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Ruobing Xu, Shu Wang, Weishan Li, Zhen Liu, Jiaxin Tang, Xiaobo Tang
OBJECTIVE In this study, the authors investigated the involvement of 15(S)-hydroxyeicosatetraenoic acid (15(S)-HETE) in the regulation of peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-γ (PPARγ) after intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) and its effects on hemorrhage-induced inflammatory response and oxidative stress in an experimental rodent model. METHODS To simulate ICH in a rat model, the authors injected autologous whole blood into the right striatum of male Sprague-Dawley rats. The distribution and expression of 12/15-lipoxygenase (12/15-LOX) were determined by immunohistochemistry and Western blot analysis, respectively...
October 14, 2016: Journal of Neurosurgery
Matthew J Feinstein, Brian Poole, Pedro Engel Gonzalez, Anna E Pawlowski, Daniel Schneider, Tim S Provias, Frank J Palella, Chad J Achenbach, Donald M Lloyd-Jones
BACKGROUND: HIV-infected persons develop coronary artery disease (CAD) more commonly and earlier than uninfected persons; however, the role of non-invasive testing to stratify CAD risk in HIV is not well defined. METHODS AND RESULTS: Patients were selected from a single-center electronic cohort of HIV-infected patients and uninfected controls matched 1:2 on age, sex, race, and type of cardiovascular testing performed. Patients with abnormal echocardiographic or nuclear stress testing who subsequently underwent coronary angiography were included...
October 13, 2016: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
Ananddeep Patel, Shaojie Zhang, Amrit Kumar Shrestha, Paramahamsa Maturu, Bhagavatula Moorthy, Binoy Shivanna
Omeprazole (OM) is an aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AhR) agonist and a proton pump inhibitor that is used to treat humans with gastric acid related disorders. Recently, we showed that OM induces NAD (P) H quinone oxidoreductase-1 (NQO1) via nuclear factor erythroid 2-related factor 2 (Nrf2)-dependent mechanism. Heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1) is another cytoprotective and antioxidant enzyme that is regulated by Nrf2. Whether OM induces HO-1 in fetal human pulmonary microvascular endothelial cells (HPMEC) is unknown. Therefore, we tested the hypothesis that OM will induce HO-1 expression via Nrf2 in HPMEC...
October 8, 2016: Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology
Liliya V Vasileva, Damianka P Getova, Nina D Doncheva, Andrey S Marchev, Milen I Georgiev
: Rhodiola rosea L., family Crassulaceae also known as Golden Root or Arctic root is one of the most widely used medicinal plants with effect on cognitive dysfunction, psychological stress and depression. The aim of the study was to examine the effect of a standardized commercial Rhodiola extract on learning and memory processes in naive rats as well as its effects in rats with scopolamine-induced memory impairment. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Sixty male Wistar rats were used in the study...
October 5, 2016: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
Qiuying Zhao, Xiaohui Wu, Shuo Yan, Xiaofang Xie, Yonghua Fan, Jinqiang Zhang, Cheng Peng, Zili You
BACKGROUND: Discoveries that microglia-mediated neuroinflammation is involved in the pathological process of depression provided a new strategy for novel antidepressant therapy. Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor γ (PPARγ) is a nuclear receptor regulating inflammation and microglial polarization and, therefore, a potential target for resolving depressive disorders. Our hypothesis was that antidepressant effects could be achieved through anti-inflammatory and neuroprotective activities by PPARγ-dependent microglia-modulating agents...
October 4, 2016: Journal of Neuroinflammation
Maria Domenica Sanna, Laura Lucarini, Mariaconcetta Durante, Carla Ghelardini, Emanuela Masini, Nicoletta Galeotti
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Neuropathic pain is undertreated, with a large detrimental effect on quality of life, partly because of low treatment efficacy, but also because pathophysiological mechanisms are not fully elucidated. To better clarify the pathobiology of neuropathic pain, the presence of neuroinflammation and oxidative stress was investigated in a model of peripheral neuropathy. In search of an innovative treatment for neuropathic pain, our research investigated the effects of histamine H4 receptor (H4 R) modulation...
October 7, 2016: British Journal of Pharmacology
Prashanth Komirishetty, Aparna Areti, Ranadeep Gogoi, Ramakrishna Sistla, Ashutosh Kumar
Neuropathic pain, a debilitating pain condition and the underlying pathogenic mechanisms are complex and interwoven amongst each other and still there is scant information available regarding therapies which promise to treat the condition. Evidence indicate that oxidative/nitrosative stress induced poly (ADP-ribose) polymerase (PARP) overactivation initiate neuroinflammation and bioenergetic crisis culminating into neurodegenerative changes following nerve injury. Hence, we investigated the therapeutic effect of combining an antioxidant, quercetin and a PARP inhibitor, 4-amino 1, 8-naphthalimide (4-ANI) on the hallmark deficits induced by chronic constriction injury (CCI) of sciatic nerve in rats...
October 3, 2016: Neuropharmacology
Li Dai, Xue-Chen Liu, Sen Ye, Hua-Wei Li, Dian-Fu Chen, Xiao-Jian Yu, Xue-Ting Huang, Li Zhang, Fan Yang, Jin-Shu Yang, Wei-Jun Yang
The most widespread type of RNA editing, conversion of adenosine to inosine (A→I), is catalyzed by two members of the adenosine deaminase acting on RNA (ADAR) family, ADAR1 and ADAR2. These enzymes edit transcripts for neurotransmitter receptors and ion channels during adaption to changes in the physical environment. In the primitive crustacean Artemia, when maternal adults are exposed to unfavorable conditions, they release diapause embryos to withstand harsh environments. The aim of the current study was therefore to elucidate the role of ADAR of Artemia diapause embryos in resistance to stress...
October 4, 2016: Stress: the International Journal on the Biology of Stress
Ala Abdelali, Maie Al-Bader, Narayana Kilarkaje
Diabetes induces oxidative stress, DNA damage and alters several intracellular signaling pathways in organ systems. This study investigated modulatory effects of Trans-Resveratrol on type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM)-induced abnormal spermatogenesis, DNA damage and alterations in poly (ADP-ribose) polymerase (PARP) signaling in rat testis. Trans-Resveratrol administration (5mg/kg/day, ip) to Streptozotocin-induced T1DM adult male Wistar rats from day 22-42 resulted in recovery of induced oxidative stress, abnormal spermatogenesis and inhibited DNA synthesis, and led to mitigation of 8-hydroxy-2'-deoxyguanosine formation in the testis and spermatozoa, and DNA double-strand breaks in the testis...
September 27, 2016: Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology
Sandhya Anand, Deepa Bhartiya, Kalpana Sriraman, Alpna Mallick
Very small embryonic-like stem cells (VSELs) exist among spermatogonial stem cells and survive chemotherapy in both mice and human testes because of their relatively quiescent nature. Our earlier study revealed that inter-tubular transplantation of niche (Sertoli or bone marrow derived mesenchymal) cells can restore spermatogenesis from endogenous surviving VSELs. Present study was undertaken to delineate the effect of busulphan on testicular stem/germ/Sertoli cells and to comprehend the underlying mechanisms of how transplanted niche cells restore spermatogenesis...
September 23, 2016: Stem Cell Reviews
David Macaya-Sanz, Myriam Heuertz, Dorothea Lindtke, Giovanni G Vendramin, Christian Lexer, Santiago C González-Martínez
Asexual reproduction is a common and fundamental mode of reproduction in plants. Although persistence in adverse conditions underlies most known cases of clonal dominance, proximal genetic drivers remain unclear, in particular for populations dominated by a few large clones. In this study, we studied a clonal population of the riparian tree Populus alba in the Douro river basin (northwestern Iberian Peninsula) where it hybridizes with Populus tremula, a species that grows in highly contrasted ecological conditions...
September 23, 2016: Molecular Ecology
Marika Cordaro, Daniela Impellizzeri, Enrico Gugliandolo, Rosalba Siracusa, Rosalia Crupi, Emanuela Esposito, Salvatore Cuzzocrea
Leukocyte infiltration, improved levels of intercellular adhesion molecule 1 (ICAM-1), and oxidative stress in the colon are the principal factors in inflammatory bowel disease. The goal of the current study was to explore the effects of adelmidrol, an analog of the anti-inflammatory fatty acid amide signaling molecule palmitoylethanolamide, in mice subjected to experimental colitis. Additionally, to clarify whether the protective action of adelmidrol is dependent on the activation of peroxisome proliferator-activated receptors (PPARs), we investigated the effects of a PPARγ antagonist, GW9662, on adelmidrol action...
November 2016: Molecular Pharmacology
Dimitra Zagoura, David Canovas-Jorda, Francesca Pistollato, Susanne Bremer-Hoffmann, Anna Bal-Price
Human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs) are considered as a powerful tool for drug and chemical screening and development of new in vitro testing strategies in the field of toxicology, including neurotoxicity evaluation. These cells are able to expand and efficiently differentiate into different types of neuronal and glial cells as well as peripheral neurons. These human cells-based neuronal models serve as test systems for mechanistic studies on different pathways involved in neurotoxicity. One of the well-known mechanisms that are activated by chemically-induced oxidative stress is the Nrf2 signalling pathway...
September 8, 2016: Neurochemistry International
Deepa Bhartiya, Ambreen Shaikh, Sandhya Anand, Hiren Patel, Sona Kapoor, Kalpana Sriraman, Seema Parte, Sreepoorna Unni
BACKGROUND: Both pluripotent very small embryonic-like stem cells (VSELs) and induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells were reported in 2006. In 2012, a Nobel Prize was awarded for iPS technology whereas even today the very existence of VSELs is not well accepted. The underlying reason is that VSELs exist in low numbers, remain dormant under homeostatic conditions, are very small in size and do not pellet down at 250-280g. The VSELs maintain life-long tissue homeostasis, serve as a backup pool for adult stem cells and are mobilized under stress conditions...
September 10, 2016: Human Reproduction Update
Aarthi V Maganti, Sarah A Tersey, Farooq Syed, Jennifer B Nelson, Stephanie C Colvin, Bernhard Maier, Raghavendra G Mirmira
Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disorder that is characterized by a failure of the unfolded protein response in islet β cells with subsequent endoplasmic reticulum stress and cellular death. Thiazolidinediones are insulin sensitizers that activate the nuclear receptor PPAR-γ and have been shown to partially ameliorate autoimmune type 1 diabetes in humans and non-obese diabetic (NOD) mice. We hypothesized that thiazolidinediones reduce β cell stress and death independently of insulin sensitivity. To test this hypothesis, female NOD mice were administered pioglitazone during the pre-diabetic phase and assessed for insulin sensitivity and β cell function relative to controls...
September 9, 2016: Journal of Biological Chemistry
Changyu Zhou, Jiayu Li, Jiarui Li, Yingchun Wan, Tao Li, Piyong Ma, Yingjian Wang, Haiyan Sang
The aim of the present study was to identify the differentially expressed microRNAs (DEMs) between Lynch syndrome (LS) and the normal colonic (N-C) control samples, predict the target genes (TGs) and analyze the potential functions of the DEMs and TGs. The miRNA expression dataset GSE30454, which included data of 13 LS and 20 N-C tissue samples, was downloaded from the Gene Expression Omnibus. The classical t-test in Linear Models for Microarray Data package was used for DEM identification. TG prediction was performed using 5 databases...
September 2016: Oncology Letters
Taygun Timocin, Mehmet Tahir Husunet, Ebrahim Valipour, Mostafa Norizadeh Tazehkand, Rima Celik, Mehmet Topaktas, Hasan B Ila
Flurbiprofen (FLB) (anti-inflammatory and analgesic drug) and roxithromycin (RXM) (antibiotic) were widely used in world wide. This study deals with investigation of genotoxicity, cytotoxicity, and oxidative stress effects of a particular combination of these drugs in human cultured lymphocytes. Also, DNA damaging-protective effects of combination of these drugs were analyzed on plasmid DNA. Human lymphocytes were treated with different concentrations (FLB + RXM; 10 μg/mL + 25 μg/mL, 15 μg/mL + 50 μg/mL, and 20 μg/mL + 100 μg/mL) of the drugs following by study of their genotoxic and cytotoxic effects by analysis of cytokinesis-block micronucleus test and nuclear division index, respectively...
September 6, 2016: Drug and Chemical Toxicology
Zhenyu Wang, Huiyuan Zhang, Minghao Shi, Yang Yu, Hao Wang, Wen-Ming Cao, Yanling Zhao, Hong Zhang
Doxorubicin (Dox, Adriamycin) has been widely used in breast cancer treatment. But its severe cardio-toxic side effects limited the clinical use. Dox treatment can induce DNA damage and other accompanying effects in cancer cells, and subsequently activates nuclear factor κB (NF-κB) pathway which has a strong pro-survival role in different types of malignancy. We hypothesize that blocking NF-κB pathway may sensitize breast cancer cells to Dox chemotherapy. TGFβ-activated kinase-1 (TAK1) is a key intracellular molecule participating in genotoxic stresses-induced NF-κB activation...
2016: Scientific Reports
Stavros N Moysidis, Nicole Koulisis, Vivek R Patel, Amir H Kashani, Narsing A Rao, Mark S Humayun, Damien C Rodger
PURPOSE: To describe a case of small retinal vessel vasculopathy postvaccination. METHODS: We report the case of a 41-year-old white man who presented with a "second blind spot," describing a nasal scotoma in the right eye that started 4 days after vaccinations against Neisseria meningitidis and the yellow fever virus, and after a 2-month period of high stress and decreased sleep. Clinical examination, Humphrey visual field testing, and multimodal imaging with fundus photographs, autofluorescence, fluorescein angiography, and spectral domain optical coherence tomography and angiography were performed...
September 2, 2016: Retinal Cases & Brief Reports
Zhilin Yuan, Irina S Druzhinina, Jessy Labbé, Regina Redman, Yuan Qin, Russell Rodriguez, Chulong Zhang, Gerald A Tuskan, Fucheng Lin
Root microbiota is a crucial determinant of plant productivity and stress tolerance. Here, we hypothesize that the superior halo-tolerance of seepweed Suaeda salsa is tightly linked to a specialized belowground microbiome. To test this hypothesis, we performed a phylogenetic trait-based framework analysis based on bacterial 16S rRNA gene and fungal nuclear rRNA internal transcribed spacer profiling. Data showed that the dominant α-proteobacteria and γ-proteobacteria communities in bulk soil and root endosphere tend to be phylogenetically clustered and at the same time exhibit phylogenetic over-dispersion in rhizosphere...
2016: Scientific Reports
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