dear Editor, Scleroderma associated with neoplasia is rare, with only a small number of cases reported. We describe 4 patients with paraneoplastic scleroderma who were treated at the I. Department of Dermatovenereology, St. Anna Hospital, during the period between 2004 and 2014. The patients were diagnosed with cholangiogenic carcinoma, endometrial carcinoma, prostatic adenocarcinoma, and adenoma of the suprarenal gland. In the case of concurrent scleroderma and tumor, four situations may occur: they can develop independently of each other; scleroderma may be induced by the tumor; the tumor can develop in the scleroderma; or the tumor can be induced by immunosuppressive therapy...
April 2016: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica: ADC
Ryoko Yamamoto, Shigehiko Takegami, Atsuko Konishi, Hikari Horikawa, Sayumi Yonezawa, Tatsuya Kitade
In this study, a polydiacetylene liposomal aequorin bioluminescent device (PLABD) that functioned through control of the membrane transport of Ca(2+) ions was developed for detecting hydrophobic compounds. In the PLABD, aequorin was encapsulated in an internal water phase and a calcium ionophore (CI) was contained in a hydrophobic region. Membrane transport of Ca(2+) ions across the CI was suppressed by polymerization between diacetylene molecules. On addition of an analyte, the membrane transport of Ca(2+) ions across the CI increased, and Ca(2+) ions from the external water phase could diffuse into the internal water phase via the CI, which resulted in bioluminescence of the aequorin...
June 7, 2016: Analytical Chemistry
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